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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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Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos (Unabridged)
 
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In this follow-up to his best-selling expose about Saudi Arabia's support of global terrorism, Dore Gold, a former ambassador to the United Nations, reveals how the United States faces a dangerous world filled with terrorists and troubling regimes because the United Nations has created a global crisis with its moral relativism. Asserting that the United Nations has failed in its mission to preserve peace, that anti-American and anti-democratic forces have hijacked the UN, Gold argues that the United Nations, founded in 1945 to hold individual nations accountable to a community with common democratic values, has abandoned the guidelines for acceptable conduct and punishment of its violators. Gold carefully documents this devolution, starting with the Cuban Missile Crisis to the 2003 war against Iraq and beyond.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Illuminating 13 May 2006
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In the introduction, the author shows that at least once in its existence the United Nations served the purpose it was created for. That was in 1990 when the Security Council took a stand against Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Unfortunately, in every other instance it has failed, mostly spectacularly and often with tragic consequences. There were for example the peacekeeping disasters of Somalia 1993, Rwanda 1994, Srebrenica (Bosnia) 1995, Kosovo and Congo/Zaire. The last two crises flowed from the Bosnia and Rwanda disasters respectively. The refusal to confront evil is the major flaw of the UN. This refusal eventually morphed into collusion with evil, as the Oil for Food scandal demonstrates.

In chapter 2: Failure Foreshadowed, Gold discusses the birth of Israel in 1948 when there were no UN forces to withstand the Arab aggression. Likewise during The Kashmir War of the same year between India and Pakistan. Already the organization was betraying the vision of its founders by not acting against the aggressor. And from there it went downhill: Tibet followed in 1950, India annexed Goa in 1962 and many similar acts followed. Chapter 3: Cold War Freeze, looks at the North Korean invasion of the South in 1950, the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary and the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. The next chapter deals with the Six Day War of 1967 and Resolution 242. The UN remained passive and actually enabled the outbreak of war.

During the Iran-Iraq War that started in 1980, the UN again refused to condemn the aggressor and it did nothing about Saddam's 1987 chemical attacks on the Kurds. After the Gulf War, it again ignored genocide, this time against the Shia Muslims of Iraq.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unequivocal condemnation 31 Jan 2005
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"The UN is protected by a very high wall of political correctness," writes Dore Gold, "that makes criticism of it tantamount to an attack on all of mankind. But it is high time to recognize that it has utterly failed to achieve its founders' goals: to halt aggression and assure world order." This is the conclusion that Mr. Gold, author of "Hatred's Kingdom" and Israeli Ambassador the UN from 1997 to 1999, reaches after examining the UN's record.

Mr. Gold's grand narrative of failure begins in the beginning and ends in the end. His indictment of the United Nations comes even before the Cold War supposedly paralyzed it (the initial tests, writes Mr. Gold, were the first Arab-Israeli War and the first war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir) and lasts until the UN's failure to deal with Saddam Hussein, terrorism and WMD. In between are failures to deal with aggression, either across states or within them.

What is refreshing is that Mr. Gold has refrained from simply barraging the UN with its failures. Rather, he has identified certain trends that explain why the UN fails either when expressing the collective will of its members or when acting with its own mind. For Mr. Gold, the primary failure of the UN is its lost moral clarity; the UN founding fathers set up a system where evil existed and ought to be resisted. From the beginning, however, this clarity subsided-there are no aggressors and victims for the UN, writes Mr. Gold, just "warring parties"; and there is no cause and effect, just a "cycles of violence." This happens to avoid compromising the UN's most cherished ideal: impartiality. Even if it means standing idle to aggression, standing by evil.

In extremis, this lost moral clarity leads to moral equivalence-refusing to acknowledge that some party to a war might be more at fault than others, refraining from condemning outright violence, and seeking nonsensical explanations to justify armed struggle and even terrorism. This is tied to the proliferation of UN states that do not share the Western respect for democracy and human rights. As long as the UN reflects the aggregate of so many dictatorships, it is inevitable that it will lack either the political will or the political clout to punish those states with deviant behavior; "ultimately," writes Mr. Gold, "the UN's biggest problem is that it no longer establishes any firm standards of behavior for UN member states." The result, to name the most extreme example, is countries like Libya and Sudan being on the Human Rights Commission.

