[BCAB] audiobooks

Lee Delaney leeadelaney at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 19 17:33:34 GMT 2015


I have a kindle but think it would really take a lot of getting used to to
use the synthesier. Someone also mentioned this also. but I think you're
right in that it does lose the emotion.

On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 5:25 PM, brajmund2000 at gmail.com <
brajmund2000 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> > >
> > > > 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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