At long last, Amazon released its Audible shop for audiobooks in India recently, making its library of more than 2,00,00 0 spoken word titles offered throughout the nation at sensible rates.

You’ll require an Amazon account to sign up, and as in other nations, an Audible subscription webs you one credit a month which lets you acquire an audiobook that you can keep permanently. You’ll likewise get 30 percent off on extra purchases monthly.

Strategies begin at Rs. 199 each month (if you register for 12 months), and increase to Rs. 299 each month; there’s a totally free 30- day trial that includes one credit.

The website provides a wide variety of Indian and global audiobooks with very popular titles noted at rates varying from Rs. 615 ($ 8) to Rs. 888 ($12). As I discussed, members can snap these up either at no additional charge for a single title each month, or have 30 percent knocked off the rate for extra books.

With rates like that, you’ll have a more difficult time developing your collection of audiobooks than you might have with paperbacks, however it’s still way much better than what we began with in India. Google Play presented audiobooks in January with rates hovering around the Rs. 2,00 0 (~$27) mark, while paperbacks cost a fifth of that, and Kindle ebook editions cost a 6th.

Audible offers mobile apps as well as a cloud player for listening on your desktop
Audible deals mobile apps in addition to a cloud gamer for listening on your desktop

It appears like Google is reacting to the competitors at last– it’s now considerably dropped rates for the majority of its popular titles, and is providing discount rates on them today. That brings Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water to Rs. 800 ($11), and Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury to Rs. 1,299($18). Obviously, these are still more pricey than if you got them on Audible, so if you have actually been implying to enter listening to books, you’re much better off attempting Amazon’s offering.

Audible presently provides Android and iOS apps, in addition to a cloud gamer for desktop. You can have a look at the brochure of titles (that includes a variety of recordings unique to the platform) offered in India and register on

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