Audible offers free book to Windows 8, Windows Phone users

Audible, a leading choice in the audio book market and a company that was purchased by Amazon back in 2008, is now working with Microsoft to drum up new business for both entities with offers to both the PC and mobile platform. The Amazon subsidiary has long offered free book deals in a number of forms, including the many podcasts sponsored with its advertising.

Today Microsoft announces that customers of both Windows 8 and Windows Phone can grab a free audio book with no subscription or credit card required. "Audible has apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone that let you download and listen to books on the go. With over 135,000 titles from classics to New York Times bestsellers, you can enjoy endless hours of entertainment" says Microsoft's Kristina Libby.

Of course, there is a catch -- there always is. In this case it is not a huge one, but important none-the-less. The fact is, you only have three books to choose from.

  • The Power Trip by Jackie Collins.
  • American Sniper by Chris Kyle or the classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • The Great Gatsby, narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal.

The offer is also only good for a limited time, and while promotional supplies last, though I am unsure how digital supplies run out. I suppose Microsoft has struck a deal to cover the cost of a certain number of books. However, if you are interested in any of the titles, then this is the time to act.

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