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Audible Plus

With the massive selection of audio-books in the Plus catalog, and the thousands of books available to purchase on the platform, there is a book for everyone on Audible.

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Audible Premium Plus

Explore Audible's vast Plus catalog and build your own personal library with your favourite classics or must listen-to new releases.

Is Audible Free?

Best answer: No, Audible is not free as users need to purchase the audiobook(s) to listen to them via single purchase or by using credits from their monthly audible membership.

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Audible Plus

With the massive selection of audio-books in the Plus catalog, and the thousands of books available to purchase on the platform, there is a book for everyone on Audible.

Audible has been around for years, but unless you're a big fan of books/audiobooks, you may have some questions about the platform. I was in the same position, as I was considering signing-up to listen to audio-books during my workout, to have my brain pump-iron while my body does.

So after doing research, we wanted to help answer some of the big questions we had!

Do you need a membership to use Audible?

Nope! You can use Audible without subscribing to Audible premium or premium plus. Once you've created/logged-in to your Audible account, you can listen to any audiobooks you've purchased at any time.

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What is the audible monthly membership?

Audible's subscription service, Audible Plus, has two tiers that users can sign-up for, each offering great benefits for audiobook fans.

Audible Plus - $7.95/month

  • Audible Plus is the base subscription model which gives subscribers access to thousands of titles in Audibles Plus catalog, which features classics like Pride and Prejudice, Lord of the Rings, and 1984 to Audible original's like We Play Games, The Starter Ex, and The Space Within.

Audible Premium Plus - $14.95/month

  • Premium Plus subscribers not only get access to the Plus Catalog, but get 1 Audible Credit every month they are subscribed. This credit can be redeemed for any audiobooks available on Audible, and will be yours to keep even after canceling your subscription.
  • A great offer for those who love to listen to audiobooks, especially as 1 credit covers the cost of books, regardless of dollar value!

Note: Audible also offers the Premium Plus plan in additional formats including:

  • Premium Plus with 2 Credits - $22.95/month
  • Premium Plus Annual - 12 Credits (upfront) - $149.50/year
  • Premium Plus Annual - 24 credits (upfront) - $229.50/year

Is Audible part of my Amazon Prime subscription?

No, they are separate subscriptions. While Audible is an Amazon owned company, and almost every book listing on Amazon will try and drive you to Audible, the two subscriptions are different, so having one will not give you the other and vice versa.

For those new to Audible and already Prime subscribers, they often run promotions giving Prime members an opportunity to get extra credits for free when using Audible, but that is the only benefit available between the two at this time.

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Who should use Audible?

While the easy answer is people who love books, Audible is a great service for anyone who listens to music or podcasts while multitasking. Personally, I've been listening to Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Starry Messenger" when I work out, and I know my mom who is a long-time subscriber puts books on when she's relaxing for background noise.

With the massive selection of audio-books in the Plus catalog, and the thousands of books available to purchase on the platform, there is a book for everyone on the platform. So if you or someone you know has been considering Audible, there's no better time to get your imagination going!

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Audible Premium Plus

Explore Audible's vast Plus catalog and build your own personal library with your favourite classics or must listen-to new releases.

Are you a fan of Audible? Let us know what you've been listening too, or are looking forward to listening to in the comments below!

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