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Books Free
All of the sites mentioned listed here offer Netflix-like services -- unlimited rentals, no due dates and free prepaid shipping both ways, but Books Free is the best for this simple reason - When you rent a book from Books Free, they send you the entire book. Simply Audiobooks and Jiggerbug split the book into multiple shipments, with each shipment counting as a separate rental.
Formats: CDs and MP3-CDs (these are special CDs that will only play on your computer's CD-ROM drive, newer DVD players and in special MP3-CD players)
Price: Plans start at $19.99 per month for CDs. Plans start at $9.99 for MP3-CDs
Titles: Almost 14,000


Simply Audiobooks
Another Netflix-like plan. Here's what I don't like about this site -- 5 CDs equal 1 rental, so if your book is recorded on 12 CDs, it will take three separate rentals to read it. The site does have one great advantage, however -- with some membership plans, you can download books instantly to your computer and the downloads are yours to keep -- you can listen to them over and over, burn them to a CD, or transfer them to a portable MP3 player (downloads are not compatible with i-Pods, however).
Formats: CDs, Cassettes and Downloads
Price: $14.95 per month (CDs/Cassettes). $11.95 per month (downloads).
Titles: Over 22,000 CDs and 4,000 downloads.


JiggerBug
Another Netflix-like plan. Here's what I don't like about this site -- 9 CDs equal 1 rental, so if your book is recorded on 12 CDs, it will take two separate rentals to read it. Titles can also be instantly downloaded to your computer, but you can only access your downloaded book for 14 days.
Formats: CDs, Cassettes and Downloads
Price: $14.95 per month
Titles: Over 25,000