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Kindle Fire HD - Audible Books??

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In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2012 22:01:18 GMT
Denis Powell says:
I don't think Amazon advertise the Fire as an Audible compiant device. I see no mention of it in the product description.

It says it will play audible .aax files and it will. I listen to my Audible Audiobooks on it every day. I can buy from the Audible website on my Fire, using the browser, and the book will download and play or, my preferred method, download to my Laptop and copy to the Audible folder on the Fire using the USB cable.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2012 19:01:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Nov 2012 19:03:07 GMT
mathewjg says:
I can assure you it is an audible compliant device in the USA. Most androids, laptops etc do not advertise that they are compliant but simply download the app and they work. The USA version can order direct from the fire to the kindle store and there is an audible section on the main menu. My wife loves the kindle because it's very simple to use. I have copied audible files to the kindle for her and she now knows to use file manager, select audible, select the audible book, select audio and then it plays. Then late at night after she has fallen asleep and woke up again and presses the wrong menu option I get poked to help with finding the book, chapter and page. So it has lost the excellent user friendly options that have always been on her original kindle keyboard. Not ideal and not my idea of progress on a tab that is clearly aimed at non technical people.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2012 20:08:00 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Mathew, I know it's a supported device in the US, but here it's not. I think part of the problem is that, unlike in the US, Audible here isn't, yet, fully integrated with Amazon. It's only very recently that we've been able to sign into the site with our Amazon log-on details.

Posted on 13 Nov 2012 14:43:36 GMT
I was annoyed that it didn't just work out of the box. When I first turn on my Fire HD Audiobooks was in the list of apps that run along the top screen, I clicked on it and it asked me to sign in, I did so and it said 'invalid account' and disappeared. Using ES File Explorer I can see it is still on the disk but cannot access it. So, I downloaded it as an android app (you can easily find it on google) and installed it no problem. Signed in and there were all my books! A couple refuse to download and I'm trying to work out why but the majority are accessible. It shows up on the apps shelf and everything is dandy - give it a go.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Nov 2012 15:02:37 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Harold, thanks for that. It just shows that, sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best. I installed the app from goodereader so it only took a few seconds and it recognises that I've already sideloaded all my Audible books so no downloading required.

Posted on 13 Nov 2012 15:25:53 GMT
mathewjg says:
Lets hope it does not mess anything up when the update comes with the proper Kindle Fire arrangement

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 05:05:13 GMT
N. Howard says:
Hi have the audio books playing on my kindle fire what I did was sideload the audible apk onto the fire hd then install with es file explorer works fine hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 06:22:05 GMT
Denis Powell says:
I installed the goodereader app store on my Fire, followed Harold's advice above and simply downloaded the Audible app from there. It works perfectly. No PC or sideloading required. :-)

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 22:42:26 GMT
capese21 says:
The audible app can be side loaded and works perfectly. Why it is not on the Amazon app store is a mystery to me. Google it for instructions.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 22:55:32 GMT
Denis Powell says:
No need to sideload when it's easily downloaded from goodereader. No computer or other tablet required.

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 23:24:24 GMT
capese21 says:
Installing an app not from Amazon App Store is side loading!! Good tip on a good place to find the app though.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 02:44:53 GMT
N. Howard says:
HI just google audible apk and it should find places that you can download the app from.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 06:10:44 GMT
Denis Powell says:
I've always understood "sideloading" to be by using the USB option from a second device. If it isn't, what do you call that please?

Posted on 25 Nov 2012 22:09:28 GMT
Simon says:
you can now download the audible app from the kindle fire app store.

Posted on 2 Dec 2012 16:50:59 GMT
T J Macc says:
is there a way to get the audiobooks working on the kindle menu? I can use the audible app but it isn't quite what was advertised!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Dec 2012 19:25:04 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Until there's an update I think the Audible app is the only option. If you save the app to "Favourites" you can get to it quite quickly.

