I’m always open to learning new things, but I haven’t got enough time to read as much as I’d like to. I consume about two books a month, but that has considerably changed since I started using Audible.
Audible is an audiobook and podcast platform that offers the most extensive database among all audiobook libraries globally. The way it works is – it is a monthly subscription service that offers different plans, such as basic, Audible Plus, and Audible Premium Plus.
Once you sign up, you start your membership with a 30-day free trial, which comes with two free audiobooks. After that, the price depends on the plan you choose, but an average would be around $15. In most cases, the books are read by the author or very experienced narrators to get the best possible experience.
I use Audible to learn about new things, and if I like the book, I buy the Kindle version as well, so I can highlight passages and sayings to refer to later. I’ve found the app very convenient and easy to use. It has many advantages, the main one being that all the books are always available at the touch of a button. That means that I can select from my library and read wherever I am and whenever possible.
There are many other advantages, so let me mention a few. First, the Audible app offers downloads – which means that you can keep the books forever. It also enables streaming playback, tracking progress, skipping between chapters, choosing different reading speeds, Amazon account sharing, and so on. And if you are not satisfied and don’t like your book, you can always return it, and Audible will refund you.
To summarise, Audible is a subscription service made for avid readers that offers more than 500 000 titles. It helps you multi-task and uses your time more productively. It is convenient, and you can listen to your audiobook on any device. It’s a great way to enjoy books while not feeling guilty about spending all your free time reading.