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How to Download and Convert Audible Books to MP3

"I want to terminate my Audible account, but I want to keep some audiobooks. Can I download or convert my Audible books to MP3? How can I achieve it?"

Listening to Audible audiobooks is a good entertainment in our leisure time, but the Audible books are limited in some way. The most annoying one is that though you can download Audible books for offline listening, you are limited to listen to the audiobooks with the Audible app. If you locate the downloaded Audible files on your computer and put them to your MP3 player, you’ll find that they can’t play at all.

The fact is that when you download an audiobook from Audible, it’s saved as an .aa or .aax file, which couldn’t be recognized by other music players. By contrast, MP3 is the most popular audio format that is fully supported by the majority of music apps. Thus, to enjoy Audible books on a different platform or on more devices, there’s a need to download Audible books in MP3 format.

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However, as we mentioned above, Audible books can only be saved in AA or AAX format. There’s no direct way to download Audible books in MP3 format. As a result, we’ll have to turn to a third-party app to accomplish the task. What’s the best tool to convert Audible to MP3? When choosing the Audible to MP3 converter, we must take many factors into consideration, such as its’ main functions, conversion speed, stability, system compatibility, after-sales service, etc.


Tool Required – Any Audiobook Converter

In this article, we recommend you to try Any Audiobook Converter. It is a popular tool to download and convert Audible .aa and .aax files to MP3/M4A/M4B, supporting 60X faster conversion speed and keeping chapters & ID3 tags. Currently, the Audible downloader offers Windows & Mac version and free updates and technical support.

Key Features of Any Audiobook Converter

Any Audiobook Converter

  • OKDownload Audible audiobooks to computer;
  • OKConvert AA/AAX audiobooks to M4A/M4B/MP3;
  • OKKeep chapters and ID3 tags; 60X faster conversion speed;
  • OKFree updates & technical support.

Tutorial: How to Convert Audible AA/AAX Files to MP3

When you download Audible books to your computer, they are saved as .aa or .aax files. To convert them to MP3 format, the first step is to import the Audible .aa or .aax files to Any Audiobook Converter. Below is a step-by-step tutorial about how to use Any Audiobook Converter to convert Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3 format.

Step 1 Add Audible Books to Any Audiobook Converter

Click the "Add files" button to add Audible .aa or .aax audiobooks to Any Audiobook Converter, or you can directly drag and drop the files into the program.

Note: If you have no idea about how to get .aa/.aax audiobooks from Audible, please go to How to Download Audible Books to Computer for detailed steps.

main interface

Step 2 Choose MP3 as the Output Format

Click on the “Settings” button on the upper right corner. Here you can choose Output Format (Original/M4A/M4B/MP3), Output Quality, and Output Path.

To export Audible books as MP3 files, you are required to choose “MP3” as the output format here. If you’d like to customize the output path, please click the “” button to designate the output folder by yourself.

add audiobooks

Step 3 Export AA/AAX Audible Audiobooks to Computer as MP3 Files

Click the "Convert" button to start converting the .aa/.aax audiobooks to MP3 format. Once the conversion is completed, you can click the "History" button on the bottom left corner to find the Audible books in MP3 format.

You can also go to the output folder you set in Step 2 to find the well-converted MP3 audiobooks.

customize output format
Conclusion

Audible audiobooks are limited to be played with the Audible app, but sometimes you may prefer to play Audible books with other music players, like your MP3 player. To achieve the goal, you can download books from Audible and then use Any Audiobook Converter to convert the .aa/.aax Audible books to MP3 format.

Any Audiobook Converter is a good choice concerning about its basic functions, conversion speed, system compatibility and after-sales service. The free trial of the program allows you to convert the first 1/3 part of each book. To obtain the entire book, you need to purchase a license. You can download it to test whether it works for you and then decide whether you’d like to get the app or not.

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