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Audible Is 53 Percent Off Right Now: 3 Reasons Audiobooks Can Save Your Summer

Audiobooks used to be hella expensive. But not anymore!

The best way to read most books is to just have a physical book. It’s good for you, and for most wonderful novels, reading from the page (versus) a screen is probably better for both your body and your brain. People who tell you not to read are wrong. Reading calms you down, it’s good.

But. When you’re a busy parent, sometimes reading certain kinds of books isn’t always an option. What about on road trips? Or while running on that treadmill you have stashed away in the garage? For better or for worse, a lot of us have one object on our person at all times — our phones. When we were much younger, this would not have helped us catch up on a random book, but now it can. Remember when audiobooks used to be really expensive? Remember when there would be like 17 CDs for one novel and it would cost you $50 bucks?

That’s over. Audiobooks are super-cheap for the month of June, when Audible Premium Plus is 53 percent off. If you already have an Amazon Prime membership, this means a super-duper Audible account is only $6.95 for the next four months. Basically, you can have a super-cheap Audible account for the rest of the summer. (To be clear, you have to logged in to your Amazon Prime account for this to work.)

Here are three reasons why listening to audiobooks could make your summer a billion times better.

Grab McConaughey's inspiring memoir from Audible right here.

3. You don’t have time to read those celebrity memoirs, but you can listen to them!

Obama. Matthew McConaughey. Seth Rogan. All of these guys have new memoirs out in the past six months. But, do you really need the hardcover? Why not have these cool dudes read to you! Some celebrity memoirs are actually awesome, but let’s face it, the reason we did these books is often because of the personality attached to the writing. So, it makes slightly more sense to get into those books by hearing that person read!

Check out more on why we love Obama’s The Promised Land and McConaughey’s Greenlights.)

The new Sesame Street Podcast: Foley and Friends

2. Summer Road trips

There’s a good chance you’re taking at least one road trip with the kids this summer. And nobody wants all those little faces glued to screens all the time. Instead, why not bust out some audiobooks for kids? Or, even better, some new kid-friendly podcasts? There’s a brand-new podcast-only muppet called Foley, and she’s got her own podcast. (Imagine a muppet recording a podcast. I wonder if you can?)

The first Dune novel on audio.

1. Because You Gotta Catch Up on Those Dune Books Somehow

The epic (and awesome-looking) new Dune movie comes out on October 1, finally. But are you ready? You realize there are six books in the original Dune series, right? The original Dune books by Frank Herbert are super-long, and the first three are really great reads. But, because they’re so long, maybe check out the audiobook? Yours truly recently ran on the old treadmill listening to Dune: Messiah. I’m not saying I lost the amount of weight I wanted to lose, but I did feel better than a sandworm high on spice.

You can sign-up for a free trial of Audible Premium Plus right here. (Again, you must already be a Prime customer and be logged into your Prime account.)

From June 1st–30th, Audible Premium Plus will be available to customers at 53 percent off – only $6.95 a month for the first four months. Here’s how to get the deal. 

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