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Sonos speakers now offer direct playback of Audible audiobooks

Between your Snapchat pout and your quest for inbox zero, finding the time to read through a lengthy novel can be difficult. Audiobook subscription service Audible has been helping people listen along to digitized tomes for years now, but today it's got a special treat for Sonos speaker owners.

The connected Hi-Fi gear will now let you play Audible audiobooks directly through the speakers.

Simply add the service to the Sonos app (or cast from the Audible app itself) and you'll be able to jump straight into the book of your choice.

Alexa on the way

The app lets you jump between chapters and fast forward and rewind 30 seconds, but those using the Alexa-enabled Sonos One speaker will soon be able to talk to the device in order to get their tales told.

With all your data stored in the cloud, bookmarks are automatically carried over to the Sonos speakers, meaning you can carry on directly where you left off when jumping from another Audible-enabled device.

Audible costs a monthly subscription fee of £7.99 / $14.95. Sign up through the Sonos app as opposed to the Audible app itself or through its owner Amazon, and you get two free book tokens, as well as a copy of Miles: The Autobiography of Miles Davis.

Gerald Lynch

Gerald is the Executive Editor for TechRadar, taking care of the site's home cinema, gaming, smart home, entertainment and audio output. He loves his gaming, but don't expect him to play with you unless your console is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. Based out of TechRadar Towers, London, Gerald was previously Editor of Gizmodo UK. He dreams of the day when he can pop on a VR headset and meet Lawnmower Man-era Pierce Brosnan. Sadly, Pierce doesn't share the dream.