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Audible Free Trial: How to sign up for the low, low price of absolutely nothing

Yes, there’s an Audible free trial. It lasts for a month and there’s no commitment to keep it when it ends. Here, we’ll walk you through how to sign up and share some must-listens to get you started. Prefer to read? We recommend taking advantage of the Amazon Kindle Unlimited free trial instead.

Before we dive into the trial, though, we first need to touch on what Audible Gold is: It’s Audible’s subscription service, which offers customers a free audiobook each month and unlimited access to Audible Originals (content that can’t be found elsewhere) for only $15 a month. Not bad, right? Right.

So, what does the Audible free trial bring to the table? One free audiobook (not a fan of what you chose? You can swap it for free) and select Audible Originals, as well as an email reminder a week before it’s coming to an end so you can stop it from automatically switching over to a paid membership.

Signing up for the Audible free trial couldn’t be easier, either. It’s as simple as heading over the website — or hit the button above — and following the on-screen instructions to create an Amazon account. Already have one? Just click ‘”Try Audible Free.” You’re now enrolled for an entire month — for free.

Of course, there are some conditions, the main one being that the one-month trial offer is only extended to new customers. Former Audible customers are not eligible: They’ll need to renew their membership at the usual $15 per month if they want to put it through its paces all over again.

How To Sign Up For The Audible Trial

Not sure where to start? Here’s a step-by-step guide detailing exactly how to sign up for the Audible free trial.

Existing Amazon Customer

Step 1: Navigate to the Audible website.

Step 2: Click the button entitled Click To Try Audible Free — or hit the one below.

Step 3: Choose a credit card to be used when the trial comes to an end.

Check that your personal information is correct then click ‘Start Free Trial’.

Step 4: Tap Start Free Trial.

New Amazon Customer

Step 1: Head over to the Audible website.

Step 2: Press the button entitled Click To Try Audible Free — or click the one below.

Step 3: Click Create Your Amazon Account.

Step 4: Follow the on-screen instructions to create an account.

Step 5: Enter some payment details to be used when the trial comes to an end.

Enter some credit card information for when the trial ends.

Step 6: Click Start Free Trial.

You’re all set. Now what? It’s time to choose something to listen to. We know, we know — there’s too much on offer to even know where to start. To help make it a little easier, though, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular audiobooks Audible has to offer, headlined by The Forgotten Ones.

  1. The Forgotten Ones by Steena Holmes
  2. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  3. Honor Yourself by Diddy
  4. Cape Cod National Seashore by Gordon Hempton
  5. You Are Here by Gabrielle Bernstein
  6. The Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling
  7. The Perfect Swing by James McGirk
  8. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  9. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  10. Crystal Bowl Breathing by The Big Quiet

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