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Audiobooks.com starts unlimited subscription service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jan 2012 21:47 User comments (2)

Audiobooks.com starts unlimited subscription service Audiobooks.com, the popular destination for audio books, has started an unlimited subscription package.
For $25 per month, the company will give you unlimited access to 11,000 audio books either through the website or an HTML5 mobile app.

The company's more popular rival, Audible, has a monthly membership, but users pay a certain fee for "credits" to access a certain amount of books.

Despite being the first company to offer an unlimited package for audio books, there are certainly tradeoffs if you are a current Audible member. Audible has 100,000 titles and only "three of the top five New York Times bestselling non-fiction books and two of the five bestselling fiction books are available on" Audiobooks, compared to all 10 on Audible, says Mash.

Additionally, Audible books are downloadable and kept while Audiobooks expire when you stop paying.

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2 user comments

124.1.2012 21:52

They don't expire if you strip the DRM from them. :p

225.1.2012 20:59

Originally posted by hikaricor:
They don't expire if you strip the DRM from them. :p
Yeah, but unfortunately the average Joe or Sally doesn't know this, unless of course their son or daughter, or friend's son or daughter knows this. DRM is pure crap. It wrecks havoc to a computer's system, not to mention any spyware that downloads without you knowing it.

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