As an English major with a tech job, I feel a little guilty not jumping onto the e-book and Kindle bandwagon. I love books, but I'm just too cheap to justify an e-book reader and too lazy to believe I would use it. Nope, until they find a way to upload books directly to my brain, my format of choice is the audiobook.
Rip audiobook CDs to an iPod
The only problem I have with audiobooks is that they're expensive, especially if you're downloading them online at $15-$25 a pop. To cut expenses, audiobook fans will often stick with CDs--trading them with each other, loaning them from local libraries, or signing up for a subscription service.
But if you've ever tried to transfer a multi-CD audiobook onto an iPod, you've probably run into problems such as chapters playing out of order, mislabeled or missing files, or just a generally messy experience. There's no foolproof way to get a multi-CD audiobook onto an iPod, but there's certainly a few tips and tricks that can make the experience smoother.