dealsfree audiobook for $0.00

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great deal got a download of holmes anice change to put in my mp3 player since I have gotten so many from woot. GRIN

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It's a great deal but better, check out your local library for digital content. If you live in CT and have a library card, you can go to the CT digital library and check out content for free. http://libraryconnection.lib.overdrive.com/661D1DC8-592A-4E3F-B188-87DB6A9F97B7/10/385/en/default.htm

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I've used audible several times in the past. Always dig them, but I think the free book thing is always/normally available for joining.

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Hooray! A free listen, should make the next 2 workdays fly by! The free book process was crazy simple, and while the selection was limited, it took me a while to choose. Woo and yay!

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Great deal - once you try Audible you'll never use another audio book site. I've been a member for five years - buy a yearly program and then several more books a year. Can't beat the prices - now they download through itunes so it's even easier than it was before.

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This stuff uses DRM, so it doesn't work on linux, and only a limited list of portable devices it would seem :(

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How is this a deal? Audible has always offered at least one free audiobook for new signups.

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Free audiobook will come in handy while driving home for the holidays. Long car ride + 2 little kids = long day without something to listen to. Awesome deal!

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Would be nice for sitting in that Deer stand for hours on end, waiting for that BIG one to show up......

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Audible makes you download and install software to get this. No thanks!

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How easy is it to remove their software? Registry issues?

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I got 5 free audiobooks this weekend...just check if your library has an internet download system. If in Wisconsin, check here at the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium http://dbooks.wplc.info/

Edit: I see cbspauldng beat me to it!

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When I tried it I got 5 free - with my Zen I think. Create deal, good service, liked the books. Never joined though.

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I love audio books, but with the DRM I just can't convince myself to get on board with this.

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Downloaded BookPlayer on the iPhone and all the books have been free...They are old titles that the copyright has expired, but great for hours of listening!

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what a pain - requires DRM headaches.
ie their custom software must be installed, it can only can play on the specific mp3 players they allow, etc

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Used to LOVE audible when I had a Zune... now I just use my phone (Palm Pre) for audio content and there is NO AUDIBLE APPLICATION now. :(

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agreeing with user hamdog here. proprietary? nopers! i'm not really purchasing it either... why woot what's free?

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I'm a big fan of audible, great selection.

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Audible has a great service, but this deal is lukewarm at best as they will typically give a freebie to new users. You can also pickup a free audiobook at eMusic - http://www.emusic.com/audiobook

As for "installing software to work", they also have a plugin for iTunes. For the linux user, if you have a win-box there are some pretty easy DRM "relief" instructions out there. Happy Turkey day.

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DRM is a deal-breaker. With no support for my car's player, (and who knows what devices I might want to use in the future), I can't use this.

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I just downloaded "A Christmas Carol." Gettin' ready for Christmas. :D

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Meh you have to install there Bloatware...

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What a great deal. Lots of books to choose from.

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Great deal!! Audible had a good selection of free books. Thx Woot for the tip.

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Wait...is it free or is it $0.00?

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Thanks for the info I will try this site

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When I went to the website (using the provided link), the offer was for 2 free audiobooks, but it was requiring a credit card. I never found an offer for 1 or more free audiobooks that didn't require a credit card.

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You do need a credit card to get the free books.

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I don't know yet what this is all about, but I'm about to find out!

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The registration site required me to enter a credit card.

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I got my audio book holmes and I stramed the first lisen what a _ Dear Amanda _ LOL

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Just to clear up any confusion, you usually do need a credit card to receive a free download from the site. However, if you click the link to the left of the comments (the one that says "@ audible.com"), you can get a free download from them without giving them your credit card info. Yes, the selection of books is limited, but there are still a good number of books you can choose from.

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@odedg: That's the link I used. I just tried it again with a different email address. On the page where you create your new audible account, at the bottom it asks for credit card information. If you try to create the account without entering your credit card, it doesn't work.

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I am a member and was able to take advantage of this offer, it is not limited to new members only.

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@pinkzest (and anyone else with problems with the link):

If you'd like to reach the site directly, the direct link for the deal is http://www.audible.com/thanksgiving/. For some reason I also had issues with the link at the top of the page, but this one should work for you.

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This is not a deal. They give a free audiobook to new accounts always (may need a code like "twit" or something, but they are easy to find).

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As a writer of ebooks I can say this is a common practise to offer a taste of the merchandise for free, and a good way to try before you buy. It may not be a special deal just for Woot but bringing it to wider attention can't be a bad thing right? I mean, you still get a book for free.

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Ditto on a couple other comments, check with your local library for free downloadable audiobooks. Florida has them too, and although I haven't checked them out, it sounds like they're just regular mp3 files because they say you can download them to your favorite portable player.

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They DO ask for a credit card....

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If you don't mind amateur readers (although some of the volunteers are professionals), try librivox.org This site is only good for books in the public domain, (those published before 1923 in the U.S.) but there are lots to choose from. Even the same book by different readers if you find you don't like a particular reader or readers.