I am able to confirm that you do NOT
need to be a Goodreads member to get this deal. I was able to replicate this deal (and get the terms for you) on my sister's Amazon account.She does not have Goodreads and has never created an Audible account. However, funny enough, I am not able to replicate this deal for myself because as stated in the terms and conditions, this does not work for accounts closed in the last 3 months. I cancelled my paused Audible membership and tried resubscribing with this link, but the final purchase page shows the regular $14.95/ membership. If you've recently cancelled your Audible membership, definitely YMMV.
On my Goodreads home page, there is a banner ad for 3 months of Audible for $4.95/ month. I am a current Audible subscriber (my account is on hold), so after signing out of Audible and Amazon when I click on the ad link, I get the Audible page to sign-up for $14.95/ month. This is likely because my Goodreads is linked to my Amazon account. I'm also not able to see the deal or the terms when opening in an incognito tab. In short, I cannot confirm this works, but I wanted to share in case anyone is able to use it. I did attach a screenshot of the banner ads for reference. I also cut and pasted the link from the banner ads, but again, can't confirm they work. I suspect this is a targeted campaign and won't work for everybody.
I am very much a newbie and welcome any constructive criticism on how to improve this post.
Terms and Conditions
Audible Special Offer: $4.95/month for 3 months
This is a limited time offer. For the first 3 months of your Audible membership, you will be charged the discounted price of $4.95/mo. You will be charged one time per month and will receive one credit per month. After the first 3 months, your Audible membership will continue at $14.95/mo until cancelled. You will be billed monthly, and will receive one credit each month, good for any Audible audiobook. Offer only applies to Audible digital subscription. Digital content and services may only be available to customers located in the U.S. and are subject to the terms and conditions of Audible, Inc. Offer applies only to an Audible monthly membership sold by audible.com. The same items sold by other sellers (e.g. audible.co.uk, etc.) do not qualify. Offer limited to one per customer and account. Offer may not be combined with other offers. The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $30 (a $10 discount off the normal $14.95 monthly price for the first 3 months). This offer is not available to existing Audible members, those participating in an Audible free trial, or customers who have cancelled an Audible subscription or free trial in the last 3 months.
Amazon/Audible reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time. Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.