Beat the system 

I like it when the little guy has a win so I’ll let you in on something I did the other day and if you want you can do it too. I saw an advertisement from Audible (Amazon) offering free ebooks (your choice of) when you download the app. Its normally $14.99 a month (in Aus) so you get the first month free and the two free books. 

They have a cancel anytime policy so I got my free books, read/listened to them and then cancelled my subscription. So it cost me nothing, zilch, zippo. AND THEY LET YOU KEEP THE BOOKS!

I dont normally listen to ebooks but I’m a bit time poor recently with work, writing and family, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

It was actually a great app and I might go back to it, I just can’t afford another $15 a month on top of all the other money I have to shell out at the moment. They said it was a trial and I trialled it! I do feel a bit shady but it was all within their policies.

Heres the link if you’re keen for some free books. Remember to cancel before the first month is up if you don’t want to continue.

Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks


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  1. mimfilip says:

    I think Amazon should be greateful that you gave them the such a good wrap. I am tempted to try this myself, audio books are great especially if you are like me and spend a fair bit of time behind the wheel.

  2. cabrogal says:

    So how long (duration) are the audiobooks?
    I’ve found they’re generally so heavily abridged they make Readers Digest condensed books seem encyclopedic.
    An audiobook version of Catch 22 I once heard on Radio National managed to excise all of Heller’s most incisive social comments as well as his best jokes.

  3. doubtpuppet says:

    You’re being hard on yourself. I think 95% of people take the 2 books and cancel! I know I did. And of course Amazon knows this, but they’re happy with the 5% they bag. Also, we have to install their Kindle reader on our devices and who knows what secret creepy crawlies lurk within its class libraries! Wheels within wheels!

  4. Graham says:

    Did you find it hard to concentrate on listening to the book? Or was it distracting from other things you were doing? Just curious, only ever tried one in the car once which I found tough to really listen to and appreciate like I do when I read.

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