TL;DR: Amazon Prime members who haven’t tried Audible before can save 66% on a three-month membership to the audio entertainment service. Normally $14.95 per month, you’ll pay just $4.95 a month for your first three months.
Sprawling on the beach with a juicy read and a cold glass of iced tea — one of the Long Island variety, perhaps? — is an archetypal summer activity. But between errant waves, ballsy seagulls, and grains of sand that are dead-set on wedging themselves into every nook and cranny they can find, that novel in your hand could be looking worse for the wear by the time you pack up for the day.
Here’s an idea: Leave your paperbacks at home and listen to their audiobook counterparts instead. Having your entire reading list on a smartphone or tablet app means you’ve got one less thing to worry about, and it’s way cheaper than buying physical copies of all the titles you want to read by the time September rolls around — especially if you take advantage of Amazon’s current sale on Audible memberships.
If you’re a Prime member who’s never used the service before, you can sign up now through July 31 to pay less than $5 a month for anytime access to a handful of audiobooks. Every month, you’ll be able to add one title of your choice and two Audible Originals to your personal library, which can then be played on any iOS, Android, or Alexa-enabled device or Kindle.
Got commitment issues? No worries: You can swap any titles you’ve downloaded for different ones if you decide they’re not your thing. And if you want to cancel your Audible membership entirely, you can do so at any time while keeping all the titles that have already been added to your library.
Audible memberships usually cost $14.95 a month, but Prime members new to the service can save 66% and sign up for a three-month trial for just $4.95 a month.