Elderly using Audible for Books

Elderly using Audible for Books

What is Audible? + How Audible Works

Audiobooks are a great resource for those who have trouble reading or just don’t enjoy reading.  Audiobooks are books in the form of sound files that you can have narrated to you anytime, anywhere.  They have become extremely popular for the elderly as a way to enjoy a good book and one of the prime places to get these is Audible. Elderly using Audible for Books

So what exactly is Audible?

Audible.com is an online portal for purchasing, downloading, and listening to audiobooks.  It allows you to search for or browse a large collection of audiobooks, which you can buy using money or membership credits.  You can then listen to those books right on Audible, or download them to your device of choice. Elderly using Audible for Books

How does Audible work?  3 reasons you should use Audible

1. One of the largest audiobook libraries out there

Audible has over 150,000 audiobooks for you to discover, buy, download, and enjoy!  From mysteries to history, from romance to science fiction, from self-help to comedy, Audible is sure to have a book that you’ll love listening to.
Elderly using Audible for Books

2. Audiobooks available where and when you want them

You can listen to audiobooks from Audible right on the Audible website, using the built-in audio player.  Or, you can download an app for your mobile device or desktop computer, download your audiobooks, and listen to them on the go.
Downloading a book from Audible

3. Join the club and get extra benefits

If you buy a premium membership to Audible, you’ll get extra goodies like one or more free books every month.  Plus, you can take 30% off the price of any books that you buy with cash!  There’s also a 30-day free trial option available!
Your membership status on Audible

What can I listen to on Audible?

Audible contains audio versions of some of the best-loved timeless classics, as well as newer books that are hot off the printing press.  Here’s a sample of some of the best-selling books on Audible:

Overall best sellers

Mystery and thriller best sellers

Romance best sellers

Comedy best sellers

 
Well, that’s a brief introduction to Audible and how it works.  The rest of our Audible course will focus on how to buy, download, and listen to books from Audible, including how to create or delete an account.  For the moment, though, we’ll take a quick look at the costs associated with Audible.

Elderly using Audible for Books

About the Author

Steve Black

Techboomers is a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use the most popular websites and apps on the Internet. It offers over 75 free courses composed of 1000+ video and article tutorials. A few of their most popular courses include: PayPal, LinkedIn, Instagram, eBay, and Uber.

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