Audible Review: How Audible Works and Why it’s the Best (2019)

in today’s video I’m going over my
audible review and I’m going over the five reasons why I think they’re the
best place to go online for audiobooks now I’ve been using audible for about
four years now and I love it because I’ve got a family of five and it is
really hard to just find the time to be able to read but listening to audiobooks
really helps me to multitask because I can listen to books while I’m on my
commute or I can listen to books while I’m cleaning the house and that way I
can actually read books while I’m doing this stuff that has to get done anyways
now if you just stumbled across this channel I’m Jason with honest finance
and I make a lot of videos on different topics that’ll give your life and your
finances more value so if you are interested in this type of content feel
free to subscribe or at least give this particular video alike now I’m not going
to elaborate much on why we all need to read more but according to the research
the average self-made millionaire reads more than two books a month and trust me
if there was no such thing as an audiobook I’d probably only read about
one book a year now why do I prefer audible over all the other platforms
well like I said earlier I’m gonna go over the five reasons why I prefer to
use audible over the other guys and then you guys can make your own decision as
to whether or not you actually want to use audible now the first reason I love
audible is because it’s mainly a subscription service but it’s got a
little bit of a twist in the way that they do things now I’ll explain here how
audible works because it’s super simple and it’s really unique they’re owned by
Amazon so all you have to do is open up an account using your existing Amazon
account and then they’ll give you book credits every month that you can redeem
for any book and they’re ginormous library now if you’ve got a subscription
for music like iTunes or Spotify then you already know what happens when you unsubscribe which is the fact that you don’t get to keep anything but audible
doesn’t work like that because once you redeem a credit you get to keep the book
forever even if you cancel with them and this is just freaking awesome because
every single book that I own with audible is mine to keep forever
and they’re all backed up by they’re ginormous Cloud audible starts at about
15 bucks a month and that’ll get you one credit per month on that plan
and that is really good because if you look at just one Harry Potter audiobook
those are over 30 bucks now the $15 plan is only worth it if
you’re just into one book a month but if you want more than that they’ve got
other options that are an even better value you can pay an upfront yearly fee
of 230 bucks and they’ll give you 24 credits which ends up being less than 10
bucks or you can pay an upfront hundred and
fifty bucks and they’ll give you twelve books for that option so if you’ve got
the cash upfront these options are the best because they’ll give you all the
credits at once and you don’t have to wait for them to roll out every single
month so if you want to get all your books right now and you want to get the
best value for Mata bowl then I would definitely go with the yearly fee they
also have another monthly plan that’s only 23 bucks a month that’ll give you
two credits and that’s the one that I like because two books is plenty for me
and sometimes I’ll unsubscribe just so that I can take a break and catch up on
my reading because audible doesn’t have a contract you can just cancel anytime
with them and then you can resize up whenever you’re ready to and everything
will be as it was and seriously when you consider how much audiobooks cost on
their own audible is a very good source to get your audiobooks at a really good
value and the really cool thing with audible is that if you’re a new
subscriber with them they’ll actually give you two free audiobooks just for
signing up I put a link in the description so if you want to try them
after the video then go ahead and just click the link now if you do get the two
free books and then you decide that you don’t want to be with audible anymore
you still get to keep those two books because they’re yours forever you’ll
always have access to the books you’ve redeemed even if you’re not subscribed
now the second reason I use audible is because their books are actually cheaper
for subscribers if you want to just buy a book on its own without using a credit
usually the credits are worth using on a book but if I find one it’s only like
five bucks then it’s obviously not worth wasting a credit on it so I’ll just buy
it on its own or sometimes they might really want a book right now but I don’t
have any credits so in that case I’ll just buy a book but it’s always a better
value if your subscriber anybody can buy a book on audible which is always gonna
have really competitive prices but the prices are always going to be the best
if you’re a subscriber they also have a newer feature which allows members to
get two of their original series books and then sometimes they’ll throw in a
random pre-selected book that you can just get for free the original series
