LibriVox Audio Books
By Theodore Book
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LibriVox Audio Books provides free access to over 15,000 audio books as well as 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 4.2
Variable speed playback
Easier search by title, author and genre
Family Friendly mode
More than 15,000 free books!
Great app! Wonderful concept!
The LibriVox app works beautifully. What's even more awesome is that people from all over our world are giving of themselves to create a free bookstore filled with thousands of books for all to hear!
For the simple joy of reading. :)
I am a Quaker who believes, as many Quakers do, that all creatures on this Earth have God's spirit of light within them. With all the bad that's happening in our world, let's share our voices through LibriVox, or another way that brings out the Light in each other!
Works ok sometimes
If you only use this app to listen over headphones or via the iPhone built in speaker and you never use blue tooth or voice dictation it should be fine. However if you use any blue tooth devices (wether to listen to the app or even if just to talk on the phone) or you ever use voice dictation then get ready for a headache. Expect it to randomly start and stop playing and randomly jump from chapter to chapter. It has been such a hassle for me I am now looking for an alternative. I really wanted to like this app and I gave it a shot but I'm now leaving frustrated.
Feature suggestion- You might want to add a way to download the ePub of the book your listening to so you can read along with it or be able to have a text version for general use.
On a better note, I liked this app from the moment I started using it. Being able to access and listen to all these public domain books right on my phone is a spectacle. The app is clean and runs smooth. It's definitely deserving of five stars.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Nov 18, 2014
- Version: 4.2
- Size: 6.4 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Theodore Book
- © BookDesign
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.