Audiobooks are a great invention. Not only can you multitask thanks to the hands-free nature, they’re a great way to stay entertained. And thanks to services like Audible, you can enjoy new entertainment frequently.
Of course, everyone hits a lull every now and then. Maybe your favorite authors are still working on their next book. Maybe you just finished a series and don’t know what to read next. Maybe you’re just tired of the dramatic voice acting of an audiobook.
When you have Audible credits but aren’t sure what to use them on, consider this alternative. You can use Audible credits on lectures! So, instead of listening to a novel, you can take advantage of Audible as a learning tool. This is an easy way to stay entertained while learning something interesting. And, like we said above, the beautiful thing about audio is that you can listen while doing something else, like driving, folding laundry, or mowing the lawn.
The Teaching Company, which is responsible for the creation of 700 different courses, has made many of their lectures available through Audible. The Teaching Company’s “The Great Courses” are available through Audible, and contain tons of college-level audio courses on just about any topic you can imagine. (Plus, there are even some Audible exclusives in there!)
Whether you’re interested in science, math, religion, philosophy, art, entertainment, or something else, Audible probably has the lecture to interest you. Some of the lectures are free, so they don’t even require members to use credits.
Don’t have an Audible subscription? Amazon offers a 30-day free trial of Audible Premium Plus, during which you can receive up to two audiobooks totally free. And unlike a library, you get to keep the books (or lectures) once you’re done listening.
If you do decide to try Audible, you’ll receive 1 credit, or 2 credits if you’re already an Amazon Prime member. You’ll also get access to thousands of audiobooks, podcasts, and more.