Audiobooks from Audible
By Audible, Inc.
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Not enough time for all the books you want to enjoy? Download the app by Audible, an Amazon company, to listen to audiobooks on the go.
Immerse yourself in a great story anytime, anywhere, by downloading from a breathtaking range of 180,000+ titles to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad—from best sellers to classics, and everything in-between.
Now you can turn on a good book even when you can’t pick one up—on your way to work, at the gym, while folding laundry, or any other time your eyes and hands are busy.
• Transfer books to your device over wi-fi
• Chapter navigation, bookmarking, sleep mode, variable narration speed, button-free mode
• Multitasking for background downloading and listening
• Earn badges and keep track of your listening habits
• NEW! Switch between reading and listening with Whispersync for Voice (compatible Kindle app or device required)
• Connect to Facebook and Twitter to let your friends know what you’re listening to
• Get insider information about author events and more with the Audible Newsfeed
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Listening with Audible is always time well spent. Download the free app now and discover a smarter way to use your smartphone.
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What's New in Version 2.7
Bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Audible and Whispersync is my favorite !
I love this APP ! I am a freelance writer and I review books quite often for many sources including my own blog ! I love my books and book festivals and I do collect my real hardback friends , but to help with my work Audibles with the Whispersync technology added can't be beat ! The added voice reading with a good reader who does different voices for characters always are lively and help keep you interested in your own interpretation of the character vs. the voice being heard. The music and sound adds to the settings on some recordings which is great to keep you lively aware in imagining the descriptions of unfamiliar places. Taking notes is simple with the touch of a finger . You may also underline quotes to save and look up words in dictionaries in several languages if need be . I do still enjoy the traditional quiet read and feel of a hardcover book and my quiet creative mind , but to help speed up my work output , I would be lost without this wonderful APP! On the go all the time people should really try this too !
One small qualm
Audible, if you are reading this, here is one way you could improve the app. When I am listening to an audiobook while driving, I often have a Google Maps turned on, with the Google maps are you turned on. When Google maps wants to tell me something, it, as it should, overrides the audio of the audible app. But then I miss valuable material from the audiobook I am listening to. The "go back 30 seconds" function is not always so convenient for mitigating this problem. Sometimes it takes me too far back, sometimes not far enough. What's worse, sometimes, Google maps interrupts again, and then I have to press "go back 30 seconds" again, and sometimes, again. If there were a way for the Audible app to understand if the audio of the iPhone was being "taken" by another app, it could do an "auto pause", improving the listener's experience.
But I love audible. The book I am currently enjoying is "Soren Kierkegaard" from the "Giants of philosophy" series, narrated by Charlton Heston. It's great, and the narration is especially great. I plan on buying more books from the series.
Ive been an Audible member since 2004 and got this app as soon as it came out. Love it for my iPhone 5C. The recent updates have slowed loading the Cloud but I always keep several books downloaded to my phone and once I choose device I can start listening right away. I dont have any of the freezing or crashing others have mentioned. I like being able to listen from multiple devices the books sync easily allowing you to start at the new "location". I would like to be able to purchase from the app but I'm on a computer daily so it really isn't necessary for me. Just found that if i tap on the "Author" i can choose from a menu that includes "recent". Crazy easy!!
The company is very responsive to it's customers, quickly resolving any issues I've had. They even allow you to return a book!!!
Overall I give you ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because in 11 years of using this product daily yes daily (how many hours is that?) I've been very very satisfied.