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As an example, the standard price on Audible for the Tattooist of Auschwitz audio book is £34.99 (I realise that subscribers can get one book per month at a reduced price). Using my method the cost is only £6.81

For many books, once you have bought the Kindle book you can often add the audio book at a heavily discounted price, which can be far cheaper than just buying the audio book, and so even if you don’t have a kindle can be worth buying. If you haven’t bought it yet you can usually tick a box to add the audio book at the same time.

Going back to my example, the kindle book is currently £3.32 and when you buy it (or after) you can get the Audio book from Amazon for £3.49. You can then listen to this via Audible as it’s all the same Group of companies.

Another example from the current bestseller list is The Beekeepers Promise, which is £16.09 on Audible. The Kindle book is £1 and you can then add the Audible audio book for £3.49, a total cost of just £4.49.

This doesn’t work with every title but works with most and you can usually tick to add the audio book at the time you purchase so you don’t have to buy the book and then hope the audio book is cheap later.

I realise that many people will know this already but I thought if you didn’t have a kindle but did listen to Audiobooks you might not know this trick.

Hope this helps somebody!
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I know this is a money saving site and all, but isn’t refunding an audiobook after listening sorta trashy? That’s not just immoral, it’s straight up theft anyway seems like a clever tip from OP, audiobooks are great!
Amazon pays almost no tax in the UK despite multi billion dollar profits. When asked how come they pay no tax their reply is "we pay exactly as much tax as the system says we need to". Which is true, they know every trick, loophole, dodge and means of gaming the system in their favour. I'm never going to feel guilty about doing exactly the same thing back to them, if their system says I'm allowed to do something then I'm going to do it without a second thought as to the morality of doing so. Not that I'm going to get greedy and mess up my account, it's worth too much to me. But that's probably their thinking too.
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Someone posted a loop trick to get Audible for £3.99 per month
loopylloyd06/02/2019 20:33

Someone posted a loop trick to get Audible for £3.99 per month


Yep I do this if i want an extra token I cancel and resubscribe, so the most I pay for a token is £3.99.

All I do when I want a second credit it the month is cancel my membership and log out I go to this link —
audible.co.uk/lp/…d26

I click it (making sure I was logged out first or it won’t work) and follow through for 3 months at £3.99 a month. I then leave it to run but if a month in I want a second credit I repeat the above... sometimes when I go to cancel ( choosing audible is to expensive as my reason) they offer me a free credit. I can use the above link as many times as I want for as many credits as I want. I’m not one for returning books I enjoy as that feels wrong but I have no issue with doing the above and paying no more then £3.99 for any audiobook I want. Ebay tokens are cheaper but finding them now is an issue.
Edited by: "debdrfc" 7th Feb
I get that some people use the loop trick but this is no trick and you can use it multiple times in a month whereas the subscription covers just one book a month. If you want to download 3-4 books before a trip for example this would save a load s RRP
Nice little workaround. Heated.
Nice, thanks for sharing
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Maccabix06/02/2019 20:48

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Exactly this. Buy. Listen. Refund. Repeat.
I mean, you’re unlikely to want to listen to the same audiobook again soon.
I used the return trick several times. But just finishing the three body problem trilogy and its so good that don't feel like returning.
loopylloyd06/02/2019 20:33

Someone posted a loop trick to get Audible for £3.99 per month


Any info on this?
I know this is a money saving site and all, but isn’t refunding an audiobook after listening sorta trashy? That’s not just immoral, it’s straight up theft anyway seems like a clever tip from OP, audiobooks are great!
TheChinski06/02/2019 21:37

I know this is a money saving site and all, but isn’t refunding an a …I know this is a money saving site and all, but isn’t refunding an audiobook after listening sorta trashy? That’s not just immoral, it’s straight up theft anyway seems like a clever tip from OP, audiobooks are great!


Fully agree. I refunded the Game of Thrones audiobook after about an hour of listening because I just couldn’t get on with the narrator but I wouldn’t do it after I had listened to a full book and surely doing this repeatedly will raise red flags at Amazon?!
YC78906/02/2019 21:02

Exactly this. Buy. Listen. Refund. Repeat.I mean, you’re unlikely to want t …Exactly this. Buy. Listen. Refund. Repeat.I mean, you’re unlikely to want to listen to the same audiobook again soon.


Then you can whine on here when they ban your account for abusing the system.
Amazon pays almost no tax in the UK despite multi billion dollar profits. When asked how come they pay no tax their reply is "we pay exactly as much tax as the system says we need to". Which is true, they know every trick, loophole, dodge and means of gaming the system in their favour. I'm never going to feel guilty about doing exactly the same thing back to them, if their system says I'm allowed to do something then I'm going to do it without a second thought as to the morality of doing so. Not that I'm going to get greedy and mess up my account, it's worth too much to me. But that's probably their thinking too.
j2hot06/02/2019 21:48

Fully agree. I refunded the Game of Thrones audiobook after about an hour …Fully agree. I refunded the Game of Thrones audiobook after about an hour of listening because I just couldn’t get on with the narrator but I wouldn’t do it after I had listened to a full book and surely doing this repeatedly will raise red flags at Amazon?!


