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Offline Daphne Reading Off The KUF Volume One
03 Apr 2011, 12:26 PM | Post: #11

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RE: How many people here listen to Audio Books?

This post was last modified: 03 Apr 2011 12:39 PM by Daphne.
(03 Apr 2011 06:12 AM)TheKindleWorm Wrote:  Audiobooks definitely have their place. One of my favourites is the unabridged version of Northern Lights (or Golden Compass in US) which is just fab.

I have audio tapes for the BBC radio dramatisation of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass - it was listening to these first that made me go and read the books. Another fantastic BBC radio production.

His Dark Materials BBC Radio Audiobook (Dramatisation)
Offline Margaret Lake Reading Matchmaker 2.0
03 Apr 2011, 02:25 PM | Post: #12

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RE: How many people here listen to Audio Books?

(02 Apr 2011 08:34 PM)Thepuss Wrote:  
(02 Apr 2011 01:01 PM)Margaret Lake Wrote:  Sujay, those old radio programs sound interesting. I'll check it out. I'd love to find the Chicken Man series, but I think that's too new.

Not Sujay.. ThePuss, actually.

Well, Chickenman sounds very interesting and I'll have to try and find some of it to listen to. However, if you are a serious fan then it is available at a price:
Chickenman - On CD

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Yes, I know about the CD's at $129. Way too rich for my blood. Of course, if I didn't buy any books for two months, I could afford them, but I don't know how I can do that. Omg

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26 Apr 2011, 06:26 PM | Post: #13

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RE: How many people here listen to Audio Books?

(03 Apr 2011 09:58 AM)Phil Wrote:  I've been spending most of my evenings for many many years now listening and then later watching podcasts, I've more or less completely given up with main stream TV. I find podcasts much more enjoyable than watching the type of TV that has been being put out in recent times

What podcast do you watch/listen to?

Like you I've just about given up on TV, I mostly watch tech related stuff, and most of that from http://www.twit.tv
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26 Apr 2011, 08:02 PM | Post: #14

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RE: How many people here listen to Audio Books?

(26 Apr 2011 06:26 PM)johnwin Wrote:  What podcast do you watch/listen to?

Like you I've just about given up on TV, I mostly watch tech related stuff, and most of that from http://www.twit.tv

I've just finished doing a BSc in Computing part time at Uni so I used to listen to a lot of programming ones as well as iTunesU computer related courses.

Podcasts I listen to at the moment are
Diggnation, "Another F1 Podcast", FullyCharged, Carpool, Kindle Chronicles
Mac Computer Related Ones - ScreencastsOnline, Mac Power Users, Macbites, Macbreak Weekly, This Week in Tech, Typical Mac User, Mac Roundtable,
Photography Related - The Art of Photography, Typical Shutterbug, This Week in Photography.
Productivity Related - 43 Folders, "Back To Work" (Merlin Mann), David Allen GTD, GTD Virtual Study Group this is a bit annoying at times though.
Macsparky is covering Omnifocus at the moment.
43 Folders and David Allen aren't updated very often these days.

I never have enough time to listen to them all so I just let iTunes download them and then cherry pick the ones I fancy.
Offline johnwin Reading Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
26 Apr 2011, 08:52 PM | Post: #15

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RE: How many people here listen to Audio Books?

@phil,

You and me are running the risk of having a serious bromance!

My top podcast overlap with yours quire a bit.

Diggnation - sometime watch this one but the shouting / general noise levels gets me down a bit (I already have a 10 year old and 5 year old to deal with)
Carpool - love it
Kindle Chronicles - occasional listen. Are there any other kindle podcasts I should know about?
ScreencastsOnline - Don is awesome, he should read audiobooks
Mac Power Users - yep, the Merlin ones are great
Macbreak Weekly - fave podcast of all time, Andy Ihnatko is fantastic
This Week in Tech - yep
Typical Mac User - occasional listen
Mac Roundtable - occasional listen
43 Folders - it was good but Merlin is in GTD denial these days
"Back To Work" (Merlin Mann) - fan-freekin'-tastic
David Allen GTD - yep
GTD Virtual Study Group - the long pauses and people seemingly in the middle of unrelated meetings can be annoying but there is often good stuff in there too.
Macsparky is covering Omnifocus at the moment - hence I wish I could run it at work!

Some others I have include:
Many Radio 4 podcasts - from the News Quiz to the Food Programme
British Mac
Bagel Tech Mac
The Engadget Show
Engadget
Tech News Today
Security Now!
You Look Nice Today (Merlin Mann again) - NOT safe for work / family

Like you I d/load them all then pick and choose.
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26 Apr 2011, 09:13 PM | Post: #16

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RE: How many people here listen to Audio Books?

This post was last modified: 26 Apr 2011 09:15 PM by Phil.
We seem to have very similar tastes Smile

British Mac - occasional
Bagel Tech Mac - with Don Mc & Andy Ihnatko as well. I agree about Andy Ihnatko btw.
Security Now! - occasional
You Look Nice Today (Merlin Mann again) - I'll check that one out. Interesting Guy Merlin.


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Just looked at the Merlin one as I thought it was a new one, I have grabbed this before but he seemed to stop updating.
Offline johnwin Reading Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
26 Apr 2011, 09:17 PM | Post: #17

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RE: How many people here listen to Audio Books?

(26 Apr 2011 09:13 PM)Phil Wrote:  Interesting Guy Merlin.

Yes, though I think he has 'issues' at the moment, for example his recent and very public 'I'm not writing my book anymore' post at 43Folders.com

It's a really great and moving read - link - but not the best way to tell you publisher to 'do one'
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RE: How many people here listen to Audio Books?

(26 Apr 2011 09:17 PM)johnwin Wrote:  
(26 Apr 2011 09:13 PM)Phil Wrote:  Interesting Guy Merlin.

Yes, though I think he has 'issues' at the moment, for example his recent and very public 'I'm not writing my book anymore' post at 43Folders.com

It's a really great and moving read - link - but not the best way to tell you publisher to 'do one'

Yes I read that the other day. Very good post I thought but a little concerning.
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26 Apr 2011, 09:27 PM | Post: #19

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RE: How many people here listen to Audio Books?

I'm sure there will be a book but not sure when or how it will reach the rest of us.

MM seems to pick stuff up and drop it with the skill of a 3 year old child, it's just a case of finding out what he's doing next and enjoying it while it lasts.
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26 Apr 2011, 10:38 PM | Post: #20

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RE: How many people here listen to Audio Books?

New 'Back to Work' podcast today where MM talks about the 'cranking' post

Let's see what he says! http://5by5.tv/b2w/13
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