A smorgasbord of audiobooks and podcasts, Audible promises access to thousands of streaming stories—for just $6.95 a month for four months, after which the regular $14.95 fee kicks in.
This early Prime Day deal also comes with one monthly credit, good for any title in its entire premium selection, regardless of price. That includes popular texts like A Promised Land by former President Barack Obama, Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library, and Project Hail Mary from Andy Weir. Plus, the audiobooks you get through this program are yours to keep, even if you cancel later.
A Premium Plus subscription also earns you 30% off all additional premium selections, plus access to exclusive sales. And like with the Audible Plus plan, you get access to the Audible Plus Catalog, which contains thousands of audiobooks, podcasts, Audible Originals, and more.
Whether you’re winding down in the bath, staying awake on the daily commute, or learning something new while cooking dinner, programming can be streamed instantly or downloaded for offline listening via the official app, as well as Alexa-enabled devices and Amazon Fire tablets.
Membership automatically renews at the end of your chosen subscription period—in this case, four months. Users can cancel at any time; simply navigate to Account Details > Account Settings > Cancel my membership. You will be prompted to use any remaining credits before invalidation.
If you’re not currently a Prime member, you can still get a 30-day free trial for Audible Plus or Audible Premium Plus.
Audiobooks are still finding their place in a predominantly paper-and-ink world: As of September 2019, some 20% of Americans reported listening to recorded stories, according to the Pew Research Center. That number rose from 14% in 2016, but continues to lag behind the 65% who prefer printed publications. It remains unclear what effect COVID-19 has had on people’s preferences.