About Peter Clemens

Peter is the editor of Audiobook Addicts. When he is not working, blogging or spending time with his wife and kids, he loves nothing more than to listen to a good audio book. His favorite titles include Angela's Ashes, The Shadow of the Wind, Born to Run, Ready Player One and A Game of Thrones.


  1. Thank you for these instructions. They are perfect!

  2. madcomposer72 says:

    There is another option, which might be helpful for some people. I went to cancel my account and when asked for a reason chose “I’m trying to reduce expenses.” The first offer they had was to half my subscription for 3 months. I hit “continue cancelling.” The next offer was for $9.95 for the whole year, which would allow me to keep up to 36 credits for the whole year for the one-time fee. The plan is called AudibleListenerLight.

  3. THANK YOU!- After trawling endlessly through websites saying that it was impossible to end this subscription… Finally an answer. Simple, clear and concise.

  4. Great – Thank you
    Worked really well : )

  5. Thanks so much! THis worked perfectly!

  6. I just tried this and the offer is actually 50% off the Gold Plan at the moment for three months! Awesome!

  7. Thank you so much.

    I wanted to put my account on hold but the page saying I’d lose my credits kept scaring me from going further.

  8. Fredrik says:


    I got $20 to stay after choosed cancel and to many credits. After that I could put the account on hold for 90 days

  9. Thanks! I just got half off my next 3 months. It was a bit scary clicking continue when it was warning me of losing my credits, but sure enough, they bribed me to stay! That just saved me $22.50 over the next 3 months! WOHOO!

  10. I just breezed through the ‘cancel’ process, assuming i’d be suspending the account as I have before. Got to the end and ‘boom’ account was canceled and credits are GONE. Never saw option to suspend for 90 days. Nice of Audible to keep changing things up. Never seen such a high profile company treat their subscribers with such contempt.

    • I’m guessing you didn’t get the option to suspend because you have previously done so in the past. That sucks though… suggest you contact Audible customer support to see if they can do anything.

  11. If I cancel my account will I still have the books I downloaded to listen too?

  12. Three years later it still works. Thank you!

  13. audible have changed their website and they no longer have the cancel membership button at the bottom left. i have seen some people saying that they purposely hide this button so no one will cancel their membership which is a big problem for me because i am on a very tight budget and i honestly cannot afford to have a membership anymore. I have tried calling the international call line but it says the number is inactive. please help

  14. I did the cost was to expensive option. I was afraid I’d lose the 3 credits I had so I spent them before I did this. Well I was offered the 9.95 a year with 50% off coupons through out the year and you don’t lose your credits. So I did that but what it failed to say is that you can’t do returns like under the other plans. So I went to customer service chat option to see what we could do.

    Turns out they have a Silver plan not on the site. Its 14 dollars, every OTHER month. This gives you 1 credit every other month and you can stock up to six. If you find yourself holding credits then having to spend on books you don’t really want, this seems a good way to go.

    Also I was told if you lose credits, like you have 8 but your account only allows 6, if you contact customer service, they can reinstate your lost credits.

    Hope this info is useful to someone. :)

  15. Torey Heinz says:

    FYI, looks like you can only suspend your account once. I had suspended my account once before, and when I tried it again just now I got “Sorry, you can only accept this offer once. If you have any questions please contact Customer Care at (888) 283-5051. We are available all day, everyday.”

  16. Michael Moran says:

    I just called audible to put my account on hold after they had told me they were canceling for lack of payment (Credit card no longer valid). They told me they would let me roll over only six “points”. I have been paying for a gold membership since November 2012. I have received four books. I thought I was accumulating them and I would read them in my retirement. Too bad for me. Audible stinks.

  17. Willis Jackson says:

    Thank you for this! They certainly are insidious in their ways to try and keep people paying…I needed a little break in paying them, but didn’t want to lose my credits…this was perfect :)

  18. This is exactly what I needed to read to learn about this stuff. Thank you so much for writing this up. You’re my hero of the hour. ^_^

  19. Tnx for your help! It still works. I do think it is not right of audible to take away your credits when canceling your subscription.

  20. Theresa says:

    It looks like this article was posted a few years ago, so I thought it would be helpful to confirm that this method *definitely still works,*

    I’m now happily on hold with Audible. Thank you!

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