No it’s not an April fool’s joke! Indeed, downloading the audio edition of Professor Miguel Nicolelis’ new book about brain-machine interfaces is totally free and legal.
First we recommended the book back in February, than wrote about the free preview pages and an a long interview with the author a few days ago, and we tell you how to download to your iPhone, Kindle or any other mp3 player the 14 hr. 40 min. 23 sec. long audio edition (.aax format) of Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines—and How It Will Change Our Lives.
Here’s the trick (easy as pie):
1. There is no Kindle version of Beyond Boundaries on Amazon.com but a classic hardcover and an unabridged audible audio edition. The latter for $30.99 or Free with Audible 30-day free trial. That’s what we need. This book worth a free registration (and much more than that)!
2. By clicking here you can directly go and sign up to Audible.com’s AudibleListener® Gold 30-Day Free Trial Membership which includes: One monthly credit good toward an audiobook of your choice, plus a one-time bonus credit, 30% off any additional audiobooks you purchase, a free daily audio subscription to The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal.
3. Choose a book. Again, we recommend Beyond Boundaries!
4. Send it to your Kindle or any choose device available.
5. Optionally cancel your membership on Audible.com. Pay attention that after your 30-day trial, your membership will automatically renew each month for $14.95 BUT you can keep your free audiobook(s) even if you cancel your membership. Again, if you cancel your membership before your free trial period is up, you will not be charged.
6. If you’ve liked listening the book don’t be parsimonious, buy the hardcover edition. ;)
If you don’t know what it is all about watch this short 5 min. interview with neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis in Jon Stuart’s The Daily Show: