The free Audible app for Windows is your gateway to a catalog of over 180,000 audiobooks as part of a paid Audible membership. You can purchase and stream audiobooks and magazines, which you can then sync across your devices.
Is there a free version of Audible?
The Audible app is free to download with a free 30-day trial of the service with an audiobook to keep. If at the end of the trial period you decide not to subscribe, you can keep the complimentary audiobook.
What's included in the membership?
The basic Audible membership provides access to a selection of audiobooks, podcasts, and more. Audible Premium Plus allows you to listen to the entire “Plus Catalog” and choice of a free title every month.
Why is Audible so expensive?
In addition to being the largest audiobook marketplace in the world, Audible also has professionally narrated books; this makes the listening experience as immersive as possible.
You also have access to thousands of podcasts, original content, and other spoken-word material. Audible doesn’t just sell third-party produced content, they even have their own studio.
What you’re getting is premium audio storytelling and other great content you can’t find anywhere else.
Do you get unlimited books with Audible?
Yes, but only if you have either an Audible Plus or Audible Premium Plus membership. With these subscriptions, you have unlimited streaming or downloads of any title in the catalog. Also, these subscriptions are the most economical ways to access the catalog, as they include monthly credits to redeem for products every month.
Is Audible connected to Amazon Prime?
Yes. Audible is an Amazon company. Even if you’re an Amazon Prime customer, you still need a separate Audible membership to access their catalog. You can link your Audible and Amazon accounts together which allows the use of your Audible credits or coupons on Amazon.
With a vast catalog of original and third-party audio material of the highest quality, it’s easy to see why Audible is the market leader for audiobooks. There are other options, including Kobo Books and LibriVox, which are also well-respected services.
Should you download it?
Yes. Although it’s not the cheapest; it is an excellent value for quality and selection variety.