stuff is cool because they have a lot of content to choose from but me personally
I’ve never really been interested in any of the topics that they offer but
whenever they’ve had their pre-selected books those are pretty cool and I’ve
used that feature before one time they had the Tim Curry version of A Christmas
Carol which was an awesome audiobook that they offered because my family
loves listening to it over the holidays but a couple months ago they offered
Emma but that didn’t interest me at all even though it was still a free book
obviously some of their pre-selected books are going to be better than others
but that’s all just a matter of opinion based on the type of reading that you
like to do but if you’re the type that likes to read just about anything then
having these features on audible is worth it because it’s just more free
content and another cool feature for subscribers is that sometimes audible
will actually give you huge discounts on a bunch of bestseller books so for just
being a subscriber you’ll get your monthly credits you’ll get your free
content and you’ll sometimes get the huge discounts on bestsellers now the
next reason I use audible is because if you find a book that you don’t like you
can return it now I just barely got the book called the power of habit and I
wasn’t really digging it because the beginning of the book just kept going on
and on about smoking and about rat studies so I returned it now it’s really
cool that audible lets you do this because whenever I buy a movie and I
don’t like it I can’t just return it like you can on
audible but you’ve got to understand that audible offers this feature for
honest book readers and that their policies do change all the time you have
to pretty much talk to a rep every time that you want to return a book but as
long as you’re not abusing the system you can return about three a year but
don’t hold my words accountable because like I said the policies change all the
time but in my experience if I’ve wanted to return a book I can do that with
audible now the next reason I prefer to use audible is because their app is
actually really good for mobile reading I’ve got some audio books that I bought
on iTunes and the cool thing about the audible app is that you can actually
download the book straight from itunes into the audible app so that all your
books are just in one place I’ve also noticed when you listen to books over
Bluetooth in your car if you push the track forward or the track back button
it only moves at thirty Seconds which is a really good thing I’m saying this is a
good thing because if I use iTunes in my car and I hit the track back button it
actually starts the entire chapter over which is really annoying and if you do
want to listen to books at different speeds you can just do that right
through the app so that you can cruise through your books a lot faster now if
you want to be extra safe while you’re driving you can put it into car mode
which will make everything as simple as possible the app is also really good at
remembering where you left off in a book so if you switch back and forth between
a whole bunch of different books it’s gonna remember that so that the next
time you start reading it just starts where you want it to and just so you’re
aware the books are downloadable so you don’t have to rely on the Internet
order to read your books and I also mention that their wish list is really
handy too because if you find any book that you want you just throw it into the
wish list and then you can access it anywhere and find them really easily now
the last reason that I use audible is because they let you preview books
before you buy them and they’ve got the largest selection of audiobooks that
I’ve ever seen being able to preview a book before you
buy it is a big deal because if the narrator sucks then you can just look
for another one now all the competitors let you preview
ebooks as well but the big difference with audible is that they’ve got such a
huge library of books that you can actually look for the same book with
different narrators to find the one that you want
I mean seriously there hasn’t been a single time where I couldn’t find the
book that I was looking for through audible now just remember that if you’re
a new subscriber to audible they’ll give you two free ebooks just for signing up
once again I put the link in the description so if you want to click it
and get your free ebooks then go ahead and do that that’s how I first started
using audible because when I first signed up I just got one free book but I
quickly realized that it was something that I wanted to keep in my life it’s
really hard to argue that audible isn’t worth at least trying because you’re
gonna get the two free ebooks and you’re gonna get 30 days worth of all the other
perks as well now that is my personal review of audible but I want to know
what features you guys like so let me know in the comments if I forgot
anything or if you agree with anything that I said once again I’m Jason with
honest finance and I make a lot of videos on different topics that’ll give
your life and your finances more value so if you are interested in this type of
content feel free to subscribe or at least give this video a like that’s all

