Reading Marathon.....Binge Listening
By Morley Hunt
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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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.
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
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 .
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.
@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.
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.
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.