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Is it ok to buy the Audio version of a book if its for a Book Club?

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JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 07-Oct-11 14:32:24

Really not keen on the choice for next month, was ok with it until I realised its nearly 700 pages. Will take me forever to read. Would it be ok to buy it on Audible and just listen to it instead?

smileitssunny Fri 07-Oct-11 15:18:00

I don't see why not. In fact, why buy it, why not borrow from your local library? I think you get a different experience by listening rather than reading, but equally valid.
What is the book btw?

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 08-Oct-11 17:54:15

smile thanks for your reply the book is Middlemarch.

GeorgeEliot Sat 08-Oct-11 20:25:49

I think you should read the book - it's great smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 10-Oct-11 12:43:36

Umm you would say that wouldn't you grin.

elkiedee Mon 10-Oct-11 12:48:33

Have a look in your local library, most put their catalogues online now and you might be able to borrow very cheaply.

Don't you have a Kindle or am I mixing you up with someone else who posts about Kindle books? You can probably download a copy free or very cheaply if you have, or if not you could download to your computer and look at the book rather than buying.

elkiedee Mon 10-Oct-11 12:52:06

Yes, it's available in various forms on Kindle including a freebie one which I've already downloaded on mine, though I have a Penguin Modern Classics copy too.

smileitssunny Mon 10-Oct-11 14:07:15

I've got that on my bookshelf. Haven't got around to it yet. Wasn't there a tv series a few years ago?
I only get round to listening to audiobooks in the car. I only take short journeys so generally it's a little disjointed!

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 10-Oct-11 18:20:11

Yes have got a kindle smile. It wasn't getting the book that was the problem, it was me being able to read it before book group. There again if I just spent a bit less time on MN.........grin

bran Mon 10-Oct-11 18:25:46

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bran Mon 10-Oct-11 18:29:30

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JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 11-Oct-11 20:31:36

Thought I could listen whilst doing other, really interesting stuff, like washing up, ironing or driving.

Quite like the idea of listening in my sleep and buying the study notes though grin.

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