100 comments on “Audible Review: How Audible Works and Why it’s the Best (2019)”

  1. Nicolo Pareja says:

    Who is that one jackass that disliked this video? this guy is great

  2. elchapo scott tv says:

    5818 done my turn nice vlog I love it stay n be a family I supported give me a shout out plz

  3. shubham agrawal says:

    Thank you for the help i was thinking of subscribing and wanted to know all about it first. So thank you again.

  4. Vishesh Bansal says:

    Is there a premium one time fee based plan? I'd ideally like to pay a single amount once and use the service till the end of time.

  5. Honest Finance says:

    Sorry the audio’s a little quiet 🙁

  6. Pixel P says:

    Great information! new subscriber.

  7. Jesse Cardenas says:

    So many red flags

  8. edmikhael1 says:

    Thank you for the wonderful video.
    Question, can I read books without buying them? or am I allowed only what I download

  9. Anthony Intelisano says:

    How do you cancel? Looked up 3 books. Shadowrun, Android, Dungeons and Dragons. They didn't have a single one. Not to sure I'm going to like this service if i sign up

  10. oddjob428 says:

    Thank you finally I found a good overview of how audible works.

  11. Walter Johnson says:

    Except you can't chromecast. That a negative.

  12. Yegor Ilyeen says:

    If you want 2 credit for just 7 $ just DM me

  13. Ali Aljibari says:

    Excellent video 🙂 Thank you, you made want Audible now.


    Audible is not the best. You're just trying to sell affiliate marketing. No B S fail forward fast

  15. Joey G says:

    Can you save the audio-books on a hard drive or are they stuck on the app?

  16. Superb Pickle says:

    If you have an amazon prime account do you get the audible subscription for free?

  17. AG writer says:

    I signed up for the free 30 day trial, but then cancelled, after one book. do i still have to pay a monthly fee if I cancelled before the trial is up? Just trying to make sure im understanding this

  18. Michael Myres says:

    Do they send you the book on CD or do you have to download the book on to CD yourself?

  19. Skyrothin says:

    Kind of stupid how over priced it is like what the hell so I gotta either wait months if I want to listen to a book series which are usually 4-6 books in a series so either I can pay hella cash or have to pay 15 a month and wait months for the entertainment? What the fuck?

  20. Kamaldeep Singh says:

    You're not reading though

  21. Marcos Mercedes Nuñez says:

    This is one of the greatest explanatory videos I've ever watch, amazing. Thanks for this

  22. Nini L. says:

    Great video! Thanks for the info.

  23. Jonnie Y says:

    I understand that Alexa owners and Amazon Prime subscribers can get free audible audiobooks without needing to have an account. I’m having some trouble in finding out from Audible how to access these 2 pieces of free content. Do you know how? Does it work in both the US and the UK?

  24. Fawad Bilgrami says:

    I wish Audible service was like Netflix, you can listen to any book for a monthly service. I don't want to pay extra and buy books after paying for the subscription.

    I think this industry will eventually evolve too.

  25. You Can Heal says:

    Best explanation so far. Now I'm thinking of taking up this stripping job so I can afford audible🤣🤣🤣 (waiting for comments from folks with no sense of humor🤔)

  26. D G says:

    You suggest $23 month for 2 books, that is $276 a year, $230 for 24 books is a better deal. Are you getting paid by Amazon?; you provide financial advance?

  27. Tony Jones says:

    Great review!!!! Thank you!!!!!!

  28. Giulia Mauri says:

    I opened an account with free trial, there was just one credit. Ridiculous. I need more than a book a month.

  29. Anna D. S. says:

    What about Libby? It’s free…

  30. Charlie Fulton says:

    Ppl really consider listening to a audiobook as reading lol

  31. Shelinha Goncalves says:

    I love audiobooks I'm planning on getting the Kindle Oasis 2017 Edition to listen to my Audible

  32. Subscribe to me for no reason says:

    It has confused me so bad. I subscribed to it and I thought I could listen to any book I want while I'm subscribed. Can I buy some of the more expensive books from my credits and buy the cheaper ones using ka$h? So you subscribe for buying credits.

  33. John Barbanti says:

    I was considering getting Aidible but was concerned about whether I can keep my books if I decide to cancel. Came accross your video and it was a BIG help. Thanks for the info. I am heading over to sign up today!

