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The Audible Service Conditions of Use

THE AUDIBLE SERVICE

Audible Limited and its affiliates (“Audible”) are pleased to offer a service that permits users to discover, purchase, receive and play digital spoken word audio entertainment (“Audible Content”) through Audible's websites, including audible.co.uk, and its applications for mobile devices (collectively, the “Audible Service”). If you use the Audible Service, you accept these conditions of use (“Conditions of Use”). Please read them carefully. In addition to the Conditions of Use, you will also be subject to (1) the Audible Purchase Terms & Conditions, which govern any purchase you make through the Audible Service, (2) the Audible Plan Terms, which govern your enrollment in any Audible membership plan, and (3) any other policies, guidelines, terms and agreements posted on, or otherwise made available to you through, the Audible Service (collectively, the “Terms”). If these Conditions of Use contradict such Terms, the Terms will control.

PRIVACY

Please review our Privacy Notice">Privacy Notice, which also governs your visit to Audible.co.uk, to understand our practices.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

When you use the Audible Service, or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on or through the Audible Service. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

COPYRIGHT

All content included in or made available through the Audible Service, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and Audible Content, is the property of Audible or its content suppliers and protected by United Kingdom and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content accessible through the Audible Service is the exclusive property of Audible and protected by United Kingdom and international copyright and database right laws.

TRADEMARKS

Audible, audible.com, audible.co.uk, AudibleListener, AudibleManager, AudibleReady, Audible Studios and other graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names included in or made available through the Audible Service are trademarks or registered trademarks of Audible in the European Union and other jurisdictions. Audible's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Audible's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Audible. You may not use any Audible logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of a hyperlink without express written permission from Audible. All other trademarks not owned by Audible that appear in the Audible Service are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Audible.

PATENTS

One or more patents owned by Audible apply to this Site and to the features and services accessible via the Site. Portions of this Site operate under license of one or more patents. Click here">Click here to see a non-exhaustive list of applicable Audible patents and applicable licensed patents.

LICENSE AND ACCESS

Subject to your compliance with these Conditions of Use and your payment of any applicable fees, Audible or its content providers grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and make personal and non-commercial use of the Audible Service. Additional license terms may be found in the Terms. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the Audible Service or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Audible Service or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

All rights not expressly granted to you in these Conditions of Use or any applicable Terms are reserved and retained by Audible or its licensors, suppliers, publishers, rightsholders, or other content providers. Neither the Audible Service nor any part of it may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Audible. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Audible without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Audible's name or trademarks without the express written consent of Audible. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of audible.co.uk so long as the link does not portray Audible, or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Audible logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

You may not misuse the Audible Service. You may use the Audible Service only as permitted by law. The licenses granted by Audible terminate if you do not comply with these Conditions of Use or any applicable Terms.

YOUR ACCOUNT

As a registered user of the Audible Service, you may receive or establish one or more passwords and accounts ("Audible Account"). If you open a new Audible Account and you have an account with Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk using the same email address, your account information from your Amazon account will be used to establish your account at Audible. If you register a Kindle tablet device and do not already have an Audible Account, you will automatically be assigned an Audible Account using your Amazon credentials. If you use the Audible Service, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Audible Account(s) and for restricting access to your computer(s) or device(s), and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under any of your Audible Accounts. Audible does sell products for children, but it sells them to adults, who can purchase with a credit card or other permitted payment method. If you are under 18, you may use the Audible Service only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. Audible reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.

REVIEWS, COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTENT

We may permit visitors to post reviews, comments, photos, and other content; send messages and other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information. You agree that any content you contribute and any communications you send using means we provide will not be illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a message or other content. We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but we do not regularly review posted content.

If you do post content or submit any material to us, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant us a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Audible and its sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Audible for all claims resulting from content you supply. We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Audible takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

Audible respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Audible attempts to be as accurate as possible. However, Audible does not warrant that product descriptions or content available through the Audible Service is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.

AUDIBLE SOFTWARE TERMS

In addition to these Conditions of Use, the terms found here apply to any software (including any updates or upgrades to the software and any related documentation) that we make available to you from time to time for your use in connection with the Audible Service (the "Audible Software").

OTHER BUSINESSES

We may offer content from parties other than Audible and may permit parties other than Audible to provide services or sell products through the Audible Service. We may also provide links through the Audible Service to the websites of affiliated companies and certain other businesses. We are a distributor, not a publisher, of any materials we offer from third parties and are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals, the content we obtain from them or the content of their websites. Audible does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of any third parties. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.

