Ways to Get Free Amazon Prime Audiobooks

Do Amazon Prime members get free audiobooks? The answer is yes. By paying for Amazon Premium membership fee, you can get services like Prime Music/Video/Reading to enjoy music, ebooks, and audiobooks. As a member of Amazon Prime, you can get Audible audiobooks for free via the following two ways. You can get free audiobooks from Audible Channel, and selected Amazon Prime audiobooks.

Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't make it clear enough on how to get all Audible books with Prime. In some cases, users may end up paying extra money for Audible books. So today, we will illustrate the detailed steps to get free Prime audiobooks to avoid unnecessary costs.

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Part 1. How to Get Free Selected Amazon Prime Audiobooks

Amazon is the largest book, ebook, audiobook sellers in the world. To improve the experience of enjoying digital content, it also created the Whispersync service which allows users to switch between reading and listening seamlessly. When you search an ebook, it will display the counterpart audiobook which is available. Besides, you can listen to them by streaming online but have no authority to download them. For offline listening, it requires an Audible membership.

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Step 1. Open your Fire or Kindle device. If you are using a computer, go to the Amazon website, select the "Kindle Store" section.

Step 2. Search a book you want, it will show you some book results.

Step 3. Check to find the ebook which has a Prime logo and the Wispersync option.

Step 4. You can borrow the ebook first with Prime membership and then click the "Listen for free" button to borrow the audiobooks.

Please note only some titles are available on Amazon Prime. If you'd like to see all the Prime audiobooks, you can click "Prime Benefits" under the "Audible" category on a Fire tablet. Or you can check Amazon Prime audiobooks free list with Audible narration on computers.

Part 2. Get Amazon Prime Free Audiobooks under Audible Channel

The other Audible benefit with Amazon Prime is accessing Audible Channels for free. It offers short-form audio podcasts, documentaries, comedy shows, programs, and more in the Audible app. This is another option to get free audiobooks with Amazon Prime. If you are a Prime member, you can get access to a number of Audible books for free.

For non-subscribers, they can stream up to 30 minutes of content by accessing the channels. It's also worth mentioning that Amazon Prime membership doesn't include an Audible membership. But you can get discounted pricing on membership. The separate subscription fee for the Audible Channel is $4.95/month.

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Step 1. Open the Audible app from your Fire, computer, or whatsoever.

Step 2. You will see the menu "Channels for Prime", please click to open it.

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Step 3. From the opened window, you will see a list of featured content.

Step 4. You can open and follow the channel you want. To stream the audiobook online, just click the "Play" button.

If you are an Audible member, the 'Channels for Prime' option won't show up. And it will be switched to 'Originals', which content is different from Audible Channels.

Part 3. How to Download and Get Free Audiobooks with Amazon Prime Forever

After finding Amazon Prime Audible books, you can start to listen to them from the Audible app. If you'd like to download them offline, you just need to find the title from the library > Click the "..." icon > Choose "Download". For the podcasts from the Audible Channel, you can also simply click the "..." icon and then choose "Download Item" to download them one by one.

But there is one problem that when you canceled the Amazon Prime, you will lose all Prime Audible books. In theory, you don't own the Amazon audio books. So is there another way to download and keep Amazon Prime free Audible books forever? Yes, you can draw support from a third-party Audible converter to do it.

Here, we can meet the DRmare Audible Converter for Windows / Audible Converter for Mac. It has the ability to download and keep Amazon Prime free Audible books forever. Besides, free Prime audiobooks are AA / AAX files that can't be recognized by common players, like MP3 players. Thanks to this powerful Audible converter, it can also convert Audible AA / AAX to MP3 with ease. And then, you can listen to free Audible books with Prime anywhere without Prime and Audible membership.

Key Features of DRmare Audible Converter

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  • Automatically convert Audible files at 30X faster speed
  • Batch convert AA/AAX audio to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B at an extremely fast speed
  • Split large audiobook files into small chapters, edit the audio pitch, volume
  • Play and preview your audiobooks in real-time, easiest ever converting interface

How to download and get free Audible books with Amazon Prime permanently? You can make it possible by doing a few clicks with this smart tool. It will keep lossless audiobook quality to offer a nice listening experience. Let's see how to do it below:

Step 1Load free Audible books on Amazon Prime
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Before you get started, you need to download and prepare your Amazon Prime free audio books. You can use Apple Books on Mac or Audible Download Manager on Windows. Then drag & drop the Amazon Prime free audiobooks to the DRmare main screen.
Step 2Define output format for Amazon Prime audiobooks
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To play the audiobooks on any other devices, we'd recommend you MP3 format. No matter what portable phones, players you have, they can support MP3 format easily.
Step 3Get free Audible books with Prime
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Finally, you can click the "Convert" button to start converting Audible books to MP3 audio. Within a while, your audiobooks are ready to play on any players offline. In this way, you will completely own the audiobooks from Amazon Prime forever.

Part 4. FAQs of Amazon Prime Audiobooks

Q1. Does Amazon Prime include audiobooks?

A: Yes. There are two Audible benefits that Amazon Prime users can enjoy to get free audiobooks. You can follow the above instruction to get Amazon audio books.

Q2. Do I have to have Audible membership to enjoy the Prime benefits?

A: No, you can sign in to the Audible app with your Amazon account to get the audiobooks directly. But if you'd like to download selected Amazon Prime audiobooks offline, you will need a membership.


Q3. Some Audible books are not free available with Prime. Can I buy them at a cheaper price?

A: No, to enjoy discounts, you need to subscribe to Audible membership.


Q4: How many audiobooks can I have access to with a Prime subscription?

A: A: In general, you can listen to roughly 50 free audiobooks under 10 different categories.

Updated on Sep 1, 2020 11:12 AM / Update for Convert DRM Audiobooks
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Thomas Carman

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Thomas Carman is an experienced writer, software geek, and audiobook enthusiast. He always spends his time collecting interesting audiobooks and concluding helpful ways of audiobook entertainment.