Audible Windows 8 app launches with free Life of Pi

Microsoft seems to be trying to push out more Windows 8 apps on the Windows Store ahead of the holidays, when Microsoft will publish apps more slowly. Today, there's word that the official Windows 8 app for the Audible audio book store has launched on the Windows Store.

The app itself lets users browse through over 100,000 audio books, from classic literature to the latest best sellers. It also allows users to bookmark their favorite passages, along with annotation support. This particular app will support Audible.com, Audible.co.uk, and Audible.de accounts.

While the app is free to download, Audible, which is owned by Amazon, actually operates on a monthly subscription fee, where you get credits toward purchasing new audio books.

The Windows 8 Audible app also has a special offer. If you download and install the app and sign up for a free trial, you will also get a free version of the Life of Pi audio book. This is an adaptation of the 2001 novel by Yann Martel. You may be more familiar with the movie version that was released in theaters earlier this fall.

In related news, Amazon has released an update to its Windows 8 shopping app. The release notes claim that it offers  "significant performance improvements" for Microsoft's Surface tablets. The update has also removed the app's private network access feature.

Source: Windows Store | Image via Audible

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13 Comments

Is it [Audible] garbage like the WP app?

On the other hand I know Amazon app in the W8 store is a half-baked PoS; I like Amazon.

MsftGaurav said,
The movie "Life of Pi" is worth watching, especially in 3D.

Agreed, if there's one movie that I liked 3D on it was Life of Pi. It really added depth while he was out in the ocean.

The Audible app is terrible - there are basically no options. All you get is a refresh button. It doesn't even support multiple users. What is this 1995?

tsupersonic said,
The Audible app is terrible - there are basically no options. All you get is a refresh button. It doesn't even support multiple users. What is this 1995?

I haven't had a chance to try the App; however, 'multiple users'? You do realize that the way Windows is designed, you should have separate accounts for each user of the computer/device.

Even the most casual family use of a tablet or PC should have individual accounts for each person in the family, thus giving them full access and retention of their own personalization, settings, logins, passwords, etc.

Even a Windows RT Tablet/Surface is not an iPad and multiple users and other 'full OS' functionality of Windows should be taken advantage of and used.

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