5 Ways to Save Money on Audiobooks

(CNET) Audiobooks are a great way to pass the time on long drives. Audiobook prices, on the other hand, are a great way to drain your wallet.

Want to listen to “The Martian” author Andy Weir’s new book “Artemis“? It’ll cost you $25.95 from iTunes in the US. And Audible (by way of Amazon) charges $34.95 for Stephen King’s newly rediscovered “It.”

Fortunately, good listening material doesn’t have to break the bank. Thanks to various resources and services, you can slash your monthly audiobook bill while actually increasing your consumption. Here are my five favorite options:


This one’s just for kids — but what a great deal for parents. After a free 30-day trial, $99.99 annually buys unlimited access to Tales2Go’s library of more than 7,000 children’s books.

That catalog includes titles for all age groups, from toddlers to teens. And the app makes it easy for parents to find suitable books, allowing them to browse by age, grade level, topic, series and more.

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Publication:      CNET
Author:             Rick Broida
Publish Date:   1.18.2018