Audible sells audio versions of books, newspapers, magazines, TV programs, and radio. Audible offers a free 30 day trial, which translate into one free audiobook. Users can listen online or through an app on their phone. Audible also has an exchange guarantee anytime users don't like a book they bought. They also allows members to cancel their membership at anytime.

Established in 1998, they are one of the oldest retailers of audio entertainment. Ten years later, in 2008, Amazon bought Audible for 300 million dollars. Today, they have the largest selection of books and other written work in audio format.

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The Good

  • Huge selection
  • Free returns
  • Easy to use website and app

With over 425,000+ books to choose from, Audible has one of the largest selections of audiobooks out there. When new members sign up for Audible, they get a free book during their first month. After that, they can sign up to download one audiobook a month for $14.95, or two for $22.95. If members want to download additional material to listen to, they get 30% off a book's price. Other benefits of joining Audible:

  • Free returns if you do not like a book
  • Recommendations based on previous purchases
  • Discounted books each month
  • You can purchase more credits for even cheaper
  • Automatic bookmarks, so you can listen between you computer, mobile, tablet, and other devices without losing your place
  • Detailed descriptions of each audiobook
  • User reviews that let you know what your peers think

Because Audible is so large, they have the money and time to make their website and apps easy to use. Audible offers apps for all smart phones and some reading tablets. It's easy to download or stream their content. You can even easily download books to a CD. People who use Audible's app for Android and iOS both gave the app 4.5 out of 5 stars and said it was very easy to use. We recommend using Audible for the following reasons:

  • Low membership prices
  • Continual member perks
  • Large selection of audiobooks
  • Recommended audiobooks
  • High-rated mobile app

The Bad

  • Can be expensive
  • Membership could be more valuable

While Audible's prices are good if you are a member, they're more expensive if you're not. If you're the kind of person who listens to a few audiobooks a year, you may not realize you'll end up paying more for those three books than it would have cost you to sign up for a year-long membership. On the other hand, if you're the type of listener who devours books and wants to listen to three or more a month, Audible can be expensive. Members who want to listen to more than two books a month pay 70% of an audio book's full price.

The Bottom Line

Audible has the best selection of audiobooks (over 425,000) and they offer them at an amazing price for their members. While most audiobooks are around $30 a piece, you can get them for less than half the price when you sign up with Audible. When you sign up for Audible, they don't lock you in for a set amount of time. Customers can cancel their membership anytime they want. We also love that Audible offers a 30-day trial, so potential customers can see what it's like and determine if they want to invest in audiobooks. Overall, we think Audible is one of the best companies that sells audiobooks and we highly recommend them.

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Super easy to listen to books. Downloading is easy and I have the ability to pull them down from multiple sites. I love the credits idea on purchasing books. You can also increase your listening speed!

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Easy access to all books through Amazon. You received a free credit toward a book every 30 days. and you can buy 3 credits for less that you would pay outright for a book. I will always stay with audible!

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I have been a customer on and off with Audible for about 7 or 8 years. Not only do they have a great selection of audio books, but their customer service is outstanding. If I have a problem downloading a book onto my IPod and call them for assistance, no matter how long it takes, they always help me with no complaints and always with a smile. I can't say enough about their customer service.

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Gene

May 15th, 2020 Glencoe, IL

Excellent offerings, very customer friendly by offering free download several times a year, amazing selection, easy to search, the prices are reasonable. I highly recommend to sign up.

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audible is super easy to use! there are so many options for books. the only think i don’t like is that you have to buy every book. i feel like you should just pay for the subscription and you can have unlimited books.

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Absolutely amazing! really good if you are wanting to do multiple tasks while reading.

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I have loved using Audible! Audible is a great app with voices that you can picture whil reading the book and is a very good alternative to other audible books which can have cringeworthy readers or montone readers.

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Sometimes I’m too lazy to read so I use Audible. I listened to Frankenstein for my homework and it works just as good as reading.

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I love Audible. I don't read much but I love being able to read a book with audible. I use it while working, cleaning etc. and it makes my job enjoyable. The service provided for the cost is well worth it. It's easy to use and affordable.

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I love reading everywhere I am. I can easily access the largest array of book with audible. Audible keeps me awake during those long tired nights on the road.

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The biggest audiobook app out there with the biggest selection out there. Love the vast options this app provides to you

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Great variety of audiobooks! I used an affiliate code from a YouTube and I was able to read the Harry Potter books!!!

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I’ve used audio book in the past and remember it working fine. Audio delivers quality audios and good site organization.

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I could not read if it were not for audible. I drive tons of hours each week and can still read as much as I want. Service is excellent.

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Audible was a good choice for audio books to listen on the go or at home and would recommend to anyone. I have recently listened to harry potter. The prices were cheap and recommended the best of books!!!

