Audible offers a summer promotion as a thank-you to its Audible Premium Plus subscribers. A wide range of books from the company’s collection is discounted, with some titles getting as much as 85% off. This implies that you can affordably update your to-read list. Moreover, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently reported that Walt Disney is exploring a membership program that mimics the style of Amazon Prime.
By Dan Simmons, Hyperion: $8.50 ($16 discount) Orson Scott Card’s Enders Game costs $11.18 ($20 buy). Carl Sagan’s Cosmos costs $4.21 (savings of $25). Frank Herbert’s Dune costs $16.78 ($31 value). Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is available for $7.14 ($13 off). Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One costs $12.25 (savings of $22) Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park costs $4.41 (savings of $27). J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion costs $649 ($12 discount). Adrian Tchaikovsky’s “Children of Time” costs $3.43 (savings of $21). Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land is available for $9.79 ($18 off). Be aware that the End of Summer discount from Audible isn’t just for science fiction or even the nerdy. All of Audible’s categories are included in the transaction. A brief look at the website revealed that few titles are excluded from the mass sale.
Remember that to benefit from the discounts, and you must be an Audible Premium Plus subscriber. The good news for those who don’t already subscribe is that the first month of a subscription is free, and you also receive a free credit to use on any book in Audible’s catalog. However, you might want to wait to use that credit until the end of the sale.