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Last Revised Friday, August 1, 2014.

The Audible Service Conditions of Use

THE AUDIBLE SERVICE

Audible, Inc. and its affiliates ("Audible") are pleased to offer a service that permits users to discover, purchase, receive and play digital spoken word audio entertainment ("Audible Content") through Audible's websites, including audible.com, and its applications for mobile devices (collectively, the "Audible Service"). If you use the Audible Service, you accept these conditions of use ("Conditions of Use"). Please read them carefully. In addition to the Conditions of Use, you will also be subject to (1) the Audible Purchase Terms & Conditions , which govern any purchase you make through the Audible Service, (2) the Audible Plan Terms, which govern your enrollment in any Audible membership plan, and (3) any other policies, guidelines, terms and agreements posted on, or otherwise made available to you through, the Audible Service (collectively, the "Terms"). If these Conditions of Use contradict such Terms, the Terms will control.

PRIVACY

Please review our Privacy Notice, which also governs your use of the Audible Service, to understand our practices.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

When you use the Audible Service, or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on or through the Audible Service. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

COPYRIGHT

All content included in or made available through the Audible Service, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and Audible Content, is the property of Audible or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content accessible through the Audible Service is the exclusive property of Audible and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.

TRADEMARKS

Audible, audible.com, AudibleListener, AudibleManager, AudibleReady, Audible Studios and other graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names included in or made available through the Audible Service are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of Audible in the U.S. and other countries. Audible's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Audible's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Audible. You may not use any Audible logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of a hyperlink without express written permission from Audible. All other trademarks not owned by Audible that appear in the Audible Service are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Audible.

PATENTS

One or more patents owned by Audible apply to the Audible Service and to the features and services accessible via the Audible Service. Portions of the Audible Service operate under license of one or more patents. Click here to see a non-exhaustive list of applicable Audible patents and applicable licensed patents.

LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS

Subject to your compliance with these Conditions of Use and your payment of any applicable fees, Audible or its content providers grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and make personal and non-commercial use of the Audible Service. Additional license terms may be found in the Terms. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the Audible Service or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Audible Service or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

All rights not expressly granted to you in these Conditions of Use or any applicable Terms are reserved and retained by Audible or its licensors, suppliers, publishers, rightsholders, or other content providers. Neither the Audible Service nor any part of it may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Audible. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Audible without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Audible's name or trademarks without the express written consent of Audible. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of audible.com so long as the link does not portray Audible, or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Audible logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

You may not misuse the Audible Service. You may use the Audible Service only as permitted by law. The licenses granted by Audible terminate if you do not comply with these Conditions of Use or any applicable Terms.

YOUR ACCOUNT

As a registered user of the Audible Service, you may receive or establish one or more passwords and accounts ("Audible Account"). If you open a new Audible Account and you have an account with Amazon.com using the same email address, your account information from your Amazon account will be used to establish your account at Audible and all forms of payment on file with your Amazon account will be linked to your Audible account. If you register a Kindle tablet device and do not already have an Audible Account, you will automatically be assigned an Audible Account using your Amazon credentials. If you use the Audible Service, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Audible Account(s) and for restricting access to your computer(s) or device(s), and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under any of your Audible Accounts. Audible does sell products for children, but it sells them to adults, who can purchase with a credit card or other permitted payment method. If you are under 18, you may use the Audible Service only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. Audible reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.

REVIEWS, COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTENT

We may permit visitors to post reviews, comments, photos, and other content; send messages and other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information. You agree that any content you contribute and any communications you send using means we provide will not be illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a message or other content. We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but we do not regularly review posted content.

If you do post content or submit any material to us, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant us a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Audible and its sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Audible for all claims resulting from content you supply. We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Audible takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

Audible respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Audible attempts to be as accurate as possible. However, Audible does not warrant that product descriptions or content available through the Audible Service is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free.

AUDIBLE SOFTWARE TERMS

In addition to these Conditions of Use, the terms found below apply to any software (including any updates or upgrades to the software and any related documentation) that we make available to you from time to time for your use in connection with the Audible Service (the "Audible Software").

