Are you a keen bookworm or podcast fiend looking for a new place to source your favourite titles from? Or want to get a slice of the action on all the latest new releases? Give Audible a go!
Audible is the Amazon-owned subscription service providing audio entertainment for the whole family. The service started in the 90s and joined Amazon in 2008. It is now recognised as the leading platform for audio storytelling - try it for free for 30 days to see for yourself.
Whether a die-hard novel reader or avid podcast fan, Audible has a huge selection of titles available to download or stream with a membership, for all your tastes and fancies. Books are either read out to you by a narrator, the title’s author or a well-known celebrity, while podcasts often have famous hosts.
Featuring all-time classics, topical new releases, trendy must-reads and original podcasts, there are thousands of titles to choose from so you can listen to your favourites wherever you go.
There are biographies and memoirs, thrillers and mysteries, road trip listens, children’s audiobooks and so much more, with titles including Ghost Stories: Stephen Fry's Definitive Collection, narrated by himself, Matthew Perry's memoir Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, and The T**t Files, written and read by Dawn French. Don't miss out on all-time classics too such as Harry Potter and Audible Originals like The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen.
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Ready to kick things off and give Audible a go? Read on for all you need to know about getting a 30-day free trial.
For more on Audible, check out how does Audible work to find out everything you need to know about the service, and take a look at the best Audible deals for some of the top offers this month. Or treat a loved one to the subscription service with an Audible gift card.
How to get an Audible free trial in the UK
Keen to try the service? Lucky for you, it’s really quite simple. Make sure you have an Amazon account, then all you need to do is create a new Audible account to start listening to your favourite titles. Either use it via your internet browser or download the Audible app onto your device. Compatible devices include iOS or Android mobiles, Fire tablets, Kindles, Sonos devices, any Alexa-enabled device and more.
The free trial is only available to new Audible customers who have not had an account before or taken a free trial. You can cancel at any time during your trial and you won’t be charged. After that, an Audible subscription will be £7.99 per month in the UK, with one credit per month. For more on how the credits work, read all about it in our article How does Audible work?
What does an Audible free trial include?
Sign up for a 30-day free Audible trial and start listening to thousands of podcasts, audiobooks and Audible originals for nothing.
The free trial includes access to all titles in the Audible library, with one credit to use. Credits are used as the service’s internal currency - one credit will purchase one audiobook. However there are plenty of titles which are available for free, there are monthly and daily offers, and you can listen to all the Audible Originals, so you are not limited to just one title.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you get two credits in the free trial. At the end of your free trial, all titles taken and purchased with a credit will remain in your library forever. And you'll then receive one credit per month.
Some of our top picks include the best-selling novels The Burnout by Sophie Kinsella and Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, the candid memoir This Much Is True, written and narrated by Miriam Margoyles, and for the kiddies: The Blunders by David Walliams, narrated by Harry Enfield, Adam Longworth, Catherine Tate, Lizzie Waterworth and David Walliams himself.
There are also sleep podcasts presented by stars including Sienna Miller and Jamie Dornan, Sci-Fi and fantasy books, and titles on personal development with categories including health, diet and nutrition, and physical illness and disease.
New releases include Britney Spears's biography The Woman in Me, Oath and Honour from Liz Cheney and the thriller series Seven Shades of Evil by Robert R McCammon, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini.
And coming later this month, look out for Not the End of the World by Hannah Ritchie, as well as Your Pocket Therapist, written and read by Annie Zimmerman. RuPaul's memoir The House of Hidden Meanings is also available to preorder now (released on Tuesday 5th March).
If you’re convinced by the trial, your membership will automatically renew after 30 days (unless you cancel) so you can continue enjoying your favourite audio entertainment, hassle-free.
What happens when the Audible free trial ends?
Your Audible membership will automatically renew after your 30-day free trial, with a price of £7.99 per month, unless you cancel it.