You would think they would not allow you to refund a audio book when it’s been listened in its entirety!

Bit like asking for a refund on a meal you have just finished saying it’s bad!

oh and in reply, I hear your response to my initial comment. Makes sense, fair comment.
nigelnorris06/02/2019 22:08

Amazon pays almost no tax in the UK despite multi billion dollar profits. …Amazon pays almost no tax in the UK despite multi billion dollar profits. When asked how come they pay no tax their reply is "we pay exactly as much tax as the system says we need to". Which is true, they know every trick, loophole, dodge and means of gaming the system in their favour. I'm never going to feel guilty about doing exactly the same thing back to them, if their system says I'm allowed to do something then I'm going to do it without a second thought as to the morality of doing so. Not that I'm going to get greedy and mess up my account, it's worth too much to me. But that's probably their thinking too.


Amazon raises huge amounts of VAT and as a major employer pays loads of NI and their employees pay huge amounts of income tax. The value to the UK economy of these taxes in general is far in excess of corporation tax, which raises comparatively little. Ultimately the UK government doesn’t push these giants too hard because they know overall these companies make a huge contribution either directly or indirectly to the exchequer.

I do agree they should pay more tax but it’s not as simple as it first seems and the government need to do more to combat tax avoidance in all its forms.

In terms of whether their behaviour justifies looking for loopholes in their own policies, I wouldn’t do it personally but to each their own.
Amazon is one of the most valuable companies in the world, they dont have 'loopholes' they know exactly what they and you are doing.
Thanks for this OP. I am now listening to an audiobook on the old echo dot using this method.
It's still way cheaper to just have an Audible subscription and return every other audiobook.
I've done it for years.
Very good find. Have some.heat OP
herrbz06/02/2019 21:42

Seems like pretty scummy behaviour tbh


Scummy to use a feature that audible provide to every customer ? If you bother to read audibles ToC instead of insulting people on here you would probably know they offer a 365 no quibble refund on audiobooks . They also contact you if you return books often to ask why .

Tell you what when audible stop charging upto 20 quid for an audio book and their parents company pays it's correct tax bill in the UK , then let's come back to this scummy comment shall we ?
j2hot1 h, 2 m ago

Amazon raises huge amounts of VAT and as a major employer pays loads of NI …Amazon raises huge amounts of VAT and as a major employer pays loads of NI and their employees pay huge amounts of income tax. The value to the UK economy of these taxes in general is far in excess of corporation tax, which raises comparatively little. Ultimately the UK government doesn’t push these giants too hard because they know overall these companies make a huge contribution either directly or indirectly to the exchequer.I do agree they should pay more tax but it’s not as simple as it first seems and the government need to do more to combat tax avoidance in all its forms.In terms of whether their behaviour justifies looking for loopholes in their own policies, I wouldn’t do it personally but to each their own.


Without Amazon a lot of their sales would be fulfilled by other stores with exact same Vat, so they don't really generate much extra Vat.
Forgive me out of context question... which kindle is best... read lot of bad reviews for latest oasis version... so which kindle is worth buying... please advise.
Not bad but my method means I can get as many books as I like for 3.99 per month.
What you do is return books that you have finished and then use credit on another then just repeat this over and over again and hey Presto. Also you get to keep the book you return 👌
kurtcobainmedico3 h, 57 m ago

I used the return trick several times. But just finishing the three body …I used the return trick several times. But just finishing the three body problem trilogy and its so good that don't feel like returning.


Even when you return you keep the book. Well I do any way I have a huge library from buying and returning Thank you Jeff bezos
LOL the amount of people on this site that dont flush away wee because it saves them 0.1p is amazing! I'd hate to have to share a cramped train carridge with them
Edited by: "tfish" 7th Feb
Rkp07/02/2019 00:16

Forgive me out of context question... which kindle is best... read lot of …Forgive me out of context question... which kindle is best... read lot of bad reviews for latest oasis version... so which kindle is worth buying... please advise.


The screen on the Kindle Paperwhite makes it perfect for reading (*tonnes* better than the cheaper models), and you only need to charge it every couple of months if you use it for up to an hour a day.

Personally, I don't see the point in spending the extra on the Oasis when there don't appear to be any issues with the Paperwhite.
Edited by: "Donna80" 7th Feb
PressPlay06/02/2019 21:53

Then you can whine on here when they ban your account for abusing the …Then you can whine on here when they ban your account for abusing the system.


