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Subject: I do not know if this is a book on tape or a CD. Please help.
Date Posted: 3/2/2008 7:37 PM ET
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8 Meditations for Optimum Health - Andrew Weil, MD's speaking voice combined with music that has been created to have specific effects on the nervous system through the use of psychoacoustics.

Music and guided images.

It is a CD that comes in a plastic case and the case is inside a box.

So it is a CD and should be listed on swapaCD.


I feel like a big dummy asking this question.

But it seems more like a book of mediations than a music CD to me.


Marla Maye

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 8:22 PM ET
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It would be considered an Audio CD and can be posted here at PBS. Input the ISBN and it should pop right up.


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Subject: inputting the audio CD
Date Posted: 3/2/2008 9:53 PM ET
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Thanks ladycari!

That was part of my problem, I was unable to input the ISBN.

I will try again.

If that does not work, I will try to list it without the ISBN, I have already done that with some of my books.

I love all of you guys!

Marla Maye

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 10:06 PM ET
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Marla, I sent you a PM.  :)

Subject: got it and replied
Date Posted: 3/2/2008 10:22 PM ET
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Thanks Sheena

Date Posted: 3/2/2008 10:27 PM ET
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A book on tape needs to be a BOOK on tape. If this is not a book being read, but this persons meditations, I think it needs to be on SwapaCD. I recommend you go to live help and ask a tour guide.

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 6:01 AM ET
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This is the first time I've ever really thought about this issue, but it seems like to qualify as an audio book there also needs to be a print version of it somewhere.  If there's not, then it would be a "spoken word" CD to be swapped at SwapACD.

Sort of like the difference between a comedian reading from a recently published book of sketches (an audio book swappable at PBS) versus a comedian simply performing sketches on what used to be known as a "comedy album" (spoken word CD swappable at SwapACD).

Date Posted: 3/3/2008 10:20 PM ET
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This is considered an audio book and is on someone's wishlist.

Date Posted: 3/4/2008 4:37 PM ET
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It doesn't matter that the PBS system thinks it is an audiobook and postable here.  There are A LOT of these in the database that shouldn't be there.

I was the one who asked about a comedian's CDs.  I got an answer from R&R. 

This CD should be posted at SACD, not PBS.

Unless you already sent it to the person who had it wish listed and it doesn't matter any more.