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28. CD-PLAYERS 1O1

BESIDES YOUR COMPUTER WHICH CAN PLAY ANY COMPACT DISC FORMAT, THERE IS A UNENDING VARIETY OF COMMERCIALLY SOLD RECORDINGS AND LOTS OF MIX AND MATCH DEVICES ON WHICH THEY CAN BE ENJOYED.

IN ADDITION, THERE ARE SEVERAL POSSIBLE CD-TURNTABLE CONFIGURATIONS:

- HORIZONTAL CD POSITION (TOP LOADING)
- VERTICAL CD POSITION (FRONT OR SIDE LOADING)
- HORIZONTAL CD POSITION (FRONT SLOT LOADING)

FOLLOWING IS WHAT WORKS WITH WHAT:

1. MUSIC COMPACT DISCS...

- CLAMSHELL AUDIO CD PLAYER
- BOOM BOX AUDIO CD PLAYER
- DESKTOP AUDIO CD PLAYER
- TV DVD PLAYER

2. STANDUP-NATURE-EDUCATION COMPACT DISCS...
- CLAM SHELL AUDIO CD PLAYER
- BOOM BOX AUDIO CD PLAYER
- DESKTOP AUDIO CD PLAYER

3. TALKING BOOK AUDIO COMPACT DISCS...
- CLAM SHELL AUDIO CD PLAYER
- BOOM BOX AUDIO CD PLAYER
- DESKTOP AUDIO CD PLAYER

4. TALKING BOOK MP3 COMPACT DISCS...

- BOOM BOX AUDIO & MP3 CD PLAYER
- DESKTOP AUDIO & MP3 CD PLAYER

5. PERSONAL AUDIO AND MP3 COMPACT DISCS...
- BOOM BOX AUDIO & MP3 CD PLAYER, LIMITED BRANDS
- DESKTOP AUDIO AND MP3 CD PLAYER

6. LISTENING STRATEGY

FOR LENGTHY AND DETAILED AUDIO BOOKS, SUCH AS NON-FICTION HISTORIES OR SCIENTIFIC MATERIALS (SEE EXAMPLE BELOW), EXTENDED PLAY PAUSES AND HEARING CERTAIN PORTIONS MORE THEN ONCE CAN BE IMPORTANT:

A. AUTO RESUME

BETTER QUALITY CD-PLAYERS (OVER $ 200) NORMALLY CAN BE TURNED OFF WITH LATER TURN ON AT THE SAME LOCATION ON THE COMPACT DISC

B. REREAD

SOMETIMES YOU WILL THINK - FOR CLARITY I HAVE TO HEAR THAT AGAIN...
- A FACT-FILLED PASSAGE REQUIRES REPLAY
- A TECH TERM NEEDS DEFINING
- A NEW WORD CALLS FOR SPELLING OR PRONUNCIATION HELP

C. PLAYBACK

BETTER QUALITY CD-PLAYERS (OVER $ 200) NORMALLY OFFER A SECOND SET OF REWIND-FORWARD CONTROLS AND THESE PRESS-AND-HOLD SLOW REVERSE MP3-BUTTONS REACT SIMILARLY TO THE WORD-BY-WORD BACKWARDS MOVEMENT IN A AUDIO CASSETTE PLAYER, PLUS, THE NORMAL FAST-FORWARD CONTROL BUTTON PERMITS JUMPING AHEAD FOR A QUICK AUDIO-TRACK OVERVIEW

7. INTERMISSION STRATEGY

AUDIO-CD BOOKS INSTEAD OF MP3-CD BOOKS OFFER THE BENEFIT OF NATURAL LISTENING INTERMISSIONS BETWEEN DISCS

8. IR-CONTROLS

SOME NEWER MAC AND PC COMPUTERS OFFER AN INFRARED REMOTE CONTROL CAPABILITY WHICH INCLUDES THE ABILITY TO SLOWLY REWIND A COMPACT DISC FOR HELPFUL REREADING

9. DAISY CDS

DAISY-FORMATTED (DIGITAL AUDIO INFORMATION SYSTEM) COMPACT DISC TALKING BOOKS USE SPECIAL PLAYERS WITH TIME SELECTED REWINDING (10-SECOND MINIMUM)

FOLLOWING IS THE LISTENING CONTENTS FOR THE COMMERCIALLY RECORDED AUDIO-CD BOOK, SHADOW OF THE SILK ROAD BY COLIN THUBRON. HERE IS A LISTENING OUTLINE FOR THIS 344-PAGE, 2006, 8-MONTH AND 7-THOUSAND MILE JOURNEY FROM CHINA TO THE MEDITERRANEAN OCEAN. THIS NARRATION FOR THE ENGLISH AUTHOR IS DONE BY JONATHAN CABLE WITH AN ENGLISH ACCENT.

• CD #1 = 69 MINUTES
- CHAPTERS 1 AND 2

• CD #2 = 69 MINUTES
- CHAPTERS 2 AND 3

• CD #3 = 71 MINUTES
- CHAPTERS 3 AND 4

• CD #4 = 80 MINUTES
- CHAPTERS 4 AND 5

• CD #5 = 70 MINUTES
- CHAPTERS 5 AND 6

• CD #6 = 75 MINUTES
- CHAPTERS 6 AND 7

• CD #7 = 69 MINUTES
- CHAPTERS 7 AND 8

• CD #8 = 70 MINUTES
- CHAPTERS 8 AND 9

• CD #9 = 69 MINUTES
- CHAPTER 9

• CD #10 = 69 MINUTES
- CHAPTERS 9 AND 10

• CD #11 = 80 MINUTES
- CHAPTERS 10 AND 11

• CD #12 = 71 MINUTES
- CHAPTERS 11 AND 12

FOR REFERENCE, HERE ARE SOME USEFUL STATS...
- AUDIO CD = 74 MINUTES
- MP3 CD = 16 HOURS

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