REMOVAL OF AUDIBLE CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS

We reserve the right to remove or disable access to any Audible Content or any other materials posted to or otherwise displayed through the Audible Service, including any Audible Content that violates or otherwise allegedly infringes on the copyright or other intellectual property, proprietary, or other rights of any person, company or other entity. We will not be liable for the removal of or disabling of access to any Audible Content or materials.

TERMINATION

Your right to use the Audible Service will automatically terminate if you violate these Conditions of Use or any other Terms. In case of such termination, we may terminate your access to the Audible Service without notice and you will not receive a full or partial refund of any fees already paid. Our failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with the Conditions of Use or any other Terms will not constitute a waiver of any of our rights.

TERMINATION OF AUDIBLE SERVICE

Our business may change over time and we reserve the right to modify the Audible Service. We also reserve the right to suspend or discontinue the Audible Service or your use of the Audible Service, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice and without liability to you. In the event that we exercise such right, you may be entitled to a full or partial refund, in our sole discretion, if you are a member of an Audible Plan (as defined in the Audible Plan Terms) or with respect to any purchase you've made.

LOSSES

Audible will be responsible for any losses you suffer as a result of us breaching these conditions if the losses were reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the Audible Service, or a contract for the sale of goods by us to you was formed. We will not be responsible for any business loss (including loss of profits, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted expenditure) or any other indirect or consequential loss that is not reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the Audible Service or when a contract for the sale of goods by us to you was formed. Audible does not limit in any way our liability by law for death or personal injury caused from our negligence or breach of duty or caused by our gross negligence or wilful misconduct.

APPLICABLE LAW AND DISPUTES

By using the Audible Service, you agree that these conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, and the application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. You agree, as we do, to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

SITE POLICIES, MODIFICATION, AND SEVERABILITY

Please review our Terms. We reserve the right to make changes to the Audible Service, these Conditions of Use and any Terms at any time. Your continued use of the Audible Service following any changes will indicate your acceptance of such changes. If you do not agree to a change, you must immediately stop using the Audible Service. If any Terms or these Conditions of Use are deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition or term shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition or term.

DEFAMATION CLAIMS

Because Audible lists thousands of products for sale on the Audible Service and hosts many thousands of comments, it is not possible for us to be aware of the contents of each product listed for sale, or each comment or review that is displayed. Accordingly, Audible operates on a "notice and takedown" basis. If you believe that any content on, or advertised for sale on, the Audible Service contains a defamatory statement, please notify us immediately by following our Notice and Procedure for Notifying of Defamatory Content. Once this procedure has been followed, Audible will make all reasonable endeavours to remove the defamatory content complained about within a reasonable time.



Audible Purchase Terms and Conditions

Any user may purchase Audible Content on an "A La Carte" basis. Audible members also may purchase content using membership credits in accordance with the terms set forth in the Audible Plan Terms. By making a purchase through the Audible Service you agree to be bound by these Audible Purchase Terms and Conditions.

Purchases of Audible Content

  1. Audible Content License. When you purchase Audible Content, Audible grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download or stream such Audible Content to your computer and/or other device(s) solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You agree to not otherwise copy, reproduce, distribute or use the Audible Content other than as expressly set forth herein. You will not sell, transfer, lease, modify, distribute or publicly perform the Audible Content in any manner and you will not exploit it commercially. You agree to not modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Audible Content, or otherwise tamper with the Audible Content or create any derivative works therefrom.
  2. Pricing. With respect to all A La Carte purchases, except where noted otherwise, any list price displayed represents the full retail price listed on the Audible Content itself, as determined by Audible, or as suggested by the manufacturer or supplier, or estimated in accordance with standard industry practice; or the estimated retail value for a comparably featured item offered elsewhere. Prices are subject to change at any time in Audible's sole discretion. Audible cannot confirm the price of an item until you order. Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items in our catalog may be mispriced. If an item's correct price is higher than our stated price, we may at our discretion cancel your order.
  3. Delivery of Audible Content. All Audible Content you purchased will be delivered to your Audible Account.
  4. Risk of Loss. Once we have made Audible Content available to you, you will bear the risk of loss for completing any download of Audible Content after purchase and for any loss of Audible Content you have downloaded, including any loss due to a file corruption or a device or hard drive crash. Purchased Audible Content will generally continue to be available in your Audible Account but may become unavailable due to possible content provider licensing restrictions or other reasons, and Audible will not be liable to you if Audible Content becomes unavailable for further download. You will not receive a full or partial refund of any fees already paid in such situations. Accordingly, we encourage you to download Audible Content promptly after purchase and to make a back-up copy. If you are unable to complete a download after having reviewed our online help resources, please contact Audible customer service.
  5. Payments. You must have a valid payment instrument, such as a credit card or other permitted payment method, on file in your Audible Account in order to use the Audible service. If you are using your Amazon account to access the Audible Service, your default payment instrument will be the default payment instrument you use for purchases from Amazon. If you want to designate a different payment instrument, you must change your authorized payment instrument information online at the "My Account" section of the Audible Service.
  6. Payments. You may cancel your order for purchase of Audible Content within 14 days from the date of your purchase for a full refund by contacting Customer Care, unless you have started to download, stream, or listen to the Audible Content. Once you start to download, stream or listen to the Audible Content, you cannot cancel your order, and you will not receive a full or partial refund for your order. By placing an order to purchase Audible Content, you acknowledge and agree to this.
  7. Subscriptions. Any user may purchase subscriptions to recurring content such as newspapers and magazines on a monthly basis or other recurring basis depending on the recurrence of the content ("Subscriptions"). If you purchase a Subscription, you will be charged the full price of the Subscription at the beginning of the Subscription term. Subscriptions may be purchased on an A La Carte basis or by members with credits. With respect to any Subscriptions purchased on an A La Carte basis, if you cancel your Subscription within 14 days, you will be entitled to a full refund. After 14 days, you may be entitled to a refund before the initial term has expired depending upon whether there is a shorter Subscription available for the relevant Audible Content. You will be obligated to pay based upon the Subscription term length closest to the number of months your Subscription was active. For example, if you signed up for a 12 month Subscription and wish to cancel after 5 months, then: (A) if a 6 month Subscription term is available, you would be charged for a 6 month Subscription and refunded the difference between the 12 month and 6 month Subscriptions, or (B) if only a 12 month term is available, you would be charged for the 12 month Subscription.


