Aussies can get Audible and Kindle Unlimited free for three months

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Amazon Prime Day isn’t too far away and, in the lead up to the big sale, the e-commerce giant is offering Australian Prime members a chance to experience some of its other services for free.

If you are an existing Prime member but have never tried Audible or Kindle Unlimited before, you can sign up for either one or both services between July 1 and July 31 and you can enjoy a three-month long free trial period for each service.

Now, presumably this means that those who haven't trialled Amazon Prime before can sign up for a free 30-day trial (making use of it during Amazon Prime Day while you're at it), and then sign up for both the Audible and Kindle Unlimited offers as well.

So many stories…

Audible and Kindle Unlimited are for booklovers. If you love to read, then Kindle Unlimited will give you access to over a million ebooks. If any of those ebooks have an audio version available on Audible, you’ll even be able to listen to the narration if you don’t have the time to read. To use Kindle Unlimited, you will need the Kindle app on your handheld device or get yourself an Amazon Kindle e-reader.

For booklovers who are constantly on the move, Audible is a great option. It’s the largest library of audiobooks and members can choose one audiobook each month regardless of price. Purchasing additional audiobooks won’t cost more than $14.95 each, and you can swap them out any time.

If you aren’t a Prime member already, now is the perfect time for you to sign up and take advantage of not just the three-month free trial of Audible and Kindle Unlimited, but also save a packet on a variety of goods during this year’s Prime Day.

To sign up for any of the services, just click on the green button.

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime | 30-day free trial, then $6.99/m

There are lots of perks of being a Prime member. Not only to you get to enjoy Prime Day each year, you also get fast and free delivery, no matter how much you spend, and free access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Twitch and much more. And it will only cost you $7 a month after a 30-day free trial.


Audible | 3 months free trial, then $16.45/m

Listen to your favourite stories via the Audible app or via the Amazon Kindle Oasis if you have one. With narrations from great performers, the books you love with come alive. Normally there’s a 30-day free trial period, but for Prime members who sign up between July 1 and July 31, Amazon Australia has extended the free trial to three months.

Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited | 3 months free, then $13.99/m

For avid readers there’s nothing better than Kindle Unlimited. Read to your heart’s content without having to burn a hole in your pocket each time you buy a new book. You’ll even get access to Audible narrations of the books you purchase, all for just $14 a month. And for the month of July only, existing Prime members who sign up for the service for the first time will get a three-month long free trial instead of the usual 30 days.

Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing camera kits or the latest in e-paper tablets, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She's also the Australian Managing Editor of Digital Camera World and, if that wasn't enough, she contributes to T3 and Tom's Guide, while also working on two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under.