Don’t Have Time Learn Something New? Listen to Audiobooks on Your Drive to Work

Don’t Have Time Learn Something New? Listen to Audiobooks on Your Drive to Work

Time is something we always want more of but let’s face it we are all busy.  You tell yourself that you want to learn a new language or start a business but you say there just isn’t enough hours in the day.  The problem isn’t time; it’s time management.  How minutes or even hours do you spend commuting to work?  During that commute what are you doing?  What are you listening to?  If you said music then there is problem number one.  Why not listen to a podcast or audiobook?

Podcasts are generally my go to because it’s always interesting listening to other like-minded individuals that are trying to do the same thing as me. Best of all you can typically listen for free.  My favorite podcast app has been Podcast Addict.  If books are more your cup of tea, then I suggest listening to audiobooks for those long drives.  Audiobooks aren’t generally free; however, here are a few tips to get them at a discounted (sometimes even free) price.



Audible by Amazon – Free Two Week Trial

Amazon offers a two week free trial to their Audible service.  Pro Tip when signing up for the free trial is to find books that are shorter in length.  This will allow you to get through more books during your free trial.  If you decide to keep the service after the two weeks, here are a couple of perks you will receive:

  • 1 credit a month, good for any audiobook regardless of price.
  • Your own library to build. Keep your audiobooks forever, even if you cancel.
  • Exclusive member savings. Get 30% off any additional audiobooks.
  • Easy exchanges. Don’t love the book? Swap it for free anytime. Seriously.


Google Play

For a limited time, Google is actually giving away $5 or $10 off the purchase of an audiobook.  Pro Tip, find a genre you are interested in and sort it from lowest to highest.  As long as your purchase is over $10 (or $5 depending on the code they give you), you can get an audiobook for cheap.  In order to get the discount, follow the link and look for the banner on the site.