How to Get Free Audible Books with Amazon Prime

Are you a member of Amazon Prime and do you enjoy listening to audiobooks? If yes, you have a great way to get Audible audiobooks for free. When the Prime was first introduced in 2012, it is only a service offering free two-day shipping within the continuous United States for $79/year. In 2014, Amazon had increased the subscription fee to $99 with much more service like Prime Music/Video/Reading for offering music, free ebooks and audiobooks.

Unfortunately Amazon doesn't make it clear enough on how to get all these benefits. In some cases, users may end up paying extra money for Audible books while actually they are get them free from Audible Channel, Prime audiobook list. Please read on to solve this issue.

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Part 1. How Do I Get Free Audiobooks on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Selected 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.

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Step 1. Open your Fire or Kindle device. If you are using a computer, go to 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 this amazon prime free books list with Audible narration on computers.

Audible Channel

This is another option to get free audiobooks with Amazon Prime. It offers short-form audio podcasts and programs in the Audible app and some Fire devices. If you are a Prime member, you can get access to all the contents for free. For non-subscribers, they can stream up to 30 minutes content by accessing the channels. The separate subscription fee for 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.

Step 3. From the opened window, you will see a list of featured contents. As or now, the latest contents include Audible originals, comedy, editor's playlists and so on.

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

Part 2. How to Download Amazon Prime Free Audiobooks for Offline Listening

After borrowing an Amazon Prime free original audiobook, you can start to listen to it from the Audible app. If you'd like to listen it 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 this only works on the Audible app. If you have an old model of mobile phone or MP3 player, you may not install the Audible app. Besides, the Amazon Prime only allows you to borrow one audiobook at a time for free. You have to return it before you can borrow a new one. In theory, you don't own the books. So is there another way to copy the Audible AA/AAX files directly for playback and backup?

Well, my friends, take it easy. AA/AAX files are just encoded with MP3 codec and then DRM protection.To play the audiobooks on other players, you just need to get unlock them. DRmare Audible Converter for Windows/Mac is developed with the advanced audio decryption technology. It can scan the Audible files to detect the encryption and break it losslessly with an accelerated 30X faster speed.

DRmare Audible File Converter

drmare digital audio converter
  • Automatically remove the DRM without the need of Audible account and password
  • 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

With this tool, you can retain your audiobook quality best for listening on other devices.

Step 1Load Audible AA/AAX files
add aa/aax audible audiobooks
Before you get started, you need to download and prepare your Audible audiobooks. You can use iTunes on Mac or Audible Download Manager on Windows. Then drag & drop the Amazon Prime free audiobooks to the DRmare main screen.
Step 2Select MP3 format
choose output mp3 audio format
To save the audiobooks for any other devices, we'd recommend you MP3 format. No matter what portable phones, players you have, they should support MP3 format easily.
Step 3Convert DRM AA/AAX files
convert aa/aax to common files
Finally, you can click "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 3. FAQs

Q1. Do I have to have Audible membership to enjoy the prime benefits?

A: No, you can sign in to Audible app with your Amazon account to get the audiobooks directly.


Q2. 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.


Q3: How many Audible books can I have access to with Prime subscription?

A: All in all, you can listen to roughly 50 different audioboks at anytime.

Jan 14, 2019 02:52 pm

Posted by Thomas Carman to Convert DRM Audiobooks

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