I feel like I ought to preface this post by saying that nobody is paying me to write it. Not one red cent. They should be, honestly, because I’m about to go all fangirl, but I’m getting no dough. I’m probably not doing blogging right. Whatever. You know how much I love audio books. The problem I have is that they get pricey. They typically cost a good deal more than a print or digital copy of a book and I chew through them at an alarming rate.
Audible is a great service that I’ve used and enjoyed. It costs $14.95 a month and you get one book credit a month. You get to keep and access these digital downloads forever and ever which is FABULOUS for books you plan to revisit. (I bought the entire Outlander series on audio through Audible so that I can hang out with glorious Scottish accents whenever I deem it necessary.) However. The majority of audio books I enjoy (like the vast majority of my digital and print collections) are one and done.
For a while I was feeding my aural fixation with titles from my local library, which is a great option too. Unfortunately, library books (even digital ones) are available to only a certain number of patrons at any given time. Also, I go through these books much more quickly than my library adds new ones and I’m starting to run low on books that interest me.
Enter Scribd. Scribd is a subscription service that offers unlimited digital books, audio books, and comic books for $8.99 a month. Now, you don’t get to keep the books, but they’ve got a monstrous selection and oh my word. It is the answer to my conundrum. Less expensive than a single paperback and all the stories my ears can handle? It is magical.
Have any of you Bookworms tried Scribd? What about Audible? Your library? Bottom line: how do y’all get your book fix?
***UPDATE: Things that sound too good to be true usually are, you guys. Read all about my broken heart HERE.***