Alexa, read my book”
Alexa makes listening to audiobooks at home so easy
With a few simple commands, you can play and control your Audible audiobooks over your Alexa speaker.
“Alexa, read my book” (this command will play the last book you listened to)
“Alexa, read How the Internet Happened”
“Alexa, read faster” or “Alexa, read slower”
“Alexa, what’s in my Audible library?”
“Alexa, stop reading in 20 minutes” (handy if you want to fall asleep while listening without having the book play all night)
Tap/click here for a full list of Alexa commands to control your Audible books.
Pro Tip #1: Your Audible book will sync across Alexa and your phone’s Audible app (and any other devices). So if you listen to an audiobook in the evening with Alexa, when you pull it up on your phone for some entertainment during your morning commute, you’ll drop in right where you left off the night before.
Pro Tip #2: You can see your full Audible library in the Alexa app by tapping Play on the bottom navigation bar. To play an audiobook on your Alexa speaker directly from the app, just tap the book you want to listen to and pick the speaker when prompted.
Pro Tip #3: If you are having trouble playing your Audible audiobooks with Alexa and don’t see them in the Alexa app, you probably just need to merge your Audible and Amazon accounts. Tap/click here to do so.
Pro Tip #4: Need a book rec? Just say “Alexa, call Audible” to be connected to an Audible support representative who can talk you through some book options that might be right for you. Tap/click here for more details.
Pro Tip #4: Check out Audible’s interactive audiobook on Alexa where you get to be an active participant in charge of what happens at decision points in the stories. Tap/click here for more details.
Don’t have Audible yet? Start a free trial and get 2 free audiobooks
Even if you opt not to pay for an Audible subscription after your free 30 day trial trial, you still get to keep the 2 free audiobooks.
Just say “Alexa, start an Audible trial” to sign up for a free trial
You can also sign up here.
What happens when the free trial ends?
For $14.95 per month, an Audible subscription gives you 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals, which are exclusive audio titles created by well-known storytellers.
Pro Tip #1: You can check out Audible Originals here — you’ll see that there is some pretty great content. I just selected Evil Has a Name: The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation, and I’m looking forward to listening.
Pro Tip #2: Audible has the biggest audiobook selection available anywhere, so if the book you want to listen to is available as an audiobook you’ll probably find it on Audible.
Pro Tip #3: An Audible subscription is a great gift. Tap/click here to give Audible as a gift.