In an effort to wean more people onto the Windows platform, Microsoft has partnered up with popular audiobook service Audible to offer Windows users a free audiobook. The offer only applies to users running either Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8, and it seems you'll only have your pick from three pre-selected audiobooks being offered.
The three choices that you have to pick from are "The Power Trip," Navy Seal autobiography "American Sniper," and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby," which is narrated by actor Jake Gyllenhaal and will also be hitting theaters here shortly. All three of these books seem to be really popular, especially "The Great Gatsby," so be sure to take advantage of the offer while you have it.
Howevever, there is some fine print to be aware of. Only new Audible registrants will be able to get a free audiobook, and you'll have to register for a new account through the Windows 8 or Windows Phone app on your computer or smartphone. It's also only available in the US and you have until May 13 to snatch up your free copy.
While this may be an enticing offer for some users, especially the book lovers out there, we're not so sure that this promotion alone will be enough to get people to try out Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8. It's certainly a good deal for those who already are on one of these platforms, but we can't see others really going for it. Either way, if you're yearning for a free audiobook, now's your chance.