I use Ubuntu 12.10 and I am searching for some way to easily, and legally listen to audible.com audiobooks in an external device.
I have an 2008 second generation iPod shuffle (which I gained as a gift, before converting to Linux) and I am having a really bad time in trying to use it in my current system.
I have already tried to use it through iTunes installed in PlayOnLinux, and in a virtual Win7 in VirtualBox (what would be a complete overkill in RAM usage and $$) with no success.
The only thing I really want is some effective and inexpensive way to directly listen to the .aa files (that are sold in audible.com) in an external device. I really would not have any issues buying another device (and would even prefer to, so get off Apple), provided it could directly play those .aa (or, more generally any DRM) files, or is a there an easy and legal way to convert them into mp3/mp4 files.