OTHER BUSINESSES

We may offer content from parties other than Audible and may permit parties other than Audible to provide services or sell products through the Audible Service. We may also provide links through the Audible Service to the websites of affiliated companies and certain other businesses. We are a distributor, not a publisher, of any materials we offer from third parties and are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals, the content we obtain from them or the content of their websites. Audible does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of any third parties. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.

REMOVAL OF AUDIBLE CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS

We reserve the right to remove or disable access to any Audible Content or any other materials posted to or otherwise displayed through the Audible Service, including any Audible Content that violates or otherwise allegedly infringes on the copyright or other intellectual property, proprietary, or other rights of any person, company or other entity. We will not be liable for the removal of or disabling of access to any Audible Content or materials.

TERMINATION

Your right to use the Audible Service will automatically terminate if you violate these Conditions of Use or any other Terms. In case of such termination, we may terminate your access to the Audible Service without notice and you will not receive a full or partial refund of any fees already paid. Our failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with the Conditions of Use or any other Terms will not constitute a waiver of any of our rights.

TERMINATION OF AUDIBLE SERVICE

Our business may change over time and we reserve the right to modify the Audible Service. We also reserve the right to suspend or discontinue the Audible Service or your use of the Audible Service, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice and without liability to you. In the event that we exercise such right, you may be entitled to a full or partial refund, in our sole discretion, if you are a member of an Audible Plan (as defined in the Audible Plan Terms) or with respect to any purchase you've made.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THE AUDIBLE SERVICE, AUDIBLE CONTENT, AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) AND OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE AUDIBLE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE AUDIBLE SERVICE, AUDIBLE CONTENT, AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) AND OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE AUDIBLE SERVICE, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING IN THE TERMS AND APPLICABLE TO THE AUDIBLE SERVICE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE AUDIBLE SERVICE AND AUDIBLE CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, AUDIBLE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AUDIBLE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE AUDIBLE SERVICE, INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE AUDIBLE SERVICE OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT FROM AUDIBLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. AUDIBLE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE AUDIBLE SERVICE, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE AUDIBLE SERVICE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

DISPUTES

Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of the Audible Service will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this agreement.

There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of these Conditions of Use as a court would.

To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to our registered agent: Corporation Service Company, 300 Deschutes Way SW, Suite 304, Tumwater, WA 98051. The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules. We will reimburse those fees for claims totaling less than $10,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. Likewise, Audible will not seek attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the county where you live or at another mutually agreed location.

We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.

APPLICABLE LAW

By using the Audible Service, you agree that the Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal law, and the laws of the State of Washington, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Audible.

SITE POLICIES, MODIFICATION, AND SEVERABILITY

Please review our Terms. We reserve the right to make changes to the Audible Service, these Conditions of Use and any Terms at any time. Your continued use of the Audible Service following any changes will indicate your acceptance of such changes. If you do not agree to a change, you must immediately stop using the Audible Service. If any Terms or these Conditions of Use are deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition or term shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition or term.

OUR ADDRESS

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Newark, NJ 07102 USA
http://www.audible.com


Audible Purchase Terms and Conditions

Any user may purchase Audible Content on an "A La Carte" basis. Audible members also may purchase content using membership credits in accordance with the terms set forth in the Audible Plan Terms. By making a purchase through the Audible Service you agree to be bound by these Audible Purchase Terms and Conditions.

