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President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have kept quite busy with a number of projects since leaving the White House. Between writing books, speaking engagements, and watching their two daughters mature into young adults, the Obamas have definitely had their plate full — and it’s about to grow even more. The couple’s media company, Higher Ground, has a new home at Audible, Amazon’s audio storytelling platform. If you’ve been curious about this Amazon add-on, now’s the perfect time to check it out with a 3-month or 30-day free trial.
Before we dive into everything Amazon’s Audible has to offer, let’s break down what listeners can expect from the Obamas’ new, multiyear deal with the platform. According to a statement shared in part by Variety, Higher Ground’s shows “will reflect the companies’ shared mission to tell meaningful and entertaining stories that elevate diverse voices and experiences.” The news comes following the end of the Obamas’ deal with Spotify, which was originally agreed on in 2019.
Along with Higher Ground’s wide range of incredible storytelling coming to Audible, the audio streaming service has a lot more to offer. There are two plans with Audible — but only the Audible Premium Plus plan currently offers a 3-month free trial, which ends July 31, 2022. With Audible Plus and Premium Plus, listeners have access to meditation programs, sleep tracks, originals, and audiobooks. (Yes, that includes the audiobooks for the Obamas’ own works like Becoming by Michelle Obama and A Promised Land by President Obama.)
Following the 30-day free trial, Audible Plus is only $7.95 per month, while Audible Premium Plus is $14.95 per month after the current 3-months free trial. What do you get with the Premium plan you won’t find on an Audible Plus subscription? One title of your choosing each month that is yours to keep! For those of you who already subscribe to Amazon’s Prime Video, Audible is a must-have addition to your streaming regimen. Just think of all the books, podcasts, and stories you’ll take in this summer with a quick subscription. Before the Obamas’ Higher Ground drops its first series and stories on Audible, subscribe today and enjoy a wealth of stories you won’t find anywhere else.
Before you go, click here to see 19 things we learned about Michelle Obama in Becoming.