[BCAB] audiobooks

brajmund2000 at gmail.com brajmund2000 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 17:25:03 GMT 2015


Hello,
While it is a little late, thought about getting text books, and use a speech synthesizer to read it up? It would be much cheaper, but wouldn't be as emotional. 

----- Original Message -----
From: Lee Delaney <leeadelaney at googlemail.com>
To: BCAB Discussion List <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
Date: Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:09 pm
Subject: Re: [BCAB] audiobooks

>
>
> thanks for the responses
> 
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 11:59 AM, Ibrahim Gucukoglu <
> ibrahim_gucukoglu at sent.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi
> >
> > Just to add to what Madleen said here, you can often purchased three
> > credits for £11 or you can renew your annual membership at any time as many
> > times in the years you wish. For instance, if you should need 48 credits,
> > you can renew your annual plan after you have consumed the first 24.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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> > > On 19 Feb 2015, at 11:50, Mann, Madleen <Madleen.Mann at rnib.org.uk>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > If you are thinking about Audible, their Annual plan of 24 credits  will
> > be the cheapest option costing you £109 a year! You can buy additional
> > plans if you need
> > >
> > >
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> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Lee
> > Delaney
> > > Sent: 19 February 2015 11:44
> > > To: BCAB Discussion List
> > > Subject: Re: [BCAB] audiobooks
> > >
> > > As I've looked at Overdrive and see it as being linked to local
> > libraries I
> > > think again about not having a lot of variety and stocking only the
> > biggest
> > > selling books. IS that anyone's expeirence who has tried it?
> > >
> > > I have a monthly plan for 1 credit with audible so was thinking about
> > > either going for talkbing books or upping my audible plan. Looks like
> > > audible is probably the way to go. Having a visual impairment isn't cheap
> > > eh.
> > >
> > > There od seem to be a lot of audiobooks on youtube which is really handy
> > if
> > > you can access it. Given I could go through a load of books in a month if
> > > I'm just listening to them maybe a combination of audible and youtube is
> > > the best
> > >
> > >
> > > On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 9:37 AM, Alan Philpott <
> > alan at aphilpott.demon.co.uk>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> I have never tried the overdrive service because I have never heard a
> > good
> > >> word about it apart from one senior trustee of the organisation who took
> > >> part in the trial.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk]On Behalf Of Léonie
> > >> Watson
> > >> Sent: 19 February 2015 09:24
> > >> To: 'Bcab Discussion List'
> > >> Subject: Re: [BCAB] audiobooks
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I use Audible and the RNIB library. I've just decided to switch back to
> > the
> > >> old-school TBS service though, because I can't abide using the Overdrive
> > >> service.
> > >>
> > >> Léonie.
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> @LeonieWatson Tink.UK Carpe diem
> > >>
> > >>> -----Original Message-----
> > >>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Lee
> > >>> Delaney
> > >>> Sent: 19 February 2015 08:26
> > >>> To: BCAB Discussion List
> > >>> Subject: [BCAB] audiobooks
> > >>>
> > >>> Hello,
> > >>> not sure if this is the right list to use but I was wondering how
> > >> everyone
> > >> gets
> > >>> their audiobooks as I've been subscribing to Audible but need to use
> > mroe
> > >>> audiobooks than I was rather than reading.
> > >>> In terms of the subscriptions lending options like RNIB, calibre etc-
> > >> which give
> > >>> you the best value for money and which have the best variety?
> > >>> I tend to prefer books that are outside of the mainstream and whenever
> > I
> > >>> see Large Print books in a library they are always best seller type
> > >> things
> > >> that I
> > >>> would never read. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just not
> > my
> > >>> taste.
> > >>>
> > >>> So is there a service that has a good selection for a good price?
> > >>> Thanks
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