Audible Terms and Conditions for Gift and Promotional Codes and Vouchers

Gift Audiobooks, Gift Certificates, Gift Memberships and Promotional Claim Codes are subject to the following additional Terms and Conditions. By purchasing any Gift Audiobook, Gift Certificate or Gift Membership, or by redeeming a Promotional Claim Code, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.



Audible Gift Audiobooks
  1. Term and Uses. Audiobooks purchased as gifts ("Gift Audiobooks") will be presented to the recipient in the form of a claim code redeemable for the Gift Audiobook. Gift Audiobooks must be redeemed at www.audible.co.uk or its mobile store ("audible. co.uk" or the "Site") and may be used only for the applicable audiobook given. Claim codes for Gift Audiobooks do not expire and are not subject to any dormancy fee or other fees for non-use. If the recipient already has the Gift Audiobook in his or her My Library or the Gift Audiobook is not available in the recipient's country, at the time the recipient redeems the claim code for a Gift Audiobook, the recipient will receive a credit good towards the purchase of a different audiobook of equivalent value on audible.co.uk. If the Gift Audiobook has a value of more than one credit, the recipient will receive the number of credits equal to the Gift Audiobook's value. Credits given to the recipient in exchange for the claim code for a Gift Audiobook do not expire and are subject to the Audible Purchase Terms and Conditions. Recipients must have or open an Audible account to redeem a claim code for a Gift Audiobook. Audible may, in its discretion, advise the purchaser when the claim code for a Gift Audiobook has been redeemed by the recipient in the purchaser's "Account Details" section of the Site.
  2. Limitations.
    1. Redemption codes for Gift Audiobooks may not be redeemed at audible.com, audible.de, audible.fr or any other website operated by Audible, Inc., its affiliates, or any other person or entity, except as indicated by these Terms and Conditions.
    2. Redemption codes for Gift Audiobooks cannot be exchanged for other Gift Audiobooks, Gift Cards or Gift Memberships.
    3. Redemption codes for Gift Audiobooks cannot be resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash or applied to any other Audible account, except where required by law.


Audible Gift Certificates
  1. Term and Uses. Gift certificates ("Gift Certificates") will be presented to the recipient in the form of a redemption code or in the form of a physical card containing a redemption code. Gift Certificates have no expiration date and are not subject to any dormancy fee or other fees for non-use. Gift Certificates must be redeemed at audible.co.uk and may be used towards A La Carte purchases of audio content only. From time to time, Audible may allow you to redeem Gift Certificates for other products and services, in Audible's discretion. The full amount of any purchase will be deducted from the Gift Certificate balance, up to the total funds available on the Gift Certificate. If a purchase made with a Gift Certificate exceeds the amount of the Gift Certificate, the balance must be paid by another payment method accepted on the Audible Service. Gift Certificate recipients must have or open an Audible account to redeem a Gift Certificate. To view Gift Certificate balances, Gift Certificate holders should visit the "Account Details" section of their Audible account on the Site. If a Gift Certificate purchaser has an Audible account, Audible may, in its discretion, advise the purchaser when the Gift Certificate has been redeemed by the recipient in the purchaser's "Account Details" section on the Site.
  2. Limitations.
    1. Gift certificates may not be redeemed for the purchase of products at audible.com, audible.de, audible.fr or any other website operated by Audible, Inc., its affiliates, or any other person or entity, except as indicated by these Terms and Conditions.
    2. Gift Certificates cannot be used to purchase other Gift Certificates, Gift Audiobooks, Gift Memberships, or Promotional Codes (each as defined below).
    3. Gift Certificates cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash or applied to any other Audible account, except where required by law. Unused Gift Certificate balances in an Audible account may not be transferred.


