How to Change the Playback Speed of Audible Audiobooks

Updated by Adam Gorden on Apr 26, 2022 4:11 PM

There are times when we want to change the narration speed of Audible audiobooks such as if we have too many books to listen to in a short time or we simply want to ingest the knowledge at a faster rate. I was so surprised to see how fast the people around me listened to Audible audiobooks until I find the trick to speed up the playback speed.

Actually, this can be done easily by doing some settings on the players or using an Audible converter to convert Audible audiobooks with a customized speed. Can you speed up audiobooks on Audible? If you want to know the answers, please just continue to read on in this article, I will get you covered with all the details here.

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Part 1. How to Speed Up Audible on Multiple Devices
Part 2. Convert Audible Audiobooks with a Customized Speed
Part 3. Summary

How to Speed Up Audible on Multiple Devices

If you are still wondering how to speed up Audible audiobooks, here's the right place. Now the Audible app has supported on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. For listening to Audible audiobooks, you can download the Audible app on your devices directly. Audible has launched the feature of adjusting audiobooks' playback speed. Let's have a look.

On iOS

Step 1. Go to the Player screen of the Audible app.

Step 2. Tap the Speed icon, you will find the options to choose the speed from the options (0.5x-3x).

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On Android

Step 1. Play an Audible book and go to the Player page.

Step 2. Tap the Speed button.

Step 3. Choose the suitable speed (0.5x-3.5x) you like from the list.

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Tip: Audiobooks synced via iTunes are not able to be adjusted the narration speed. You can play these audiobooks with the built-in audio player on your phone to adjust the speed.

On Windows 10

Step 1. Go to the playing page.

Step 2. Click the Speed icon Then you can select the speed you need from the list.

Convert Audible Audiobooks with a Customized Speed

Thanks to the third-party tool- ViWizard AA/AAX Audiobooks Converter for Windows, you can now customize the playback speed you required for Audible files and convert them to new format of audio files, such as MP3, FLAC, AIFF, OGG, WAV, etc. Besides, it will help you remove any DRM limitations which may reduce your listening experience such as authorizing Audible files. After converting, you can copy and paste the files to play anywhere you like.

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ViWizard Audible Converter Key Features

  • Convert Audible AAX/AA to MP3 and others with Lossless quality
  • Convert Audible books to common formats at 100X faster speed
  • Freely customize playback speed of output audiobooks
  • Split audiobooks into small segments by time frame or by chapters
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Easy Steps to Speed Up Audible Audiobooks

ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter is developed with a most intuitive screen yet powerful features to convert Audible files to MP3, MKA, M4A, M4B, AAC, FLAC, AC3, M4R, split chapters, change the playback speed, volume and pitch and so on.

Step 1Add Audible Audiobooks

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Before changing the speed, please make sure you have already downloaded Audible audiobooks to your computer first. On Windows PC, you can use Audible to download the Audible AA or AAX files. On Mac computer, you can download them into iTunes directly. When they are downloaded completely, you can drag and drop them to the ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter or click the logo with earbud to import them.

Step 2Change Narration Speed

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Click the Format button to set output format and parameters. To change the playback speed, please click the Edit button beside the Audible audiobooks you imported. Then you can select the right play back speed you want from 1% ~ 200%. You can either change it from the bar or input the value you desired. Finally, click the OK to confirm all the settings.

Step 3Convert Audible Files

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At last, you can click Convert to transcode your Audible audiobooks to the new audio files with the speed you customized. By adopting the advanced lossless converting technology, the output quality will be the same as your source files and you don't need to worry about if there is any quality loss. When the conversion is over, click the Converted button to see all converted audiobooks.


All in all,ViWizard AA/AAX Audiobook Converter offers a perfect way for you to change the output speed with up to 0.01 accuracy. You may listen to your Audible audiobooks at a relatively slow speed at the beginning and increase it gradually as the time goes on. I am sure it will help to improve your productivity and have more enjoyable experience in acquiring knowledge from Audible files. Giving the situation that the trial version is totally free, why not give the trial version a shoot? Hope this helps you all.

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