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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. With more than 1, 000 different content providers, Audible can produce more than 85,000 audiobooks. 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. Just to add up, the CD audiobook rental club of Simply Audiobooks works the same with Netflix. The CD rental program provides free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals. A user will have to pay $17.98 per month, with discounts for prepaying for a year at a time is a plan which allows users to have one audiobook title at home. About 6,000 titles available in the digital subscription service of a Simply Audiobooks. Users can opt to pay $14.95 per month, $24.95 per month or $31.95 per month to receive one, two or three audiobook credits per month. If you choose to prepay annually, then you can avail discounts from Simply Audiobooks.

Digital audiobook downloads can also be offered by eMusic. This service works similar to Costco or Sam’s Club in that users pay a flat, up-front fee on a monthly or annual basis than can purchase digital audiobooks online on a discounted basis. The service costs a base price of $11.95 per month, then users can purchase audiobooks credits for $9.95 each. If you are one of those people who wants to listen to a large number of audiobooks per month, then this service is perfect for you.

Aside from the 23,000 titles that Audiotogo has in its library, it also 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. Audible.com is certainly the largest one, but others exist too and may be a better deal depending upon your listening habits.

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