Audible Usage

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I was just wondering if anyone besides Paul and I use audible? If so how do you listen phone, echo, sonos, web?

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16 responses to “Audible Usage”

  1. xperiencewindows

    Sorry, I think Audible only has two known users. Paul Thurrott and you. Doesn't matter how you listen to it since it all goes through the app.

  2. wright_is

    I use it. Mainly on my Android phone - travel to work, walking the dog. I get through about 20 hours a week.

    I would guess, 75% of the books are German and 25% English. There are some truly excellent German readers - I like Tobias Kluckert, Sabine Godec and Dietmar Wunder, for example.

    • wright_is

      In reply to wright_is:

      I just went through my stats. I have been a member since 2009, I have all of the badges, except Networker, I am a "Professor" and I have 228 books. The stats say over 1200 hours of listening, although I think that is only the last year or so.

      I remember having my stats reset when I went from Android to Windows Phone and reset again, when I came back to Android - so all badges, "professor" etc. are since I switched back to Android mid 2016. For a cloud service, its statistics and badges aren't very cloudy.

  3. maethorechannen

    i use it mostly on the phone and occasionally on the echo.

  4. snow.steve22

    I use it about 75% on my Lumia 640 and 650 and the rest on the desktop. I find it a great companion in the car and usually buy my Audible books in conjunction with Kindle books when at a discount. I will read on the Kindle (or Kindle app) then switch off to Audible to continue "reading" while on my commute. Or sometimes when my eyes are just tired. (I do a LOT of reading).

  5. dcdevito

    I use Audible in the Car via Android Auto. Just finished Satya Nadella's book, it was pretty good. I sign up once a year around the fall and get the subscription for $99 which includes 12 credits, hard to beat.

  6. Daekar

    Audible is one of the best purchases I make every month, and one of the biggest ways in which I can truly say a technological development has unambiguously improved, rather than just changed, my life. I almost always listen on my phone, with or without headphones or via my car stereo.


    Can't recommend it enough.

  7. Tiny

    I used it years ago. I now get all of my audible books with my library card. The cost is free (supported by my taxes).

    • Daekar

      In reply to Tiny:

      This sounds fantastic. If I wanted to see if the same kind of thing was available to me where would you recommend I go? Did you just hit up a librarian, or was there more to it?

      • Tiny

        In reply to Daekar:

        Check with your local library. I haven't actually been in the library for several years. My library has many services that I can access through their web site.

        1. Check out audio books from two services (Overdrive and Hoopla).
        2. Check out e-books.
        3. Check out magazines from RB Digital (formerly Zinio).
        4. Check out movies and TV programs.


        My library card also allows me to use the state college libraries. There are many other services my local library offers that I haven't personally used.

        1. Check out laptops.
        2. Cheap printing.
        3. 3-D printing.
        4. Check out cake pans.
        5. Many others.


        Sorry for the long rant, but I use my library card. Each library pays for different services. Check yours out. You might save a bunch of money.

  8. lecter

    I use it on the phone, the Silver subscription that gives me a credit every 2 months works great, as most of the books I want to read are pretty long...

  9. fuzzsdad

    Believe it or not, the Window 10 Audible App works great and allows me to move the content to a Sandisk MP3 player. I just don't like using my phone when I don't have to. I also use the phone sometimes.

    • Daekar

      In reply to fuzzsdad:

      I just downloaded it for the first time this evening, and I agree... the Audible store app is quite good. I foresee using it quite a bit in the future. In fact, I'm surprised that it's not mentioned as an example of a decent store app on Windows Weekly or Paul's other podcasts. I like it better than the Android client.

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