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Improve Listening Skills through Audiobooks.

You can buy and have your own audiobook anytime you want, you may even buy it online since some websites 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. The $14.95 per month and $22.95 per month subscriptions are the two ways on how you can subscribe on Audible.

Simply Audiobooks also has a digital audiobook subscription service for a similar price to Amazon, but has a smaller library. Just to add up, the CD audiobook rental club of Simply Audiobooks works the same with Netflix. Free shipping both ways and unlimited rentals are the program provided by the CD rental program. If a user wants to have one audiobook title at home at a time, the user will have to pay $17.98 per month, with discounts for prepaying a year at a time. About 6,000 titles available in the digital subscription service of a Simply Audiobooks. If the owner wants to receive one, two or three audiobook credits per month, the owner must pay $14.95 per month, $24.95 per month or $31.95 per month. If you choose to prepay annually, then you can avail discounts from Simply Audiobooks.

However, eMusic can also offer digital audiobook downloads. This has similar service to Costco or Sam’s Club wherein users pay up-front fee monthly or yearly, then the one who purchased a digital audiobook can avail discount. The user can immediately purchase an audiobook credits for $9.95 each upon paying the base price of the service which costs $11.95 per month. This service works well for people who want to listen to a large number of audiobooks each month.

Aside from the 23,000 titles that Audiotogo has in its library, it also has a tape and CD subscription service. Users can have multiple audiobooks at home depending on the service level because of the free shipping both ways.

There is a huge number of services available that the audiobook offers. You have to take note of your listening habits, because even though Audible.com has the largest audiobook offer, others may come better depending on your listening habits.

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