This article show you the best guide to download Audible audiobooks to your PC and Mac computers, including Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, MacBook, iMac or Mac mini, etc. You can even download Audible audiobooks to MP3 format for offline listening on any device or tablet freely, such as MP3 players, iPod, Sony Walkman, PSP, Kindle, etc.
“I have updated my Macbook to macOS Big Sur 11.4. How do I download Audible books to my Mac?”
“How to download audible books to Windows? I am using Windows 7. Please help.”
Nowadays, Audiobooks make it easier and faster for us to get more reading in our daily lives. We can find various Audiobooks on the Audible website. If you often listen to Audible audio in an area without a stable network, you can download Audible books to computer or device in advance. Luckily, Audible allows its Premium users to download Audible Audiobooks to PC, Mac and mobile devices for offline listening. In this article, we are going to guide you how to download Audible audiobooks to your computer for enjoying. In addition, you will get extra benefits to download and convert Audible to MP3 so as to enjoy Audible audiobook on non-audible-approved devices freely!
- Part 1. Preparation: Purchase Audible Audiobooks on PC/Mac
- Part 2. Download Audible Audiobooks to PC (Windows 7, 8, 8.1,10)
- Way 1. Download Audible Audiobooks to PC via Audible Downloader Manager
- Way 2. Download Audible Audiobooks to Windows 10/8 via Audible App
- Way 3. Download Audible Audiobooks to Windows 10 via AudibleSync App
- Part 3. Download Audible Audiobooks to Mac
- Part 4. Benefits: Download Audible Audiobooks to MP3 on PC/Mac
- Method 1. Best Way to Download Audible Audiobooks to MP3 on PC/Mac
- Method 2. Alternative Way to Download Audible Audiobooks to MP3 on PC/Mac
Before downloading Audible audiobooks to your PC or Mac computer, you should purchase audiobooks from Audible and add them to your library. If you are new users, you will have 30-days free trial and can get free audiobooks from Audible. Follow the guide to purchase Audible Audiobooks on PC, Mac:
Step 1. On your Mac or Windows PC, Navigate to Audible.com in your browser. Then sign in with your Amazon account. If you are new to Amazon, you will have 30-days free trial and can get free audiobooks from Audible.
Step 2. Browse Audible’s options to select audiobooks, or search for target audiobooks by typing the book title in the search bar. Then click “Add to cart”.
Step 3. Now go to your shopping cart, you can find the added Audible books under the “Cart” section. To get the book, you can use the credit or pay money.
Step4. Tap on “Proceed to Checkout”, and then press “Complete Purchase”. After that, you can listen to your audiobook or download it to your PC, Mac or mobile device.
Now you can turn to Part 2 & 3 to download Audible Audiobooks to PC & Mac computer.
Note: Audible.com has encoded all audiobooks into Format 4 and Enhanced Format. The Audible file downloaded on the PC is in Format 4 (.AA), and the Audible file downloaded on the Mac is in the Enhanced Format (.AAX). Both of them are DRM-encrypted.
To download Audible books to Windows 7, 8, 10 computer from Audible website, you need to use Audible Downloader Manager to download the Audible files. You can refer to the following steps to download and save Audible Audiobooks to PC.
Step 1. First of all, go to audible.com in a browser on your PC. Sign in with your Amazon account on Audible website. If you are new to Amazon, you can also sign up for the Audible free trial (30 days).
Step 2. Click the “Library” icon in the menu at the top of the screen. Then click the three dots(…) next to the book and then click “Download” from the drop-down list.
Tips: If you don’t have any books in your library, you need to purchase a book before you can download audiobooks. You can search for the book you want to buy by typing the free or book/author name in the Search Bar at the upper right corner of the window.
Step 3. Download and install Audible Downloader Manager to your Windows PC. After installation, open the downloaded file “admhelper.adh”. Then it will automatically import the .adh file to download the real AA audiobooks to your PC(Mac version is AAX format). Click the “Downloads folder” option to open the stored folder.
Step 4. When the download is complete, you can locate the downloaded Audible files in:
For Windows 10 or Windows 8 users, another easy way to download Audible Audiobooks to pc computer is using Audible App. You can follow the simple steps to directly download Audible audiobooks to your PC with Audible App.
Step 1. Download “Audiobooks from Audible” from Microsoft Store, then launch the program.
Step 2. Sign in with your Amazon account on the Audible app.
Step 3. Click “Library” to download the purchased audiobooks from Audible library to your computer.
Step 4. To locate the downloaded Audible audiobooks, you can navigate to this folder: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\AudibleInc.AudibleforWindowsPhone_…\LocalState\Content
For Windows 10 users, the ultimate way to download Audible audiobooks to your PC is to rely on the AudibleSync app. After downloading the Audible audiobooks, you can even use this app to transfer the downloaded books to compatible MP3 player.
How to Use AudibleSync App to Download Audible Audiobooks to Windows 10?
Step 1. Download, install and open the AudibleSync app on your Windows 10.
Step 2. Sign into your Audible account with entering your Amazon account and password.
Step 3. Find the book title you want to download, and add to your library.
Step 4. Tap on “Download” button next to the book title.
Step 5. When finished, the “Download” button will no longer show. And you can find the downloaded Audible books downloaded in this folder:
C:\Users\your computer username\AppData\Roaming\AudibleSync\downloads
Now that you have mastered the method of downloading Audible audiobooks on your PC, it is time to learn how to download Audible books to your Mac computer. Luckily, it’s much easier to download Audible audiobooks to MacBook, iMac, or Mac mini, or other series than PC. You can directly download the audiobooks from Audible website and play them in iTunes/Books (MacOS 10.15 Catalina).
