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
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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, iPod touch, Android, and Windows 10, 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 2.15.2
• Fixed an iOS10 issue affecting some users who were experiencing a lag in the app performance
• New! Audible Channels is now free for Amazon Prime members.
Audible Channels was recently introduced to critical acclaim and features a consistently refreshed and thoughtfully organized selection of Audible Original programming and exclusive content. A $4.95 monthly or $60 a year value, Channels offers a variety of episodic programs, distinctive comedy, lectures, and audio editions of standout articles from the pages of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affairs, McSweeney’s and other leading periodicals.
Audible Channels also showcases Audible Playlists, 20 signature listening experiences hand-selected by Audible editors to suit every preference and updated daily, from essential stories of the day, meditation selections and commute-sized comedy to accessible and engrossing compilations on science, history, technology and more.
Love audiobooks, don't like developers
Listen to audio books every weekday. We all love the concept and the offerings.
So it pains when the execution does not meet the expectations. And my expectations keep getting lower for this product.
First, love the books.
Second, why do you have to access the Internet every time I launch? Stops me from continuing my current reading. And if my internet is off (like on a plane), I have to respond to your blasted reminder to turn on the Internet. I don't want to turn on the Internet and don't think you should tell me EVERY TIME to do it. A little weird you constantly have to talk to big brother every time I want to listen to a book or the NYT.
Third, after you check the Internet, you immediately take me from the device where I have stored My selections and what I want to hear. Why can't I change that preference? I only care about the cloud if I downloaded something which is several times a month - not hundreds of times I start reading.
Fourth, And this complaint is new, my library now separates my NYT from my books. So I have to go thru several extra steps to download my newspapers (and why can't the newspaper be automatically downloaded every morning, Big Brother?). Worse, when I am finished with the newspaper, I have to go throw several more steps to start a book. Dangerous while driving.
I wish the developers actually used the app daily. I believe these issues would not be here.
Love Audible, but the app needs improvement
I've been an Audible member for around 15 years now... I have almost 500 books in my library. To say I listen frequently would be an understatement. But Audible has let their app age poorly.
There is no way to organize your books at all--by genre, or current reading, or whatever. To find what I want I have to scroll down my entire library.
The sleep timer was more useful when on the main screen, and it would be nice to be able to set the length of the timer instead of choosing from limited options. I'm a fan of the hour-and-a-half listening before bed, myself.
Purchasing books from the app itself using credits would also be much more efficient.
I don't think any of the changes would be difficult, but it feels like the app has been pretty static for a long time. Recent updates have all focused on the new channels, instead of on improving the audiobook experience.
A solid app with one irritation
This is a first rate app for listening to audiobooks, except for the foolish decision (no doubt made by an executive who doesn't actually use the app) to segregate Audible™ brand content from audiobooks in the iTunes library.
Here's a hint, Audible: Users don't care where their content came from; they just want to use it. Imagine if iTunes arbitrarily separated out your iTunes Store purchases from the music you ripped from CDs. It would be a pain to search two separate libraries. Well guess what?
Other than that one limitation, this app does everything I needed to do and does it very well. It is my go-to app for audiobooks, whether from Audible itself or other sources.
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- Category: Books
- Updated: Sep 20, 2016
- Version: 2.15.2
- Size: 118 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
- Seller: Audible, Inc.
- © 2015. Audible, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.