Audible 2.0 for iPhone
The New Audible 2.0 for iPhone

I love listening to audiobooks. This is how I do most of my “reading.” This past week, Audible released version 2.0 of it’s iphone app. It is gorgeous and a delight to use. Check it out.

By the way, I am re-reading EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey. This is a must-read for anyone running a small business. Highly recommended.

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  • Dan Erickson

    I’ve never done much audio book reading, but I appreciate the idea here.  And you might be interested to know that my first book, “A Train Called Forgiveness,” is currently being recorded by a 40-year radio veteran from Portland, Oregon.  I hope to have it available by April.

    • Michele Cushatt

      Wow. Well done, Dan!

  • Sam

    Thanks Michael for sharing. I love to listen an audio book, especially when I go to sleep when my eyes are already tired. It is so relaxing and less tiring than reading books in the evening. 

  • Rob Sorbo

    I just finished my first ever Audible book. I think I’m hooked! I’m still in the promo pricing period, but I think I’ll keep it when I go to full price. I’m cheap, but I have to remind myself that reading is worth more than $15/mo.

    • Michele Cushatt

      The price is what’s held me back until now. But I’m about to take the leap. I read A LOT. And I run/walk a lot (which is a great time to read audio books). So I think it’ll be worth it.

      • Rob Sorbo

        I wondered how well I’d be able to pay attention to my book as I ran/walked. I found that I had to be very intentional about paying attention, but it wasn’t that hard to stay focused.

        • John Tiller

          Rob, I found the same thing with Podcasts while running. Like you said though, it became easy to focus. Now I hate to miss a run because I hate to miss a Podcast!

  • Chris G. Paulk

    Michael, thank you very much for writing about the helpful tools & apps you use. After reading about your morning routine, I have fallen in love with Audible! And, I agree this update has really made for a delightful app.
    Quick question… Have you ever written (or considered writing) about the books you are reading…or the books on your bookshelf (or Audible account).
    I’m sure this would be interesting and helpful to many of us.
    Thanks for writing & sharing!

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Chris. I do have a list of favorites here. Hope that helps.

  • Michele Cushatt

    I’ve been contemplating Audible for the past couple months. Glad to see this slick app! 

  • Bo Barron, CCIM

    I love audio books and I agree with you about the audible app release. It is very well done in ease of use and beauty of design. I’m “reading” To Sell is Human by Dan Pink on it right now. Love it!

    • TorConstantino

      I’m a big Daniel Pink fan – did you happen to read his earlier book “Free Agent Nation” – awesome! I’ll download “To Sell is Human” on your recommendation. Thanks Bo!

      • Bo Barron, CCIM

        My intro to Dan Pink was when my little brother gave me the book “Drive.” I have not read Free Agent Nation but am adding to my list. Thanks Tor!

  • Ben Dempsey

    I will definitely have to check the app out. I also enjoy listening to audiobooks. 

    • TorConstantino

      Ben, I don’t know about you but the cool thing I find about audio books is that I’m able to do other activities while I’m listening – especially when I’m running on a treadmill or commuting to work. It turns previous “dead time” into learning time for me.

  • TorConstantino

    Christelle, I have an iPhone adapter in my car and I plug the device into my cars audio system to help “speed” my commute. In addition, to audio books I also listen to Michael’s podcasts at that time as well as content from his “Get Published” audio program.

  • Larry Port

    Good book but take his “no debt” philosophy with a grain of salt.  Otherwise you’re going to decimate your cash reserves for no reason.

    • Michael Hyatt

      Why does it have to be either or? Nothing depletes your cash reserves over time worse than debt.

  • Jason Hoover

    Just got done listening to EntreLeader on Audible a few weeks ago. Love the book and a HUGE Audible fan! Even listened to Platform and have the hardcover for reference. That and I am a collector of good books.