How Do Audible Subscriptions Work?

How do audible subscriptions work?

My Audible membership tier is Audible Premium Plus. I've been a member for 5 years- since 2016.

My Premium Plus membership includes:

  • (1) Monthly credit to buy any title from the premium selection
  • Membership privileges, deals, and discounts
  • Plus Catalog- choose from thousands of Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts including exclusive series.
  • Cancel anytime

Below is a Screenshot of my current account membership subscription summary.

How do audible subscriptions work? continued...

My personal audible subscription started because I was interested in reading this fiction romance book, but didn't have time to sit with a paperback-even though I love to hold a book in my hand as I snuggle up on the couch.

I made the decision to give audio books a try.

My choice was Audible. I'd seen several advertisements about the 30- Day free trial. Plus I was familiar with Audible because some of my own books are available in audio format through the audible platform.

I signed up for audible and entered my credit card information with the understanding that after 30 days I would be charged 14.99.

After registering, I got credit to purchase the book that I wanted immediately.

Over the years, I've continued to utilize audible to listen to books when I want the convenience of reading while multitasking.

Here are screenshots of audible membership plans available for audible subscriptions:

Audible Plus 7.95 and Audible Premium Plus 14.95

How do audible subscriptions work available plans...

Print screen above is from Audible Membership Plan Page as of 6/10/2021

Top five frequently asked questions about audio books.

1. Are there free audio books? How do I get them?

In one word: NO. In two words: Not exactly. Depends of the type of audio book you are looking for (downloadable audio book are cheaper than the other types), and the audio book title (new audio books cost more), you could find low cost audio books.

You could find free audio books mostly by signing up for the free trials most of the online audio book services like the audible 30 day free trial offers you.

2. What is better – Audio books rental or audio books buying?

I personally prefer audio books rental. Mostly because of the price – I read a lot of audio books and it will simply cost too much to buy them all.

However, audio books that I really like, Ones that I want to listen to time after time, I buy and keep them on my audio books library.

Yet, I have friends who are more possessive – they are not willing to rent audio books and they must hold a remarkable huge audio book library.

How Do Audible Subscriptions Work for Amazon?

30 - Day Trial Amazon Audible Membership Premium Plus free

How do audible subscriptions work for Amazon prime members:

Are Audio Books Expensive? When can I read audio books?

3. What do you suggest – downloadable audio books, audio books on CD or books on tape?

Well, that’s a tough question. Basically, I believe that the most worthy audio books format nowadays is downloadable audio books. You must own a media player (e.g. Ipod) to listen to it. Yet, it costs less than the others and has a better quality.

However, the widest collection of audio books could be found on the audio books on CD format. If you want to listen to old books you will find them only on CDs.

I do not recommend getting books on tape (also known as audio books on cassettes). They are expensive, low quality and not user friendly.

4. When can I read audio books?

The answer is - Anytime and anywhere. Here are a few examples: While cooking, cleaning the house, exercising, running, walking, driving, flying, before going to sleep, commuting, working etc.

5. Are audio books expensive?
Audio books are not expensive at all. In fact, Downloadable audio books are very cheap – they cost much less than real books and renting them is the most worthy deal. Audio books on CD cost about the same as real books and books on tape are the most expensive ones.

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Audiobook Quotes

“I've never listened to an audiobook before, and I have to say it's a totally different experience. When you read a book, the story definitely takes place in your head. When you listen, it seems to happen in a little cloud all around it, like a fuzzy knit cap pulled down over your eyes”

― Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Someone needs to buy a radio station, then play nothing but audio books, with a different genre of book played at set times. That way we can always have something new to read, no matter where we are.”

― Shana Chartier


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