Audible – audio books, original series & podcasts
By Audible, Inc.
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Welcome to Audible. We’re an Amazon company, and home to an unmatched selection of audio books. And now Amazon Prime and Audible members also have access to Audible Channels, offering unlimited listening to original series and handcrafted playlists for every interest.
Turn any time into storytime: listen to your favorite stories anywhere, on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Speed through your commute with a thriller, fuel your next training session with facts, find yourself transported into a realm of romance and intrigue, while your carpet gets cleaner than ever before. With Audible, the possibilities are endless.
Listen to best sellers:
•The Girl on the Train
•Truly, Madly, Guilty
•The Power of Habit
•A Man Called Ove
•When Breath Becomes Air
•End of Watch
A wide range of popular categories like:
•Crime and Thrillers
•Mindfulness and meditation
Features designed for the audiobook listener:
• Chapter navigation
• Listen over wifi, save on data
• Download to your device for offline listening
• Create clips of favorite passages and share with friends and on social media
• Send any book in your library to your friends - their first book is on us
• Sleep mode, dark or light theme, variable narration speed, button-free mode and more
• Compatible with thousands of ebooks from Amazon- switch seamlessly between listening to your audiobooks and reading on your Kindle with Whispersync for Voice.
• The app syncs your furthest listening position for bookmarks, notes, and clips between iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, using Whispersync technology.
Supports Audible.com, Audible.com.au, Audible.co.jp, Audible.co.uk, Audible.de, Audible.it, and Audible.fr
Let us help you at www.audible.com/help or get in touch on Twitter @audible_com
What's New in Version 2.21
Bug fixes and performance improvements
I use audible ALL the time. I listen to audiobooks while commuting on public transportation, and I'm completely addicted. I can still use my hands to knit and startle strangers with my archaic skills.
Overall, the program works great (holds my place, 30 sec skips forward and back). However, I have a few reservations. The sound quality of certain programs is not great. I'm not sure if it's individual downloads or if I can increase the file size, but it's not terribly distracting. My only other real negative reaction is the fact that the membership is for once monthly credits and I don't always finish a book a month-sometimes more, sometimes less. There does not appear to be a credit every other month or every 3 months type of subscription.
As mentioned, Audible does a good job of holding my place between devices, car, etc. However, it's not really set up for multiple users. So, for example, if I'm in one book at a certain place on my phone and someone else in the house starts listening to another book from the Echo Dot, it's gonna gum up the works. It's happened.
Anyway, in spite of some still needed development, I feel like the 4 stars are definitely earned.
Resets "finished" books ... still.
To be absolutely, 100% clear: I love love love Audible. But, for crying out loud, what is the deal with this app? Having finished a bunch of titles (and having them marked "finished" in your library), you can be sure that at some point – without fail – your titles will all reset to appear "unread." It is a sorting nightmare, especially when you own a whole lot of titles. This problem is either being entirely ignored by the developers, or has simply confounded them for nearly three years to the point that it seems they are just incapable of fixing it. It really has gotten quite irritating, and I have finally resorted to just keeping a list of titles written out on a legal pad, and checking them off by hand once I have finished them because this recurring bug just will not seem to stay squashed. So dumb.
Audible makes my life better!
As a mother of three, I no longer have the time to snuggle into the corner of the couch and read a good book like a used to. Enter Audible. I've listened to more books in the past year than I've been able to read in my twelve years of parenthood. I listen to the books my avidly-reading middle-schooler has been recommending to me, and now we have more to talk about (which helps her open up more to me about other things, too. Audible helps me parent!). I listen to The Great Courses to broaden my horizons, celebrity memoirs for a laugh. This app works consistently well and is changing my life for the better!
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- Category: Books
- Updated: Mar 23, 2017
- Version: 2.21
- Size: 82.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
- Seller: Audible, Inc.
- © 2015. Audible, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.