How to Get Cheap Audiobooks with Chirp

What is the cheapest way to get audiobooks? Chirp is an audiobook service that promises the best audiobook deals without the need for a subscription. We recently signed up with Chirp and tried the service (including the Chirp app) for the first time. In this Chirp review, we cover what the service is, how to get cheap audiobooks with Chirp (including an additional 30% off with our exclusive promo code), and, ultimately, we give our verdict on the question: is Chirp worth it?

How Does Chirp Work?

Chirp is an audiobook service from the same people who created BookBub, a popular book discovery website.

What makes Chirp unique is its focus on offering limited-time deals on select audiobooks. Books are yours to keep, and, unlike many other audiobook services, there are no monthly subscription fees or minimum purchases.

While I’m a happy customer of another audiobook service (Audible), I was definitely curious to try Chirp as there are times when I’ll want additional audiobooks that I don’t have credits for or the Audible Plus selection doesn’t have anything I’m interested in.

How to Get Started with Chirp

Initially, I downloaded the Chirp app thinking I would sign up with it. However, I was greeted by the message: “You can’t sign up for Chirp in the app… After you’re a member you can start listening to your audiobooks in the app.”

No problem. I headed over to chirpbooks.com on my web browser and click on the button “Sign Up for Free!”

Then, it was just a case of following the sign-up process which included entering my email address, choosing my favorite categories, and then finishing my profile by inputting my name and choosing a password.

Overall, the signup process is easy and I like that it is free and doesn’t require any payment details at this point.

Chirp vs. Audible for Cheap Bestselling Audiobooks

Now with my profile set up, I begin to browse the Chirp selection. The latest Stephen King book Billy Summer catches my eye as (at the time of this review) it appears in both Highly Rated and New York Times Bestsellers lists.

The cost of the book on Chirp is $18.99 USD. To compare Chirp vs. Audible I head over to the latter and bring up the same title.

I can listen to Billy Summers with Audible for 1 credit (= $14.95 USD) or purchase for a member price of $24.49. If I was not an Audible member, the regular cost would be $34.99.

Given I still have some Audible credits, I decide to not purchase this title on Chirp. However, it’s nice to know that if I do run out of credits and there is a title I can’t wait to listen to, Chirp offers discounted prices on popular and bestselling audiobooks. I compare a few other current popular titles on the two services just to be sure and find the same thing: unless I’m willing to spend a credit with Audible, the best option seems to be Chirp.

Next, I head over to the Featured Deals section that promises cheap audiobooks with discounts up to 95% off.

At the time of my visit, Chirp has 348 titles in the Featured Deals section.

Browsing the selection, I note some familiar titles including two of my favorites: The Count of Monte Cristo (reviewed here) and A Little History of the World (featured here).

To help me with my search, I click “Sort” and choose “Highest Rated” then click “Filter” and choose my favorite genres.

Eventually, I decide on a title I recognize on a topic (procrastination) that I could probably use some help with: The Now Habit by Neil Fiore.

The purchase process is straight-forward: after clicking “Buy Now” I enter my payment details and then I’m done.

Note: there is a spot to enter a Chirp promo code. When I first tried the service I didn’t have a code but, subsequent to this purchase, Chirp reached out and provided me the following Chirp discount code so that my readers (that’s you!) can get 30% off their first purchase:

AUDIOBOOKADDICTS30

Click here to try Chirp and get 30% off your first purchase.

The Chirp App: How to Listen to Cheap Audiobooks

While streaming audiobooks with my web browser is an option, I decided to go back to the Chirp app to listen to my new purchase.

After logging in, my audiobook automatically appeared in my library.

The app has a nice, intuitive layout and includes functions like sleep timer and narration speed. There is also an activity tracker so that you can see your total time listened in the past week, month, or year.

Our Verdict: Is Chirp Worth It?

I’ve really enjoyed my experience with Chirp so far and can see it appealing to different types of audiobook fans.

For occasional audiobook listeners, Chirp provides a great alternative to other audiobook services by delivering a good selection of cheap audiobooks without the need to commit to a monthly subscription.

For avid audiobook listeners, Chirp is a great addition to other audiobook services as it has some really good deals on audiobooks and can be even cheaper than Audible.

Personally, I don’t expect I will use Chirp exclusively but I do anticipate continuing to use the service to get cheap audiobooks with their featured deals. I like the flexibility of not requiring a monthly subscription with Chirp and the discounted prices mean I’m willing to take a chance on some titles I may not otherwise.

So, is Chirp worth it? For me, the answer is an easy “yes”.

Chirp Promo Code (November 2021)

Would you like to try Chirp? With the following exclusive Chirp promo code, you can get 30% off your first purchase:

AUDIOBOOKADDICTS30

Click here to try Chirp and get 30% off your first purchase.

As you can see below, getting the discount is as simple as entering the code on the order page.

Hmmm… with the Chirp promo code that book I wanted is now cheaper than Audible! Maybe I will buy it after all…

Click here to try Chirp and get 30% off your first purchase.

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