There are currently two audiobook subscription services that we fully endorse. Luckily both of these programs offers a nice free trial! Below you will find additional information about these programs to help you make a decision.
Audible Free Trial: One free audible credit that you can use on any book you want. You own the book at the end of the trial. Huge inventory of audiobooks! If it is available on audio then odds are that you can find it on audible.com.
Tips: Our team has been happy audible subscribers for over 3 years. The team at audible is constantly looking for ways to improve the overall user experience. Recent improvements include the Audible smart phone apps, social rating system and the audible series view.
Audiobooks.com: 7 day free trial. Stream as many audiobooks as you want during the 7 day period. (When I did this free trial I was able to get through 4 audiobooks!) You do not own the books at the end of the trial. Inventory is quite a bit smaller. However there are some great audiobooks available and you get to listen to as many of them as you want.
Tips: We have been a paid member of audiobooks.com since March of 2012. Our initial reservations about joining this service revolved around the “streaming” system. We were concerned that the audiobooks wouldn’t stream fast enough over our smart phones and it would result in a terrible listening experience. Happily, all of our fears were unfounded. Overall we are having a fantastic experience with this service. The only draw back is that their library is not as extensive as audible.
Hooked on audiobooks? Get free audiobooks by trying one (or both)
of our recommended audiobook services!
Audible.com is the internet’s leading provider of digital audiobooks featuring more than 100,000 titles available for download. These titles include books, magazines, radio shows, podcasts, stand-up comedy, and speeches. Audible features the best narrators interpreting bestselling books by top authors. Listeners can download audiobooks to their MP3 player, mobile phone, Kindle or over 500 devices including iPod, iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry. With Audible’s new apps for iPhone™ and Android™ listeners can browse and buy audiobooks wirelessly on their mobile phone.
AudibleListener® Gold 30-Day Free Trial Membership
With your 30-Day Free Trial of AudibleListener Gold, you can choose to download any of 100,000 audiobooks and more, and listen on your iPod®, iPhone®, BlackBerry, or 500+ MP3 players. Your membership includes:
- One monthly credit good toward an audiobook of your choice
- 30% off any additional audiobooks you purchase
- A free daily audio subscription to The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal
- Member-exclusive sales and promotions
Download and Listen
Download titles anywhere with a wi-fi connection using the free Audible apps for iPhone®, Android™, or BlackBerry®. Or download audiobooks on your Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, or Kindle Keyboard. You can also use iTunes or complete a one-time, free software installation to enable your computer to download digital audio and transfer downloaded titles to your iPod®, Zune®, or other player. Titles can also be burned to CDs. Whether you’re jogging through the park, commuting to work or relaxing at home, you can listen to Audible titles anytime, anywhere!
Unlimited Audio Books
Just $24.95/month gets you unlimited listening, anywhere, on almost any internet-enabled device with our custom web app. Start with a 7 day free trial and we’ll prove just how easy audio books can be.
No Limits, No Credits
Get truly unlimited listening – to as many books as you like – for just $24.95/month. Forget the hassle of dealing with monthly limits or waiting weeks between audio books. Now you can listen to all the audio books you want, when you want to hear them. No strings attached.
No Commitments, Cancel Anytime!
That’s right, anytime! Sign up for a 7-day free trial to test drive the service and you can cancel any time if you don’t want to continue with unlimited audio books. Once you’ve become a customer, you can still cancel at any time (but we’re pretty sure you’re going to love us).
Instant Access to Thousands of Titles