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How to Download & Convert Audible Books, Podcasts and Originals

Aubile is the largest audiobook producer and provider in the United States. We can purchase and stream various forms of spoken word content such as audiobooks, podcasts, Audible Originals, guided wellness, sleep tracks, meditation programs and more within the Audible app.

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Inconveniences of Audible

Though the selections of audiobooks, podcasts and Audible Originals are plentiful in the Audible catalog, there are still some inconveniences when we are streaming, listening to, and downloading Audible titles:

  1. Currently, on Windows 10 or earlier, you can only listen to Audible books and other audio entertainment at with Audible Cloud Player in your browser.
  2. As of May 2021, the Audible Cloud Player no longer worked on Microsoft Internet Explorer. Currently, this Cloud Player is only compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Edge.
  3. As of July 31, 2022, the Audible app for Windows 10 has been deprecated and can no longer be used to access Audible or listen to titles in your Library. Currently, the Audible app for Windows is only available on Windows 11.
  4. The Audible app for iOS is unavailable in the App Store in some countries or regions.
  5. The Audible supported MP3 players are limited to 6 models: SanDisk ClipJam MSC, Bones Milestone 312, Victor Reader Stream MSC 2, SanDisk Clip Sport Plus, SanDisk Clip Sport Go, Bones Milestone 212. That’s to say, you cannot listen to Audible books on other MP3 player devices.
  6. If you need to transfer Audible titles to the above supported MP3 players, you need to install the AudibleSync app, however, this app is only available on Windows 10 and 11.
  7. The Audible app only works on iPhone 6s or higher, and iPad mini 4 or higher.
  8. You’ll lose access to Audible tittles you’ve selected from the Audible Plus Catalog without using credits at the end of your final billing period, if you cancel the subscription.
  9. Old Kindle models like Kindle Keyboard and Kindle Touch are not supported by Audible
  10. If a title was removed from Audible Plus Catalog, it won’t be included in your membership any more. You may have to purchase that title with cash or credit if you’d like to own it. If you cannot find any purchase options, Audible no longer carries the title, you lose the title completely.
  11. Some Audible books may be unavailable in your country or region.
  12. The downloaded Audible audiobooks and podcasts cannot be played back with players or devices other than Audible-ready devices.
  13. The downloaded Audible audiobooks are in “Enhanced” format with the .aax file extension, which is DRM encrypted. The previous “Format 4” format with the .aa file extension has been phased out as of June 2020. It also includes unauthorized-playback prevention by means of an Audible username and password.

To avoid the above inconveniences, downloading and converting Audible books to MP3 shall be one of the best choices. Once the Audible audiobooks are downloaded as MP3 audios, you can truly enjoy the listens anytime, anywhere and on any device.

How to Download and Convert Audible Books, Podcasts and Originals With MusicFab

To download Audible books to MP3 audio formats, you need the Audible downloader MusicFab Audible Converter.

MusicFab Audible Converter is a professional Audible downloader as well as Audible converter that enables you to losslessly download multiple Audile audiobooks, podcasts and Audible originals concurrently, and convert to MP3, FLAC, M4A, WAV or OPUS in seconds, while keeping the chapter names, cover art, track names, juicy ID3 tags and other meta information, no matter where you are and which subscription plan you choose. In addition to Audible, MusicFab can also download music, podcasts, audiobooks, playlists and albums from Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, TIDAL, LINE MUSIC, YouTube Music, dhits, SoundCloud and Deezer, and convert to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV, OPUS, ALAC, or Atmos for offline playback anytime, anywhere and on any device.

Follow the instructions below to download and convert Audible to MP3, then you can listen to Audible offline:

  1. Free Download, install and launch the Audible downloader MusicFab Audible Converter on your Window PC or Mac computer.
  2. Home tab of MusicFab  Audible Converter

  3. Click on the Audible logo under VIP Services of the Home tab.
  4. In the automatically-opened browser tab, sign into your Audible account with your credentials.
  5. Find the audiobooks, podcasts or Aubile original that you’d like to download and convert to MP3, and click on the title.
  6. MusicFab Audible Converter starts analyzing the URL

  7. MusicFab Audible Converter automatically starts analyzing the audiobook URL. Soon, you’ll be prompted with a dialog box to set the output format and quality.
  8. Set the output format and quality of Audible books

  9. Click on Download Now to start the download right away or Add to Queue to add the download task to the download queue.
  10. Start to download Audible books

  11. When the downloads finish, you can find the downloaded Audible books in the Downloaded tab.

The downloaded Audible books will be converted to MP3, M4A, FLAC, WAV or OPUS as you set. You can easily move the Audible books to your mobile phones, tablets, MP3 players, smart watches, TVs, speakers and more for completely free without using a third-party data transfer software such as Android File Transfer and iPhone PC Suite.

How to Download Audible Books, Podcasts and Originals With IDM

In addition to MusicFab Audible Converter, Internet Downloader Manager, (aka IDM) is another good choice for downloading Audible books. IDM is a versatile download accelerator, download manager and audio/video downloader. With the browser extension IDM Integration Module installed in any of the following browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Netscape, MSN Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser or MyIE2, you can easily and conveniently download almost any audios and videos on nearly any websites with just one click for each download. The free version of this Audible downloader is free to use without any limitations for the first 30 days.
To download Audible books with the Audible downloader Internet Downloader Manager, follow the steps below:

  1. Free download, install and run the Audible downloader IDM. The IDM Integration Module plugin for your default browser will be automatically installed during the installation process of the main program.
  2. Access the page that holds the Audible audiobook or podcast you would like to download at in your browser.
  3. Click the orange Play button to play the Audible book or podcast.
  4. Once the Cloud player window is loaded, you’ll see the pop-up Download video from this page button.
  5. Download button of IDM

  6. Click on the button and pick one option according to the shown file format, size, length and bitrate.
  7. Select an option for the output Audible books

  8. In the pop-up window of IDM, click Start Download to download the Audible book right away.
  9. Start to download Audible books

  10. The downloaded Audible books and podcasts will be saved to the Music folder in Downloads folder of your PC by default. You can click on the Open folder button prompted to locate the downloaded Audible book when the download completes.
  11. Find the downloaded Audible books

The Audible downloader Internet Downloader Manager is much cheaper than MusicFab Audible Converter in price. However, the Audible books downloaded with IDM may not be in the file format you prefer so that you have to turn to a free video converter like Handbrake or Wondershare Free Video Converter to transcode the downloaded audios. In addition, IDM won’t let you download copy-protected Audible audiobooks and podcasts, while MusicFab Audible Converter can break the limits. Currently, IDM is only available for Windows PC, but MusicFab Audible Converter supports both Windows and macOS.

If you have any new ideas, questions or suggestions on how to download Audible books and podcasts, feel free to let me know with the comment box below.

What Audiobooks, Podcasts and Originals Can I Download From Audible?

We can enjoy thousands of listens as an Audible member: exclusive audiobooks include fan favorites and most-loved genres like mysteries, thrillers, motivation and memories; binge-worthy podcasts include ad-free popular shows and original exclusive series with most enjoyed topics like comedy, true crime, journalism and documentaries; genre-bending Audible Originals include immersive drama, fascinating non-fiction, gripping stories, fly-on-the-wall documentaries, relaxing sleep tracks and extraordinary theater performances.

Top 20 Audible Listens

  1. Holly By Stephen King
  2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Book 1 By: J.K. Rowling
  3. Tom Lake By Ann Patchett
  4. Atomic Habits By James Clear
  5. Zero Tolerance By James Patterson, Duane Swierczynski
  6. Payback in Death By J. D. Robb
  7. None of This Is True By Lisa Jewell
  8. The Eye of the Bedlam Bride By Matt Dinniman
  9. Fourth Wing By Rebecca Yarros
  10. Things We Left Behind By Lucy Score
  11. Lessons in Chemistry By Bonnie Garmus
  12. The Housemaid By Freida McFadden
  13. Demon Copperhead By Barbara Kingsolver
  14. A Court of Thorns and Roses By Sarah J. Maas
  15. Outlive By Peter Attia MD, Bill Gifford – contributor
  16. Unspeakable By Kevin O’Brien
  17. 48 Laws of Power By Robert Greene
  18. The Covenant of Water By Abraham Verghese
  19. Can’t Hurt Me By David Goggins
  20. First Strike By Craig Alanson

Top 20 Audible Plus Listens

1. The Space Within
2. Zero Tolerance By James Patterson, Duane
3. Reinvent Your Life With Mel Robbins
4. 48 Laws of Power By Robert Greene
5. Alive and Well Enough
6. Outlander By Diana Gabaldon
7. Alethea By Katrina Day, Philomena Polefrone
8. The House on the Water By Margot Hunt
9. The Art of War By Sun Tzu
10. Possession
11. Small Town Girl By LaVyrle Spencer
12. True Crime All The Time (Ad-free)
13. The Quiet Girl By S.F. Kosa
14. 1984 By George Orwell
15. Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
16. Impact Winter Season 2 By Travis Beacham
17. The 6 Habits of Growth By Brendon Burchard
18. American History Tellers (Ad-free)
19. Sweet Talk By Cara Bastone
20. Man’s Search for Meaning By Viktor E. Frankl

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