Improve Listening Skills through Audiobooks.
You can buy and have your own audiobook anytime you want, you may even buy it online since some websites sell digital and CD audiobooks and audiobook subscription services. Subscription services, such as Audible.com and Simply Audiobooks, allow users to listen to audiobooks at a lower per-title cost then purchasing titles individually, but also lock users into purchasing a title each month.
Audible.com which is a subsidiary of Amazon, is the largest provider out of the digital subscription services. More than 85,000 audiobooks can be produced by Audible with its different content providers that reach over 1,000. Classic titles, new releases and best sellers are some of the wide variety of content that the Audible releases. There are lot of devices where Audible can be played, it includes; iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, Amazon kindles, PCs, Macs and Zunes. You can subscribe on Audible using two plans, it can either be $14.95 per month or $22.95 per month.
Simply audiobooks has a smaller library compared to Amazon however, it’s digital audiobook subscription service has a similar price. Netflix has its own CD audiobook rental club, and Simply Audiobooks has also the same that works similar to it. The CD rental program provides free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals. If a user wants to have one audiobook title at home at a time, the user will have to pay $17.98 per month, with discounts for prepaying a year at a time. Simply Audiobooks has approximately 6,000 titles available in its digital subscription service. Owners pay $14.95 monthly, $24.95 monthly or $31.95 monthly if the owner wants to receive at least one, two or three audiobook credits per month. Simply Audiobooks also offers discounts for prepaying for one year of service.
Digital audiobook downloads can also be offered by eMusic. This has similar service to Costco or Sam’s Club wherein users pay up-front fee monthly or yearly, then the one who purchased a digital audiobook can avail discount. After the user has paid $11.95 monthly, he can already purchase an audiobook credits for $9.95 each. If you are one of those people who wants to listen to a large number of audiobooks per month, then this service is perfect for you.
Aside from the tape and CD subscription that the Audiotogo has, it also has approximately 23,000 titles in its library. Users can have multiple audiobooks at home depending on the service level because of the free shipping both ways.
There are a large number of audiobook services available. Audible.com is certainly the largest one, but others exist too and may be a better deal depending upon your listening habits.
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