I’ve Become A Big Fan of Amazon’s WhisperSync

I’ve discovered Amazon’s WhisperSync, and I’m in love.
The idea is that you buy an Audible book and a Kindle book — and your device (which can be a computer, iPad, Kindle, etc.) keeps them synchronized.  This allows two wonderful scenarios.

First,  and I’m doing this with Capital in the 21st Century, and it is great, you can read the book and when something comes up that prevents you from reading (driving, doing the dishes, etc.) you just click on the headphones, and it picks up reading to you right from where you left off (ok, from the top of the current page).  When you are done being distracted, push a button and you are back to reading on your own.  Just wonderful.

Second, and the need for this is rare, but reading Ulysses is a perfect example, you can have it read to you while you read along.  It will even turn the pages for you.  This has enormously enhanced both my understanding and my enjoyment of Ulysses.

Thou lost one. All songs on that theme. Yet more Bloom stretched his string. Cruel it seems. Let people get fond of each other: lure them on. Then tear asunder. Death. Explos. Knock on the head. Outtohelloutofthat. Human life. Dignam. Ugh, that rat’s tail wriggling! Five bob I gave. Corpus paradisum. Corncrake croaker: belly like a poisoned pup. Gone. They sing. Forgotten. I too; And one day she with. Leave her: get tired . Suffer then. Snivel. Big spanishy eyes goggling at nothing. Her wavyavyeavyheavyeavyevyevyhair un comb:’ d.

Joyce, James (2014-07-21). Ulysses (Illustrated) (Kindle Locations 5159-5163). . Kindle Edition.

That is a heck of a lot easier to work your way through when it is read to you by a professional reader and you are looking at the page at the same time.


About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
This entry was posted in Opinion, Product Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

11 Responses to I’ve Become A Big Fan of Amazon’s WhisperSync

  1. I feel that is one of the most significant info
    for me. And i’m happy studying your article. However want to remark on few general things, The site
    taste is perfect, the articles is truly great : D. Excellent process, cheers

  2. Its lik you red my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote tthe book in it
    or something. I think that youu could do with a feew pics to drive
    the message home a bit, but instead of that, this iis wonderful
    blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.

  3. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification appeared
    to be on the web the easiest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I definitely get irked while people think about worries that they just don’t
    know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well
    as defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take
    a signal. Will probably be back to get more.

  4. I blog often and I truly appreciate your information. This article has really peaked my interest.
    I’m going to book mark your blog and keep checking for
    new details about once per week. I opted in for your RSS feed
    as well.

  5. Greetings I am so excited I found your web site,
    I really found you by error, while I was searching on Askjeeve for
    something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a incredible post and a all round interesting blog
    (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to
    read through it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the awesome job.

  6. Hi, i believe that i saw you visited my website so i came to go back the desire?.I am attempting to to find things to enhance my site!I assume its good enough
    to make use of a few of your concepts!!

    my web-site … Pier Foundation Repair Denver CO

  7. Amazing things here. I am very satisfied to see your post.
    Thank you a lot and I am looking forward to contact you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  8. Howdy! This post couldn’t be written any better!

    Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate!
    He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him.

    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  9. google says:

    It’s amazing to pay a visit this web site and reading the views
    of all mates concerning this article, while I am also keen of getting

    Here is my blog :: google

  10. Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely magnificent.
    I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like
    what you are saying and the way in which you say it.
    You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it sensible.
    I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is actually a great website.

  11. beagle dog says:

    You should be a part of a contest for one of the finest sites online.
    I most certainly will highly recommend this web site!

Comments are closed.