If you import your own audiobook CD's they will not be recognised as itunes audio books, just as a normal CD. However you can convert them to being audiobooks with all the advantages of them.
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A very interesting read -- thank you.
It does entail a lot of work though and conversion to a non mp3 format. Why does Apple have to make things so unneccessarily complicated?
The article just confirmed another reason why I hate iTunes.
I have listened to some Audible audio books and to me they sound too thin as if the sound is coming out of a tin can.
A simple drag and drop player does not need special tags and will play hundreds of files according to filename order.