Frequent visitors to our Overdrive site may have noticed a few changes this week. After months of planning, Overdrive has discontinued the much maligned WMA and WMV formats for audiobooks, videos, and music. These restrictive formats previously caused headaches for those of us using Apple or Android mobile devices or Mac computers since they were only compatible with Windows. Overdrive now exclusively offers its full selection of audiobooks and movies in MP3 or streaming mode. These formats are compatible with a much wider range of devices and easier to use!
And while we've got audiobooks on the brain, don't forget to take a look at the great selection of digital audio titles available to stream from Hoopla as well as the many titles you'll find on OneClick Digital (access via our Digital Media page). Many of the titles offered through these platforms are not available from Overdrive and are a great alternative for those of us who just can't get enough audiobooks.
Need some suggestions for what audiobooks to listen to and when? Why not try...
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murukami when you're headed out for a run?
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins while you're riding the train?
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo while you're cleaning the house?
The Science of Skinny by Dee McCaffrey while you're eating an enormous piece of chocolate cake?