Audible is the world’s largest producer and provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks. One of the great things about Audible is that it offers a 30-day free trial. This Audible free trial includes:
- One free audiobook. Available for immediate download.
- Choose from over 400,000 audiobooks. Audible has a huge and ever-expanding library of audiobooks available.
- Listen anywhere. Enjoy your titles on iOS (Apple iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad), Android, Sonos, Kindle, and Alexa-enabled devices. And when you switch a device, pick up right where you left off.
- No obligation. Cancel your membership before your free trial period is up and you will not be charged (yes, you can keep the audiobook you downloaded). Audible will even email you a reminder 7 days before your free trial ends.
There are a number of places online where you can download audiobooks, so why should you sign up with Audible? Here are some reasons why I’m a member:
- Commitment-free guarantee. You won’t be charged until after 30 days. Don’t like an audiobook? Swap it for free. Cancel anytime, no questions asked.
- Huge selection. Choose from an ever-expanding library of more than 400,000 audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and podcasts.
- Superior quality. Audible audiobooks are either read by professional narrators or by the author.
- Big discounts. Even if you’ve exceeded the number of credits in your account, you’ll still enjoy substantial savings because you’ll be receiving your membership discount of 30% off any books purchased in excess of your monthly credits.
- Exclusive member-only sales. Gain access to members-only sales, promotions and content deals.
- Convenient. Transfer your audiobooks to your portable listening device and listen to them anywhere and anytime. Listen while jogging, driving, working out or taking a walk.
How does the Audible Free Trial work?
- Sign up for a new account (you can do with quickly by using your Amazon.com account if you have one).
- Download the Audible software (available for Windows and Mac, or as an iTunes add-on if you’re doing the iPod/iPhone).
- Select and download your free audiobook.
- Transfer the audiobook to your portable listening device.
After the 30-day free trial expires, you’ll start getting billed $14.95 per month for your Gold Membership. This membership entitles you to 1 credit per month (most audiobooks can be downloaded for 1 credit), 30 percent off any additional purchases, and a free subscription to audio versions of The New York Times or Wall Street Journal.
Of course, you can always cancel your account before the end of the trial, end up paying nothing, and walk away with a free audiobook. However, I’m confident that once you have tried Audible you will want to keep your membership. As you can see in the below screenshot, I have been a member since March 14, 2008.
Why join Audible.com vs. purchasing one audiobook at a time?
- Save money. On the Audible site, credits are used as currency and applied to any purchase. One credit equals one audio selection (a very small number of titles are more than one credit). Audiobooks purchased with credits are up to 75% off retail audiobook CD prices. Members also get a 30% discount on additional audiobooks.
- More books when you want them. The average reader gets through only 5 books a year, but the average Audible member listens to 17 books a year. That’s because Audible members can take their reading to go and listen on demand.
- Listen at your own pace. Enjoy listening to your books at your own pace with Audible’s convenient rollover credits. If you don’t use your credits by the end of the month they’ll be rolled over into the following month for up to 6 months.
- No obligation. Cancel anytime. Audible is so certain you’ll love their service that they offer a no-hassle cancellation policy. If for any reason whatsoever you’re not pleased with their service, simply cancel your Audible account and keep the audiobook you’ve downloaded. Unlike some companies that make it hard to cancel, Audible allows you to easily cancel your membership via their website.
Sound good? You can try Audible and get a free audiobook by clicking this link: