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HHHildegard4
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Post by HHHildegard4 » February 19th, 2008, 10:18 am

Please, can someone advise me on Which/what kind of MP3 Player I should buy to lissten to Books - I am 78 years old and know nothing about all these new Electronics :(
Thank you

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Post by Great Plains » February 19th, 2008, 11:39 am

HHHildegard4 wrote:Please, can someone advise me on Which/what kind of MP3 Player I should buy to lissten to Books - I am 78 years old and know nothing about all these new Electronics :(
Thank you
Go to Target or Wal-Mart and talk to the guy working the electronics section. Just about any $50 MP3 player will work. You can, of course, spend hundreds of dollars, and for the most part, you get what you pay for.

But if you want to listen to audiobooks, you need just any cheap MP3 player. I'd get one with at least 1 gigabyte of memory. And make sure it doesn't "shuffle" the playlist without your consent or you won't be able to listen to the chapters in order. But the electronics guy should be able to help you pick out a good enough player to fit your needs.

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Post by Starlite » February 19th, 2008, 2:35 pm

If you head on over here:

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12222

There is a list of a few that we use. We have been comparing recording quality on them.

Depending on what you want to do, I would recommend the one I have -sansa c150 or 200 as they do not have proprietary software. (I have enough software installed on the computer) It's use is simple - just plug it into the USB outlet in the computer and drap and drop your files in. :D

Mine has 2 gig of memory and that is enough for several books.

Have fun shopping!!

Esther :D
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable
people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by HHHildegard4 » February 19th, 2008, 6:34 pm

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you :o at such a speedy reply
I'll keep you informed on how I'll manage the downloading
from The little old Lady

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Post by Starlite » February 19th, 2008, 6:36 pm

My mom is 82 years old with no computer but just an mp3 player and manages very well with what I give her to listen to. :D

Esther
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable
people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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