Internet, Networking, & Security Around the Web How to Cancel Audible If you're not really into it, you can back out of it pretty easily By Aaron Peters Writer Aaron Peters is a writer with Lifewire who has 20+ years experience in technology. His work appears in Linux Journal, MakeUseOf, and others. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Aaron Peters Updated January 15, 2020 Around the Web How to Get a VPN Tweet Share Email Perhaps you haven't taken to the audiobook format, or maybe you simply don't have the time to listen to books often enough for an Audible membership to make sense. Whatever the reason, you can quickly and easily cancel Audible. What Canceling Your Audible Subscription Means One important thing to bear in mind is that canceling your Audible subscription means specifically ending the charge of $14.95 per month that nets you one book credit. However, you will: Retain access to the books you've purchased.Be able to purchase audiobooks from Audible or Amazon in the future.Receive Audible books as a gift from others. The only benefit you'll lose is the ability to return your audiobooks. So make sure you do any returns and exchanges prior to canceling your membership. How to Pause Audible Membership If you've amassed a stockpile of audiobooks and just need some time to get caught up, or you're starting to accumulate credits and can't find anything to use them on, you can pause your membership instead of canceling it entirely. Pausing your Audible membership will hold your monthly charges for up to three months, but you won't receive any Audible credits during that time. When your membership restarts at the end of that period, you'll automatically start receiving credits again, as well as paying the monthly subscription charges. In order to pause your subscription, you'll need to contact customer service directly using the form on Audible's Contact Us page. In response to the first question, select My Account. Select Pause Membership from the dropdown menu that appears as part of the second step. Select Chat, Phone, or Email to send the request. How to Cancel Audible Membership Canceling your membership is very straightforward, but you'll need to do so from a desktop browser. Log into the Audible website if you're not already. Select Hi, your name, then select Account Details. Select View membership details if you're not taken directly to that page. At the bottom of the Your membership section, select Cancel membership. The following page will show your unused credits, which you will lose if you cancel. Select Keep membership if you decide to keep your account. If you're still willing to move forward, select No thanks, continue canceling to finalize your cancellation. Once you cancel your subscription, you'll still have the ability to start it again, though you'd technically be starting a new one. However, you won't be offered a free trial if you've already had one associated with your account, so you won't be able to pick up another free book.