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« on: December 18, 2018, 04:55:17 PM »

Ok, so this idea just occurred to me, as my Earhart is fast approaching and I really need to study. I've got an 8-hour drive to encampment in about a week, and I started wondering why CAP doesn't have audiobooks for the cadet testing material? Especially the leadership books, (I think AE might be a bit too dense and bland for an audiobook). Is it something that's been considered/attempted before? Is it even worth trying to implement? Any input is appreciated  :D
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 05:12:19 PM »

What an interesting idea!

We have not done that, although I suppose an enterprising unit with a cadet with special needs may well have already done so.  Maybe someone will respond and point you to it.



But let me take the idea forward to see how we can make it happen.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 06:11:30 PM »

We have not done that...

Yes you have. Unfortunately, only for the first 5 chapters of the leadership material.

If you go to the Cadet Library, you will find audio downloads for the first 5 chapters. The downloads are broken into separate files for each section, so you can just load them all on your iZunedroid and listen along (at least until you get to chapter 6).
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 06:19:40 PM »

Producing a coherent and tolerable audiobook is no small undertaking, and not just
"reading the text into an MP3".

There's a reason you see the same group of narrators on the major titles - they know how to
speak in a cadence and tone that doesn't make you run for the stop button.

Not saying it's a bad idea, but to be effective needs real production.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2018, 07:00:53 PM »

Yes you have. Unfortunately, only for the first 5 chapters of the leadership material.


You are correct.  I had forgotten about them.

I just listened to a couple and I must agree with Bob, it needs to be more than just reading into an mp3 file. 

I'm going to check to see how many downloads we have had for those files.

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2018, 10:22:12 PM »

National CAC is actually working on an idea just like this, and will have a position paper for NHQ ready soon!
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 06:48:52 PM »

Hey hey, would ya look at that! USAF just announced an auditory enlisted study guide:




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