Do you have elderly parents who listen to audiobooks?
My mother is visually impaired, and I would like to get her some kind of audio player so she can listen to audiobooks or music. I'm weighing the pros and cons of various mp3 players or of even just sending her my kids' old portable cd players. Do you have elderly parents that use some kind of audio player? What works for them? My parents have a DVD player -- most will play an audio CD, so that's a consideration too. But a portable device would have some advantages, provided it's simple to use.
The local library has some good stuff on cd and has audiobooks for downloading. My dad is a bit of a technogeek and could download mp3 files for her -- IF I COULD PERSUADE HIM TO USE THE LIBRARY WEBSITE. This rubs up against a social anxiety of his: Libraries are are for "educated people," in his estimation. (Never mind that he has an IQ of 135...) I'm hoping his love of gadgets & computers will overcome his intimidation.
The whole venture is a bit of a gamble, as you can tell!