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 2.18
Start your 2017 with an even better listening experience! We filled our latest update with some of your biggest requests and improvements:
· We heard your request and have added the sleep timer to the player
· Your Mark as Finished status is now synched across devices
· The player is now more responsive for our older devices
· Minor bug fixes and improvements
Audible: read with your eyes closed
I've been using Audible for a couple of years now. I find it helps me get thru books I would never normally read because I can 'read' at times I never normally could. Like while doing the grocery shop, or driving, or coming home on the train after work when you really just want to close your eyes.
It has a great selection of both fiction and nonfiction and is affordable.
The only problem is I find I don't retain as much listening to an audiobook as reading the physical thing. But I'd rather listen to an audiobook first to decide whether I want to buy the physical copy to read again or refer back to later. Especially business books.
Audible has become an important tool for me.
Suits every journey
Whether it's my long commute to work or a trip home with the kids the audible app is perfect. I love that my young children have had a chance to listen to some classics and I've discovered some new authors through the app.
The only thing that I would criticise is that on some of the children's books the sound needs to be adjusted. It's quite off putting having to constantly adjust the volume in the car when people are shouting. It gets very loud and distracting.
I have also downloaded some meditation books which have been really good. Looking forward to finding more wonderful audio books in the future.
Simply The Best App - Ever
I think the title says it all! This is the best app I have ever put on my phone. The app is simple to use and it becomes like second nature by the time you finish your first book.
The only improvement I would make would be a filing system for my books, with custom settings so you can file a series of books together under your own reference.
Having said that, I have over 100 books on my phone and can access every one, whenever and wherever I want.
Don't hesitate, download the app and start listening, its easier than reading and you can do it while driving!
- Category: Books
- Updated: 04 January 2017
- Version: 2.18
- Size: 90.5 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.