Thursday, May 20, 2021

How to Earn Badges in Audible's Mobile Apps (2021 Update)

I originally published this post in June of 2015 and it has the most hits of any of my posts at 15,411 as of today (5/20/2021). Since Audible just updated the badges for the first time since then, I thought I should update this post.

I still do most of my audio-book listening using Audible, specifically, the Audible app on my iPhone. One of the extra features of the app is that you can earn badges as you listen to your books. There are now 18 different badges you can earn. From what I understand, Android devices and Kindle Fire devices utilize the same feature.

The badges you earn on one device from an Audible app syncs between devices (like when I listen from my iPad at night vs. my iPhone in the car).

There are three different levels of badges you can obtain: silver, gold, and platinum.

Mount Everest:
Complete an Audible book that is longer than 24 hours long. (Infinite Jest did the trick for me!)

Look at your profile page and badge page and switch back (in and out) over 50 times to obtain the Watchtower badge.

Read in at least 2 books in the course of any consecutive 7 day period.

Weekend Warrior:
Listen to an audible book for at least a total of 10 hours on a weekend.

Night Owl:
Listen to any selection of books for a course of at least 8 hours on any given night.

Repeat Listener:
Listen to the same book 3 or more times in a given day or week.

Daily Dipper:
Listen to books on any 7 consecutive days.

High Noon:
Read a book for at least 3 hours during a lunchtime stretch between 11am and 3pm.

The Closer:
Complete an entire book in one session.

Listen to an Audible book for at least 2 consecutive hours in a day.

Listen to 3 book titles in one day.

The Stack:
Have at least 50 Audible audiobooks in your library.

Social Butterfly:
Share your badge progress 5 times on Twitter and Facebook.

Place 10 bookmarks in a single book.

Dabbler (the only one I don't have yet):
Hey! They finally fixed this and now it shows that I have this badge too! (as of 5/20/2021)

They've also added 3 badges:

You get this badge for earning badges... you get the gold ring for having earned 10 badges.

"If you like to try before you buy, then this badge will soon apply." (I don't have this one yet so I don't know how many books you have to try before you buy or if it gives you credit for listening to the free sample of a book if you don't end up buying the book.)

"To your Echo utter 'Alexa, read my book', and you'll get a badge for the effort it took."
This one annoys me because I don't own an Amazon Echo and I don't want or need an Echo device. But I get it. They want to promote their product.

Try Audible Plus

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