Save Money with Audible Audiobooks
Let me give you two quick thoughts on Audible Audiobooks and how to get great value from the program. Save money and get some very jake stuff.
- I joined Audible for one reason: The Great Courses. If you’re not familiar, The Great Courses is a swell collection of college classes in audio (they also have video, but for the purposes of this article, I’ll skip that part). I originally discovered them at my local library where I picked up How to Listen to and Understand Great Music by Professor Robert Greenberg. (It is a fantastic class and the professor is top-notch, by the way). To buy the CDs or the Audible edition on Amazon, at this writing, will run $51.95 or $69.95, respectively. With Audible, you can download one of The Great Courses each month for $14.99 (Audible also runs sales where you can buy credits at discounted prices). I don’t think I downloaded anything but The Great Courses while with Audible. Everything you purchase is yours if you cancel your membership and these are ‘books’ I’ll want to listen to more than once – music, history, economics, science, et alii.
- (THE FOLLOWING HAS EXPIRED, BUT I’M LEAVING IT AS A REMINDER TO LOOK OUT FOR THESE DEALS): Right now (only through 11/23/17, but these specials come up frequently enough) if you pay for one year’s Audible membership in a lump sum, it is $149.99 ( instead of $179.88). And you get $50.00 off any Echo device, meaning an Echo for $99.99 – $50.00 = $49.99 (or if you order on Black Friday, less). (If you order an Echo Dot, normally less than $50, it is free. I am, if I may be boastful, the owner of five Echo devices, and I highly recommend them.