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Listening to Audiobooks with Amazon (Audible)or Other Paid Subscriptions

Several audiobook subscription services offer cost-effective options for purchasing audiobooks. Here are some of the most notable ones:


1. Audible:

   - Audible, an Amazon company, offers one of the largest collections of audiobooks available for purchase. While it is a subscription service, Audible members receive one credit per month, which can be redeemed for any audiobook, regardless of its price. Additional audiobooks can be purchased at a discount.

   - Cost: Audible offers a variety of membership plans, but the most common is $14.95 per month for one credit. They also offer occasional promotions and discounts for new members.


2. Scribd:

   - Scribd offers a subscription service that includes access to audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, and other written content. While it doesn't offer the latest bestsellers like Audible, it provides a diverse library of content for a flat monthly fee.

   - Cost: Scribd's subscription fee is around $9.99 per month, and it provides unlimited access to its library.



   - is an audiobook platform that supports independent bookstores. Users can purchase audiobooks individually or sign up for a membership, which includes one credit per month that can be used to purchase audiobooks.

   - Cost: membership costs $14.99 per month, and members receive one credit each month, which can be used to purchase any audiobook in their library.


4. Google Play Books:

   - Google Play Books offers audiobooks for purchase, and users can also subscribe to Google Play Books for access to a selection of audiobooks and ebooks.

   - Cost: Prices for audiobooks on Google Play Books vary depending on the title. Subscription prices may vary by region.


5. Chirp:

   - Chirp is an audiobook service that offers limited-time deals on audiobooks, often featuring discounts of up to 95% off the regular price. Users can purchase audiobooks individually at discounted prices.

   - Cost: Audiobook prices on Chirp vary, but they typically range from $0.99 to $4.99.


6. Downpour:

   - Downpour offers a wide selection of audiobooks for purchase, including new releases and bestsellers. They also offer a membership program where members receive credits that can be redeemed for audiobooks at a discounted price.

   - Cost: Downpour's membership costs $12.99 per month and includes one credit, which can be used to purchase any audiobook.


These audiobook subscription services offer varying selections and pricing models, so it's essential to consider your reading preferences and budget when choosing the most cost-effective option for purchasing audiobooks. Additionally, keep an eye out for special promotions and discounts that these services may offer from time to time.


Listening to Audiobooks with Amazon (Audible):


1. Sign Up for Audible Trial:

   - Visit the Audible website or download the Audible app on your device.

   - Sign up for a free trial if you're a new user. Audible often offers a 30-day free trial, which includes one audiobook credit.


2. Browse and Select Audiobooks:

   - After signing up, browse the vast collection of audiobooks available on Audible.

   - Use your free credit to select an audiobook you want to listen to. You can also purchase additional audiobooks if you wish.


3. Download the Audible App:

   - Download the Audible app on your smartphone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play Store.


4. Sign In and Access Your Audiobooks:

   - Sign in to the Audible app using your Audible account credentials.

   - Your selected audiobooks will be available in your library within the Audible app.


5. Listen to Audiobooks:

   - Tap on the audiobook you want to listen to, and then tap "Play" to start listening.

   - You can control playback speed, set bookmarks, and adjust other settings while listening to audiobooks.


6. Cancel or Continue Subscription:

   - If you're not interested in continuing your Audible subscription after the trial period, make sure to cancel it before the trial ends to avoid being charged.

Free Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks:


If you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription, you have access to a selection of ebooks and audiobooks. While Kindle Unlimited is a paid subscription service, Amazon often offers free trials for new users. Here's how to access free audiobooks through Kindle Unlimited:


1. Sign Up for Kindle Unlimited Trial:

   - Visit the Kindle Unlimited page on Amazon's website and sign up for a free trial if you're a new user.


2. Browse Audiobook Selection:

   - Once you have access to Kindle Unlimited, you can browse the selection of audiobooks included in the subscription.


3. Select and Borrow:

   - Choose the audiobooks you want to listen to and borrow them through the Kindle Unlimited service.


4. Access the Audiobooks:

   - You can access borrowed audiobooks through the Kindle app or compatible Kindle devices.

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