Audiobooks are a great way to "read" books even when you can't or don't want to read them - on the way to work, on vacation, while lounging on the couch, to fall asleep, and so on. Audible not only offers many general advantages for the purchase and use of audio books, but is currently running a spring campaign. For new customers there are 4 months of Audible for only 2,95 euros each and a credit of 15 euros on top. From the fifth month, 9,99 euros per month are due – but you can also cancel in good time.
This is how Audible works: Choose and keep audiobooks
If you have an Audible subscription, you get a credit every month. This credit can be redeemed for an audio book. Short audio books sometimes only cost half a credit; and there are sometimes 2 for 1 promotions. You can also buy 3 additional credits if one per month is not enough. There are also audio books that do not have to be purchased because they are included in the subscription (older titles and classics as well as some bestsellers). The same goes for podcasts.
After redeeming a credit for an audiobook or choosing an inclusive title, you can download it to any device that has the Audible app installed or is otherwise designed for Audible use. For example, some Kindle e-book readers from Amazon are compatible with Audible audio books and can output them to headphones and speakers via Bluetooth. On the Mac you can use the Apple Books app, among other things.
I personally use the Audible app on the iPhone to listen to my audio books directly through the speaker or headphones. Sometimes I listen to them while reading the physical book or the digital edition - you can adjust the speed of the audio book to synchronize with the reading speed. If you are easily distracted while reading, you should try this. It helps me to read more concentrated and faster over a longer period of time.
Books purchased with subscription credits remain in the library even if you delete them from the device. So you can always go back to it, download it, delete it, download it again, and so on. This even works if you end your subscription. So you can take advantage of the spring offerto get 4 audiobooks (and a fifth with the credit) and listen to them even after canceling your subscription.
Audio book recommendations: Tips from my library
Walter Moers: The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear, Rumo & The Miracles in the Dark, The City of Dreaming Books (and more)
Mariana Leky: What you can see from here
Eiko Kadono: Kiki's Delivery Service
Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own
Tupoka Ogette: exit Racism
Numerous books by Terry Pratchett
Douglas Adams: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (and sequels)
And much more
No credit needed: tips for included titles in the Audible subscription
Edgar Allan Poe: short stories (several volumes)
Jules Verne: Around the World in 80 Days, Journey to the Center of the Earth, etc.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince
Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes (various stories and volumes)
Dimiter Inkiow: Greek Legends - From Sisyphus to Tantalos
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