Every night, I take a long walk through my storybook'esque German village. I love these evening walks, partly because of the scenery, but also because I always have an audiobook to keep me company. I'm so at peace, absorbing the story and beauty of my new home all at once.
Before Audible, I found my audiobooks at the library. This was handy...IF they had the audiobook I wanted. Even then, I had the cumbersome task of changing CD's or taking an entire afternoon to import them to my iPod. And God forbid I lost my spot or had to move the CD from the car to the house. Oh and who wants a million messy audiobook albums hogging up their iTunes library?
Then, I found Audible. I'll admit, I was hesitant. You guys know I'm not a fan of pay for something I could get for free. But here's the way I look at it...I'm paying for the convenience and the selection, and to me...it is so worth it.
(yippee!) I love this credit system because....say you're not done with last month's book and you don't know what you want for this month. Well, no rush. That credit will be in your account waiting for you. I love that.
And what if you blow through that one audiobook before your next credit rolls in? No worries. Another benefit of membership is that you can buy extra audiobooks at a super low rate! They always have members-only sales going on too. It makes me feel special.
Once you have credits on your account, you have the daunting task of choosing a book. Seriously, they have everything. Right at your fingertips. Shopping the site is a breeze. They've organized it well and give recommendations based on what you've already viewed.
Can't decide? Read a review of the book AND the reader. I love this because as I've said before...the reader makes the audiobook. You can even listen to a snippet of the reading to hear it for yourself. Seriously, are you in love yet?
There is so much to explore on this site. They have literally thought of everything. You can download an Audible app and listen on your smartphone. You can buy a Kindle e-book version of what you're reading and it will sync up automatically. You can even listen to it on your Kindle and since it's an Amazon company, it's already linked up with your Kindle account. Everything is seamless. Honestly you guys, this is legit, and I really feel like Amazon is giving book-lovers like us a reliable service. No strings. No gimmicks.
I hope you try it. I hope this was the push you needed to give audiobooks a chance this summer.
And if that wasn't enough, Audible is offering you, my lovely readers, a free trial. Have at it, my friends.
This post was sponsored by Audible in return for an honest review. All opinions seen here are completely my own.