Becoming a member of Audible just got a bit sweeter. Now, in addition to getting one free audiobook a month, members of Audible get two free Audible Original stories to listen to each month.
Just as Amazon, the owner of Audible, makes Prime membership more enticing with added benefits, Audible is adding benefits for its members as well.
The first Friday of each month, Audible now offers its members six original stories in its Audible Originals collection. Members can choose two out of the six stories to add to their Libraries for free.
No need to use up a credit for an Audible Original, each month members get two stories for free. These stories are added to your Library after you choose them.
What Are Audible Originals
Audible Originals, as the name would suggest are audio works created by Audible and exclusively available on Audible. According to Audible, “Audible Originals bring together celebrated writers and performers from worlds as diverse as theater, literature, journalism, and more.”
Selections include a variety of genres, including non-fiction, fiction, documentaries, classics, and theatrical performances. User reviews are available to help you decide which Audible Original you might like best.
The current choices for this month are:
- Jane Austin, a classic narrated by a cast including Emma Thompson
- Girls & Boys, a theatrical performance by Carrie Mulligan
- The Coming Storm, a non-fiction work written and narrated by Michael Lewis
- The Dented Head of Joey Pigza, one of the Joey Pigza series of children’s books available only as an Audible Original
- Feeding the Dragon, a theatrical performance by Sharon Washington
- The X-Files The Cold Cases, part 1 of an Audible Original series, performed by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
Each of these Audible Original stories is rated over four stars. Some of them are shorter than a traditional audiobook, with the longest of these titles lasting more than eight hours while the shortest is one hour seventeen minutes.
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How to Add an Audible Original to Your Library
To take advantage of this new benefit, you must first be a member of Audible. Free 30-day trial memberships are available which will give you one free audiobook and two free Audible Original titles for your Library.
Audible members can check out the current month’s selections of Audible Originals at the Audible Originals page. Read over the selections for the month and click on one you want to get.
You will be taken to the listing for the Audible Original selection where you can read more about the story. See a description, the name of the narrator and listener reviews of the title.
If you decide you want to choose that story as one of your two picks for the month, click the orange button to add it to your Library for free. No purchase or credit necessary.
Repeat to choose your second selection for the month.
Audible Originals can also be chosen and downloaded using the Audible app on mobile devices.
Want more than two stories per month? Audible Originals are also available for purchase. The prices are listed for each one, and members can use a credit to purchase them. As with other Audible audiobooks, members get a discounted purchase price on Audible Originals.
Are you enticed to become an Audible member by Audible Originals? Do you like the idea of members getting two additional titles a month free from Audible? Have you tried listening to Audible Originals yet?
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