November 24, 2020

Scribd Adds 9,000 Audiobooks From Penguin Random House to Subscription Service

Scribd’s “all you can read and “all you can listen to” ebook and audiobook subscription service added new content today, approximately 9000 audiobooks published by Penguin Random House.

Scribd began offering audiobooks as part of their monthly subscription service last November with 30,000+ audio titles.

As of today, the Scribd subscription service ($8.99/month) offers access to 45,000+ audiobook titles, 1 million+ ebook titles, and 10,000+ comic/manga titles.

Unlike library ebook/audiobook services all titles are available at all times. In other words, no waiting lists.

From Today’s Announcement:

New titles include fiction and non-fiction by internationally renowned authors such as Alice Munro, Lee Child, Harlan Coben, Anne Rice, Sue Grafton, Deepak Chopra, Danielle Steele and more.

The deal brings Penguin Random House Audio’s titles to Scribd, including bestsellers such as The Girl on the Train, Fifty Shades of Grey, Gone Girl, Wild, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and A Game of Thrones; award-winning recordings such as Bill Clinton’s My Life narrated by the former president, John Grisham’s Runaway Jury narrated by Michael Beck, Kathryn Stockett’s The Help narrated by Jenna Lamia, Octavia Spencer, Bahni Turpin, and Cassandra Campbell; and renowned narrators including Christopher Plummer, Diane Keaton, Barbara Walters, Kate Winslet, and more.

Two example of Scribd collections of audiobooks curated by Scribd editors:

Political Heavyweights Read Their Memoirs
Featuring: My Life by Bill Clinton; Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama; 41 by George W. Bush; A Journey by Tony Blair; Faith of My Fathers by John McCain; My American Journey by Colin Powell; and more

Beloved Children’s and YA Titles
Featuring: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume; A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle; The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman; The Maze Runner by James Dasher; and more

See Also: Scribd Added 10,000 Comics/Mange to Their Subscription Service During February 2015

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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