Audible Members Now Get Two Free Audible Originals Each Month Too

Audible recently announced that it is making its memberships more valuable: Now, in addition to getting an audiobook credit each month, you can also choose two Audible Originals to download.

“Audible Originals are a new genre of shorter programming written directly to the intimate listening aesthetic of Audible — they are written by novelists, journalists, playwrights, screenwriters, comedians, and other talented creators,” Audible CEO Don Katz writes in an email message sent to members. “The Originals are then delivered to you as the kinds of powerful performances by gifted actors that so many millions of listeners have come to expect of an Audible listening experience.”

Aside from offering content that is generally shorter than some audiobooks, Audible Originals doesn’t work exactly like your normal Audible membership. The selection of free choices is small—just six options, of which you can select two—and it changes on the first Friday of every month. But anyone can purchase books from the full selection of Audible Originals—prices range from $5 to $10—and members can use your monthly credit if you’d like.

If you are an Audible member, be sure to also check out the Audible Channels feature, which debuted a few years back. Channels provides free access to ad-free podcasts, news, comedy, and exclusive shows, and is another way to take advantage of your membership.

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  • Sarge

    11 September, 2018 - 4:19 pm

    <p>Jeez, I can't keep up with the 1 book a month pace as some of the stuff I listen to is 30 hours a book!</p>

    • ethics13

      11 September, 2018 - 9:24 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#320815">In reply to Sarge:</a></em></blockquote><p>Commute media. </p>

      • Sarge

        12 September, 2018 - 9:25 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#321036">In reply to ethics13:</a></em></blockquote><p>That's when I use it, 90-120 minutes a day typically…</p>

  • GeekWithKids

    Premium Member
    11 September, 2018 - 4:23 pm

    <p>Love Audible but last fall switched to </p><p>Seems to have the same books but I don't have to pay the US Dollar tax. </p><p><br></p><p>Unfortunately this doesn't seem to include subscribers. </p>

  • StevenLayton

    11 September, 2018 - 4:55 pm

    <p>I've been listening to some Alien audio book originals. The voice acting has been great. They're also a manageable 5 hours or so long. Great for a short Sci-Fi binge.</p>

  • Lewk

    Premium Member
    11 September, 2018 - 6:11 pm

    <p>Annnnd US only. *golf clap*</p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      12 September, 2018 - 8:20 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#320936">In reply to Lewk:</a></em></blockquote><p>I get about a dozen Audible Originals on the German site that are listed with 0,00€. Although it seems to be permantent / promotion pricing, not a monthly limit.</p>

  • Daekar

    11 September, 2018 - 7:51 pm

    <p>So… Does anybody else absolutely not care at all about this? To me, it represents nothing more than another promotional thing for me to ignore… </p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    12 September, 2018 - 8:19 am

    <p>Some of them are also available on Makes a pleasant change… Are you listening, Microsoft?</p><p>Well, it doesn't seem to be limited to 2 a month, about a dozen or so are free.</p>

  • helix2301

    Premium Member
    12 September, 2018 - 9:49 am

    <p>I am not a huge fan of the originals but I enjoy a good book so I am game</p>

  • jhuylebroeck

    Premium Member
    12 September, 2018 - 1:57 pm

    <p>Audible Originals Audio Shows are free on, but there's no credit like in the US Audible…</p>

  • wolf

    Premium Member
    13 September, 2018 - 2:17 pm

    <p>"<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Audible Originals are a new genre of shorter programming"</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Since when are short stories and essays a new genre? It's a nice option though.</span></p>


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