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Audible, the world’s largest storefront for digital audiobooks is running a New Year’s on its Premium Plus subscription. The first four months of your membership will cost just $8.95 instead of $14.95, which is a 40% discount and $24 savings overall. This is the first time Audible has ran a promotion since Amazon Prime Day 2020, and that deal was exclusively available to Amazon Prime members.
If you’ve never used Audible, here’s how it works: Each month you receive a “credit,” which can be redeemed on the audiobook of your choice. The audiobook you pick will be added to your library, and accessible via Audible’s website on a Mac or PC, through the Audible app on iOS and Android phones and tablets, or by asking an Amazon Echo smart speaker.
You can cancel your Audible subscription at any point (even during the promo price period), and still have access to your entire Audible library.
An Audible subscription also comes with access to Audible Originals, which feature a handful of shorter titles released by well-known authors. Downloading Audible Originals does not require any credits. Finally, Audible subscribers get 30% off any additional title in its library.
Audible is also a great place to access books that are currently out of print, or otherwise unavailable. If you’re focusing on self improvement in 2021, some Audible books you may want to consider are Getting Things Done by David Allen, Atomic Habits by James Clear Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat Stuff You Should Know by Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant.
Audible’s library also contains recent Bestsellers, including A Promised Land by Barack Obama (read by the author), The Queens Gambit by Walter Tevis, and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. New titles are added weekly, so you’ll always have something new to listen to.
If you’ve never given Audible a try, this promotion is an excellent opportunity to discover a new author or genre, or to catch up on must-read titles. I’ve been an Audible subscriber for years, and I cannot recommend the service highly enough. The library is huge and the performances of the readers (oftentimes it’s the author) are excellent.
This deal runs until January 8, so if you’ve been curious about giving audiobooks a chance, this is your best opportunity.