Audible Gift Memberships
  1. Term and Uses. Memberships purchased as gifts ("Gift Memberships") will be presented to the recipient in the form of a redemption code redeemable for the Gift Membership. Redemption codes for Gift Memberships must be redeemed at audible.co.uk and may be used only for Audible memberships. Prior to being redeemed by a recipient, redemption codes for Gift Memberships do not expire and are not subject to any dormancy fee or other fees for non-use. Once redeemed, Gift Memberships expire at the end of the applicable membership term. For example, if the Gift Membership is a three month membership, the Gift Membership will expire three months from the date the recipient redeems the membership. Gift Membership recipients must have or open an Audible account to redeem the Gift Membership. To view Gift Membership balances and status, gift members should visit the "Account Details" section of their Audible account on the Site. If a Gift Membership purchaser has an Audible account, Audible may, in its discretion, advise the purchaser when the Gift Membership has been redeemed by the recipient in the purchaser's "Account Details" section on the Site.
  2. Limitations.
    1. Redemption codes for Gift Memberships may not be redeemed for memberships at audible.com, audible.de, audible.fr or any other website operated by Audible, Inc., its affiliates, or any other person or entity, except as indicated by these Terms and Conditions..
    2. Redemption codes for Gift Memberships cannot be used to purchase other Gift Memberships, Gift Audiobooks, Gift Certificates or Promotional Codes.
    3. Redemption Codes for Gift Memberships cannot be resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash or applied to any other Audible account, except where required by law. Unused Gift Membership balances in an Audible account may not be transferred.
  3. Applicability of Audible Plan Terms. The Audible Plan Terms appliy to Gift Memberships and is hereby incorporated into these Terms and Conditions. The terms and conditions of a Gift Membership are the same as those of Audible's other membership plans, with the following exceptions:
    1. After a Gift Membership ends, any unused credits included in the Gift Membership that are not used during the Gift Membership period do not roll-over, unless the member joins a regular Audible membership plan prior to the expiration of the Gift Membership. Only gift membership credits that have accrued as of the date the gift member joins a regular Audible membership will roll-over. If a gift member joins a regular Audible membership prior to the end of the Gift Membership period, any credits included in the Gift Membership that have not have yet accrued will not roll-over.
    2. Gift Memberships may be cancelled by calling 0800 496 2455 or +44 (0) 203 356 6218 (International). Unused balances and credits on Gift Memberships will expire upon cancellation.


Audible Promotional Claim Codes
  1. Term and Uses. Promotional claim codes ("Promotional Codes") are for promotional use only and are void where prohibited by law. Promotional Codes must be redeemed at audible.co.uk. Promotional Codes expire as indicated on the terms transmitted with the Promotional Code. If redeemed for an audiobook credit, the credit may expire after a certain period of time, as indicated on the terms transmitted with the Promotional Code. Promotional Codes may be subject to additional terms and condition presented with the Promotional Code. Promotional Codes recipients must have or open an Audible account to redeem Promotional Codes.
  2. Limitations.
    1. Promotional Codes may not be redeemed at audible.com, audible.de, audible.fr or any other website operated by Audible, Inc., its affiliates, or any other person or entity, except as indicated by these Terms and Conditions.
    2. Promotional Codes cannot be used to purchase other Promotional Codes, Gift Audiobooks, Gift Certificates or Gift Memberships.
    3. Promotional Codes cannot be resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash or applied to any other Audible account, except where required by law. Unused Promotional Codes in an Audible account may not be transferred.


