Part 1. Rip Audiobook CDs to MP3 with iTunes/WMP
When it comes to ripping CDs, you will find many music CD rippers, but few of them are mentioned for audiobooks. Actually, many free rippers such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, VLC, Handbrake all work well for audiobooks.
iTunes is the default and best media manager software for Mac computers. If you'd like to import your audiobook CDs to iTunes, you can follow the steps:
Step 1. Launch iTunes from your computer > Click "File" > "Add File to Library" and then locate your audio CD.
Step 2. Click "Preferences“ menu > go to "General" tab > Click "Import Settings" > " Choose the settings as "Spoken Podcast" and click "OK". In this way, it will encode the audiobook in 32Kbps (mono) or 64 Kbps （stereo) with 22,050 KHz sample rate so that to reduce the file size.
Step 3. Please wait a while for the audiobooks to finish importing to your iTunes depending on how many tracks on it.
Step 4. When it is done, you can control-click on the audiobook and choose "Get Info" to open the media info page. Next, you can go to the "Options" tab and change the Media Kind as "Audiobook".
Windows Media Player
WMP provides an easy way to rip audio CDs just like iTunes on Windows 7/8/10 computers.
Step 1. Insert your audiobook CDs into the CD/DVD rom of your computer.
Step 2. Go to the "Rip" tab of the Windows Media Player and select the audiobooks you want to rip from the CD and click "Start Rip". It may take some time for your audiobooks to be converted completely.
Step 3. Go to the library tab, if your audio files s are not added automatically, you can click "Add" button and locate your file folder to add them. You can also create an audiobook playlist.