Audible Usage

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

Conversation 16 comments

  • xperiencewindows

    25 April, 2018 - 2:20 pm

    <p>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.</p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    26 April, 2018 - 4:25 am

    <p>I use it. Mainly on my Android phone – travel to work, walking the dog. I get through about 20 hours a week.</p><p>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.</p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      27 April, 2018 - 5:20 am

      <blockquote><a href="#266141"><em>In reply to wright_is:</em></a></blockquote><p>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.</p><p>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.</p>

  • maethorechannen

    Premium Member
    26 April, 2018 - 5:14 am

    <p>i use it mostly on the phone and occasionally on the echo.</p>

  • snow.steve22

    Premium Member
    26 April, 2018 - 5:42 am

    <p>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).</p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      26 April, 2018 - 7:10 am

      <blockquote><a href="#266148"><em>In reply to snow.steve22:</em></a></blockquote><p>What I dislike is that a lot of the books I buy are only available in abridged form on Audible, so no WhisperSync.</p>

      • helix2301

        Premium Member
        26 April, 2018 - 7:39 am

        <blockquote><a href="#266166"><em>In reply to wright_is:</em></a></blockquote><p>Yeah that annoys me as well</p>

  • dcdevito

    26 April, 2018 - 7:34 am

    <p>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.</p>

  • Daekar

    26 April, 2018 - 8:28 am

    <p>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.</p><p><br></p><p>Can't recommend it enough.</p>

  • Tiny

    Premium Member
    26 April, 2018 - 10:10 pm

    <p>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).</p>

    • Daekar

      28 April, 2018 - 8:09 am

      <blockquote><a href="#266341"><em>In reply to Tiny:</em></a></blockquote><p>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? </p>

      • Tiny

        Premium Member
        28 April, 2018 - 10:17 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#266722"><em>In reply to Daekar:</em></a></blockquote><p>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.</p><ol><li> Check out audio books from two services (Overdrive and Hoopla).</li><li>Check out e-books.</li><li>Check out magazines from RB Digital (formerly Zinio).</li><li>Check out movies and TV programs.</li></ol><p><br></p><p>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.</p><ol><li> Check out laptops.</li><li>Cheap printing.</li><li>3-D printing.</li><li>Check out cake pans.</li><li>Many others.</li></ol><p><br></p><p>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.</p>

  • lecter

    Premium Member
    27 April, 2018 - 3:25 am

    <p>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…</p>

  • fuzzsdad

    Premium Member
    28 April, 2018 - 5:41 pm

    <p>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.</p>

    • Daekar

      28 April, 2018 - 11:50 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#266825"><em>In reply to fuzzsdad:</em></a></blockquote><p>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.</p>

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