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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