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Initial post: Jul 10, 2008 12:51:09 PM PDT
D. Custer says:
Are there any audible books that you can get on the Kindle and read along at the same time? So, both sound and just turn the page when you need.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2008 1:03:21 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 10, 2008 1:03:38 PM PDT
iamnohs says:
In a word; no.

Here's a crappy workaround. You can drop any audiobooks that are mp3 files into the music folder and run them as background "music" while reading the same book, but they will play randomly and will start over from the beginning each time.

This was the biggest disappointment for me when my Kindle arrived.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 3:32:09 PM PDT
sharon says:
On the Kindle 3, can I read the text on the kindle and listen to audible books at the time?

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 3:35:26 PM PDT
Bubba says:
You can turn the text to speech (TTS) function on; the text will be read out loud and the pages will automatically change. The k2 and K3 have TTS.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 3:35:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 23, 2010 3:36:26 PM PDT
On real audiobooks read by a performer, I don't think so, but no one will know until Friday or after unless one of the reviews in the media has tried that out. Look for outside reviews.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 3:39:10 PM PDT
sharon says:
I am an subscriber and I love to listen to books from the library and follow the text. Do you think the Kindle 3 will allow both the audible download and text together?

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 3:39:37 PM PDT
sharon says:
I am an subscriber and I love to listen to books from the library and follow the text. Do you think the Kindle 3 will allow both the audible download and text together?

Posted on Apr 7, 2011 10:04:19 PM PDT
D. Shelton says:
I have a K2 and can push "arrow up" button and the "sYM" button and TTS turns on automatically. I got a K3 and they moved the buttons around and I don't see that quick option. I only see the option of going to the Aa and choosing the function. Does anyone know of the K# having a short cut with key commands like in the K2.

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 11:32:25 AM PDT
Can someone tell me the benefits of being an member? I am doing the trial but I don't see how I would be saving so much money being a member. Thanks.

Posted on Apr 9, 2011 11:32:21 AM PDT
You pay less per book on the membership, usually - but the biggest savings is when they have their $4.95/audibook sales throughout the year, as only monthly subscribers can get the sales price (those who only buy an audiobook now and then and have "memberships" get excluded).

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Posted on Jul 30, 2013 9:50:43 AM PDT
how much do you pay each month for

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 9:58:00 AM PDT
Christine - This thread is so old that it's totally irrelevant to the way things are now. I don't know anything about (if there even is such a website).

You can find out about Whispersync for Voice and Immersion Reading here -

Those features use companion Audible books. Audible has several membership levels. However, you don't need to "belong" to Audible to get their books. I have about 200 of them and have never joined.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 9:58:23 AM PDT
T. Cannon says:
I think you mean :-) There are several membership levels that sell you various numbers of credits each month that can then be used to purchase audio books; but you can have an audible account without having a membership. Best bet is to go to and see what they have to offer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 10:06:34 AM PDT
KaJoLa says:

They have different plans. For example, one book a month for $14.95, or two books a month for $22.95.

But you don't have to subscribe to a paid plan to be a member of Audible. You can sign in with your Amazon account. Many of their free books are available to everyone. Also, once you buy the kindle book on Amazon, you can often get the audible version at a reduced price. For me, this has worked out well since I can get enough books to keep me busy in this manner.

There are special prices and sales that are only available to the paid members, so if you think you will be making a large amount of purchases from them, a paid membership would probably be the way to go.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 12:23:48 PM PDT
Sue says:
I have been a member for about a year and have received many great deals for that membership.

You can quit your membership at any time without a penalty and rejoin again when you want to.

I love my membership because I have purchased a lot of audio books and love to listen to them. They are like the Kindle books you buy on Amazon--they are yours until you delete them.
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