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#10391  tubemonkey 08-15-2022, 10:28 PM
Audible AU -- Daily Deal -- exp 16 Aug @ 11:59 pm AEST (6:59 am PDT)
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#10392  tubemonkey 08-15-2022, 10:33 PM
Audible UK -- Daily Deal -- exp 16 Aug @ 11:59 pm BST (3:59 pm PDT)
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#10393  tubemonkey 08-16-2022, 06:20 AM
Daily Deals -- exp 16 Aug @ 11:59 pm PT
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#10394  tubemonkey 08-16-2022, 06:40 AM
Alexa US -- Monthly Offer -- exp 13 Oct @ 11:59 pm PT


The Fellowship of the Ring -- FREE -- JRR Tolkien/ Andy Serkis -- 22.6 hrs -- fantasy

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The Lord of the Rings Series (book 1)

This brand-new unabridged audiobook of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic adventure The Lord of the Rings, is read by the BAFTA Award-winning actor, director, and author Andy Serkis.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power - the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord Sauron’s evil dominion. Thus begins J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic tale of adventure, which continues in The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
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Ask, “Alexa, what’s free from Audible?” to find out which top Audible title is free for listening on Alexa this month.
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#10395  sufue 08-16-2022, 06:36 PM
I'm quite inexperienced at audiobooks, but on the way to other things at Kobo US, I noticed that the audiobook for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, which is the excellent first book in Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce historical mystery series, is only $3.99, and that it's discountable. So with my VIP discount, and the discount code "Partners22", it's only $2.15. The audiobook says it's unabridged, and narrated by Jayne Entwistle (???).

Are there any issues I should watch out for on this. (I did buy some abridged audiobooks many years back, without realizing it, but this one definitely says it's unabridged...) Is this sort of pricing typical, or did I just stumble on the one book out of gazillions, or something?

Anyway, I liked the book when I read it, years ago, enough to listen to it again, if there's nothing "too good to be true" about this...

Oh, and here's a link if anyone wants to take a look/buy it themselves: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/the-sweetness-at-the-bottom-of-the-pie-5

TIA for any advice anyone can offer...
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#10396  icedtea 08-16-2022, 08:05 PM
^ It's a publisher sale, not Kobo specific. I believe their audiobooks are only playable on Kobo's android/ios app, or the newer ereaders with audio support (Libra 2, Sage?)

Libro.fm same price - https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9780739384312-the-sweetness-at-the-bottom-of-the-pie

If you care about access to DRM-free files for audio, Libro and Downpour (and possibly still Google Play and maybe a few more) are options.

If you are a heavy amazon user, you might prefer Audible (your amazon login works/ is already integrated there).

If your library uses Hoopla, I'd suggest exploring that too, as they seem audio heavy. The nice thing about Hoopla is that there are no holds, unlike Libby/Overdrive.
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#10397  tubemonkey 08-17-2022, 06:34 AM
Audible UK -- Daily Deal -- exp 17 Aug @ 11:59 pm BST (3:59 pm PDT)
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#10398  tubemonkey 08-17-2022, 06:46 AM
Daily Deals -- exp 17 Aug @ 11:59 pm PT
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#10399  sufue 08-17-2022, 12:02 PM
Thanks so much for the info. In general, I don't like it when I have to use someone's specific app, but OTOH, I already have the Kobo app on my phone to read books, so if the same app does their audiobooks, that's not too bad. Or I may forego my Kobo discounts and get from elsewhere. I do like being able to download DRM-free.

Thanks again

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^ It's a publisher sale, not Kobo specific. I believe their audiobooks are only playable on Kobo's android/ios app, or the newer ereaders with audio support (Libra 2, Sage?)

Libro.fm same price - https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9780739384312-the-sweetness-at-the-bottom-of-the-pie

If you care about access to DRM-free files for audio, Libro and Downpour (and possibly still Google Play and maybe a few more) are options.

If you are a heavy amazon user, you might prefer Audible (your amazon login works/ is already integrated there).

If your library uses Hoopla, I'd suggest exploring that too, as they seem audio heavy. The nice thing about Hoopla is that there are no holds, unlike Libby/Overdrive.
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#10400  tubemonkey 08-17-2022, 12:18 PM
Audible AU -- Daily Deal -- exp 18 Aug @ 11:59 pm AEST (6:59 am PDT)
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