Welcome to our reviews of the Best Audiobook Websites of 2017. Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each audiobook website, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.
|Editor's Top 10 Buying Guide|
At No1Reviews.com, we always strive to make sure that our reviews are the most useful and comprehensive you will find anywhere online. This buying guide is intended to provide general information and guidance that can be used to supplement our in-depth expert reviews and provide a general introduction to the services on offer at sites within this category.
What are online Audiobook Websites?
Audiobooks have been popular for a long time, although for a good while it was only those who struggled to read regular books who used them. These days, more and more people are discovering the joy of having a book read to them and this is where online audiobook websites come into play. While online bookstores have existed for years, many of which specialised solely in audiobooks, the growth of downloadable media has meant that many services have sprung up to take advantage of this technology within the context of audiobooks. Services in this category range from rental subscription services and streaming services, to download services and regular stores, although all are perfect if you love audiobooks or would like to give them a try!
What Key Features Should be Considered?
Although our in-depth reviews give our readers the real low-down on the pros and cons of the most-visited sites in this market, the following list of features helps focus them on what to look out for when checking out our expert reviews. This is especially important as the sites we feature here vary considerably, each offering users different services in different ways. What follows ensures you know exactly what to look out for, so that you get the most out of our expert reviews each and every time.
What About Free Trials & Pricing?
While this general guide is not intended to provide guidance on the exact cost of particular services, it is worth noting some of the differences in pricing structure within this category. The cost of audiobooks through the services included in this category is almost always considerably cheaper than buying the same products within retail stores, so users almost always get a good deal regardless of which site they choose. Some subscription sites are more expensive than others however (particularly those sites specializing in rentals, where there is considerable fluctuation), so it’s definitely worth checking out the details of pricing and subscription in our expert reviews in order to compare sites accurately.
The Bottom Line
While sites differ considerably, both in terms of what’s on offer and how much they charge, ultimately customers need to decide how much they are willing to pay and find the best offering within that price bracket. The free trials on offer at many sites, as well as the discounts offered for new customers, may sway our readers into choosing a particular site, but fundamentally, it’s all about choosing the best deal for the long term. If you’re only interesting in buying individual audiobooks however, and not subscribing to any service, by all means join more than one site and take advantage of the discounts and promotions on offer throughout the year.