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Audible: audiobooks & podcasts

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  • img Community
    If you enjoy reading historical fiction, you can now read it and listen to your favorite books on the go with Audible. You can choose from tons of books and genres to listen to, so you can turn your boring 40-minute commute into something fun.
    img by Alice
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    For the baby boomer generation, ages 55-75, going back to school can be difficult, but not impossible. Listening to lectures and books could help reduce stress on the eyes but still allow you to get the information and take notes easier.
    img by Steve
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    I used to love to read but now I just don't have enough time or patience to get through a 1000 page book. Here, I can relax on the couch over the weekend and enjoy a book being read to me and keeping the TV off.
    img by Kim
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When you're a part of a book club, you have to stick to a predetermined schedule. Sometimes you won't have enough time to finish your reading. If you're 150 pages behind, you can still catch up by "cheating" using an audiobook.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you have a long commute every day and need a way to entertain yourself and make it easier, you can use Audible to listen to tons of books while commuting. Listening to a story can help keep you calm on the road. Forget road rage and use a story to help keep you focused and calm. Turn a 40-minute commute into time for you every day to enjoy a book.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Certain kinds of poetry are best enjoyed by listening. Limericks are one such type of verse. In addition to many other genres, this app lets you browse through 100s of witty rhymes and listen to them like you would any other audiobook.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    If you want to read 20 chapters per day, audiobooks can help you consume books at a pace you never imagined possible. Read on the go without straining your eyes or messing up your schedule, all with the help of audiobooks.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    I often don't have the time or the energy to pick up a book, so listening to a podcast or an audiobook is a great escape for me. My commute to work would be a heck of a lot more boring without it!
    img by Ross
    11 months ago
  • img Community
    Turning a 2-hour drive into 2 hours of page-turning fun is exactly what you need as a Lovecraft Mythos fan. Get the audio book version so you can listen as you travel.
    img by Stefan
    1 month ago
  • img Community
    You can't exactly read and drive. However, you can definitely listen to audiobooks. Audible lets you choose among over 200,000 titles in just about any genre you can imagine.
    img by Antonio
    1 month ago
  • Better and better- not perfect Sep 18, 2017

    By jsbow-long
    This app gets better and better but it isn't perfect. The app has great features and a few clunky ones. More good ones than it used to have. They are being improved over time. All in all, I'm happy with my experience. I can return books I didn't like if they are returned within 6 months. I don't read (listen to) them that quickly. I buy faster than I listen to them. Some times I finish them and the "finished" indication doesn't stay associated with the book through app revisions. Not Cool! The stories included in the titles are often well done but some presentations need serious rework - not many - but the choice for presenter could sometimes be improved. I've listened to a couple dozen different presenters by now ( a couple hundred books ). If those that were "flat" could be trained or replaced with more skilled people a lot of the stories would be better but, sometimes the story is the problem and that is a shame. It becomes easier to tell the difference between problems in story and presentation as you hear more of each. The short samples offered before you buy are most helpful ( at least to me ) only after my ear has become trained by listening to a goodly number of books by many presenters.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Guarded Optimist
    Audible has a great selection of interesting audiobooks. The recording quality is always excellent. I listen to books in the car, can replay anything I missed by tapping on the replay arrow. It is also easy to bookmark and add notes. I have at times suspended my Audible account, especially if I have a backlog of books to listen to. The books are in my library, and I can listen to them anytime, with or without an active subscription. You can easily download and remove books on a device.
  • Most used app I have aside from gps May 3, 2021

    By Gale22
    Love this app so much. Had it for years and does not disappoint. Thank you for being here, existing and being in my life. Such a great idea and concept. Sorry it took me so long to rate this amazing app! Get it, you won’t regret it, so many wonderful title and books and not over priced! Update: This is still a great app but it needs to be said that the home tab is waaay too much noise visually speaking. Way too many suggestions and advertised books for an app. It’s not a clean look and honestly it’s ugly. The app needs a more sleek minimalist feel for ease of use. I literally get anxiety seeing the homepage with all the extra books recommendations, catalogues and so forth. When I use the app I just want to get to the point not be defaulted to a crazy looking page foot of book images. Please higher someone to update your app comestically. With the IOS update people are discovering less is more with widgets and less apps. Try to use that same concept, I want to see recommendations make it the last tab not the first. Have the first tab be the library and instead of a line chart of books maybe give the option of line display or chart display, just something more sleek please. Update 03 May 2021: The app skips the audio for some reason and when the screen goes dark it stops playing. Please fix this. This is pretty frustrating and my settings don’t have anything that causes this to happen.
  • Can’t wait to get my hands on her next! Apr 20, 2020

