Have you heard about Kindle Unlimited Audiobooks but couldn’t believe you can listen to Audible Books as a Kindle Unlimited subscriber at no additional cost? “Free Read & Listen” books on Kindle Unlimited are really a thing! and they are an amazing thing. here’s how to find them…
how does kindle unlimited work?
kindle unlimited (ku)** is a digital library service. you pay a monthly fee and can borrow as many ebooks and audiobooks as you like without paying anything extra. you just borrow these books, and once your subscription runs out, they’re removed from your devices. but you can keep them as long as you want while your subscription is active!
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You can check out 10 books at a time. if you want to download something else, you will have to return one of the 10 titles you currently own. but you can always get a book again if you want to read it again.
Amazon will automatically ask you to return one of your current titles if you want to download a new book and you already have 10. You don’t have to worry about returning any books yourself!
is kindle unlimited worth it?
As a fan of independent authors and an avid audiobook listener, I love my unlimited Kindle subscription. It’s awesome when you want to discover new authors, new storytellers, and new genres!
kindle unlimited includes audiobooks in every popular genre and offers subscribers hefty deals on audiobooks in addition to free.
I like to recommend this subscription to audiobook newbies so they can try many different audiobooks without having to pay for each one. It’s perfect for discovering your love of audiobooks!
In addition to offering unrestricted access to over a million titles as eBooks, Kindle Unlimited gives you access to over 2,000 books with audible narration, with new ones added every month. You also have the option to purchase tens of thousands of audiobooks at a significantly reduced price when you borrow the ebook through ku.
Instead of the usual $20 or more at Audible, you may be charged as little as $1.99 for the same Audible audiobook when purchased as a whisper deal on Amazon’s website. but we’ll come back to that later.
A kindle unlimited subscription may not be worth it for someone who reads 2 or 3 e-books in a month. but if you listen to 2-3 kindle unlimited audiobooks a month (or more, of course), it’s worth the price of kindle unlimited!
next month, you might want to hear the hobbit** and under a scarlet sky**.
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Without any audiobook subscription, I’d pay $36.38 at audible for these two audiobooks.
with an audible premium plus membership, you can use your monthly audible credit for the hobbit and shop under a scarlet sky for the reduced member price of $14.95. however, you must also pay for your Audible membership of $14.95 per month. therefore, as an audible subscriber, you would still pay $29.90 to listen to these two audiobooks.
with a kindle unlimited subscription, you can listen to both audiobooks for free. you only pay $9.99 per month and you can still read or listen to as many additional books as you want!
That’s why the answer to the question of whether or not Kindle Unlimited is worth it for audiobook fans is a resounding yes.
how much does kindle unlimited cost?
On amazon.com, kindle unlimited is $9.99 per month. Audible books “read and listen for free” cost absolutely nothing extra! And of course you can get a 30-day free trial** to try it out.
turn on unlimited audible books
Like Kindle Unlimited, Audible is part of Amazon. When you borrow Kindle Unlimited books with narration, you actually download the Audible book and listen to it in the Audible app. you’ll see the title in your audible library like any book you’d get directly from their website.
that means you can listen to high quality free audiobooks and you can use the very stable audible app with its handy features like sleep timer or narration speed.
You don’t need an audible membership to use all these features!
Since the two websites are connected, simply log in to the Audible app with your amazon login name and password. you do not need to create a new account or provide audible with any payment information.
How to find Listen for Free Audiobooks
audible books on kindle unlimited show the little headphone symbol next to the ku logo and the button will say “read and listen for free”. when you click on it, the audiobook will be added to your audible library. then you just need to tap on it in the audible app to download it and you can start listening.
When you return the ebook, the audiobook will also be removed from your library. it’s not yours, you just borrow it like e-books.
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follow this link to search all the free audiobooks on kindle unlimited on amazon us:
Please note that Amazon’s international markets typically have fewer Kindle Unlimited audiobooks for free listening than the US market. many audiobooks may not be included for free there!
how to buy cheaper audiobooks with kindle unlimited whispersync deals
When you look at an eBook and open the menu below the “read for free” button, you’ll often find the option to “add an Audible book to your purchase for just $$$.” when you change that before clicking the “read for free” button, you’ll buy the audiobook for the reduced price of $1.99 or $7.49.
In the image above, I have blurred out the lines between the “Read for free”-button and the audiobook toggle to avoid any confusion. The blurred button is for buying the ebook. But it’s not necessary to buy a Kindle Unlimited ebook if you only want to own the audiobook!
Book and Kindle Unlimited Audible eBook are connected via Amazon Whisper Sync**. you can switch between the ebook and the audiobook. each will continue exactly where it last left off in the other format.
The audiobook will automatically be added to your audible library and owned by you. if you return the ebook or even cancel your kindle unlimited subscription plan, you will keep your audiobook.
Even if you have no interest in ebooks, whisper deals are among the best audiobook deals out there. And they’re one more reason Kindle Unlimited is worthwhile for audiobook listeners!
follow this link to search all of the unlimited kindle ebooks that come with an audiobook deal:
top 10 unlimited kindle audiobooks to get you started!
These are the most popular and best kindle unlimited books with narration on amazon us!
get your free audiobooks on kindle unlimited!
haven’t tried it yet? For a one-month free trial**, you can use all the features of Kindle Unlimited, including a ton of “listen free” books with narration, and you can even get a couple of whisper deals that you can keep even if you cancel again .
And be sure to bookmark my link to the newest audiobooks on kindle unlimited so you’ll always find the best audiobooks on kindle unlimited as soon as they’re released.
if you’re looking for more unlimited kindle audiobooks right now, check out my favorite fantasy audiobooks on ku and most popular romance audiobooks on ku.
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