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The Internet: Sites for downloading audio books

At these sites you can download audio books, radio shows, and eBooks.

Audible.com features more than 50,000 digital titles including novels, magazines, radio shows, and podcasts. Members receive price breaks, and a one-book-per-month subscription costs $15. Nonmembers can download books for $15 to $50 per title.

Overdrive.com partners with libraries nationwide to offer free book downloads to library cardholders. A word of warning: Most books come in the WMA format, which requires devices compatible with Windows XP, such as Samsung’s YP-T8X.

Audiobooksforfree.com has a “generous (if eclectic) selection of free titles.” The catch? Most books in the public domain are “musty classics rather than today’s best-sellers.” Free audio recordings also tend to be low quality; higher-quality versions cost from $5 to $8.

Source: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

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