Vouchers
  1. Term and Uses. From time to time, Audible may, in its sole discretion, give rewards in the form of vouchers to existing Audible account holders ("Vouchers"). Vouchers may only be redeemed at audible.co.uk and are redeemable for Audible content only. Audible will deposit a Voucher directly into the account holder's account and will send the recipient an email stating that the Voucher is available. When the recipient makes a purchase on the Site without using membership or other credits, Vouchers will be the first payment method used towards the purchase amount. The full amount of any purchase will be deducted from the Voucher amount, up to the total funds available. If a purchase made with a Voucher exceeds the amount of the Voucher, the balance will be automatically charged to the credit card Audible has on file for the account holder. Vouchers expire as indicated on the terms transmitted in the notification e-mail. The value of a Voucher will be determined by Audible in its sole discretion.
  2. Limitations.
    1. Vouchers may not be redeemed for the purchase of Audible content at audible.com, audible.de, audible.fr or any other website operated by Audible, Inc., its affiliates, or any other person or entity, except as indicated by these Terms and Conditions.
    2. Vouchers cannot be used to purchase Gift Audiobooks, Gift Certificates, Gift Memberships, or Promotional Codes.
    3. Vouchers cannot be resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash or applied to any other account, except where required by law. Unused Voucher balances in an Audible account may not be transferred.


General Terms
  1. Losses. audible.co.uk will be responsible for any losses you suffer as a result of us breaching these conditions if the losses were reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the Site, or a contract for the sale of goods by us to you was formed. We will not be responsible for any business loss (including loss of profits, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted expenditure) or any other indirect or consequential loss that is not reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the Site or when a contract for the sale of goods by us to you was formed. audible.co.uk does not limit in any way our liability by law for death or personal injury caused from our negligence or breach of duty or caused by our gross negligence or willful misconduct.
  2. Fraud. Audible will have the right to close customer accounts and bill alternative forms of payment if a fraudulently obtained Gift Audiobook, Gift Certificate, Gift Membership, Promotional Code or Voucher is redeemed and/or used to make purchases on the Site.
  3. Resale. Resale of a Gift Audiobook, Gift Certificate, Gift Membership, Promotional Code or Voucher or use for unauthorized advertising, marketing, sweepstakes or other promotional purposes is strictly prohibited.
  4. Other. Gift Audiobooks, Gift Certificates, Gift Memberships, Promotional Codes, and Vouchers and their use on the Site are subject to the Site's Conditions of Use, available at www.audible.co.uk/terms, and Privacy Notice, available at www.audible.co.uk/privacy. Audible reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions from time to time in its discretion. Generally, changes to these Terms and Conditions will apply to products issued after the date the changes take effect, as indicated at the top of these Terms and Conditions; however, changes to comply with applicable law may apply retroactively to products issued before such date. Gift Audiobooks, Gift Certificates, Gift Memberships, Promotional Codes, and Vouchers are subject to verification. For any questions concerning your Gift Audiobook, Gift Certificate, Gift Membership, Promotional Code, or Coupon Voucher please call 0800 496 2455 or +44(0)203 356 6218 International or visit audible.co.uk.


Audible Plan Terms

Audible offers various membership plans ("Audible Plans") for using and paying for the Audible Service. Audible Plans are subject to the terms below and those disclosed through the Audible Service. Membership in an Audible Plan is nontransferable.

