But, wait, let me backtrack this story and give you the bigger picture.
My Audible Addiction began because there are certain books on Amazon that don't have freakin' Kindle editions. I don't know where this practice came from. I always thought that the big publishers would release Kindle copies of books they publish. There seems to be a growing trend, or maybe I just noticed it now, that there are books to be released or have been released that don't have Kindle copies. Maybe they're delaying the Kindle release? I just don't want to try and figure this out.
Well, anyway, there's this book I really wanted and I noticed that it comes free when you try the 30-Day membership trial at Audible. Since I already had the Audible app on my phone, I decided to take the plunge.
With my 30-Day trial set up, I redeemed the book I wanted pulse one more that I kept seeing around and thought interesting. Once I've downloaded the books, I thought to myself: I don't want to continue the free trial because after that they will begin charging me $14 a month to continue the membership. This is why the next day I canceled the free trial.
Then, something weird happened. As I listened to one of my free audio books and liked the experience, I began scanning the library at Audible and realized there are lots of books I've been wanting to read that might actually sound enjoyable to listen to. So I began adding them to my wishlist. As I did this, I noticed that the prices of the audio books were far higher without the membership than with. Plus, if you have credits, they are free.
I weighed my options and in one impulsive click, I suddenly purchased a one-year membership. After my debit card lost a fair chunk of change, I rubbed my face and stared at my twelve credits thinking: now I've done it. And. Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God!
Now, when I see books on Amazon that I want to buy, I check first if they have an Audible edition. There are times during my day when I have to wait for something and that's when I pull out my phone and start listening to my current Audible selection.
Let this post be a lesson to y'all, kiddies. Be careful what you get into. And. Any Audible books you'd like to recommend?
I got an email from Audible letting me know if I spend 4 of my credits today they'd give me back $10. Of course you know what happened after that. Now I have a coupon I can spend at Audible for another book! Oi with the poodles already.