Audible has been running a series of promotions in a bid to become the dominant audiobook distribution platform of our time. The company is now giving away a free Kindle Basic when new customers purchase a one year subscription for $129.99. This deal gives you 12 credits as soon as you pay and it is only available for US customers.
A few months ago the Kindle Basic received a firmware update that enabled Bluetooth so you can plugin in a pair of wireless headphones or a speaker. Amazon also implemented an audiobook player and the Audible store, so you can buy and listen to audiobooks right on the device.
I think this is a good deal for someone who wants an extra Kindle in their life. This model retails for $79 and this means you are basically getting the yearly Audible subscription for $50.
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.