Audio Books - What are you listening to?

Audio Books - What are you listening to?

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The Spruce Goose

29,018 posts

162 months

Sunday 17th January
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ive heard that hitler book is supposed to be good, ive still got the rise if the third reich to get through first.

Just bought I am cp30,
Rage, a book about Trump.

Might but the Bush AutoBiography to contrast Obama, did look at the Blair one, but thought again.

I find they focus my mind as well in these times..

condor

8,767 posts

215 months

Thursday 8th April
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IroningMan said:
Condor said:
RBdigital
No worries - there are essentially four service providers in the UK and Ireland: for my sins two of them are my responsibility and a third one used to be...

With RBdigital your access to content is determined solely by which library you belong to: you can be physically located anywhere in the world but the app won't use your location to restrict what you can see and borrow or to determine whether you can read/listen to what you've downloaded.

It also won't default to downloading the titles you borrow, however, so if you don't enable 'auto-download' then it will only download enough to keep just in front of your place in the book, and it will only start to do this when you actually open each title: without 'auto-download' in effect it's just streaming - so could it be that although you had borrowed the books the app hadn't actually downloaded them?

Depending on how much use you make of it you may be interested to know that one of the things that's made my 2020 so entertaining has been the decision to sunset RBdigital and roll all its customer libraries worldwide onto the OverDrive platform and with it the Libby app - as of a year ago the two parent businesses share the same owner. The timing will depend on which library service you use, but the migration is already underway for eBooks and eAudio and the whole process is scheduled to be complete by the end of March.
Unfortunately the move over to Libby hasn't been that successful to me, it should be simple - but I'm not recognised when I input library number and PIN. Difficult to get hold of help via the library website/phone number or their facebook page - ( have left them a message).
Checked the FAQ's and no direct libby access to a kindle fire tablet - which is what I have.
Any ideas what I should try next - Ironing Man?

DoctorX

5,429 posts

134 months

Friday 9th April
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Getting my moneys worth from Audible with the complete Sherlock Holmes read by Stephen Fry. At >70 hours, this may take some time but very enjoyable.

The Spruce Goose

29,018 posts

162 months

Friday 9th April
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DoctorX said:
Getting my moneys worth from Audible with the complete Sherlock Holmes read by Stephen Fry. At >70 hours, this may take some time but very enjoyable.
yes i go for long ones, seem great value.


K12beano

20,842 posts

242 months

Friday 9th April
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The Spruce Goose said:
DoctorX said:
Getting my moneys worth from Audible with the complete Sherlock Holmes read by Stephen Fry. At >70 hours, this may take some time but very enjoyable.
yes i go for long ones, seem great value.
Yes - snaffled that too, but yet to start....

toasty

6,345 posts

187 months

Friday 9th April
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K12beano said:
The Spruce Goose said:
DoctorX said:
Getting my moneys worth from Audible with the complete Sherlock Holmes read by Stephen Fry. At >70 hours, this may take some time but very enjoyable.
yes i go for long ones, seem great value.
Yes - snaffled that too, but yet to start....
I’ve listened to all of those now. I remember someone saying Sherlock Holmes was a much better character than the stories. I’d tend to agree. The four main books would’ve been enough for me, the rest was quite forgettable. YMMV

blingybongy

3,019 posts

113 months

Saturday 10th April
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Prodigal Son - the latest Orphan X tale of mayhem.
A typical chip off the old block again narrated by Scott Brick.
Most enjoyable.

toasty

6,345 posts

187 months

Thursday 29th April
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Audible's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman books is pretty good with James McAvoy, Andy Serkis, Riz Ahmed, Samantha Morton and others in the cast.

Trustmeimadoctor

6,979 posts

122 months

Wednesday 26th May
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Nightlord series by garron whited love this series about a guy that gets turned into a vampire then goes to different planners gets a pet mountain and a bronze golum horse

The wife hates it as he goes into detail about land management and drainage biggrin

Seriously it's worth a try

The robin hobb books Fitz and the fool etc also great It's 5 different series that all tie in


Sway

19,361 posts

161 months

Monday 14th June
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Few recommendations from me - avowed audiobook lover here!

the Galaxy Outlaws series

Firefly/Serenity with a dose of magic. Some 90 odd hours of fun and frivolity, amazing character development and a arc progression that hits out of nowhere.

