2 for 1 on The Great Courses audiobooks on Audible for members only
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2 for 1 on The Great Courses audiobooks on Audible for members only

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Found 23rd Jul 2017
The Great Courses audiobooks are the only reason I keep paying my monthly subscription to Audible. They're almost £30 each bought outright either from Audible or from the official website. You get a series of in-depth, up to date lectures that will last you weeks on particular subjects in history, science, literature, philosophy and other areas. Even better at 2for1, until 30/07.
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Added heat because audible 2 for 1 is a great deal, but personally I have tried a couple of these and they didn't work for me. It was probably that the topics I chose didn't lend themselves to audio only format.
Edited by: "orbiiino" 23rd Jul 2017
orbiiino

Added heat because audible 2 for 1 is a great deal, but personally I have … Added heat because audible 2 for 1 is a great deal, but personally I have tried a couple of these and they didn't work for me. It was probably that the topics I chose didn't lend themselves to audio only format.



I can see that being true. I've been very careful what I choose to listen to. The great thing about Audible is that you can return books you don't like and get your credit back, so you're safe trying new things (although that probably won't work on 2for1).
orbiiino

Added heat because audible 2 for 1 is a great deal, but personally I have … Added heat because audible 2 for 1 is a great deal, but personally I have tried a couple of these and they didn't work for me. It was probably that the topics I chose didn't lend themselves to audio only format.



I've listened to about a dozen of these. I was dissatisfied with a couple but enjoyed the rest. It's always worth reading reviews on goodreads or the Great Courses website to ensure you know what you're getting. Heat from me.
Pokey25 m ago

I can see that being true. I've been very careful what I choose to listen …I can see that being true. I've been very careful what I choose to listen to. The great thing about Audible is that you can return books you don't like and get your credit back, so you're safe trying new things (although that probably won't work on 2for1).

I have returned items in the 2 for 1 sale in the past, no issues. Audible customer support is literally awesome
How do you get the offer - mine just says buy for 1 credit or the price, no mention of the offer?
teresaedgley15 m ago

How do you get the offer - mine just says buy for 1 credit or the price, …How do you get the offer - mine just says buy for 1 credit or the price, no mention of the offer?


Are you a current Audible member? The deal link should take you to the sale page, where you select the two books you want for the one credit, rather than going to the page of an individual book to order. There is an ad banner at the top of the Audible site which will take you there too.
teresaedgley

How do you get the offer - mine just says buy for 1 credit or the price, … How do you get the offer - mine just says buy for 1 credit or the price, no mention of the offer?



It doesn't show on the mobile website. You need to access the full site. You must also have at least one credit to view it.
Not St Andrews, Carnoustie, Royal Birkdale, Augusta, Wentworth etc then?
Are these read by English speakers or American?
jeffersonairplane19 m ago

Are these read by English speakers or American?

You can listen to a sample of each before purchasing to ensure you like the narrator's voice / style.
I find the narrator (lecturer) makes a huge difference (perhaps obviously). What makes a good delivery is subjective. There are some very popular Audible narrators that I simply struggle to listen to.
What is this garbage? Science, biochemistry? Give me a course on how to have 5 kids with various baby mamas so I can get a house from the government and lots of dosh to go on holidays. THAT is career.
thebopple15 h, 8 m ago

It doesn't show on the mobile website. You need to access the full site. …It doesn't show on the mobile website. You need to access the full site. You must also have at least one credit to view it.


Thank you. I fulfil all the necessary criteria but was looking on my phone. I'll have a look on the laptop. I love this sort of thing on Audible.
Looks like you need to join/subscribe to audible to get these and that costs dosh
hughwp24th Jul

Looks like you need to join/subscribe to audible to get these and that …Looks like you need to join/subscribe to audible to get these and that costs dosh


Well yes, I guess even authors / lecturers need to pay bills. Most of these courses contain twelve hours or more of content, which for three quid, I think is fantastic value. At a time when a shouty disc jockey, come failed Top Gear presenter gets £2.2 million a year from the state broadcaster for spouting inane drivel under their remit of 'inform, educate and entertain', it really does add up to a bit of a bargain!
Edited by: "omneity1" 25th Jul 2017
omneity1

Well yes, I guess even authors / lecturers need to pay bills. Most of … Well yes, I guess even authors / lecturers need to pay bills. Most of these courses contain twelve hours or more of content, which for three quid, I think is fantastic value. At a time when a shouty disc jockey, come failed Top Gear presenter gets £2.2 million a year from the state broadcaster for spouting inane drivel under their remit of 'inform, educate and entertain', it really does add up to a bit of a bargain!



I don'tmind paying for the courses but I wouldn't use the subscription so paying 5 quid or whatever a month is pouring money down the drain
hughwp

I don'tmind paying for the courses but I wouldn't use the subscription so … I don'tmind paying for the courses but I wouldn't use the subscription so paying 5 quid or whatever a month is pouring money down the drain



That makes no sense. You pay £7.99 per month for one credit per month and right now can get two Great Courses audiobooks worth between roughly £45 - £60. Then you cancel. I haven't cancelled yet because there are always books that I find I want, including massive collections that you'd pay over £60 for, but which cost me £7.99, the price of one credit.

You use the subscription to pay for the audiobooks at a massively reduced rate. You're not tied in to anything so how is this money down the drain?
Pokey

That makes no sense. You pay £7.99 per month for one credit per month and … That makes no sense. You pay £7.99 per month for one credit per month and right now can get two Great Courses audiobooks worth between roughly £45 - £60. Then you cancel. I haven't cancelled yet because there are always books that I find I want, including massive collections that you'd pay over £60 for, but which cost me £7.99, the price of one credit. You use the subscription to pay for the audiobooks at a massively reduced rate. You're not tied in to anything so how is this money down the drain?


Do you get to keep the books after you cancel?
hughwp2 m ago

Do you get to keep the books after you cancel?


Yes, yours to keep.
hughwp11 h, 20 m ago

I don'tmind paying for the courses but I wouldn't use the subscription so …I don'tmind paying for the courses but I wouldn't use the subscription so paying 5 quid or whatever a month is pouring money down the drain


Some people pay many times that for TV subscriptions every month that contains way less useful or informative content than a book ever can. I guess it's horse-for-courses.
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