As one of the largest online digital stores selling spoken audio programs in the world, Audible has already become the best place for people to download audiobooks. Currently there are over 180,000 books on Audible.com for us to choose from. However, one problem we have to face is that the cost for most Audible books are not cheap at all. It will always cost around $30 for a best seller or a new release. Many customers would wonder is there any way to get some free audio books from Audible.com. Good news is that there are several ways to download Audible audiobooks for free. In the following article, we will show you two of the best ways to download free audiobooks from Audible with ease.
Method 1. Download Free Audible Books via Audible Free Trial
If you are looking for a way to download whatever audiobook, including the best sellers, new arrivals, editor's picks, etc. from thousands of audiobook sources on Audible, then you should choose the first method to get the free audiobooks by using Audible's Free Trial service.
What is Audible 30 Day Free Trial
This is a free trial program provided by Audible to let you enjoy their membership within 30 days, during which you are offered with a credit for one free audiobook. It's a no-risk chance for you to try out the service in advance because you can cancel it without paying anything before the trial ends. Even if you opt out of the trial, Audible won't take back your audiobook and you still get to keep the Audible free audiobook. But if you anyhow remain a subscriber to Audible after the 30-day free trial, you will then get 1 new audiobook per month and pay $14.95 monthly.
How to Get A Free Audiobook with Audible Free Trial
Now you can follow the steps here to learn how to easily get the free audiobook from Audible with its Free Trial service.
Step 1Sign up/in an Audible account
If you don't have any Audible or Amazon account, you should firstly sign up an account for Audible.com.
Step 2Join Audible Free Trial service
After signing into the Audible account, click the "Membership" column to select the membership plan you want to try out. There are two monthly plans including the one at $14.95 for one book a month and $22.95 for two books a month. Choose the one you like and then you will be directed to the Cart page. Then you should move on to the next page to finish your credit card information and place the order. (It won't be charged if you stop the trial before it ends.)
Step 3Browse Audible audiobooks to choose one for free download
Once you joined Audible's membership, you can browse the website to find the specific audiobook you want to get for free. Then all you need is to add that audiobook to your cart and then purchase it with the free credit you got from the membership.
That's it. When the order is placed successfully, the audiobook will add to your Audible library automatically. You can then either play it via Audible or download it to play on your iTunes or other MP3 players.
Note: If you need to download the free Audible audiobook to listen with your MP3 players, you should know that not all popular MP3 players are allowed to play the Audible audiobook because of the DRM protection applied to the book by Audible. In this case, you can read on the following solution to see how to play Audible auidobooks on any MP3 player without DRM restriction.
Method 2. Download Free Audible Audiobooks with Audible Account
If you are new to Audible and don't know which audiobook to listen to, then this method could be a better choice for you to download random audiobooks from Audible for free.
This way also requires you sign up an Audible or Amazon account at first. Once done, you can sign into the account and search "free audiobooks" via the search bar on Audible.com. Then you will find a large amount of free audiobooks listed in the results. Select the ones you want to listen to and complete the order for free. After that, the free audiobooks will be added to your library for listening and downloading.
Any audiobook, including both free and paid audiobooks, you download from Audible.com are all protected and locked by DRM technology. They are encoded in .aa or .aax audio formats that can only be recognized by selected players. In order to play the DRM-ed Audible audiobooks on any audiobook player, you should use some professional audiobook converter to remove the DRM restriction from the Audible audiobooks for good. Here you meet TunesKit DRM Audiobook Converter for Windows/Mac which is specially developed to bypass DRM protection from Audible and iTunes audiobooks by converting the protected AA, AAX, M4B, M4A audiobooks to common MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC and M4A with super fast speed and original quality. You can simply refer to this tutorial to see how to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks with TunesKit: How to Convert Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks to MP3 >>