  1. Audible Membership Plans. Audible Membership Plans are automatically renewable on a monthly or yearly basis, depending on the plan, until terminated by you or us in accordance with these Audible Plan Terms. Audible will charge your default payment instrument the applicable membership fee on your renewal date. If your default payment method is declined for any reason, Audible may charge any payment instrument on file with your Amazon account.
    1. Number of Audiobooks. The 1 Book Monthly, 2 Book Monthly, 12 Book Annual, and 24 Book Annual Plans are generally the same except that the number of Credits (defined below) that members receive under certain plans is greater.
    2. Annual or Monthly. Each of these membership plans is available either on a monthly or annual basis. Audible will charge the applicable monthly or yearly fee for such membership plan on the member's monthly or yearly renewal date, depending on which plan the member selects. Annual members will receive the entire year's credits at the start of their membership and upon any renewal. Monthly members will receive the applicable amount of credits each month.
    3. Rollover Members are allowed to rollover a certain number of unused Credits ("Rollover").
      1. Monthly Memberships. 1 Book Monthly members may rollover up to 6 unused Credits to the next month of membership and 2 Book Monthly members may rollover up to 12 unused Credits to the next month of membership. If in any given month a monthly member has more than the permitted number of Rollover Credits, the additional unused credits will automatically expire.
      2. Annual Memberships. 12 Book Annual members may rollover up to 6 unused Credits to the next year of membership and 24 Book Annual members may rollover up to 12 unused Credits to the next year of membership. If in any given renewal date a member has more than the permitted number of Rollover Credits, the additional unused credits will automatically expire.
  2. Committed Membership Plans. Certain members may receive a gift for joining in exchange for their commitment to remain a member for the period of time specified at the time of enrollment. Members who sign up to a committed membership plan and receive the gift benefit will have 14 days to cancel their membership plan, however, we will only issue them a full refund for membership fees if they have not used any Credits or used the gift benefit during those 14 days. If they have redeemed Credits or used the gift benefit within 14 days of signing up for a membership, we may withhold from their refund the value of the redeemed Credit(s) and the value of the used gift benefit. After 14 days, members will not receive a full or partial refund for any membership fees already paid and will not be able to cancel the plan prior to the expiration of the initial term of the plan. By signing up for a Committed Membership Plan, you acknowledge and agree to this.
  3. Trial Offers. Audible may, in its sole discretion, make available free or paid trial offers for a monthly or annual membership plan, the terms of which will be more fully explained on the Audible Service (a "Trial Offer"). You must have a valid payment instrument, such as a credit card or other permitted payment method, on file in your Audible Account in order to initiate a Trial Offer. Audible may request a temporary authorization from the financial institution issuing your credit card or other payment instrument in order to confirm the validity of the credit card or other payment instrument to verify your eligibility to participate in any Trial Offer. Any Credits issued in connection with a Trial Offer or Audible Content purchased with such Credits are issued and provided subject to such verification and may be revoked by Audible in the event that such verification fails. Upon expiration of the trial, you will automatically be joined into the related membership plan and Audible will charge your default payment instrument the relevant monthly fee or annual fee, as applicable. If your default payment method is declined for any reason, Audible may charge any payment instrument on file with your Amazon account. YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO THE END OF THE TRIAL OFFER TO AVOID CHARGES. Trial Offers are limited to one per household.
  4. Credits. Audible Plan members receive credits that may be used to purchase Audible Content on the Audible Service ("Credits"). Credits may only be used to purchase Audible Content. If you purchase Audible Content in excess of the number of available Credits under your Audible Plan, your default payment instrument will be billed the price for the applicable Audible Content. Credits include Membership Credits, Rollover Credits, and Complimentary Credits, as described below. Credits are nontransferable. Credits that do not rollover, expire in accordance with their terms.
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  • Publisher: RNIB
  • Audible.co.uk Release Date: 14 Aug. 2009
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Roderick Hudson is one of Henry James's first novels.

Originally published in 1875 as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly, it traces the development of the title character, a sculptor. Funded by the wealthy Rowland Mallet, Roderick Hudson travels from America to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. He soon finds that Europe tests him in ways he had not anticipated, both as an artist and as a man.

American-born English author Henry James (1843- 1916) was one of the founders and leaders of realism in fiction and is considered to be one of the great British novelists.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The higher he flew.......... 6 April 2012
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James' second novel sets its American protagonists in Europe, destination for the fashionable rich of the late nineteenth century holidaying among the architectural and artistic gems of the Old World, a theme to be repeated in several later novels including The Portrait of a Lady. Compared with that masterpiece, the novel is a little slow to develop, although it makes up for this in depth and from Chapter eight when arrival of the capricious and alluring Christina Light fires the tension which permeates the rest of the narrative.

Roderick Hudson, an attractive young sculptor from a modest background in the Eastern United States, impresses Rowland Mallet with a particularly brilliant figure of a youth drinking from a gourd. Mallet, a rich amateur connoisseur of the arts and an inveterate sojourner in Europe, senses a bright future for the young man and persuades Hudson to accompany him to Rome in order to settle down and draw inspiration from the classics.

After a promising start however, Hudson's loss of motivation and associated moral decline leads mentor and protégée into mutual conflict, exacerbated by Mallet's disgust for Hudson's cavalier treatment of his fiancée Mary Garland having fallen under the spell of Christina Light. Mallet, himself in love with Mary, is the personification of generosity, and his efforts to rekindle his protégée's talent cause us to wonder at his patience in the face of the churlish treatment he receives from the young sculptor. The tragedy is that the meteoric Hudson isn't by any means all bad, for as well as lack of moral fibre and lapses into bad temper he has charm and sensibility.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fine early James 28 Mar. 2010
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Henry James's first full-length novel (1875) features a classic Jamesian situation, an entertaining, witty and tortuous examination of romantic feelings that are caught up in a frenzy of youthful impetuousness, ambition and artistic genius, complicated by the social expectations of others and the unfathomable workings of the female mind. If it isn't entirely successful on those terms, lacking the kind of precision that James would become better known for in later novels, there is however an interesting subtext to the story where James considers that other topic of interest to him regarding notions of identity from a European and an American perspective and whether there is any compatibility between them.

