Audio Books on iTunes - Too Expensive?

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  1. cowboyshootist

    cowboyshootist New Member

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    Anyone else besides me think the audio book prices on iTunes are just a bit high? They look attractive because they are slightly cheaper than the list prices on Audible (where most of the books come from in the first place) but on Audible they always have deals where you can get the books much cheaper.

    I'd like to see Apple do for Audio books what they did for CD Music. Get those prices down! Until then I guess I'll just have to read them myself...LOL
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    First of all, Wrong Section.
    Second, most of the AudioBooks are cheaper than buying the book itself.
    And the ones that don't have equivalent books are still reasonably priced.
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    cowboyshootist New Member

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    Well, I see lots of posts here about ebooks but pardon my noobness if this is the wrong forum.

    Second, you don't seem to know much about book prices. I'll just take the following examples from iTunes

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - $29.95 iTunes, $14.97 Amazon
    The Gatehouse - $29.95 iTunes, $16.79 Amazon
    The Brass Verdict - $23.95 iTunes, $16.19 Amazon
    A Most Wanted Man - $23.95, $16.80 Amazon

    These books are much higher priced on Audible but you can get deals as low as $7.95 if you sign up for a plan. I am sure you can find audio books that are cheaper than the paper version. In the case of new releases the audio books seem excessively priced. Also note that all of these books can be had for $9.99 in the Kindle version which really makes the audio versions way to costly, IMHO.
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    Some are pricey, Some are not. AudioBooks are bound to be more expensive than Paper Books.

    And when I said Wrong Section, I meant Wrong section on THIS Site, You have posted in the iTunes App Store Section, Whereas it Should have been posted HERE, In the iTunes Section.
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    I hate Audiobooks. eBooks on the other hand...

    A book is such a letdown when it is read. That is why I do not buy them (audiobooks).

    About them being expensive I think that is unreasonably so...
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    I sort of felt the same way until I got Terry Pratchett's "Postal". The voice acting is quite good. Not just one monotone narrator. I don't know if it's one actor or several but the voices are well done and add to the atmosphere of the story. That is why I am looking for more audio books but I am not willing to pay $20+. $5-10 is about the range I would be willing to spend.
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    I understood that you meant a different sub-forum on this site. I don't know that it would make sense to go into the iTunes section as the issue isn't iTunes but the cost of items on the iTunes store. I'm not sure where the best place would be to post this. If a moderator happens to see this post please feel free to move to the appropriate discussion group.

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