Play Audible Audio Books in Linux

By | 2011/01/30

How can I play back Audible audio books in Linux?

Thanks to wine, the Audible PC software installs and works perfectly to playback Audible content.

Sorry for the odd shaped screenshots. This is from my netbook. 🙂

First, make sure you have wine installed:

sudo apt-get install wine

1. Find and download the Audible Manager Windows PC software from


2. Install it with wine:

audible2 audible3

3. In the program preferences, choose ‘Audible Desktop Player’ for audio playback.


4. Download some Audible content from your account, and import it into the program.


5. Play! You may be prompted for your login to authorize playback.