How to Download Audible Audiobooks to Mac Computer?
Step 1. On your Mac computer, visit the official Audible website in the browser.
Step 2. Login to your Amazon/Audible account and go to the Library. Choose “Enhanced” in “Audio Quality” option at the upper-right corner.
Step 3. Click on the “Download” button besides the book title to download Audible books to Mac. In the pop-up small window, you can change the output path.
Once the download is complete, they will be saved in .aax format. you can open the downloaded Audible books on iTunes/Books.
For MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave or earlier, you can play the downloaded AAX files with iTunes app. (the Audiobooks section of iTunes) If it is the first time, you need to authorize your Audible account in iTunes to play audiobooks.
For MacOS 10.15 Catalina, Big Sur or above, you can play the downloaded Audible books through Apple Books. (the Audiobooks section of Apple Books)
Now you have stored the audiobooks in the form of .aa files on your Windows computer. But these AA audiobooks are encrypted using DRM technology, which prevents you from transferring them to your MP3 player, iPod device, PSP, Sandisks, etc. Don’t worry, TunesBank Audible Audiobook Converter can help you easily convert audiobooks to MP3 format to be compatible with most devices and players.
Now you have stored the audiobooks in the form of .aa/.aax files on your Windows and Mac computer. But these AA and AAX audiobooks are encrypted using DRM technology, which prevents you from transferring them to your MP3 player, iPod device, PSP, Sandisks, etc. You can only play them through Audible app, iTunes. Don’t worry, TunesBank Audible Converter and TunesBank Apple Music Converter can help you easily convert audiobooks to MP3 format to be compatible with most devices and players.
TunesBank Audible Converter is the best and easiest Audible Audiobook Converter for Audible users. With it, users can not only remove DRM from Audible without iTunes and Audible authentication, but also convert AA and AAX files to MP3, M4A, FLAC and WAV format with original audio quality kept. With using the most advanced technology, this excellent Audible converter lets you convert the Audible audiobooks to MP3 at 100X super fast speed. Amazingly, a 3-hour audiobook can be converted in just a few minutes.
Better still, this smart tool is able to keep the chapters info, ID3 tags and metadata in the output files, including title, artist, author, album, genre etc., and you can even edit the metadata as you prefer. For the downloaded long-hour Audible audiobooks, you can use its built-in splitting feature to cut the audiobook to samll part by chapter or time.
Guide: Download and Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3 on Mac/PC
Step 1. Import AA/AAX Audibobooks to TunesBank
Install and launch TunesBank Audible Converter on Mac or PC. Then drag and drop the download .aa or .aax files to TunesBank’s window.
Step 2. Set Output Settings
Turn to the menu bar in the upper-right corner, select “Output Setting”. A small window will pop up, here you can set the output format (MP3 is recommended), bitrate (up to 320kbps), sample rate (up to 48,000Hz), or split the audiobooks.
Step 3. Download and Convert Audible Books to PC/Mac
Simply press on “Convert All” button to let the software export MP3 Audible files to your Mac or PC computer.
Now you can go to the “Completed” section, click “Open File” to open the Audible MP3 books on your computer.
TunesBank Apple Music Converter is a great audiobook converter for Windows and Mac, which aims to remove DRM lock from Audible and convert Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks to MP3, M4A, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC with keeping the original audio quality. Apart from this, it allows users to customize output quality and metadata information as desired. More importantly, it also supports to decode DRM from iTunes M4B audiobooks, iTunes purchased M4P music, and Apple Music, and convert them to common MP3, M4A, FLAC audios losslessly!
Step to Convert Audible Audiobooks to MP3
Step 1. Add Downloaded Audible Audiobooks to iTunes
Open iTunes app on your PC, then drag and drop the downloaded AA Audible to iTunes library. Authorize your Audible account in iTunes, and then exit iTunes program.
Step 2. Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter on PC
After installation, launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter on the PC, and iTunes app will be opened automatically. Meanwhile, it will load all the contents of iTunes.
Step 3. Select Audible Audiobooks
Click the “Audible Audiobook” or “Audiobook”, then select the audiobooks you want to convert. Or you can type the book/author name in the Search Box to locate it.
Step 4. Set MP3 as Output Format
MP3 format is the most popular audio format, you can pick it in the “Output Format” option under the “Output Settings”. Also, you can change the Output Quality, Output Path, Bitrate, Sample Rate, etc. as you like.
Step 5. Start Converting Audible Audiobooks on PC
Click the “Convert” button to start converting Audible Audiobooks to MP3 with losing any quality. Just wait a few minutes!
Once the conversion is completed, you can go to “Finished” section, click the “View Output File” to check the Audiobooks on your PC computer.
The Bottom Line
As you can see, there are some different ways to download Audible Audiobooks to Mac and PC computer. But it is necessary to point out that the downloaded .aa/.aax audiobooks are protected by Audible DRM. You can only listen to them on a few audible-approved devices. To use Audible Audiobooks freely and enjoy them on any device or player, the best way is to use TunesBank Audible Converter to convert AA/AAX to MP3, M4A and more compatible formats. With the help of it, you can enjoy Audible Audiobooks on any popular MP3 player, iPods, Sandisks, PSP, Zune, Creative Zen, Sony Walkman, iRiver, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc. as freely as you expect. If you like this tutorial, you can share to your Facebook, Instagram, etc.
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