If you're finding it hard to find the time to delve into a new book, what with a growing to-do list and the distractions of modern life, then why not try listening to one instead?

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An audiobook can be absorbed while driving, commuting, on your morning jog, or even when you’re doing the washing-up.

Audiobooks are becoming increasingly popular and right in the middle of this renaissance is Audible, the Amazon-owned subscription service.

Some say it's the Disney+ of audiobooks, and it’s certainly becoming just as popular in its own right. Signing up to Audible has some handy perks, including unlimited listening to thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks — alongside one new audiobook every month. Here’s our full guide to how Audible works.

Before signing up to a full membership, it’s wise to take advantage of some of the deals we've found for you. Read on for all the best Audible offers— or rather, listen up!

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Best Audible memberships and audiobook offers in July 2024

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Get three months of Audible for free this Prime Day

What's the deal: As part of their upcoming Prime Day event, Amazon are offering three months of Audible completely for free.

Why we chose it: Three months of free access to thousands of free titles, monthly audiobooks of your choice and exclusive member deals and discounts — need we say more?

Get three months of Audible for free this Prime Day

Get one month of Audible for free

What's the deal: During the 30 day period, you’ll get access to thousands of free podcasts and audiobooks in what Amazon calls its 'Plus catalogue', and choose one additional audiobook, not included in this library, to download and listen to for free.

You’ll need to activate the subscription with your Amazon account, and you’ll be automatically charged £7.99 for the second month after 30 days.

Why we chose it: It may come as no major surprise to hear that Audible offers a limited-time free membership so you can try before you buy.

Start your 30 day free Audible trial at Amazon

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Free audiobooks with the Audible one month trial

What's the deal: If a free one month Audible trial wasn't enough, Amazon has included popular audiobooks within your trial for absolutely free, too, rather than letting you select just one audiobook during the trial.

Why we chose it: The audiobooks included in this deal aren't to be sniffed at! The audiobooks include popular reads like Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club, Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus and Dune by Frank Herbert.

Start your one month free Audible trial at Amazon

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Two free audiobooks for Amazon Prime members

What's the deal: Amazon Prime members get more for their 30-day free trial. Instead of picking one audiobook with the free trial, Prime members can pick two with their complimentary credits.

Why we chose it: Popular titles include I Will Find You by Harlan Coben, The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkein, The Diary of CEO by Steven Bartlett, and more.

Claim two free audiobooks at Audible

Get 50% off membership for four months

What's the deal: This promotion will give you 50 per cent off an Audible membership (£3.99 instead of £7.99) for the first four months, which updates to the £7.99 package once that period comes to an end.

Why we chose it: £4 might not sound like a lot, but £4 over four months is a substantial 16 quid — enough money for a main course at a restaurant, a concert ticket at a grassroots music venue or a couple of pints in a London pub.

Sign-up for four months half price at Audible

Audible Member Deals

What's the deal: Once you've subscribed to Audible, the savings don't stop there. Audible's 'Member Deals' page posts deals daily, for example, price drops on books and 2-for-1 credit sales.

Why we chose it: It can be annoying when deals are created to exclusively entice new customers as already-existing customers often feel left behind! With Audible member deals, the offers keep on coming throughout your subscription.

Check out the Member Deals page

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What's the deal: We include the latest deals as soon as they're announced in our bi-weekly Technology newsletter, including ones on Audible.

Why we chose it: There's nothing more convenient than getting the latest deals on Audible and other services and tech products delivered straight to your inbox— this way you won't miss out on deals you wouldn't normally see.

How much does Audible cost?

The Audible standard membership costs £7.99 a month, which puts it on an even par with Amazon’s written-word subscription service, Kindle Unlimited.

Audible also offers four membership tiers:

  • One-book monthly membership (one credit per month) | £7.99 per month
  • Two-book monthly membership (two credits per month) | £14.99 per month
  • 12-book annual membership (12 credits per year) | £69.99 per year
  • 24-book annual membership (24 credits per year) | £109.99 per year

To find out more about the particulars, including Audible’s credit-based system, check out our how does Audible work explainer.

How to get a good Audible deal

We’ve put together a few tips to help you get the most out of your Audible membership:

  • The best books deserve to be shared among friends, and Audible’s titles are no exception. If you and a fellow bookworm see two audiobooks you’re keen on listening to, you can listen to each download and then share. But make it count: you can only ever download one shared audiobook.
  • Think carefully about which of the memberships you pick. While a £69.99 fee for an annual membership sounds like a lot of money to part with upfront, that works out as a monthly rate of £5.83. That’s considerably better than the standard £7.99 – every penny counts, right?
  • Try before you buy: you can listen to a free sample of the audiobook you're planning on purchasing. Plus, Audible Premium Plus members who buy a book using credits can return it up to one year afterwards if they didn't enjoy it.

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