Basic $79 Amazon Kindle to Get Audible Support

If you like to read, sometimes you want to know what’s going on in your current book, but your eyes don’t want to read anymore. You also can’t read and drive (unless you are an idiot) meaning when behind the wheel for extended periods your book is off limits. Audible gets around tired eyes and the inability to read while driving by giving you entire books that are read aloud to you. Owners of the basic Amazon Kindle tablet will soon get Audible support.

This will make the tablet more versatile for those times when you feel like being read to. That basic Kindle is $79 and once support lands this will be one of the cheapest ways to get Audible on a portable device. There are already apps for Android and iOS out there.

Word of Kindle support came from an updated Amazon listing where it stated the Audible support will land “in the coming months” reports Digital Trends. The update will come OTA and once applied access to all 375,000 available audiobooks in the Audible library will be available. If you have never listened to an audiobook, they are very cool.

I have a penchant for Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series (The “American Assassin” movie sucked, but the book franchise is fantastic) and listen to books all the time when driving for the day job. There are also lots of unabridged Stephen King novels (I listened to the entire “Dark Tower” series while driving) and books on just about any other subject you might think of. Most of them are narrated by professional voice actors complete with different voices for each character to make it easy to know what’s going on. Find a book narrated by George Guidall and give it a try.