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Description

Audm presents the world's best long-form journalism, read aloud word-for-word by celebrated audiobook narrators.

Listen to hours' worth of new stories every week, from publications including:

* The New Yorker
* The Atlantic
* WIRED
* New York Magazine
* BuzzFeed News
* Vanity Fair
* POLITICO Magazine
* Esquire
* Foreign Policy
* The Daily Beast
* The New York Review of Books
* Outside Magazine
* Backchannel
* ProPublica
* London Review of Books
* The Times Literary Supplement
* Harper's Bazaar
* Marie Claire
* Road & Track
* Popular Mechanics
* First Things
* Tablet Magazine
* The Atavist
* Epic Magazine
* Pacific Standard
* Guernica
* World Policy Journal
* The Bitter Southerner
* The Marshall Project
* The American Scholar
* Places Journal
* Coda Story
* The Morning News

Add stories to your playlist to download them, then listen on the go -- even with no Internet connection. Within a story, jump to any paragraph by tapping on it. Choose the narration speed you like best.

After your free trial, you will be charged $6.99/month for access to the entire Audm catalogue. Payment will be handled through your iTunes account. The first charge will occur when your trial ends. Your subscription will automatically renew 24 hours before the end of each subscription period. You may cancel your subscription by going to iOS Settings > iTunes & App Stores > Apple ID > View Apple ID > Subscriptions > Manage. If you cancel in the middle of a subscription period, your cancelation will become effective at the end of that period.

Terms of use and privacy policy: http://www.audm.com/tos.html

What's New

Version 1.6.2

Fix a crash that affected some users upon app launch.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
876 Ratings
876 Ratings
Greatdreamer1980 ,

Amazing content - terrible app

Update: Since I wrote this review two things have changed - the app has become much better and stable. All the things I criticized have been resolved - downloading articles, seamless playing, etc now just works - the app is still not perfect, but now the problems are minuscule. At the same time the content has further improved - now the app also carries articles by the New Yorker, the last significant holdout. Al this makes this offering now almost perfect and I’m super happy having returned as a subscriber!

Old review: Just to be clear: The content offered is first class. A great selection of some of the finest journalism the US/UK has to offer (only the New Yorker is missing). Unfortunately the app is frustratingly buggy that I gave up: Frequent crashes, articles stop playing right in the middle, downloads not working, button in-active (e.g. the "+" button to start a download works approx. every 10th time for me...), downloads suddenly vanishing (especially frustrating when you boarded a 12 hour flight and were looking forward to listening to some articles) etc.
Unfortunately the app also did not improve at all over the last few weeks - which is annoying as the problems are so glaring that also the developers have to be aware of them.

Developer Response ,

😻 Turning a customer's experience around is what makes it all worth it! Thanks for updating this review and don't ever hesitate to tell us if you have more trouble in the future.

A bored listener ,

Good content, buggy app

I wish I could write a better review for this app, but really I just wish this app worked better. The content is great -- exactly the kind of long-form journalism I like to read, but generally don't have time to get to. It's more substantive and less gimmicky than most podcasts, which is refreshing.

The app, though, is exasperating. Articles often pause for 10-20 seconds at paragraph breaks. Occasionally they just stop, and you have to start them again. A few times articles have stopped in the middle and then completely disappeared from my phone. I reported this to the developers months ago, and they initially responded, but lately I've sent a couple follow-ups and gotten no response. I've installed all of the updates, but the problems are the same. It also takes forever to load, and sometimes crashes when I'm trying to edit the cue.

Personally I wish they'd make the content available in the iTunes store as a regular podcast that I can play in the iOS podcast app. Maybe some people like the option of reading the text as well as listening, but I've got plenty of apps like Pocket for reading. What I want from this app is a reliable, non-buggy way to listen to good journalism. Unfortunately at this point it has the good journalism, but the non-buggy part is still in development.

danielwharris ,

Fantastic content but the app still needs work

This app has an incredible selection of articles, well read, and it’s nice that one can read along in sync with the audio.

But the app itself needs work. A couple of important issues: 1) If I am listening to an article, press pause, and then go to another app, the app often seems to just die in the background, so that if I press pause on my headphones again, music starts playing instead. This happens far less frequently in the audible app or in any of the podcast apps I’ve tried, but it happens constantly in Audm, and really degrades the experience of using the app. 2) I wish the app would give me more information about the content I’m listening to. For example, it includes some articles from old issues of the New Yorker (which is wonderful), but I can see no way of finding out when each article was written. 3) When I start up the app after not using it for a while, I have to navigate to the queue and find the thing I was listening to most recently. I would strongly prefer to go straight to it.

I want so badly for these things to be fixed, because I love the content, but I find myself not using the app much, particularly because of my first issue.

Information

Seller
Listen In Audio Inc.
Size
46.7 MB
Category
News
Compatibility
Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Copyright
© 2018 Listen In Audio, Inc.
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Full Catalogue $6.99
  2. Auto-Renewing All-Access Subscription $6.99
  3. Full Catalogue $9.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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