Audible – audio books, original series & podcasts
By Audible, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
What’s more powerful than a voice in your ear? Whether you’re in bed, commuting or driving a voice can make you imagine anything. Feel every word with Audible, an Amazon company.
That book you’ve been meaning to read? Try downloading it as an audiobook. All the best sellers are here as well as classics, non-fiction and much more. Gone are the days of books on tape or abridged CDs. These are professionally narrated by the world’s best actors and performers.
If you love to read books then blast through your reading list without adding to your already-busy schedule. That’s because you can listen while commuting, driving, running or just about anywhere else.
With the world’s largest selection of audiobooks and premium spoken-word entertainment, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for. Find best sellers such as Girl on the Train, A Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, 50 Shades of Grey, Me Before You and the Chimp Paradox as well as a wide range of popular categories like:
• Crime and thriller
• Science fiction
• Mindfulness and meditation
• Kids books
• The bible, religion & spirituality and more
Listen anytime, anywhere. Your library automatically syncs across all your devices.
Still not convinced? How about we give you 30 days to try Audible completely free? If it’s not for you, you can cancel anytime. No annual contracts, no strings attached. You can even keep your free book.
But if you love it and want more (which we think you will), you’ll automatically get one credit each month that you can redeem for any book on Audible. All for just £7.99 per month. And if you don’t love your book, you can exchange it, any time for any reason. Members also get deals, free audiobooks and surprise gifts.
Whether you’re a heavy book reader or just curious to give it a try, Audible is the best way to complement your books and ebooks with more fiction, non-fiction, podcasts and more.
Turn your everyday moments into story time. Listening to Stephen Fry perform Harry Potter makes for great bedtime stories for kids or adults alike.
Stumped on what to listen to first? Go to the “discover” section of the app and see our best sellers, new releases and personalized recommendations.
• Our audiobook player makes it easy to skip ahead or back by 30 seconds or navigate through chapters
• Use the sleep timer to stop narration if you drift off
• Speed up or slow down the narration by up to 3x to suit you
• Try samples for free to see if a story is for you
Download the app and download your first audiobook for free.
Visit us at www.audible.co.uk
Frequently Asked Questions
• Is Audible a reading app?
Audible lets you listen to great audiobooks. The combination of an incredible performer plus the ability to listen while you multi-task make Audible indispensable for any book lover.
• What’s the difference between Audible and an ebook reader?
What makes Audible different than ebooks or printed books is that you can hear a story be professionally performed while doing something else.
• Does Audible have story books for kids?
Yes, Audible has loads of great content for kids (especially great on those long car journeys that can be transformed into story time for kids).
• What genres are available on Audible?
Everything from best sellers to gangster tales, the latest hit novel, even ghost stories. It’s all on Audible.
• Can I stream and download my audiobooks?
Your library is kept in the cloud, so whatever device you’re on, you’ll always have your books ready to go. When you want to listen, tap on the book and it will begin downloading to your device.
• So what’s the correct spelling? Audiobooks or audio books?
We like “audiobooks”. Some say “audio book player” or “talking book” but that barely does the amazing performances justice.
• I just want to read free books!
Well, maybe we can tempt you to listen to one instead? Join Audible and your first 30 days are absolutely free.
What's New in Version 2.27
Bug fixes and performance improvements
Why I like Audible books
I knit and sew, wash up and iron whilst listening, a pleasant way of multitasking. Hardly ever actually WATCH the TV, most of it is rubbish anyway.
The choice of titles is huge and I am having lots of fun finding new things to learn as well as just being entertained. Unlike tv or films my mind gives me the pictures and I am not bombarded by loud noise, 'flashing images', violence, unnecessary interminable bonking, tongue tonsillectomies and most actors looking so like each other that I forget who is who.
I have only come across one narrator's voice that I did not like, most are excellent and I think I prefer male voices, probably because they are lower pitched.
I get through at least 3 books a month and often more. Some books are well over 20 hours long so I can have 2 or 3 on the go, listening to whichever one I am in the mood for.
You can go back to previous chapters if you like at any time. I have some books I have listened to 2 or 3 times.
Cost wise, £7-8 a month will give you 1 book credit per month but then you can buy 3 further book credits for £18 whenever you want. Actual full price of each book can be up to about £30.
If you are not sure about a book there is usually a sample to listen to before purchasing.
Would I recommend audible? You bet!
Audible has changed my life
I love literature and reading but trying to fit it in around my busy schedule is challenging. Audible has given me the opportunity to enjoy literature whilst completing tasks such as cooking, housework and driving. It has also allowed me to enjoy classic literature such as Charles Dickens and Jane Austen which I have previously found challenging to read due the dialect in which it is written.
I have listened to a variety of books including factual, educational, spiritual healing and self awareness books, crime and thrillers and the classics. I have also revisited some of my childhood favourites such as Harry Potter, The BFG and Matilda and love how the authors bring the characters to life.
Audible has literally changed my life, I wouldn't be without it and I recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Convenient Option but Pricey
Audible is very much a convenient option for me. I have my phone on me all the time so always have my audiobook to hand too. I can listen in waiting rooms, when travelling, going to sleep - wherever. It has been an invaluable service to me - an over-exhausted mum who has, for the last 6 years, been unable to pick up and read a book without falling asleep within minutes. However, the only point which lets down the Audible service is that I don't think the value for money is great. It's an expensive service. One book per month for the subscription is pitiful. If I were only allowed to watch one film per month on my Netflix subscription, it wouldn't last long!
- Category: Books
- Updated: 13 October 2017
- Version: 2.27
- Size: 88.0 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
- Developer: Audible, Inc.
- © 2015. Audible, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.