I love listening to Audiobooks, sometimes you just do not have time to sit and read. Audible and Scribd are great services, but it comes down to whether or not they’re affordable and what you are getting for your money. Let’s get into it.
Audible is an Amazon program or audiobooks. You pay a monthly membership and receive a credit to download a book of your choice. I have seen up to four different membership plans on their website.
Gold Membership ($16.00) – You get one credit a month and a percentage off of Audiobooks.
Platinum Monthly($23.00) – You get two credit a month and a percentage of books.
Gold Annual ($150.00) – Pay once a year and get all 12 credits at once.
Platinum Annual ($230.00) – Pay once a year and get 24 credits all at once.
Channels Plan Monthly ($5.00) – You can listen to all the channels, but you get no credits towards audiobooks.
Scribd is a service that offers magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, and notes for college students to share with others. It helped me through my Psychology class in college.
You Get Unlimited Acess to audiobooks, ebooks and anything else they have available.
While both are great services I wanted to compare things together.
Audible is $16 a month for 1 audio credit, while Scribd you pay $9 and get unlimited access to their library.
Audible offers a higher plan of $23 for two credits, but Scribd still beats with unlimited access.
I have used both services and canceled both to go through everything thoroughly. Audible is simple to cancel, while scridb is a bit difficult as I had to email into cancel my membership.
When you cancel Audible you get to keep all of the audiobooks you currently have. Scribd you lose all access to everything unless you keep that membership. You basically are paying for access to a premium library and lose access after canceling, but it is still way better than audible prices.
While I tried to stay in the middle on this, Scribd won to me. I currently use Scribd and love it. You can download an audiobook or ebook to your phone and listen offline.
Audible would have won since you get to keep your books even after canceling, but I listen to way more than 2 or 3 audiobooks a month and Scribd provides a lot of audiobooks for less than half the price.
What service do you currently use? Are you looking into one of these services? If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below, I will answer any questions you may have.
If you would like to use my sign up link, that would be greatly appreciated.
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