I’m a huge fan of audiobooks and have been since I was a young child. I remember laying in front of our giant entertainment cabinet putting little cassette tapes into a bulky box so that a stranger could read to me. From there it became CDs, and now I can download them digitally through this app, Audible.
Audible is an Amazon owned audiobook marketplace where you can subscribe monthly to get one free book credit a month and buy audiobooks either on sale or full price without the subscription. The big thing I like about Audible is its introductory offer, two free audiobooks to try out. Only, the only hard part is picking out those books.
As an app this set up is really nice. Unfortunately on your phone or tablet you have to download to listen which can take up a lot of space. While a slight inconvenience, this means that you don’t need an internet connection to listen to your book.
I also like that because this is an amazon company, you can be listening to your audiobook and then decide you want to read it instead. The apps will remember where you were and allow you to continue where you left off in the Kindle version of your book. This is a fun little feature, and dead useful.
Unfortunately once you use your credits these audiobooks can be really expensive. While the app is very functional and well made I don’t find myself using it that much because of the price of the books. Instead I tend to find audiobooks through Overdrive or wait until there’s a sale or deal.
While a good app, I wish the pricing wasn’t as high as it is. Functional, but expensive does not a good platform make. 3 nuts.
What’s your favorite way to listen to audiobooks? Share them in the comments.
From my shelf to yours,