Such matters are considered not so much through the titular character as through the figure of Rowland Mallet, a young man from New England, with no fixed place in the world, no great ambitions, no woman or love in his life and no genius of his own. As a buyer and importer of European art however, he can however recognise genius in others and is particularly taken by an exquisite piece of sculpture by a young local man, Roderick Hudson. Believing that he can do something to encourage such talent, he proposes taking the young inexperienced man on an extended trip to Rome, taking him away from his law studies and the quiet dullness of New England life and hopefully through his patronage, see his ability mature towards delivering the masterpieces he is confident lie within.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the effort 3 Aug. 2014
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An underrated book as not the easiest book to read, but worth the effort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Film star? 15 Feb. 2013
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I have read other novels by this author and can't wait to read this one. It will make a good read on holiday.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Funny That I'm the First... 4 July 1999
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I wonder why the discrimination (is it ignorance?) exists regarding James's first great work, "Roderick Hudson." Yes, it is early James, and yes, snobs, it is very "readable." It's a page turner, the sentences are short, and the clauses only interfere in the early chapters, as James revised this earliest work with woefully-advised insertions of his later style. Once you get past these early chapters, however, you will be carried along - there are a few laughs as colorless Rowland Mallet tries to rein in the wild, sensitive Roderick.
Much of the action takes place in Italy - and you get to meet the delicious Princess Casamassima (at this point, Judith Light), to boot.
A real winner - for me, second only to "Portrait of a Lady"---
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Marble Faun Authenticated ... 5 Aug. 2010
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... or the apotheosis of the American Romance! "Roderick Hudson" was Henry James's second published full-length novel and his last, I would say, in the shared literary idiom of his 19th predecessors. His final tribute, if you will, to the 'Gothic' romances of the Brontes and above all of Nathaniel Hawthorne. I don't believe many critics have linked "Roderick Hudson" to Hawthorne's "The Marble Faun", but the linkage is tight, even if James didn't intend any connection. I would include Herman Melville's grand dismal romance "Pierre" in the linkage, except that I'm doubtful James ever knew of it. Even though most of the narrative takes place in Roma, "Roderick Hudson" is a New England novel at heart.

Published in serial in 1875, "Roderick Hudson" was not received with any great plaudits, and it hasn't been treated with the most ample respect by later literary critics. It's unquestionably true that James 'survived' -- luckily for us -- to write a dozen better novels than this one, beginning with his next, "The American". And yet "Roderick Hudson" is a very fine piece of writing! If James's next ten novels had been just as good but no better, he would still rank as one of the masters of the genre. What falls short for this reader in "Roderick Hudson" might ironically be exactly what could make it most enjoyable for other readers; it's a tale of drastic Passion, in which the characters are Larger Than Life. The excitement I find in reading James's more mature novels is that the characters are never dramatically exaggerated. They may be exceptional, but only in a manner well grounded in their ordinariness. The dramatis personae of "Roderick Hudson" are as sculptural as the intertwined and tormented figures of the Laocoön. The story portrays an anguishing Love Quadrangle:

Roderick is a young self-taught sculptor of Genius ... the most meteoric genius-to-be of the Age, and the most insufferable narcissist ever bent on self-destruction.

Christina Light is 'the most beautiful woman in Europe', raised by her odious mother to become literally a Princess. And a 'princess' she is, in the current derogatory American sense of the title! I might wonder if James's earliest readers found her credible, but I have no doubt that readers today will know what to expect of her. She is the Britney Spears or Sharon Stone of her epoch. She will reappear, by the way, as a character in a later James novel, chastened by experience but no less destructively alluring. Roderick of course is infatuated with her to the point of obsession.

Mary Garland is the New England girl par excellence, the finely spirited and spiritually fine abandoned fiancée, whom the unworthy consider 'plain' but the worthy recognize instinctively as 'handsome'. Our Principal Character is one of the worthy.

That Principal Character is Rowland Mallet, a wealthy American with no calling of his own except to be reliable and generous. His spontaneous recognition of Roderick's 'genius', and his decision to support Roderick's development by transporting him to Europe and subsidizing him there, is the launching point of the novel. Rowland is not a first-person narrator but nonetheless the focal lens of the narrative and the catalyst of most events. He is of course hopelessly in love with Mary Garland but incapable of self-interested disloyalty to his protegé. Almost colorless, he is nonetheless "the most interesting man in the world" in any interpretation of this novel.

Henry James wrote "Roderick Hudson" under the spell of Italy, upon his first visit there, and the descriptive settings in Roma and Firenze are spellbinding. The whole story is operatic in its emotive lushness; stripped of its rich vocabulary and nuances of description, it could easily be rewritten as a Danielle Steele tear-jerker. I don't mean that as dispraise, but rather as the highest praise, that James could take such an 'excessive' drama and write such subtle psychological insights into it.

