Listen to Books On-The-Go!

We’re happy to announce the addition of the Playaway portable audiobook device to the KDL collection!  Half the size of a deck of cards, Playaway makes it easy to listen to a book on the go. And with no tapes or CDs, each unit can hold as little as two or as many as eighty hours of content. Using clearly marked buttons, Playaway gives listeners the ability to easily navigate between chapters and alter the speed of a narrator’s voice. It even has an automatic bookmark feature that remembers where you left off. Additionally, Playaway has a universal headphone jack that works with almost any type of headphone or mobility accessory

The Playaway audio book is portable and easy to use, making it a great way to listen to books anywhere you go. Simply put in a battery, plug in your headphones and listen!

To see a sample of Playaway titles available in our catalog, click HERE (keywords “Playaway Audiobook”).

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7 Responses to “Listen to Books On-The-Go!”

  1. kathryn harris Says:

    What is the cost of the Playaway? Are they available? Thank you for your reply.

  2. edehaan Says:

    In case you have not yet received an answer, the Playaways are available at no cost for a three week lending period. They are available at all 18 of the Kent District Library branch locations although you may want to check the catalog to make sure your local KDL branch has them on the shelf:

    I hope that helps!

  3. Aryanna Says:

    These are wonderful….small, don’t skip in the dvd player, don’t get tangled in your tape payer ….don’t reflect interference from electrical devices nearby….so far this is a winner for me!!!! Thank you KDL

  4. Jody Shine Says:

    We gave one of these a try last week! They are great fun!

  5. Matt Says:

    Are there books here that aren’t available on the other eAudioBook services offered by the library? I like the ability of OverDrive and NetLibrary to transfer audiobooks from my computer to my own MP3 player without having to borrow a physical device. But the Microsoft DRM scheme used with them is confusing and causes the files only to be playable on a limited amount of devices, so this is a nice step to expand digital audiobook distribution. It would be nice to have the catalog available both ways, though. Were devices that could load any audiobook from a catalog looked into? Seems it would be nicer to just have several of these available to borrow at each library and download titles as requested.

  6. Stephanie Says:

    These are soooooooo kool. They are perfect and fun to lisen to. I have placed a hold on like 10 more.

  7. Kimberly Says:

    I love these audiobooks!! They’re great, I can listen to the books while going about my ordinary tasks!