Does Anyone Listen To Audio Books?

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  1. Kitty Carmel

    Kitty Carmel Well-Known Member
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    I guess this is the right place to ask this.

    I'm considering ordering a book CD. It's read by the author. I'd have a hard time listening to one that wasn't since people would put their own inflections in the reading.

    But anyway, I don't know how they work. Can you stop at each chapter. Are the chapters separated like songs? I tried to research this online and couldn't find an answer.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Ken Anderson

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    I have a few. I have used them driving across country; they work well for that. I have also let them play all night, while in bed, and after playing them through a couple of times, I'll to pretty good idea what the book is about, but not as well as actually reading the book.
     
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  3. Ken Anderson

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    To answer your question though, I don't know if they are arranged just like music CDs; although maybe, since there are chapters. Normally, I played them straight through. Otherwise, I think they remembered my place but I am not sure. It's been awhile.
     
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  4. Babs Hunt

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    If you have a pause button on the CD player it would seem you could stop anywhere you want to @Kitty Carmel and then just undo the pause when you are ready to continue. I do this with my Bible audio CD's. :)
     
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    I have audio on my kindle but don't like the robotic voice so never use it.
     
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  6. Kitty Carmel

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    I was wondering about listening vs reading and how much you remember or pay attention to a audio book since your mind can still wander when listening. When you read, you concentrate on reading more. I think they would be great for long distance driving which I don't do.

    Thanks for your replies, it's helping with my decision.
     
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    I think I posted this somewhere before but my sister and I listened to an audio book on our drive to Florida one time. She was driving so I don't know if she was really able to concentrate on the book being read or not. I was able to though and I did enjoy it. The audio book would have to be on a subject I'm interested in to even get my attention and if I was driving I don't know if it would be such a great idea for me to get to interested in it and not pay attention to the road, etc. :)

    You can always give it a try and see how it works. If you do...let us know how it works out for you. :)
     
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