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You’ve probably heard of Audible a hundred times from Amazon advertisements or sponsored YouTube videos, but it deserves its place as the premier audiobook service. While you can find free audiobooks 10 Ways You Can Download Audiobooks for Free Right Now 10 Ways You Can Download Audiobooks for Free Right Now Audiobooks can be a great way of "reading" while doing other things. The only problem is that free audiobooks are rather hard to come by. This list of online resources should help. Read More  elsewhere, Audible’s selection is simply unbeatable.

What scares many away from Audible Audiobooks are Expensive! Here's How You Can Listen on the Cheap Audiobooks are Expensive! Here's How You Can Listen on the Cheap Audiobooks are great, but they can be really expensive. Here are some tips on how to get the best deal on your favorite books in audio format. Read More is the price. The standard Gold plan costs $15 per month and gives you one credit for any audiobook of your choice each month. You can also buy any audiobook from Audible, but they’re usually more expensive than $15, making the subscription worth the price.

If you want to start listening to audiobooks but think one per month is too much, Audible’s secret Silver plan might be right for you.

Audible doesn’t advertise the Silver plan for some reason, but it’s an active option. Silver costs $15 — and awards one credit — every two months instead of every month. Silver plans still get membership benefits like 30% discounts on every audiobook, the Great Listen Guarantee that lets you return any book you aren’t satisfied with, and up to six credits rolled over.

If you only listen to audiobooks occasionally, one book every two months will be perfect for you.

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You’ll have to reach out to customer support to switch to the Silver plan. First, sign up for a free trial if you haven’t already, then head to the Audible Customer Service page and click My Account > Change or cancel my membership > Upgrade/downgrade my membership. You can connect with Support via chat, phone or email — chat is the most convenient. Mention that you’d like to switch to the Silver plan and they should get everything set up with no problem.

Every new Audible member gets a 30-day free trial, during which you can pick out any audiobook for free. Check out these awesome courses 14 Amazing Audible Courses (& How to Get One for Free) 14 Amazing Audible Courses (& How to Get One for Free) The Great Courses are reason enough to go to Audible. We pick the best series of lectures in science, the arts and humanities by some of the most respected scholars in their fields. Read More if you’d like to learn something during your trial!

Which Audible plan are you currently using? Let us know your favorite audiobook down in the comments!

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