    By goodvibesgoodbooks
    This was one of those books that you not only savor, but you swap between physical and audio because you can’t get enough. The setting was perfect, the characters were hilarious, and the depth was just right. You follow Marin as she takes on a role she never thought she would be in.. PR and media manager for a rock band. But she not only crushes the position, she gains a crush on a band member. You follow along with the band and crew as they make their way all over the country on tour. You see them banter, you see them prank and you see them fall in love.. or lust. I usually have something to knit pick about whether it’s lack of charter build or creating an atmosphere you feel a part of, but Lisa did nothing for me to knit pick. This world was so well thought out, I can’t wait to dive into every single book I have of hers and also... I really need a prequel to see how Craig and Phoebe started. The only reason I gave this book a 4 rather then a solid 5 was I had a bit of a rough time with the big problem and how quickly it seemed to be resolved, I wish it would have been a little longer and we got to see more effort and what happened to.. patch things up on all accounts. I’m a girl who doesn’t trust easily and loses trust quickly so I have a hard with any story that someone’s forgiven too quickly.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Jessica Hart
    This is an awesome app. There are tons of free books with your subscription, unfortunately not on the subject I'm needing at this time in my life. Most of the narrators are well versed in their ability with the way they read, according to the book's content. I would rather Audible be more like a new-age library, where you can "check out" any book and it gets "returned" (or disappears from your bookshelf) when it's due. Also giving you the option to purchase the book.
  • Great Service at a premium price Dec 28, 2020

    By RealizmHF
    Audible works great, I can find great titles, get samples of the voices, and I even get a free credit with the higher tier subscription with a few more “premium” titles. The issue for audible is turning the everyday subscriber into a customer; like myself. I pay $10 and watch hundreds of movies and tv shows that last a few hours to hundreds of hours depending on the title. The budgets are bigger, the price for the customer is lower. I pay $10 and listen to thousands of songs, many just a few minutes, some can be hours. I also enjoy podcasts... for no additional fee. Now we get to Audible where I pay $12, more than the others, and get 1 pick and like at an old movie store I become limited and find it difficult to choose the only free title I’ll get because the rest you have to pay for. I loved the audio books, but I’ll never stay a subscriber when I have other content for cheaper and without a secondary pay wall. I listened to a single book in a week, so that’s 4 books a month on average. Since only 1 is free, I could be paying $30, $50, $100 more for the other titles. I signed up with a free trial, stayed for a month after, but will sadly cancel after as they haven’t nailed down a way to monetize in a way that I can have access to hundreds of premium free titles for a low monthly cost.
  • Jan 9, 2022

    By Randolph Sydnor
    I have been using Audible for almost 8 years and have found it an invaluable app. What I don't like about it is that if you enjoy an audio selection, you cannot purchase the associated book for a discount. However, if a subscriber purchases the book on Kindle then the audio version is discounted. This seems unfair to those who pay the $25 monthly for Audible. The discount should work both ways!
  • Vivid Beach Settings and Authentic Characters Learn to Find Happiness Sep 5, 2021

    By Lila Bleu
    It took a little more than usual for me to get into the book; at first,It started off feeling too much like a cliché, but that changed after the first few chapters. After reading the book, it almost feels like that was the author’s intention to provide a stark contrast for the character development throughout the book or possibly the author became a better writer once she fully built her world. I really enjoyed the vivid setting descriptions of the “Pond” and the city(really all of the settings were wonderfully sketched through words in the reader’s mind), the characters felt so authentic that I was sad when the story ended, and the structure was also essential to the plot: going between the past and present at various stages, but also within one day at the beach house in the present. It could get a little confusing at times, but this made me pay attention more so I didn’t mind. There were times when I was so angry at the main character, and mother(s), that I literally yelled at her (them)through my phone. It was never the main character’s fault, but she made so many poor, weak choices at times. It reminded me of the human flaws and regrets we all have or carry.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By britt washington
    This is a great app! The only thing that makes me sad is that when I go to share my progress on apps, my percentage of how far I've gotten through the book is gone. Also with how far Amazon/Audible has come, you should be able to easily sync to Goodreads by now. For books lovers who regularly use Goodreads this would be awesome!
  • Rising out of hatred Oct 30, 2020

