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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mjspike2323, Oct 30, 2004.
hey all....anyone know a good place or software to use to find free audiobooks? thanks
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I know it isn't free, but Audible.com lets you get one book - any book, of any value - per month plus one subscription to any periodical (daily, weekly, monthly) each month for $15/month with an annual subscription - plus you get a decent free MP3 player (or $7.50 off one month's subscription... hmmm... free player? $7.50 off one month? ... advantage: player). The player is no iPod, but it's a nice who-cares-if-it-goes-tossed-around player. To spend $15 a month and get great quality audiobooks and a subscription to some decent periodicals has been, in my experience, worth it. Perhaps something to consider....
I also found this site
Audible.com Marginalizing the Macintosh
Unfortunately the player is NOT Mac compatible for playing Audible.com audio books. I ordered mine the other week and just got it today. It works fine with the Mac OS X but the player does not appear in iTunes and if I manually copy Audible.com books to the player on the desktop the player does not recognize them. I called Audible.com tech support and they said, "We don't support the Macintosh." Call them at 1-888-283-5051 to complain and tell them they should support the Mac with the player.
By the way, the player wasn't "Free". I paid for it with a Premium membership plus $12.95 "shipping". Free would have been $0. It would have been even nicer if it actually worked.