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Post Posted:: October 20th, 2017, 11:14 am 

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My mother-in-law is gradually losing her eyesight due to macular degeneration. She no longer uses a computer, but does have a talking book player and receives books from the library for the blind in her state. She enjoys the books and appreciates the service a lot, but sometimes wishes more books were available.

There are several LibriVox recordings that I think she would like, but I've only downloaded LibriVox items to an iPad or small MP3 player, which would be impossible for her to use. I would like to download some LibriVox recordings that I think she would enjoy. I don't think this can be done on the type of device that she has. However, I'm wondering if there is any type of MP3 player, CD player, whatever available that I could buy to download books for her, which would have audio instructions for her similar to the machine that she has?

Thank you. :)

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Post Posted:: October 20th, 2017, 11:37 am 
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I guess it would depend on what sort of talking book player your mother has, does it support .mp3, ogg or VBR M3U file formats ? All are available from our catalog at archive.org.

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Post Posted:: October 20th, 2017, 12:43 pm 
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I don't have personal experience but I do know that a member with a mother in a similar situation used to provide her with audio CDs that she either made herself or brought on eBay . CD's of most LV work are available there at a fairly low price.

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