Monday, January 11, 2010

iPod-compatible eAudiobooks Now Available!

We've got some big news regarding our eAudiobook service. Carmichael Library now has access to hundreds of iPod/iPhone-compatible audio books! Finding out which of our audio books can be played on your iPod is easy. First, you'll need to establish your NetLibrary account. Check out our audio book FAQ page for more information on how to get your account.

Once you've made your way to the NetLibrary website, click the eAudiobooks link on the right-hand side of the screen:

On the screen that follows, click the Format drop box and choose MP3. You're not required to enter a search term if you just want an entire list of iPod-compatible audio books. (As of today, there are over 950 of them available.)

Once you've clicked into a title, you'll get an information screen with download size, playback time, and more information about your book. Follow the on-screen instructions to download your book. If at any time you experience a problem, or if you have a question about our eAudiobook collection, feel free to contact me, Jason Cooper, directly at or (205) 665-6114.

New for January 2010

Here is a small sample of the latest additions to our audio book collection.

Google Speaks: Secrets of the World's Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page
, by Janet Lowe (2009).

Lowe profiles what some call the prototypical 21st-century company, Internet giant Google. In less than 15 years, creators Sergey Brin and Larry Page built what was supposed to be a simple search engine into a megaprofitable operation with over $16 billion in annual revenues.

Every Secret Thing, by Laura Lippman (2009).

Kicked out of a birthday party, 11-year-olds Alice and Ronnie walk home and encounter a baby left in a carriage. Their earnest desire to do a good deed ends tragically, however, and seven years later they are released from "kid prison" to start their lives anew.

Shoptimism: Why the American Consumer Will Keep on Buying No Matter What, by Lee Eisenberg (2009).

Eisenberg investigates the forces that compel Americans to shop till they drop, taking a critical look at an often downplayed aspect of American economic prosperity.

The Julius House, by Charlaine Harris (2010).

In Georgia, former librarian Aurora Teagarden is overjoyed when her new husband, rich and handsome Martin Bartell gives her a house as a wedding present. Intrigued, too, as the house once belonged to a family which simply disappeared. But when she tries to satisfy her curiosity with a bit of snooping, she is nearly killed by an ax-wielding attacker. Which sets her to thinking, whom exactly did she marry?

The Olive Tree: A Personal Journey Through Mediterranean Olive Groves, by Carol Drinkwater (2009).

Drinkwater takes listeners on a magical journey through the Mediterranean basin--across France, Morocco, Algeria, and Sicily--to explore the origins and splendor of the olive tree and the wonders it has produced throughout history.

Happy listening from Carmichael Library!

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