If this is the failure of the UN as a collective body, then unaccountability is the failure of the UN as an organization. That Kofi Annan, head of UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations during Rwanda and Srebrenica, was promoted to Secretary-General is only the most obvious evidence of an organization unwilling to punish its staff. This evidence, Mr. Gold continues, runs off to the accusations made against UN peacekeepers in Cambodia, East Timor, Mozambique, Bosnia, Ethiopia and Eritrea for their unethical and often egregious behavior, to say nothing of the oil-for-food program that the UN administered in Iraq. Mr. Gold's summation is reflected in Sweden's Per Ahlmark remark that the UN has become "an institution in which no shortcoming, it seems, goes unrewarded."

In all, Mr. Gold's unequivocal condemnation is a welcome break from the constant adulation and non-critical glorification that the UN receives in many countries across the world. At the same time, it not clear how and whether Mr. Gold's alternative, a community of democracies that is united by values and purpose, would operate. His coalition to fight terrorism, for example, would include Turkey, a notorious human rights abuser. And it is not clear for how long this democratic alliance would sustain converging views on who is the aggressor and who is the victim without resorting to the instinctive reaction of trying to mend fences rather than point fingers of blame. All the same, if there is a case to be made against the United Nations as it exists today, then that case is well contained in the "Tower of Babble."
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5.0 out of 5 stars United Nations: Shifting Ideology, Misplaced Power 16 Nov 2004
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The "Tower of Babbel" delineates the history of the United Nations from its inception to present day (latter half of 2004).

The Author, Mr. Dore Gold, served as an ambassador to the United Nations (UN) representing the State of Israel from 1997 through 1999. This professional association has allowed Mr. Gold to be an eyewitness to the flaws and failures of the UN, which are at once eroding and challenging the original concept of human dignity and freedom from oppression, upon which the UN was founded.

From the ashes of the League of Nations which failed to maintain peace and deter tyrants, as evidenced with the horrors of the Nazi regime; the ennobling concept of the UN was envisioned.

Established at the conclusion of World War II, the mandate of the UN was to prevent despotism, maintain individual human rights, and strive for universal peace.

The "four policemen" of the world: the USA, China, Russia, and Great Britain, were to be the backbone of the UN. In time, as other nations were admitted, the erosion of moral clarity in the UN became prevalent.

The "Tower of Babbel" demonstrates through historical record how the UN repeatedly failed to liberate the oppressed. As despotic regimes were admitted, the emphasis on the rights of the individual over the state subtly shifted to the rights of the state over the individual.

An organization created to prevent oppression devolved into a defender of oppressive groups and countries, almost from its infancy. The first two major tests of the moral authority of the UN proved abject failures when the UN refused to do anything to prevent the outbreak of the first Arab-Israeli war, as well as a conflict between India and Pakistan around the same time. This was to be just the beginning of an astonishingly long record of not only failure to stop wars of aggression, but even to become an ally to the aggressor.

Where clear moral behavior was to be the standard, the UN avoids taking a stance insisting instead on "objectivity." The very organization founded on the need for moral clarity in the world prefers to place the criminal on the same level as the victim. Indeed, the UN has so often demanded "moral neutrality" of itself that this mantra has written the death certificate of countless humans, even nations. The book identifies UN objectivity and neutrality as nothing less than pure immorality.

It is precisely this `objectivity' that has ensured the genocide of the Darfur region of the Sudan, the creation of Palestinian refugees in the first Arab-Israeli war (not to mention 570,000 Jewish refugees from hostile Arab states), horror in Kashmir, the subjugation of Tibet, and the use of brute force to fuse new states in the Third World.

The official - and even encouraged - seating of terror states, such as Syria, on the UN's Security Council marries the formal and official approval of state-sponsored terrorism to the denigration of humanity.

Included in the appendix of Mr. Gold's book are numerous documents evidencing and establishing the "paper trail" of moral zigzags and 180 degree turns effected by the UN to accommodate and justify its partnership with terror and despotism.

The original "Charter," the UN's deviation and eventual bastardization of its mission, its overt support of terrorist groups and regimes, its penalization of victims and reward system for aggressors are laid-out in an easily understood manner to the reader. What needs to take place to bring the UN back to its original mandate is likewise considered.

Those who are unaware that the current Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, feels that sovereign states must receive UN approval before defending their own citizens and interest should read this book to more clearly see how each country in the world remains threatened by the dark underbelly of the UN.

