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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎12-04-2008

Re: Are there good places to get free audio books?

I dont know about NH or your local library but I know some big cities libraries even offer delivery "Netflix Style" I dont know what the biggest city in NH is but try that library on line.

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SanDisk Guru
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Re: Are there good places to get free audio books?

If it is DRM Crippled I doubt it will work but try it anyhow (If tis free) and see if it works.

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Re: Are there good places to get free audio books?

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@kmoffat wrote:
Just to clear my mind, if I go to the library website and download a drm'd wma file, then transfer it to my Fuse, it will play fine?

Dependent on you properly loading it according to how that library's site works, then "yes."

 

The Fuze plays DRM'd WMAs (and of course unprotected MP3s).

 

You'll have to ensure it is deposited in your player's "Audiobooks" directory in order to get proper resume functioning.

 

OverDrive Media library audiobooks require you to install their OverDrive Media Console PC application. When you download from your library, The OM Console app opens. You also use that app to transfer to the player (and in some intermediate step, click "Advanced Options" which allows you to change the target directory from "\Music" to "\Audiobooks" ).

 

For NetLibrary, the procedure will be different. I don't have access to NetLibrary, so if that's your library's source of audiobooks, you'll have to search these forums for more details, if following your library's instructions didn't work.

Message Edited by jj2me on 01-05-2009 11:17 AM
SanDisk Professor
Posts: 579
Registered: ‎12-02-2008

Re: Are there good places to get free audio books?


@shlurpee wrote:
 I live in a pretty small place, <100,000 ppl and they have 100's if not thousands of books on CD's.
 
Ha.  If you added up the biggest 5 cities in my state it might get to 100,000 people.  Still, mine at pop 15000 has several racks of CD books in the library.
 Emusic.com has a pretty good selection (mp3, no DRM) and you can get one on a free trial before you have to start paying. 

 

SanDisk User
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎11-15-2008

Re: Are there good places to get free audio books?

I believe NetLibrary requires you to use Windows Media Player to sync.  I don't know of any other way to copy in the DRM.  I've tried just dragging and dropping and the DRM doesn't come.
SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎02-05-2009

Re: Are there good places to get free audio books?

I just recently purchased my fuze and love it.  This website sounds like it has alot to offer.  I've been wanting to try the audiobook feature on my fuze and it looks like a good place to start.
SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎10-24-2007

Re: Are there good places to get free audio books?

Overdrive Console works great and you don't even need to use MTP mode.

Netlibrary does require WMP11 to sync the licenses.


Both are available at my public library and all the content is free.

You may sometimes need to wait until a title is "checked back in" by another user.
SanDisk User
Posts: 38
Registered: ‎02-17-2009

Re: Are there good places to get free audio books?

The best free Audiobook place of them all:

 

Podiobooks

 

I hghly reccommend Nathan Lowell's books (all of them) and for a rollicking good ride try J C Hutchin's 7th Son series.

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Posts: 17
Registered: ‎01-04-2009

Re: Are there good places to get free audio books?

Thanks. I grabbed overdrive and am able to download WMA audiobooks from my county library and transfer them to my Fuse. They play fine.
SanDisk Professor
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Registered: ‎08-06-2008

Re: Are there good places to get free audio books?


@BadCam wrote:

The best free Audiobook place of them all:

 

Podiobooks

 

I hghly reccommend Nathan Lowell's books (all of them) and for a rollicking good ride try J C Hutchin's 7th Son series.


 

Thanks for that link.  Looks like some interesting books.