  34. Space Commander Fox says:

    Audiobooks is bullshit for lazy people , youre not a reader if you listen to audio tracks of books being read by people

  35. Cindy W says:

    Good explanation! I borrow my audio books from the library and they use the libby app. My problem is they want it back in 21 days and then it disappears. Depending on my life it may not be enough time as i read physical books and use a kindle also and only use the audio book in certain circumstances. My question is is there a place I could just buy an audio book without a subscription like you do with a physical book?

  36. kris sullivan says:

    excellent video-thanks!!! question if i buy a book (paper or hardcover) from amazon do i automatically get a copy of it in audiable? i know it seems odd to have a hard and audio copy of a book and there is a reason for it wont go into here i just wondered if i would have to purchase the book 2 times? tia!

  37. J B says:

    I asked the lady if I finished a book early and wanted to exchange my credit for another one she said I could..this is okay but why can't this be like a Netflix instead of the confusing credit system..they would have so many more subscribers

  38. ann huffman says:


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  40. Honest Finance says:

    Enjoy the video and here's my affiliate link to get two free audiobooks:
    And here's the Is Audible Worth it Video:

  41. SUPASTYLEZ says:

    can you listen offline?

  42. Raising Agent says:

    Oof, nice german translation you got there through your youtube hero.

  43. Ronnie B-Good says:

    I sure don't want to pay a monthly fee.

  44. Ed Baker says:

    You didn't say one word explaining what audio books are.

  45. Katelyn O'Friel says:

    I have the audible trial and listened to one book in just one day lol is there anyway to be able to listen to unlimited amount of books because I'd probably listen to at the very least 10 a month .. I'm new to this so not quite sure how it all works but I am a big reader ! Please let me know

  46. Unicorn Hair and Lattes says:

    Thanks for this video. Audible interested me but wasnt quite making since. You really helped! Thank you

  47. Isaiah Millis says:

    I remember being bullied for listening to audio books because of my dyslexia.

  48. justforthetv says:

    This service is garbage. It's just not worth it.

  49. Zebra_Monster1111 says:

    What do I subscribe to I'm confused about that part

  50. howard the alien says:

    It says that I get one book for free. If I get it do I completely get that book for free or do u have to pay for some membership after?? Please answer!!!

  51. Celes Chai says:

    Can you keep the credits if you didn’t use it that month ?

  52. Matt Peers says:

    I turned off when you said ginormous.

  53. sakshi khanapure says:

    Its very cheap in india . We can subscribe for 3 bucks per month.

  54. Sunshine says:

    If I sign up for audible do amazon supply a free app or do I have to purchase it

  55. uncletoy says:

    how can you even say their the best when clearly they are just a scam trying to rip ppl off it seems that if you live in certain countries and you sign up to redeem your free bool that you are also sign uup for a hidden account. so all of you thinking about doing this be warned. just do some research here in youtube and you'll see there are many cases

  56. Giuseppe Rotella says:

    Very useful video

  57. DebtFree Ty says:

    thanks Jason I just downloaded the app and getting ready to test the book the miracle morning #DebtfreeTy

  58. Matt Colley says:

    Just came across your channel and I love your doing a great job 😎

  59. Spehmaster G. says:

    It used to be. Now it's slow, buggy and it crashes incessantly. Simply put, it's a piece o' shit and Amazon doesn't care.

  60. Rafael Figueiredo Nascimento says:

    @honest finance – Your videos are great! Amazing level of details, very clear articulation and complete! (Maybe if videos were a little shorter would be even nicer)

  61. Eydie D says:

    I want to pull my hair out each time I buy a book. Frustrating! You have to put the book in your wishlist but I can never remember how to buy the book. Came here hoping for a tutorial 😖

  62. Lord Rimuru says:

    So I just want to make sure I heard right. We get one credit a month for $15 which we can use on any book but if I cancel my subscription let's say in 6 months do I get to keep the 6 books that I used the credits on?

