Friday, August 1, 2008

Free Audiobook podcasts

So I was reading The Stranger and I saw a post on the Slog about Scott Sigler's book "Infected". The reviewer said the book was horrible. As I read on I saw that Scott Sigler had his books available for downloading as a podcast. I'm always looking for new ways to use my iPod, so I plugged his name into google and headed to his website. From there I went to his iTunes page.

I headed to iTunes and started downloading. When looking at Scott's site I saw that when finished his books are available at Podiobooks. They have over 200 hundred books for download, all of which are free.

So far I have only listened to the first chapter of "Infected", but it seems like it might be a good way to pass the time on a plane ride, or in the morning and afternoon commute. It isn't very good, but when someone else is reading it doesn't seem as bad to me, I agreed with the reviewer from the Stranger that the writing was full of cliches, but I like the bad with the good sometimes. Plus he offers it for free, and I can listen to it on the iPod, so it can't be that bad.


ndixon said...

I am pleased to see you have discovered the world of free, independent audio books available as podcssts. There is a growing selection out there (mine being one of them at TableRappers: Persistent Spirit) and a wide range of quality, of course. But we are all enjoying growing audiences as people discover that just because something is free does not mean it has no value. I hope you enjoy Scott's work.

Evo Terra said...

And if you find it's not for you, it's not like you're out precious cash. That's a big part of the philosophy of podcast novelists. Give it a shot and if you like it, great. If not, hundreds more are available. :)

mthead said...

I enjoyed his work very much. I'm going to listen to another of his books on the way back home tonight. I thought the quality of his reading makes it very easy to listen to. I think its great that new authors are using technology to expand their audience.