Improve Listening Skills through Audiobooks.
You can purchase audiobooks in a number of different ways, including retail websites which 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.
Out of the digital subscription services, Audible.com, a subsidiary of Amazon, is the largest provider. 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. Audible titles can be played on more than 500 devices including iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, Amazon Kindles, PCs, Macs, Zunes and more than 500 other devices. Audible has two subscription plans, one for $14.95 per month and one for $22.95 per month.
Although the Audiobooks’ digital audiobook subscription service has a similar price to that of Amazon, it’s library is still considered to be smaller. Netflix has its own CD audiobook rental club, and Simply Audiobooks has also the same that works similar to it. Free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals are the program provided by the CD rental program. 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. Users can opt to pay $14.95 per month, $24.95 per month or $31.95 per month to receive one, two or three audiobook credits per month. Simply Audiobooks also offers discounts for prepaying for one year of service.
eMusic also offers digital audiobook downloads. This process is quite the same with Sam’s Club or Costco where the purchaser can avail discount upon paying an up-front fee, may it be monthly or yearly. After the user has paid $11.95 monthly, he can already purchase an audiobook credits for $9.95 each. This service works well for people who want to listen to a large number of audiobooks each month.
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.
The available services that audiobook is offering is large enough to cater a lot of purchaser. Audible.com is certainly the largest one, but others exist too and may be a better deal depending upon your listening habits.