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Audible is amazing I love how convenient it is and it's very affordable. I love how easy it is to find a book I want to listen to.

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I listen to audible books while I drive. Love the accessibility. I just wish it were a little more affordable.

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It is a fun way to alternatively "read" books. I listen to book all while at work and find myself immersed and time flies by. The only downside is how often Amazon tries to get you to buy more books and sends your credits when you don't want to use them. I don't read more than one book every few months, so it takes me longer than most.

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Annie Chow

March 4th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL

Good but wish the subscription was cheaper. I had it in a free trial and don't think its worth the amount of money.

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I really enjoy being able to download books simple and easy, and never having any issue with finding a book I want to listen to.

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I love having this app so much... so easy to click on and start where I left off.

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Awesome for the avid reader. Audible has changed the reading game for me. Can’t live without it!

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Book after book, audible is the place! Easy to use app and so many available titles to choose from! Easy to purchase, listen, exchange and even share with the new family plan!

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I have been an audible customer for many years. I love how user friendly the app is. They have a great selection of audiobooks. I love that you can share a book, but I wish it wasn’t just once.

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Cyndie Olsen

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I absolutely loved the convenience. The app opens quickly. It also has the sleep timer.

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Audible was a little hard for me to use because it was confusing but the actual quality of it was amazing. The employees weren't super helpful when I tried to cancel my subscription do to change in income, but overall it is a great program to use for audio books.

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Benjamin LeBlanc

February 26th, 2020 Dallas, TX DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I would honestly have to say that I was the best reading service I use on my iPad. This is mostly because of how streamline the services not to mention their trials are incredibly stressful and give you up to five books for free which I found incredibly generous.

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Tj Black

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Audible books makes my driving time and work day enjoyable. I enjoy picking from their wide selection each month. Audible makes continued learning easy.

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I love using Audible to listen to books that I dont have time to read. I have a long commute to work and find that audible is perfect for my need. I also like that the company sponsors some of my favorite youtube channels. Once you try it you will be hooked

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Audible is an amazing audio book service. The library is vast and the customer help is quick and easy. I love listening to books on Audible.

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Molly Keogh

February 20th, 2020 Ogden, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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They have the largest selection of audiobooks out there. Their membership is a good value if you listen to at least 2 audiobooks a month. If you have long commutes or spend a lot of time in your car, Audible is a great way to pass the time.

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Nichole Hiatt

February 19th, 2020 Eagle Mountain, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I like the selection of books, but I don't like that you have to "purchase" each book that you want to read.

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I have used your services. It’s actually my wife’s account but it’s pretty cool what you guys have done putting written literature into audio. It’s the only way I can read books.

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Nicholas Genes

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Great selection of books. I just have a hard time with getting on board with a subscription plus paying for the book

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Mike Wilson

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Great for book lovers who can't find time to read! I listen to driving to work. Also enjoy most narrators take on characters. Highly recommend.

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Loved that I was able to quickly get a book to listen to for my road trip! Downloaded fast and enjoyed it the whole time

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Michelle Rios

February 6th, 2020 Ogden, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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My family has enjoyed Audible many times for daily drives to/from work or for road trips. They have a wide selection of books for all ages and we also enjoy the novels that are exclusive to Audible. The app has been easy to use and I have many books in my "library" that I can't wait to listen to.

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Superb audiobook services with Audible. Great pricing and great selection of books online. I have been very impressed with customer portal. No issues ever and I love Audible's commitment to readers!

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Felt like I could never catch up on the amount of books with the subscription. Liked the ability to sync across devices

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Easy to use. I love listening to my books on the go. Makes "reading" much more accessible when I'm constantly on the go.

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Can not figure out how to cancel my account. Do not sign up it is not worth your money and you are stuck for life.

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Loved the service but the subscription was too frequent. Needed the option to buy one every two months

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I love Audible and I recommend using it because it’s so easy to navigate and understand. I have loved reading my books this way. So nice to just have them on the go with me!

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Chase.Freestyle Danforth

January 30th, 2020 Saratoga Springs, UT

I really like this app. It’s awesome for when your walking around the house or doing work when you also want to be listening to your fav book

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This app is super easy to use ! You can find what ever you are looking for and if you can’t they can’t help you. I highly recommend audible!

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I’ve used audible for a lot of my classes where books are required for homework and tests. It makes it easier to read on the go and in class.

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I had an account with audible through Amazon briefly. While I liked the concept and idea, the first and only book I tried to listen to, which had great reviews, was way too boring to sit through. Could be that this just a bad first experience.

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Good books and easy to find. Happy here. I set my daughter up with them too. You will be happy with the cost.

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I usually buy my audio books from here. They do not have everything I want all the time but sometimes they have some really interesting stuff.

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Audible was a great resource for me since I drive a lot for my job. If I didn’t like a book I was able to exchange it for one I liked better. Great customer service!