Kindle Audible Narration: How to Add Narration to Kindle Books

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Basic FAQs of Kindle Audible Narration

What is Kindle Audible narration?

Kindle Audible Narration is Amazon’s audio version of Kindle books. It is the kindle audio companion as well as the same one that you get when buying the audiobook through Amazon or Audible, but they’re available for a discounted price when buying a Kindle ebook.

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Why add Audible Narration to kindle books?

When you purchase Audible Narration for your books, you can seamlessly switch between reading and listening thanks to the Whisper sync for Voice feature. It syncs your ebook reading progression with the Audible version so you can switch between both formats.

How much is Audible narration?

There is no set price for Audible narrations. As is the case with ebooks, narrations vary in price depending on the book's age, popularity, and genre. Even the same Audible narration may vary in price due to the time you purchase it.

Is Audible Narration the same as Whispersync?

No, Audible Narration and Whispersync are different features offered by Audible. Audible Narration is about having the audiobook experience, while Whispersync is more about the synchronization between the ebook and audiobook formats.

Audible Narration:

Audible Narration refers to the feature where a professional narrator reads the book aloud, allowing you to listen to the audio version of the book. It's an additional feature provided by Audible for many audiobooks.


Whispersync for Voice is a different feature. It allows you to switch between reading an ebook and listening to its audiobook counterpart seamlessly. Your progress is synchronized between the two formats, so you can pick up where you left off, whether you're reading or listening. This feature is often associated with Kindle ebooks that have an available Audible audiobook.

Where to find kindle books with Audible narrarion?

To access ebooks with Audible Narration, simply go to the Amazon Kindle Books with Audible Narration page. There, you can explore and buy a wide range of Kindle books that come with Audible Narration features.

How does Audible narration work?

If you have the Audible narration of Kindle books you're purchasing or already own, one of the coolest features is synchronization. The ebook and audiobook formats can sync, allowing you to switch between reading and listening seamlessly. Both audio and ebook will automatically pick up where you left off, providing a remarkable experience. This technology ensures you always know your place in the book, whether you're reading or listening.

With both Audible narration and Kindle ebook versions, you can also listen while you read. If you enjoy this, adding Audible narration to Kindle books is something you should consider.

How to add narration to Kindle books?

1. How to add narration to kindle books?

When you buy a kindle book, you may wonder how to buy audible narration at the same time.

The step is simple.

On the kindle book product page, choose the Kindle edition of this this, please don’t click "BUY NOW xx" in the right column immediately. Find and tick the box before "Add Audible narration to your purchase for just $ xx" at first and then pay for the kindle ebook and Audible narration at the same time at a discount price.

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Some tips here you need to know:

  • 1, Purchasing a Kindle version and adding Audible Narration at the time of purchase is way cheaper than just buying the standalone audiobook.
  • 2, Not all kindle books are with Audible narration. If your Kindle book has audible narration available, there should be an “Audiobook” version in the product page. Check the below picture, and this kindle book has no audible narration available.
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  • 3, A lot of books that get re-published have a different isbn that the audio book is linked to. Sometimes talking to customer service helps, but usually I end up having to buy the newer version of the book.

2, How to add audible narration to your already purchased kindle books?

You may have purchased many books already. For those already purchased ebooks, you can also add Audible narration to these titles with only one-click.

On Amazon website, you just visit Amazon Matchmaker, and the Amazon will scan your library quickly to list the books that are eligible for an audible narration upgrade.

There is a button “Upgrade with Audio for $” beside each book. Click it to add the Audio narration for your purchased title.

On Audible's website, just search the book title, and then you can buy the Audible narration with the deducted price because you’ve already owned this title.

Q: Can I always purchase Audible narration at a discounted price?

A: If you own the ebook, there will be a button in the buy box to add the narration (if it's a Whispersync for Voice title-- if it's not, there's no deal). Unfortunately, there's also no deal if you buy the audiobook first, it only works if you buy the ebook first.
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How to add audible narration to kindle unlimited books?

Many avid readers subscribe to the Kindle unlimited service. So it is frequent to ask, "Can I add audible narration to my borrowed Kindle unlimited books?”. Sure, you can add an audiobook companion for kindle unlimited books if the Audible version is available.

