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This is a spreadsheet I just finished compiling of all the free books and titles offered by Audible.

The total amount of links is around 3,700 but there are some duplicates and a few that require secondary subscriptions *cough*romance subscription*cough*. There are plenty of books in there and audible originals.

https://www.audible.com/

https://docs.google.com/spreadshe...1882536844

Enjoy filling your audible libraries.
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Thank you! What an amazing effort 😀
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fyi, to make the sheet cleaner, you can remove everything after "?", including the "?" from every url in that sheet.
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fyi, to make the sheet cleaner, you can remove everything after "?", including the "?" from every url in that sheet.
Thanks! I am working on editing the script to tear everything unnecessary out of each link it finds so it just spits out a two item per row CSV file. I will make sure to have that as part of the script to make it easier to read.

I had to manually edit the list (Find&Replace, not completely manual) to get it down to the current format.
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This is fantastic - thank you OP.


I do have a few comments, that may help others with the data you have compiled.

It appears that between columns B and C you have identified the comma as a delimiter - which means that any book titles that contain a comma have been split into additional columns.

For those who (like me) are going to transfer the entire list into Excel, the following formula may help to recombine these titles. I have placed it in the first column scrolling right that has no data - which for me is column F, and in row 2 - having added a header row:

=IF(C2>0,B2&", "&C2,B2)

For the purists, the '&' character can be used in place of the Excel command 'CONCATENATE' - and is a lot easier to type.

Now this is fine for combining whatever columns B and C say, but it does not cover columns D and E - which also have some text. Enter the 'nested IF' (which gets messy, as you can see below):

=IF(E1>0,B1&", "&C1&", "&D1&", "&E1, IF(D1>0,B1&", "&C1&", "&D1,IF(C1>0,B1&", "&C1,B1)))

This will combine whatever is in columns B, C, D, and E. It has one problem, that I am not going to bother to fix: if there is a cell without text in one of the earlier columns, and then text in a later column, you will get multiple commas between the title text.

An example of this, with columns B, C, D, and E containing, respectively, "Title", nothing, nothing, and "A" is shown in the attachment, since I may be okay with Excel but am terrible with forum markup.

Other than that issue, just fill the formula in every row and it should reconstruct the deconstructed titles. Then, if you are (like me) a completionist, paste the text over the formulae and delete the previous columns B to E... or simply hide those columns.

(You may also identify some duplicates in this process - Excel has a tool for removing these, under the 'Data' tab.)

Thank you OP for an amazing gift.
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Edit: updated the formatting.

I have reviewed the list kindly developed by the OP, and the following sub-list contains items I have so far identified that are more than short podcasts or interviews. It includes short story 'collections' that are not particularly long, and I cannot speak to their 'quality'. I developed this list by filtering by category, and checking 'interesting' names. It is highly unlikely to be complete (e.g. I skipped most live events, which included a bunch of TED talks) - and does not include language instruction. I also omitted Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing, while including some stuff from the Kansas Board of Education. My list, my prejudices. There are also items on the source spreadsheet (e.g. "Meditations for...") that have not been released and whose length is not yet known. They have been omitted.

Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World [audible.com]
The Most Wonderful Tales of the Year: Holiday Memories Written and Performed by our Favorite Narrators [audible.com]
Kansas Board of Education hearings on including alternative teachings to evolution in science classes [audible.com] (Has three other parts, totalling 18 hours of listening pleasure.)
Free: The Future of a Radical Price [audible.com] (Full length book that lives by its name.)
Lock and Key: The Gadwall Incident [audible.com] (Short story prequel to another children's novel.)
The Minefield Girl [audible.com] (Full length memoir about a woman in Gaddafi's Libya - mentioned in another recent SD thread.)
My Soul to Lose [audible.com] (Teen short story, set in 'Soul Screamers' world, registered as "hot damn" on Audible's 'Steamy' rating.)
Encyclical Letter Laudato Si' of the Holy Father Francis: On Care for Our Common Home [audible.com] (The pope's view of the world, in just over four hours. 4.4 stars from 181 ratings!)
Cesar Millan's Guide to Bringing Home a Shelter Dog [audible.com]
The Very First Damned Thing [audible.com] (Short story set in The Chronicles of St Mary's [audible.com] - a time travel fantasy series by Jodi Taylor.)
Christmas Present [audible.com] (Another short story from The Chronicles of St Mary's.)
When a Child is Born [audible.com] (More short stuff from The Chronicles of St Mary's.)
Roman Holiday [audible.com] (Jodi Taylor loves writing short stories set within The Chronicles of St Mary's.)
Ships and Stings and Wedding Rings [audible.com] (Yep, still The Chronicles of St Mary's - she is so good to her readers.)
Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1 [audible.com] (Book one of Yesterday's Gone - contemporary science fiction.)
Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale) [audible.com] (Fantasy.)
The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale) [audible.com] (As above.)
Gabriel: Zero Point [audible.com] (The beginning of a science fiction series.)
Shadow of the Crimson Queen [audible.com] (Appears to be a stand-alone fantasy short story.)
So Long Lollipops [audible.com] (Short story within the Until the End of the World sci-fi series.)
The Jewel of Dantenos [audible.com] (Short story within the Godling Chronicles.)
West Cork [audible.com] (Full length, true crime genre.)
Hidden Falls: Ordinary Secrets episode 1 [audible.com] (Short story starter to a suspense series that has thirteen episodes [audible.com] all of similar 1.5 to 2 hour length - but most not free.)
The Vanishing Game [audible.com] (Suspense short story, published by Jaguar Land Rover USA! It's about a guy with a Land Rover... hmm.)
The Other Son Christmas Bonus [audible.com] (A mini-sequel to a book called The Other... er - something or other.)
Five Short Stories by Women [audible.com] (What it says on the label.)
Gather 'Round the Sound: Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe [audible.com] (They need to be pretty short to fit into 1 hour 12 minutes.)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses [audible.com] (Dangerous Liaisons, read by the stage play cast. It claims to be in English.)
Little Donkey [audible.com] (A Jodi Taylor short story from her Frogmorton Farm [audible.com] fantasy series.)
The Hospital: The First Mountain Man Story [audible.com] (From the Mountain Man [audible.com] series of zombie horror. Of course.)

Most or all of this list is over an hour, and in fact they are largely over two hours. A few are full book length, and I think I have indicated all of those. As the browser of the list can no doubt see, Sci-Fi/Fantasy are the most 'giving' genres here - while Jodi Taylor (who writes the Chronicles of St Mary's) is the most generous of authors.

In developing the list I found this headline [audible.com] (4 minute audio) hilarious, given Hollywood's propensity for turning fact into fiction. There is at least one item on the OP's list that is not free: Complete Guide to Mastering Bitcoin Mining, Trading, and Investing [audible.com] tells me it costs $5.35.

As for the rest of the OP's list, if Audible is your go-to spot for podcasts then the spreadsheet will be a great help. It has a series on climbing Mount Everest, various podcasts interviewing famous people, and all sorts of other stuff. I have focussed in this post on merely identifying - from the OP's list - as many long-form listens as I could. You may get great mileage from all of the short-form content - whether listening to one of the 168 recordings that have Trump in their title, or spending 1 minute listening to a story about Miss Moppet.
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Repped!

Any suggestions for free high rated Sci Fi/Fantasy?
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Any suggestions for free high rated Sci Fi/Fantasy?
Ready Player One ... but it's not in the list :-(
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Thanks OP, that looked like a lot of effort. You saved my mundane commute to work.
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Wonder find. Thanks for the hard work.
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How did you do that? Did you write a script doing this? Thanks.
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How did you do that? Did you write a script doing this? Thanks.
Yep, I am working on improving it so that next time I update it has more details, including description and duration, in the spreadsheet.
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