In this article, you will learn how to use various voice commands to ask your Alexa assistant to read your audiobooks from Audible.
Audible is already integrated into Alexa, it is not necessary to add an Audible option in your Alexa app. You can listen to Audible audiobooks on Amazon Echo speakers using the Alexa voice recognition system. Just use the same email address for Alexa and Audible: the one of your Amazon account.
Here is a selection of Alexa voice commands to control the playback of your audiobooks on Audible.
Alexa can tell you which are your latest purchased audiobooks, but for a complete list, you can visit the Alexa app.
Alexa, what are my books in my Audible library?You
Alexa, what is in my Audible library?
Your library has [number] audiobooks. Your most recent purchases include [title1, title2 and title3].Alexa
Check the Alexa app for a complete list.
If you are using an Alexa device with a screen like an Echo Show, Alexa will display a list of your audiobooks.
Listen to an audiobook on Audible
Here is a list of commands to access and read your Audible audiobook.
Read your current audiobook
Resume the reading of your current Audible audiobook where you left it on any of your devices.
Alexa, read my audiobookYou
Alexa, play Audible
Alexa, resume my book
Read another audiobook
You can read another audiobook from your Audible library when you specify its title.
Alexa, read [title] on AudibleYou
Alexa, read [The Hobbits]
Alexa, continue my bookYou
Navigate into the audiobook
Alexa allows you to move back or forward from the current reading position. By default, the jump is 30 seconds. But you can specify another duration at the end of your instruction.
Forward 30 seconds
Forward by another duration
Alexa, forward [duration]You
Alexa forward [40 secondes]
Rewind 30 seconds
Alexa, step back [duration]
Rewind by another duration
Alexa, rewind [duration]You
Alexa, rewind [5 minutes]
Go to the next chapter
Alexa, next chapterYou
Go to the previous chapter
Alexa, previous chapterYou
Restart the chapter
Alexa, restart the chapterYou
Specify the chapter
Alexa, go to chapter [X]You
Alexa, first chapter
Find the name audiobook in playback
If you are not sure about the book you’re listening to, you can ask Alexa to tell you what’s the title and author.
Alexa, what is this book?You
Alexa, what are you reading?
[title] by [author]Alexa
Reading speed control
Alexa lets you control the reading speed of your Audible audiobook. The setting will apply only to the current book you are listening to.
There are 3 preset speeds:
- slow speed (0.75x)
- normal speed (1x)
- fast speed (1.25x)
- very fast speed (1.5x)
Decrease the reading speed
Read your audiobook one step slower to the minimum speed of 0.75x.
Alexa, read slowerYou
Increase the reading speed
Read your audiobook one step faster to the maximum speed of 1.5x.
Alexa, read fasterYou
Reset the reading speed
Read your audiobook at the normal speed of 1x.
Alexa, read at normal speedYou
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