Audio Books by Audiobooks
By Simply Audiobooks Inc.
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We’ve overhauled our app to give it a sleek new look and feel for improved performance and effortless listening! Enjoy audiobooks from our massive library and see how they can transform your commute, household chores, work out sessions, and more. This free audiobook app has a library of more than 60,000 audiobooks in every genre including fiction, romance, business, sci-fi, mystery and more, PLUS over 2500 free audiobooks. We’ve got thousands of best sellers and add hundreds of new releases every week. Download or stream an audio book to your iPhone or iPad and start listening to a great story instantly. Read more books and get more done with audiobooks from Audiobooks.com!
-Your first audio book is free!
-Unlimited access to our free audiobook section with 2500+ titles
-Now available to international users (library may vary based on region)
-Effortlessly enjoy audiobooks in your vehicle through full compatibility with CarPlay and select manufacturer’s in-car infotainment systems
-Download audible stories directly to any Apple mobile device
-Stream audiobooks anytime, anywhere over Wi-Fi and mobile data
-Rate and review your audio books without leaving the app
-Streaming allows you to instantly access your entire library without taking up device storage space
-Listen to an audiobook over multiple devices – switch seamlessly between your iPhone, iPad and computer without losing your place
-Exclusive members-only discounts let you save up to 80% on audio books over retail list price
-Library of more than 60,000 audio books including bestsellers, weekly new releases and more
-Enjoy audiobooks together with a huge selection of family-friendly titles for children and young adults
-Learn a new language with hundreds of new educational audio courses for 45+ different languages
-Full-length audio Bibles and other religious audio books, meditations and prayer books
What's New in Version 5.0.3
-Fully updated user interface with a new minimalist look and feel
-Improved book browsing and general user experience for international users
-Full integration with CarPlay and select in-car infotainment systems
-Audio player updated to incorporate full functionality and controls without sub-menus
-Re-organized settings page displays critical account information more prominently
-Improved navigation throughout the app for a more intuitive user experience
Amazing, but Needs More Features
The prices on this app are more than fair and the selection is great. There have been a few times that I have had to force quit the app due to bugs, but it didn't bother me. The only thing I wish was available is the chance for me to go immediately to a chapter, especially for a long book. Bookmarks would be a lifesaver as well. The 30 second rewind helps when I've been interrupted while listening but I wish there was a way to rewind more without hitting the button 10 times or risking over jumping at the top.
Other than hopefully the addition of those features, everything on the app runs seamlessly and the interface is simple to understand. A solid and good app, for those that just need one audiobook or listen to them religiously.
Overall this app is great, and if I had to pick between minimalist and cluttered design, I'd choose this app's minimalism. I prefer it to Audible's app, but that being said there is room for improvement.
I wish the settings included an option to turn off the automatic resumption of the audiobook you're listening too. Often I click the app either absentmindedly or before I have a chance to plug in my headphones, and I'm jolted by the audio playing on my phones speaker. It's a hassle and then I have to rewind when I'm truly ready to start.
I wish there were also a slowed down speed, in addition to the accelerated paces.
I wish the time stamp on the right of the player was for time remaining, not total time. I also wish there were some accounting for the rate at which you're listening (e.g. displaying 12 hours remaining as well as 9 in parentheses if your listening at 1.5 speed).
Finally, I wish there were a more interactive indexing of the audiobook, e.g. ways to see the chapters by time stamp and jump around. That kind of context is crucial when reading in print.
Overall I'm very happy and would recommend to friends!
I’m Reading Again!
Over all, I’ve been very pleased with this app because I am finally able to find time to “read” again in my busy schedule. But I agree with other reviewers that no Chapter markers makes it nearly impossible to go back and reference or take notes. It’s definitely annoying to have to use the 30 second “back button” to go back several chapters, and you have no idea exactly where you’re going to end up. The app would be more competitive with Audible if it offered that feature and a bookmarking option. And it’s also weird that the audio continues to play when you receive a phone call unless you hit pause. Close but not quite a 5 star app yet.
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- Category: Books
- Updated: Mar 31, 2015
- Version: 5.0.3
- Size: 3.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Simply Audiobooks Inc.
- © Audiobooks.com
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.