How to Cancel Audible

If you're not really into it, you can back out of it pretty easily

The Process for Canceling Your Audible Membership is Just a Couple of Clicks.

It's easy to pause or cancel an Audible membership, no matter what your reason for doing so. Before continuing with the process, however, you should be aware of what it means for your audiobook library and settings.

What Canceling Your Audible Subscription Means

Canceling your Audible subscription means you will no longer be charged $14.95 per month, and you will no longer receive the monthly credit that grants you one audiobook. However, you will:

  • Retain access to the books you've purchased.
  • Be able to purchase audiobooks from Audible or Amazon at full price.
  • Receive Audible books as gifts from others.

The only benefit you'll lose is the ability to return your audiobooks. Make sure you handle any returns or 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.

  1. In order to pause your subscription, you'll need to contact customer service directly using the form on Audible's Contact Us page.

    The Customer Service Form Contains All the Options to Pause Your Membership.
  2. In response to the first question, select My Account.

  3. Select Pause Membership from the dropdown menu that appears as part of the second step.

  4. Select Chat, Phone, or Email to send the request.

How to Cancel Audible Membership

Canceling your membership is also easy, but you will need to perform this task from a desktop browser.

  1. Log into the Audible website.

  2. Select Hi, [your name], then select Account Details.

    The Start to Canceling Your Audible Subscription is in the Account Menu.
  3. Select View membership details if you're not taken directly to that page.

  4. At the bottom of the Your membership section, select Cancel membership.

    The First Page of the "Your Account" Screen Contains a Link to Cancel.
  5. 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.

    As Always, Audible Will Ask for Your Confirmation Before Finalizing the Cancellation.
  6. If you're still willing to move forward, select No thanks, continue canceling to finalize your cancellation.

Once you cancel your subscription, you will still have the ability to start it up 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.