Purchases of Audible Content

  1. Audible Content License. When you purchase Audible Content, Audible grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download or stream such Audible Content to your computer and/or other device(s) solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You agree to not otherwise copy, reproduce, distribute or use the Audible Content other than as expressly set forth herein. You will not sell, transfer, lease, modify, distribute or publicly perform the Audible Content in any manner and you will not exploit it commercially. You agree to not modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Audible Content, or otherwise tamper with the Audible Content or create any derivative works therefrom.
  2. Pricing. With respect to all A La Carte purchases, except where noted otherwise, any list price displayed represents the full retail price listed on the Audible Content itself, as determined by Audible, or as suggested by the manufacturer or supplier, or estimated in accordance with standard industry practice; or the estimated retail value for a comparably featured item offered elsewhere. Prices are subject to change at any time in Audible's sole discretion. Audible cannot confirm the price of an item until you order. Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items in our catalog may be mispriced. If an item's correct price is higher than our stated price, we may at our discretion cancel your order.
  3. Delivery of Audible Content. All Audible Content you purchased will be delivered to your Audible Account.
  4. Risk of Loss. Once we have made Audible Content available to you, you will bear the risk of loss for completing any download of Audible Content after purchase and for any loss of Audible Content you have downloaded, including any loss due to a file corruption or a device or hard drive crash. Purchased Audible Content will generally continue to be available in your Audible Account but may become unavailable due to possible content provider licensing restrictions or other reasons, and Audible will not be liable to you if Audible Content becomes unavailable for further download. You will not receive a full or partial refund of any fees already paid in such situations. Accordingly, we encourage you to download Audible Content promptly after purchase and to make a back-up copy. If you are unable to complete a download after having reviewed our online help resources, please contact Audible customer service.
  5. Payments.You must have a valid payment instrument, such as a credit card or other permitted payment method, on file in your Audible Account in order to use the Audible Service. If you are using your Amazon account to access the Audible Service, your default payment instrument will be the default payment instrument you use for purchases from amazon.com. If you want to designate a different payment instrument, you must change your authorized payment instrument information online at the "My Account" section of the Audible Service.
  6. Subscriptions. Any user may purchase subscriptions to recurring content such as newspapers and magazines on a monthly basis or other recurring basis depending on the recurrence of the content ("Subscriptions"). Only credit cards are eligible for payment of Subscriptions. Do not sign up for a Subscription with a debit card. Also known as a "check" or "ATM" card, a debit card typically has the word “debit” printed on the face of the card. If you purchase a Subscription, you will be charged the full price of the Subscription at the beginning of the Subscription term. If your default payment instrument is declined for any reason, Audible may charge any credit card on file with your Amazon account. Subscriptions may be purchased on an A La Carte basis or by members with credits. With respect to any Subscriptions purchased on an A La Carte basis, if you cancel your Subscription before the initial term has expired, you may be entitled to a refund depending upon whether there is a shorter Subscription available for the relevant Audible Content. You will be obligated to pay based upon the Subscription term length closest to the number of months your Subscription was active. For example, if you signed up for a 12 month Subscription and wish to cancel after 5 months, then: (A) if a 6 month Subscription term is available, you would be charged for a 6 month Subscription and refunded the difference between the 12 month and 6 month Subscriptions, or (B) if only a 12 month term is available, you would be charged for the 12 month Subscription.

Pre-orders

Audible sometimes allows customers to pre-order items with a future release date. If you pre-order an item using membership credits, gift cards or promotional codes, they will be consumed upon submission of the pre-order. If you pre-order an item using a credit card, it will not be charged until the item is released and available for you to download. If for whatever reason the item is not released, the order will be cancelled, the membership credits or the consumed value of gift cards and promotional codes will be returned to your account and the credit card will not be charged, as applicable.

Pre-order Price Guarantee

Audible's price for not-yet-released items sometimes changes between the time the item is listed for sale and the time it is released and available for download. Whenever you pre-order an item, the price we will charge when we make it available to you for download will be the lowest of (a) the price at the time you placed the order and (b) the price at the time and date the item is released.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The Pre-order Price Guarantee applies to not-yet-released items available for pre-order. All pre-orders appearing on your "My Pre-orders" page will benefit from the Pre-order Price Guarantee.
  2. The Pre-order Price Guarantee does not apply to other items that have already been released and are available for purchase and download.
  3. If the price of an item you have pre-ordered is higher on the release date, Audible will fulfill the order as originally placed so you will be charged the lower order-date price.
  4. If the price of an item you have pre-ordered is lower on the release date, Audible will fulfill the order as originally placed and immediately thereafter automatically refund your credit card for the difference between the price you were charged and the lower release-date price.

Audible Plan Terms

Audible offers various membership plans ("Audible Plans") for using and paying for the Audible Service. Audible Plans are subject to the terms below and those disclosed through the Audible Service. Membership in an Audible Plan is nontransferable.

