Listen to the hottest new releases, or your well-loved favorites. Enjoy 50k audiobooks in 30+ categories from bestelling authors.
With hibooks you can:
- Listen to as many audiobooks as you want
- Discover your next favorite with our curated catalog
- Stream or download to listen anytime
- One simple plan. No strings attached.
THE AUDIOBOOKS OUR USERS ARE LISTENING TO:
- The Outsider by Stephen King
- Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
- Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
- Fear by Bob Woodward
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
and lots more...
NOT SURE WHAT TO LISTEN TO NEXT?
Check out our expertly-curated catalog or our ‘book of the day’, and discover your new favorite audiobook. Recent collections include:
- Popular Young Adult
- J. R. R. Tolkien
- Night at the Movies
- Survival Stories
- Danielle Steel
- Books on NPR
Downloading hibooks means you don't have to worry about book credits! Download the app and listen to what you want, as much as you want.
It costs just $9.99 a month — the price of a single paperback!
Terms of your subscription:
Your hibooks membership will automatically renew within a 24-hour period of each term and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. You may cancel at any time.
- Hibooks membership is $9.99 USD per month for access to over 50,000 premium audiobooks.
- Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country of residence.
- Any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription within the trial period.
- Terms & Conditions: https://www.hibooks.com/terms
Minor bug fixes
Coming this fall to hibooks:
+ Elevation by Stephen King
+ Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak (author of The Book Thief)
+ Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
+ A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
+ Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
and many more
Ratings and Reviews
Great App, Great Customer Service
So. I never write reviews, but this app deserves one.
I’ve had this app a while now, so I started off with a setup similar to Audible. $15 a month, a single premium book but with the option to listen to lots of free books. I had both subscriptions for a while, but when Otto became Hibooks and I could listen to literally everything I not longer wanted Audible.
So, understandably they changed to having a timer on more premium books. A bummer, sure, but still a great deal.
This week got down to three days (finally) and I checked back first thing this morning. My timer went up to six days (😱) so obviously I’ve been in series withdrawals for 20 days and was shocked!
I sent a quick email to support, I was all “what’s up with that?!” And a sweet lady, Madeline, answered back immediately. She was all “I’m gonna get this fixed ASAP, and while you wait here’s some recommendations in the mean time.”
So, obnoxiously long review I know, but my timer is fixed and I can start the book I’ve been waiting on!
best of the worst of audiobook apps...hint hint, possible competitors
They mostly let you listen to however much you want. Well, they used to. They’ve now switched to a “rotating” library system. Their website states that they are moving to a purchase-heavy system (150k+ books for sale). They will have 40k books (versus the current “over 50k” books) available for “unlimited” listening. No telling what those 40k books will be. Currently, books rapidly disappear off the app without warning, and most books have a timer for when you can access them....but somehow “13 days” is still “13 days” 13 days later. Regardless of their intent, the lack of communication with customers has made it so that the change blindsided everyone. And their refusals to give details about upcoming changes just feels like a scammy way to string you along and keep you subscribed. It just feels like they’re going from the netflix of audiobooks (which I was honestly willing to subscribe to for life) to an on-demand service with a few random books that you can listen to for no extra fee.
It’s the best audiobook app I’ve found for the price. But all the changes are for the worse, as far as I can tell, and their tactics have made me so angry.... they are just so unbelievable...I currently have no plans to renew after this month.
You can download titles, which is great for airplane rides, places with bad reception, etc. It also has a decent collection. No, not every book is there. But I’m often surprised by some of the titles I do find...they occasionally even get a recent release that I’ve been looking forward to.
Unfortunately, “discoverability” remains an issue. There’s a basic attempt to make suggestions, group books by categories, alert you to other books by the same author, etc. But, it’s...not great. You basically need to craft your reading list somewhere else (goodreads anyone?) and then type in the titles one by one to check if they’re available. I would recommend checking via both author and title...
Pretty much every customer service email from them comes with an offer to make a personalized list of suggestions. So, I took them up on their offer. I received a reply over two weeks later. That might just be me, though, because I sent them detailed information about what kind of books I was in the mood to read. The recommendations I got weren't bad....but half of them literally do not exist on the app anymore. Lol.
More about customer service.... Usually they're pretty good at responding quickly. Emails are friendly and upbeat. Once, when service was disrupted for a few hours, they offered me an iTunes gift card so that I could get one month free. Pretty cool, especially since I didn't ask/expect that....Oh, the good ‘ole days. When books were actually “unlimited”, you didn’t feel like you were being scammed, and customer service went above and beyond.
Bait and Switch
I loved this app for a few months when it was truly an unlimited audiobook service. I listen to four books a month normally. Now they have changed it to be throttled and limited us to selecting from a small subset of books that is just books hardly anyone wants to read. All bestseller books will be a charge of some kind that they won’t disclose yet. Avoid this app. They didn’t tell anyone they were even going to throttle and all of a sudden timers showed up. Very poor handling of this change.
- Otto Radio, Inc.
- 68.3 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © 2016 Otto Radio, Inc.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.