How to Find Your Audible Progress Percentage [3 Methods]

Audible doesn’t have the basic feature of viewing a book’s progress on the app. It makes it hard to share the progress with your friends or update it on Goodreads.

The good news is, there are 3 ways to find and share your progress percentage. You can calculate it using the Progress Calculator, view it on Amazon Firestick or Fire TV, or manually calculate it in less than a minute.

This article will guide you with all three methods in detail.

Method 1: Use the Progress Calculator to Find the Percentage

Method 2: View Progress Percentage on Amazon Firestick/ Fire TV

Method 3: Calculate The Audible Progress Manually

Method 1: Use the Progress Calculator to Find the Percentage

Progress Calculator is a quick way to find your percentage progress by providing the Current and Remaining times.

Here is the step-by-step guide to find your audiobook progress percentage.

Progress calculator site to show how to calculate audiobook progress

  • Next, you need to take note of the current time and remaining time from your audiobook player screen. In my case, the current time is 6 minutes and 21 seconds (of Chapter 3) and the remaining time is 3 hours and 29 minutes [as shown below]
Android phone mockup showing audiobook's progress

  • We will now provide the current time and the remaining time to the Progress Calculator and click on Calculate
Progress calculator screenshot showing audiobooks progress percentage

It will give you the percentage completed and the total time of the audiobook as well. In the above example, I have listened to the 3% of the audiobook so far.

Method 2: View Progress Percentage on Amazon Firestick/ Fire TV

If you have an Amazon Firestick or Fire TV, you can view your percentage without any work. Download the Audible app and sign in to your account. You can sync your progress from any other device.

To view the progress percentage, highlight any title in your library. You can see the completed percentage in the top right corner of the title.

Fire TV showing Audible progress percentage

Method 3: Calculate The Audible Progress Manually

This method requires you to do a little math. We will need the Time Listened (or time elapsed) and Total Time of the audiobook for manual audiobook percentage calculation.

Let us first make sure that Audible is showing the required data and then see how to calculate Audible progress manually

  • When the audiobook is open in the Audible player, tap 3 dots on top right
Android phone mockup playing Audible book

  • Tap on the Player Settings option
Android mobile mockup playing Audible with highlighted player settings

  • Move down to the Mini Player Time Display section and make sure the Time listened/ Total time is selected
Android phone showing time listened/total time of Audible

That’s it. Exit out of the settings and press the arrow icon at the top left of the screen. The Audible Player will be minimized and displayed as a bar on the screen.

Android mockup showing Audible player books's time progress

It now shows the data we need including time listened, and total time.

Next, let us see how to calculate Audible progress manually.

The simple formula to find the audiobook percentage is:

(Time Listened ÷ Total Time) x 100 = Percentage Listened

We need to convert time into minutes. You can simply multiply hours by 60 minutes and add them to minutes.

In the above example, I have listened to 43 minutes and 22 seconds which can be rounded to 43 minutes. The total time is 4 hours and 14 minutes, which becomes (4×60)+14 = 254 minutes.

Putting all the values into the above formula, we get.

(Time Listened ÷ Total Time) x 100 = Percentage Listened

(43  ÷ 254) x 100 = 16.9291% or 17%

There you have it; you have listened to 17% of the audiobook. This is a simple way to manually calculate the Audible percentage completed.

It may seem a lengthy process but once you get used to it, it takes less than a minute to find the progress manually.

I hope this article helped you finding your audiobook progress. Audible had a feature called “Share my Progress” to share the listened progress in percentage but the feature was discontinued around 3 years ago. Many Audible users now use other methods to calculate their progress.

Further Reading: Find and clear listening history on Audible

Sohail Ahmed

I love Audiobooks and this blog features my first-hand experience with all major audiobook apps and services … Know More

2 thoughts on “How to Find Your Audible Progress Percentage [3 Methods]”

    • That’s right Monica. We will need to use the time elapsed in total [including chapters we have finished listening to]

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