Thousands of FREE audiobooks await. Whether you're stuck in traffic, powering through your workout or cramming for an English test—Audiobooks puts the most beloved audiobooks at your finger tips.
Now with Apple Watch support! You can now control the playback of your audiobooks right from your wrist. Easily select from books in your library, switch chapters, or control playback. The included Glance view (accessible from the Apple Watch's clock) shows you the currently playing book and how far you are in the current chapter.
Or if you don't have time for an audiobook you can listen to a Podcast instead. Podcasts are like your own personalized radio station, proving a steady stream of topical, fun episodes to enjoy.
In addition to the great free content, we also include a growing collection of premium audiobooks for your enjoyment. These include professionally narrated modern best sellers and hand-selected classics edited for maximum quality.
- Thousands of fantastic, free Audiobooks for you to choose from
- A carefully curated collection of Podcasts to enjoy
- Offline download perfect for your commute
- Background and AirPlay enabled playback
- Dark Mode to be easy on your eyes at night
- Fully customizable Sleep Timer.
This update is all about adding a ton of new content to the app for you to enjoy, bringing the total number of free books up to 9,488!
- Adds 798 new Free books to the catalog (You can see the newly added books in the "Recently Added" area)
- Fixes a bug with the Quick Search display
Ratings and Reviews
I really enjoy this app and use it frequently. My literary interests have almost always dwelt in long ago and lesser known titles, and this app gives me access to tomes nearly impossible to find anywhere else. I give it only four stars because the search function can be rather problematic. For example; I’ll search for titles written by a certain author and only be given a few choices, but if I look up that author under the actual Authors section, there are dozens more. Or I’ll search for a title and the results give about twenty other titles along with it that seem to have no connection to that title at all. Sometimes this is because my title was mentioned in the description of the other books, but other times not. There have been other difficulties with the search function, but for the sake of conciseness, I won’t mention them here. I have also noticed that many of the titles available on the Librivox website are not available here; I’m not sure if the reason for this, but it would be great to have access to them as well. Also, it can be very time consuming to find a title that captures my interest and holds onto it as well, so I wanted to suggest the addition of a “recommended for you” section that brings up available titles based on your previous listening selections. I believe this would seriously streamline the process and increase the enjoyment of your app. Thanks!
The selections are great!
For me, it’s wonderful to listen to a book while drawing, knitting, or even cooking. What a great way to multi-task! When I become too distracted, the 30 second repeat gets me right back into the story, and I just discovered the timer which will hold my place and turn the app off automatically, after I fall asleep while listening in bed. Since I often leave my earbuds in and wake up next morning, many hours later, with the audio still running, this is really important to me.
The selection of books is tremendous, and I am enjoying so many well known authors who’s works I hadn’t read before, as well as authors I was previously unfamiliar with. Sometimes I have difficulty understanding an orators dialect, but when I stick with it, am becoming able to comprehend the words readily, which is an unexpected bonus for me.
When deciding on what to select, the book description is broad enough to give a good idea of what it’s about, without giving away the story. I recommend this app to anyone who enjoys books!
Ok but a bit of a bug that’s bugging me
Something is wrong with the downloading process. Often I have to close the app and reopen it in order to retrigger the app to resume downloading after one file has completed. It usually gets stuck once it finishes one file and doesn’t move on to the next. Sometimes it continues with the next file but almost always it doesn’t, meaning I have to close and reopen many many times for books with many files, like the ones I have that are about 60 files big. It’s very annoying and inconvenient. I tried messing around with the settings but couldn’t get the download process to work right. Please fix this!
- Cross Forward Consulting, LLC
- 74.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2017 Cross Forward Consulting, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Plus Unlimited $7.99
- Remove Ads $0.99
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.