Your spouse loves Audible more than they love you. Your parents love it more than you, too. You know why? Because they have a new, awesome book on sale every day during their Daily Deals sale!
The link above gets you a free book and a trial membership. Cancel the membership any time and keep your free book. I would suggest, if you don’t get the Platinum (the one I have) or Gold plan, that you get a yearly lite account. That way, you pay $10/year and get access to all the sales and freebies. I did this for about two years because I was re-listening to a lot of the books I already had.
There are a lot of places out there to get audio books, but Audible is hands down the best audio book place in the universe. Really, me and the universe had a talk, it was a whole thing, but it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that the universe agrees that Audible is the best! Why? I’m glad you asked. You see, Audible has more audio books, radio shows, audio newspapers and speeches than anyone else. They have the best readers and they record previously unrecorded classics. For instance, they are recording classic Sci-Fi through their Audible Frontiers initiative.
Another great reason to shop with them is their Daily Deals sale. Every day they are putting up a new book at a great price. Yesterday was Life of Pi for $3.95. The book is normally $18.11, so you would have saved $14.15. That’s not including the 30% off the retail price you get for being a member. Today’s book is The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1 for $4.95. The member price is $19.09, so you’re saving $14.14. Again, that doesn’t take into account the savings you always get for being a member.
I don’t know what the books will be in the future or how long this deal is on for, but the book of the day expires at 11:59PM ET every day. I think, in the past, they have brought back all the Daily Deals at the end for a day, but I’m not certain, so if there is a book you really want, pick it up on the day you see it. Make sure you’re checking back on Audible every day for the next deal.
Before I leave you to go to the Daily Deals sale, I want to tell you about a couple of new features on Audible. Well, not super new, but I’ve never spoken about them so here it goes. The first is that Audible is now WhisperSync compatible. That means that if you get the Kindle version of the book too (buying both gets you a discount) you can pick up where you left off on either. So, if you read 20 pages in the Kindle version, the Audible version will auto-magically pick up where you left off. Alternatively if you listen to five minutes of Audio, the Kindle version will be waiting where the audio left off. You can even listen and follow along with highlighted words on the Kindle, which is great for people learning to read.
The other thing is super simple returns. It used to be that it was kind of annoying to return a book at Audible because you didn’t really return it, they just gave your money back. The company still lost the money on the book. Now they actually pull the book from your library, thus regaining a license they can resell. It’s more like a physical book. I think this is what is happening. I’m not 100% sure, but the end result is that you can easily return books now.
(Expires: Daily at 11:59PM ET)