I used to read a book a week. But then I got a job. Then a wife and child. Sigh. 😍 It can be hard to get time a read a book like I used to. Books were released I would look at them on Amazon, but decide against buying them as I knew I simply wouldn’t have time to read it. However, I really missed reading. Then I discovered Amazon Audible.
My beautiful, funny and clever son is the love of my life. He’s also the most demanding child in the world. He always wants to play, or takes over the TV and only wants Paw Patrol on the TV. With audible I was able to make a jigsaw with him, or he could watch TV for half an hour and I could still listen to the amazing Stephen Fry read the Prisoner of Azkaban in the background. It was a god send.
Now every parent knows this one. You slave away in the kitchen to make your kid a delicacy, only for them to demand you go back in the kitchen and cook some nuggets. All jokes aside dinner time can be pretty stressful. To be able to listen to Will Wheaton read Ready Player One, while trying to dig chicken nuggets out of an freezer that’s overdue for a defrost was a life saver.
Stuck on a busy train like a tinned sardine? Amazon Audible will help keep you hands free. The journey to work can be a trial for anyone. Especially in London. So much so that the book your trying to read constantly bumping into the 6″7 man in front of you might cause an international incident. (I exaggerate but tube travel in London really is the law of the Jungle). So when I was just able to concentrate on not falling over due to an over eager tube driver and could just listen to Neil Gaiman’s amazing American Gods in peace I was sold.
Now the nitty gritty.
They have an amazing range of new and old Audible books as well as a great 30 day free trial. You get one credit a month that you can use for an audiobook of your choice. You can purchase other books from a incredibly wide range for various prices. Most are reasonably priced but, some do seem on the more expensive side. To be fair your initial credit should be fine as you can swap books for any reason. It just depends if your the sort of person who likes to listen to lots of different books a month or, if you have extremely limited time and can just about manage one.
The price and the fact you can swap books were the biggest selling points for me. I wasn’t sure if I would have time to listen to a decent amount of books to make the membership price of £7.99 worth it. I actually managed to get through a couple a month, so it worked out well for me. But if you find it’s not for you, you can cancel your membership at anytime as there is no contract and you can still keep your books.
Amazon Audible is a great option if you don’t have time to sit down to read a physical book. I can imagine that it would be perfect for anyone like myself who’s dealing with a hectic family life, but still wants to keep up with the latest releases and classics.
It’s super easy to use from an app or browser
Very reasonably priced.
Ability to swap any audiobook for any reason
Cancel at any time
Some audio books do seem overly expensive
Click on the link below and give Amazon Audible a try. I highly recommend it and because of the 30 day trial period you have nothing to lose.