    By trithseeker
    An amazing account of personal transformation. I too grew up with a racist father, surrounded by all of the rhetoric in this community. Awful. I love the courage it took for Roland-Derek to challenge his indoctrination and to find the strength to cut ties with beloved community, even family. That is the hardest part. For real. He said there is guilt in the interviews I’ve seen of his regarding what he helped create. Well, that was happening anyway. The good he has created through his total honesty, vulnerability and accountability - and willingness to speak publicly about it - stands taller and provides more light than any darkness the white nationalist... movement could ever create. He is a light bearer, and it is especially powerful and illuminating BECAUSE of his history. Roland-Derek provides an example of someone to challenge and think for himself within a fear-based, constraining movement. My hat is forever off to this gentleman, a man of TRUE wisdom and bravery while surviving the very human heartbreak of leaving a beloved community that no longer serves. He and Alison are putting their lives on the line by speaking out. I am grateful to Eli for penning this book, and all the others willing to allow their names into this story. Your courage and truth DEEPLY inspires me.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Monte Evans
    Crammed full of ads (every corner has another ad), pop-up ads that are impossible to close until time limit expires, flooded with stories from "junk news" sites I didn't sign up for, the app fequently reboots to the home page landing spot (making reader lose their place). This app used to be my favorite but Smart News greed has ruined it.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By James Fairservice
    I go through periods where I don't us audible for a while, then use it a lot. I got an email this morning that my subscription was canceled. I check my profile and my credits are gone too. I had at least a half dozen. I guess when I'm done with what I haven't listened to on there I'll be all done with the app. I should be reading more real books anyway 🤷‍♂️
  • Don’t fix what worked! Mar 14, 2020

    By small hobbit
    I don’t know why they decided to change the app, but they did. Before, the library section (which is the content I have via the app) was pretty well organized and could be perfectly navigated between what was actually on my device and what wasn’t. Now it’s a mess of a screen with huge empty margins taking most of the space (a recent addition to mobile development that I don’t understand because I though the point was to USE the space as effectively as possible) and the scrolling is WAY to floaty (I only have to barely have to have my finger on the screen and it’ll move) Now, honestly Audible is a little to expensive of a subscription service for my taste. They only give you 1 credit at a time and STILL treat their service more like a rental than actual ownership (so I don’t know why they don’t move to a “unlimited” model subscription and stop acting like their credits actually mean anything) I already had bad experiences with the service in the past with the service, but decided to try to give it another shot. I don’t think I’ll give them anymore past this. The quality of the app is quickly going downhill (besides what I already mentioned above I also keep getting warning messages about being on a slow connection when my internet is just fine) and there are now MUCH more better services around that handle audiobooks better than they do.
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Geoffrey Bevil
    Having issues with latest update. Book pauses about 15-20 seconds after locking the phone, bringing another app up, or will not continue with the book after a notification. Also the timer will pause after locking the phone and be stuck at that time, timer will also not recognize the end of a chapter and keep going on. Initially wrote this in February of 2021 and almost a year later the issue is still prevalent after different updates.
  • Love Audible books but... the app could be better. Oct 4, 2020

    By HerGrace
    🎉 It did improve when the sleep timer was restored to the main page. Thank you! The purchasing feature is clumsy and annoying to use. It is difficult to find books from any for sale list. On my phone, the wish list and lists of books offered in different special categories are in a series of brief “pages” and to get to the end one of a long list must go through each page to the bottom in order to turn to the next segment. If you stop mid-list it is necessary to start over. GRRR! Also, no chance to go to a given page directly. As a result, I have no idea what is on the last 80% of my wish list or special offer lists or book category lists: takes too much time to peruse them all at one sitting or skip back page by page. A minor change in the last update I find annoying: when a book is finished, a persistent popup page makes it not possible to go back or go to different book without rating the one just completed. Previously one could opt out of the popup rating page. I normally rate books but do not always wish to do so. I have found a way out of it but it’s also annoying to have to do this extra step. On my iPad I can close the app completely and when I return to it rating demand is gone.
  • Jan 15, 2022

    By Web Master
    The worst possible app to use for sending gifts to anyone. They don't get the email. You have to spend hours on the phone with customer no-service for them to give a code. Then you have to send the code to the recipient and they have to follow convoluted instructions on how to use it. Very frustrating. Previous generations were able to buy a book and gift it. Simple. I can't believe the government allowed companies like Amazon to monopolize everything and choke progress.
  • Continues to get worse Feb 21, 2020

    By McSnee
    This app is suffering from iTunes-itis as it tries to incorporate features that detract from its central purpose, which is storing and playing back audiobooks. It is getting bloated and slow, and harder and harder to navigate. The app always tries to phone home even before playing a fully downloaded boom, ostensibly to check whether you've listened to the book elsewhere and to synchronize. On the handful of occasions I've actually used that misbegotten feature, no syncing actually occurred--so the effect is that I'm now continually waiting for the app to let me start playing my audiobook all to enable a broken feature that I don't even want. Solid design work, gang. The useless "Home" tab has been joined by an equally useless "Discover" page. There's no way to adjust recommendations, so if you listen to a lot of audiobooks in one genre your recommendations will rapidly become clogged with third- and fourth-tier efforts from within that genre--and nothing else. The developers, having saddled the app with a bunch of gameified achievements, have thoughtfully buried them in the settings menu, where at least they're out of the way, though presumably they're still contributing to the app's slowness. Too bad there's not a way to get an app that just does the basics this one is supposed to cover.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Robert Downes
    I'm super pissed. When I search for a title I want to listen to online, it's available to purchase or free with a trial. I sign into my account, where I have 12 free credits because I don't use it much but I've always neglected to cancel the membership. Now that I'm signed in, the title is not available. Not for credits, not to purchase, suddenly doesn't exist. Eff this company, it's a SCAM.
  • A buggy piece of software Jun 23, 2021

