How to Download Audible Books to PC/Mac Computer

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Audible, the popular audiobook platform, allows users to enjoy a vast collection of audiobooks on various devices. While Audible is predominantly designed for mobile use, many users prefer the convenience of enjoying audiobooks on their computers. In this article, we will guide you through the process of downloading Audible to your computer, providing you with the flexibility to listen to Audible audiobooks while working or relaxing at your desk.

Buy Audible Books

If you've already purchased your Audible books, you can just skip to Best Method to Download Audible to MP3.

In Audible.com, there are millions of audiobook titles for you to choose. Such rich contents are easy to meet your requirements. Now follow the next steps to learn how to buy Audible books. If you have already bought the Audible books, just skip to the next part to download them to your PC or Mac computer.

1 Login Audible.com

Whether you have a Mac or PC, you can sign in to the Audible site in a web browser to purchase the Audible books.

Sign in Audible.com

2 Add Audible Audiobook to Shopping Cart

You will find the "Browse" option in site navigation. Choose one audible audiobook from your favorite classification.

Choose Free Audible Audiobook

3 Purchase Audible Books

In your shopping cart, you can find the audible books you added. You can either choose to use the credit or other payment method to get the book.

proceed to checkout

Click "Proceed to Checkout". Then click "Complete Purchase". Now you can listen to and download your books as long as you complete your purchase.

Complete Purchase audible

Step-by-step Guide: Download audible.com books to PC/Mac Computer via Browser

Step 1. Go to Audible website

Open a browser in your computer, and go to the Audible site audible.com and sign in with your Amazon account if necessary.

Step 2. Download Audible Books via a browser.

In the navigation of the Audible site, click "Library" option and then click "Titles". Then you can find all Audible audiobooks you bought in your library. Find the audiobooks you want to download and then click "Download" button.

download audible books to desktop

After the download is finished, you will get an AAX file. Just select a folder where you would like to save the Audible file.

If you are using MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave or earlier, the downloaded AAX files can be opened with iTunes and will be saved in the Audiobooks section of iTunes.

download audible books to mac

If you are using MacOS Catalina or Big Sur, the downloaded Audible books can be imported to Apple Books and will appear in the Audiobooks section of Apple Books. (Since the release of MacOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple has transitioned from iTunes to Apple Books.)

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Can't download Audible from the webiste?

Some people reported that they could not see a "Download" button on the audible website. The audible download button is missing? Why and how to fix it?

can't download from audible website

Please ensure that you've purchased your books. Books that you successfully added to the audible library will not be allowed to download if you didn't make a purchase. They stay here, but they are not your digital audiobooks.

buy audible from library

And some books won't be downloaded if the publisher disabled the option, even though you have purchased those titles. It depends on the publisher.

If there is no download button on library, how can I download audiobooks to computer then? Log in to audible website within Epubor Audible Converter. Please follow the below parts to learn how to download Audible to MP3 with Epubor Audible Converter.

Best method to Download Audible to MP3

Even if you download the Audible books to computer, but none of the audio player can play the AAX file. Why? In fact, Audible audiobooks are always bundled with its own app (Audible app or specified devices), and they are saved as aax format. But you know the most popular audio format is MP3.

If we could download Audible files to mp3 format, we can play audible on any devices without any limitation.

In certain regions such as the UK, Germany, Japan, or Australia, there is even no download button available. This means that you are unable to download your purchased Audible book onto your computer via browser.

no download button

Here we will meet Epubor Audible Converter tool, which can not only download audible to computer, but also convert audible to MP3 easily.

Download Epubor Audible Converter for Free

Download and launch Epubor Audible Converter, click on "Login" and select your Audible region, and then login with your Audible/Amazon credential, your Audible library will be loaded to it automatically.

Note: If you've already downloaded Audible aax files to your computer, you don't need to login to Audible within Epubor Audible converter. Just simple drag these aax files to the main interface of Epubor Audible Converter, follow the below steps to conver them.

Then you can just drag them to the right column, and choose MP3 as output format and click "Convert to MP3".

Now you can download and convert Audible to MP3 at the same time.

convert audible to mp3

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02/9/2018 00:50:31
Why is your guide backwards? How about tell people plainly what software to install first then how to download the books to it? DUH!
02/10/2018 11:18:10
Thank you for your advice.
01/17/2019 02:35:11
Awesome work...thanks a ton
05/14/2019 08:36:54

It is a little bit suspicious that your Epubor download link address an older version, is it a FULL (cracked) version or a TRIAL?  

