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Audible Books on Alexa [Buy Books, Free Streams, Alexa Commands]


Guess what, Audible and Alexa are both owned by Amazon.com

Therefore, Alexa-enable device owners can listen to their Audible audiobooks directly from their device.

Also with the Amazon Alexa app, you can view all audible books in your library and control playback.

1. Don’t have Audible yet? Get a Free Trial

Start a Audible free trial and get a free audiobook


2. Free Audible Books to Stream on Alexa

Free Alexa Audiobooks
Free Alexa Audible Audiobooks

Each month Audible will offer a selection of Free audiobooks you’ll be able to stream to for free on your Alexa device.

Speak to Alexa and say: “Alexa, read me a free Audiobook


3. Access Audible Books Via Alexa App

  • Open the Alexa app
  • Tap Play button menu to access Music & Books
  • Play the Audible audiobooks on your Alexa Device and Alexa App

4. Buy AudioBooks from Alexa

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Use your Audible credits with Alexa

  1. You must first ask Alexa to read the audiobook you are interested in

    (“Alexa, read 1984”)

  2. Alexa will tell you how many Audible credits you have available.

    Alexa: “you have 3 audible credits”

  3. To buy the audiobook currently playing

    “Alexa, buy this book.”


5. Top Alexa commands for Audible

To do this…say this

Listen to an audiobook

“Alexa, read my book” (plays your last books listened to)

“Alexa, read [Sherlock Holmes]”

“Alexa, read [Northern Lights] from Audible”

Pause your audiobook

“Alexa, pause”

Resume your audiobook

“Alexa, resume”

“Alexa, play”

Go back or go forward

“Alexa, go back”

“Alexa, go forward”

“Alexa, go back [45 seconds]”

“Alexa, go forward [2 minutes]”

Skip chapters

“Alexa, next chapter”

“Alexa, previous chapter”

“Alexa, go to chapter number [7]”

“Alexa, go to last chapter”

“Alexa, restart”

Narration Speed

“Alexa, read faster”

“Alexa, read slower”

“Alexa, read at normal speed”

Set a sleep timer

“Alexa, stop reading in [12 minutes]”

“Alexa, set a [6 minute] sleep timer”

Access your library

“Alexa, what are my audiobooks?”

“Alexa, what’s in my Audible library?”

Purchase an audiobook

“Alexa, read [name of book not owned]”, then during sample say, “Alexa, buy this book”

Note: Audible members with credits available can purchase audiobooks using Alexa.

Request an Audiobook recommendation

“Alexa, Open Book finder”

Start Audible Free Trial to use with your Alexa
View more info on Alexa Audiobooks at: Audible and Alexa




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