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You can rip audiobook cd to mp3 easily as long as you have the DRM Audio Converter for Windows.
this software can convert cd to mp3 with 5X speed and keep lossless quality.
You can just use iTunes to burn CDs to MP3. But if you want to burn streaming music (e.g.Tidal) to MP3, you can try to use this Tidal Music Converter, which is compatible with the latest Tidal app to burn CD from Tidal.