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Audible or similar app?

Lsja posted 10/13/2020 20:34 PM

I'd like for my WS to have access to something like audible or Google books. There are so many helpful books about infidelity, but he doesn't have time to sit and read. He has a long commute and we both think it might be a good idea.

My hesitation is...x rated or inappropriate content that might be available. Just wondering if anyone has used it before. Can spouses share an account? Can I activate parental controls?

Hoping to hear from someone more knowledgeable about those apps than me. I just want to make sure its safe for a recovering sex addict.

UnstuffedGiraffe posted 10/13/2020 21:09 PM

You can share books on Audible. My husband just downloaded the app and logged into his Amazon account since I share Prime with him all of our Kindle and Audible books are shared, I think you do have to make sure sharing is turned on. I have no idea what is or isnít available with an X rating. I also listen to my brotherís audio books which is probably not officially approved since weíre not in the same household.

million pieces posted 10/14/2020 20:47 PM

Iíve been a member of Audible for the past 15 years or more. Well before it was associated with Amazon. I have loved it and used it and listen to many books either running or on my long commutes. Not sure about the content because Iíve never actually looked for anything with explicit content. I do know that I love "your recommendations". On one occasion I downloaded a book and I hated it and could not make it through the first chapter I was able to return it.

Just wanted to say that I am able to download many audio books through my library book app (mostly best sellers and classics). Itís only recently become user-friendly. For years I still paid money with the Audible app because the public library app was so horrendous. Not sure they have all the infidelity books and self-help books available though.

Editted, because MANY typos!

[This message edited by million pieces at 7:23 AM, November 8th (Sunday)]

gmc94 posted 11/7/2020 05:14 AM

I use my public library apps (hoopla, Overdrive AND Libby!) for audiobooks and I've also bought a couple on audible that were unavailable at the library. And my library also had several books on CD. Not all are "infidelity" books, but some were.

If I'm understanding, sounds like you want to be able to limit or monitor what your WH is listening to? If you are using the library apps, I don't think there would be any x-rated content (and I think my library has some parental controls - I just don't use them).

On audible, he can download whatever he purchases, so I'm wondering if one could keep tabs on the account is via the payment method (Or you could have the same app on your device(s) with his login info, so you can see whatever he's put on the account).

TX1995 posted 11/7/2020 15:19 PM

I have Audible, Overdrive (which is actually Libby now I think?) for library books, and Scribd.

Audible is the most expensive, but they've begun to put more and more free content on there. It's also nice because you can get ANYTHING whenever you want it.

Library is good and has a lot, but honestly not a lot of infidelity books.

My favorite is Scribd. It's a subscription service (maybe $9/mo?) and you can get a TON of audio plus digital books, articles, podcasts. It's more like Netflix in that you don't buy each book, you just borrow and return. (Though they put a limit on the new releases sometimes and don't always have the new releases quickly.) I downloaded both Audible and Scribd onto my and my WH's phone and he uses both. Scribd has a LOT of infidelity books, and since it's a subscription service, you get more bang for your buck PLUS it's easier to test out a book (like I read When Good People Make Bad Choices or whatever that ridiculous affair apologizer book is - and then did not recommend it to my husband so it wouldn't waste his time).

[This message edited by TX1995 at 3:20 PM, November 7th (Saturday)]

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