Audible Audiobook Review India 2020 – Updated 2021

Do you love reading books, but have less time for reading books? Now it is possible to listen to your books instead of reading them.

Amazon, the largest seller of physical books has come out with audiobooks with the Audible, which has thousands of audiobooks. 

Amazon Audible India is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, which sells digital audiobooks, radio programs, and other spoken-word content as downloadable audio files. Apart from the US where it’s been present for a while now, it’s also available in India,

The company was founded by Jeff Bezos who is the founder and CEO of Amazon.com. The company has a lot of experience in providing services to customers and has helped them find what they are looking for on the web quickly and easily through its website.

Amazon Audible India was launched in July 2017 with around 2000 titles of audiobooks available at the time of launch which is expected to be increased. It offers audiobooks across different genres.

Amazon is working with Indian publishers to make more and more books available in India. The company has also joined hands with leading authors and influencers across genres and languages to develop their content for India.

The company has tie-ups with Zee TV, Balaji Motion Pictures, and Saregama’s music labels for exclusive releases of audiobooks. This will not only benefit people who want to buy audiobooks but also those who don’t have time to read everything they want to read. 

We will go through the Audible Audiobook Review India 2020 ( updated 2021 ), here we are going to review Amazon Audible India only.

Audible Audiobook Review India

How does Audible work?

Audible is an Amazon Company. Audible India is a paid subscription service that offers unlimited access to audiobooks and original audio content in 18 local languages.

Joining the company’s global membership program, Amazon Audible is available at Rs 199 per month for listeners in India. The service currently offers Indian-specific features such as ‘tantra language’ and other regional content.

The best part is, in the first 30 days you get an Audible free trial with a free audible book. You can cancel anytime in the trial period of 30 days. There are over 200,000 Hindi and English audiobooks. 

With this announcement, Amazon joins other streaming services such as Apple Music and Gaana in offering a comprehensive library of Indian music and audiobooks to listeners in India.

What is it for a member?

  • You get one credit every month from which you can select your choice of an audiobook every month even if it is lengthy or costly.
  • You can exchange your audiobook if you do not like it.
  • The audiobooks you get every month are yours forever to keep, even if you cancel the amazon audiobook membership of the amazon audible app.
  • You get FREE Unlimited listening to exclusive Audible Original shows.
  • You can listen to the audiobook on different devices, including Echo Devices. Even when you switch between devices, you will not lose the place. It has the best app to listen to books.
  • With Audiobooks, you can do multitasking, like listening while jogging, commuting, gardening, cooking, doing any chores, or listen anywhere you want. Now you can’t complain that there was no time to read books.
  • Experience Audible with FREE Audible Suno shows. No payment, no membership required.

What is Audible Suno?

The service is free. You do not have to pay for it, there are no ads and there is no sign-up. You get unlimited access to Audible exclusive audio entertainment.

How do I listen?

There is no app for iOS users, but iOS users can listen with the Audible premium app. Andriod users can download the Audible Suno app from Playstore and listen anytime, anywhere, on the device or use Headphones, best wireless earphones, amazon echo, speakers, etc.,

How is Audible Suno different from an Audible membership?

Audible members get to select over 200,00 Hindi and English titles with one credit every month and exclusive members-only for global shows.

Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs )

Audible Audiobook Review India

1. Is audible available in India?

Amazon Audible subscription services are available in India. Audible services are available on Android and IOS devices to users by downloading the Amazon Audible app.

2. How much does an audiobook cost on audible?

You get a credit every month if you have subscribed to Audible Service, with which you can buy an audiobook, small or big. If you want an extra book, then you have to buy it.

3. Is audible free with Amazon Prime India?

You get an Audible free trial with a free audible book for 30 days, but if you are an Amazon Prime member, you get a 90-day free trial.

4. Do you own audiobooks from Audible?

Yes, you own all the audiobooks even if you cancel your subscription.

5. Why is audible so expensive?

Audible has a large collection and selection due to which it may sound expensive.

Audible Audiobook Review India

6. Is audible worth it India?

The subscription price of ₹199 a month with one credit every month, is the lowest compared to any other country. So it is worth it to subscribe to it in India.

7. Can I still listen to my audiobooks If I cancel audible?

Yes, you can still listen to your audiobooks after canceling the subscription, but the credits are lost, and you can still use them to listen to the earlier audiobooks you purchased at your Audible library.

8. Can I listen to audible without a subscription?

The answer to this question is similar to the above one, by canceling you will not be eligible for credits, exchanges, and more.

9. Can you only listen to one book a month on audible?

Each month after subscription you get one credit, which you can use to purchase any audiobook, regardless of the price of audible subscription. But if you want to listen to more than just one book a month, then you will have to buy the audiobook. 

