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Old 11-14-2019, 06:31 AM   #1
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Kindle Paperwhite 4 audiobooks

Bought a KPW4 recently and was trying to transfer some audiobooks (mp3 format) into the Audible folder. But nothing showed.

My question here: do we have to buy from Audible to listen to audiobooks? Or is there any way around that?

Thanks for any help or advice!
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:19 AM   #2
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Bought a KPW4 recently and was trying to transfer some audiobooks (mp3 format) into the Audible folder. But nothing showed.

My question here: do we have to buy from Audible to listen to audiobooks? Or is there any way around that?

Thanks for any help or advice!
Sorry, no mp3s for the Kindle. It's only for Audible books.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:40 AM   #3
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Fires play MP3 fine buy a cheap one & enjoy.
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:23 PM   #4
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Fires play MP3 fine buy a cheap one & enjoy.
So does ANY very cheap Android Tablet, a Fire is a locked to Amazon crippled Android Tablet, only nearly good value when on sale. Let's not feed the Amazon monster. Who own Audible.

Also MP3 players are about dead except to feed an old HiFi as almost everyone over 12 has a smartphone, at least in Ireland anyway.
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Also I’m not aware of any file converters than can convert mp3 to the Audible format Kindle uses.

MP3 players are not dead, you can still buy one if you want to (for under $20). More if you want Bluetooth support.
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Old cell phones make decent MP3 players. They are also great for white noise apps when you don't want to leave your cell phone plugged in all night. My old 4s is still in use for that, as well as for some old games not updated for current iOS. The grandkids love it, it fits their hands nicely.
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FrustratedReader My old Fire plays MP3s Both Music & Audio ebooks....which I converted myself from Cassette books Audible Does NOT have. sheesh
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FrustratedReader My old Fire plays MP3s Both Music & Audio ebooks....which I converted myself from Cassette books Audible Does NOT have. sheesh
Yes, because unlike a real Kindle, it's merely an Amazon version of an Android Tablet. No need for a more expensive, less open version of an Android Tablet. The Fire only exists to promote Amazon.
I didn't mean locking down in the sense a Kindle is, which makes sense, the Fire is more open than an iPhone. The eink is really only good for books. I've had older Kindles that do play MP3s and the interface is terrible. It's more amazing that Kindles even allow Audible audio books but then that's an Amazon product.
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Thanks for all the advice and help! I'm thinking of combining reading with listening on the same Kindle device, without having to spending too much. Looks like that's just not feasible.
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Thanks for all the advice and help! I'm thinking of combining reading with listening on the same Kindle device, without having to spending too much. Looks like that's just not feasible.
Buy the Best Tablet you can afford.... and Download the Amazon Reading app & Audible app that way you can use immersive reading. Then Download the MP3 app for music & other Audio book. Course you can add any other apps you use for reading & what ever.

I use my Fire 10" for Movies Reading and Audible Music & Audiobooks. Tons more. I also use my Cell phone the same. There are so many options now I am sure you find some thing to work for you.

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