  1. AudibleListener Membership Plans. AudibleListener Membership Plans are automatically renewable on a monthly or yearly basis, depending on the plan, until terminated by you or us in accordance with these Audible Plan Terms. Audible will charge your default payment instrument the applicable membership fee on your renewal date. If your default payment method is declined for any reason, Audible may charge any payment instrument on file with your Amazon account.
    1. Gold and Platinum Membership Plans. The Gold and Platinum Membership Plans are generally the same, however, the number of Credits that Platinum Members receive is greater. The Gold and Platinum Plans are subject to the following terms:
      1. Annual or Monthly. Each of these membership plans is available either on a monthly or annual basis. Audible will charge the applicable monthly or yearly fee for such membership plan on the member's monthly or yearly renewal date, depending on which plan the member selects. Annual members will receive the entire year's credits at the start of their membership and upon any renewal. Monthly members will receive the applicable amount of credits each month.
      2. Rollover. Gold and Platinum Members are allowed to rollover a certain number of unused Credits ("AudibleListener Rollover").
        1. Monthly Memberships. The number of permissible AudibleListener Rollover Credits will be specified at the time the member starts their plan. If in any given month a monthly member has more than the permitted number of AudibleListener Rollover Credits, the additional unused credits will automatically expire.
        2. Annual Memberships. Gold annual members may rollover up to 6 unused Credits to the next year of membership and Platinum annual members may rollover up to 12 unused Credits to the next year of membership.
      3. Discounted A La Carte Content. Members with an active Gold or Platinum Membership Plan may purchase content on an A La Carte basis below the non-membership regular price.
      4. Subscriptions. All members receive one complimentary Subscription to Audible Content to be determined by Audible.
    2. AudibleListener Light Plan. The AudibleListener Light Plan is available only on an annual basis and only to Gold and Platinum Members who want to downgrade their plan type. AudibleListener Light Plan members do not receive membership credits but a Gold or Platinum Member converting to the AudibleListener Light Plan may have AudibleListener Rollover Credits that they can rollover when they downgrade. Audible will charge members who downgrade to the AudibleListener Light Plan the yearly plan fee each year on the yearly renewal date.
    3. Basic Membership Plan. The Basic Membership Plan is available only to existing Basic Members. The Basic Membership is no longer available to new or Gold and Platinum AudibleListener Members. Any changes to the Basic Membership Plan will be communicated to existing Basic Members by Audible.
  2. Committed Membership Plans. Certain members may receive a gift for joining (such as a discount on the purchase of a device) in exchange for their commitment to remain a member for the period of time specified at the time of enrollment. Members who sign up to a committed membership plan and receive the gift benefit will not be able to cancel the plan prior to the expiration of the initial term of the plan.
  3. Trial Offers. Audible may, in its sole discretion, make available free or paid trial offers for a monthly or annual Gold or Platinum Membership Plan, the terms of which will be more fully explained on the Audible Service (a "Trial Offer"). You must have a valid payment instrument, such as a credit card or other permitted payment method, on file in your Audible Account in order to initiate a Trial Offer. Audible may request a temporary authorization from the financial institution issuing your credit card or other payment instrument in order to confirm the validity of the credit card or other payment instrument to verify your eligibility to participate in any Trial Offer. Any Credits issued in connection with a Trial Offer or Audible Content purchased with such Credits are issued and provided subject to such verification and may be revoked by Audible in the event that such verification fails. Upon expiration of the trial, you will automatically be joined into the related Gold or Platinum Membership Plan and Audible will charge your default payment instrument the relevant monthly fee or annual fee, as applicable. If your default payment method is declined for any reason, Audible may charge any credit card on file with your Amazon account. YOU MUST CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PRIOR TO THE END OF THE TRIAL OFFER TO AVOID CHARGES. Trial Offers are limited to one per household.
  4. Credits. Audible Plan members receive credits that may be used to purchase Audible Content on the Audible Service ("Credits"). Credits may only be used to purchase Audible Content. If you purchase Audible Content in excess of the number of available Credits under your Audible Plan, your default payment instrument will be billed the discounted price for the applicable Audible Content available to Audible Plan members. Credits include Membership Credits, Rollover Credits, and Complimentary Credits, as described below. Credits are nontransferable. Credits that do not rollover, expire in accordance with their terms.