  • On kindle app, after borrowing the kindle edition, just tap or click on the button that says "Add for $X.XX" to purchase the audiobook.
  • On the Amazon website, search for the audiobook and click/tap on "Buy with 1-Click" or "Buy with Audible Credit".
  • On the Audible website, search for the audiobook and click/tap on "Buy for 1 Credit" or "Buy for $X.XX"

Note: Any audiobook you purchase with a credit or credit card is yours to keep, even after you return the eBook.

Q: Can I borrow free audible narration for my kindle unlimited books?

A: Many of the eBooks that you can borrow through Kindle Unlimited also have Whispersync for Voice audiobook companions. If your kindle unlimited books happen to have the audiobook companions, you can borrow them for free. Search for an eBook on the Amazon website or in the Kindle bookstore at first and then click on Read and Listen for Free.

Q: Where can I find the books with narration in Kindle unlimited?

A: Amazon has a page included all the books with narration in kindle unlimited. You can find the kindle unlimited with narration with no extra expense.

How to add narration to kindle prime reading?

Just like the Kindle unlimited, there are some books with Audible narration in Prime reading.

Check the list of Books with Audible Narration in Prime Reading

How to switch between reading and listening with Audible narration?

As we have mentioned that the biggest avantage of Audible narration is synchronization. In this part, I will show you how to swtih between reading and listening with Audible narration. Synchronizing titles across multiple devices is possible for both borrowed and purchased titles. For Immersion Reading and utilizing the Audible player in Kindle apps, the titles must be bought.Now I assume you've already purchased kindle ebooks and Audible narration. Here I will show you how to do this on Kindle for Android.

Step 1 Lanuch Kindle for Android,tap the kindle books with narration icon at the top-right corner of the cover.

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Step 2 Tap the "Download" icon to download the Audible narration.

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Step 3 After downloading, you can tap "Play" icon to prompt the Audible player where you can access additional features like narration speed and sleep timer.

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Step 4 Tap the book icon to return to the book and switch seamlessly between reading and listening without ever losing your place.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Audible Narration not showing up

Q: Why audible narration is not showing up in kindle app?

A: While there may be several editions of both the Audible book or Kindle eBook, some editions have not been precisely paired and therefore will not sync across devices or work together in any way. Make sure you choose the correct edition.
Also, when an author or publisher makes significant updates to the Kindle book, the paired audio edition you own may no longer sync up with the book. When this happens, you need to update your kindle titles to the latest version.

Q: What kindle books are with free narration?

A: Some kindle unlimited ebooks and prime reading kindle ebooks are with free narration. The easiest way to find Kindle Unlimited audiobooks is to look for a “headphone icon” next to the Kindle Unlimited logo that shows up on the product detail page. Once you see the headphone icon next to the Kindle Unlimited logo on the product page, you have automatic access to the free audiobook.
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Q: Is Audible narration the same as whispersync?

A: No, they are two different things. Audible narration is Audible books while Whispersync is a feature that allows you to switch seamlessly between listening to your audiobooks and reading their companion Kindle eBooks. To sync between listening to the audiobook and reading the Kindle eBook, you must own both the Kindle eBook and matching Audible audiobook, also known as a paired edition.

Q: Can I listen to Audible and read on Kindle at the same time?

A: Sure, you can listen to Audible and read on kindle at the same time. Immersion Reading is a feature that's available that allows you to read a Kindle eBook and listen to its Audible companion – all at the same time. Read 3 Ways to Read and Listen to a Book at the Same Time to learn the details.

Q: Is Audible Narration the same as an Audible Audiobook?

A: Audible narrations provide the exact same audio as buying the audiobook through Amazon or Audible. In reality, the only difference between the two is the price.

Q: Can I purchase audible narration on kindle app?

A: If you have Android you can purchase directly from Kindle app. You need to tap on More and then Read and listen with Audible.

Can I download Kindle Audible Narration as MP3?

Since the essential component of Kindle narration is Audible audiobooks, you cannot listen to them using just any MP3 player. To overcome this limitation, you can utilize Epubor Audible Converter to download Audible files in MP3 format.

Download the Audible Converter for free:

Simple steps is here:

Step 1: Click "Login" to prompt the Audible regions, select the correct Audible region and log in to your Amazon or audible account in Epubor Audible converter.

Step 2: After loading the Audible library, drag the audible book title from left side to right.

Step 3: Click on "Convert to MP3" button to download and convert your Audible files to MP3 format.

Step 4: To find the converted and downloaded audible books, click on "Open" to prompt the folder.

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