    By Drajonknives
    I use this app because I have to. It used to be great, but over the course of the past couple years, it’s become apparent that nobody at Audible actually uses or cares about this app. There are random crashes at least weekly, where the book will just stop playing and you have to restart the app. It refuses to honor the “don’t sync playback position” settings, so listening to the same book someone else in my family is listening to is a headache, since I have to constantly go back to my spot. They changed the “swipe to delete” feature to include an option to “add to favorites.” Like, honestly, how often does a user really add a book to their favorites, vs how often does a user want to remove a book from their device? Here’s a hint: literally every book will at some point need to be removed from the device. Unless literally every book is also added to your Favorites, then this is a bad feature and should be removed. Also, when opening the app fresh, why on earth is the first page ads for new books? 9/10 times I want to go to the book I’ve been listening to most recently, not shop for a new one. And while you’re at it, make the Extend Sleep Timer feature smart about the sleep timer you just set. A default of 30 minutes is useless to someone who sets 15 or 20 minute sleep timers.
  • Great app but liars Mar 25, 2021

    By World war two guy
    I've used this app for years, it's great, but every year they seem to take more control over what members can and cannot do. They go back on their initial word. Their customer service is very manipulative about this. They don't provide clear answers. Their answers are vague and unhelpful at best. Every year it seems I'm more restricted with my account and the options they initially promise when you first make an account. I guess they don't expect you to be a long-time customer because they certainly don't value their long-term customers. The more time I spend with this company, the less friendly they are. This is why I've decided to look into other audiobook companies, and they provide far more options and better long-term service than audible does all around. You know how they promise to return audiobooks no matter what? That no longer counts. In 5 months, I've returned about 4 books, and I've returned many more books in previous years in a single month, never had an issue. They are warning me they will take away my account privileges to return audiobooks if I don't stop returning audiobooks out of nowhere when I've returned less than ever before? Blackmail? Not a good move audible. This is big tech people; if they fool you into becoming a long-term customer, you'll find yourself being blackmailed.
  • img Community
    If you enjoy reading historical fiction, you can now read it and listen to your favorite books on the go with Audible. You can choose from tons of books and genres to listen to, so you can turn your boring 40-minute commute into something fun.
    img by Alice
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    For the baby boomer generation, ages 55-75, going back to school can be difficult, but not impossible. Listening to lectures and books could help reduce stress on the eyes but still allow you to get the information and take notes easier.
    img by Steve
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    I used to love to read but now I just don't have enough time or patience to get through a 1000 page book. Here, I can relax on the couch over the weekend and enjoy a book being read to me and keeping the TV off.
    img by Kim
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When you're a part of a book club, you have to stick to a predetermined schedule. Sometimes you won't have enough time to finish your reading. If you're 150 pages behind, you can still catch up by "cheating" using an audiobook.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you have a long commute every day and need a way to entertain yourself and make it easier, you can use Audible to listen to tons of books while commuting. Listening to a story can help keep you calm on the road. Forget road rage and use a story to help keep you focused and calm. Turn a 40-minute commute into time for you every day to enjoy a book.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Certain kinds of poetry are best enjoyed by listening. Limericks are one such type of verse. In addition to many other genres, this app lets you browse through 100s of witty rhymes and listen to them like you would any other audiobook.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    If you want to read 20 chapters per day, audiobooks can help you consume books at a pace you never imagined possible. Read on the go without straining your eyes or messing up your schedule, all with the help of audiobooks.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    I often don't have the time or the energy to pick up a book, so listening to a podcast or an audiobook is a great escape for me. My commute to work would be a heck of a lot more boring without it!
    img by Ross
    11 months ago
  • img Community
    Turning a 2-hour drive into 2 hours of page-turning fun is exactly what you need as a Lovecraft Mythos fan. Get the audio book version so you can listen as you travel.
    img by Stefan
    1 month ago
  • img Community
    You can't exactly read and drive. However, you can definitely listen to audiobooks. Audible lets you choose among over 200,000 titles in just about any genre you can imagine.
    img by Antonio
    1 month ago
  • img Expert Best Audiobook Apps of 2022

    Best Audiobook Apps of 2022

    We put 10 audiobook apps to the test to see which is best for catching up with our reading on the go without breaking the bank.

