Audiobook Player - 2300 Free Audiobooks
By Alex Sokirynsky
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Enjoy thousands of free classic audiobooks. From the creators of the popular iPhone app Podcaster.
Featured as a Top App In "Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies"
"great source of content for my iPhone"
"more ways to find good content quickly"
"Easiest way to find and download free audio books."
*A clean, easy to use interface
*Automatic bookmarking to keep track of your place in each chapter
*Stream books or download to device for offline playback
*Browse or Search for books by Author, Title, Genre, Most Popular and more...
*Automatically view last chapter when application quits and resumes
*Preview books before downloading
*Now Playing allows you to quickly see the chapter you are listening too
*Fast Forward/Rewind Chapters
*Listen while you browse books.
Short Book List:
Art Of War
Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
Alice In Wonderland
The Invisible Man
The Secret Garden
War of the Worlds
Uncle Toms Cabin
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Monkey Paw
Prince and the Pauper
The Old Wives Tale
Science Fiction Short Stories
and many, many more.
What's New in Version 1.3.1
I enjoy this during my commute
Large selection of free audiorecordings of classic & other written works. This ap has an easy to use interface that is not fancy but gets the job done. It lets you select several titles & download one chapter, one book or several books at a time. This makes it suitably flexible for the storage avaialble on my iPhone. The ap can be a llittle buggy, for example- the ap just closed when i tried to delete several books at once. Additionally, enjoyment of the literature does depend in part on the delivery by the volunteer Libravox reader- I especially enjoyed all the Tarzan stories (even though i am 40, female & was never interested in Tarzan.) The Castle of Otranto was also quite good. The reading of Kate Chopin's 'The Awakening' is as good as any audiobook i could buy at $10-$20 range. In other books i noticed that the readers are not as varied in their vocal tones and the delivery is a little flat. Those just made me sleepy. Overall, though this is a nice way to listen, free of charge. Well done!
The good and the bad
I have used computer voice software but it's unavailable on the iPhone. Now I can listen to books without a computer, with personal voices, on the go on my iphone. The selection is limited, but various, and will take one a while to exhause.
On the negative side. Now that I have used this application for a while, I have become frustrated, but still pleased. The books do not consistantly move on to the next chapter, even though the play next chapter is selected. Secondly, the chapter numbers do not follow the number of the file downloaded, and often repeat sections for no reason. Thirdly, the technical support is weak, and echoes the reply of software writers, "no one has reported this before, it must be something your doing."
The downloads are smooth but for the constant ticking noise that one can't shut off when each chapter completes it's download.
As in all things, self effort is required to find the true value in what one searches for. Precious gems are found through searching. The gem found only reveals it's beauty and value after effort is applied to the seemingly valueless rock.
This app has given me the tool to search for and find gems in the realm of literature, some of which have been true diamonds.
This app is a true gift which has allowed me to find and meditate upon ways that allows me to see my true self and makes it abundantly clear what is truly important in life.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Oct 30, 2009
- Version: 1.3.1
- Size: 0.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Alex Sokirynsky
- © Almerica
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.