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,, and 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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