Audible Escape was first set up in 2017 but on November 1st, 2020 the audiobook subscription is ending but just what will replace it?
The world of online streaming, whether that’s film and TV, music or audiobooks, can often be a harsh one as our favourite pieces of content have no guarantee of staying around.
Netflix fans know this problem all too well as films and series often disappear and reappear without much warning.
Now, however, fans of Amazon’s Audible Escape subscription will be forced to look for alternatives after the shopping and streaming giant confirmed that the subscription would be discontinued.
But with Audible Escape ending, fans have been left wondering what’s set to replace the departing audiobook subscription.
Audible Escape is ending
Audible Escape, a specific subscription that focused on romance and feel-good stories, is being discontinued.
As of September 15th, 2020, the subscription will not be taking on any more members and on November 1st, Audible Escape will be brought to an end for good.
This means that any titles that fans have saved or downloaded will become unavailable unless they have been bought or feature as part of Audible’s replacement subscription package.
Audible Plus is replacing Audible Escape
Audible Escape is coming to an end as it is being replaced by Audible Plus.
The Audible Plus membership, priced at $7.95 per month, is a more general subscription and while it will feature romance and feel-good titles, that genre will no longer have its own separate subscription.
Audible Plus is set to boast over 11,000 titles among its catalogue according to Good e-Reader.
The next tier up in Audible’s subscription reshuffle, replacing Audible Gold, is Audible Premium Plus, priced at $14.95, which gives listeners an even bigger range of content to choose from and one monthly audiobook credit.
It’s safe to say that fans of Audible Escape are hugely disappointed that the streaming subscription is ending.
One fan on Twitter wrote: “ARE YOU KIDDING ME ON CANCELLING AUDIBLE ESCAPE??”
While another added: “I’m so angry right now. None of my favorite authors are included in the plus catalog.”
And finally, this romance fan is not keen on how the genre is being treated: “Really not happy that Audible Escape is being withdrawn. Romance always gets a raw deal and for once it was getting the best deal. Now it’s going back to the dungeon. Not much choice on plus.”
The Audible Escape subscription is ending on November 1st, 2020.
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