Sunday, November 22, 2015

Kindle Audio Books On Tape Great Entertainment For Truckers

audio books for truckers
Basically driving a truck is hours of boredom punctuated by moments of shear terror followed by lots more hours of boredom.  What better entertainment then to have books read to you?

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All of this time driving could be spent learning new things, or just transported to a new place and adventure if only in your own mind.

Amazon has a great little program that allows  you to check out books on tape via Kindle, where the book will read itself to you. Actually there are two programs...

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Amazon bought which features in the neighborhood of 180,000 book titles to choose from all whisper sync ready. (which means they will read to you) With Audible you get 1 book a month for free and it is yours to keep. You also get access to 30% discounts on books in their library as well as the fact that there are always sales running.

The cost after the free month is $14.95 billed monthly. Which is pretty cheap entertainment in my world.

The books are downloaded to  your device so you do not have to be connected to wifi to listen, so the long and short of it is that you can listen while you drive.

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The other choice  you have with Amazon is to get the Kindle Unlimited membership.

Kindle Unlimited is electronic book borrowing. While you don't own the book, you can rent ten at a time. If  you want to check out the 11th book  you must return one of the ones you have in your library.  The down side is that Kindle Unlimited only has about 2,500 books that are whisper synced.

Kindle Unlimited will run you $9.99 a month. A little less expensive but if  you are more of a traditional reader this might work well for you. You can start your free membership here.

Any books you pay for with either membership you get to keep even if you cancel your membership.

Which devices work best for Kindle books on tape?

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When we first started trucking our audio books selection was limited to what we could check out from the local library (in our home town) and then we had to make sure to return them. Audio books are a much better option for trucker entertainment these days. Amazon makes it so easy!

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