I seem to be mentioning audio books a lot in this blog. Frankly, audio books comprise a very small portion of my total reading, as I prefer the very tangible feel of paper against my fingers and the crisp letters on the page. However, audio books are also wonderful in their own way–with a good narrator, the book comes to life and draws you irresistibly in.
One thing that I love doing with my Audible.com subscription is to use my credits to buy the first books in an interesting series. While not all my audio book purchases are first in a series, a good chunk of my purchases are those first books: after that, I straightaway buy the same book plus the next books in the series.
This is because I feel that audio books, for me, are a great way to discover new worlds (be they whole worlds or personal ones). I am a fast reader; audio books “force” me to slow down and really get into the book (provided the narrator is good), giving me a great view (or, listen) into the beauty the series can be.
And this is why, when I found out about Audible’s First Books in Popular Series sale, I knew I had to blog about it. They are as low as $4.49 each, and the sale ends at February 8 11:59pm Australian ET. That is quite a steal for these babies, which can easily get up to $20 and more. I personally won’t be using any of my credits for this, because it’s so much cheaper than what I’m paying for the subscription per month ;) There is a wide range of genres available, from teen and YA, to adult mystery and suspense and historical romance and chick lit and…yeah.
An important note: you’ll notice if you go to that link, that there is no information about the sale–this is because apparently, only members are given this opportunity :( That kind of sucks, really. If you are not yet a member, you might want to try it out. The Audible Listener Gold monthly membership has a (seemingly never-ending) promo where your first three months are only $7.49 ($14.95 usual price which kicks in at the fourth month), and you can cancel any time.
Now: I cannot be totally sure if totally new members will also be able to join the First Books in Popular Series sale, but I have asked and I will try to update this post ASAP. If yes, then I have checked with their customer support and yes, all active members including those who have just joined will be able to join the sale. If you see a number of audio books that you like, I daresay the $7.49 you pay to get good discounts in the audio books you want is worth it–you can just cancel after the first month if you like. :)
Please note: I am not getting anything from posting about this sale here. I’m not even an affiliate or whatever! I don’t receive a thing from Audible with this post. It’s just that I believe in the power of audio books with first in series books, and I thought this was too good an opportunity to miss. :D
Personally, I got Jim Butcher’s Storm Front of The Dresden Files for $5.04; I am eyeing a couple others but I will have a think about them for now–some of the first in series books I have been looking at aren’t included :(
I hope you find something in the list!