  • img Expert
    1. Download the world's largest collection of audiobooks to listen anytime, anywhere when offline
    2. Listening to your favorite books whenever you want is easy with an automatic, user-friendly sync across all devices
    3. Have it your way! Customize the narration speed, or at a sleep timer so you can drift off while listening to your favorite book

    Reviewed by Chris on February 13, 2018

  • Better and better- not perfect Sep 18, 2017

    By jsbow-long
    This app gets better and better but it isn't perfect. The app has great features and a few clunky ones. More good ones than it used to have. They are being improved over time. All in all, I'm happy with my experience. I can return books I didn't like if they are returned within 6 months. I don't read (listen to) them that quickly. I buy faster than I listen to them. Some times I finish them and the "finished" indication doesn't stay associated with the book through app revisions. Not Cool! The stories included in the titles are often well done but some presentations need serious rework - not many - but the choice for presenter could sometimes be improved. I've listened to a couple dozen different presenters by now ( a couple hundred books ). If those that were "flat" could be trained or replaced with more skilled people a lot of the stories would be better but, sometimes the story is the problem and that is a shame. It becomes easier to tell the difference between problems in story and presentation as you hear more of each. The short samples offered before you buy are most helpful ( at least to me ) only after my ear has become trained by listening to a goodly number of books by many presenters.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Guarded Optimist
    Audible has a great selection of interesting audiobooks. The recording quality is always excellent. I listen to books in the car, can replay anything I missed by tapping on the replay arrow. It is also easy to bookmark and add notes. I have at times suspended my Audible account, especially if I have a backlog of books to listen to. The books are in my library, and I can listen to them anytime, with or without an active subscription. You can easily download and remove books on a device.
  • Vivid Beach Settings and Authentic Characters Learn to Find Happiness Sep 5, 2021

    By Lila Bleu
    It took a little more than usual for me to get into the book; at first,It started off feeling too much like a cliché, but that changed after the first few chapters. After reading the book, it almost feels like that was the author’s intention to provide a stark contrast for the character development throughout the book or possibly the author became a better writer once she fully built her world. I really enjoyed the vivid setting descriptions of the “Pond” and the city(really all of the settings were wonderfully sketched through words in the reader’s mind), the characters felt so authentic that I was sad when the story ended, and the structure was also essential to the plot: going between the past and present at various stages, but also within one day at the beach house in the present. It could get a little confusing at times, but this made me pay attention more so I didn’t mind. There were times when I was so angry at the main character, and mother(s), that I literally yelled at her (them)through my phone. It was never the main character’s fault, but she made so many poor, weak choices at times. It reminded me of the human flaws and regrets we all have or carry.
  • Rising out of hatred Oct 30, 2020

    By trithseeker
    An amazing account of personal transformation. I too grew up with a racist father, surrounded by all of the rhetoric in this community. Awful. I love the courage it took for Roland-Derek to challenge his indoctrination and to find the strength to cut ties with beloved community, even family. That is the hardest part. For real. He said there is guilt in the interviews I’ve seen of his regarding what he helped create. Well, that was happening anyway. The good he has created through his total honesty, vulnerability and accountability - and willingness to speak publicly about it - stands taller and provides more light than any darkness the white nationalist... movement could ever create. He is a light bearer, and it is especially powerful and illuminating BECAUSE of his history. Roland-Derek provides an example of someone to challenge and think for himself within a fear-based, constraining movement. My hat is forever off to this gentleman, a man of TRUE wisdom and bravery while surviving the very human heartbreak of leaving a beloved community that no longer serves. He and Alison are putting their lives on the line by speaking out. I am grateful to Eli for penning this book, and all the others willing to allow their names into this story. Your courage and truth DEEPLY inspires me.
  • I was at my wits end with how to change my life Jul 8, 2021

    By MsGettingFit
    I literally was crying the other day from frustration at the knowledge that I create my own reality but did not know HOW. So there I was on the floor of my kitchen bawling my eyes out and suddenly I had a sense of peace come over me. A couple of days later, I searched in Audible the terms magic money manifesting and this book popped up. I honestly didn’t have much hope for it, because it seems like all of these books that claim to give a person techniques just re-hash the same old stuff. This author didn’t do that. He gives practical how to methods that explain different perspectives and details on how to REALLY harness your inner power and apply it to your life. I feel empowered. I took notes this book was so informational, I’m going to listen to it again! Don’t hesitate to get this book! It really will change your life. You can tell that the author spoke from the heart and put a lot of inspired work into this. Sitting on that floor I begged God to help show me how to use the power I know he gave us all to manifest a better life for me. And this book stood out to me. So that’s how I know it is special and must have been inspired. Prosperity and Goodness to you all!
  • Jan 8, 2022