And the official site has an updated Epubor version named [Epubor Ultimate], is your choice if you want the trial or pay for the FULL version.

05/14/2019 16:19:00
Thank you for asking. The epubor ultimate and epubor audible converter are two different tools. Please download the latest audible converter here: https://www.epubor.com/audible-converter.html
09/8/2022 06:24:51
Hi I wondered as well if the ultimate was truly ultimate, meaning both ebooks and audiobooks but unfortunately the ultimate version is only for ebook files.  You will need this other one for audiobook and the only one available is trial (without chapters, just 1 block) or paid (which includes adding chapters).
06/30/2019 23:16:41
This doesn't work anymore unfortunately. The audible website does not offer a "download" option. The link that says "Download" forwards you to a page named "how to listen".
The section about downloading to a PC, references the old software that is not functional anymore (gives an error saying basically that you can't download anymore.
07/1/2019 08:43:34
I just tested this at my computer.It works fine. You are not the first one to report this issue. It seems to be some glitch with certain accounts, if you reported your problem they will help you reset something in your account (updated the download settings).
  Please contact the customer service to activate the downloading of audible book.
07/1/2019 20:57:09


I have an update. I think it has to do with the operating system we are using. I've been trying this on my Windows 7 machine, and whenever I hover over the "Download" button, I can see it's pointing to: /howtolisten
I'm guessing because the browser send the information of my operating system and there is no good way to play it on it.
I tested it then on my Linux machine, and it works fine. Same account, same day. On Firefox on my Ubuntu, I am able to download the axx files by clicking on the same button.
I hope this will help others.

07/2/2019 09:01:30
Thank you for sharing this with us.
12/23/2019 05:56:13
Just had the same problem, but I don't have a Unix machine at home. My solution: Use your phone!
-open the desktop version of the Audible library (on iPhone, hold down the "reload" arrow in the title bar, no idea for Android)
-copy the link behind the Download button
-send it to your PC via mail or whatever
07/18/2019 02:37:35
the files I dowlonad are just 10mis long. how do i get the whole book?
07/18/2019 08:38:35

To get the whole content of the audible book, you need to use the licensed version. You are welcome to purchase the license of Audible converter: https://www.epubor.com/audible-converter.html

08/2/2019 04:23:32
I want to purchase and listen to audio books.  But every site seems to offer 128 different possible ways to do this using dozens of apps and hardware devices I don't have.  I can't figure out how to get the job done.  I can subscribe to services costing $180/year but I don't want to do this if I'm not sure whether it will work out.  So I usually quit in frustration and go back to buying CDs at a local bookstore.  Is there a simple way to get an audio book?
08/2/2019 09:15:11
If you only want to download your audible books to your computer, just follow the guide mentioned in this article. It is 100% working. Or if you still have any confusion, you can just contact me via SKYPE: epubor.iris@outlook.com to get the instant assistance.
04/18/2020 08:51:36

The Audible book file on my Android 9 device is not .aax, it is .aaxc

Your program does not recognize the format.  For giggles, after I copied it over to the Win10 box, I renamed it to .aax    no joy.


04/19/2020 15:45:16
Thank you for your comments. For now, there is no way to convert aax format audible books directly.  Please use audible app for windows 10 to download the audible books again, then run  epubor audible converter to convert it.
Any more problem, please feel free to let us know.
04/1/2021 10:10:37
I have some mp3 audiobooks, am I able to split them in chapters?
04/6/2021 10:19:58

For splitting mp3 audiobooks, please follow this guide>>https://www.epubor.com/split-audiobook-into-chapters.html

01/2/2022 23:06:43
Unfortunately, the program does not work with the latest files released by Audible in AAXC format. The method you suggested to overcome the obstacle does not work either: in fact, the app window and the Audible website no longer allow downloading of files. It can only be done with the android app but the files are in AAXC format. You should warn customers of this situation instead of redirecting to outdated links!
01/4/2022 11:44:26
Please note Audible still allows you to download audible files from browser and audible windows app. If you want to download audible plus file (which are rented files), you only can download them on mobile phone or tablets.
03/3/2023 23:51:57

When I'm at audible site, there is no download button on library.
How can I download audiobooks to computer then?


03/13/2023 16:05:45
what's your audible marketplace? Some regions doesn't provide the download option any more.
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