Audiobooks From The Library

Listen to audiobooks! I get them for free from the public library and listen to them as I drive and when I go for my power walks. I "read" about 2-3 books weekly using this method. I have learned to speak Spanish and have learned a great deal about personal finances and investing, which I had no knowledge in. I'm a library addict anyway, getting music CDs and ripping them into my computer (I have over 800 discs now). I also get magazines for free (old issues, of course), but they are all for free and I get ones that I would never subscribe to, but really enjoy anyway.

By George from Allentown, PA

April 13, 20070 found this helpful

I think your frugal idea is great. I will try it this.


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April 13, 20070 found this helpful

I agree I"m also addict to the library, I keep my hold list full of desire items which includes, cookbooks, dvd's(Movies and old TV shows, cd's, and audio books. I also access the wev at the library.

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April 13, 20070 found this helpful

I learned how to use the internet at my library - they give little free lessons, and then you can use their computers. And my favorite place to read magazines for free is a nice laundromat in a local strip mall.

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October 30, 20160 found this helpful

I agree the library is great and cheap or free. I also have to be a poop, because I'm getting older and have attention disorders. NOT all, but some customers can make it hard for us, when they want to chat and let their kids talk loudly. Just wondering if anyone felt the same....mind you I don't say anything because I'm a mother and UNDERSTAND getting the kids out of the house. And parent not able nor have internet. Which is my case now..I use the call phone and run out of data...oh well, just saying

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April 13, 20070 found this helpful

I too love to listen to books on tape when I walk or even at night when I am having trouble sleeping. I find that it makes your walking time go faster esp. since exercise isn't my thing.

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April 19, 20070 found this helpful

I have two big pooches who have to be walked several times a day. I too listen to books on tape from the library while walking them. Our library system has a search engine on line where I can request tapes from other libraries. I love it!

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January 29, 20120 found this helpful

I get audio books from the library too. I used to listen to music in the car but got bored with that so switched to audio books. Now I never get bored and they also keep me alert.

Another thing I used to do when I had trouble getting to sleep is to listen to cd's of waves crashing or thunder storms (the real ones are like a sleeping pill for me!), or I'd set the sleep timer on the TV and watch it or a movie, but I've found that audio books work a lot better. For one thing the cd of nature sounds still allowed my brain to go through all the things that are keeping me awake.

As for the TV or a movie, it is hard not to lay there and watch it. Whereas the audio book I can shut my eyes and still listen but I'm almsot always asleep before the cd is done.

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January 29, 20120 found this helpful

My sentiments, exactly! For me, I want to be in control of what is being piped into my brain at all times, even when I have fallen asleep! I have the KJV of the Bible on cd, something for my brain to focus on that allows me to relax, accept and absorb what I have chosen! Otherwise my brain is popping all over the place like popcorn! I choose to NOT accept into my brain "whatever is coming down the pike!"

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January 30, 20120 found this helpful

Just be careful about ripping cd's. That is an illegal action because it eliminates any profits that the artists would normally get from the sale of their hard work. I know its a common practice to do this just because "everybody does it" doesn't make it right. Even for your own restricted use is still illegal.just be aware that lots of hard work, time, and money has gone into the making of the cd you are listening to.

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January 31, 20120 found this helpful

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This was fantastic information. Loved it and have already visited the library and a worker helped me get set up.

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