Are you looking for Audiobook Bay Alternative? Today I’m going to be talking about how you can get your hands on audiobooks either for a reasonable price or even better for free since buying audiobooks themselves especially physically can be pretty damn expensive.
I’m gonna begin talking about some of the paid services or rather subscriptions where you can get your hands on audiobooks because generally these have a much larger selection of audiobooks available.
After that I will get into some of the ways that you can get them for free. The subscription services that I’m gonna be highlighting today, the ones I’m talking about in a little more detail are the ones that I personally have at least trialed if not used frequently.
The first one I’m going to be talking about is Audible. Out of all of these subscription services after the trial Audible is the one that I’ve continued purchasing.
I’ve been subscribed to it for a couple of years now and the main reason for this is because of their selection.
I think they have over 200,000 titles available and you can listen to audiobooks either on your computer or through their Audible app.
Some of the features in this app which I find really helpful are the variable playback speed so you can speed up or slow down the narration.
This is very handy if the narrator talks quite slowly and you want to speed things along a little bit and listen to that audiobook faster.
There’s also a sleep timer as well. If you are reading while you’re going to bed you can set a time after that point it will stop playing the audiobook, so it doesn’t actually keep on playing the audiobook for hours and hours until it finishes, and you’re actually able to kind of go back to roughly where you dozed off and find your spot again.
You’re also able to skip either forwards or backwards 30 seconds which is super useful if you find yourself getting distracted, which I do quite a lot, you can skip back in 30 second increments until a point where you remember what happened.
These features aren’t only in the Audible app. A lot of the ones I’m talking about today do have all of these features as well but I just wanted to go in a little more detail when I first mentioned them as for memberships Audible does actually offer a couple of different types.
The very basic one is the gold membership which is 14.95 US dollars a month and for this you get one audiobook and you also are able to get thirty percent off any additional audiobooks that you want to buy.
The platinum membership is 22.95 US dollars a month and that gives you two credits as well as that thirty percent discount and with these memberships you are able to also purchase them annually so you will get a slightly discounted prices as well.
Audible is one of the more expensive subscription services but one of the things I really like about them is that they frequently have sales or promotions going on.
One of my favorites is when they do the promotion where you buy two audiobooks and get your third free so you can get three audiobooks for the price of 2 or two credits.
They also occasionally do discounted prices of specific audiobooks. They do offer a 30 day free trial as well where you get one free credit to buy an audiobook of anything that you want.
The next subscription I’m going to be talking about is Scribd. I’m not actually sure how many audiobook titles that Scribd has available.
The only numbers I’ve been able to find talk about their total titles and that includes their ebooks and magazines and other documents and stuff like that so I’m not actually sure how many audiobooks they have on offer. But I think it’s quite a lot and you can listen to them either on your computer through their website or on your app as well.
Because I no longer have a membership for Scribd, I’m not able to go into the app and actually look at all of the features.
If any of you do have a membership to Scribd and don’t mind leaving a comment talking about some of the features that the app has, especially in comparison to Audible, that would be super super useful. Their membership cost is 8.99 US dollars a month and I know that when they first started out it used to be unlimited access to ebooks and audiobooks but now you’re able to access three ebooks and one audiobook each month with that subscription.
And I do believe they have other documents and magazines which you have unlimited access to. Scribd also offers a monthly selection of books and audiobooks that you can access for free so that’s their Scribd selects section of the website. So any of those that are listed you can get access to without actually paying anything as well, which is a bonus. Scribd also has a 30 day free trial but if you cancel after those 30 days you don’t actually have access to that audiobook that you purchased for free.
That’s why I’m not able to access the app and actually show you what the features are, because it doesn’t let me touch them anymore.
The next service I’m gonna be talking about is audiobooks from Audiobooks.com.
You can listen to these audiobooks either on your computer or through their app and some of the features include the variable playback speed and the sleep timer as well.
The membership cost for this is 14.95 US dollars a month in which you receive one audiobook with that credit and they do also offer a 30 day free trial.
So those are some of the Audiobook Bay Alternative Websites that I personally have tried myself and would recommend if you’re looking to start listening to audiobooks and are not sure where to begin.
Definitely take a look at the list of this post as well for any additional apps and services in case none of those take your fancy. And if any of you know of any additional services that I haven’t actually included then please please let me know so I can add that to the list as well. So it makes it easier for everybody else to find them.
But that is pretty much it for this post. I’m very curious to know how you like to get your audiobooks.
Are you like me and spend that little extra money going through Audible or is there another service that you prefer?
Or are you more loyal to your library?
Nevertheless I hope you found this post helpful and thank you for reading.