Thursday, February 12, 2015

How You Can Get Audio-Books for Free!


It was always easy to get e-books for free through Kindle Free Days, LibraryThing giveaways or via borrowing as an Amazon Prime Member, and now with KindleUnlimited it’s “all you can read” for $99 a year. Even print books were available for lucky winners of Goodreads Giveaways. But audio-books for free?

Audible Free Trial Details:
Get an audiobook of your choice, free, with a 30-day trial. After the trial, your paid membership will begin at $14.95 per month. With your membership, you will receive one credit every month, good for any audiobook on Audible. Choose from more than 150,000 titles and exchange any book you don’t like - no questions asked.

Cancel anytime, effective the next monthly billing cycle. Cancel before your trial ends and you will not be charged. Even if you opt out of the trial, you still get to keep the Audible free audiobook. Or keep going, it’s all up to you. 

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Experience the Many Benefits of Audio-Books
Audio books which let you multitask, are a great way to listen to books while driving long distance, walking the dog, or laying on the beach. And certainly a wonderful way for blind people to easily enjoy books. Audio-books can be listened to on an iPod or iPhone / SmartPhone or MP3 player, even on most e-readers such as Kindle and Nook. If you’ve never tried an audiobook, give it a go. You may be pleasantly surprised! Or maybe get addicted.

Bestseller author Mike Wells Sums Up the Benefits:

  • Taking a bath or sunbathing, when the light isn't conducive to reading, you want to lay back and relax, or you simply don't want to risk getting your book or ereader or tablet wet.
  • Experiencing a story in a group setting (with family or friends while on a road trip, for example).  
  • Learning English (or the language in which the book is narrated) - hearing the tone and pronunciation of words can help learners become more natural speakers.
  • Increasing your "reading" time - in general, audiobooks allow you to consume new material at times you otherwise could not.
  • Many book reviewers have started listening to them to increase their output.

. Olga Khazan wrote a while ago on Forbes: “Now, 37 percent of people say they have listened to an audio book, and the medium continues to become an important substitute for old-fashioned reading.”  “Moreover we are more likely to stick with a book that we’re listening to than one we’re reading, which would also improve our chances of retaining what’s in it.”
Lynn Neary wrote on  
"There's this almost seductive intimacy of this private performance and the power of it," says Don Katz, CEO and founder of Audible, the largest producer and seller of audiobooks. "So many of the customers become aficionados of the narration itself. Many of them buy based on the narrator. They'll literally listen to anything a specific actor reads simply because they like their styles."

Audible has hired such well-known actors as Colin Firth, Anne Hathaway and Nicole Kidman to narrate its books. Katz acknowledges they can be expensive, but he believes they are worth the investment. Jake Gyllenhaal's version of The Great Gatsby was a huge bestseller for Audible.

Scott Sigler: “Listen during your workout and watch those treadmill miles fly by. Or for your commute, and you might find yourself looking forward to heavy traffic that will keep you in the car just a bit longer. Or, just for enjoyment.”


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