Amazon has just announced that Audible Channels will be available FREE with an Amazon Prime membership. Click HERE to check out more info and their 30 day free trial.
Channels is a new service that has bite-sized audio content from sources like The Wall Street Journal New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Onion.
We have been Amazon Prime members for years because we are heavy book listener / readers and also use their free shipping for all sorts of shipping of books and shopping for ourselves as well as others. It’s extremely handy if you have some college students because they can get their books fast and cheaper than the college bookstore. Besides free 2 day shipping, Prime offers unlimited photo storage, free streaming TV and movies, free access to Kindle books via its lending library, free music through Prime music and more. Amazon Prime is $10.99 per month (or $99 per year) and you can cancel at any time.
Audible provides professional voice talent reading books and with it sync’ed to the digital book words can be highlighted as they are read. Audible books are unfortunately not free; if you’ve bought the Kindle book and there is an Audible option for that particular book, you can buy the Audible at a reduced price, but it is not free for Prime members.
Amazon Prime is often convenient for college students because they can access audio immediately – whereas many college systems have delays in time when they can provide accessible (audio-enabled) texts.
Also, Amazon Prime STUDENTS get all that Amazon Prime offers for 50% OFF courtesy of SPRINT.
**ADDENDUM: Sorry for an initial incorrect post that suggested that all audible books were free with Prime. We clarified the current policy with Amazon and Audible.