Audible – audio books, original series & podcasts
By Audible, Inc.
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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 2.19
Bug fixes and performance improvements
This is a great app. It is responsive and easy to use, and has lots of useful features such as a sleep timer (by time, or chapter), a 30-second rewind or fast forward button (very useful if you are listening to a book while doing something noisy), and the facility to close the iPad or phone while you're listening, and to have 'play' and 'pause' controls on the sleep screen. In addition, if you download a book onto two devices (iPad and phone, for example), it will remember where you are up to, and offer to start you again from there if you open the book on the other device from the one you were last listening on. Highly recommended!
I recently joined a book club with some trepidation as I'm such a slow reader. Someone suggested this as a way to 'get through' the required reading, of which I wasn't very inspired. But, when I saw the audio book was read by Bill Nighy, who I love, I went for it. I then listened to the whole thing within four days. Having it on my phone meant when I got in the car it automatically started playing and then at home instead of listening to the radio while cleaning the kitchen I put this on. It turned out to be a delightful story, The Penguin Lessons, and I think I was happier having a break from world news for a few days. Highly recommend this to all. 😁
Great app that could use one or two improvements
Audible is a great app, flexible, large buttons for easy navigation, remembers your place without bookmarking, skips back 30 secs with a button (time adjustable), sleep timer. If it made my breakfast for me that'd be great! I'd love to be able to view the daily deals in the app but suspect that's limited by Apple. Great app and reasonable rates for books.
The only improvement I can think of would be the ability to add tags to books or sort by genre. Now I've got a larger library finding something that I'm in the mood for is sometimes difficult. Being able to tag stuff 'crime' 'romance' 'fantasy' etc would be helpful.
- Category: Books
- Updated: 01 February 2017
- Version: 2.19
- Size: 82.4 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.