As a book lover, I’ve been using Audible for a couple of years now and never thought to actually write about it but I’ve recently been talking about it a lot to friends and thought I’d share my view. Please note that this post will contain affiliate links which means should you choose to sign up to this service I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.
What Is Audible?
Audible is an audio book service provided by Amazon. You can listen on a laptop or through the free app on Android, App Store and on Kindle. You can sign up through Amazon or through the Audible website. Your Audible log on is usually the same as your Amazon log on.
How much does Audible cost?
As a new user you can sign up for a free 30 day trial. You can then continue to subscribe for £7.99 a month. This buys you one credit which will buy you any one book. I personally thing this is excellent value for money considering most of the books available are over £15. This gets you one book a month, but if you choose to you can sometimes buy extra credits for more audio books or just pay the cost of the audio book with cash.
How do you cancel Audible?
You can cancel at anytime and any books you have purchased with credits or received for free you will be able to keep forever. You can even just sign up and get the free book with the 30 day trial, just make a note of the date you signed up and cancel within one month.
How many devices can you have it on?
I have used Audible on my laptop, my kindle and both mine and my partners phone. Once an audio book is downloaded from the account, it remains on the device until deleted. So you can have several audio books on one device from other accounts.
What books are available on Audible?
I have found a great range of books available on the service including old favourites and many best sellers. Audible has introduced me to knew authors thanks to the recommendations. There are some fantastic series like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. I really love listening to Miranda Hart’s books on there which are read by her and really do make me laugh when listening in. There’s books for children too like the How to Train Your Dragon series which my six year old daughter absolutely loves.
I think Audible is a great service and well worth the money. I would really recommend taking advantage of the three 30 day trial and getting the first book for free.
If you decide to sign up to Audible – you can do so by clicking the ad below, which will earn me a small commission at no extra cost to you, or you can sign up direct through Amazon and start a free, 30 day trial, get yourself a free book and even cancel before the 30 days is up and KEEP your audio book at no cost.