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. Even though lock users purchase a title each month, some users can still purchase and listen to audiobooks at a cheaper per-title cost, rather than buying the title one by one, you can do this process through Audible.com or simply audiobooks itself.
Out of the digital subscription services, Audible.com, a subsidiary of Amazon, is the largest provider. With more than 1, 000 different content providers, Audible can produce more than 85,000 audiobooks. Classic titles, new releases and best sellers are some of the wide variety of content that the Audible releases. More than 500 devices such as iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, Amazon kindles, PCs, Macs and Zunes can play Audible titles. Audible has two subscription plans, one for $14.95 per month and one for $22.95 per month.
Simply audiobooks has a smaller library compared to Amazon however, it’s digital audiobook subscription service has a similar price. In addition, Simply Audiobooks has a CD audiobook rental club that works similar to Netflix. The CD rental program provides free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals. The basic plan which allows users to have one audiobook title at home at a time starts at $17.98 per month, with discounts for prepaying for a year at a time. Simply Audiobooks has approximately 6,000 titles available in its digital subscription service. If the owner wants to receive one, two or three audiobook credits per month, the owner must pay $14.95 per month, $24.95 per month or $31.95 per month. Simply Audiobooks also offers discounts for prepaying for one year of service.
Digital audiobook downloads can also be offered by eMusic. This has similar service to Costco or Sam’s Club wherein users pay up-front fee monthly or yearly, then the one who purchased a digital audiobook can avail discount. The user can immediately purchase an audiobook credits for $9.95 each upon paying the base price of the service which costs $11.95 per month. This service is perfect if you are one of those purchaser who is interested to listen to a wide range of audiobooks per month.
Aside from the 23,000 titles that Audiotogo has in its library, it also has a tape and CD subscription service. The service offers free shipping both ways and users can have multiple audiobooks at home depending upon their service level.
The available services that audiobook is offering is large enough to cater a lot of purchaser. Your listening habits affect your decision in choosing an audiobook service even if Audible.com is the largest service, you still have to consider your listening habits.