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Why do you blatantly advertise your app is unlimited for audiobooks but user have to actually stumble upon reviews and articles that discuss your deliberate use of throttling if you think someone is listening to audiobooks too much?? You do understand that this is not unlimited, right? Why don’t you advertise this part? And please, don’t tell me “it’s in our terms and conditions”... you know, very well, that customers don’t have time to read that or even understand most of it, if they did read it. If Zuckerberg can acknowledge the fact that he knows no one reads Facebook’s terms on the Hill, surely you know better...I’m new to your service and I am anxious to see when you will decide I’ve listened to too many audiobooks on my UNLIMITED plan. What is the limit, btw? Is there a formula you use? I’d like to know it up front so I actually do know what I’m paying for. Is 10 a month too many? 5? Then what? give me a date when I can start listening again on my UNLIMITED plan??... how many books before you throttle my UNLIMITED plan that month? Really, I’d like to know. I think most people would like to know exactly what they are paying for. I have a suspicion that this service will be a bait & switch, and that is unfortunate.I will review again after some time passes.

Developer Response

Hi there - Thank you for reaching out to us about this and I completely understand your concerns. We do not throttle all audiobooks, just certain books within a certain book category if the system detects heavy usage. I'm happy to chat more with you about this; please send us an email to with ATTENTION JAMES in the subject line and I'll personally answer all of your questions and resolve any issues you might be experiencing. Thank you!

Best regards,
James F.
Scribd, Inc.


Great selection - at first

Sherply derply

So first of all, I’m very grateful for this app. I use it during work - basically just mowing all day - to listen to audiobooks, and they help make the time fly. I haven’t had any playback errors where I lose my place, but if I do go to something else and come back after a while, the app is likely to have restarted itself. This means I’ll have to go, open up the audiobook again, then it won’t load, so I’ll have to go to the table of contents, restart the chapter, and fast forward to where I was. It’s a tedious process.
A wall that I’ve run in to lately is that most of the books that I want to listen to, best sellers (Red Rising, Sea of Rust, etc.), aren’t available until next month? Some of them I’m fairly sure I’ve looked at before and they’ve been available a day earlier. Now, maybe it’s a subscription thing, where you only get x amount of “premium audiobooks” to listen to each cycle. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve listened to a fair number of works already, and I’ver been very happy with them as I would have had to pay much more normally. However, I find it unfair for the app to boast about its “reading without limits” without making it clear, somewhere, that there are in fact limits.

Developer Response

Hi there - I'm so sorry to hear about your disappointment with our app and I'd love to get this resolved for you ASAP. If you have already sent us an email, could you please reply to this review with your ticket number? If you haven't yet, please send us an email to with ATTENTION JAMES in the subject line and I'll personally take care of this. Thank you!


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English, Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish
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Rated 12+ for the following:
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Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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