    1. Membership Credits. Membership credits are Credits that Gold and Platinum Members receive on a monthly or annual basis.
    2. AudibleListener Rollover Credits. All Gold and Platinum Members are permitted a certain number of AudibleListener Rollover Credits, as described above.
    3. Complimentary Credits. Complimentary Credits are Credits that Audible gives Audible Plan members and non-members through goodwill, member anniversaries, no-risk listen opportunities, or in other situations, in each case, as determined by Audible in its sole discretion. Complimentary Credits are credited to a member's Audible Account. Complimentary Credits expire in accordance with their terms. You must have an Audible Account in order to receive Complimentary Credits.
  5. Audible Plan Prices. Prices of Audible Plans are subject to change at any time. Prices of committed membership plans are not subject to change during the initial commitment period.
  6. Upgrading or Downgrading a Plan. You may upgrade your Audible Plan on the Audible Service. You may also, subject to any minimum term commitment that may apply, downgrade your Audible Plan online or by contacting Audible customer service. Such Audible Account changes will be effective as of the date of your request and your membership will become subject to the new plan you selected. Audible Plans may be upgraded or downgraded as follows:
    1. Gold and Platinum Membership Plans.
      1. Upgrades. Gold Members can upgrade to a Platinum Membership Plan. Any available Credits, including any AudibleListener Rollover Credits, that a Gold Member has accumulated will be transferred to the new upgraded plan in accordance with the rules for the new membership plan. Upon any upgrade, Audible will charge your default payment instrument the pro-rated additional fee for the Platinum Membership Plan. If your default payment instrument is declined for any reason, Audible may charge any credit card on file with your Amazon account. Platinum Members cannot upgrade to another Audible Plan.
      2. Downgrades. Gold and Platinum Members can downgrade to the AudibleListener Light Plan and Platinum Members can downgrade to a Gold Membership Plan or AudibleListener Light Plan. Any available Credits, including any AudibleListener Rollover Credits, will be transferred to the new downgraded membership plan, in accordance with the rules for such new membership plan. Any complimentary Subscription that you receive as part your Gold or Platinum Membership Plan will expire upon any downgrade to the AudibleListener Light Plan.
    2. Committed Membership Plans. If you joined a Committed Membership Plan, you may only upgrade or downgrade to another Audible Plan once the term for your current Committed Membership Plan expires. After the expiration of the Commitment Period, members will automatically become a regular Gold Member or Platinum Member, depending on the plan they chose, and may upgrade or downgrade their plan, as set forth in these Audible Plan Terms.
    3. AudibleListener Light Plan. Gold and Platinum Members who have downgraded to the AudibleListener Light Plan can upgrade again to either a Gold Membership Plan or a Platinum Membership Plan at any time. Any available Credits will be transferred to the new membership plan and may become AudibleListener Rollover Credits, subject to the rules for the new membership plan. AudibleListener Light Plan Members cannot downgrade to another Audible Plan.
  7. Cancellation of Audible Plans. Except for members belonging to committed membership plans, you may cancel your Audible Plan online or by contacting Audible customer service. Upon cancellation of any membership, all available Credits, other than Gift Credits or Complimentary Credits, will expire, and all complimentary Subscriptions will expire. Members will not receive a full or partial refund of any monthly or annual fee already paid.
  8. Audible's 'Great Listen Guarantee' is an exclusive benefit available to AudibleListener plan members in good standing. A member in good standing who is not fully satisfied with his or her Audible audiobook may exchange that specific title for a different title within 365 days of the original date of purchase. Titles purchased with credits may be refunded with credits. Titles purchased with money will be refunded with money. Titles purchased using a combination of money and a coupon or promotional code will be refunded with money and a new coupon or promotional code. Audible reserves the right in its sole discretion to limit the number of exchanges and refunds allowed by each member, including, but not limited to, in cases where Audible suspects abuse of the spirit of the program. Audible may change these terms and conditions or may cancel the program with respect to any or all participants at any time. Void where prohibited.

