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Does Kindle Unlimited have audiobooks?

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With the Kindle Unlimited subscription, users get access to over 4 million eBooks and thousands of audiobooks, comics, and magazines.

If you want to explore the world of audiobooks through your Kindle Unlimited subscription, this article delves into all there is to know. However, audiobooks might not be available with Kindle Unlimited for all local Amazon marketplaces.

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How to get audiobooks with Kindle Unlimited?

Kindle Unlimited is available in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and India. Audiobooks are available in the US and the UK with the Kindle Unlimited subscription.

You can find whether audiobooks are available in your region by exploring the Frequently Asked Question on your local Amazon website or the Kindle app. For instance, audiobooks and magazines are not included in India’s Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Screenshot of the Frequently Asked Questions page on the website under the Kindle Unlimited tab.

If your region does have audiobooks, here is how you can access them:

You can browse through the Kindle Store from your Kindle app or the Amazon app or website to look for Kindle books with narration or Audible audiobooks available with the Kindle Unlimited membership:

Step 1: Open the Amazon website or app and log in to your account.

Step 2: Next to the search bar at the top, tap the drop-down arrow, select Kindle Store and click on the search icon.

Step 3: On the open page, check the box on the left side next to Kindle Unlimited.

Step 4: Look for the Books with audible narration option and check the box against that. Note that you will not find this option if audiobooks are unavailable with Kindle Unlimited in your region.

For Amazon in India, you will only see the Read for Free option. Audiobooks need to be additionally purchased.

Step 5: In the books that appear, download the ones that have a headphone icon next to Kindle Unlimited and have the Read and Listen for Free button.

You might find some free eBooks, but the audiobooks can be purchased at a discounted rate.

You can listen to your downloaded audiobooks through the Kindle app or log in to the Audible app.

How to listen to Kindle Unlimited eBooks?

  • Step 1: Navigate to the Library in your Kindle app, locate the title and click on it to download.
  • Step 2: Once the download is complete, tap the book to open it.
  • Step 3: Tap toward the page’s centre to view the pop-up menu.
  • Step 4: Tap the download icon at the bottom to download the Audible Narration.
  • Step 5: To adjust the speed or other settings, tap the Audible Narration in the bottom left corner again. Access and adjust settings from the menu at the top in the open tab.

If you are in India, you can download the Audible narration, log into Audible with your Amazon credentials or opt for the free trial for its subscription. You will then need to download the Audible app to access and listen to the audiobook.

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Vanashree Chowdhury

Vanashree Chowdhury

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