LibriVox Audio Books
By Theodore Book
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LibriVox Audio Books provides free access to over 15,000 audio books and thousands of radio dramas. Each audiobook can be streamed over the internet or downloaded for later use. All LibriVox audio books can be freely listened to and shared. The LibriVox Audio Books app features classic best sellers and out of print treasures from every genre of literature in more than 30 languages.
Audio books from LibriVox are free thanks to the dedicated work of hundreds of volunteers who record, edit and distribute the books. New releases are prepared daily, and the entire catalog spans the breadth of world literature, including novels, history, biography, short stories, poetry and more in both fiction and non-fiction.
The LibriVox AudioBook app makes it easy to search the LibriVox catalog of free audio books. You can browse by title, author or genre, look at new recordings, or search by key word. Because the books are free, you can listen to as much or as little of a book as you like with no cost. The app remembers your position, so you can return to a book later, and includes a sleep timer for your convenience.
What's New in Version 5.0
Updated for iOS 9 with smoother operation and a more beautiful interface.
PRICELESS CONTENT, FREE!!!!
All this content.... free? This is a great idea, letting people volunteer to read and record audiobooks thus offering it for free to the public. Love it. Because of this app a lot of people will actually listen to manny books that they wouldn't have otherwise. I love it how we can now adjust the reading to the comfortable speed. That used to be the reason I never really liked listening to books instead of reading.... too slow. But now I can easily adjust the speed and absorb the information even faster then reading it myself. But for the sake of being completely truthful in this review, I have to say, not all narrators are very pleasant to listen to. And unfortunately sometimes it can ruin the experience. Perhaps this task can be computerized, in this app, in the future. I wouldn't mind hearing "Siri" read it, for example. I know this feature already exists with quiet a few apps, so hopefully they'll find a way to integrate it here as well. Other then that, this is a terrific app. And I absolutely recommend it to anyone who likes to read. It's a great companion during long commutes. Manny thanks to creators of this cool app. Great job.
What a life saver!
I'm an English Major and am required to do so much reading (and from difficult & slow-to-digest texts) that I desperately needed some help. Sometimes I simply don't have time to do all the reading, and I hate to miss little details of the text by reading sparknotes. Librivox is amazing! I now listen to (some of) my assigned reading on my commute to school, while I exercise, or while walking from one class to another on campus. Even if you're not crunched for time, following along in a book as it is read to you (at a variable speed determined by you) can make comprehension so much easier. I can't recommend this app highly enough. I absolutely adore Librivox!
Fills a void nicely
Been using Librivox for years, several times a week. Three reasons. #1: Good books (fiction and non) I never had chance to read before (and did not know about) and I never will have the time. #2: Helps me stay awake driving for I have narcolepsy. #3: keeps my mind active (like when I am walking or working out) and at 65 years that is so important. I have my favorite readers. I wish there was a way to browse the readers. Hint: download each book in its entirety when under the influence (WIFI dummy lol jk) and you will save cellular bytes. Loads fast if u leave the app on top and settings to never lock during the download. Enjoy!
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- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Dec 02, 2015
- Version: 5.0
- Size: 5.8 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
- Seller: Theodore Book
- © BookDesign
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.