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Old 06-15-2021, 02:39 PM   #1
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Audible for Amazon Audio Books?

I'd like to get my first audible book. From the Amazon site I got the impression that I'd need a reader called "Audible". But I don't see a forum for Audible here. What reader do I need for an audible book ordered from Amazon? I am looking for a reader which will Bluetooth interface with my car.

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My Paperwhite will play audible books. And you can download the audible app to your phone and tablet
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With the Audible app, I think you need to Login with Amazon (use your Amazon credentials). Don’t create a separate account with Audible, in other words.
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I'd like to get my first audible book. From the Amazon site I got the impression that I'd need a reader called "Audible". But I don't see a forum for Audible here. What reader do I need for an audible book ordered from Amazon? I am looking for a reader which will Bluetooth interface with my car.
While there's no Audible forum here, there is an Audiobook forum you might find helpful: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=267

Also, while some Kindle ereaders will play Audible audiobooks, I find the Audible app much better. I use the app on my phone and tablet. More info from Audible: https://www.audible.com/howtolisten
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Also, while some Kindle ereaders will play Audible audiobooks, I find the Audible app much better. I use the app on my phone and tablet. More info from Audible: https://www.audible.com/howtolisten
IMO, the app is a real mess now, and there are no recent signs of improvement. The filters are not implemented correctly (you should be able to select more than one at a time), and (with Premium) it’s impossible to distinguish between purchased and ‘borrowed’ (from Plus catalog or Kindle Unlimited) content. The Genres are messed up (I have 2 named ‘History’ with different items in them). It let me create two Collections with exactly the same name. I could go on…

But main problem is no time to actually listen to anything.
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IMO, the app is a real mess now, and there are no recent signs of improvement ...
I can't imagine the audiobook function on an eink Kindle is better than the smartphone/tablet app, so given a choice between the two ...
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I can't imagine the audiobook function on an eink Kindle is better than the smartphone/tablet app, so given a choice between the two ...
Functionally, Kindle is just fine at playing audiobooks. However it does not offer access to Audible Plus content (including Podcasts), if you have Audible subscription, and if you use collections with them, the Audible app won’t know about them and vice versa. It doesn’t know which audiobooks are Read with Audible app and vice versa. And having enough storage can be an issue as base models only have 8GB (more like 7.4GB). But at least reading position does sync with the Audible app.

I almost never listen to audiobooks with anything but my smartphone, and it is too much of a pain to dedicate a BT speaker/headset to Kindle just to listen to an audiobook on it, so I never do. That might change if Kindle ever supports TTS again, or it ever supports Immersion Reading.
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