How to Cancel Your Audible Subscription

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If your idea of a good read is to find a cozy nook and put on headphones, you’re probably familiar with Audible, Amazon’s subscription audiobook and podcast service.

Audible provides a free 30-day trial when you sign up, allowing you to freely explore the world of narrative storytelling. For those who are interested, it’s also worth noting that Audible offers free books for your listening pleasure.

But, let’s be honest, our grandiose audiobook plans don’t always go as planned. Eventually, you may want to cancel your Audible subscription before the free trial expires.

If you’re a first-time listener or a seasoned listener who isn’t getting the most out of their subscription, canceling an Audible membership is easy from Audible’s desktop platform.

Here’s how to cancel an Audible subscription.

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How to Cancel Audible

  1. Go to audible.com and sign in with your Amazon account information.
  2. When you’ve signed in, hover your mouse over your personalized greeting and select “Account details” from the dropdown menu.
  3. Find and click “Cancel membership” on your account tab. This will initiate the cancellation procedure.
  4. A few pages in the cancellation process prompt you to reconsider canceling your membership. Simply follow the on-screen instructions and press “Continue canceling.”
  5. On the final screen, click the “Finish Canceling” button to confirm your cancellation.
  6. If you see a “We’re sorry to see you go” message at the top of your account’s details tab, you’ve succeeded. In addition, you will receive an email informing you that your Audible subscription has been canceled.

Is it Possible to Put an Audible Membership On Hold?

If you just want to take a short break, Audible Plus and Audible Premium Plus members can place their accounts on hold.

Audible memberships may be placed on hold once every 12 months for a maximum of three months. Please keep in mind that only Audible Premium Plus members can access their library when it is on hold.

To put your account on hold, simply notify Audible directly:

  1. Go to the Audible Contact Us tab.
  2. Click “Membership,” and then select “Switch, Pause, or Cancel Membership” from the dropdown menu underneath “Tell us more.”
  3. Next, choose your favorite mode of communication — chat, phone, or email — to speak with a customer service representative about your account and plan options.

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Things to Consider Before You Cancel Audible

Before you cancel your subscription, Audible will attempt to understand why and will provide recommendations, deals, and assistance in order to retain you as a customer. There are some examples:

1. Remaining Credits

Do you still have any credits left?

You can use these because if you cancel, you will lose access to your member benefits as well as all credits at the end of the final billing period. Audible will notify you if you have any unused credits.

2. Exchange Audible Books

Did you know that Audible offers a money-back guarantee?

This guarantee means that if you don’t like one of your listens, you can trade it for a different one.

3. Switch Your Audible Plan

Have you thought of changing your Audible membership to a different plan?

Silver Monthly, Gold Monthly, Platinum Monthly, Gold Annual, and Platinum Annual plans are all available. The Audible Silver Plan is noteworthy for being the cheapest monthly plan that is not advertised; it offers one credit every other month.

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