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#1 of 5 Old 09-15-2010, 09:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 7 year old loves books on tape and I think I would prefer an mp3 player to lugging our huge CD player around. Anyway, about how much should I pay for a decent one that only plays audio? Any good sites for free or cheap books? I have no idea how these things work.
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Check out a similar thread in the Childhood Years:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1262555

iTunes and audible.com have lots of audiobooks. Libraries are a good source too.

The ebook readers (Kindle etc.) may be an option too, if you are looking for reading vs. listening.
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Thank you!
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I love my Sansa Fuze. You can get a refurbished 8G model for around $50 or so. Dh also has one. The Fuze is also expandable with memory cards, which is awesome.
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My nine-year-old saved up her own money and bought a Coby mp3 player for $25. I'm really impressed with it -- color screen, the software is easy to use, and the sound quality is great.

emusic.com has ebooks as well as music, and you can sign up for a free trial (it's based on membership rather htan individual purchases, you buy items with your monthly credits). they have a LOT of titles, including tons of children's classics -- I don't know how good the readers are, though. Her Coby player came with 35 points for free eMusic downloads and a free audiobook, but she hasn't used them yet.
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