Notice And Procedure For Making Claims Of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Audible's copyright agent the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Audible that your copyrighted material has been infringed.

  1. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon
  2. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Audible Service;
  3. Your address, telephone number and e-mail address;
  4. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  5. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and
  6. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.

Audible's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Audible Service can be reached as follows:

Copyright Agent
Audible, Inc. Legal Department
One Washington Park
Newark, NJ 07102 USA
phone: (973) 820-0686
e-mail: copyright@audible.com

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Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love
 
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Audie Award Nominee, History, 2013

Season of the Witch is the first book to fully capture the dark magic of San Francisco in this breathtaking period, when the city radically changed itself - and then revolutionized the world. The cool gray city of love was the epicenter of the 1960s cultural revolution. But by the early 1970s, San Francisco's ecstatic experiment came crashing down from its starry heights. The city was rocked by savage murder sprees, mysterious terror campaigns, political assassinations, street riots, and finally a terrifying sexual epidemic. No other city endured so many calamities in such a short time span.

David Talbot takes us deep into the riveting story of his city's ascent, decline, and heroic recovery. He draws intimate portraits of San Francisco's legendary demons and saviors: Charles Manson, Patty Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Bill Graham, Herb Caen, the Cockettes, Harvey Milk, Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple, Joe Montana and the Super Bowl 49ers. He reveals how the city emerged from the trials of this period with a new brand of "San Francisco values", including gay marriage, medical marijuana, immigration sanctuary, universal health care, recycling, renewable energy, consumer safety, and a living wage mandate. Considered radical when they were first introduced, these ideas have become the bedrock of decent society in many parts of the country, and exemplify the ways that the city now inspires us toward a live-and-let-live tolerance, a shared sense of humanity, and an openness to change.

As a new generation of activists and dreamers seeks its own path to a more enlightened future, Season of the Witch - with its epic tale of the wild and bloody birth of San Francisco values - offers both inspiration and cautionary wisdom.

©2012 David Talbot; (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are going to San Francisco... May 13, 2012
Format:Hardcover
A fascinating book about San Francisco's wild history from the Sixties, through the tempestuous Seventies, into the early Eighties when the City comes together, after much trauma, to cope with the AIDS epidemic. It offers a major re-assessment of Mayor Dianne Feinstein's success in leading San Francisco out of the nightmare of the Jonestown massacre and the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. And Talbot also credits the 49ers football team of Joe Montana and Bill Walsh with helping San Francisco recover from the culture wars and violence of the '70s. This is a deeply reported book, not just a nostalgia trip. Even if you lived through these decades in San Francisco, you will discover things you never knew. And it's written in a very lively, passionate style. Talbot clearly cares about his City.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Must Read-if you can stand it September 13, 2012
By Susan
Format:Hardcover
I was born in San Francisco in 1959, and moved away in 1985. I witnessed much, if not all, of what is recorded in this fine book. I read anxiously page after page, until I found I could not finish the book. Why? Because it seemed to stir up something in me, something akin to post-traumatic stress syndrome. It was not easy growing up in the Bay Area, during this era.
I come from turn of the last century Italian immigrants; my mother and aunts worked downtown, in the 1940's, dressed as finely as possible on a working girl's salary: gloves, hat, matching handbag, freshly polished shoes. We had a neighbor who worked at I Magnin, and dressed SO elegantly for her job as sales clerk. Yet, the Beats and Hippies were a fascinating sight, despite their grubbiness; a sharp contrast to the fading elegance of SF. And all the rootless people, who come to California, and San Francisco specifically, simply because they fit in nowhere else. I LOVE San Francisco, and proudly boast that I am a native daughter. However, when it came time to raise a family, the increasing cost of living forced us to move farther north, and while initially homesick, I came to appreciate what living in a "normal" place feels like. A sense of relief swept over me when I realized my children would not ride the roller coaster of emotions one had when living or working or growing up in San Francisco, during the era described in this book: Awe, wonder, beauty, terror, fear, confusion, disgust, respect, anger, love, appreciation, neglect.
We helped change the country, or at least sheltered those that had no place else to go. Changes that needed happen to society, but at a very high price, for many. I will finish this book sometime. Mr. Talbot obviously did his homework, and it is sure to become a classic work on my (former) Fair City by the Bay.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars San Francisco's civil war June 2, 2012
Format:Hardcover
The book is a ride through the most troubling period in SF history. It is fascinating, disturbing, and enlightining . The characters that shaped the city are heros and villans. The plots of the Dirty Harry/Streets of San Francisco movies from the 70's are very real to what was happening. The culture that started with mellow hippies created drug crazed demons. The chilling zebra killings (local blacks murdering whites for sport). The civil war that removed the "old in's and installed the "new out's" was a megolithic cultural change that altered the soul of the city forever (for better or worse). Unbelievable violence and pollitical corruption raged from the left (New World Liberation, SLA, Peoples Temple). Jonestown, Dan White's assasinations of Moscone and Milk within a week of eachother were almost to sureal for the citizens to believe. You will be holding your breath throughout most of the book, but will exhale when a divided city comes together for the first 49ner superbowl victory(amazing what sports can do). I was there for it all and can tell you the author got it right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you love San Francisco, read this book... May 26, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
David Talbot has written a love letter - a lyrical one - to a city he knows well and and has researched thoroughly. Highlighting scenes from the entire past century, he paints a picture of What We Were and How We Got Here, creating unforgettable portraits of many important people, and some who hid behind the scenes. He's written a great book - one that showcases the dangers, delights, and unpredictability of one of America's great cities.
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64 of 77 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Flawed but Entertaining History of My City January 15, 2013
Format:Hardcover
The book is well written, informative, and entertaining. But it is a strange exercise to read, written by someone with a great deal of information and skill but oddly lacking in a native grounding here. The result is a story told with great facility, but flawed in its biased and incomplete perspective and rather frequent lapses in accuracy.

