[nabs-l] Question About Audible

Joshua Hendrickson louvins at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 19:04:45 UTC 2017


There's more then one kind of audible plan.  I chose the 2 credit per
month plan.  Every blind person in the United States should be signed
up with bard.  Bard has a not of great stuff.  I've got an external
hard drive with 1.41 TB of NLS bard books on it.

On 6/29/17, Roanna Bacchus  via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Thank you for the info maybe I'll see about getting free barred membership
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Jun 29, 2017, at 12:27 PM, Ellana Crew via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi there,
>>
>> Coincidentally, I just investigated this topic myself the other day. You
>> do have to pay for the membership, I believe it is $14 and some change a
>> month and it only gives you one book credit per month. I haven't found it
>> to be especially useful on that front, because you're essentially just
>> paying the full price for an audiobook each month as if you were buying
>> the book outright. You can get a 30 day trial though, during which you get
>> 2 free book credits. Also, from what I have found so far the books are
>> only available in recorded audio format, so if you were planning to read
>> the book using a refreshable braille display as in hoping to read the book
>> in braille, I don't think this is possible. As mentioned before, if you're
>> only planning to get a few books here and there, it's cheaper to pay for
>> them individually than to use a membership.
>>
>> Ellana Crew, Vice President
>> Maryland Association of Blind Students
>> Website: nfbmd.org/students
>> Facebook: facebook.com/mdabs.federation
>> Twitter: @MDABS_NFB
>>
>> The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
>> characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
>> expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
>> between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
>> blindness is not what holds you back.
>>
>>> On Jun 29, 2017, at 9:43 AM, Jessica Hodges via NABS-L
>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Audible is a paid service. You can pay by the book, or you can pay a set
>>> price for a certain number of credits a month, which allows you to redeem
>>> them for any book in audible's catalogue. If you are only looking to get
>>> one or two books from audible, you might want to buy them individually,
>>> but if you think you will be a regular user of the service, credits would
>>> be the way to go, as books get expensive. And credits can always be saved
>>> for a rainy day. Hope this is helpful!
>>>
>>> Jessica.
>>>
>>>
>>>> On 6/29/2017 8:39 AM, roanna bacchus via NABS-L wrote:
>>>> Dear Students,
>>>>
>>>> I hope all of you are doing well as you prepare to head to Orlando for
>>>> this year's convention.  I have a question for you.  I am thinking about
>>>> wanting to read audible books on my BrailleNote Apex.  Do I have to pay
>>>> for an audible membership or is it free? Have any of you used this
>>>> service to read audio books? Hope to hear from you soon.
>>>>
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