  63. wisdomm zzero says:

    1 reason its not good idea
    1-you have to pay monthly fee and buy the book?! Wtf?

  64. Common Tater says:

    F*%$ Let me tell you my experience with them. Maybe this channel can help me out. I paid for 24 audio books; they gave me 2. They took $240 dollars from me, and gave me two audiobooks!

    They promise one "free" audiobook per month for a subscription that costs $19.99 per month. So, twenty dollars per audiobook. I paid for two years and only downloaded two books, when my credit card expired. Audible cancelled my subscription and gave me… nothing!

    I said to them, "You owe me 22 audiobooks." They said, "The maximum number you can accumulate is three." Three! Why?! For what purpose other than to screw people? I said, "Fine, you bastards! Give me my three!" They said, "Not until you sign up all over again with a new, valid, credit card number." You think I'm trusting these bastards with a new credit card?

    Seriously, this channel is taking money from the Devil.

  65. Common Tater says:

    Do me a favor, buddy. Contact your sponsor and tell them to give the $220 I paid for nothing. Why do book credits "expire"? What's the purpose of that? It literally costs them nothing to provide an additional download. Why steal $20 from me in return for literally zero cents?

  66. Amazon Audible says:


  67. C Winegardner says:

    The problem is that I listen to 2 audiobooks a week. So, what are my other options?

  68. Fraaip says:

    Do credits expire?

  69. Angie Smith says:

    Your video is amazing. Very very well said. very nice communication.

  70. Darkfoxa says:

    Actually perfect you would mention Harry Potter. The reason I'm doing my research on an Audible subscription is because I have gotten the first one for free through a trial and I loved it. So I wanted to make my research before I paid for a sub.

    I need to ask though! Can I only listen to books bought with Credits or can I listen to any book on their website?

  71. Jason Garner says:

    Question. Audible vs. buying kindle book with narration. Same audible recording, but with whisper sync and sometimes cheaper

  72. Lian T says:

    I want to have more knowledge but I dont want to read books. I wish I can download thousands of book into my brain at 1TBps speed. Is there any startup at Silicon Valley that focuses on implementing my wish?

  73. wulybuker says:

    It sucks and you have extra fees and if you don cancel it will charge monthly and will suck up your money

  74. Riyaz uddin Royal says:

    i can do audible reviews for uk and us site of audible . com ,Here is my skype : riyazuddinroyalr . Contact me if you need

  75. ebschlickable says:

    They also have the BEST customer service. I had some questions bc I initially got the free trial but then found out they offer a student discount. I noticed that I lost the 2 credits when I started ny student account. I called, got a rep immediately, and they gave me my credits so I had 3 t start. They were so pleasant and informative…and I recieved an email detailing our call , with more helpful info. A+!

  76. Tony Samuel says:

    Scribd lets you view unlimited audiobooks for like $9 a month. Best service for nerds like me

  77. Mozef Jos Kaddas says:

    Thank you very much for the video, but my question is with having a yearly/monthly subscription, Will I still have to pay for the Audiobooks to listen to them? You pay for the subscription to stream the Audiobooks, but not to own them, I though subscription allows you to listen to any audiobook at any time, but if you want to buy it, you have the credit that comes with monthly/yearly subscription. I'm lost a bit. Am I paying to listen to the Audio, or I'm paying to get the credits.

  78. Imron Gamidli says:

    The Power of Habit is an amazing book. Maybe you were busy doing chores and was difficult for you to concentrate on the book. I recommend you to read without multitasking

  79. Coral Soto says:

    Thanks for the video! It was very useful. However the reason why I found you was bc didn't find it was easy to navigate and get to know how audible works. So that's a critic that I give as a feedback to them.

  80. Jayred Potter says:

    Hey there. Thanks for the information on how Audible works. I have be curious about it for a bit. Quick question for you. you mentioned how there alternate subscription options, including a 23 a month option or a full annual payment option to get a large number of books at once. I am having trouble find links to pages discussing those options. Would you mind throwing me a link to whatever page you use to look at the alternate subscription options? Thank you for the help.

