Audiobooks While Driving?

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ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Anyone listen to audiobooks while trucking? I'm sure the radio stations get repetitive and boring, and sometimes the CB gets annoying, and silence is only good for so long.

Starcar's Comment
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I really enjoy audio books, and the truck stops carries them, which makes it easier if you run out of your bunch from home. I used a headset while I was driving, so TSB could get his sleep...

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I have easily spent over $8000 on audio books in the last 15 years. Maybe a lot more. I love them and they make the time fly by. You can put a lot of miles behind you while listening to a book on CD.

Just remember covering your ears ,including ear buds in your ear, is illegal and can get ya a ticket because you are cutting off your hearing and can not hear external noises that may warn you of something. You have to be able to hear and respond ,if need be, to warnings like sirens of emergency vehicles or a warning horn from someone else.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Audio books are great. Satellite radio is a must also. I loved satellite radio. It has everything and works everywhere.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Also wanted to add...take advantage of the opportunity to educate yourself. While a good story is great to listen to but you can learn something also. A few years ago I met a driver and still keep in contact with him. He setup a deal with a local community college to listen to class that were recorded for him and to do testing via the internet. He ended up with degrees in Business management and financial development. Not sure about the last one. Truck drivers always complain they dont have they time yet they have time to listen for 10 to 11 hours a day.

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Oh yeah I definitely will be listening to nonfiction. Do some trucks have an aux jack that I can plug my smartphone into so I can stream my audiobooks from the phone to the truck sound system?

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Lol...yes a lot of radios do have the auxiliary plus in BUT you act like you will keep a phone signal good enough to stream. Lol not happening. Best way is either download the books or buy the books before hitting the road.

Another thing to consider is if you get caught messing with your phone ,even if just starting or stopping a book, can get you a $2750.00 for distracted driving.

Minnie Mouse's Comment
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My home town library offers audio book downloads. You just need a library card and you pick your books off of a very large list that they have available online. The download is good for 2 weeks. You don't have to go to the library you "shop" online and no late fees. I put them on my tablet and used an aux cable to send it to my radio in my car. (back when I drove cab)

Tami P.'s Comment
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Thanks for sharing your views for audiobooks. I used audiobooks rarely. But now i will give it a try once again. We can also have some knowledge through audio books.

Junee G.'s Comment
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Yes, listening to audiobooks can relax and also get knowledge. Listening to them when I am driving or running is so nice!! Just suggest some best audiobooks I listen to:Where the Forest Meets the Stars, When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel,Harry Potter, Frankenstein, Call Me by Your Name, Where the Crawdads Sing, Summer of '69. There are some for Thanksgiving:

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