In May I had a trial for Audible and shared my thoughts afterwards. While my conclusions were that it wasn’t worth it to me and that I would cancel my subscription, I didn’t actually cancel it haha. I forgot about it at first, got a good deal when I did want to cancel and might have changed my mind after a couple of months. So today I want to give an update on whether or not I think Audible is worth it. Let’s jump in!
While Audible is still mostly credit-based they now also offer audiobooks included with your subscription. This means there are a lot of books you can listen to outside of the ones you buy with your credits. And they have a pretty good list off books that are included. I added a couple I’m very excited about like The Midnight Library, The Bone Witch and Daughter of the Burning City. It was a very pleasant surprise to find that these books are now included with my membership. This means I can listen to more than one audiobook per month on my subscription!
As you might have seen I started listening to The Wheel of Time series. These books are huge! So I get great value for my credit. I’m almost done with the second book and that one is over 26 hours if you put it on regular speed. For me that’s a bit too slow so I listen at a different speed and therefor have to listen to about 15 hours instead of 26 haha. But I do plan on getting these books with my credit every month. And if the book is done before the end of the month I can listen to one of the books that are included. I think this series is best consumed in pretty quick succession or I will forget a ton of important plot points.
While there are still some issues with Audible, like certain Audible-only books not being available in my region, my opinion did change. With the included audiobooks I have a lot more choice of books to listen to and get more value with my membership. In May I didn’t think the subscription was worth it for me, but looking at this again critically I think I have to say it actually is now! I can listen longer, there are still a lot of Audible-only books I want to listen to and I think the app works well. For now I will keep my subscription and evaluate it again in a couple of months!