I Love Cozy Mysteries, But..

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  1. Denise Happyfeet

    Denise Happyfeet Very Well-Known Member
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    ..I am wondering if anyone knows how to find good audio books? I have a library2go account (with Overdrive) and I can check out lots of books there. Most of my books, well, maybe half and half, come through Barnes and Noble. Nook books are real inexpensive, like 2.99 to maybe 8.99, the latter being the most I've payed.

    So anyway, I like "being read to" LOL!! I realized it is a nice way to go to sleep at times, is to "listen" to a book, instead of read one.

    I was trying to search online for narrators, and will probably continue that route to find some good reviews on people that narrate. A bunch of my fave books by Sue Henry come in audio, but the narrator is awful. She tries to sound like the man in the books, then the woman, etc. It's hoaky.

    Denise
     
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    I've never listened to an audio book, can't even imagine what it's like...maybe I should use that fall asleep at night.
     
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    Yes, I guess the right voice is important.
     
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    I'm still looking, but found a lot of narrators at least. Do you remember ever hearing Garrison Keillor? He did the Lake Wobegon stories??
     
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    I've noticed that my library has quite a few of the audio books. I don't like them, personally, because I want to be engaged with a story, and it never fails that on the few occasions I've tried them, my brain seems to instantly begin shutting down and I drift right off to sleep. I sometimes see advertisements about learning through audio books, and of course the first thing I imagine is me listening to one, and dozing off behind the wheel. I get an email daily about low cost or free Kindle books, from Bookbub, and when I click and go to Amazon, it seems most have an audible version you can select, but they seem to cost an additional $1.95 or more.
     
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    The wife and I listen to them on CDs, in the car, when traveling long distances. Makes the time go by faster, or so it seems.
     
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    I don't listen to audio books, but the big one in the UK is audible.co uk. There is a US site, too, audible.com.
     
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