Does anyone know a flatrate like model to consume audiobooks? Audible seems quite expensive (yes, if I was sure the money would go to the authors I'd be happy to pay their fees, but as of now this reviewer is not convinced). bookbeat has a large collection of popular stuff, but sadly I'm a scifi/fantasy/dystopian geek and it lacks in that respect..... Any suggestions? Flatrate model is prefered, but optional.

@rhalina Audible. BookBeat. Storytel.

That‘s pretty much it.

@rhalina in the "cool tools" podcast, Cory @doctorow recommended - haven't tried it myself, but probably worth a look

@skyr @doctorow That's actually a really cool service. Sadly the subscription is only availble for U.S/CA based customers.

@rhalina What about Spotify?

Apart from the original app you can use Spooks as wrapper.

The original app has to be on the device as well.

@ddeimeke I'm android based, but thanks for the hint. I'll have a look at the spotify option (I didn't consider that at all until now :) )

@ddeimeke I'll have to check what content in my genres is availble there. I'd love to have something that has a little bit more sustainable/fair pricing model than spotify.

@rhalina You will find a lot of titles which are on Audible as well.

Unfortunately, do not know about any service that delivers DRM-free material.

I did not recently check it, but Amazon used to have mp3-files.

@ddeimeke Ok :) thanks for the input - I think until something more fair/sustainable will come up I might jump on that. was suggested so me, but their subscription sevice is for U.S./CS based customers only :( otherwise that'd have been my choice

@rhalina @ddeimeke (in German) there is also Thalia. They provide mp3 files (which I think are watermarked). The subscription is priced the same as audible, but the catalogue is smaller.
Also their ebooks are epubs which are only watermarked.

Sign in to participate in the conversation – a Fediverse instance for & by the Chaos community