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Audiobooks Review

Audiobooks.com uses patented information in their technology to make listening to audiobooks as easy and enjoyable as possible. Their monthly audiobook subscription is $14.95 a month and their catalog has more than 125,000 audiobooks.

The Gist

Audiobooks.com believes that great books make a person happier and helps them grow — and that’s what pushed them to create a book service that allows people to take books wherever they go. No matter if you’re at work, the gym, or on vacation, you can listen to an audiobook. Audiobooks.com was founded by a bunch of book and tech nerds who combined their love for reading with their love of technology to give their customers an easy way to take their favorite books on the go.

Great For People Who

  • Are constantly on the go and don’t have time to physically read a book

  • Want to access their favorite books and authors right from their phones (via apps for both iOS and Android)

  • Are looking for a monthly audiobook subscription. After a 1-book free trial, Audiobooks.com is $14.95 a month

  • Want access to a variety of different books — Audiobooks.com has more than 125,000 audiobooks right on their site

What Else Do They Do?

Audiobooks.com has introduced a proprietary technology that synchronizes a user’s last listened to position across all devices, so you never lose your place. They have features like cloudmark sync and intelligent restart (both patent pending) so you have a seamless user experience and don’t have to worry about losing your place. This company combines the latest technology with a love of reading.

Bonus Points

  • Audiobooks.com offers a 1-book, 30-day free trial to see if their subscription is right for you

  • They have features like smart recommendations, custom bookmarking, sleep timer, sped-up narration, and My Achievements to track your listening stats

  • They offer their services internationally and are expanding the types of books and languages they offer around the world

  • They support offline listening so you can download an audiobook and listen to it when you’re on an airplane or in places without phone service

  • They are Sonos, smartwatch, Android Auto and CarPlay compatible. Plus, partnerships with GM, Jaguar and Land Rover mean the ability to listen from the built-in systems in select vehicles

  • They have a Gift Center service on the site which allows you to purchase gift subscriptions in 1, 3, 6, and 12 month lengths - a great gift for others or to yourself for cost-savings on long-term subscriptions

Take Note

For the $14.95 monthly subscription, you’re only able to listen to one audiobook. You’re given one credit once a month, and you have to purchase top-up credits through their website or claim books instantly using the InstaCredit feature in their app. If you listen to more than one audiobook per month, you may want to consider a cheaper option.

Audiobooks Rating

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Product Rating

Audiobooks.com has technology that rivals other audiobook services that makes it easy for subscribers to use. With over 125,000 audiobooks to choose from, you'll never run out of books!

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Ease Of Use

They have patented technology that makes your user experience seamless — they have Cloudmark sync and intelligent restart so you don’t lose your place. It’s also compatible with iOS and Android — they were even the first audiobook company to make their product completely compatible with Apple Watches and Android Wear smartwatches.

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Company

The company was founded in 2011, and their team is committed to ongoing innovation so customers have a positive user experience. They use the most up-to-date audiobook technology available, but this makes it more expensive for users.

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Customer Service

Audiobooks.com has an extensive FAQ question that answers everything you need to know. At the bottom of their FAQ section, they have a contact form you can fill out. They provide a list ways to contact them on social media, via email, or even an in-app live chat. Their desktop website has a live chat option, too.

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