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How to Download Audible Books to PC/Mac Computer (2021 Guide)

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As the rapid development of science and technology, the pace of life becomes faster for everyone. Compared with reading with eyes, most people want to read with their ears so that they can drive, swim or do more other activities. So audiobooks come out. And the audiobooks from Audible.com are the most popular ever since. But how can you download Audible books on your PC/Mac? In this post, you will find the best answer.

Preparation: Buy Audible Books

In Audible.com, there are millions of audiobook titles for you too choose. The rich contents are easy to meet your requirements. Now follow the next steps to learn how to buy Audible books. If you have already bought the Audible books, just skip to the next part to download them to your PC or Mac computer.

1 Login Audible.com

Whether you have a Mac or PC, you can sign in to the Audible site in a web browser to purchase the Audible books.

Sign in Audible.com

2 Add Audible Audiobook to Shopping Cart

You will find the "Browse" option in site navigation. Choose one audible audiobook from your favorite classification.

Choose Free Audible Audiobook

3 Purchase Audible Books

In your shopping cart, you can find the audible books you added. You can either choose to use the credit or pay money to get the book.

proceed to checkout

Click "Proceed to Checkout". Then click "Complete Purchase". Now you can listen to and download your books as long as you complete your purchase.

Complete Purchase audible

Important Part: Download Audible books to PC/Mac Computer

Step 1. Go to Audible website

Open a browser in your computer, and go to the Audible site audible.com and sign in with your Amazon account if necessary.

Step 2. Download Audible Books

In the navigation of the Audible site, click "Library" option and then click "Titles". Then you can find all Audible audiobooks you bought in your library. Find the audiobooks you want to download and then click "Download“ button.

download audible books to desktop

After the download is finished, you will get an AAX file. Just select a folder where you would like to save the Audible file.

If you are using MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave or earlier, the downloaded AAX files can be opened with iTunes and will be saved in the Audiobooks section of iTunes.

download audible books to mac

If you are using MacOS Catalina or Big Sur, the downloaded Audible books can be imported to Apple Books and will appear in the Audiobooks section of Apple Books. (Since the release of MacOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple has transitioned from iTunes to Apple Books.)

download audible books to catalina

If you are using the latest version of Firefox browser to help download the audible file, the downloaded format will be .mp4, not .aax. Here you can follow the guide on How to Deal with Audible MP4 Files and convert Audible MP4 to MP3.

Options for Windows 8 & 10 Users:

If the computer OS you are using is Windows 10 or Windows 8, you can also use the Audible Windows App or AudibleSync to download the Audible books to your computer.

Get the Audible Windows App Here

Open Audible Windows app on your computer, click the audiobooks cover to download them. Downloaded audio files will be saved here:

C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\AudibleInc.AudibleforWindowsPhone_...\LocalState\Content

Get the AudibleSync Here

The Audible books downloaded from AudibleSync are saved here:

C:\Users\your computer username\AppData\Roaming\AudibleSync\downloads

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is it possible to download Audible books on android or iphone, and then transfer audible files to computer?

By default, you can transfer your audible files from android/iphone to computer only if you can find them. But please keep this in mind that the newly downloaded audible audio books will be AAXC format (not the aax).

Friendly Tips: Download Audible to MP3

Even if you download the Audible books to computer, but none of the audio player can play the AAX file. Why? In fact, Audible audiobooks are always bundled with its own app (Audible app or specified devices), and they are saved as aax format. But you know the most pupular audio format is MP3. If we could download Audible files to mp3 format, we can play audible on any devices without any limitation. Here we will meet Epubor Audible Converter tool, which can not only remove DRM from Audible but also convert audible to MP3 easily.

Download Epubor Audible Converter for Free
   

Download and launch this program, you just need to add your downloaded AAX format Audible books to the tool, then choose MP3 as output format and click "Convert to MP3"

audible converter

Now you can play audible on any mp3 player. Happy Listening.

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02/9/2018 00:50:31
Why is your guide backwards? How about tell people plainly what software to install first then how to download the books to it? DUH!
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02/10/2018 11:18:10
Thank you for your advice.
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01/17/2019 02:35:11
Awesome work...thanks a ton
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05/14/2019 08:36:54

It is a little bit suspicious that your Epubor download link address an older version, is it a FULL (cracked) version or a TRIAL?  

And the official site has an updated Epubor version named [Epubor Ultimate], is your choice if you want the trial or pay for the FULL version.


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05/14/2019 16:19:00
Thank you for asking. The epubor ultimate and epubor audible converter are two different tools. Please download the latest audible converter here: https://www.epubor.com/audible-converter.html
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06/30/2019 23:16:41
This doesn't work anymore unfortunately. The audible website does not offer a "download" option. The link that says "Download" forwards you to a page named "how to listen".
The section about downloading to a PC, references the old software that is not functional anymore (gives an error saying basically that you can't download anymore.
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07/1/2019 08:43:34
I just tested this at my computer.It works fine. You are not the first one to report this issue. It seems to be some glitch with certain accounts, if you reported your problem they will help you reset something in your account (updated the download settings).
  Please contact the customer service to activate the downloading of audible book.
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07/1/2019 20:57:09

Hello,

I have an update. I think it has to do with the operating system we are using. I've been trying this on my Windows 7 machine, and whenever I hover over the "Download" button, I can see it's pointing to: /howtolisten
I'm guessing because the browser send the information of my operating system and there is no good way to play it on it.
I tested it then on my Linux machine, and it works fine. Same account, same day. On Firefox on my Ubuntu, I am able to download the axx files by clicking on the same button.
I hope this will help others.

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07/2/2019 09:01:30
Thank you for sharing this with us.
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12/23/2019 05:56:13
Just had the same problem, but I don't have a Unix machine at home. My solution: Use your phone!
-open the desktop version of the Audible library (on iPhone, hold down the "reload" arrow in the title bar, no idea for Android)
-copy the link behind the Download button
-send it to your PC via mail or whatever
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07/18/2019 02:37:35
the files I dowlonad are just 10mis long. how do i get the whole book?
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07/18/2019 08:38:35

To get the whole content of the audible book, you need to use the licensed version. You are welcome to purchase the license of Audible converter: https://www.epubor.com/audible-converter.html

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08/2/2019 04:23:32
I want to purchase and listen to audio books.  But every site seems to offer 128 different possible ways to do this using dozens of apps and hardware devices I don't have.  I can't figure out how to get the job done.  I can subscribe to services costing $180/year but I don't want to do this if I'm not sure whether it will work out.  So I usually quit in frustration and go back to buying CDs at a local bookstore.  Is there a simple way to get an audio book?
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08/2/2019 09:15:11
If you only want to download your audible books to your computer, just follow the guide mentioned in this article. It is 100% working. Or if you still have any confusion, you can just contact me via SKYPE: epubor.iris@outlook.com to get the instant assistance.
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04/18/2020 08:51:36

The Audible book file on my Android 9 device is not .aax, it is .aaxc

Your program does not recognize the format.  For giggles, after I copied it over to the Win10 box, I renamed it to .aax    no joy.

Thoughts?

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04/19/2020 15:45:16
Thank you for your comments. For now, there is no way to convert aax format audible books directly.  Please use audible app for windows 10 to download the audible books again, then run  epubor audible converter to convert it.
Any more problem, please feel free to let us know.
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04/1/2021 10:10:37
I have some mp3 audiobooks, am I able to split them in chapters?
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04/6/2021 10:19:58

For splitting mp3 audiobooks, please follow this guide>>https://www.epubor.com/split-audiobook-into-chapters.html

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