Audible has launched a new service aimed directly at fans of romance. Audible Romance offers unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks, all of which reside in the romance genre. What’s more, Amazon Romance lets you skip to the “good parts” of over 100 novels and counting.
Audiobooks are growing in popularity, and Audible is the biggest purveyor of audiobooks right now. While an Audible subscription won’t be for everyone, existing subscribers should check out these Audible insider tipsto get the most for their money. And then check out Audible Romance.
An All-You-Can-Eat Smut Buffet
Audible Romance is a package available on its own or as an add-on for existing Audible subscribers. It is, as you may have guessed, entirely dedicated to romance novels. There are thousands of romantic audiobooks included, ranging from bestsellers to Audible Originals.
Unlike standard Audible subscriptions, which limit the number of audiobooks you can listen to each month, Audible Romance offers an all-you-can-eat buffet. This means you can listen to as many of these audiobooks as you want each and every month, or even listen to the same ones on repeat.
Romance fans tend to be voracious readers, and get through a lot of books. So Audible Romance comes with a couple of special features: A “steaminess meter” which ranks books by the level of action included, and a “Take Me To The Good Part” feature which takes you to the “good parts”.
Romance is an eclectic genre that covers everything from heartbreak to erotica. So the “good parts” are different for everyone. There is a category featuring the sex scenes (called Hot Hot Hot) but there are also categories for Flirty Banter, It Might Be Love, and Trouble in Paradise.
Audible Romance is available right now, and is priced at $6.95/month as an addon for existing Audible subscribers, and $14.95/month as a standalone offering. While the whole collection contains thousands of audiobooks, only around 100 have had the “good parts” highlighted so far.
An Orgy of Romantic Audiobooks
Audible Romance won’t be for everyone, but if you’re deeply into romance novels it offers a great way of reading a lot of booksin a short space of time. The steaminess meter and good parts feature may just be novelties, but they also make Audible Romance brilliant value for money.
Are you a fan of romantic stories? Do you have a preference for certain sub-genres? Or can you get lost in any style of romance novel? Are you likely to sign up to Audible Romance? What constitutes the “good parts” for you? Please let us know in the comments below!
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