As a native San Francisco Irish-American Catholic of several generations who came of age here in the era he describes, I find that the book takes a lot of liberties and leaves some unfortunate residues. He feels pretty free to slam Irish Catholic San Francisco, a community great in number with roots in the community that precede the Gold Rush. He even uses an ethnic slur: "Mick" in one passage - certainly you would not feel emboldened to present this kind of bias against any other religious or ethnic group in a mainstream non-fiction book release. (It seems that open ethnic and religious bias is quite OK in progressive circles if you are on the 'right' side of the struggle.)

This odd anti-Catholic, sort of love-hate vis the Irish, bias pervades the book. I think that the author found that he could easily portray old school working class San Francisco in a manner of stereotyping by simply calling the old establishment 'the Irish Catholics' (who certainly had power but never 'owned' the City) without having to do a whole lot of challenging research. He can't bring himself to say something nice about beautiful Sts. Peter & Paul's in North Beach without pairing it with a nasty criticism. This beloved church is one among dozens in the City that nurtured and educated hundreds of happy, well-adjusted people for whom the parish was the vital center of the community.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing events!
Brought back lots of memories from that period of time. Amazing events!
Published 1 day ago by Toni vetek
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the finest historic chronicles I've ever read
Quite simply, one of the finest historic chronicles I've ever read. Talbot brings this period in San Francisco's celebrated and sometimes infamous history to shooting star status. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Berniewentboom
5.0 out of 5 stars Reads look a good novel.
Fascinating look at political, social and cultural history of San Francisco. Reads look a good novel.
Published 6 days ago by Rona A Yohalem
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Interesting read about an amazing city
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3.0 out of 5 stars Prejudices Sink Book
David Talbot disappoints with his free-form prejudices that infect his story telling. If you are Irish, Catholic, or a policeman (or all 3! Read more
Published 11 days ago by Remy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
This was a very enlightening book for me. I grew up in San Francisco through this same time period. Subsequently, I became a San Francisco police officer. Read more
Published 18 days ago by L. Murphy
4.0 out of 5 stars Great perspective on San Francisco as we love it!
A great historical review of SF in difficult times. It highlights the political challenges that were necessary for change in a real time of need and why many pushed back against... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Jeffrey T. Gross
5.0 out of 5 stars What a lot of concentrated history from the foggy City
I loved this book. I lived in SF during a large portion of the books time frame, but only knew the details from the perifery. Read more
Published 27 days ago by anomaly7
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Ultimately disappointing. Didn't seem balanced. Facile. Where was the primary research?
Published 1 month ago by Diana L Hull
5.0 out of 5 stars Great history do San Francisco for anyone who loves the city
Well written, gripping tale of the city you can't help but love. I lived there for 3 years and moved back home. This book made me want to move back for the next chapter in history
Published 1 month ago by Kevin Packer
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