When Amazon offered its Prime service, I didn’t have a huge reason to jump on board. I didn’t order enough items to make it worth it, especially since most of my reading is done through ebooks.
Enter a newborn baby, and Amazon is now my best friend and Amazon Prime is a must-get. It was mostly to pick up baby items I never knew I needed, but there are added benefits for readers who have Prime.
First, you get a free ebook every month from Kindle Firsts. You get to choose from about six books that are essentially sold a month early — not exactly a pre-order since you get to read the book. I’ve snagged two so far since I joined in early August.
The second benefit for readers arrived recently. Amazon Prime members have been offered Audible Channels for free (which is a $60 value for the year). The Audible Channels contain original audio series, playlists, and audiobooks. The rotation of audio books will change, but some of the current audiobooks available include Silver Linings Playbook, Slumdog Millionaire, Catch Me if You Can and The Good Girl by Mary Kubica.
While taking care of a newborn, I certainly haven’t had as much time to sit down and read as much I would like. There is always something to do (those diapers aren’t going to change themselves), so I look forward to exploring Audible Channels to see what it has to offer.
Has anyone tried the Audible Channels so far? What do you think about it?
I went to take a look – the audible app doesn’t work with any Kindle Fire devices. Tsk.
You would think the Audible app would would work with Kindle Fire since since it’s all Amazon. Very silly.
That’s probably because the Fire has its own built-in Audible app, called somewhat confusingly “Audiobooks”. Though the icon has the Audible logo.
At least my Fire, the $49 one Amazon came out with last year, does. It’s possible earlier Fires might have some different way of doing things, but I’m inclined to doubt it.
However, there doesn’t appear to be any way that I can find to use the “Audiobooks” Fire app to listen to Audible Channels. This does seem like an oversight on Amazon’s part. And unfortunately, installing it from the Google Play Store with the workaround doesn’t seem to work either.
I’m so upset that New Yorker Nd Charlie Rose will no longer be available on channels. Those were my favorites.
I’ve been an Audible member since 2004. The Audible Channels are a nice feature. I’ve listened to a few short stories, which I liked well enough, and will probably hear a few more over time, but I doubt it will become a regular habit. I get 24 book credits every year and have more than 200 in my library that I can hear again if I want to, so it’s really a matter of not having enough time for the Channels.
The full length audio books available are for Amazon prime members, and are streaming only.
I love Audible Channels for Prime but there is a problem I get to almost the and I cannot listen anymore to the book. When I find it, it wants to start from the beginning.