Those who are aware of the manner in which terrorist organizations and terror-supporting states have hijacked the UN should read this book to deepen their understanding of the mechanisms at work against individual liberty, dignity even individual right to life.

Those who desire a better understanding of the dangerous course the UN is pursuing, as well as an understanding of what can be done to bring the UN back from the brink of world chaos, owe it to themselves - and future generations of humankind - to read this insightful treatise on how the protector of freedom and individual rights has become, instead, the enabler of tyranny, defender of genocide, and global affront to all that is valued as decent and good.
32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All that you ever did not want to know about the U.N. 9 Jan 2005
By Shalom Freedman - Published on Amazon.com
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On one particular issue I for many years knew of the negative role of the U.N. that is in its one-sided anti- Israel bias- and its use of UNRWA to exacerbate the Palestinian Arab refugee problem instead of working to reasonably solve it. But this book provides a deep and thorough understanding of how the U.N. which was founded at a moment of international ' moral clarity' has degenerated into a major source of conflict and problem on the world- scene. Gold writes of how the Allies after the Second World War thought to found an organization which would help promote world- peace. Originally the only members allowed to join were those who had contributed to the war- effort against Nazi Germany and Japan. Churchill even wanted the organization to be called ' The Allied Nations' but the name United Nations was chosen. The organization almost from the outset failed in its peace- keeping tasks both in the Arab states invasion of Israel and the India- Pakistan War. Gold shows how this pattern of failure has persisted . And even more troublingly he shows how the U.N. has contributed to mass murder, including that of eight-hundred thousand Tutsis in Ruanda, and in the enclave of Sbrenica. UN peacekeepers insisted on their 'neutrality' and in fact sided with aggressors in these instances.

Aside from the case studies Gold outlines the fundamental moral and ideological failings of the organization. He shows how it tends to side with aggressors, with anti- democratic regimes, with totalitarian tyrannies. He shows how the US has repeatedly been forced to bypass the UN in order to forward its own efforts at democracy. The exception to this was the first Gulf War when President Bush did forge a UN backed coalition against Saddam. But in the Second Gulf War this option was no longer possible, and George Bush Jr. had to go it with his own limited coalition.

Gold also writes about the UN failure to prevent nuclear proliferation. Pakistan and North Korea have become nuclear powers in part because of the negligence of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency. At present Iran seems to be on the same path of duping the UN agency , though there is far more publicity around the Iranian case than there was around the Pakistani and North Korean.

The UN is presently under fire for the ' oil for food ' kickback scandal in which major UN officials have been implicated. Gold however says that the conclusive proof in regard to the guilt of specific individuals in this particular affair has not yet been conclusively given.

As he understands it Gold holds little hope that the UN will contribute to world- peace in the near- future. He does not however advocate the US withdrawing from the organization as he believes that would only cause a backlash against the U.S. He believes an alternative organization of allied powers might however be able to bypass the UN on critical issues.

The UN he shows to be a corrupt organization ruled by anti- democratic forces whose large majority guarantees a difficult future for those who care about human liberty . He too indicates that the powers of China,and Russia in the Security Council guarantee that major free- world initiatives will always be stifled.

This book is very clearly written but in a sense it is difficult to read. This is because its message is so harsh and troublesome. Mankind's major organization in political terms works against the best interests, the freedom, the human dignity of mankind as a whole.

I nonetheless would highly recommend it as providing a real understanding of this organization's role in the world.
41 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb critique of the United Nations 4 Dec 2004
By Jill Malter - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was written by a former UN ambassador. But even though the words are diplomatic, it strongly criticizes the UN.

As Gold explains, The UN was originally the idea of Franklin Roosevelt, who in 1944 pictured a foursome of the US, Great Britain, China, and the Soviet Union policing the world. The idea then grew to include all other nations, both out of a proper sense of universality and a desire to avoid repeating the errors of the League of Nations. And the UN started out with a unity of purpose and a sense of moral clarity. It even passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

But the UN's membership soon expanded to become dominated by authoritarian and totalitarian regimes. And the author clearly shows that the UN now makes global chaos even worse by siding with aggressors.

