Podcast Plus: Halloween with Count Audiobookula

Here is the Halloween episode of Talking Audiobooks. This one is a little bit different from anything else I have ever recorded and that made me a bit nervous.

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Podcast Plus: Sale Alert 10/23/2017

When I write a podcast plus it is to tell you something about each episode of the show that I have done. This one is a cross between an explanation of the reasons episodes like this get made in the first place and an explanation of how I make them.


On this Sale Alert episode of Talking Audiobooks I talk the current sale at Audible of audiobooks for kids.

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Win ‘Technically Wrong’ Audiobook and other giveaways!

Hey, the Talking Audiobooks podcast is giving another book away. Thanks to audiobook narrator, once and future guest on the podcast and all around awesome person, Andrea Emmes, we have 3 copies of her latest audiobook to give away.

The book is <a href="https://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/Technically-Wrong-Audiobook/B075Y4VT2Q/&quot; TARGET="_blank"Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech by Sara Wachter-Boettcher. We played an excerpt on this episode.

Click here to enter the giveaway. Winners will receive a U.S. code from Audible.com and the entry deadline is 10/25 at 6:00 PM PT.

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Score up to 10 free Audiobooks this Thanksgiving!

If you would like to win some free audiobooks, of your choice, then this post is for you. On this week’s Talking Audiobooks we announced our Thanksgiving giveaway. This giveaway is so big, we had to announce it before Halloween!

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Win ‘Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling’ Audiobook

The Talking Audiobooks podcast is teaming up with the folks over at Novel Audio to give away 10 copies of the Audiobook version of ‘Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling’ by Jim Ross and Paul O’Brien. This audiobook is narrated by Jim Ross with R. C. Bray.


You can enter the giveaway by clicking here. The deadline to enter is November 6 at 12:00 PM. Worldwide entries are accepted!

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Enter the Audiobooks.com Audiobook Month Giveaway!

The folks at Audiobooks.com are celebrating Audiobook Month with a lot of specials and giveaways. The biggest of these is a monthly giveaway where you can win (among other things) a 32GB iPad, or 1 of 30 yearly gift subscriptions to audiobooks.com and other prizes.

You can enter the giveaway by clicking here. You can enter daily through the entire month of June and gain bonus entries by referring others.

I also suggest you check out this link for all the details on what Audiobooks.com is doing to celebrate June is Audiobook month.


Audible Unveils May 2017 ‘2 for 1’ sale

I’ve been working on getting things ready to take over as the host of the Talking Audiobooks podcast (see my previous post if you don’t know what I’m talking about). Most of what I have been doing has been related to social media but I’ve also spent a lot of time thinking about what exactly I want to do on the show.
One question that I am still debating is how best to talk about sales that companies such as Audible have from time to time. This is an interesting question because unlike other things I might want to discuss on the show, these are more time sensative. A sale may last a few days and so it wouldn’t be helpful to anyone if I did an audio segment talking about a sale but it wasn’t published until the sale was over.
I have some ideas on how to handle this problem but I’m still trying certain things. I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. For now though, and more than likely as things continue, I am still going to write about sales on this blog. Which finally brings me to the point of today’s post. Audible.com is having a 2 for 1 sale for members.

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ChristianAudio.com Free Download: Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Crystal Evans Hurst

Apologies for not getting to this earlier but the monthly free download from ChristianAudio.com is Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Chrystal Evans Hurst. The book is summarized thusly:

In Kingdom Woman, Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be free, delivered, healed, and hopeful. The authors bring insight that encourages women to correct distorted perceptions and understand who they really are in Christ. A kingdom woman is called and empowered to live a life of victory through Christ!

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Free Audiobook Download: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The folks over at Tantor Audio are offering a free download of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. This title is narrated by Lorna Raver and clocks in at an impressive 39 hours and 48 minutes, approximately.


The download is completely free. There is no need to sign up for anything or any other obligation. This will only be available for a limited time, so if you are interested, it is best to act quickly. All you will need is to sign up for a Tantor.com account if you don’t already have one. This is so you will have access to your audiobook library and it is completely free. They offer free downloads on a periodic basis and I always try and post them here. They also offer sales on CDs, MP3 CDs and downloads from time to time. Happy listening!


Budgeting Better

In November of last year, I started thinking about things I would like to accomplish or do differently in 2017. I started to think about the way I was spending money particularly when it came to entertainment related purchases. That is when I decided to cut my cable down to the bare minimum and slash my SiriusXM package down to just the music channels. Those two things alone saved me about $110 a month.

Mind you, I didn’t do it because I was in financial distress or anything. I just felt like I could get more out of the money that I was spending if I did things a little different. So I sat down with a spreadsheet and ran some numbers and came up with a plan for 2017.

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Get 20% Off Your Next Movie or TV Show Purchase or Rental at Vudu

I don’t typically use Vudu to purchase or rent movies or TV shows. I’m more of an Amazon or especially iTunes kind of guy mostly for convenience purposes. However, 20% off your next purchase or rental is too good for even me to pass up.

How exactly does one get 20% off their next purchase or rental at Vudu? It is very easy, simply click here and enter the promo code WWEUNIVERSE.

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Free Audiobook Download: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The folks over at Tantor Audio are offering a free download of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and narrated by Simon Prebble. On an interesting note, at least to me, this book was apparently released on Jan. 18, 2010 which means the anniversary is tomorrow.

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Get ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ for Free

The folks over at Audible are offering you a free audiobook download of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller and Published by Tantor Audio.

All you need to do to claim your free copy is click here and enter the promo code ‘TIDYUP1’.

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Audible Ends Year with Two for One Sale

What better way to end the year with an audible sale? Audible.com is closing out the year with a two books for one credit sale. The books in the sale number over 200 and span a wide variety of genres. You can view all of the books in the sale at this link. If you don’t have a credit, you can purchase one at checkout. The sale runs from now until Dec. 31 at 11:59 PM PT at Audible.com.

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