[2021] How to Download Audiobook from Scribd for Free

Updated by Adam Gorden on Aug. 5, 2021 6:15 PM.

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Scribd is an American e-book and audiobooks provider that holds millions of books for its subscribers to enjoy. Like many other platforms that only provide content for the paid-for users, Scribd provides a free trial for new users, but it doesn't provide audiobooks downloading to the computer no matter you pay for it or not. Don't worry, we have found the best Scribd downloader, which allows you to record and download Scribd audiobooks to the computer. Now continue reading and learn how to download books from Scribd.

Part 1. Download Scribd Audiobooks: Whay You Need to Know
Part 2. Convert Scribd Audiobook to MP3 with TunesKit
Part 3. Record Scribd Audiobooks with Audacity [Free]
Part 4. Conclusion

Part 1. Download Scribd Books: What You Need to Know

1. Scribd Free Trial (30 days)

For now, Scribd offers the same 30-day free trial as most of its competitors. The 30-day free trial enjoys the same content as the paid plan, so you have unlimited access to all audio books, e-books, magazines and sheet music.

Onething you need to be aware is that Scribd requires you to sign up for a free trial with your credit or debit card. Don't worry that you'll be charged, this is in order to continue your listening service without interruption after the free 1-month trial ends.

2. Scribd Subscription Plans

"Paying before listening" is a common business mode for audiobook services. Compared with other giants of this sector, for example, Audible, charges $14.99 per month with limited books, and Kindle ($9.99/month), the subscription fee of Scribd is reasonable enough.

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3. Supported Regions and Platforms

Scribd is available worldwide, and it now supports a wide range of multimedia devices, including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, iPad, Fire tablet, and more. Unfortunately, e-ink readers like the Kindle Paperwhite or Nook Simple Touch are not supported.

4. Scribd Membership Cancel

To cancel your subscription, you need to go to Sribd on your desktop. Once logged in, go to your Account Settings page, where you will see a button saying End my membership. Just go ahead and confirm to stop paying, then you'll receive an email noticing that your Scribd subscription has been cancelled.

Obviously, if you cancel your membership, you won't be able to keep the audiobooks you've downloaded. That's why we're here showing some possible ways to help you download scribd audiobooks to computer.

Part 2. Download from Scribd with Scribd Audiobook Downloader

After getting familiar with the subscription plan of Scribd, you must desire to figure out how to download books from Scribd for offline listening? The answer is TunesKit Scribd Capture.

TunesKit Scribd Capture is able to capture audio from the app and stored them into different formats of audios, including MP3, FLAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and AAC. Equipped with an ad-removal program, which automatically removes ads in audios, and built-in trim tool, which can cut the unwanted segments, TunesKit Scribd Capture can prevent any disturbance of the advertisements. The rest main features can be viewed below.

tuneskit audio capture

Key Features of TunesKit Scribd Capture:

  • Record streaming audiobooks from Scribd
  • Preserve the audio quality of the Scribd audio
  • Support simultaneous multi-track recording, trimming and merging
  • 6 different formats (MP3, FLAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and AAC) are available
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Record and Download Scribd - Detailed Tutorial

You might have guessed how to download Scribd audiobooks without a subscription. That's right, we are going to record the live audiobooks with TunesKit Scribd Capture. Since the recording has the same quality as the original audio, the recording is somewhat equal to download from Scribd. You are free to do other things on your computer, because TunesKit Scribd Capture focuses on recording only one audio from Scribd.

Step 1Launch TunesKit Scribd Capture

the main interface

Launch the TunesKit program, and you will be able to see its main interface where the list of target programs in the window. Explorers like, Chrome, Safari and IE Explorer / Microsoft Edge, will be automatically added to the list as shown in the image. But to use other explorers to download Scribd audiobooks, you need to drag and drop the explorer on TunesKit Scribd to add the explorer to the list.

Step 2Configure Output Preferences

settings of record

Before recording begins, some preparations must be made. The first thing is to manage the output configuration. Click the trumpet-shaped icon at the right bottom to adjust recordings options, including output format, sampling rate, codec, etc. For users who are not familiar with all the musical terms, the Preset drop-down menu can help you choose the quality of the recording at ease. To save the recording tracks in specific folder, just go back to the main interface and open the Preferences menu at the upper right corner.

Step 3Start to Record and Download from Scribd

record and download form scribd

Select the browser with which you want to open Scribd, and TunesKit Scribd capture will open it for you (note that: if you have already launched this browser, this newly opened window will replace the previous one). Then play audiobooks of Scribd in the browser, and the recording process will start in a few seconds. You are free to tune down the volume of the browser and do other things, the recording will not be affected.

If you want to record multiple tracks at the same time, you can play these tracks simultaneously, and each of them will be recorded as an individual track. After finish recording what you want, press the Stop button to end the recording process.

Step 4Trim Recorded Scribd Audiobooks

cut recorded scribd audiobooks

When you have finished recording, you can click the Edit button at the rear of each track to open the trim window. You can cut one recording into multiple segments or merge all recordings and clips into one file. This is to eliminate ignored advertisements or other interruptions. In addition, you can rename the tracks or edit the ID3 tags of the music, including title, artist, album, etc.

After all is done, tap the Save button to store the tracks in local storage.

How to Record and Download Scribd Audiobooks to MP3

Part 3. Download Scribd Audiobooks with Freeware

The freeware we are going to use is the famous Audacity. Equipped with many astonishing features, Audacity enjoys a high reputation among music lovers. It is able to record sound from both the microphone and the speakers of the computer. Therefore, it can be used to record Scribd audiobooks.

audacity scribd downloader

Step 1: Install and open Audacity on your computer.

Step 2: Open the audio drop-down host menu. It's near the upper-left side of the Audacity interface and usually has MME as the default selection. Select Windows WASAPI in the menu, which sets Audacity to record sound from other programs on the computer.

Step 3: Open the audio input menu, which is to the right of the Windows WASAPI box. Choose Speakers (loopback), which ensures that Audacity will capture your computer's internal audio without recording sound from the microphone. If the audiobooks are playing through headphones, you should click Headphones (loopback) here instead.

Step 4: Tap on the recording button and play the Scribe audiobooks you want to download. Be careful not to play other audios on the computer, or the downloaded audiobooks will mix up with the noises.

Part 4. Conclusion

With the above two Scribd downloaders, both can successfully help you download audiobooks from Scribd. TunesKit Scribd offers better efficiency and convenience, but you need to pay a small amount of money, while Audacity is completely free, but not as easy to use. Each of them has its own strengths, and it is up to you to decide which one to use.


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