Welcome to Downpour, your one-stop shop for audiobooks on the go. Discover the wonderful world of audiobooks and enjoy our everyday low prices on downloads, as well as our budget-friendly digital rental option.

Downpour boasts a catalog of over 80,000 unabridged titles with hundreds more being added each month. Offering the finest in contemporary fiction and nonfiction, as well as the world’s great classics, our title collection includes Pulitzer, Nobel, Man Booker, PEN/Faulkner, Hugo, and National Book Award winners, as well as countless New York Times bestsellers. Authors include James Patterson, Karin Slaughter, Don Winslow, George Orwell, Dan Brown and many more.

App Features
• Chaptered tracks
• Offline listening
• Speed through with variable speed playback (1.25x, 1.5x, 2x)
• Fall asleep to your favorite book with the integrated sleep timer
• Browse our huge selection of titles right in the app
• Purchase books in the app with your Downpour credits or in-app purchase
• Use the wishlist to save titles for later
• Remember important parts of the book with bookmarks and notes
• . Review your favorite books
• Stay in sync across all your devices

Questions or comments? Get in touch on Twitter @downpour_com

What's New

Version 4.1

Now with support for iPhone X and in-app purchases

- New: support for iPhone X!
- New: buy books right in the app via in-app purchase (including rentals)!
- New: see your listening progress by tapping on the artwork in the player.
- New: you can now write book reviews from the app
- New: app icon supports 3D touch shortcuts
- New: browse and search will display "abridged" on relevant titles
- Improved tracklist view
- Improved login flow
- Fixed multiple edge case fatal crashes
- Fixed and improved many little details

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings



While I like that the new app updates my library almost immediately. Since I'm not a subscriber I can't purchase books through the app as it only seems to want to use credits. I'm not fond of the new interface, you've shrunken my sorting options to title and most recent and replaced everything with a Hyde icon. Really it doesn't need to be flashy it just data and columns I just be able to list it in text and sort by author/title or author/series, date purchased, whatever. I'm also not liking the management. I don't like the idea of having to mark something as finished. Really what's the point in that. I want to be able to delete a book whether it's finished or not. I'm not sure that it is actually deleting the book locally even when I mark it as finished. Downloading seems to be funkier and less reliable with the new app. It says that it's downloaded things completely but there are way too many times I've received an invalid file error, and had to re download the next 10 tracks. It's really annoying when this happens and I'm driving. Also the addition of DRM books is disturbing. I would prefer it that you keep downpour DRM free.

Developer Response

We appreciate the feedback. You'll be happy to know in-app purchases is in the works and will hopefully be available in the coming weeks. You're right sorting has changed but library searching has also been greatly improved; you can now search by author and series, in addition to title, which should help you quickly find your titles. Marking titles as "finished" is just way to let you hide books you're done with. Finally, a large portion of our titles on Downpour remain DRM free but some titles have restrictions from third-party publishers. Happy listening!

Better than Audible!


As promised, Downpour just released their new app for iOS 11. It’s totally functional and you can now shop and buy items and view your wishlist. They have a great selection and prices are much much lower than Audible. Every time I’ve contacted customer service they get back to me quickly. If you’re looking for a less expensive, more independent alternative to Audible, this is it!

Developer Response

Thanks for the great feedback! We'll be working hard in the upcoming weeks to add new features and fix new problems.

I love almost everything about downpour


Downpour as a service is great. They sell drm free audiobooks that I actually own instead of license. Their membership plan is great when I'm reading a lot of books easily, but it's also incredibly easy to cancel it if I need to for a while. I have a tendency to read in spurts, so I may have a membership for a few months then cancel it to catch up. There's no guilt tripping when I cancel and I can start it up again whenever I want. In addition to the monthly book, membership also gets you access to discounted books and book sales, which are usually great.

So why only 4 stars? The app still needs some work. There's a known bug where playing at a faster speed will cause the book to stop if your phone falls asleep. I'm sure they will fix it eventually and in the mean time, since I actually own the books there's nothing stopping me from downloading them on my computer and playing them in another app. Thanks Downpour for no DRM!


Blackstone Audio, Inc
65.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Blackstone Audio, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Audiobook $2.99
  2. Audiobook $20.99
  3. Audiobook $6.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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