Daily Archives: 12/05/2012
Audible was showing a $10 credit for something, no idea where that came from (crossed over from Amazon?) so I figured I should spend it. I tried looking for low cost books. They used to have a category for that but it’s gone.
On a whim, I tried a search by keyword for “books under $5” and lo! I got a crapload of them. Most were radio shows or excerpts (teasers) but I was able to filter them out by using the “Refine Search Results” in the left column. Picking “audiobook” and choosing a length over an hour filtered out most of them.
I decided to go a step further. Searching for “free books” got everything with “free” in the title… so I tried “books under $1” and got lots of free books.
Most were crap, but one was Legion, by Brandon Sanderson, the author of the excellent Mistborn series. A well written and well narrated two hour short story, for free. Not bad, eh?
After I finished that, I splurged and spent $5 on Oliver Twist as narrated by Dickens’ great-great-grandson. He is turning out to be a pretty good narrator.
Anyone got other Audible tips to share?