[BCAB] audible alternative for audio books?

Mobeen Iqbal mobeeniqbal at gmail.com
Fri May 2 14:27:51 BST 2014

Hello Ibrahim.

Many thanks for your comments. I will certainly look at maxum audio 
converter, at least there is a way of doing the conversion. do you have 
to have itunes installed to use maxum converter?

all the best,


On 01/05/2014 22:03, Ibrahim Gucukoglu wrote:
> Hi Mo.
> OK, lets tackle your issues one at a time *smile*.
> A little while ago, Audible started using your Amazon account as a 
> login. You need to merge your Audible account with your Amazon account 
> in order to access your titles, I believe that when you next try 
> logging in to your Audible account you will be asked to merge your 
> account details with your Amazon account.  Audible will have a record 
> and download history for your titles, if you have any of the original 
> account details like an email address used with your Audible account 
> then customer services should be able to help you, their telephone 
> number is 0800 496 2455.
> I have used a tool for conversion called Macsome Audio Book Convertor 
> which isn't bad, it uses iTunes to directly digitally dub your Audible 
> books at 5X speed though it does have a bad habit of curtailing audio 
> book conversions if you try to cue too many books for conversion, I 
> have needlessly to say reported this to the developers but I haven't 
> seen major improvement in subsequent releases with getting this issue 
> fixed.  Alternatives are Sound Taxi and Tune byte though I personally 
> use Macsome.
> Finally, there is no real alternative to Audible, they've got the 
> market pretty much tied up.  There are a handful of independent 
> companies like Big Finish productions, but they only sell their own 
> titles.
> All the best, Ibrahim.
> -----Original Message----- From: Mobeen Iqbal
> Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2014 9:52 PM
> To: BCAB Discussion List
> Subject: [BCAB] audible alternative for audio books?
> Hello Everyone.
> I have been a member of audible for many years now. when i was on XP, i
> used to convert my audible books to MP3 to listen on my MP3 player. this
> has worked very well if i didn't have an audible device to hand and i
> wanted to listen to an audio book. however, ever since they got taken
> over by amazon and usernames and passwords changed, i can no longer
> access my history for all the titles i have spent the last 6 years
> pourchasing from them, and even if i could i can't convert the books as
> i am primarily using windows7 and linux. in short, does anyone have any
> other source of downloadable audio books? i don't mind paying as long as
> there is a decent selection hopefully comparable to audibles. audiogo
> was an excellent site but they've now gone in to administration. i just
> wish audible weren't so iffy and that they hadn't deleted every book i'd
> ever bought from them without my consent... the only thing that will
> make me stay with them is if i can convert books using windows7 as and
> when i need to. as i'm paying for a book i should be able to if i don't
> want to take a kindle to listen to books and just want to carry a small
> discreet mp3 player. from what i've read this can't be done, but any
> comments welcome on or off list.
> many thanks in advance,
> Mo.

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