10. How many books can I listen to a month on audible?

You can read many books as you want, but get one credit per month if you are a member. For additional books, you get a 30% discount ( at the time of writing ) for buying without credits.

Audible Audiobook Review India

11.  How much does audible cost in India?

You get Audiobooks for every type of person, it can be for inspiration, education, or entertainment, and the cost of audible subscription is ₹199.00 per month after the free trial.

12. Is Storytel better than audible?

With Storytel, you can listen to unlimited audiobooks over a month but will cost you ₹299 per month. Storytel is effectively cheaper than Audible but only if you are going to listen to more than 1 audiobook in a month.

13. Can I listen to a book more than once?

Once you purchase the book, it is yours and you can listen to it as many times you want and at any time.

14. Where are my audiobooks stored?

Audiobooks from Audible are stored in the cloud. You can listen to them offline after downloading them on a computer or mobile.

15. Do Audible credits accumulate?

Yes, unused Audible credits get accumulated, but six credits are the max you can have.

Pros

  • Get Audible Originals to read anytime
  • You get one credit a month to buy audiobooks
  • You get discounts on audiobooks
  • Swap audiobooks an unlimited number of times for free
  • Good selection of audiobooks
  • Nice Refund Policy
  • It is Affordable if credits are used

Cons

  • Normal books are priced less than Audible Audiobooks

Audible vs Storytel

Audible and Storytel are two of the most popular audiobook apps. They both provide a diverse catalog of books and other forms of entertainment. But it’s important to know what sets them apart before choosing which one you’ll use for your next audiobook.

  • Audible has a wider selection as they offer books from over 50,000 publishers as well as magazines, newspapers, and podcasts. Storytel, on the other hand, only offers 4,000 audiobooks from partners around the world.
  • Audible offers an option for monthly or annual billing that includes discounts on new releases and exclusive content while Storytel charges per download with no credits.
  • Audible plans India start from ₹199/monthly which includes one book/month plus 1 credit.

Audible

Pros

  • Even if you cancel your subscription, you can still listen to the free audiobooks you receive each month
  • Any audiobook that you don’t like can be exchanged for free

Cons

  • Only one audiobook is given for free each month; if you want to listen to more than one audiobook in a month, you must purchase additional copies (at a 30% discount)

Storytel

Storytel costs ₹299 per month, but you can listen to an unlimited number of audiobooks.

Pros

  • In a month, you can listen to an unlimited number of audiobooks
  • Audible is effectively less expensive (if you listen to more than 1 audiobook in a month)

Cons

  • In comparison to Audible, Storytel has a smaller selection of audiobooks
  • To continue listening to any of the audiobooks, you must have an active subscription

Audible India is a subsidiary of Amazon, which has its headquarters in the US. Audible offers audio-books for purchase or rental. The company also sells digital audiobooks, radio programs, and audio versions of magazines, newspapers, and bestselling books.

Storytel is an Indian-based company that was founded in 2014. They are the world’s first audio story company to offer personalized listening experiences for all ages across all languages. They offer a subscription-based streaming service that includes audiobooks, stories about history and mythology, as well as children’s books narrated by local actors

Audible India has over 500,000 subscribers in India, with 90% of its content coming in English. Audible is owned by Amazon and is the world’s largest provider of audio books. On the other hand, Storytel has approximately 500,000 subscribers in India. Storytel offers Indian language books and English audiobooks with a monthly subscription.

Based on these statistics it can be said that Audible is more popular than Storytel. This is because Audible has more subscribers than Storytel and also most of the content provided by Audible is in English which most people prefer.

Conclusion Audible Audiobook Review India

I hope this Audible Audiobook India review was helpful to you. My recommendation is to try Amazon Audible Audiobook because you get a free trial for 30 days and normal users and 90 days of free trial for Prime users. You can always cancel if you don’t like it within the trial period.

If you feel we should add something, or you want to tell something or ask anything. Feel free to write in the comments section below.

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15 thoughts on “Audible Audiobook Review India 2020 – Updated 2021

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  • July 23, 2021 at 5:47 pm
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    Nice information related to Audible. Audiobooks are new for India and lot of people dont know about audiobook and their benefits. We should spread the awareness about audiobooks.

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  • February 12, 2021 at 2:17 pm
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    FAQs were of great help.

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  • February 8, 2021 at 12:10 am
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    I am going for Audible Trail, just to check out how good it is, as you suggested. If I find it good then I will Subscribe it.

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  • January 18, 2021 at 10:42 am
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    Sure, will add as suggested.

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  • January 18, 2021 at 9:34 am
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    I think you can add the bestsellers and new releases here and maybe few suggested titles.

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