Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 7, 2018

Audiobooks on Google Play

“Read more.” Every year it’s one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. But with all the time spent battling traffic, working out, or picking up groceries, there often doesn’t seem to be a minute to simply sit down with a book.

Now you can listen to audiobooks without a subscription on Google Play and get a 50% discount off the current store price of one audiobook on Google Play. Open to participants who have never purchased an audiobook on Google Play. Offer ends February 26, 2018. Discount applied at checkout. Redeem by March 1, 2018. Limit 1 per user. Valid in United States only. 

With audiobooks on Google Play, rolling out today in 45 countries and nine languages, you can turn your time stuck in traffic, on the treadmill, or waiting in line into reading time. Find your next great read at an affordable price, and enjoy it across Android, iOS and the web with Google Play Books, as well as on devices that include the Google Assistant, like Google Home and many others. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Listen without a subscription. On Google Play, you can buy a single audiobook at an affordable price, with no commitments. You can also get a free preview of the book to make sure you’re hooked by the story and enjoy listening to the narrator’s voice. And share your favorite audiobook with everyone in the family through Family Library for no additional fee—even if they’re using a different device.
  • Enjoy your audiobook with your Google Assistant. Just say “Ok Google, read my book” to listen to your favorite audiobook hands free with the Google Assistant on your phone or speaker, like Google Home. Try “Ok Google, who is the author?” if you need a refresher, or “Ok Google, stop playing in 20 minutes” to set a timer for bedtime reading. For now, the Google Assistant integration with audiobooks is available on Android phones and smart speakers globally in English. It will be coming soon to the Assistant on Android Auto in the U.S.

If you like audio books, you might as well get 50% off. Their prices look pretty good, too.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. When I was commuting, I called myself an audiot. 🤣 I feel like I lose something in listening vs holding and reading, but… it’s better than nothing.

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    • I feel the same way, but I discovered how wonderful it is to read and listen on the Kindle. Of course, adds to the cost of reading a book and you always have to sample the audio. I didn’t and voice of the reader was so bad, I spent the whole book laughing and it wasn’t supposed to be funny.

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