Audible – audio books, original series & podcasts
By Audible, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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
•End of Watch
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 and iPod touch, 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 2.27
Bug fixes and performance improvements
Overall, love this app!
I use this app daily and overall, it has been an enjoyable and enriching experience. Nothing man-made is perfect, however, and that includes Audible. Recently, for no discernible reason that I have been able to discover, my whole library disappeared overnight from my Fire tablet. Needless to say this was quite disconcerting, and I still haven't been able to restore my audiobooks to that device. Fortunately, I've been able to access my library from my phone and my computer, so it wasn't a complete disaster.
My only other negative experience has been encountering an occasional narrator of books that I would dearly love to listen to, but whose voice and/or style is enough to make me want to run screaming out of the room. Fortunately this has been much more the exception than the rule, but I have learned to (without fail) listen to a preview of whatever book I am considering purchasing in order to avoid this problem moving forward, no matter how much I may want to "read" a particular selection.
If you love to read, but can't or don't want to always have to hold a physical book in your hands, Audible is an enjoyable way to get around that minor difficulty. It has actually become my generally preferred method of book consumption!
Better and better- not perfect
This app gets better and better but it isn't perfect. The app has great features and a few clunky ones. More good ones than it used to have. They are being improved over time. All in all, I'm happy with my experience. I can return books I didn't like if they are returned within 6 months. I don't read (listen to) them that quickly. I buy faster than I listen to them. Some times I finish them and the "finished" indication doesn't stay associated with the book through app revisions. Not Cool!
The stories included in the titles are often well done but some presentations need serious rework - not many - but the choice for presenter could sometimes be improved. I've listened to a couple dozen different presenters by now ( a couple hundred books ). If those that were "flat" could be trained or replaced with more skilled people a lot of the stories would be better but, sometimes the story is the problem and that is a shame. It becomes easier to tell the difference between problems in story and presentation as you hear more of each. The short samples offered before you buy are most helpful ( at least to me ) only after my ear has become trained by listening to a goodly number of books by many presenters.
Audible Made Me A L(R)eader
I always wanted to be a leader, and my mom would tell me, "Mark, readers are leaders." So I always wanted to be the type of person who read books, lots of books. I would collect books with the ambition of reading them all, but there was a big problem. As a college student I took a reading test that told me I read about as fast as a 4th grader. As you can imagine, those results made reading books difficult and more than that, it sucked all the motivation out of my overly ambitious soul.
When I started using Audible, all of that changed. I still love books, so much so that I usually buy the hard copy book and the audiobook so I can read along while I listen. Audiobooks help me become faster as I train my brain to follow along quickly, and I love that I can look the length of the audiobook and know that I can read an entire book in one sitting on a Saturday morning!
In my pursuit to become a better leader who can serve and help others, Audible has been one of the best investments I have ever made.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Sep 13, 2017
- Version: 2.27
- Size: 88.0 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
- Seller: Audible, Inc.
- © 2015. Audible, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.