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4.0 out of 5 stars audiobooks don't work KINDLE FIRE HD, October 16, 2012
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I have an account through my public library and am able to download books and audiobooks. The ebooks can be viewed on my Kindle Fire HD but the audiobooks do not work. I am instructed to download to my computer and then transfer to the device but every time I transfer I get an error message saying "the rights for a file are not correct."

This is more than a little frustrating, as I would very much like to be able to listen to audiobooks without having to sit at my desktop computer.

***EDIT*** 11/5/12
There are some audiobooks that do work with this app. I have changed the rating from 3 to 4 stars. I am not sure if there is a way to tell in advance if the audiobooks will work but it appears that some do and some do not.
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Initial post: Nov 12, 2012 8:20:21 AM PST
admiralspock says:
It may be that only MP3 audiobooks work with the Kindle Fire. WMA audiobooks tend to be problematic as they often require Microsoft DRM to work. You should be able to select MP3 or WMA in your library's OverDrive site when you add the item to your cart.

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 9:36:26 AM PST
C. Wood says:
I have odm on my iPad. The book will not download. The message is that my wifi has been connection has been lost. But it has not been lost. Everything else on the tablet works. If I press the ODM icon, the app will not open or only flashes. What is wrong?

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 8:17:54 PM PST
How can this problem be fixed? Very frustrating.

Posted on May 2, 2013 6:43:22 PM PDT
The audiobooks have to be in MP3 format. Overdrive offers MP3 audiobooks and WMA audiobooks. The WMA ones will not play on the Fire.

Posted on May 25, 2013 8:20:46 AM PDT
Same here. I give up. What a waste of time and money!

Posted on May 27, 2013 5:17:58 PM PDT
I also have an account with my library. So far, I'm generally not able to determine how to download books to my Kindle Fire. Some apparently require an Adobe username and password, some seem to require an Amazon username and password (even though I have already signed into the library account). The books from Project Gutenberg seem to work well, but I don't need Overdrive for them. Looked at the OverDrive home page; if I understand correctly, the Kindle Fire is not compatible with WMA files, and may not be compatible with some eBook formats as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 5:12:37 PM PST
T. Pierce says:
Money? The app is free, and so is downloading from the public library.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2014 4:20:38 PM PST
C. Treat says:
There isn't a charge...so I'm confused about how you're out any money?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2014 2:09:35 PM PST
I went to my library & they set it up for me & I have no problem getting audio books or readers on my Kindle HD Fire. Maybe someone could help you with that?
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