... or not.
I’m not the sort of person who goes on here to whine.
I have a few accounts on rotation, so I doubt a ban would inconvenience me much.
As for abusing the system, if their own rules allow me to refund, “for any reason whatsoever” and don’t flag this as unreasonable behaviour after repeatedly doing so, then I guess they don’t see it as a big problem yet.
If they tighten up their refund policy, I’ll accept that the free ride is over and that it was good while it lasted.
And no, I don’t feel guilty for depriving Amazon of a few quid.
j2hot06/02/2019 22:30

Amazon raises huge amounts of VAT and as a major employer pays loads of NI …Amazon raises huge amounts of VAT and as a major employer pays loads of NI and their employees pay huge amounts of income tax. The value to the UK economy of these taxes in general is far in excess of corporation tax, which raises comparatively little. Ultimately the UK government doesn’t push these giants too hard because they know overall these companies make a huge contribution either directly or indirectly to the exchequer.I do agree they should pay more tax but it’s not as simple as it first seems and the government need to do more to combat tax avoidance in all its forms.In terms of whether their behaviour justifies looking for loopholes in their own policies, I wouldn’t do it personally but to each their own.


This is a misunderstanding of the tax system. The tax you describe is effectively paid by our economy, if the economy is doing well vat receipts go up as consumer spending increases. Likewise, amazon does not create jobs in retail, it shifts jobs from one place to another and is so efficient that it will absolutely contribute to a net reduction in jobs in the UK.
Well I never knew any of this. Have been paying my subs and getting my 1 token a month for years. Also note if you max out at 6 tokens they still take your money each month but give you no token - I have always seen this little trick as stealing my money. It's payback time Amazon.
Edited by: "PwSr7sPpcL" 7th Feb
Shame it only works with kindle books. I’ve bought hundreds of paperback books off Amazon.
So I have to buy a kindle (£50?) then do this buy book and audio book separately...

How is this better than subscribing in general?

It's kind of like all costco deals are good; if you have the premium card with cashback at 2%. :/
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 7th Feb
Maccabix7 h, 40 m ago

Scummy to use a feature that audible provide to every customer ? If you …Scummy to use a feature that audible provide to every customer ? If you bother to read audibles ToC instead of insulting people on here you would probably know they offer a 365 no quibble refund on audiobooks . They also contact you if you return books often to ask why . Tell you what when audible stop charging upto 20 quid for an audio book and their parents company pays it's correct tax bill in the UK , then let's come back to this scummy comment shall we ?


I didn't know you could return the audiobooks until Audible emailed me asking if I wanted to swap it.
Inquisitor14 m ago

So I have to buy a kindle (£50?) then do this buy book and audio book …So I have to buy a kindle (£50?) then do this buy book and audio book separately...How is this better than subscribing in general? It's kind of like all costco deals are good; if you have the premium card with cashback at 2%.


You don’t need a kindle. You never need to touch the Kindle book and if you did actually want to read it download the kindle app for phone or tablet. You can just buy the kindle book with audio and then go straight to audible to listen.
The prices for audio books are outrageously expensive and just a rip off anyway.
robertrychel10 h, 29 m ago

Use the Amazon matchmaker to find out which of your books have an audible …Use the Amazon matchmaker to find out which of your books have an audible version, and how much they are; https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/audible/matchmaker?ie=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0


Thanks for that. I noticed Pour Me: A Life by A. A Gill is only £2.99 for the audio book which I thought was a good price once you have the Kindle edition
Rkp07/02/2019 00:16

Forgive me out of context question... which kindle is best... read lot of …Forgive me out of context question... which kindle is best... read lot of bad reviews for latest oasis version... so which kindle is worth buying... please advise.


I have the original Paperwhite and am very happy with it. I was also looking at the Oasis a while ago as I liked that it’s waterproof (I read in the bath )

Now the new Paperwhite has come out which is also waterproof and you can listen to Audible books and connect Bluetooth headphones I see no purpose in buying the Oasis. The new Paperwhite is now only £99.99 and Amazon are offering a payment plan of just £20 a month for five months - well worth it
robertrychel10 h, 32 m ago

Use the Amazon matchmaker to find out which of your books have an audible …Use the Amazon matchmaker to find out which of your books have an audible version, and how much they are; https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/audible/matchmaker?ie=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0


Why thank you, you’ve just cost me a bunch of money!

Very useful link
robertrychel06/02/2019 20:52

Use the Amazon matchmaker to find out which of your books have an audible …Use the Amazon matchmaker to find out which of your books have an audible version, and how much they are; https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/audible/matchmaker?ie=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0


Not that many titles then or am I missing something?
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