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Best Audible deals and promo codes in May 2022

Here are the best offers and promotions on the Amazon-owned audiobook service that you'll find for this month.

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Published: Friday, 4th February 2022 at 9:30 am

To say audiobooks are enjoying a boom is something of an understatement. If you feel like finding the time to delve into a new book is harder than ever with the many distractions of modern life, then why not try listening to it instead.


After all, an audiobook can be absorbed while driving, commuting, on your morning jog – or even when you’re doing the washing-up. Right in the middle of this curious renaissance is Audible, the Amazon-owned subscription service.

To call it the Netflix of audiobooks is only half the story – it’s certainly becoming just as popular in its own right. Signing up 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 for full membership, it’s wise to take advantage of some of the deals you’ll find out there – including the 30-day free trial. If you’re looking for quality devices to play your Audible downloads, be sure to check out our guides to the best smart speaker, best Alexa speaker and the Amazon Echo Dot 4th gen review.

And don’t miss these Audible guides about the subscription plan:

Best Audible memberships and audiobook offers in May 2022

Get 1 month of Audible for free

It will probably come as no major surprise to hear that Audible offers a limited-time free membership to draw you in. During that 30-day period, you’ll be able to choose a single audiobook to download and listen to via the service, completely free of charge.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to activate the subscription with your Amazon account – and you’ll be automatically charged for the second month after 30 days.

Get 50% off membership for 4 months

This promotion will give you 50% off an Audible membership (£3.99) for the first four months, which updates to the £7.99 package once that period comes to an end.

How much does Audible cost?

Audible standard membership costs £7.99 a month, which puts it on an even par with Amazon’s written-word subscription service, Kindle Unlimited. You can find out more in our in-depth what is Kindle Unlimited article. But it also offers another three more membership tiers. Here is the complete list of those tiers below:

  • 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, don’t miss 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 both 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 above. 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 – count the pennies, save the pounds, right?

For the latest news, reviews and deals, check out the Technology section. Are you a lover of the written word too? Don’t miss our expert pick of the best Kindle deals that are available right now.


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