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    I spend my sleepless nights listening to audio books.

    At the moment it is a Sherlock Holmes collection.
    📖 🎧

    I don’t wear headphones though as no one to disturb.


    #2
    I listen to radio dramas and audio books on YouTube. I just wish there was a bigger choice rather than murder and horror. Not exactly encouraging sleep 😳
    when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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      #3
      I use Audible. I can't remember how much the subscription is. The Sherlock Holmes collection is narrated by Stephen Fry,

      I have 14h and 12m left and I am about 90 percent through this one. So it shows how long it is.

      I find with audio books its best to have one character with events revolving around them otherwise its difficult to keep up with all the characters.

      I think one of the best writers for audio books is Lee Child. His books are thrillers, his main character will weave through a story though so that it is easy to follow.

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        #4
        I agree with the too many characters bit. I also wish theyd do it in say 1 hour chunks so if i do fall asleep i can figure out where i got to. I don't have any favourites I like to try a mix of authors and readers. I've just started a freebie book from Amazon. I couldn't even tell you who its by. I just like to read and really dont like to not have a book on the go. I get to the stage where I cant recall what I've listened to or read. Terrible when I get so far and realise I've already done this one. Hate it when I cant recall how it ended. 🤓
        when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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          #5
          I listen to the stories on my phone and the app allows you to put a timer for where you want the narration to stop, therefore you have some idea where to get back to if you sleep. xx

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            #6
            That's a better idea. I might look into that. Funny how I fall asleep while I'm listening and a lot of times I wake up when it stops. It must be a comfort thing. Xx
            when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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              #7
              I do exactly the same thing if I have put it on at about four in the morning.

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                #8
                I like listening to the trondheim train on YouTube which seems to help me. 😴
                when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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                  #9
                  I haven't been much more adventurous than The Archers on BBC Sounds catch up...

                  I do end up with quite a few history videos on YouTube, as the stuff I like is quite listenable, without having to actually watch as well.

                  2020: odd symptoms. Nov 2021: Hand atrophy.. Mar 2022: Second arm atrophy - Confirmed Apr 2022: MND.
                  Also Crohn's Disease from 2005ish. (Hi, I'm Dan in Cheshire)...

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                    #10
                    I was always enjoyed history so I made a list of all the kings and queens and through YouTube I slowly made my way through all of them. Then I wanted to know more about what was going on in the rest of the world at the same time.
                    when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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                      #11
                      One of my favourite Radio programs was Old Harrys Game. Well you never know.

                      I do like your idea about history though Denise. That sounds a plan.

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                        #12
                        I used to have to put Whale sounds on for my oldest to get to sleep.

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                          #13
                          I read ebooks and listen to audiobooks through my local library. All free - just need to download the app and log in.

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                            #14
                            Now that sounds a good idea. Thank you Artie I used to be such a library worm when I was younger

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                              #15
                              I’ve read some really good books since accessing them online, many that I might otherwise not have read. Although I was a keen user of the library before MND stopped me being able to hold physical books, I was more likely to stick to certain genres. Maybe it’s the ease of the whole thing that makes me happy to branch out a bit: no need to walk to the library and carry home a book I might not enjoy or worry about taking books back in time as the app simply removes them at the due date unless they’re renewed.

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