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Award-worthy fiction in audio?

I have occasionally enjoyed audiobooks, but it's been hit and miss. My attention isn't 100% with audio, so books that are relatively simple to follow seem best, right? And of course a great reader is crucial. I usually read recent books classified as "literary fiction," and I have a huge to-read list. Which ones should I pick for audio and which should I save for paper? [more inside]
posted by Frenchy67 on Dec 26, 2016 - 12 answers

How do I audiobooks?

I want to start listening to audiobooks on long hikes and drives. Specifically I'd like to start with an unabridged "Lord of the Rings," but eventually others. How do I obtain them as plain mp3s? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Aug 8, 2014 - 17 answers

What audio book would you want if you were stuck in a hospital bed?

Help me pick the perfect audio book to get my friend through hospital awfulness. [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee on Nov 11, 2012 - 17 answers

How do I listen to Audiobooks faster?

How do I listen to Audiobooks faster? So I am an audiobook fanatic. Which means I was happy years ago to find out you coud listen to them 25% sped up using old ipods. That feature went away and then came back. Now Audible.com's iphone app lets you play them at "3x speed" which is in reality only double speed. The weird part is once you listen at that speed it becomes normal which makes me wonder if I can go even faster. Ideas? The fewer number of steps the happier I would be of course.
posted by monkeywithhat on Dec 6, 2011 - 9 answers

I need audiobook recommendations!

I need some new audiobooks! I'm a screen printer and find that listening to an audiobook helps me to focus and get more done during the day and consequently, I get through 3-4 books a week. I'll listen to just about anything (science fiction, biographies, western, you name it), as long as it's engaging but doesn't require too much concentration. I've listed my favorites below. Tell me what you've enjoyed listening to and what I've been missing! [more inside]
posted by emilygraves05 on Jun 11, 2011 - 39 answers

Help me spend my audible audio book credits!

What books are particularly well-suited to the audio book medium? Perhaps even better as audio books than in print? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Mar 14, 2011 - 45 answers

technical music books

Books that all aspiring audio engineers/mixers/producers should own.
posted by hiddenknives on Mar 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Old school children's books with audio?

I'm curious to know anything about some books I had as a child. The books were from the 70's or early 80's and had small phonographic records embedded on the pages. There was an apparatus you would put over the disks that would play the audio.
posted by tresbizzare on Feb 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Are audiobook narrators Joyce Bean and Jane Brown one and the same?

I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Joyce Bean is a favorite narrator of mine. and I am very familiar with her voice. Yesterday I started listening to Dark Curse by Christine Feehan, and there's Joyce Bean's voice saying she is Jane Brown. [more inside]
posted by AllieTessKipp on Feb 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Text and Audible ebook combined?

Is there an ebook system that let's you flip between reading text and listening to the text read to you? [more inside]
posted by wflanagan on Jul 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Help my mother get into MP3s

Looking for a way to get my 60 year old mother into the mp3 generation. My mother is 62 once a hippy now a conservite. Her viewing pleasure on tv include CNN, Greys atonomy, Heroes, and Lost to name a few other things. She is addicted to audio book cassettes (alot of mystery stuff growing up she like murder she wrote but the climate of tv has changed and so has her taste) and i am trying to find her some podcast that might be up her alley (she likes to garden, cook, drink and is a dog and cat lover ) since i am not a 62 year old woman and have no idea what podcast most would find interesting i have decide to consult the hive mind for answers. I am doing this in hopes to get her to abandon the tape format of audio books and move into the digital information age of podcasting i think she might enjoy it more since she typical spends large amounts of time traveling for her job. I think it will be easier and more beneficial in the long run to get her moving on this technology while she is flexible enough to adapt to it.
posted by Rolandkorn on Apr 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Can I request Audio Books?

Is there any service through which I can "request" certain books be made into audio books? (For the handicapped...) [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Feb 24, 2007 - 10 answers

Libraries + Free Audiobook Downloads? Tell me where.

Libraries + Free Audiobook Downloads? Tell me where. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Feb 16, 2006 - 19 answers

seeking sound advice

What's a good book (or online resource) about audio editing for a beginner who is smart and wants in-depth knowledge? I'm working with dialogue mostly -- not music. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 8, 2005 - 5 answers

Where are audio books sold?

Sources for audio books.. What are the major audio book sites to search to see if a book is available in an audio version?
posted by stbalbach on Sep 10, 2004 - 5 answers

Can anyone recommend some good Shakespeare recordings (Audiobooks)?

I have an abiding passion for audiobooks (concomitant with my hour or so of daily commuting), and it occurs to me that this would be an ideal way to get over my general Shakespearean illiteracy. Can anyone recommend some good Shakespeare recordings? The more compelling the recommendation, the better.
posted by blueshammer on Aug 4, 2004 - 10 answers

What fictional public domain book would be good for a voice-actress to do?

I'm thinking of producing an unabridged audio book (more for the experience than for money). I have a wonderful voice-actress who is up for it. Now I need to choose a book. I'd like it to be fiction and something in public domain (i.e. a classic). What would you like to hear that hasn't been recorded already (or that's been done badly)?
posted by grumblebee on Feb 4, 2004 - 13 answers

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