Audio books on the iPad

14 Mar

I love to read novels, fiction and technical books. Unfortunately time is very scarce for me, unless I’m on vacation. Even on vacation there is so much I want to do that I do not get to read as much as I would like.

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I found a cool way around my dilemma. Audio books. I noticed that many times I am busy performing a task (e.g., cooking, exercising, traveling, commuting) but my ears and my mind are still available to process information. This is where audio books come in. I tried it a while ago and I loved it. I can go through a few books a month and catch up on my “reading”.

Yes, this is something we can do on the iPad and iPad mini as well as on other iOS devices such as iPhone and iPod touch.

Would you like to listen to 1 audio book for the next month for free?
Sounds cool?
Keep reading below.

Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you continue.

Getting Started

If you live in the USA or if you have an Amazon.com account, you can access the free 30 day trial by following this link:

Try Audible Now and Get A Free Audiobook Download with a 30 Day Trial. Choose from over 100,000 Titles.

If you live in the UK, you can start a 30-day free trial by tapping/clicking this link:

Start a 30-day FREE TRIAL with audible.co.uk and get 1 FREE audiobook download.

Because Audible is an Amazon company, you can sign up with your existing Amazon account.

Remember that the trial is free for only the first 30 days.You may want to mark this on your iPad calendar.

Search for a Book

Once you start your trial, you will be given 1 credit to download an audio book. Search for an audio book of your liking and add it to your cart. You can apply the 1 credit towards downloading this audio book.

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When you get an audio book you can to listen to it on your iPad or other iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch) using the Audible App.

Download the Audible App

Now we need to download the free Audible App from the App Store. Have a look at this post if you need to refresh how to download and install iPad Apps.

Make sure you search for “Audible” on the App store.

Open the Audible App

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Tap on the Audible icon to start the App.

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Login using your Audible account.

Listen to your Audio Book

On the main Audible App screen, under “My Library”, you have 3 buttons or tabs: Cloud, Device, iTunes.

Tapping on Cloud will display the book(s) you acquired in the previous step. Tap on the book title to download it to your iPad.

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Once the download is done, tap on the book cover to begin playing.

Give this a try and let me know how it goes!

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