I feel like it is SO hard to buy avid readers a bookish gift for Christmas. In looking squarely at myself as an example, I have SO many books that chances are if someone buys me a book, I already have it. I also am quite fickle with what I read, so if someone buys me a book and I do not already have it, it might not be to my taste. Then on top of that there is the time factor and being able to work in a stretch of time to read without interruptions or other things pressing for my attention.
So what is a well meaning gift giver to do? I’ll just put this right out there. Give the gift of Audible. I would honestly be overjoyed if someone paid for my Audible membership for Christmas as it is something I already use, it won’t take up space in our house, and I basically love Audible.
So, You Might Be The One Person On Earth Asking What Is Audible?
Basically, Audible is an Amazon-owned service that sells audiobooks. How it works is members can choose between a variety of memberships where they receive either one credit or two credits per month. A credit is the equivalent of one audiobook. The cost of the membership credits is typically cheaper than the cost of the physical audiobook. From there, once you have an audiobook you can easily download it to your phone through the Audible app.
ALSO! If you already own books via Kindle, you can get their audiobook counterparts at a reduced price. OH and every day there is a daily audiobook deal. I’m basically obsessed, y’all.
How Do I Know All This Stuff About Audible?
Okay, so while this is definitely a post that has been sponsored by Audible (shout out) I have been a member of Audible since December 2010, so basically six years a member. I love Audible. I have 195 titles in my library due in part to the Whispersync promotion when they were giving away classic books for free with awesome narrators and these great sales that seem to always be going on. Also, on occasion they just give books away for free, like Christmas saw a free copy of A Christmas Carol narrated by Tim Curry and recently I scored a free audiobook of Invisible Man.
However, my one super guilty Audible obsession is with celebrity narrated memoirs. I’ve listened to books by Billy Joel and Melissa Joan Hart, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. As someone who has shared a ton of Trevor Noah videos and images during the past election season, I can’t wait to download Born A Crime. For real, that is the latest of my celebrity must listens and I feel like my three hour daily commute can only be enhanced by Trevor Noah telling me about growing up in South Africa.
Here’s what it’s about if you are curious:
Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood is a new release from Audible, performed by South African comedian and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” host, Trevor Noah. This audiobook is narrated by Noah who truly embodies the characters as he tells the stories of his experiences during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the days of freedom that followed.
You will be instantly captured by Noah’s powerful narration as he portrays many different characters while retelling stories of his past. Through his stories he includes many funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives. Born A Crime is an audiobook you won’t want to stop listening to!
So, How Do You Give The Gift Of Audible And Be The Best Present Giver Of All Time?
When you go to Audible.com – follow this link which explains how. You have a choice between gifting a three month membership, six month, or twelve month membership. You then have the option to either email the recipient the code or to print it out. Personally, I would go with the print it out option for the holiday season and maybe wrap it up. What my sisters did for me once was to wrap up a copy of The Hunger Games that I had already owned and put the gift card between the covers. You can also gift individual books too, but again, if you really love someone, let them choose.
If you’re a busy person and just want to treat yourself with some book time — even though you’re constantly on the go and have a million things you haven’t done (JUST YOU WAIT) – try out this 30 day free trial with download for Audible. Again, it’s risk free and totally how I joined and some how ended up sticking around for six years and will likely be around to make it ten years.
So, yes, this post was totally sponsored by Audible and I am indeed receiving compensation for this post. However, that does not influence my opinions within this post. I genuinely do think that an Audible membership would make an awesome gift and actually would be thrilled if someone just paid my membership for Audible for Christmas. I mean, that’s like giving me a book a month. Best present ever?! Again, if you want to see why I am so obsessed try out this 30 Day Free Trial with download.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.