Access Audio Books for no extra cost at Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited Update

If like myself you are a lover of books, you may already use a kindle e-reader as well as having a subscription for Kindle Unlimited then I have news for you as this service has recently undergone an update and at no extra cost, there is now the inclusion of audiobooks.

Amazon Announcement

It has been announced by Amazon that as part of the subscription for Kindle Unlimited, customers are now able to enjoy listening to books from the Amazon company that is known as Audible Audiobooks. It has been confirmed that the monthly subscription price will still remain at $13.99. The monthly subscription price in the UK is £7.99.

What Kindle Unlimited’s Update Offers

Customers who have a subscription to Kindle Unlimited just now have access to over a million books. Kindle exclusives and short reads are also part of this subscription.

There will now also be the chance for customers to enjoy unlimited listening to thousands of audiobooks which will include some of the most popular and biggest titles available.

Whispersync for Voice

A feature which was named Whispersync for Voice was launched by Audible in 2012. This feature allowed customers to have the ability to change between reading or listening to a book and not having to lose where you are.

An example of how this would work for you is that if you are in the middle of reading a book on the kindle in the house but then have to go out, when you are in the car you can select the audio edition and carry-on from where you stopped reading.

Kindle Unlimited now means that readers are able to perfectly switch from reading to listening to the exact same book.

My Overall Opinion

I think that this is a really good update for Kindle Unlimited and for anyone who has a subscription and likes to both read and also listen to books as well. You are now getting two services but you are really only paying for one.

For anyone who loves books, whether it’s reading or listening to them you could be saving yourself money every month using this service as well as having access to thousands of books to both read or listen to, depending on what your preference is.

I have a great interest in the fact there is immediate access to all the brand new titles whenever they are released and there is no need for you to wait till they are released in paperback rather than hardback because paperback is the cheaper version and I find the paperback versions easier to hold.

I love the idea that you can easily switch from reading your book in the house to then listening to your book in the car because you have to go out and you can do this without even losing your place in the book.

If you have any comments or feedback on this article, please leave them in the comment section bel0w or contact me at WealthyAffiliate.com, (link to my profile) and I will be very happy to answer them.

Cheryl

 

 

4 comments

  1. Hi Cheryl,
    Great article on Kindle Books and Audible. I did not know that you can now instantly switch from read mode to audio mode. How cool is that?!!! I know when I really get in the middle of a good book I hate it when I have to put the book down and drive to work or run an errand. Now I can just switch to audio mode and carry on with driving and my book of choice. The best part is two services for the price of one and it picks up where I left off in read mode.
    I’m definitely going to take advantage.
    Thanks for sharing a great article.
    MItch

    1. Thanks Mitch for your comment and pleased that you liked the article. I do agree with you that it is a great offer to get two services for the price of one. It certainly made me go and sign up to kindle unlimited and at £7.99 a month, you can pay that for one book sometimes. Enjoy your reading and listening.

  2. This seems like something that can be of use to me. I don’t read a great deal of books but I listen to lots and lots of books.
    I am a trucker and I often spend between 7 and 12 hours in the truck.
    What do you do if you want to listen to these audiobooks? Can you download them to a USB? Or access them through your cellphone?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Jojo, thanks for your comment and I am pleased to see that this is something that can be of good use to you, especially being a truck driver. 7 to 12 hours in the one place is a long time. I have checked it out for you and to listen to the books you download the kindle app to your phone and you can both read and listen to the books by switching between them and you wont even lose your place. I hope you make good use of this service and enjoy it too.

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