The Great Courses is a series of lectures—actual, collegiate-level courses in science, the arts and humanities—written and presented by some of the most respected scholars and professionals in their fields.
If you go to the Bestsellers page on the Great Courses website, you’ll find that regular prices for these programs start at about $120 and on average, generally cost about $250 each. Right now the site is running a sale, but even the deeply discounted sale courses are running about $70 each. For example, on the Great Courses website Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon is usually priced at $250 for the digital audio, but that audio course is currently on sale, 70% off, for $65.
However, this exact same course is available on Audible at a cost of one Audible member credit. I currently pay $23 a month for my Audible membership, and for that I get two Audible member credits per month. Anyone who spends one Audible credit on Living The French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon is (currently) getting the course for $11.50.
Many Popular Great Courses Titles Can Be Bought For A Single Audible Credit
However, this exact same course is available on Audible at a cost of one Audible member credit. The current price for an Audible membership that grants the user two credits per month is $23. Anyone with that type of Audible membership who spends one Audible credit on Living The French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon is (currently) getting the course for $11.50.
There are LOTS of Great Courses titles available on Audible, and they’re exactly the same recordings as those being offered on The Great Courses website for much, MUCH higher prices. The selection includes such courses as:
The Story of Human Language
The Great Ideas of Philosophy
Great Ideas of Classical Physics
Great Scientific Ideas That Changed The World
How To Listen To And Understand Great Music
…and many more!
Click here to browse the full listings of Great Courses available through Audible. You can browse the titles, read product descriptions and customer reviews on Amazon, then click on the yellow Buy at Audible button to actually buy them with your Audible member credits.
New To Audible?
For those who are not yet using Audible, we’ve got a page all about using Audible audiobooks on the Kindle Fire right here on the site. And here’s a special offer for new Audible members:
This offer will start you on a free, 30-day trial of an Audible Gold membership plan, which gives you one credit per 30 days—the great majority of Audible audiobooks, even current bestsellers, only “cost” one member credit. If you decide to remain a member at the end of the 30 day trial period, you’ll be billed $7.95 per month for the first three months, then your monthly fee will adjust to $14.95. At the end of those three months, or at any time after the initial, 30-day trial, you can upgrade to a Platinum membership, which gives you 2 member credits each month for $23 per month (that’s just $11.50 per book).