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Apple/Audible Audiobook Converter – Top 4 Audiobook to MP3 Converters 2024

More and more people like listening to Audiobooks from Audible.com and Apple Books. Nearly all the purchased or downloaded audiobooks are in the format of AAX or M4B with DRM protection. That is to say, even if you bought it, you can’t play it anywhere you want.

Fortunately, there is a solution called Audiobook Converter to permanently resolve the problem by converting Apple/Audible audiobooks from AAX/M4B to MP3 or other formats on Mac and Windows. 

In this article, we look at the best audiobook to mp3 converter (4 options considered) available today. We also give you the essential information to help you choose the right package for you.

Top 1. DRmare Audio Converter (one-stop tool)

  • Editor’s reason to use: It’s the most powerful Apple M4B audiobooks to MP3 converter with a lower price.

DRmare Audio Converter is a one-stop audio converter/downloader to encode both encrypted Apple Music, iTunes audio, Audible audiobooks, and all unprotected audio formats to MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. with lossless quality. 

DRmare audio converter
  • Available for: Windows, Mac.
  • Price: $39.95 for lifetime license.
  • Supported files: Apple Music, iTunes M4P songs, iTunes M4A, M4B, Audible AAX audiobooks, and common audios.
  • Supported output formats: MP3, M4A, WAV, AAC, FLAC, M4B.
  • Conversion speed: 10X faster speed.
  • Audiobook tags editing: Yes.
  • Chapter splitting: Yes.
  • Free trial limits: There is a conversion time length limitation on the converted mp3 files with the trial version.


To import Audible audiobooks, you must install iTunes to authorize your audible account. That means you couldn’t convert audible aax to mp3 without iTunes.

Tool 2. Audials Music 2021 (paid audio recorder)

  • Editor’s reason to use: The best choice to save songs from amazon music, apple books, audible audiobooks, Spotify, Tidal…

Audials Music 2022 helps find, record and convert music and audiobooks from streaming services. It’s easy, fast, legal, and top quality. In my own opinion, it’s more like an audiobook recorder, not a converter. 

What’s better, it also can be used as a music player, which means you can play the converted audiobooks within the app.

audials music 2021
  • Available for: Windows.
  • Price: $39.90 annually.
  • Supported files: Amazon Music, Soundcloud, Tidal, Deezer, Apple Music, Spotify, audible.com, other streaming services and video sharing websites.
  • Supported output formats: MP3, FLAC, AAC, AIFF, AU, CAF, M4A, WAV, WMA, WMA Pro.
  • Recording speed: Super fast at 30 times the speed.
  • Audiobook tags editing: Yes.
  • Chapter splitting: No.
  • Demo version limits: It cuts the recording short at 2 minutes only. 


Once Audials has started recording, the recording cannot be changed until you stop the session. I would say that this tool gives us high quality audiobooks, though it takes longer time to record (compared to conversion tools). 

Tool 3. Audacity (audiobook recorder free)

  • Highlight feature: The best free audiobooks recorder (and the Audials alternative) which is available for both Windows and Mac.

If you think the Audials Music recorder is a little expensive, or you need a similar tool to record audiobooks from audible and apple audiobooks, here I also highly recommend you get a trial of Audacity (audio editor and recorder). It’s totally free for Windows and Mac users, and it’s developed by a group of volunteers as open source. 

But please note that the Audacity will only record audiobooks as an .wav file. If you want to save it to an MP3 file, you will need to use FFMPEG to convert the .wav file to .mp3 manually.

audacity audio recorder
  • Available for: Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. 
  • Price: Free.
  • Supported files: All types of audio.
  • Supported output formats: MP3, WAV, AIFF, FLAC. 
  • MP3 file editing: Yes.
  • Chapter splitting: No.


Audacity lacks dynamic equalizer controls and real time effects while recording.

Tool 4.  iSummersoft Audible Converter (best audiobook converter for Audible aax)

iSummersoft Audible Converter is one of the best audible to mp3 converters. As an audiobook drm removal, it can remove DRM from Audible AAX/AAXC with lossless quality. Besides, it works straightforwardly without launching the iTunes program.

Plus, it comes with a built-in splitting function. And iSummersoft is the first developer who finally found a solution to convert Audible AAXC to MP3 format (though the current solution is still a little confusing).

isummer audible audiobook converter
  • Available for: Windows, Mac.
  • Price: $19.99 for 1-year license and $29.99 for lifetime license (the lowest price). 
  • Supported files: Single purchased audible aax, audible original titles, added titles during audible premium.
  • Supported output formats: MP3 and M4B.
  • Recording speed: At up to 60X faster speed.
  • ID3 tags and chapters: Yes.
  • Parameters adjusting: No.
  • Demo version limits: It converts 20% of each audiobook.

How to Use iSummersoft Audible to MP3 Converter:

Step 1. Get the software installed on the computer and open it.

Step 2. Add the AAX files to iSummersoft main screen.

Step 3. Set the output audio format (MP3 or M4B) for audible audiobooks.

Step 4. Hit the ‘Convert to…’ button to convert and remove the DRM audible.

Optional: If you’re not allowed to download the aax format contents via a browser(online), don’t worry, you can log in within this tool to sync your audible library first. Then, drag the synced audible contents (either the single purchased titles or the subscribed audible files) to the right, convert them to mp3 or m4b format with chapters kept.

audible library sync and backup

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