Product Review: Audible – An Amazon Company (Audiobooks)

If you are a book lover like me, you know there is something absolutely romantic, calming and simply special about starting a new book.  Such a fantastic feeling!

Now, while I love to read (LOVE!), I’m also a full-time employed mommy of two, with many, many priorities on my list.  Needless to say,  it becomes a bit hard to find time to sit down and read every day, or at least read as much as I would like to.  No problems at all, though, as I think I have the perfect solution!

 

I downloaded the Audible app from Amazon and I am now a daily listener/reader.  Listening is the new reading is Audible’s motto.  And so I listen on my way to work, on my breaks, lunches, during shopping trips, while making breakfast, etc.

DESCRIPTION

How does it work, you ask?

It’s pretty simple.

  • Download the Audible App to your device and register with Audible (you can use your existing Amazon account!)
  • You get a 30 day free trial to begin with – essentially, you are listening/reading to one book for free and deciding whether this reading experience is right for you
  • After the trial, should you decide to stay, you pay a monthly fee and receive a credit toward a book
  • Your book becomes available on your device immediately after you purchase it
  • You are sent a message when your monthly credit has arrived

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COST

  • After the initial free trial, should you decide to stay, you pay $14.95 per month and receive a credit towards a book.  So, you buy a book for $14.95 each month.

PROS

  • The process of getting the app and setting up the audible account is a breeze – very quick and easy
  • $15 per month for a book is a deal.  You can’t buy a book at the bookstore for that price!
  • Roll over your book credits month to month
  • Many daily deals for members.  Purchase some books for $4
  • Exchange the audiobooks you don’t like for free
  • Keep your books even if you decide to cancel your account (I don’t know about you, but I always re-read my books)
  • Pause or cancel your account at anytime – no issues
  • Download your book and listen offline – so no internet usage
  • Pick the pace of the narration to accomodate you
  • Fantastic selection of books – new books added constantly
  • The app tracks your reading, so you can start the book on your smartphone and finish on your tablet – no losing your spot

CONS

  • Other companies can offer better pricing
  • Nothing beats a real book!  The touch of pages, the smell of a new book…can’t beat that!
  • Audiobooks are only as good as your need for them.  If you won’t listen – they’re of no use

There you have it – more pros than cons for sure.   If you have a busy life (or a long commute to work!) Audible might be for you!

5 hearts out of 5 for Audible!

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