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    Some people have mentioned using Audible for their audio books. I have a free 3 month subscription that I got on Prime day that comes with 3 credits (1 per month).

    So after reading about what I get. For one subscription fee, I receive credits to purchase audio books and a chance to purchase more? Do I get to listen to any for free, as part of the subscription?

    I thought that with a subscription, I would have an opportunity to both purchase books to keep, as well listen to books I may not want to keep/download. Kind of like the library.

    I thought I would try it out, as we are listening to lots of audiobooks now. I am using our library and Librivox for audio books, but I do anticipate running out at some point. I am thinking about buying the harry potter series, at least with my credits. The expense of digital audiobooks is making me consider getting a tape recorder so that I can purchase books on tape from the thrift store.

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    I took advantage of one of the $1 a month sales when I first started. You can't listen to anything for free, it's all purchase to own. After my sale period ended I told them I wanted to cancel because of the price and got offered another credit to stay. I found the whole process when I googled how to cancel. After I went back to cancel again I was offered a different plan, for $9.95/year I get the audible sales for that, and I got to keep the credits I hadn't used at that point. Now I just use audible for books I can't get from the library.
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    Overdrive has free audiobooks from the library too...
    Some of the bigger library systems with a pay for membership might have all you could ever need, and the cost is probably less than Audible. (Or have your CA relatives let you piggyback on theirs.)
    Im always one for free before purchasing.
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    I am totally with you alexsmom. I am always looking for the free option too.

    We use Overdrive as part of our library system's books, too. I have a long wish list.

    I was looking around and noticed that I could purchase the CD version of some older titles for much cheaper than purchasing the downloadable audio. (There are some I want to own, as we keep returning to the stories.) But I suspect that this is a short-term solution.

    I have found more than we can probably use, but I am just looking for different resource options. I never know where DS will want to go next.

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    We have one library system that has a couple of audio books suppliers, Hoopla, OneClickdigital and Axis360, as well as Overdrive. Some states will even do an out of state card for a fee, but library systems can vary from county to county to so it might be worth looking around the state a bit too.
    Teemie - 11 years old, 6th grade with an ecclectic mix

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