How to Download Audible Books to Mac

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jan 24, 2022 2:40 PM

Downloading Audible books to Mac is a good way to save your audiobooks. Also, in this way, you will be able to listen to Audible on Mac and manage Audible audiobooks more easily. However, some users don't know how to download Audible to Mac and where to find the downloaded Audible files. Don't worry! In this post, we'll uncover how to save purchased Audible books to Mac. Beside, you'll learn how to convert Audible files to Mac for backup.

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Part 1. How to Download Purchased Audible Books on Mac
Part 2. Best Way to Download and Convert Audible Files to Mac
Part 3. Alternative Way to Download Audible Books to Mac
Part 4. FAQs about Downloading Audible Audiobooks to Mac

Part 1. How to Save Purchased Audible Books on Mac

To download Audible books to Mac, you need to purchase Audible audiobooks first. Follow the below steps to purchase your favorite titles from Audible and then download Audible books to your Mac computer.

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Step 1. Start by opening a browser, then navigate to the Audible site.

Step 2. After signing into Audible, browse the site and find the audiobook you want to buy.

Step 3. Click the audiobook and select Buy with 1 credit or Buy for $X.XX.

Step 4. Then go to the Library page and find the audiobooks you have purchased.

Step 5. At right, click the Download button and the download progress will begin.

Step 6. After the downloading is finished, you can locate the Audible files.

Part 2. How to Download Audible Books to Mac via Audible Converter

It's pretty easy to buy audiobooks from Audible and download them to your Mac computer. But after you complete the downloading, there is something you need to know. First, the audiobooks from Audible are encrypted in DRM, which prevents you from stealing content from Audible. Second, Audible has special file formats for its audiobooks. AA and AAX are the most common formats we can see in Audible files. There is also a new format called AAXC.

Even though we have no issue with Audible's copyright policy, DRM really makes it inconvenient for you to listen to Audible books. Meanwhile, if you want to really save Audible book files and share them with your friends who don't have the Audible app or account, you need to change them from AA and AAX to a more univeral format.

So, in fact, downloading Audible books to Mac is not as easy as you thought it would be. To download DRM-free Audible books and completely own Audible files, you can use ViWizard Audible Converter, a tool to remove DRM from Audible AA and AAX audiobooks and convert them into a large number of common formats. Let's check out how exactly you can do it.

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Key Features of ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible without account authorization
  • Convert Audible audiobooks to common formats at 100× faster speed
  • Freely customize lots of parameters of output audiobooks
  • Split audiobooks into small segments by time frame or by chapters
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Step 1Import Audible files to ViWizard

After installing ViWizard Audible Converter for Mac, run it on your Mac. From the main interface, click the Add files icon at the top center to import Audible audiobooks to ViWizard. Or you can drag and drop Audible audiobook files directly from the folder to the converter.

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Step 2Adjust the output audio format

The next step is to change the output settings for your Audible books. Click the Format panel at the bottom left of the main interface and select MP3 as the output format. Besides, you also can customize the audio codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate if needed. To split the whole Audible file by chapters, you can click the Edit icon and check the box.

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Step 3Convert Audible files to MP3 Mac

Click the Convert button to download and convert Audible AA and AAX audiobooks to MP3 or other audio formats you need. ViWizard software can convert Audible files at up to 100× at most. When it has done the work, you can click the Converted button to look through all the converted audiobooks on your Mac computer.

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After conversion, you can freely share Audible files with your friends and family. Or the others can use ViWizard Audible Converter to convert Audible books for playing because it doesn't require an Audible account or the Audible app to start the converison.

Part 3. Alternative Way to Download Audible Books to Mac via OpenAudible

With the help of ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter, you can easily and quickly convert Audible books to DRM-free MP3 audio files or other formats. There is another tool called OpenAudible that can help you download Audible books to your Mac computer with your Audible account. But sometimes it fails to work and would downgrade the audio quality.


Step 1. Download and install OpenAudible on your Mac computer.

Step 2. Click Controls and select Connect to Audible then log into your Audible account.

Step 3. Pick Audible books you want to download to Mac and select the output audio format.

Step 4. After conversion, select one audiobook and right-click Show MP3 to locate the converted book files on your Mac.

Part 4. FAQs about Downloading Audible Audiobooks to Mac

Q1. Can I listen to Audible audiobooks with the Apple Books app?

A: Sure, you are able to transfer Audible audiobooks to the Apple Books app on your Mac for playing. You can first download audiobooks from Audible and then import them into Apple Books. Later, you can listen to Audible audiobooks within Apple Books on Mac.

Q2. How to listen to Audible audiobooks with iTunes?

A: It is easy to import your Audible titles to iTunes for playing. You only need to click File > Add Files to Library and then choose to add Audible book files to the iTunes library.

Q3. Can I download Audible to my Mac?

A: Yes! With our aforementioned method, you can download audiobooks directly from Audible to Mac or use ViWizard software and OpenAudible to save DRM-free Audible files to your Mac.

The Final Thought

Now you've known how to download purchased Audible books to Mac. If you want to get the DRM-free Audible books on your Mac, try using ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter or OpenAudible. No matter which media player you want to use for listening, they are 100% ready to be played. Also, you can share your Audible books to your family and friends at your will.

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