Friday, February 26, 2016

Audible trick so you don't spend a fortune!


For those of you who've never heard of it, Audible is a partner company with Amazon and it only sells E-audiobooks. That's its business. But one thing that makes it different is that the company evolves and offers specialized readings to its users, like a new offering of Alice in Wonderland performed by Scarlett Johansson or The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn read by Elijah Wood. Pretty cool, huh?

Well, if you're anything like me, when you find something you love, it can be addicting. Audible is the same as any other website, whether you have a "membership" with the monthly fee attached or not. It compels you to buy and before you know it you've spent hundreds of dollars that probably could have been put to better use on that new vacuum cleaner or a replacement dishwasher to bring your kitchen out of the 70s. Am I right?

But I discovered a brilliant trick with Audible!

A lot of the audiobooks have a partner Kindle book on Amazon. Sometimes, or actually a lot of the time, that Kindle book is listed for a really reduced price. Instead of the list price of $14.95, it's only $2.99 for a short time. Well, let's say the counterpart audiobook is $19.99 on Audible. BUT, if you purchase that Kindle book for $2.99 first, it will guarantee you a reduced price of the audiobook on Audible, going from $19.99 to perhaps as low as $3.99.

Or, in my recent case, I bought A Christmas Carol Kindle book for free and was able to buy the Tim Curry audiobook for $.99! Yay! Now that's what I call a bargain!

Just keep in mind that not all of the audiobooks work this way. If there is a discount available if you also own the Kindle book then Audible will tell you on the listing of the audiobook you're interested in. No muss, no fuss, just lots of convenience and dollars saved.

I hope you enjoyed this Audible trick and have fun listening, my friends! ❤

3 comments:

  1. How cool! I'm not all that into audio books, but once in a while one piques my interest. I'll try to keep this in mind.

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    1. I started getting into audio books when I got a job where I was on the compute for 8 hours a day. It's a good way to keep that part of my brain occupied without getting bored. Although I always loved radio dramas, but I will say that audio books have come up a step from what I remember a decade or so ago. The improvement is amazing. I just bought a version of Pride & Prejudice narrated by Rosamund Pike! How awesome is that?!

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    2. My problem is that my kids are almost always around me, so unless it's a book I've read before or that I can trust to be squeaky-clean, I won't chance it.

      But oooh, P&P read by Rosamund Pike? That's groovy!

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