Gold shows where this trend began. In 1948, the UN was given two tests: to protect India from a Pakistani invasion of Kashmir and to protect Israel from an Arab invasion. It failed both tests, and it rewarded the aggressors. And that set a precedent. China invaded Tibet. North Korea invaded South Korea (this did trigger a UN response, but only when the Soviets refused to use their veto). The UN failed in the Congo, in Nigeria, North Borneo, Timor, and Hungary. In 1962, the failures became clear when even India learned its lesson, and decided to resolve its dispute with Goa by military force. And the author also tells about Arafat being allowed to come to the UN in 1974 and being applauded there. I think this was a key moment, and that the UN has supported terror ever since.

The author supplies some details about more recent UN misadventures, such as doing nothing to stop the murder of 800,000 Rwandans and allowing 7000 Bosnians to be murdered in UN "safe havens." And he explicitly lists the names of 46 terrorists who were students at UNRWA schools.

Gold makes some interesting points about the International Criminal Court. I hadn't realized that if a dictator were to slaughter minorities in his own nation, the ICC would have no jurisdiction, because the problem was national, not international. The ICC would have no authority to act against the dictator even if the US sent in troops. But it would have the authority to put the American troops and American leaders on trial for interfering!

The author demonstrates that we actually saw something just as arbitrary when Belgian courts threatened to put Ariel Sharon on trial for allowing Arabs to be murdered at Sabra and Shatilla, even though Israeli troops did not do the killing and even though Sharon did not find out about the killings until they were over. Meanwhile, Belgian troops serving as peacekeepers in Rwanda knew all about the Rwandan slaughters, which lasted for a hundred days, but no authority suggested putting any of them on trial.

Well, what does Gold advise us to do now? He suggests forming a coalition of democracies committed to common values and strategic purpose. And he advises us to bypass the UN. Even if the UN can be reformed, Gold says it will take a long time. Until then, warns the author, the UN must not be empowered. Yes, there are some democracies, such as France, that wish to "counterbalance" the US. But he feels that even France, once removed from its UN role, where it is tempted to say "I veto, therefore I am," might then improve its relations with the US.

This is an excellent book, and I highly recommend it.
30 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UN: A failed criminal organization 5 May 2005
By Albert Lee - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a good book. It should be read together with Natan

Sharansky's "the Case for Democracy". Together, the two books

show what is wrong with the international system and how to

fix it.

The first thing that should be understood is that morality from

God is the basis for any real government. And morality must be

the basis for any relations between countries. The UN is evil

because its based on the false amoral notions of equality and

peace. Peace is a liberal fiction. There is always evil in the

world and evil must always be destroyed by the good. In fighting

wars with evil, virtue is developed in a people. Peace in the

sense of compromise with evil is the worst idea ever invented

in human history. The sooner people realize that the fight

against evil in the world will never end, the safer countries

like America will be.

Votes and councils are not what should drive intervention in

the dictatorships. Intervention is authorized by the morality

of the country that decides to take the action.

The book clear describes how the UN is on the side of the

terrorists, employes terrorists and has attempted to wreck

the war on terrorism. As has been said by our great men, your

either with America or your with the terrorists. The UN is

clearly and factually on the side of the terrorists.

Dore Gold also convincing describes the threat posed to America

by the leaders of the UN and the liberals in America who are

attempting to use it to create a one-world government. The

ideology of one-world-government is an anti-god abomination.

Gold describes the first phase of their plan which is setting

up international courts. The other parts of the plan he

doesn't describe. He doesn't tie in the UN's international

court with the liberals on the supreme court using foriegn law

in America. But one day if the liberals get their way with

these courts, we could wake up to find our leaders arrested

and the UN ruling an america without freedom.

He also explains how the UN encouraged and even supported

mass murder in other countries. And how the UN both enriched

its leaders and attempted to help Iraq with WMDs through the

oil for food program. The UN did everything in its power to

save Saddam and give WMDs to attack america with.

He also describes the long history of bad relations between the

UN and America's leaders. It was founded by the socialist

president FDR, but he died before he could hand rule of America

over to it. Most every president since then, with the

exception of the liberal traitor Jimmy Carter, has bypassed

the organization. None of them have had the courage to walk

away from it, but perhaps one day soon we will see Iraq,

Afghanistan, America and the colalition of the willing form a new

organization to spread freedom in the world in opposition to the

failed UN. Iraq is the central from in the war on freedom and

now that it has a free government Iraq will stand tall in the

world as a singular example of the power of freedom.
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