What Is The Best Way To Use Audible? 7 Pro Hacks (Plus A Bonus)

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Are you an Audible user or thinking of subscribing to the audiobook platform? The question ‘what is the best way to use Audible?’ is an important one to ask.

If you don’t know a lot about the platform, you can check out our Audible review, or check out their website.

However, in this article, I’ll go through some of my favorite tips and tricks for using Audible.

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What is the best way to use Audible?

Now, I’m not going to lie, I consider myself a bit of an Audible pro. I have been a member of the platform for over five years and haven’t looked back.

I first registered to the platform before traveling to save luggage space, but now Audible is a part of my life and I use it every other day.

Below are five tips and tricks that I use to get the most out of my Audible account.

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You can also try Audible for free, you can do so here.

1. Remember to use your credits before they expire

The first tip is an obvious one but a very important one.

If you’re like me you probably have five or six monthly subscriptions by the time you include Netflix, Audible, Kindle Unlimited and everything else.

That means it can be hard to keep track of what you use and what you don’t.

Now, the cool thing about Audible credits is that they don’t technically expire. However, depending on your plan, there is a limit to how many credits you can accumulate.

For example, if your plan says you can store up to five credits, you’ll lose credit six, seven etc.

2. Save money with the hidden Audible Silver Membership

A common issue I see with casual audiobook listeners is that they don’t need a book every month.

In fact, they’re lucky to use a book every two months.

They often feel as though they’re throwing money away because they don’t use all their credits.

Well, there is a sneaky hidden ‘silver membership’ for Audible that they don’t tell you about.

The silver membership for Audible is half the price of the regular and you get a new credit every two months, rather than every month.

The best part is that you still get the other member benefits of full-price members.

How do you get an Audible Silver Membership?

While the plan isn’t offered, it is still easy to get. All you have to do is click to cancel your membership and when prompted, mention that you don’t use the platform enough. Audible will then offer you their silver plan to try and keep you on board.

3. Use WhisperSync to combine Audible and Kindle

If you read Kindle books and use Audible, you can use the great WhisperSync feature that syncs your audio with your Kindle reading, so you can always continue where you left off.

Sometimes buying the Kindle and the added audio can come out to be cheaper than purchasing the audiobook straight out.

As Make Use Of mention, look for this option:

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4. Return books you don’t like

My favorite feature in Audible is their return policy.

If you don’t like the book, you can return it without any questions as long as it is within a year of purchase.

However, this isn’t a policy that’s there to exploit. If Audible see you’re returning every book and getting credits they’ll eventually offer you a ‘please explain’.

However, if a book isn’t up to your standard or isn’t what you like, returning it is easy. These are the instructions from the Audible help page.

Desktop Site:

  1. Go to your Account Details page on the Audible desktop site.
  2. Click Purchase History.
  3. Click Return next to the book you want to return.
  4. Select your reason for the return, then click Return.

After returning your book, you will receive a confirmation on the screen indicating the return was successful.

Mobile Site:

  1. Go to www.audible.com on your device and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap Menu and then My Account.
  3. Tap Purchase History.
  4. Tap on the book you want to return.
  5. Tap Return.
  6. Choose the reason why you want to return the book and tap Return.

By returning any books you don’t like, you can make sure that your money isn’t wasted on Audible.

5. Make the most of sales

If you’re an Amazon or Kindle shopper then you know that there are some kick-ass sales on the regular.

Well, Audible is no different. Not only do you get discounts on audiobooks by being an Audible member, but you can also make the most of their daily deals.

When a book I have in my wishlist is on sale, I’ll often buy it outright rather than spend my monthly credit on the title.

6. Don’t spend your credit on cheap books

Speaking of buying books outright, there are times that you’ll find an audiobook at a low regular price. For example, some can be around or under $10.

Personally, I don’t waste a credit on a cheap audiobook and will save them for expensive titles.

So, make sure you check the purchase price of a book.

7. Make the most of the free content

Another massive plus to using Audible is the free content that is available for members.

There is a growing range of podcasts and books that are free for Audible and Amazon Prime members that you can take advantage of.

Bonus: Use Audible offline

Audible is a platform created to be used on the go. So, make the most of that by using the app offline.

When you purchase a book and add it to your library, you can download the title and listen to it offline. This is a free benefit of the memberships and is great to use when you’re out and about. I’ll often download titles so I can listen at the gym or in the car.

Final thoughts

There is a lot to like about Audible. However, if ever wondered ‘what is the best way to use Audible?’ then you’ll be able to get the ultimate bang for your buck with these tips.

Hey, I’m Erik… a Swedish university student, marketing professional, and life-long learner. Here at BookSummaryClub I summarize my favorite non-fiction books into easily digested posts. Hope you like what you’re reading!

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