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As most of us Audible fans know, it is not currently possible to view your reading progress as a percentage on the mobile app. This means that it is hard to update progress on Goodreads, which is a nuisance, to say the least. The good news is, there IS a way to view the percentage, and I’m going to tell you how below!
In order to view your percentage without having to work anything out, you would need an Amazon Firestick or Fire TV. From here, you would need to download the Audible app, and sign in. From there, you can sync your progress with any other device you listen from.
The great part is, when you highlight a title in your library, it shows your percentage read in the top right hand corner!
How to Calculate Percentage Read
It may be that you don’t have access to Fire TV and want to calculate percentage read. That’s is possible in a few easy steps. There are a few formulas, exactly what you do will probably be down to habit. I use the time elapsed and the total time in minutes. The formula is:
Time elapsed ÷ total time × 100 = percentage read
You will need to calculate the time in minutes. I multiply the hours by 60 and add them to the minutes to generate the total minutes. In the example in the screenshots above, I have listened to 1:20:58. One hour, 20 minutes, and 58 seconds. I round up the minutes to 21 and add the 60 minutes from that hour. So I have 81 minutes in total.
The total time of the book is 16:14:54 on my current setting. Sixteen hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds. I round the minutes up to 15 and multiply the hours by 60 to find the total time in minutes. So 16 × 60 = 960. Then add the 15 minutes and I have 975 minutes in total.
So this leaves me with:
81 (minutes elapsed) ÷ 975 (total time) × 100 (to find percentage) = 8.30 or 8%!
I hope this helps!