Last night, I finished reading the Power and this morning moved onto War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, the difference being that when I got the latter, I opted into its Audible edition on top of the Kindle edition.
I did that because I regularly switch from reading books on my Kindle to listening to their audiobooks using Amazon’s Kindle app. And right now, Amazon wants everyone to see just how great it is to listen to books on its audiobook platform, Audible. When you sign up for an annual membership with Audible, you get 12 free audiobooks off the bat and will then choose two Audible Originals from a selection each month. And while the annual membership goes for $150 (and you get to keep all the books from the promotion even if you cancel), right now Amazon Prime members get the year-long subscription for $120 (20% off). From Michelle Obama’s Becoming to Tara Westover’s Educated and Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, there’s an audiobook for everyone and the annual membership is a solid opportunity to stack up on your summer reading in one fell swoop. While the annual membership saves you $30 over going monthly, you can actually sign up for a free 30-day trial right now and get two free audiobooks immediately — you can keep them even if you cancel before the trial is over (after which the monthly Audible membership goes for $15). And, of course, Amazon makes it very easy to gift Audible memberships to your friends, family, and anyone else you think would love to get a bunch of audiobooks to tear through this summer. Whether you want to listen to your favorite books or the ones you keep meaning to read or want to gift that ability to someone, Audible’s annual membership promotion is a solid opportunity to see whether audiobooks are right for you. | Get It on Amazon >
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