Audible Free Trial: Get 2 Free Books (3 for Prime Members)
An Audible free trial is given to every new member who signs up with Audible for the first time.
But, not everyone knows about the hidden benefits that they can enjoy even during their trial period. Nor are they aware of the drawbacks that may actually disappoint them at the end of the free trial.
But don’t worry, I will tell you everything that you should know before starting the free trial.
Currently, every new non-Prime members get 1 and Prime members get 2 audiobooks for free. However, most of them miss the trick to get the second free title (Third for Prime members).
In this article, you will learn the trick to get 2 free Audiobooks of your choice (3 for Prime members)
Besides, you will also learn about 7 important things that you should be aware of before you sign up for the Audible free trial.
Some of them are to give you heads up for certain drawbacks so that you don’t get disappointed or frustrated later, while others are some special offers and tricks that will help you get the best out of the free trial membership.
So, let’s dive in…
The offers mentioned in this article are as on the day this article was last updated and are subject to change. You can check the current Audible offers and free trials on This Official Page on Amazon!
Audible Free Trial Details
Audible Free Trial works just like most other Amazon’s subscription-based services where you get to try the service for a period of 30 days. Basically, the purpose of the free trial is to give new users the freedom to explore Audible’s services without having to worry about paying anything at all.
So, even if you don’t like its services, or if you feel that Audible won’t work for you, then you can cancel Audible anytime and you don’t lose any money.
When you start using Audible for the first time, you will get an offer to use Audible free for a period of one month. You get 1 or 2 credits to start with, based on whether you are a Prime member or not. You can use these credits to purchase any Premium audiobook of your choice.
After the free trial is over, Audible membership will cost you $14.95/month.
Audiobooks purchased during the free trial will be yours to keep forever, even if you cancel your trial membership.
Please note That the offer to get 2 or 3 free audiobooks of your choice is applicable only if you take the Audible Premium Plus Free Trial and not the Audible Plus free trial.
Please read the the article Audible Plus vs Premium Plus to know the differences between the two plans.
7 Things to know before signing up for Audible Free Trial
1. Prime members get more
As stated earlier, Prime members get one extra credit. And going by the Audible Premium monthly plan, each credit is worth $14.95.
So, if you are not already a Prime member, you can first take the Amazon Prime Free Trial and then start your Audible free trial. Yes, even the free trial Prime membership will do the trick.
Prime members may also check out the article on how Audible works with Amazon Prime to know about more Prime exclusive offers and benefits!
2. You can keep your Audible books for lifetime
One of the many doubts among the new Audible members is whether they will have access to the Audible audiobooks after the trial period or not. (If they don’t renew the membership)
Well, once you purchase an audiobook on Audible, it is yours to keep forever and you can access it whenever you want, even if you no longer have an Audible membership.
Just log in to your Audible account on Audible app or website, go to the library section and then start listening!
3. Third Free Audiobook of your choice
Audible has an option to send one audiobook from a member’s library to any other Audible user for free. If you have never accepted a book from anyone on Audible through this method before, you can use it to get a free book.
It is basically your second free book from Audible (Third, if you are a Prime member)
This option is available even for the free trial members. Most of the free trial members miss their extra free book simply because they are unaware of this trick.
The only challenge for you would be to find a friend or Audible user who has the book of your interest in his Audible library. (It is free for both sender and receiver).
Here’s how it work:
Suppose you are sending a free book from your library to someone who has just started a free trial, here’s how you can do it:
1. Go to the library section of your Audible app.
2. Locate the book you want to share and click on the icon (three dots) on the right of the title.
3. From the options, choose ‘Send this Book’
4. You will get three options to share – Message, Mail, or WhatsApp.
5. Choose one and send.
6. An auto-generated message with a link will be sent to your friend. He will then be able to get the book for free from the link.
4. You can exchange Audible books even during free trial
Audible has a Great Listen Guarantee policy. Which means if for any reason you are not happy with the audible book you purchased, you can simply return it and exchange it with a different book even if you have already listened to the entire audiobook!
However, you should avoid abusing this policy. You should return or exchange Audible books only if you did not actually like it or purchased it by mistake.
You can easily exchange 3 to 4 books without any restriction and without contacting customer care. After that, you can exchange only after you contact customer care executive and give a satisfactory reason for making the exchange.
You can read Audible’s return policy and how you can exchange Audible books here.
5. You may be charged without prior notice!
One of the reasons why some of the new Audible members get disappointed with Audible’s service is because Audible automatically starts your paid membership after the free trial.
It may not even notify you before charging your card! (As per some recent feedback, Audible has now started to send an email reminder few days before the end of free trial.)
So, if you do not wish to continue with the membership, you must cancel it before the Audible free trial ending deadline to avoid your card from getting charged.
6. You can cancel membership from Audible desktop site ONLY
Mobile users often face this problem when they want to cancel their membership. Currently, there is no option to cancel Audible membership from the Audible App! You can cancel only from Audible desktop site.
However, it does not mean that you cannot cancel your membership from mobile. You can cancel it from mobile too. But if you are unaware of how you can access Audible’s desktop site from the mobile browser, it can be very frustrating.
So, how to access Audible desktop site on mobile?
Well, it is quite simple. Just go to Audible’s website from your mobile browser and scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will see a link for ‘full site’ as shown below. Click on it and you will be redirected to Audible’s desktop site.
You can check the article on how to cancel Audible, for the illustrated guide to cancel your membership.
7. Get 50% off for 3 months after Audible Free Trial
The basic reason why many users cancel their Audible membership within their free trial period is because they find Audible very expensive.
However, not many users know that they can actually get 50% off for the next 3 months using a simple trick.
So, if $7.49/month is okay with you, you can avail this offer and plan your membership accordingly. The trick to getting this offer is explained here.
However, please note that this offer may change with time.
Audible Free Trial Review
Currently, with the Audible Free Trial, you get the following benefits
- 2 to 3 free audiobooks of your choice
- Full access to Audible Plus Catalog
- 30% off on all Audible purchase
- Hassle-free book exchange, etc.
And all this for absolutely no cost during the free trial!
The only drawback as I mentioned above is that Audible may not give you any reminder before charging your debit or credit card at the end of the free trial.
That, however, can be avoided by simply being a little mindful of the renewal date. You can set a reminder on your device yourself. Though, it looks like Audible has already taken a note of this drawback and has started sending reminders.
Alternatively, if you are sure that you won’t use Audible after the free trial, then you may consider canceling as soon as you get your free audiobooks. That way you don’t have to worry about being charged against your will.
You can restart your paid membership again whenever you want. There is no restriction on that. But keep in mind that you will not get Audible free trial again.