How to Download Audio Books to Kindle

By Contributor

Updated September 28, 2017

The Amazon Kindle can accept audio books through Audible.
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An Amazon Kindle owner can easily download audio books to the device through Audible, which is an Amazon company. An Audible connection will permit transfers of existing audio books or download new audio books to the Kindle. All a user needs to do is download some software and connect the Kindle to a computer.

Go to the website and sign up for a free account.

Choose the option "Listen on My Computer" as the primary listening method.

Download the free AudibleManager software.

Connect the Amazon Kindle to the computer through the USB port. It may take a few moments for the compute to recognize the new device.

Run the AudibleManager program. Click on "Activate" under the Devices menu and select "Amazon Kindle" from the drop-down menu.

Use the AudibleManager software to transfer audio books to the Amazon Kindle.


A user can also manually move audible files onto Kindle by placing the files in the Kindle's "audible" directory.