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By ChesterUpdated on December 16, 2022

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Have you ever encountered Audible book not playing sound issue? Are you looking for ways to fix Audible book not playing sound? Read this article, we will show you few common ways to solve Audible book not playing sound, and we will also teach you how to play Audible books on any device.

"I have downloaded some audiobooks from Audible, but some of the Audible book not playing sound, can any of you tell me how I can fix Audible book not playing sound issue?"

Audiobooks is now becoming more and more popular in recent years. By listening to audiobooks, people can free up their hands and eyes, they can fill up their spare time by listening to audiobooks, such as on the way to work, working out, in the queue and more. Audible also is the most popular app which leads audiobook streaming service, it has already attracted millions of users sine it was launched.

You can easily stream any Audible audiobooks you are interested with the Audible app. However, there are many Audible user complained that the Audible app not playing sound recently, most of the users are not very good at digital technology and they do not know how to fix this issue themself, which makes very annoying. Don't worry, we will show you several ways to fix Audible book not playing sound, please do not miss this post.


Part 1. Why Audible Not Playing Sound?

It is pretty awkward when you want to listen to Audible audiobooks and the Audible app is not playing sound. Audible is an audiobook streaming service which contains millions of great audiobooks, with this huge resources in the Audible app, there will be many factors cause the Audible book not playing sound error, such as the app may be running incorrectly, the playback device is not working probably, or even the audio files was downloaded incorrectly and more unknown reasons why Audible has no sound. In the next part, we will show you some common ways to solve Audible not playing sound.

Part 2. Common Ways to Solve Audible Not Playing Sound

There are many unpredictable reason that cause Audible book not playing sound. We will show you 4 common ways to solve it, here are the solutions below.

Solution 1. Turn up the Volume of Your Device
The most direct way is to check the volume of your device first, there is no way to listen to the audiobooks when the volume of your device is down to zero. You can turn up the volume of your device by pressing the volume up button, or you can go to the volume settings to adjust the volume.

Solution 2. Redownload the Audiobook on Your Device
One of the common errors that makes Audible audiobook not playing sound the audiobook file crashes, in this case, you need to redownload the audiobook. First of all, you have to remove the audiobook from your library , and then you can search for the book and download it again for correctly playing. Here are few simple steps.

download audible on iphone

Step 1. Tap on the search bar on the Home page.

Step 2. Search the audiobook that you want to download.

Step 3. Tap the Library button at the bottom, and you will be the audiobook in the library.

Step 4. Tap the image picture of the audiobook to start downloading the audiobook to your device again.

Solution 3. Force to Stop and Open the App Again
Sometimes the program may get crashed or running error to cause the not playing sound. You need to reopen the app. Just close the app in the background, then remember that you need to wait for a few minutes before opening it again. The Audible should work after you reopen the app.

Solution 4. Uninstall and reinstall the Audible App
If the not playing sound error can not be solve after using the methods above, you can try to uninstall it, and then install the Audible app again on your phone.

audible for ios

Step 1. Press and hold the Audible app on the home page of your phone.

Step 2. Remove the Audible app by clicking Remove to confirm.

Step 3. Go to the App Store, search for Audible to download it again. The not playing sound error of the Audible app should be solved after you have redownloaded it.

Part 3. Bonus: Play Audible Books on Any Device

After you have tried all the common ways, but the Audible app not playing sound is still not solved, then you will need to change another device to play Audible because your device is not working probably. Or you might have solved the Audible not playing sound using the methods above, but the error may happen again and again, which is quite annoying for users.

If you want to play Audible audiobooks on other devices, you will find that the downloaded Audible audiobooks can only be played within the Audible app. It is impossible to move the audiobooks to other devices that do not support the Audible app, you can only listen to to Audible audiobooks on certain devices. So if you want to play Audible books on any device, you need to bypass the limit from Audible and convert the audiobooks to MP3. To do it, you need an Audible converter!

Tool You'll Need - UkeySoft Audible Converter

UkeySoft Audible Converter is one of the best Audible converters which has the ability to remove DRM from Audible audiobooks and convert Audible AA/AAX files to MP3 and other various common formats, such as M4A, M4B, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AC3, OGG, AIFF. So that you can move the converted audiobooks to other unauthorized devices for offline playback. This is the best way to fix Audible not playing sound issue, you do not have to worry the causing errors from the Audible app since you can play the converted Audible MP3 files on any device without the Audible app.

