You know you're addicted to LV when...

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Post by Rowland » January 25th, 2010, 4:00 pm

You know you are addicted (or that LibriVox has got its claws into you), when you look through the audio books in the book-store and after searching through a lot of strange titles say to yourself: 'I can find better books to listen to in the LibriVox Catalogue'.

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Post by Nullifidian » January 25th, 2010, 4:27 pm

Rowland wrote:You know you are addicted (or that LibriVox has got its claws into you), when you look through the audio books in the book-store and after searching through a lot of strange titles say to yourself: 'I can find better books to listen to in the LibriVox Catalogue'.

Lars :)
LibriVox must have had its hooks in me for a while, because, ever since I found out about it, I've had that thought about most books I see in audiobook form. :twisted:

Of course, my selection has traditionally been much more limited by the fact that I couldn't afford to pay for audiobooks, so I had to go by what was at the local library. But now that libraries are catching up with the internet, I can download audiobooks via the library computers to my MP3 player. That's a nice feature, but I still like to try LV first for any book plausibly in the public domain. :D

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Post by TriciaG » February 2nd, 2010, 7:56 am

...when you wake up in the morning anxious to check to see if those last one or two sections in 4 different projects you're BC'ing or MC'ing or PL'ing have come in overnight, so that you can FINALLY get the projects off your plate and in the catalog.

Only to find that no, no such luck. :cry:

*sigh*
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Post by CalmDragon » March 12th, 2010, 3:48 am

...when your phone message is "For more information, or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org"

...when your ringtone is "public domain. public domain. public domain..."

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Post by Lucy_k_p » March 12th, 2010, 6:41 am

As I said elsewhere :
You know you're addicted to LV when you're willing to pay money to hear the books, even though you could just get them for free.
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Post by Starlite » March 31st, 2010, 7:17 am

You know you are addicted when:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSLqZbSrnIQ

Esther :)
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Post by KiltedDragon » March 31st, 2010, 11:25 am

Starlite wrote:You know you are addicted when:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSLqZbSrnIQ

Esther :)
LOL that was great! :D
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Post by anna » March 31st, 2010, 9:55 pm

Starlite wrote:You know you are addicted when:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSLqZbSrnIQ

Esther :)

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Post by RuthieG » April 8th, 2010, 5:35 am

... you bite into an innocuous piece of toast and peanut butter, and you suddenly realise with utter horror that one of your front teeth has simply snapped off? :shock:

You feel deep, ghastly gloom at the huge prospective dentist's bill. You can't smile. You can't laugh. Yes, that's bad - very, very bad. :cry:

But worst of all: you can't say F or V without air escaping through the gap and you can SEE the fricatives on the wave form.

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Post by catchpenny » April 8th, 2010, 5:20 pm

RuthieG wrote:... you bite into an innocuous piece of toast and peanut butter, and you suddenly realise with utter horror that one of your front teeth has simply snapped off? :shock:

You feel deep, ghastly gloom at the huge prospective dentist's bill. You can't smile. You can't laugh. Yes, that's bad - very, very bad. :cry:

But worst of all: you can't say F or V without air escaping through the gap and you can SEE the fricatives on the wave form.

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Ruth, I seriously hope it wasn't a live tooth. Ow, that would be painful. Incidentally, I thought Briton had free health care. (Now, if that is any thing like free dogs, that ain't cheap.) Is dental care not covered?
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Post by Jc » April 8th, 2010, 5:29 pm

If UK healthcare is anything like here, it's probably only covered for kids. (here it's for kids up to 10 or 12 yrs old)
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Post by RuthieG » April 9th, 2010, 12:41 am

catchpenny wrote:Is dental care not covered?
Regrettably not. Even if you can find that rare beast, a National Health Service dentist, there are fees to pay (except for under 18s, the elderly, the pregnant and anyone on benefits, which seems to be at least 50% of the population, but not me. :roll: ). And NHS dentistry provides the basics - not the replacement of my quite inimitable smile. :lol: I shall learn the financial damage today.
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Post by pdw » April 12th, 2010, 12:11 am

You know your addicted to Librivox when you scour the catalog to find a book you just read a review of. (Arthur O. Friel's The Pathless Trail)

And you've done this far quite a few books, too!

(Ruthie, sorry about your tooth.)

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Post by markpenfold » June 2nd, 2010, 12:22 am

....when you have no problem skipping meals for days so you can record just...one...more...section.

....when your voicemail message says, "I can't come to the phone right now...or EVER for that matter...I'm recording YET ANOTHER SECTION...just don't even bother!!!! (beeep).

....when you're at work, and you wonder ALL DAY LONG whether that section you THOUGHT you corrected might still have a mistake, and then you phone your manager and tell him that you left the coffee pot on at home by accident when in fact you did no such thing, you lying son of a (beeep)!
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Post by Starlite » June 2nd, 2010, 3:53 am

......when you go away on vacation and bring your recording equipment.... just in case you get some quiet time! ( I just packed my Zoom H2)

Heading 'up north' to Thunder Bay on Friday for 2 weeks. Far away from 'civilization' lol.

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