eStories: A Review

Some time ago, I was contacted by eStories.com to do a review of their system. For those of you who might not recognize the name, eStories is the non-Amazon version of Audible. I was given a book credit and one month free trial in exchange for an honest and open review about my experience. Here is what I have seen.

The Selection

When I first logged on, I did so armed with a list of books to try and find. I did not really expect to find that many of them, as let’s face it. Most book sites that are not the big three (Amazon, Google, and Barnes and Noble) don’t really tend to have that large a collection.

I was pleasantly surprised, however, when I found that most of the big names on my list were not only on the site, but in fact had a decent sized collection of their works available. A little research, and information from the marketing manager at eStories, revealed that this is because TriPlay (the company that runs eStories) has landed contracts with many of the big publishing houses, and has in fact over 80,000 bestselling titles and new releases.

The Experience

I have to be honest. While I used to be obsessed with audio books when I was younger, as I have gotten older and busier I have slowly turned away from them. This was a wonderful opportunity to turn back to the joy of hearing someone else’s interpretations of the characters. Going to the technical side of things, I found both the site and the app (I have an Android) easy and intuitive to navigate. Not only is it easy to find and download books, but one account can connect to up to 10 devices, making one subscription easy to use for the whole family 🙂 Not only that, but device brand is not a problem. According to the marketing manager who  contacted me this service “works with ALL devices from ALL brands” and even offers a “cloud service to upload your existing collection to eStories” for easy access.

The Cost

At $11.95 a month, this service is the most affordable out there. In addition, for a limited time only, subscribers get their first audio book for free. Adding in the knowledge that over 80% of the audiobooks are DRM free – meaning you are free to do with them as you will – and this service is a very good bargain.

Get your free audiobooks trial here. 

 

*As stated before, I recieved a free 30 day trial and audiobook credit in exchange for my review. All views expressed are unbiased and my own.*

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