Posted on 10 Dec 2012 10:19:14 GMT
I am up the Amazon without a paddle! Seriously I think I will go back to buying apple! This is such an oversight, spend more time thinking of your customer an less time working on how to EVADE certain issues please!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2012 10:27:36 GMT
Kelp Bed says:
I listen to Audible on my Kindle Fire most days. It's great and easy to use...

Posted on 10 Dec 2012 11:02:28 GMT
mathewjg says:
I have the app installed but have great difficulty ordering audible books in fact I found it impossible so I still use my laptop to purchase and download and then copy the file to the kindle. My wife uses the kindle to listen to books in bed. The default player display is not very good in this situation because the chapter menu keeps disappearing. But hidden in the audible menu there is another display. It's called one touch or something similar to that and it's ideal for in bed reading. Nice full page menu with clear graphics. Well worth trying

Posted on 10 Dec 2012 14:00:58 GMT
Angieflibble says:
I bought my Fire HD when I was in the US. When there there was actually an audiobook channel with Audible. My log in wouldn't work as its a UK account. I was utterly amazed when I got home and my Kindle acclimatised to the UK and the whole menu disappeared.

I just don't understand why they have disabled something that already works. It may explain some of the conflicting responses though.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2012 14:22:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2012 14:25:01 GMT
capese21 says:
I can buy audible books on my Kf and they download directly to the device. No problems work perfectly. All I did was install the app and enter my account details as normal.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2012 15:34:40 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Mathew, to buy Audible Audio books through the app, go to "My Library" then tap the "Store" button - (shopping cart) - and it will default to the mobile version of the Audible website. If you want the same experience as the website scroll to the bottom of the page and tap " - Full Site". Then you're seeing exactly the same screen that you'll see on your Laptop.

When listening to an audio book above the progress bar is you can tap to display "Details", "Chapters" and "Bookmarks". I find navigation quite quick and easy. I think by "one touch" you may be thinking of the "Button Free" option, but that's not exactly "hidden" as it's part of the toolbar that you get when you tap Menu that includes "Share", "Sleep", "My Library", "Narrator Speed" and "Quit".

Posted on 10 Dec 2012 16:59:31 GMT
mathewjg says:
Thanks - I discovered that within the menu options there is a tick box to enable audible to be added to the store options - so now thats ok. You are right I did mean button free. When I say the button free option was hidden what I should add is that its my wife's kindle. She comes from using the original keyboard kindle and has no idea about menu options etc so is reticent to press anything that might make the page she is on disappear. Also as she uses the kindle in bed its more often the case that she falls asleep with it going and then when she wakes up (in the dark) the original chapter selection options are no longer visible and she has to tap around to make the option reappear. Thankfully the button free option have overcome this problem but as she has now had the kindle since the day it was released and we have only just "found" button free I can say that for non computer literate users this option was hidden and without a proper manual I doubt she would have ever found it. My understanding is that the kindle is aimed at basic users hence the carousel etc and in many respects it has met this requirement - my wife can now use facebook, sends emails and uses the radio app which never happened on the many other laptops, phones and desktop pcs that we have in the house but the audible function has been very badly introduced - even now its not clear whether there is going to be a proper update that includes audible functionality as standard or whether it has to stay as an app.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2012 17:48:42 GMT
Fishpaste says:
Perhaps it's just some lazy cutting and pasting but the Amazon UK page ( has the following:

"Audible App
Not enough time for all the books you want to enjoy? Download the Audible app to your Kindle Fire HD to catch up with books on the go. Now you can turn on a good book even when you can't pick one up-on your way to work, at the gym, while folding laundry, or any other time your eyes and hands are busy."

"Audiobooks by Audible, an Amazon company, offers more than 60,000 titles written by bestselling authors and performed by world-class professional narrators. From recent bestsellers to timeless classics, and everything in between."

"Content Formats Supported
Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, MP4, 3GP, VP8(.webm), Audible Enhanced format (AAX) through the Audible app (available in the Amazon Appstore)"

All these things do not seem to work on the UK version of the Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2012 19:09:25 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Since my previous post Amazon now has the Audible App in the Appstore and it works perfectly on my Fire HD so I'm not sure why you're having a problem.

If you've installed it what happens when you try to use it?
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