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Post by Great Plains » December 20th, 2008, 11:42 pm

Claire wrote:Well, here's a first -- we're being sold on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/shops/audiobook-delight

Unless I was the last one to know... :oops:
Would I still get free SuperSaver shipping with this item?
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Post by Starlite » December 21st, 2008, 3:28 am

catchpenny wrote:Dang. I don't see my recording. How insulting. I shall pedal it myself and retire on the proceeds.
Click on the images. They have listings of all the stories on each individual CD. There are a total of 4 of my solos on the first disk!! :oops:

Hmm it looks like all the disks (collections) are the same content just listed differently to attract customers.

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Post by Cori » December 21st, 2008, 4:02 am

They spelt the title of my contribution wrong! It should be "Freindship". I want a refund.

And by the look of the feedback, at least two sold, mebbe. Interesting.
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Post by Bead Krazy Dawn » December 22nd, 2008, 11:25 am

My solo is on there too. I think it's great that we get credit on these for the reading we do. It's good publicity for LV and that's the best part. Putting all those together and selling them was a job for sure. Dawn
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Post by Claire » December 22nd, 2008, 9:06 pm

Two of my solos are on these. I wonder if the seller only used solo projects?

Esther is right -- the 'collections' are all the same -- just given different names. Dawn, have you tried looking yourself up on Amazon? Anyone named as a narrator has their works come up looking like individual CDs until you take a closer look. :)

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Post by Bead Krazy Dawn » December 23rd, 2008, 12:04 pm

No, I never have bothered to look. Maybe I should. I did finally look at archive to see how many were downloaded. It was fun to see how many people enjoy a book that's free because someone at LV recorded it.
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Post by Secrets » December 23rd, 2008, 4:18 pm

I know it's public domain, but I'm still left speechless. Can you leave a comment with a link to your original solo recoding, and tout Libravox, using Amazon servers.

What a cheek. How do they sleep at night?

Social enterprise, is for the greater good. If libravox makes every book, poem and speech available for the blind, that is such a force for good.
But to pinch the recordings for the blind and sell them. Well, I'm left without words to articulate this.

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Post by Cloud Mountain » December 23rd, 2008, 5:36 pm

I see the same "guy" has the entire gutenberg.org collection on one DVD. I wonder how that fits in with the 20 pages of small text in the Gutenberg agreement on every one of their textxs.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Project-Gutenberg-Over-9500-Works-DVD-Quality-Product_W0QQitemZ250345982657QQihZ015QQcategoryZ29792QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
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Post by Secrets » December 24th, 2008, 7:13 am

It's less than $10 with free shipping within the US.
Europeans have to pay for shipping too?
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Post by Claire » January 22nd, 2009, 2:45 pm

Well, I hadn't come across this one before. This seller on eBay is selling LibriVox recordings with no mention of LV. That is not too unusual but he's selling for pretty high prices and stating that the recordings are made by "live voice actors." :shock: I know that we have some professionals on here but I'm not one of them and the thought of someone plunking down $20 for one of my solos thinking they're getting a professional is embarrassing. :oops:

I wasn't sure at first if these were our recordings but a little investigating turned up too many coincidences.

http://stores.ebay.com/Epic-Books-on-CD

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Post by Cori » January 22nd, 2009, 2:56 pm

From the feedback ... "audio is done by several readers and less professional" :lol: yup, that's us. What a price they're charging -- and people are paying!!
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Post by Jc » January 22nd, 2009, 3:54 pm

Cori wrote:From the feedback ... "audio is done by several readers and less professional" :lol: yup, that's us.
ROFL!!

Outrageous prices!

"live voice actors", well, aren't we all voice actors of sorts? (As for live, I'm pretty sure we're all alive) He never claimed we were "professional" or even "good" for that matter LOL
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Post by Planish » February 19th, 2009, 8:05 pm

Quite some time ago, I had bought an mp3 CD on eBay, filled with Old Time Radio Science Fiction shows. Later I find that they all came from archive.org . I wasn't all bitter and twisted about it, because it was so cheap.
Cori wrote:From the feedback ... "audio is done by several readers and less professional" :lol: yup, that's us.
"less professional" - Maybe that's partly why Librivox doesn't give us all Dental/Vision Care/Health benefits. Our union's collective bargaining committee sucks. :lol:
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Post by kayray » February 19th, 2009, 9:34 pm

Wow, that's neat :)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GKTXTC

ME ME ME! On Amazon! Holy cow.
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Post by Lucy_k_p » February 20th, 2009, 5:03 am

I found out about Librivox by buying CDs of Mp3s from E-bay. I got 200+ books for £14.99. Personally I appreciated the really low price - I was looking for lots of things to listen to while doing some craft work. I was amazed and pleased I could get so many things so cheaply. Generally the E-bay people keep in the Librivox disclaimer as well.
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