Moreover, UkeySoft Audible Converter is able to keep 100% lossless audio quality for the output audiobook files, also the program runs a super fast conversion speed that is up to 700 times faster, with this amazing performance, you can convert a 10-hours audiobook to MP3 in 5 seconds. What's more, another great thing about this program is that it is able to split the big Audible audiobooks into small parts by chapters or times, you can also edit all ID3 tags for all chapters, such as title, year, album, etc.

Unique Features of UkeySoft Audible Converter

  • Remove DRM from Audible audiobooks.
  • Convert Audible AA/AAX files to MP3, M4A, M4B, FLAC, AC3, AAC, OGG, AIFF and WAV.
  • 700X faster conversion speed and batch converting.
  • Keep 100% lossless audio quality after conversion.
  • Download & convert Audible books without iTunes installation & Audible authorization.
  • Preserve ID3 tags after conversion, including title, artist, author, date, etc.
  • Play the converted Audible audiobooks on all devices offline without limits.
  • Splitting the big Audible book into multiple parts by time or chapters.
  • Available on Windows and Mac.

Now it is the time to go through the tutorial of how to convert Audible AA/AAX to MP3, here is the guide below in details, please follow the steps.

Guide: How to Convert Audible to MP3 for Any Device

You need to download and install the latest version of UkeySoft Audible Converter on your computer, please note that the program supports both Windows and Mac Computer.

Step 1. Launch UkeySoft Audible Converter on Computer
Launch UkeySoft Audible Converter on your computer, a nice and clean interface will be shown as the screenshot below.

run ukeysoft audible converter

Step 2. Add Audible AA/AAX Audiobooks
Before adding Audible audiobooks to UkeySoft, make sure the audiobook is downloaded on your computer, you can add as many as Audible audiobooks you like to the converting list since the this convert supports batch conversion, there are two ways to add Audible AA/AAX files.

1. You can drag and drop any Audible audiobooks to UkeySoft's interface, the AA/AAX files will be added to the converting list automatically.

add audible

2. The other way to add AA/AAX files to UkeySoft is just click "Add" and choose any Audible audiobooks that you want to convert, you can also add a whole folder.

add audible

Step 3. Select Output Format to MP3 and Adjust Output Quality
Click the "Options" on the top bar and there will be a window pop up. You can choose the output format, output quality and set up the output folder. There are 8 output audio formats you can choose from, including MP3, M4B, AC3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF and OGG. We want to convert the audiobooks to play on any device, MP3 is the best audio format, because it is the universal format that is compatible for almost all devices.

select output format to mp3

You can also set up the output audio quality by adjusting the bit rate in(kbps) and sample rate(Hz) manually.

output file setup

Optional Setting: In the "Option" section, you can split audiobook by time, parts or chapters, so that you can split the big Audible book into small parts easily. If you do not need splitting, just skip this step.

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Step 4. Start Converting Audible Audibooks to MP3
After you have set up the output files, you just need to click the "Convert" button, and then UkeySoft will convert Audible audiobooks AA/AAX to MP3 at 700X conversion speed. The chapter info and ID3 tags will be preserved after conversion.

start to convert

Step 5. View Output MP3 Files
When the conversion is completed, click "History" to find all the converted Audible audiobooks. Now you can starting transferring Audible audiobooks to any device for offline playback without limits.

view output file


We have showed you some common ways to fix Audible book not playing sound. If you want to play Audible audiobooks freely and do not want any error occurs anytime in the feature, the best solution is to use Ukeysoft Audible Converter, with its help, you can free your Audible books and convert the audiobooks to MP3 for offline playing on other devices.

Fix Audible Book Not Playing Sound


Chester is an experienced editor for UkeySoft focused on tech article writing, software & hardware produce review and tutorial. He specializes in composing posts about music conversion, video downloading, video conversion, screen recording and other tech knowledge tips. He always understands user needs and pain points and familiar with all kinds of multimedia conversion software and streaming music downloader on the market. So far, he has published 400+ helpful tech articles of software reviews, how-to guides to help reader in need.


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