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Official Audiobook Speed Calculator: Get Your Listening Time

Want to quickly calculate how long your audiobook will take to listen to at different speeds? You’ve come to the right place. Try our Audiobook Speed Calculator completely free below to quickly calculate your listening time for any book!

Audiobook Time Calculator

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Who doesn’t love audiobooks? Hello…You can listen to them on-the-go, people!

They even let you dive into stories while commuting without people constantly bumping into your book (ok, they’re probably still bumping into you).

But it opens up a world of options, like reading while you walk, exercise, or cook.

The only thing that could be better is reading more books, by upping your speed. Which is something that I do, a lot. However, I have one small, consistent pet peeve with Audible: I don’t automatically know how long a book will take me to read when I listen to a book faster than 1x.

Oftentimes I’m driving and I don’t want to do the math.

Which is exactly why I built the Audiobook Speed Calculatorโ€”an easy-to-use tool designed to tell you how long any book will take to listen to. Let’s dive in.

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Figure out your listening total time in seconds!

What is the Audiobook Speed Calculator?

The Audiobook Speed Calculator is a super easy-to-use online tool that calculates how long it will take to listen to your audiobook based on your listening speed (such as 1x, 1.5x, 2x, etc).

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Listen faster!

Why Use the Audiobook Speed Calculator?

I mean it’s pretty simple really, but there are two key benefits.

First, you don’t have to do the math yourself.

Second, by knowing exactly how long an audiobook will take to listen to, you can plan ahead by choosing the right book for the right length of time. For example, if you have a 6 hour plane ride from Boston to San Fransisco, then you can choose a 12 hour book and listen at 2x speed.

By the way, we have tons of other useful, time-saving calculators and generators on this site, like these:

Step-by-Step Guide to Using the Audiobook Speed Calculator

Using our Audiobook Speed Calculator is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Enter the Length of the Audiobook: Input the hours and minutes of the audiobook’s total length.
  2. Select Your Playback Speed: Choose your desired playback speed. You can select from preset options or enter a custom speed.
  3. Get Your Listening Time: The calculator will give you with the total listening time.
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Some Tips for Using the Audiobook Speed Calculator

Speed Up with the “Faster??” Feature

Think you can handle speeds beyond our presets? Use the “Faster??” feature to input your speed and watch your listening time shrink!

When to Shift Your Speed

In general, the way I use this is for denser material, I slow down, while lighter books I breeze through with a quicker listening speed.

Other Tools for the Audiobook Fan

While the Audiobook Speed Calculator is a powerful tool, there are other resources that can enhance your audiobook experience.

Apps like Audible, GoodReads, and Libby offer vast libraries of audiobooks, while tools like Goodreads allow you to track your reading and find new books to enjoy.

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