(Solved) Were can I find Audio Books..

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(Solved) Were can I find Audio Books..

Postby Spud1200 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:31 pm

I'm looking for Audio Books on Linux, Programming, Networking or a good technical overview with detailed information about Computers or Linux and Networking specifically.

Can anyone help on were to find these . I've googled and their is not much and also not much on YT.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Were can I find Audio Books..

Postby kc1di » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:27 am

here's one that I would recommend :https://www.amazon.com/Learn-Linux-in-5-Days/dp/B00VLB3QB2

Here are some others:
http://manybooks.net

Of course it depends a bit on what format you want too.
There are quite a few but most must be purchased.
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Re: Were can I find Audio Books..

Postby Dngrsone » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:46 am

Check out your local library's website and see if they do digital loans. You may be able to find some audible books to borrow that way.
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Re: (Solved) Were can I find Audio Books..

Postby Spud1200 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:02 am

Thanks a lot for your replies. I've signed up to audible.com

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Re: (Solved) Were can I find Audio Books..

Postby phd21 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:29 pm

Hi "Spud1200",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.


"Audible.com" (from Amazon.com) is a great choice.
http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/Linux-for-Beginners-Audiobook/B00LEVN2HW

Here are some others:

FYI or Tip: You can have your computer read books aloud in various formats as well using Text To Speech (TTS) by adding TTS applications in your browsers and or your Linux Mint desktops.

Looking for Linux ebook outloud reader, suggestions please
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=208786&hilit=text+to+speech

"Calibre" is an excellent ebook manager that you might consider installing.



Audiobooks as Easy as ABC
https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/audiobooks-easy-abc

Audiobooks.com
http://www.audiobooks.com/

ProjectGutenberg
https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:The_Audio_Books_Project

librivox-logoLibrivox - free public domain audiobooks
https://librivox.org/

900 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free
http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks


Most of the good music applications can play and manage your podcasts, and there are also stand alone applications as well. There are ways to record them too.

Subscribe And Manage Podcasts Using "gPodder"
https://www.lifewire.com/subscribe-and-manage-podcasts-using-gpodder-4066928

What are some of the best podcasts for learning Linux?
https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-of-the-best-podcasts-for-learning-Linux

Search results for Linux Podcasts
https://www.google.com/search?biw=790&bih=722&q=linux+podcast&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwiHwcDFwpfSAhUmDsAKHWYYDsUQ1QIIdSgF


30 Sites For Legal (and Free) Torrents
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/finding-legal-and-free-torrents.htm

What is the best torrent site for audiobooks?
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-torrent-site-for-audiobooks

Free Computer and Internet Audiobooks and Videos Online
http://www.techsupportalert.com/free-audiobooks-computer

5 Excellent Downloadable eBooks To Teach Yourself Linux
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-downloadable-books-to-teach-yourself-linux/

Hope this helps ...
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Re: (Solved) Were can I find Audio Books..

Postby lmuserx4849 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:33 am

I was blown away by this thread. Great question.

I've used gutenberg, librivox, and archive. I play audio on a SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip. I read and watch on a desktop. So 2010 of me I know, but it works for me :-)

Something that might not be as obvious is youtube and ted. The audio can be stripped out. Multiple ways of doing it, but youtube-dl has an -x | --extract-audio option. And at Ted, when you scroll over the video there is a download option on the right (at least on my screen :-)), you have the option of only downloading the audio.

Here's, "Linus Torvalds: The mind behind Linux" (click on download for the audio only option):
https://www.ted.com/talks/linus_torvald ... hind_linux

GoogleTechTalks (download w/youtube-dl with -x option):
https://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleTechTalks

Search for "linux tutorial X", where "X" is whatever you neeed, at youtube and you'll have a gazillion options.

Podcast-wise, I mostly listen to BBC and Inquiring Minds... technical but not linux specific.
Inquiring Minds: https://soundcloud.com/inquiringminds
Philosphers Arm: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01lyb8 ... /downloads

On the left-hand side of http://distrowatch.com/, there is a list of Linux podcasts, titled "Latest Podcasts".

There's a free Ubuntu magazine, "Full Circle", http://fullcirclemagazine.org/. Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. They have a weekly podcast.


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