Do Amazon Prime Members get Free Audiobooks?

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If you are a fan of Amazon Prime, you’ve probably wondered do Amazon Prime members get audiobooks?

Well, you are in luck; prime members also enjoy Audible audiobooks and podcasts at no additional cost.

In this article, we’ll discuss Audible’s relationship with Amazon Prime and how you can access your books.


A lot of people will ask if their Amazon Prime membership covers an Audible subscription.

It is essential to know that an Amazon Prime membership does not include a full Audible membership.

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Can you access Audible books with Amazon Prime?

While you don’t get full Audible member benefits, you can access some audiobooks with Amazon Prime.

Being a prime member, you will have access to more than fifty audiobooks, as well as other ad-free streaming content such as podcasts.

These podcasts include talk shows, comedy podcasts, and more. But for this article, we will be going over all the audiobook features that Amazon Prime now offers to its members.

Fans of audiobooks may have been grieving the loss of audible channels, which launched back in 2016, but earlier this year was canceled.

However, in its place, a new union of services was announced with Amazon and Audible partnering.

And the best part of this is the fact that you don’t even have to have an audible account to enjoy streaming these free audiobooks as long as you have a membership with Amazon Prime in good standing.

This is all thanks to Prime Reading, which is a service provided by Amazon with a rotating library of books to choose from, including some magazines and, as mentioned before, streaming podcasts.

With Audible channels available for Amazon Prime members, you can enjoy numerous amounts of books and podcasts. All audiobooks are with a rotating library, so there is always something that will interest you.

Audible channels also include news stories from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

What Genres of Audiobooks are Available on Amazon Prime?

There are plenty of audiobook choices when it comes to genres that are available with Audible channels for Amazon Prime members.

You do not need an Audible membership to enjoy these free audiobooks.

One of the great things about this service from Amazon is that you do not need to be the primary account holder of the Amazon Prime membership to enjoy the Audible benefits.

If you are an adult over the age of 18 that has been given rights to the Prime account, you can enjoy all of the free audiobooks that Amazon offers. Genres for this service include:

  • Children’s Literature
  • Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Drama
  • Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends, and Mythology
  • Gothic and Romance
  • Historical Events
  • Horror and Supernatural
  • Humor
  • Mystery and Detective
  • Poetry
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Short Stories
  • Women

Additionally, there are free streaming podcasts that are commercial and ad-free, and some of these you won’t find anywhere else.

These are considered to be Amazon exclusive, and many of them have been featured in the “Best of” lists from USA Today, The Guardian, New York magazine, and more.

Some of these award-winning shows include:

  • Crime and Mystery — West Cork, Damned Spot
  • Social and Culture — The Dark Web, The Home Front with Martin Sheen, and What Were You Thinking: Inside The Adolescent Brain with NPR reporter Dina Temple-Raston
  • Human Interest — Genius Dialogues, The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson
  • Humor — Bedtime Stories for Cynics with Nick Offerman, The Rant Is Due with Lewis Black, and Dr. Katz: The Audio Files
  • News — The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal
  • Self-help — Exhale: Anytime Meditation

List of Free Amazon Prime Audiobooks

Amazon Prime Audiobooks are mostly a selection of free audiobooks supplied and rotated by Audible.

Prime members will have access to over 50 audiobooks available at any given time.

The selections are chosen not by Amazon but by Audible are changed from time to time.

The one downside of this being that you will not be able to download and store these audiobooks, as they will be available for streaming devices only.

Here is the current list of free audiobooks that are available for streaming from Audible via Amazon Prime:

  1. What if? By Randall Munroe
  2. The Unseen World by Liz Moore
  3. The Practicing Mind by Thomas M. Sterner
  4. The Plantagenets by Dan Jones
  5. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  6. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  7. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
  8. Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman
  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye
  11. The Coroner’s Lunch by Colin Cotterill
  12. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  13. Adventures of Huckleberry by Mark Twain
  14. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  15. Dracula [Audible Edition] by Bram Stoker
  16. Classic Love Poems by William Shakespeare
  17. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  18. Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  19. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  20. People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry
  21. Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
  22. Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding
  23. If I Did It by The Goldman Family, Pablo F. Fenjves, Dominick Dunne
  24. Mafia Prince by Phillip Leonetti, Scott Burnstein, Christopher Graziano
  25. No Excuses! by Brian Tracy
  26. Stitches by Anne Lamott
  27. Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business by Michael Parrish DuDell, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary
  28. The Confidence Gap by Russ Harris, Steven Hayes Ph.D. (foreword)
  29. Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron, His Holiness the Dalai Lama (foreword)
  30. Beyond Happiness by Ezra Bayda
  31. The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  32. The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
  33. Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
  34. Jaws by Peter Benchley
  35. The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
  36. Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester
  37. Fighter Pilot by Robin Olds, Christina Olds, Ed Rasimus
  38. SEAL Team Six by Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin
  39. What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes
  40. A Higher Call by Adam Makos
  41. Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter
  42. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
  43. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park
  44. Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
  45. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  46. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  47. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
  48. Nate the Great and the Lost List by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
  49. Talon by Julie Kagawa
  50. Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer
  51. Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt
  52. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M. C. Beaton
  53. Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  54. Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
  55. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
  56. The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
  57. Elder’s Game Alive by Orson Scott Card

How to Find your Free Books on Amazon Prime

Amazon prime has an excellent service that allows you to access 50+ free audiobooks.

But, some people have found that there is little information as relates to finding and listening to these audiobooks.

In this section, we will make it easy to navigate to these books, so you can begin looking.

Before beginning, make sure to download and install the Audible App and log in using your Amazon Prime credentials; after that, simply follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Audible App’s home screen, and click on the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner (this will be displayed as 3 lines)
  2. Click or tap on “Channels for Prime.”
  3. From here, you can browse all of the channels for prime members
  4. On this page, navigate down to the bottom of the page and click or tap on the “audiobook collection.”
  5. This page will show different categories and genres for audiobooks, all of which are free for Amazon Prime members
  6. Simply choose a category, press play on the book of your choosing, and enjoy listening.

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