If you don’t already listen, try it, you might like it. I personally go through 3-5 audiobooks a week. I love them! And with the world in lock-down over COVID-19, now is the time to take advantage of the 30-day FREE trial!
I am quite the narrator snob though and just like with authors, I have my 1-clicks, but I also love finding new authors and narrators to listen to.
I started listening to my favorite authors (and narrators) about five years ago and now I’m a bit of an addict. I need my audiobook on before I start driving, while I’m at work, cleaning the house, at a sporting event or my daughter’s dance rehearsal. I just can’t get enough!
I know some people don’t listen for various reasons; either they don’t like the narration, they get distracted and don’t concentrate on the book so they feel it is a waste of money, or they just don’t like the cost of an audiobook vs. an e-Book.
Here’s the thing. Did you know you can try it for free for 30-days? FREE! There is no obligation to continue if you don’t want to after that 30 day trial.
Let’s talk options!
Audible has several packages to choose from starting at just $14.95 per month. There is a 30-free trial to try it out and if you find it’s not your cup of tea, you can cancel at any time.
When you sign up for your free trial, you will get 1 audiobook of your choice, 2 Audible Originals, and access to audio wellness programs. Plus, you will receive an email reminder before your trial ends in case you want to cancel or continue.
Don’t have time to listen this month? No problem! Membership credits don’t expire until 12 months from the date they are issued. However, if you cancel your Audible subscription, any credits you have remaining are terminated with your membership.
Do keep in mind that while Audible is an Amazon company, you can’t use Amazon gift cards to purchase audiobooks.
2. Audible Stories.
If you are a parent at home with your school-age child, you need to check this out! With the COVID-19 pandemic schools are closed, but Audible has created a collection of stories your child, ranging from your little reader all the way up to teen, can instantly stream to help them continue learning and having fun doing it.
All stories are free to stream! So, go check out this amazing collection and start listening today!
3. Audible Escape.
This is my fave! Just like Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program, Audible has the Audible Escape (previously the Romance Package). For $12.95 per month, you get unlimited listens on all audiobooks in AE. And just like KU, you can borrow up to 10 audiobooks at a time.
Audible is an Amazon company so if you are either a Kindle Unlimited subscriber or are already an Audible subscriber you get a discount and pay only $6.95 per month. And for new Audible Escape subscribers, your first month is free!
Granted not all audiobooks are in the package, but there are a lot to choose from. And since you are under no obligation, you can cancel at any time. These are just a few of the audiobooks in the Romance Package:
There are several ways to discover your next listen. Audible has built a category list with sub-categories to make it easier to find your perfect listen. You can choose from romance categories, character types, story themes, and even steaminess, so you can go straight to what you like!
Want to take your chances? Click on the Blind Date with a book link! The book changes daily and I recommend trying this at least once. You may just discover your new favorite author on your blind book date.
I really can’t tell you how much I love this site. Go check it out for yourself and start your listening binge today! Click below to try Audible Escape free.
4. Kindle Unlimited.
I know, this post is about Audible so why am I giving KU as an option? Because Amazon Kindle Unlimited also has a Read and Listen Free option. This is only on select books, but I have had pretty good luck in finding some amazing listens.
And Amazon is running an amazing deal right now. For a limited time, new subscribers can get two months free instead of the normal one month. But hurry, this deal ends April 30, 2020. Click here to sign up for Kindle Unlimited
Also, If you are a KU subscriber, a lot of times you can get audiobooks for a fraction of the price ranging anywhere from $1.99 to $7.95. That’s a steal! Sometimes there is even the Read and Listen Free option (my personal favorite).
This service lets you switch back and forth between reading and listening. So if you need to go somewhere but don’t want to put the book down, it’s a cheap and easy way to continue your book while on the go.
So, there you have it! There are so many options to choose from, why not give it a try?
Happy listening! 🙂