The Horus Heresy

Warhammer/Games Workshop epic space opera. Some 60 odd books...

Some incredible authors, and a universe that is both awful and compelling.

IroningMan

9,824 posts

213 months

Monday 14th June
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condor said:
IroningMan said:
Condor said:
RBdigital
No worries - there are essentially four service providers in the UK and Ireland: for my sins two of them are my responsibility and a third one used to be...

With RBdigital your access to content is determined solely by which library you belong to: you can be physically located anywhere in the world but the app won't use your location to restrict what you can see and borrow or to determine whether you can read/listen to what you've downloaded.

It also won't default to downloading the titles you borrow, however, so if you don't enable 'auto-download' then it will only download enough to keep just in front of your place in the book, and it will only start to do this when you actually open each title: without 'auto-download' in effect it's just streaming - so could it be that although you had borrowed the books the app hadn't actually downloaded them?

Depending on how much use you make of it you may be interested to know that one of the things that's made my 2020 so entertaining has been the decision to sunset RBdigital and roll all its customer libraries worldwide onto the OverDrive platform and with it the Libby app - as of a year ago the two parent businesses share the same owner. The timing will depend on which library service you use, but the migration is already underway for eBooks and eAudio and the whole process is scheduled to be complete by the end of March.
Unfortunately the move over to Libby hasn't been that successful to me, it should be simple - but I'm not recognised when I input library number and PIN. Difficult to get hold of help via the library website/phone number or their facebook page - ( have left them a message).
Checked the FAQ's and no direct libby access to a kindle fire tablet - which is what I have.
Any ideas what I should try next - Ironing Man?
Sorry - I've only just spotted this. Were you able to get things sorted, or is it still a problem?

condor

8,767 posts

215 months

Monday 14th June
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No Problem, thanks for replying smile
I've sort of got it working, in some ways Overdrive is a lot easier than RBdigital to download straight to my kindle Fire - but is more difficult to navigate chapters when you have downloaded a book. Also to renew or return a title - there doesn't seem to be a useful help guide...unless I haven't found it. Libby doesn't seem to be involved at all it's just Overdrive that I seem to be using.

Ortega56

34 posts

36 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Sir Henry 'Chips' Channon diaries - oh my ...

blingybongy

3,019 posts

113 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Hail Mary, the new story from Andy Weir.
Most enjoyable, if you liked The Martian you will this.

Edited by blingybongy on Tuesday 22 June 22:20

Piginapoke

2,082 posts

152 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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blingybongy said:
Hail Mary, the new story from Andy Weir.

Most enjoyable, if you liked The Martiannyou will this.
It’s terrific isn’t it?

blingybongy

3,019 posts

113 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Piginapoke said:
blingybongy said:
Hail Mary, the new story from Andy Weir.

Most enjoyable, if you liked The Martiannyou will this.
It’s terrific isn’t it?
Yes, in fact I prefer it to The Martian.

aparna

542 posts

4 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Midway through Hail Mary, it's great. And learning lots about science whilst I'm at it. I couldn't get going with his second book, but this one takes everything I liked about Martian and turns it up to 11.

I would be interested in any suggestions for similarly educational novels, that deal with specialist knowledge of any kind with similar humour?

DoctorX

5,429 posts

134 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Thanks for the tip, had a spare credit so added to list

(If I ever finish Sherlock bloody Holmes)

biggbn

10,510 posts

187 months

Tuesday 29th June
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Orwell's 'Animal Farm', brilliantly read by Simon Callow but am finding it a bit of a chore. My first audio book so will continue to the end, off to look at Audible and pick something else also

biggbn

10,510 posts

187 months

Friday 2nd July
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Bought Maya Angelou 'I know why the caged bird sings' narrated by her and Mythos narrated by Steven Fry. Gonna give them a go.

Edited by biggbn on Sunday 18th July 15:26