“$14.95 a month adds up. Assuming a hard cover book is $20 you do save money if you only download one book a month. But I think the savings are a wash when you consider you’re buying a book you can’t put on your shelf.”
I’m not sure that this is the best comparison. These are two different products. An unabridged audiobook in a retail store is more expensive than the print version. For example, the print version of The Lost Symbol is $17 on Amazon, while the unabridged audio book is $30 – and this is actually a decent price for this long of an audio book. (Yes, there’s an abridged version that is cheaper, but that’s not apples to apples).
If you’re looking for free audio books, take a look at Librivox.org. I reviewed them a while ago. Volunteers read public domain works.
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