Is Audible Worth It?


Amazon Audible Introduction

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • Is Audible worth it?
  • How to get even more books from Audible
  • Some of my favorite Audible titles,
  • A bonus Audible offer at the end.

If you’ve already decided that you’d like to try audible, you can get a 30 day free trial and you get one credit which you can use for any title.

Note: the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that if you join Audible, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you.

Audible 2021 Pricing

Audible Plus is only $7.95 a month and while Audible Premium Plus is $14.95 a month.

Audible Pricing

The main difference between the two pricing plans is that with Premium Plus, you get a credit that you can use to purchase a book that’s not on the Plus plan.

What You Get With Audible Premium Plus

For $14.95 a month, you get:

  • Access to over 300,000 titles
  • 1 Credit for any title
  • You can exchange any title for a different one
  • Download any title in the Plus Catalog

The Plus Catalog is a bit like Kindle Unlimited. There are a ton of good titles on the Plus Catalog including Richard Feynman, Will Durant, and many others. The best part of it is that you can get as many books in the Plus Catalog as you’d like. You can be listening to books all day long and not run out of “free” books to read.

Is Audible Worth It?

Here are a few reasons why I love using Audible:

  1. It’s easily accessible.
    You don’t need to carry a book and you have a whole world of content that you can listen to with just a tap. I like reading multiple books at the same time instead of one at a time. What I listen to will depend on my mood, since sometimes I’d prefer biography and other times, business or history (you can see some of the titles below).
    For me to take advantage of the gap times (e.g. waiting in line at a grocery store), I only need to whip out my iPhone from my pocket, instead of a kindle or multiple books from my backpack, and I can start immediately. Since I’ve usually got my AirPods Pro in, it takes me only a few seconds to resume from wherever I was listening.
  2. Takes the strain off your eyes.
    If you spend a lot of time working on the computer and reading generally, then you can give your eyes a much needed break by going for a nice walk in the park while listening to a book instead and appreciating nature while also learning at the same time. During walks in the park, I like to start with classical music and then move on to audiobooks.
  3. Unlock more learning time.
    Related to utilizing the gap time above, you can listen to a book while you’re washing the dishes, doing the laundry, buying groceries, commuting, or other activities that doesn’t require much thinking. This usually translates to at least a few extra books for me a month. If you’re truck driver for example, this can workout being a lot more. Around 58% (!) of the US adult population never reads another book after high school. By using this time to improve yourself, you’re already substantially ahead.
  4. It feels more intimate
    When you’re listening to the author themselves tell their stories, I feel much more connected to their thoughts and ideas. It’s almost like having coffee with the author and getting to know them. David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me is a great example of this.

For the education value alone of the 1 credit, I think you get thousands of dollars worth of value, let alone the $14.95 but you also get access to all of the included titles in the Plus Catalog (indicated by the “Included” tag).

This is the reason why I’ve been an Audible member for as long as I can remember.

Bonus Offer — Learn To Read Better

Get your free 30-day trial with Audible here and I’ll send you my immersion reading system to help you get the most out of your reading experience.

Simply email me on rui @ with the email you used to obtain your free Audible trial and then I’ll reply with the PDF.

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