    By Amanda Pardo
    When you don't have the time to sit and read, the ability to listen while doing tasks. Or work makes reading your favorite books possible!! Anytime I'm doing any housework, or something I don't like doing, listening to a book on Audible makes those tasks so much more pleasant!! Thank you, Audible, for bringing pleasure and fulfillment to otherwise monotonous tasks - while learning about things that help me grow as a person at the same time!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND Audible to EVERYONE!
  • Love it! Dec 27, 2020

    By Laurabrba13
    UPDATE: another several years in, and Audible is still the app I use EVERY day. Because it is the best! Bug fixes and design tweaks have kept it moving forward, without ever making me think “aw it was better before the update.” (Looking at you, iPhone!). Audible is the only app I would take with me to a desert island. Yes. It’s that good. UPDATE: it’s been 8 years now and other than the text messaging apps, Audible is easily the most frequently used and loved app in my phone, by far. With the recent improvement so it’s now possible to buy new audiobooks with credits through the app, it’s even better. Audible, I’m your #1 fan!! (Apologies to Stephen King.) I've been using this app daily for over 2 years now and love it. Are there bugs? Yes. Is it perfect? No. But the problems others complain about are really minor to me. Sleep isn't on the main screen, but one touch brings it up. For me what's relevant is how vast an improvement this player is over the only other I've used, Overdrive, which feels like something out of the Middle Ages by comparison. I know the Audible app's quirks and don't have a problem with them, because it works beautifully. Every day. <3
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Noah Deremo
    No technical issues I went from phone to pc and back with it being at the se spot in the book. Was easy to navigate. Great book selection and the plus catalog and "free" credit a month system is a great deal because you get a bunch of books and podcasts free and basically a cheaper than normal book a month. All around good experience
  • Audible Books Oct 31, 2019

    By ocdknitter
    I’ve been a member on/off for many years. You pay a monthly/annual fee and get credits based on your subscription. The fee you pay is often less than the price of most audiobooks. You can pay for the book or use a credit. There are lots of reviews, some are fake but most seem to be genuine. I like that you can hear a 3-5 minute sample before purchasing. I have gotten credits refunded for books I was unhappy with, (books I didn't listen to completely). Customer service has been great. I had to discontinue membership for a while and lost nothing during the time I canceled my membership. I kept the credits I already had and all of the books I had in my library. Starting my membership again was easy. I do wish that reviewers would add ore detail instead of simply saying ”I like the book”. That’s not a review. Why do you like/dislike the book? Was it clean, full of profanity, sex, violence? Was this book fit for the whole family? Did the story flow, was the narrator easy to listen to; did they have an annoying voice, were the characters voices distinguishable? That’s a review! A review is meant to help other customers decide if they want to purchase the book or not.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Kyle Winter
    Easily one of my most treasured apps. At this point I have 43 audiobooks in my library. It's been invaluable to me for entertainment, education, and for my own mental health. I listen for at least a few hours every day, and it's become a part of my evening wind-down/bedtime ritual. Some narrators are better than others, but I've enjoyed most of what I've heard. If I could only keep 3 apps this would be one of them. Listening to historical nonfiction or a good fantasy is seriously calming.
  • Can’t wait to get my hands on her next! Apr 20, 2020

    By goodvibesgoodbooks
    This was one of those books that you not only savor, but you swap between physical and audio because you can’t get enough. The setting was perfect, the characters were hilarious, and the depth was just right. You follow Marin as she takes on a role she never thought she would be in.. PR and media manager for a rock band. But she not only crushes the position, she gains a crush on a band member. You follow along with the band and crew as they make their way all over the country on tour. You see them banter, you see them prank and you see them fall in love.. or lust. I usually have something to knit pick about whether it’s lack of charter build or creating an atmosphere you feel a part of, but Lisa did nothing for me to knit pick. This world was so well thought out, I can’t wait to dive into every single book I have of hers and also... I really need a prequel to see how Craig and Phoebe started. The only reason I gave this book a 4 rather then a solid 5 was I had a bit of a rough time with the big problem and how quickly it seemed to be resolved, I wish it would have been a little longer and we got to see more effort and what happened to.. patch things up on all accounts. I’m a girl who doesn’t trust easily and loses trust quickly so I have a hard with any story that someone’s forgiven too quickly.
  • Jan 14, 2022

    By Jessica Hart
    This is an awesome app. There are tons of free books with your subscription, unfortunately not on the subject I'm needing at this time in my life. Most of the narrators are well versed in their ability with the way they read, according to the book's content. I would rather Audible be more like a new-age library, where you can "check out" any book and it gets "returned" (or disappears from your bookshelf) when it's due. Also giving you the option to purchase the book.
  • Jan 9, 2022

