How to Get Free Audiobooks from Audible

Updated by Adam Gorden on December 12, 2018 14:14:02 PM.
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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 online. Currently there are over 200,000 downloadable books on Audible.com for us to choose from.

However, one problem we have to face while buying audiobook from Audible is that the cost for most Audible books is not cheap. Generally speaking, it costs around $30 for a best seller or a new release. Due to the high price, many Audible users would spend a large sum of money to buy Audible audiobooks regularly. But in fact, they don't have to, as they have great chance to download Audible books for free.

In the following article, we will show you 3 of the best ways to download free Audible audiobooks, even without a membership.

Method 1. Download Free Audible Books via Audible Free Trial

If you are looking for the best 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 this method to get the free audiobooks by using Audible's 30-Day Free Trial service.

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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 totally for free, 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 can still keep the free Audible audiobook. But if you anyhow remain a subscriber to Audible after the 30-day free trial, you will then get 1 new audiobook and 2 Audible Originals per month by paying $14.95 monthly.

How to Get A Free Audiobook with Audible Free Trial

Now you can follow the steps below 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 a new 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. (You won't be charged if you stop the trial before it ends.)

Step 3Browse Audible.com to choose any book for free download

Once you joined Audible's membership, you can browse the official 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 free trial membership.

That's it. Once the order is placed successfully, the audiobook will be added to your Audible library automatically. You can then either play it via Audible or download it to play on your iTunes or other authorized 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 books because of the DRM protection applied to the audio by Audible. In this case, you should switch to the solution at the end 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.

In this way, you are also required to sign up an Audible or Amazon account at first. Once done, you can sign into your newly created Audible account and search "free audiobooks" via the search bar on Audible.com. Then you will find a large amount of free audiobooks being listed in the results. Select the titles you want to listen to and complete the order for free as instructed. After that, the free audiobooks will be added to your library for listening or downloading.

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Method 3. Stream Free Audiobooks through Audible Channels

If you are Amazon Prime members, you can also get free streaming audiobooks through Audible Channels, the short-form audio programs and podcasts that can be streamed or downloaded in the Audible app or on select Fire devices.

There are more than 40 free titles provided in Audible Channels exclusive for Prime members, including full-length audiobooks from best sellers, family favorites, celebrity-narrated classics, and more. Best of all, they aren’t throwaway freebies but truly terrific titles, including Pride and Prejudice, The War of the Worlds, etc.

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To set up Audible Channels to listen to free audiobooks, you should follow these simple steps:

Step 1. Go to Audible Channels site. Enter your email address or phone number to get the link of the app.

Step 2. Download and install Audible Channels on your device. Make sure you’re running the most recent version of the app.

Step 3. Log in your Prime account and start listening.

Note: Even if you are Prime members, you can't download the free Audible audiobooks but only stream these titles for free. To download those books, you have to buy them first.

Best Solution to Get DRM-free Versions of Audible Audiobooks

Any Audible audiobook, including both free and paid one, is protected by DRM technology. It's encoded in .aa or .aax audio format that can only be recognized by selected players. In order to play the DRM-ed Audible audiobooks on any audiobook player and device, you should use some professional Audible AAX to MP3 converter to remove the DRM from the Audible books.

TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter for Windows/Mac is a dedicated Audible DRM removal tool that can convert the protected AA, AAX audiobooks to common MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4R, OGG, etc. without using iTunes. It will losslessly bypass DRM from Audible books with original quality retained. Simply refer to this tutorial: How to Convert Audible Audiobooks without iTunes >>

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More Tips: If you prefer to convert both Audible and iTunes audiobooks, you are highly suggested to try another audiobook converter from TunesKit, called TunesKit Audiobook Converter for Windows/Mac. With this software, you are required to install iTunes to work together.

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