Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 users get free Audible audiobook

In March, Microsoft announced a deal for Windows 8 owners to get some free ebooks and free e-magazine issues from Barnes and Noble's Nook app. Today, the company announced a similar free content offer and this one extends to Windows Phone 8 users as well.

The Windows Experience blog has revealed that people who download the Windows 8 or the Windows Phone 8 version of Amazon's Audible app will be able to download and listen to a free audiobook from a list of three books. The offer does not require a credit card or a subscription to Audible's service.

The list of three audiobooks to choose from include a reading of the classic novel The Great Gatsby by actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Of course, a new movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is due in theaters on May 10th so listening to the audiobook might prepare some of you who might be wanting to see the new film. The regular version of the audiobook is priced at $14.95.

The other two audiobooks in the list are The Power Trip, the latest novel from Jackie Collins that's usually priced at $27.99 and American Sniper, an autobiography of US Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle that's normally priced at $23.61.  The offer is for new Audible US users only and will end on May 13th.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Audible

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TCLN Ryster said,
People making a pointless comment ending in 3.. 2.. 1.. in minus 3.. 2.. 1..

It is not pointless. I have seen contests, giveaways, perks, and discounts that are available in other countries that are not available in the US. And when it happens, you don't see a bunch of US people complaining about not being eligible; usually we don't even hear about it. But something is available to US people only, and the complaining is right around the corner.

SoylentG said,

It is not pointless. I have seen contests, giveaways, perks, and discounts that are available in other countries that are not available in the US. And when it happens, you don't see a bunch of US people complaining about not being eligible; usually we don't even hear about it. But something is available to US people only, and the complaining is right around the corner.

Oh come on. When it comes to Tech, the amount of stories that end with 'US Only' far outnumbers what you're reporting to have seen.

Walrush said,

Oh come on. When it comes to Tech, the amount of stories that end with 'US Only' far outnumbers what you're reporting to have seen.

Sure, but most of the times you are reading about these deals with a source that caters to US residents. I am not going to go to a French language web site and expect to read about special deals for people in China. The referenced blog is an English language blog, written by people in the US. If you want deals for France, China, etc. you are probably going to read the blog for that country.

SoylentG said,

Sure, but most of the times you are reading about these deals with a source that caters to US residents. I am not going to go to a French language web site and expect to read about special deals for people in China. The referenced blog is an English language blog, written by people in the US. If you want deals for France, China, etc. you are probably going to read the blog for that country.

You're right. It is kind of silly when people do that. I didn't think of it like that. It's usually from Canada, Australia, and UK I hear that from