    By Randolph Sydnor
    I have been using Audible for almost 8 years and have found it an invaluable app. What I don't like about it is that if you enjoy an audio selection, you cannot purchase the associated book for a discount. However, if a subscriber purchases the book on Kindle then the audio version is discounted. This seems unfair to those who pay the $25 monthly for Audible. The discount should work both ways!
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By britt washington
    This is a great app! The only thing that makes me sad is that when I go to share my progress on apps, my percentage of how far I've gotten through the book is gone. Also with how far Amazon/Audible has come, you should be able to easily sync to Goodreads by now. For books lovers who regularly use Goodreads this would be awesome!
  • Bring back option to hide finished titles, for 5 Stars. Nov 16, 2020

    By wulfeman
    I’ve been an audible member for about 20 years ( whenever the service started). I have well over 1000 titles in my library (most purchase, prior to new system, with free titles). I occasionally listen to portions of one book, before switching over to another (especially, when a desired preorder becomes available). Previously, it was easy to locate books that I needed to return to, by hiding all finished titles. Since the new system was unveiled, this has been reversed. I don’t quite understand the utility of being able to see all titles in your library that you have already completed. Showing titles that you haven’t started is if some use, but it fails to show anything that even has a few seconds played. So if I accidentally tap on the wrong title and get past “This is Audible”, prior to going back and selecting the title I actually want, it will no longer show up as not started. EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING!!! Please fix this for your most loyal members!!! A secondary improvement would be to extend the Apple Watch Complication, so that it will permit control / book selection of titles on your paired iPhone, rather than having to download the book to your watch.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By Daniel Dobbins
    I love audible, but it's a little too expensive. Monthly service fee and then books like Harry Potter costing $20 each memes your not getting that much use if you're going for well-known titles. There are plenty of free and indie books that if you really want to have to listen to something they're available.
  • Jan 8, 2022

    By Vince Kamenev
    Great app only two gripes. I download my books and they stay in my phone for months on end even listen to them over and over. However for some reason occasionally the app loses the files after I've completely downloaded the books. Rebooting, closing opening, or powering the phone completely down does not solve the issue. The other issue is I swear there should be a volume booster so I don't have to max my phone out to hear my books on any Bluetooth device.
  • Everyone should love books Dec 4, 2020

    By Drathstar
    I love the Audible app because it allows me to enjoy a good book even while driving or other activities that prevent reading a book while doing them. RIF was a program I loved in school, many of my classmates would have me pick out books and they would get them and give them to me because they didn't like reading and knew I loved to do so. At the time I was happy to get more books to enjoy though looking back I wish I had tried harder to share my love of reading with my classmates. My one real gripe is regarding two issues related to playback, the volume max can vary quite a bit from one narrator to another I presume due to production methods or settings so I would appreciate an ability to make the volume louder than currently possible especially when using the built in speaker on a mobile device. The second issue is that when listening to a book in the background and playing any of a number of games that sadly force you to watch ads occasionally to play for free it can sometimes fail to allow restarting the narration after the ads and rather default to any random music file you have on the device.
  • Updated review. Jun 4, 2018

    By Ytarya
    Still great. Still no Audible for Apple Watch! I really hope you will provide this great service on Apple Watch!Please make an Audible app for Apple Watch there are some nice improvements, but I can't focus on them as long as my chief gripe isn't addressed. At the very least, please tell your loyal customers whether you are trying to do this--or if you are even considering it. Audible is one of the apps I use out often. I bought an Apple watch so I could listen to audiobooks while walking my dog and could leave my iPhone at home sometimes. I have seen some work-arounds, but so far have not been able to listen to audiobooks on my watch. Audible doesn't show any inclination to develop an Apple watch app. I have asked. I guess I will try purchasing an audio book from iTunes, and see if that works. If it does (which I am not optimistic about) I might have to make my walking purchases from iTunes instead of Audible. I wouldn't like to ditch my Audible account to completely, as I love it. The hundreds of dollars I have spent on Audible books proves that. But I disappointed at this apparent indifference to the requests of Audible's most loyal customers.
  • Best app I have, but can’t transfer from my iPhone or iPad to my Watch Apr 17, 2019