This novel is included in the Library of America volume "Henry james: Novels 1871-1880" , along with 'Watch and Ward', 'Confidence', 'The American', and 'The Europeans'. I've already reviewed the last two. Some readers/reviewers have mistakenly suggested that Henry James is 'difficult' dry intellectual fare. I hope to persuade "you" of the contrary; James is juicy fun to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars He cannot endure the tea-party people; they bore him to death 26 Oct. 2010
By H. Schneider - Published on Amazon.com
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Our title hero is a young artist from Massachusetts. He can't stand a life in provincial backwaters. The headline is a neighbor's description of his temperament. Lucky for him, he finds a way out, in the form of his own Professor Higgins.

Young Henry James was obviously fascinated with the Pygmalion theme. His first novel, Watch and Ward, later disowned by the master himself, was about a rich man who `adopts' a young girl and has her educated with the plan to make her his wife.
This second novel, published in 1875 and later called the first, has a wealthy man (who says he can not paint pictures, but he can buy them) decide to have his own personal artist by sponsoring the talented young sculptor. Alas, the project runs out of hand.
A key question in any similar situation of patronage is: how much good behavior can legitimately be demanded? What degree of controlling rights has the sponsor acquired in the process?

Roderick Hudson is that talented young sculptor, who doesn't quite know his dimensions and potential and who lives with his widowed mother in limited conditions in MA, only half-heartedly pretending to be trying to acquire an honest profession in a law firm. He is a bit of an empty-headed chatterbox. He also turns out to be an egomaniac.
He meets the rich idle young man, Rowland Mallet, who begins to think of him as a possible target for his charity urges. He gets the offer of going to Rome for training and artistic growth and getting paid in advance for a half dozen of his future works. This is essentially a stipend on a private basis, given unsolicited and in a rush.

It turns out that the sponsor, Rowland, is more in the center of attention than the title hero. From the start on, the narrator tells us more on Rowland than on Roderick. What we learn of Roderick is with Rowland, as if through his eyes, even if not narrated by him. (By the way, the similarity of the names is irritating.)
We learn that Rowland is an awkward mixture of strong moral impulse and restless aesthetic curiosity. He has an incorruptible and incorrigible modesty. He has a constitutional tendency towards magnanimous interpretations. And he is prone to meddling.
While on the ship to Europe Rowland has a shock: he learns that Roderick just got engaged to the woman whom Rowland had just started to think about for himself. Until the last line of the book, Rowland dreams of turning the table.
Roderick continues to exasperate. He is frivolous, a womanizer and he gambles. He has megalomaniac ideas about his talent and then suffers from working blocks. The story turns into a very entertaining and lively novel. It belongs into the category of novels where a plot summary can de-motivate. It sounds too much like contemporary pulp. But the beauty here lies in the details, in the texture, in the observations and characterizations.

James wrote it while living in Italy. Glimpses of the localities are part of the charm of the book. Foreigners are part of the localities. Most of the personnel of the story are American or other non-Italian. We get to meet the gorgeous but difficult Christina Light, later better known as Princess Casamassima, the heroine of a later novel. I am planning to read James in chronological sequence, but Christina might very well talk me into jumping ahead.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb start to the career of the Master 2 May 2013
By Amazon-Kunde - Published on Amazon.com
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I recently finished "Roderick Hudson" by Henry James--the central character from whose perspective the novel is told, Rowland Mallet, is a weak, shy character, in stark contrast to the hero of the title, the brilliant but self-destructive sculptor-genius Roderick Hudson. Oddly enough, and interestingly, it is the boringness and suppressed emotionality of Rowland which makes this book work. Perhaps because it highlights the difference to Roderick's creative Tsunami. When the Roderick's storm, partly due to the unhappy encounter with a beautiful dame, peters out, Rowland does not rise to the challenge but he suppresses his feelings for another woman even more decidedly. He's kind of an American anti-hero but because every man, even today, can understand how circumstances can conspire to paralyse one, he remains sympathetic albeit sad and we're sorry for him. -- [Do yourself a favor and do NOT read the 1878 version but the edited version from 1907: James edited this substantially and some publishers see fit to suppress it (Penguin seems to be one) with arguments that seem flimsy to me. I read both and the 1907 version is superb and superior.]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Early James, Italy and the American 26 Jan. 2008
By Chaya - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Henry James brings Americans to Italy - and the Americans act American. There are a few stumbles in this book that don't detract from the story nor from Jame's voice. The semi-sophisticated American brings a hopeful artist, also American, to beautiful Italy, where the artist, instead of acting like a European artist, acts like a spoiled child.

Roderick displays all that Europeans hate and love about Americans. And he gets away with it. It is only when his Mother and fiance arrive that the story turns from a soap opera into a tragedy.

I happen to love Jame's later works and found this story exhibiting all the promise of his later books.
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