The company, which is the world's largest seller and producer of audiobooks, announced a "Clips," feature, which lets readers save and share passages and excerpts from audio content and share them on iOS and Windows devices, with Android devices coming later.
Essentially, what Audible is doing is taking the ability to share the spoken word as people have shared the written word.
"Listeners also love talking about books, authors, and narrators they are passionate about, and Clips makes it easier for our customers to start meaningful conversations with their friends and family directly from their audiobook whenever inspiration strikes," said Don Katz, founder and CEO of Audible in a statement. "We are also excited to launch this new, easy-to-use tool that authors and narrators can use to raise awareness of their audiobooks."
To use the new feature, which is available today, all users have to do is simply tap on the clips icon inside the Audible app and select which place they want to share it to. You can send up to 45 seconds of audio that can be edited and shared.
In addition, Audible will also let a recipient have the ability to share and purchase the full audiobook, which could help Amazon's digital media sales, something the company has placed great focus on.
In Amazon's fourth quarter, media sales, which includes Audiobooks as well as several other items, accounted for $7.22 billion in net sales, out of $35.7 billion. Of that, $3.93 billion came from North America, while $3.29 billion was from Amazon's international operations.
Here's a short video showing how it will work: