I enjoy audio books and though Audible would be a good option since I deal heavily with Amazon Prime. The service works well and there are a lot of book options to choose from. My gripe comes with price and the way the app works. $15 a month is a bit hefty for 1 book. Especially when that book is done in a couple of days (I do a lot of driving). With Audible being associated with Amazon, there should be a decent discount for Amazon Prime members, or at least allow us to listen to multiple books (but not own them) for that amount.
The app is really quite useless for anything but listening. Not being able to purchase books through the app is absurd, but then again, Amazon does the same thing with Kindle.
I would definitely renew my membership if the cost of the audio book wasn't more expensive than a paperback.
As a Truck Driver audio books are a Godsend for those of us whom are tired of idiot radio, (to include the C.B. Radio as well.) The repeated marathon-length stupid commercials alone are grounds for never turning it on again! Audio books to the rescue! I remember when you could only get audio-books on tape or CD's, rented at truck stops or very expensive at bookstores. So why three stars? Greed. This is 2015. Mass-produced MP3 audio cost almost nothing to reproduce. I cannot give even a great product like Audible 5 stars because of this. Bring the prices down or provide better discounts to the MILLIONS of us that buy your products! Also, the App STILL won't let you buy books on it.I want to end on a positive note though: Most company fleets of trucks are governed at very slow speeds. Crossing Texas at 65 mph takes a Long-Long time. Audio Books help pass that time and help keep drivers from nodding off behind the wheel.We Drivers salute companies like Amazon and XM satellite Radio...
This service doesn't allow you to buy any of the books from the apps on Audible, Kindle or Amazon for an iPhone. You have to log in through a browser to actually buy anything. It is a major hassle that needs to be corrected.
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