Audible books are life-changing.
When I go on long road trips, listening to audible books (previously known as "books on tape") are an essential item. They keep me awake and listening, especially when I'm driving those long, straight stretches of highways in the American west that seem to go on endlessly.
Sometimes I don't want a podcast but just a good old-fashioned novel. When I need such a thing I often turn to places like Audible.com for recent books and pay a small amount of money for the right to download the audible file.
But every so often I want to listen to a book that's a classic--Treasure Island, Catch-22, or The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Is there a simple way to do this? That's the Challenge for this week...
1. Is there a simple way to find free audible versions of classic books? (Such as Treasure Island, Catch-22, or The Return of Sherlock Holmes.) What's your method of finding these?
2. Do you know of a public repository of less common books that would also allow you to download the audio files? (Books like The Autobiography of Mother Jones.)
3. My cousin in Stockholm recommended I listen to a book that she really liked: Män som hatar kvinnor. But I can't find an audio version of that title in English. Can you find one?
This week isn't that hard, but it brings up a couple of good points about searching for something that's not just another web page. See what you can do with this!