I signed up for an Audible subscription 31 days ago. It was one of those irresistible 30 day free trial offers with the little addition of a free audio book alongside. I’ve never listened to an audio book, and to be honest it hasn’t ever been something that I’ve wanted to do either. Some people say it’s an improvement on reading, because you can listen whilst driving, eating, walking etc. but, for me, the act of sitting down with a good book and getting comfortable is kind of the whole point… Anyway, I simply gave in to my thrifty nature and subscribed anyway, knowing I’d be getting something free out of it.
So, 31 days ago, I signed up. Yesterday, after forgetting the subscription even existed, I got an email saying my subscription had been renewed and the subscription fee had already been taken out of my account. 😐
To make the most of the fee, I decided I should probably get stuck in and download myself an audio book. With a monthly subscription you get “1 credit” per month, as far as I can tell this gives you the ability to download any audio book for free. Because I’m not an audio book fan, I decided to go for something that wouldn’t ruin the experience of reading a book that’s on my TBR book list, so I opted for a comedy instead and got Amy Poehler’s book “Yes Please” which was available on the site for £14.87, for free!
I took a break from listening after I finished the preface to quickly write this blog post, but even after 20 minutes I’m already hooked. It was a perfect choice for my first audio book! She’s witty, sarcastic and has a very dry humour which I love. I can’t review the book properly yet, as I’m only 20 minutes into a 7 hour audio book, but once I’ve finished it I’ll be sure to review it properly.
If you’re not as forgetful as me, and would like to try it out, subscribing to the 30 day free trial is definitely a good idea!