It probably will not surprise you at all to learn that not everyone who borrows audiobooks from the library bothers to take care of them. End result, of course is that listening to them, ripping them to a hard drive or otherwise trying to actually getting through an entire book without either error or my hair turning the rest of the way grey is simply not possible.
Of course, I do have an audible membership and could possibly buy a number of the books. But since the library has them, I figure why not listen to them on the library’s (and my taxes) dime. Buying them would cost more than a dime and frankly there are not all that many books which are worth listening to more than once.
I don’t think the problem is my CD player. In fact, we have several floating around and I have tried three so far in the attempt to get this particular book to the point where I might possibly be able to listen to the whole thing. Perhaps the most critical disks are the first and last.
So guess which ones seem to be the most damaged? At the moment I am on disk 8/12 and 61 minutes into attempting to import it to iTunes. Not the whole book, mind you – just this one disk. Considering that the average disk plays in 45-75 minutes – the scope of the problem should be obvious.
and which CD? Well, the first one to start with won’t load – and it all went down hill from there….