I think the expensive subscription model that Aubidle uses puts people off. It’s not until you’ve listened to a few audiobooks that you start to hear the value. Unless, of course, audiobooks are a natural fit for you in which case you’ll be chomping at the bit to get started.
I took my time but signed up nearly two years ago. Since then, I’ve been working on gaming the system as best I can. I have an Audible algorithm which is a simple but effective beast designed to give me the best use of Audible credits. A credit gets you an audiobook, and since that can vary between a few bucks and thirty, it makes sense to use them wisely.
I was disappointed when the latest 2-for-1 sale didn’t include either fantasy or sci-fi. Now I understand why.
I’ve never seen a sale like this £3 for the first three before. I don’t know if something similar exists in America, it probably does.
In the UK there are a host of fantasy and sci-fi series in which the first three books have been reduced to £3. This is the most generous sale I’ve ever seen. If you’ve already bought some of the series, it doesn’t matter, the other books (up to the third) are still only £3.
Where’s the sale? The £3 Sci-Fi & Fantasy series sale is members only.
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The catch on the sale, if you can call it that, is you need to be a member of Audible already. In that respect, they’re preaching to the choir.
However, you can make use of a 30-day free trial.
In theory, that means you can do the nasty on Audible, start your account for free, get one book with that, buy others at £3 and then cancel straight away until you decide whether or not you want to come back.
That’s right; a cancelled membership doesn’t stop you listening to books you’ve already bought.