Audible is a popular platform for audiobooks, but it can be quite expensive. Not only do you have to pay a monthly membership fee, but the audiobooks themselves are also quite overpriced. While you do get one credit to use towards any book, it can add up quickly if you go through audiobooks as fast as some avid readers/listeners do. In this post, we’ll show you how to work around the cost and get 100 free audiobooks legally.
First things first, all you need is a library card. If you don’t have one, they’re easy to obtain for free in just a few minutes. Simply call up your local library or visit them (if possible during COVID-19), present some identification, and they’ll hand you a library card free of charge.
Then, download the app called Libby (not a sponsor of this post). Once the app is downloaded, open it and add your library card. You can explore and search for any book you desire, and borrow it for 14 days. One thing to note is that you may have to wait for some audiobooks if there are too many files out due to licensing issues. However, there are tons of other audiobooks available for you to explore and listen to.
While some audiobooks are Audible exclusives and cannot be obtained through your public library, they make up only a small percentage of all audiobooks. You can still find plenty of classics and new releases through your library.
In summary, audiobooks should be accessible and enjoyed by everyone regardless of income level. By using your library card and the Libby app, you can save money on audiobooks and stick it to the man (Jeff Bezos). Happy listening!