- ASIN: B00OPA0KW4
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Aug. 2014
Audible 1 Book Membership [Digital Membership]
- Includes one free audiobook of your choice per month.
- Choose from 200,000+ best sellers, new releases, sci-fi, romances, mysteries, classics, and more.
- Get 1 book each month, £7.99/month.
- Cancel easily anytime. Your books are yours to keep, even if you cancel.
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Top Customer Reviews
Consider a rethink on this one amazon, especially given the great value offered by a prime subscription.
Yes, that's not a typo.
Just. One. Book. Each. Month.
Happily, everything went well. I did indeed get a full three months’ membership for free and very quickly I was being invited to download an App for my Android phone and spend the current month’s single credit on an audible book off my choice. As a fan of the original Star Trek series I opted for ‘Shatnerverse’ – a whopping four-hour long odyssey in the inner musings of the William Shatner! Great fun.
As someone who has to endure regular, long car journeys as part of my job this is going to provide some much-needed distraction from the daily commute. So, I really like the concept of audible books and I think it's something I'm going to really enjoy.
But, (there’s always a but), the current pricing structure is bonkers. One credit, or in other words, one book of your choice per month for £7.95 is insane. I don’t know what Amazon were thinking. The biggest retailer of books on the planet should be able to secure a much better deal for their customers than this offering.
My first book lasts four hours, this is easily going to be listened to in about a week. What am I to do for the reminder of the month until I’m once again prompted (allowed) to select my next title? Whistle Dixie?
Verdict: The biggest books retailer on the planet is unable to provide a value for money service? Come on Amazon, get real! On the current pricing strategy, my advice to new customers is to sign up, grab your three free audio books (one per month) and then click the Cancel Membership button. This is offer is just dumb.
I have been an Audible subscriber for almost 6 years now (yes before they were part of Amazon) and I have never had a problem. Over the years I have up and down graded my package between 1 and 2 credits. I think those of you moaning about the cost of the monthly subscription want something for nothing and are being terribly unreasonable.
OK £8.00 per month - A good book could (not always) but could knock you back between £6 and £12.
Now ask yourself How much is your time worth per Hour? Minimum wage in UK is about £7.20. An audio book is generally between 4 and 10hrs long. Therefore I see i'm getting value for my money as I can listen to a book whilst getting on with my day, Household chores, At the gym, Driving Going for a walk/ run just to name a few, these are things I cant do whilst reading a book. I also enjoy the narration listening to different accents. I once read a book and enjoyed it so much I also got a copy on Audio only to realise I had been pronouncing words and names incorrectly. Having someone read to you also sometimes give you a new view on a scene due to the way it was read.
I would also like to impress a few points.
There are some Audio books that are 20+hrs long and you are still getting for £8.00.
If you were to buy these in CD format you'd be paying around £20-£50 depending on the title. Then you need somewhere to store them not to mention the risk of scratches.
Now and then Audible run campaigns like 2for1 offers that gives even more value.
Customer service I have also found very helpful I had an occasion where I had a faulty download, they dealt with it in a very professional and timely manner and I was pleased with the resolution.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
£7.99 a month for one book is terrible value for money...and they wonder why online piracy and illegal downloading exists!!!Published 1 month ago by Cody Jannety
Amazon love to confuse and con people...I was offered another period of free trial membership and now I find that I'm paying 7.99 per month having NEVER approved that payment. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Syrys one
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I like audible, I've enjoyed a couple of the books i've listened to and know that I wouldn't have found time to read the book such as Shantaram. Read morePublished 4 months ago by paul doyle
I was going to register but when I saw its only a subscription for 1 book per month I was disappointed and didn't proceed with joining. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Have tried to cancel my account but the web address just sends back an empty page. Not impressed. Worth staying clear of.Published 5 months ago by lost in the desert