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Audiobooks became popular around 2005 when Audible made them available from the internet. Amazon purchased the company after just a couple of years and is now the biggest seller of online audiobooks.
Listening to stories being narrated by famous celebrities and professional voice over artists is particularly popular with commuters and people that cannot always find the time to sit down with a good book.
And now that smartphones are mini entertainment centres, purchasing and listening to audiobooks is even easier. If you’re not sure how to purchase, download and access audiobooks on your smartphone, this guide will show you how.
2. Browse through the selection of audiobooks and choose the download you want to purchase. There are short cut menus to various categories of books to speed up the process.
3. Download your choice onto your Apple device and follow on-screen instructions to purchase the audiobook.
4. Open up the Audible app using the username and password you created when setting up the Audible account.
5. Tap My Library at the bottom of the screen.
6. Tap Cloud to bring up your list of audiobooks.
7. Tap on the title you want to listen to.
8. If there is a downward facing arrow on the cover art for the book, it means you need to download the book to your device. Tap on the arrow and wait for the download to complete – usually around 15 seconds
To download an audiobook, you need to be connected to a stable Wi-Fi connection. Also check out the discount deals we have with Audible. We have some great offers that entitle you to titles and subscriptions for reduced prices.
If you have a friend or loved one who loves the art of narrative, then why not give them the gift of being read to?! If you think about it, it’s the perfect busy book lovers gift. They can simply plug in their earphones and listen to their audio book on their smartphone wherever they are - commuting, driving, ironing, travelling. Anywhere at all!
And it couldn’t be easier as Audible have their all-new Gift Centre. Choose to buy a one-off audio book, or a membership as a gift. You have the choice of over 200,000 audio books (simply click on ‘Give as a Gift’ under your chosen book), or go for a three, six or 12-month membership gift period. Just like with a traditional book, you can even ‘wrap’ your audio book or membership. Not with physical paper, obviously, but with a personalised gift message. You can then either send by surprise email or print off your message to give to them personally.
If you buy a gift membership, they’ll receive a credit for an audio book of their choice every month for the length of the membership. They’ll also have access to exclusive member deals such as up to 70% off any other audio books over and above their one a month. If they choose an audio book that they then decide isn’t for them, they can exchange it for another, free of charge.
If you choose to give an audio book of your choice, rather than a membership, then Audible are on hand to help you choose. (Assuming you don’t already have a title in mind.) They’ve grouped all the bestselling audio books into categories such as Hopeless Romantics, Comedy Lovers and Sci-Fi Fans. There’s also sections for Self-Improvers, Blog Lovers, Film Fiends and wannabe Business Moguls.
If you’re still unsure, go for the failsafe Editors Picks. Each audio book comes with a publisher’s summary and reviews from both professional book critics and from Audible members. There’s information about the author, and suggestions based other member’s shopping habits. Each book will tell you who it’s narrated by too, so if you know they’re a fan of their voice then you’re probably on to a winner. Some narrators are famous singers or comedians so this could really help your choice. There’s also audio samples available for each book so you can have a quick listen to see what it’s all about. You may even end up liking it so much, you subscribe yourself too!
With so many thousands of titles, you’re bound to find the right one for your loved one. Choose from novels, educational books, biographies, self-help guides. You can even choose kid’s books. In fact, an audio book could be the perfect gift for your young ones (using your email address and billing details). It could get them into books, even if they don’t like reading much. Losing yourself in the latest fantasy novel is a treat no kid should miss!
So, go to Audible via one of our great deals above, and get the perfect audio book gift.
Remember the days of going to the library and hiring a talking book? Remember rushing home to have your first listen? Well, nowadays, there’s no need for a trip anywhere, as you could have your pick of thousands of audio books at your fingertips with Audible. Audible is owned by Amazon, and all you need to join is an active Amazon account.
It’s so simple, it’s child’s play. When you join, you get your first audio book for free. After your first 30 days of free listening, choose to deactivate your account or pay a monthly fee of £7.99 for an audio book of your choice, every month. You can cancel at any time, so there’s no annoying contracts or tie-in periods.
With over 200,000 titles to choose from, this is a great deal! Once you’ve joined, simply download the free Audible app and listen to your chosen audio book straight away. If it’s a firm favourite, listen to it as many times as you like.
Brilliantly, if you decide that your audio book isn’t for you, then you can change it for another. Their free Great Listen Guarantee makes this possible, and what you’d expect from such a customer focussed company.
If you’re a total (audio) bookworm, and one audio book a month simply isn’t enough, then you’re in luck. Any number of audiobooks over and above your one a month are available to you at up to 70% off. Amazing value! And if you don’t happen to use a credit one month, it will be rolled over to the next. You don’t even have to subscribe if you don’t want to, and just buy an audio book as a one off. But you won’t be able to take advantage of this fabulous 70% off if you don’t subscribe.
Audio books have had something of a revival in recent years. They’re no longer the preserve of kids in libraries or the older generation. We all have our smartphones constantly with us, all you need to do is plug in and go. Ideal for the daily commute when you need both hands to hang on to the handrails. Perfect if your commute is in the car. If words get you going in the gym, press play and lose yourself. Before you know it, your workout will be over! An audio book novel is also the perfect companion for drifting off to sleep with. Or choose something soothing like a mindfulness book and expect even better sleep.
And it’s not just mindfulness books and novels. Audible also have a huge selection of factual and educational audio books. Whatever you choose, they’ll be in your cloud based library to keep and return to forever. Just like having a bookshelf. Thankfully, without the dust. You don’t have to just listen to them on your smartphone either. Choose to listen on your laptop, tablet or other mp3 player.
Use one of our great voucher codes to set up your Audible account. Then plug in, and listen to your heart’s content!
To get money off your order at Audible, enter the code in the relevant box during the checkout process. You will find it near the summary of your order on the billing page. Copy and paste the code and click to apply.
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