You can choose this audio book from from a library of 100,000+ audio books (this free download includes the latest best sellers).
I discovered audio books more than 2 years ago when, after starting a new job, the time I spent commuting each day increased to more than 2 hours. At the time I spent a lot of time researching the best place online to download audio books. Eventually I found Audible, and since then I haven’t looked back. Here’s why I’m such a big fan:
- Huge selection. Audible has an ever-expanding library of more than 100,000 audio books, magazines, newspapers and podcasts. In fact, Audible is the largest provider of digital audio books for download.
- Bookmarking Feature. Audible’s patented bookmarking technology allows you to bookmark your exact position so it’s saved when you turn off your MP3 player. When you’re ready to start listening again your player will resume from the exact point at which you stopped.
- Superior quality. Audible audio books are either read by professional narrators or by the author.
- Free trial. Audible offers a 30-day free trial, meaning you can try their audio book download service risk-free.
How does Audible work?
- Sign up for a new account (you can use your existing Amazon.com sign-on 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 audio book.
- Either listen to the audio book on your computer, or transfer it to your portable listening device (Android, iPhone, iPod, Blackberry or 500+ mp3 players).
After the 30-day free trial expires, you’ll start getting billed $14.95 per month for your Gold Membership (that’s less than $0.50 per day, except in Feb). This membership entitles you to 1 credit per month (most audio books 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 your free book. However, I’m confident that once you have tried Audible you will want to keep your membership. As you can see in the below screen shot, I have been a member since March 14, 2008.
Why join vs. purchasing one audio book at a time?
- Special pricing for members. Gold members pay $14.95 per audio book. This is a HUGE discount over retails prices. For example, Audible’s retail price for The Help by Kathryn Stockett (a #1 New York Times Bestseller) is $27.97, meaning you would save $13.02 as an Audible member.
- 30% members only discount on additional audio books. If 1 audio book per month is not enough for you, you can download additional audio books at 30% off retail as a member.
- 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 and keep the books you’ve downloaded.
If you would like to sign up for Audible’s 30 day risk-free trial, or would simply like to learn more about this special offer, click the following link: