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. Audible has more than 85,000 audiobooks from more than 1000 different content providers. 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. Audible has two subscription plans, one for $14.95 per month and one for $22.95 per month.
Although the Audiobooks’ digital audiobook subscription service has a similar price to that of Amazon, it’s library is still considered to be smaller. Netflix has its own CD audiobook rental club, and Simply Audiobooks has also the same that works similar to it. The CD rental program provides program such as 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. About 6,000 titles available in the digital subscription service of a Simply Audiobooks. 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.
Digital audiobook downloads can also be offered by eMusic. This process is quite the same with Sam’s Club or Costco where the purchaser can avail discount upon paying an up-front fee, may it be monthly or yearly. 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 works well for people who want to listen to a large number of audiobooks each month.
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 is a huge number of services available that the audiobook offers. You have to take note of your listening habits, because even though Audible.com has the largest audiobook offer, others may come better depending on your listening habits.