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Member Name: Clurbur85
Advantages: It's easy to use, there is a wide range of audio books availible.
Disadvantages: It's expensive.
I heard about this website through moneysavingexpert.co.uk where I read about an offer that enabled you to download two audio books as part of a free trial. It was really easy to sign up, you need to input your card details, but if you just want to complete the free trial then you won't be charged.
I was a bit worried that this website would be difficult to use, because I had just bought a new MP3 player that I wasn't used to and I thought that I might find it difficult to put an audio book onto it. However it was really easy to download the correct software and then put the books onto the MP3 player. Don't be put off if you don't have an I-Pod because you will be able to put the books onto virtually any mp3 player.
I was quite impressed by the range of audio books available - there are 30,000 in total. I was also reassured by the fact that audible is an Amazon company as this is a brand I know and I'm familiar with.
I was quite surprised by the cost of individual books - I downloaded the latest Dan Brown book - The Lost Symbol, for free, but there is no way that I'd pay the usual price tag - £16.99.
I would definitely use this service again, as a one off, but I won't be becoming a permanent member and I won't be downloading audio books often because I think they are too expensive.
I am giving the website three out of five dooyoo stars because it is easy to use and it is part of Amazon, however improvements do need to be made to the site - the prices need to be dropped and it would be good if they ran a weekly offer.
Summary: It's ok.