I recently decided to try out audiobooks, and after looking into a few different places to go to stream audiobooks I went with Scribd. Known as the Netflix for books, which it really is. Not only do you get audiobooks there is sheet music, ebooks and comic books. For $8.99 you get unlimited downloads and access to thousands of books.
What I Like About Scribd
- The amount of books that are available in audio format and in ebook format. I have actually finished the first two Game of Thrones audiobooks recently, which by the way are the most expensive audiobooks I have seen for download so I was excited to see that it was available with this streaming service.
- When I am in the mood for light reading I can go through the catalog for comics to help me through a slump or to just give me something new to read.
- It’s a great way to introduce me to new books or genres that I would probably never would have thought I would like or I would never discover.
- Did I mention unlimited downloads? Once a month you can get one audiobook, but the rest of what Scribd offers you is unlimited.
- Granted you don’t get to keep the books you finish, but it is still a great service. You also get to keep books as long as you want, there is no time period.
What I don’t Like About Scribd
- Even though there is a wide variety of reads, there are a lot of books not available for audio or ebook or even comic. I am sure that is due to the publishers and what not. It is sometimes a little disappointing.
- You only get one credit a month for audiobooks. Sometimes I finish an audiobook before the end of the month and I want another one, but I have to wait for the next time my payment goes through to a get new one. I can wait and everything, but sometimes it is a little annoying, because for another credit you have to pay an additional $8.99
Overall I am impressed by Scribd and enjoy it, nothing makes a commute to work better than listening to a good book or when yo don’t have a book with you, you can just pull out your phone and read an ebook. Like I ever leave the house without a book ha ha. I haven’t tried Amazon’s subscription service, so I cannot compare the two. With Scribd you get a 14 day trial to play around to see if you like it or not, which is nice.