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. Subscription services, such as Audible.com and Simply Audiobooks, allow users to listen to audiobooks at a lower per-title cost then purchasing titles individually, but also lock users into purchasing a title each month.
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. Audible titles can be played on more than 500 devices including iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, Amazon Kindles, PCs, Macs, Zunes and more than 500 other devices. You can subscribe on Audible using two plans, it can either be $14.95 per month or $22.95 per month.
Simply Audiobooks also has a digital audiobook subscription service for a similar price to Amazon, but has a smaller library. Just to add up, the CD audiobook rental club of Simply Audiobooks works the same with 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. Owners pay $14.95 monthly, $24.95 monthly or $31.95 monthly if the owner wants to receive at least one, two or three audiobook credits per month. Simply Audiobooks also offers discounts for prepaying for one year of service.
However, eMusic can also offer digital audiobook downloads. This service works similar to Costco or Sam’s Club in that users pay a flat, up-front fee on a monthly or annual basis than can purchase digital audiobooks online on a discounted basis. 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. If you are one of those people who wants to listen to a large number of audiobooks per month, then this service is perfect for you.
Audiotogo has approximately 23,000 titles in its library and has a tape and CD subscription service. Because of the free shipping both ways, users can now have a multiple audiobooks at home, however, it still depends on the service level.
There are a large number of audiobook services available. 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.