Reading Marathon.....Binge Listening

@Morleyhunt (19539)
Canada
March 20, 2017 8:52pm CST
A couple of months ago a book was recommended by a fellow Mylotter. When I found out it was available through Overdrive and my local library as an audiobook, I put a hold on the book. The book was added to my account while I was away on vacation. When I arrive home I downloaded it to my iPad to listen at my leisure. Then I realized I now have just ten days to listen to the audiobook. Normally this isn't a big concern...most books I listen to in about four days. This book promises to take a bit longer. On CD this book is on 32 discs that run for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. I've managed to listen to 18 discs and have four days left....can I do it. I am thoroughly enjoying the book.
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@BelleStarr (36918)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Mar 17
Wow that is a long one, good luck with that.
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@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
That is the longest audio book I've had up until this point. I thought the one with 16 discs was long.
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Mar 17
Wow! You still have a way to go. I'd get in some TV dinners to save time cooking. :)
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
TV dinners Aren't an option...I can listen while preparing a meal...it means I will spend a lot of time quilting or sewing and not too much time mylotting.
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Mar 17
@Morleyhunt Oh well - our loss! But only for a while. :)
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@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
@JudyEv I can Mylot for another fifteen minutes this morning. The princess is watching the Aristocats before I need to take her to school.
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@LadyDuck (146729)
• Switzerland
21 Mar 17
You are a bit over halfway, but there are still many CD left to listen, good luck.
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
We're working at it. Then I had company....so an hours listening time was gone....just like that. I had a nice visit with my eldest daughter.
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@LadyDuck (146729)
• Switzerland
21 Mar 17
@Morleyhunt An hour lost listening, but an hour well spent with your daughter.
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
@LadyDuck so true. And this afternoon I spent an hour with my youngest daughter while she helped me sort out the nightmare that my hotmail account was causing me.
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@divalounger (2252)
• United States
21 Mar 17
I assume your book was the Pillars of the Earth--if so, gotta say one of my all time favorites! So your library allows you to download and then listen to it? Our local library doesn't have that capability--at least not yet--
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
That is the book. It is through overdrive that books are available for download. We get them for 14 days and then they automatically return to the library. I can renew but then I'm back to the bottom of the waiting list. I'm loving the book.
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• United States
21 Mar 17
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@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
@divalounger the race is on... 12 CDs to go. I'm over half way.
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@Platespinner (16530)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
21 Mar 17
Thanks for the warning. I have a hold on that particular book myself. I' finished a 45 plus hour audiobook earlier this month. It's one that my second son decided I needed to listen to on the way home from your place last month. Of course it has a sequel as well....one that is over 48 hours long. I can't binge watch, but I don't have too much trouble with binge listening .
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
I can't binge watch.....I feel like Telly from Sesame Street when I do....binge listening is easy...but 36 hours is a lot of book to get through in a short period of time. Visiting dad, having the princess here cuts into my listening time.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
22 Mar 17
@Morleyhunt That book I was listening to took me more than 3 weeks to finish, and that was after listening to 8 hours of it the first day.
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
22 Mar 17
@Platespinner I didn't start on my listening marathon until Thursday. I downloaded after we got home but had to listen to Mathilda first. That one had been on my holds list since August...it dame the first day we were away from home....war and peace also finally came as well...but it isn't working properly so I just returned it and will try to borrow it elsewhere. It's a great way to get a lot of sewing done.
@silvermist (19800)
• India
5 Apr 17
@Morleyhunt Marathon is the correct word.Did you finish it?
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
5 Apr 17
Yes I finished it with two hours to spare. I loved the book. I will borrow it from the library again for a second listen. They have it available and I can keep it for three weeks and renew if need be.
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@silvermist (19800)
• India
6 Apr 17
@Morleyhunt There are some books like that that we love reading a second or third time.Have you read his Eye of the needle?There is also a movie based on the book.
@DianneN (73817)
• United States
24 Mar 17
Pillars of the Earth is one of my most favorite books of all time! I hope you complete it!
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
24 Mar 17
I finished it this afternoon...just in time...I think I had two hours to go before it automatically delete from my iPad. I will be listening to it again. I loved the book. Our local library apparently does have it on CD so then I can take three weeks to listen to it....and if need be I can renew it.
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@DianneN (73817)
• United States
24 Mar 17
@Morleyhunt Glad you finished and loved it!
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@Meramar (2299)
21 Mar 17
It seems to be a big one, but I am sure you will finish listening it in time!
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
I'm certainly going to make a valiant effort to listen to the entire book before the due date.
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@Meramar (2299)
21 Mar 17
@Tampa_girl7 (24886)
• United States
24 Mar 17
Glad you are enjoying it. What's it about ?
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
24 Mar 17
It's an epic story....romance...building a cathedral, religious and political intrigue.....
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@marlina (71190)
• Canada
22 Mar 17
I think you can!
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
22 Mar 17
My daughter found a work around...I have a few extra days.
@JESSY3236 (6039)
• United States
21 Mar 17
I download them to my kindle and I found out by accident that the audiobooks and ebooks are permanent on there until I delete them. I return the books and audiobooks to Overdrive and listen and read them on the kindle as long as I want to.
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
I don't own a kindle, but my daughter the librarian has supplied a work around for me. She has downloaded the last ten discs onto her work computer. Tomorrow morning I'm dropping off my iPad and cable and she will download them onto iTunes for me.
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@dramagirl26 (3366)
• Ringgold, Virginia
21 Mar 17
Sounds like it'd be a good book. Enjoy it :)
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
I'm enjoying the book immensely. As soon as hubby heads back to work I'll be listening again.
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@Juliaacv (28807)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
That is a lot of dedication to complete listening to this book-but I think that you can do it!
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
My daughter has told me we can do a work around if I need to return it before I'm done. Overdrive automatically returns to book when it's due. I'm working valiantly at making sure I'm done the book.
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@andriaperry (46043)
• United States
21 Mar 17
I have not got into listening to the books.
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
21 Mar 17
I found that listening while quilting allowed me to do two of my favourite things at the same time. I can't listen while watching tv....or mylotting....or when there are a lot of people chatting around me.