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Old 05-05-2016, 05:58 PM   #1
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Speed listening app

Rightspeed helps you devour audio books at a terrifying pace

I listen at normal speed, but to each his own!

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Old 05-05-2016, 07:14 PM   #2
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I don't even want to try it.

I sometimes listen at 1.5x, but if I go faster it's too cartoonish. Right now I'm listening to my current audiobook at 1.3x. I keep it at 1.0x when I really like the narrator's voice and pacing.
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There's no way I'd be able to comprehend what someone was saying at the speeds mentioned! However, it's rare I listen at a normal speed. It's always slightly faster.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:05 PM   #4
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If I like the reader's voice or particularly enjoy the writing, I listen at normal speed; otherwise, I increase it a bit to 1.2 or so. If I find myself frustrated with a book and just hoping to get through it, I might increase it up to 1.5 or 1.6 but probably never faster than that. Smart AudioBook goes up to 2.5, which is far faster than I'd ever need.
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:34 AM   #5
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I've never listened to a nonfiction audiobook yet that didn't benefit from bumping up the speed. With fiction, much depends on the reader. John Lee, for example, is excellent but a little draggy. Simon Vance, otoh, keeps things moving. I speed up the first; not the second.

Length of book also is a factor. Just to maintain my interest, I'm going to listen to virtually any book 20 hours or longer, whether fiction or nonfiction, at a faster clip.
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