By Steve Evans
I spend a lot of time on my own for my job, driving about 200 miles a day doing deliveries to shops/cafe's etc. If you've ever tried listening to local radio for 8 hours a day 6 days a week, you'll know that it can soon grow very tiresome. So I bought myself a 30gb Video Ipod.
The Ipod is great for listening to your own type of music, and as I wrote in Issue 50 you can put your Mp3 Audio CD's on it as well.
But there comes a time when you've listened to everything you've put on the Ipod and you crave something new. Now you could load up Itunes and buy yourself an audiobook, but at around £15 a time it can soon get very expensive. Another alternative is to sign up to one of those websites that asks for a monthly subscription for 1 or 2 downloads each month, but if like me, your gas/electricity/food etc. has gone up recently then you can't afford a luxury like this.
I was stumbling around the Internet when I came across podiobooks.com
They have a great selection of titles to choose from, which includes history, fantasy, business and history just to mention a few.
I've long been a fan of all things Sci-fi so I thought I'd try one of their novels on there (details in the next article).
Now I'm sure you've tried to listen to some of the "FREE" audiobooks out there read with a computer voice, Yuk!
It's impossible to get into the story when it's read with no feeling and just a long drawn out monolog of noise. So I was quite apprehensive to give one of these a try. Boy! Was I wrong! Because of the quality of the first Podcast novel I've already subscribed to my next.
Read the next article "Crescent Station" to find out how I got on.
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