There are two options for listening to audiobooks on the Kindle Fire. The first is an app that can be downloaded and installed from the Kindle's app store. Please stay on this page and keep reading to do that.
The second option is to stream the audiobook from your browser through OverDrive LISTEN. This requires no app installation, click HERE for instructions on OverDrive LISTEN.
For OverDrive App...
The app can be obtained by clicking "App" at the top of your Kindle Fire screen, then "Store" in the upper right. Search for Overdrive Media Console, choose, and install this free app.
STEP 1: Download App
To enjoy both eBooks and audiobooks on Kind Fire, you will need the Overdrive Media Console app installed and activated on your device. The app can be obtained by clicking "App" at the top of your Kindle Fire screen, then "Store" in the upper right. Search for Overdrive Media Console, choose, and install this free app.
STEP 2: Register
After installing, launch the app and it should ask you to Sign Up for an account. This is both easy and free to do, just tap "Sign up" and fill in the information on the next page.
With this App, you'll be able to read and listen to both EPUB ebooks and MP3audiobooks. The app does not support Kindle format eBooks (which you won't need, even though you have a Kindle Fire).
STEP 3: Add a Library
After registering, you'll be presented with the screen shown in the left below. For now, tap the three lines in the upper left next to the OverDrive icon (shown in the left picture below). The picture to the right shows the next screen.
Click 'Add a Library' (highlighted in blue in the right picture above) and proceed to search for your library,which will direct you to North Country Library System.
STEP 4: The Collection!
Next you'll be at our website! Tap SIGN IN (located in the upper right) and proceed to type in your library card and PIN number (the PIN is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number). Once you're signed in, browse for a book. Tap the cover of your selection to reveal a Borrow button, or Place a Hold (if it's currently checked out). Notice the picture below, a cover has been tapped revealing a big BORROW button, as well as a small 'More' arrow that tells you more information about the book.
After tapping Borrow, you will then be directed to another page. Click DOWNLOAD next to the item, and select the EPUB (eBook) or MP3 (audiobook) format. Because you have the App, NEVER CHOOSE KINDLE format.
After selecting the format you want, tap Confirm and Download. The App will start downloading your selection. Take note that Audiobooks will take a LONG time to download and you'll want to make sure you're not using any sort of data plan to download it; only a Wi-Fi connection.
STEP 5: Reading
Once the title says it has downloaded to the app, simply hit the three lines in the upper left corner. This will reveal Bookshelf (seen in the picture below), where the checked out title has downloaded to. Tap that to see the cover of your title and start reading.
(titles do not have to be returned, as they return by themselves, only if you want to return them early)
For OverDrive App...
1. Open the Overdrive Media Console app.
2. Tap on the little + symbol to the right of the title you wish to return
3. Tap 'Return then Delete'