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Uncle Rick Audio Book Club Subscription Review by Wendi KitsteinerUncle Rick Audio Book Club Subscription
The “Uncle Rick Audio Book Club” was designed with one simple idea in mind: to bring the best selection of KID-SAFE audiobooks to your home. The idea is that Uncle Rick can serve as a sort of stand-in for mom. While obviously listening to books read by a parent or family member is the most ideal, this website is intended to provide a “second-best” option.
Uncle Rick is that option.
For just $10 a month, you become a member of Uncle’s Rick Audio Club. This membership entitles you to two book downloads each month. These books cover a variety of topics. There are scripture and historical books, adventure stories, and historical fiction just to name a few. In addition, you are also entitled to a 20% discount on all products on the “Character Concepts Site” of their website.
Some other highlights of this membership:
- You can actually create a “digital audio library” of trusted books. All of your monthly downloads can be copied to your device for easy access and listening.
- Each month when your membership renews, you receive a personal code via email in order to download your new audio books for that month.
- Tracking downloads is really easy! Your account holds all your previous purchases in case you need to download it again. (Who hasn’t lost something they previously downloaded in the sea of technology?!)
- Cancelling or pausing your membership is easy to do so there truly is no risk.
- If you don’t like a book you have downloaded, you can contact Uncle Rick, and they will credit your account! (I love this feature!)
Overall, I think this product provides you exactly what it promises with good customer service to back it up. I did find the website a little challenging to maneuver, however, I do think that as they get going, improvements will continue to be made. In addition, any questions I had where answered promptly via email.
Since all the books are read by the same narrator, you will quickly be able to determine whether this is a good fit for your family and how it is received by your children. I think every parent is anxious to find a way to bring quality literature closer to their home, and the “Uncle Rick Audio Book Club” is a fantastic option.
-Product review by Wendi Kitsteiner, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, May, 2017