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New Year's Edition: 2005 in Review +
New "Ear's" Resolutions + The Top Ten Podcast Episodes of 2005

2005 in Review

Wow, what a year it has been! It's kind of hard to believe that LearnOutLoud wasn't even around a year ago this time (we officially launched back in late January 2005). Less than 12 months later our Catalog has over 10,000 titles, we're getting thousands of visits a day to LearnOutLoud.com and our membership has doubled in the last two months. And while we'll take a part of the credit we also want to recognize all of you who have been telling people about LearnOutLoud, blogging about us, etc.

It has been a tremendous year and we wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who've subscribed to our newsletter, visited our site and purchased audio books from us. We've got a lot in store for 2006 and are excited to show you what we've been working so hard on these last couple of months. Our goal is to do our best to serve you. So to that end please keep letting us know what you would like to see. What can we provide to you that will make your commute/workout/etc. more enjoyable? What else would you like to see on our site? Send an e-mail to suggestions@learnoutloud.com and we'll do everything in our power to make your requests happen.

New "Ear's" Resolutions

Have you made your New Ear's Resolutions yet? Yup, that was an intentional misspelling. A New Ear's Resolution is a resolution to change the things you listen to in the coming year. Here's an example:

9. Learn a language this year - Learning a foreign language used to be a lot more difficult than it is now. You used to have to go to expensive classes or try to learn from boring books which aren't all that great at teaching language anyway. All that's changed. There are a number of great companies like Pimsleur and Rosetta Stone who are producing excellent foreign language courses. You can throw these in on your way to work and absorb a ton during your commute. It might not be enough to achieve fluency but you'll get pretty darn close. Not a bad way to spend your drive time...

We've got nine more New Ear's Resolutions for you. Check out the full article here:

Ten New Ear's Resolutions for 2006

J. R. R. Tolkien Audio Resource Page

Are you a Lord of the Rings fan? Have you always wanted to read some of J. R. R. Tolkien's books but never can find the time? You'll be interested to know that we've recently put up an audio resource page for Tolkien which lists 60 audio books including multiple versions of the Lord of the Rings books and other Tolkien classics like The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. Yesterday (January 3rd) was the anniversary of Tolkien's birth. You can celebrate today by listening to one of his many magicial tales. Visit our Tolkien audio resource page by clicking on the link below:

J. R. R. Tolkien Audio Resource Page

The Top Ten Podcast Episodes of 2005

2005 was an incredible and historic year for podcasting. A year ago viritually no one knew what podcasting was. Now it's one of the hottest things going. There were tens of thousands of new podcasts created this year and hundreds of thousands (if not millions!) of individual episodes. While we certainly haven't listened to everything here at LearnOutLoud we have listened to a bunch and made our best stab at choosing the 10 best episodes of the year. Here's the list. We hope you enjoy it:

The Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2005

Zaadz (Pre-Beta!) Launches

If you've spent any time in our Free Audio Directory or subscribed to the Zaadz Daily Wisdom Podcast you're probably familiar with Brian Johnson, the CEO of Zaadz, Inc. In addition to creating some great audio content, Brian has been working really hard with the rest of the gang over at Zaadz to launch an amazing social networking site all about changing the world. Although they won't be launching "officially" till the first day of spring, if you're interested in connecting with a ton of really cool people who share a passion for living at their highest potential we would definitely recommend that you check it out. Here's the link:

Zaadz

P.S. Make sure to check out our profiles on Zaadz as well!

Jon's Profile
David's Profile
Seth's Profile

More Titles Under $10

A few more featured titles under $10 from our Sale Section:

The War of the Worlds (1938 Radio Broadcast) (CD or Cassette for $3.49
Slim Forever for Women (CD for $6.99 or Cassette for $8.40)
Meditations for Morning and Evening (CD for $7.67)
100 Ways to Be Happy in Life & Work (Digital Download for $9.99)

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Coming Soon!

So much coming down the pipeline...LearnDirect to launch soon...The Free Audio Book of the Month Club...Video, Video and More Video...

Stay tuned!!!

From all of us here at LearnOutLoud we wish you an incredible 2006. May it be the best year ever.

Sincerely,

The LearnOutLoud.com Staff


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