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
* New York Magazine
* BuzzFeed News
* Vanity Fair
* The New Republic
* The Daily Beast
* The New York Review of Books
* Outside Magazine
* London Review of Books
* The Atavist
* Texas Monthly
* Epic Magazine
* The Texas Observer
* The Times Literary Supplement
* The Bitter Southerner
* POLITICO Magazine
* Foreign Policy
* Harper's Bazaar
* Marie Claire
* Road & Track
* Popular Mechanics
* First Things
* Tablet Magazine
* Pacific Standard
* World Policy Journal
* 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. 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 Service: https://www.audm.com/terms-of-service
Ratings and Reviews
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.
Audiobooks, podcasts, and then there’s AUDM...
There are so many good things about this app I could say- I don’t know where to begin.
If you’re a foodie you’ll understand. The app is extremely sophisticated. There’s a monthly subscription price but it’s worth it for so many reasons. First, the readers of the articles are professionals. They read with sensitivity and expression, unlike a computer text to speech program. The amount of material to choose from in subscription titles could fill up a dozen doctors waiting rooms. You can choose the magazines that are your favorite and not have to worry about where you put the paper copy of March’s The NewYorker with an article you want to read again. No feeling guilty about killing trees for having bundles of magazines on recycling day because the article is always on your phone or tablet. Audm will send you email announcements of recent articles that may be of interest so you can put them in your queue. The articles give you the sense that you are truly multitasking when you listen while working out, walking or commuting. You may like books so you listen to audio books, or you may like short stories and listen to podcasts, but if you are like me and enjoy nonfiction books and articles you’ll love AUDM.
A novel way to support great journalism
The quality of the narration is very good, and Audm does a nice job curating the articles that show up in the feed. If a piece of long form journalism is making the rounds, I can count on it showing up in the app. I mostly use it when I’m driving or tidying up, so it’s great for when I otherwise wouldn’t have an hour (or more) to sit down and read that one story I’ve been meaning to get to.
But there’s another advantage that I haven’t seen the developer mention: Audm partners with the outlets that provide their content, so it lets you support high quality journalism without it feeling like a sacrifice (e.g., turning off Adblock) or charity (e.g., paying for stuff you can already read for free). You pay for it, *and* you get more out of it.
The app is attractive, stable, and user friendly, but there’s still room for improvement. I’d like to see it integrate with read-it-later services like Pocket, so that articles I’ve saved for later are automatically added to my Audm queue as they become available, and automatically archived in the read-it-later app after I’ve listened to them on Audm. An ability to search the text of articles would also be nice. But even without these bells and whistles, it’s worth the price.
- Listen In Audio Inc.
- 175 MB
Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © 2019 Listen In Audio, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Full Catalogue $6.99
- Auto-Renewing All-Access Subscription $6.99
- Full Catalogue $6.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.