Audible is probably the definitive service for purchasing audiobooks. The company is owned by Amazon and often runs a series of promotions that give away free content. Today, Microsoft has announced that Windows and Windows Phone 8 users can get a free audiobook using the native app. This is open to new users to Audible only, so existing members will not be able to participate.
You would figure with a free audiobook promotion you might be able to pick and choose what you want. This is certainly not the case with this one! There are only three free audio editions available, American Sniper, The Great Gatsby, and The Power Trip.
This new promotion is only available for US residents, so again users in Canada get the shaft. You only have until May 13th to take advantage of the offer. Obviously, this is not the most compelling freebie promotion Audible has ever run, but if you have a hankering for something to listen to while commuting, now is your chance!
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.