  81. James T. Nichols says:

    Good video

  82. razz P says:

    Are the free books, any books from the audible website?

  83. Scott D says:

    Can I do the free month and the the platinum 24 for $230?
    Or do you have to start with the $230?

  84. Boris Johnson says:

    thank you not sure if you covered this mate but can you listen offline? sounds stupid but did you cover not having a subscription so purchasing a book without account does this allow you to keep them?

  85. 101hamilton says:

    Great video. Thank you for posting.

  86. Joe Zoc says:

    So if I sign up I just can not listen to the books for free like spotify? I just sign up and have to buy the book. Why signup if that is the case.

  87. Vagno Fernandes says:

    I don't know if Audible is a good idea. You need to pay 3 times: 1) Monthly payment 2) Buying audio book and 3) If you wanna reading at the same time that you listen de audio you have to pay for the written book as well.

  88. John Butner says:

    I would like this for listening at work. But that price seems fairly steep even though it's not bad, it's just a wad ($230 for 24 books). >.< I wish there was only a $5-$10 a month fee and you could use it like Spotify.

  89. Amazing Supergirl says:

    There are hundreds if not thousands of audiobooks right here on YouTube for free. Also, Librivox is free and best when you search by your favorite narrators. With my $10 a month kindle unlimited subscription I get lots of ebooks that also have audio. Problem with Audible is two books a month isn’t enough. Books are generally 7-12 hours so you’ll fly through that in 1-4 days.

  90. HUNtastic1 says:

    Does it have a notification on an audio book that they don't have, but it becomes available?

  91. Dennis Dowd says:

    I still like my books, etc. but now Audible app on my Android phone has become so bogged down with crap and ads that it takes time and part of data stream to just get off the first page and into my library and I resent it. I am not going to buy a new $1,000 phone just so that I can manage Audible stupid app. I am going to attempt to drop my monthly subscription down as far as it can go. Also, the last time I called Audible they didn't do what I asked them to do, which they stated they would, and now when I called to complain about the over bloated app, the person hung up on me. Audible has lost its edge and seems to be going through a change that is not costumer oriented any more.

  92. Dennis Dowd says:

    I just canceled my long membership with because they have lost their minds. They have changed how they work, their app on my phone is so bloated with crap and advertisement, I can't hardly use it anymore to even listen to my audio books. I have cancelled my subscription and now I get an email from Audible that I will be getting a new credit in October 19.

  93. ccrpalex says:

    Audible is for idiots, who the hell wants to listen to a book…. is what I thought before I tried it.
    I now have almost 63 audio books in my Audible collection, just bought 3 credits on sale, and got annual subscription. My friend calls me audible addict, I snatch books on sales that they have like all the time practically.
    1. Daily sales, set your email alerts, so you know what book is on sale, quite often I snatch a $30-40 book for $3-6 on daily sales.
    2. Wait for holiday sales, they often do 2 for 1 sale, and it's unlimited. So I get 2 books for 1 credit. then get other 2 books for 1 credit if good books are on the list.
    For most people 1 book a month, is plenty for most people. But if you are working where you can listen to the books all day it's incredible. People spend $7-8 on smokes, I get a book instead. Keep my brain occupied, if you don't use it, you lose it.

  94. Tommaso Bitri says:

    Ameising!!! thanks men!!

  95. Charles Asmah says:

    Well explained 💯👌

  96. poppy bonnet says:

    How do you add a personal audiobook into audible? He said its possible but still havent found the solution..

  97. Ahmed Hasan says:

    I'm with them from 2016 and I forgot about it from 2017 now I returned to find that I only have 6 credit only. paid monthly from 2016 and only I get 6 credit???

  98. Ann Lipscom says:

    I have been wondering how Audible works and you cleared up all of my questions. thanks so much. I subscribed because I want to hear more of your thoughts on various contents. Thanks. Awesome job!!

  99. RCB says:

    I’ll just use my library card. Thanks for the video!

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