    By Eamonn Donovan
    I’ve been an Audible member for over 15 years (well before being merged w/Amazon). It’s my favorite App and I use it more than any other. I have ADHD and LOVE to read but get stuck trying to read traditional books and retain the story or information. With Audible I’ve averaged almost 5 books per month with each book’s average length of about 11hrs. Here’s the big “but”. I have Audible Apps on my iPhones, iPads and MacBook but it won’t relay to either of my two watches. I get unnecessary Apps like JetBlue but no Audible. If anyone knows what I can do to fix this I would be grateful. Being able to listen to Audiobooks without my iPhone nearby would be incredibly useful but I just cannot figure out why it won’t show up on my list of Apps on my Watches. Despite my Watch problem I give this App my highest recommendation. This goes especially for my brothers and sisters that suffer from ADHD, impaired vision or other maladies that makes tradition reading difficult or impossible. It’s an awesome subscription service and App especially if you’re more successful than me in getting it on your Apple Watch.
  • Most used app I have aside from gps May 3, 2021

    By Gale22
    Love this app so much. Had it for years and does not disappoint. Thank you for being here, existing and being in my life. Such a great idea and concept. Sorry it took me so long to rate this amazing app! Get it, you won’t regret it, so many wonderful title and books and not over priced! Update: This is still a great app but it needs to be said that the home tab is waaay too much noise visually speaking. Way too many suggestions and advertised books for an app. It’s not a clean look and honestly it’s ugly. The app needs a more sleek minimalist feel for ease of use. I literally get anxiety seeing the homepage with all the extra books recommendations, catalogues and so forth. When I use the app I just want to get to the point not be defaulted to a crazy looking page foot of book images. Please higher someone to update your app comestically. With the IOS update people are discovering less is more with widgets and less apps. Try to use that same concept, I want to see recommendations make it the last tab not the first. Have the first tab be the library and instead of a line chart of books maybe give the option of line display or chart display, just something more sleek please. Update 03 May 2021: The app skips the audio for some reason and when the screen goes dark it stops playing. Please fix this. This is pretty frustrating and my settings don’t have anything that causes this to happen.
  • Great Service at a premium price Dec 28, 2020

    By RealizmHF
    Audible works great, I can find great titles, get samples of the voices, and I even get a free credit with the higher tier subscription with a few more “premium” titles. The issue for audible is turning the everyday subscriber into a customer; like myself. I pay $10 and watch hundreds of movies and tv shows that last a few hours to hundreds of hours depending on the title. The budgets are bigger, the price for the customer is lower. I pay $10 and listen to thousands of songs, many just a few minutes, some can be hours. I also enjoy podcasts... for no additional fee. Now we get to Audible where I pay $12, more than the others, and get 1 pick and like at an old movie store I become limited and find it difficult to choose the only free title I’ll get because the rest you have to pay for. I loved the audio books, but I’ll never stay a subscriber when I have other content for cheaper and without a secondary pay wall. I listened to a single book in a week, so that’s 4 books a month on average. Since only 1 is free, I could be paying $30, $50, $100 more for the other titles. I signed up with a free trial, stayed for a month after, but will sadly cancel after as they haven’t nailed down a way to monetize in a way that I can have access to hundreds of premium free titles for a low monthly cost.
  • Jan 11, 2022

    By Sharon Geiger
    Unfortunately, books "Included" (rather than purchased) that you've already listened to, or read on Kindle, are not marked or indicate in any way that you've already read/listened to them. Worse is that it keeps "suggesting" books that I've already read/listened to. Super frustrating. Worst of all though... you cannot search for audiobooks by narration style. Get with the times, Audible!
  • Jan 7, 2022

    By Hannah Erwin
    The app crashes alllllll the time. And when it does, you have to stop and restart the book to continue where you left off. I appreciate the app but it is terribly infuriating, especially if you're in the middle of something. And let's face it, who of us does NOT multitask while listening to a good book? And if it's something like painting or baking where your hands may not be clean enough to restart things... Not a happy camper.
  • New bugs cropping up recently Jul 6, 2018

    By Ajk7577
    This app used to be great. Recently though, whenever I try to use it, there are annoying lags in responsiveness. I press play and it won’t play for 10 seconds. Or I try to view my cloud library and have to wait a few seconds before the app will switch from device view to cloud. The Bluetooth connection has also become glitchy, especially when connected to my car system - I press pause on my car’s screen and it takes a few seconds to pause, then starts again, then finally pauses, over the course of another 5 seconds. The app also no longer responds if I try to control play with my phone while it’s connected to my cars bluetooth (at least, it didn’t today). Lastly, if I’m in the library tab and want to look up info on a downloaded book, I can’t just tap the three dots at the right hand side of the book without the book starting to play. This is annoying if I’m currently listening to something (or talking to someone on the phone - the book still starts playing!) and want to look up info on a book. I’ve been using this app for a few years, and this is the first time I’ve really been frustrated with it. Until now, it’s mostly operated smoothly.
  • So. Many. Updates. Nov 28, 2020

    By Cjnboston
    Ok, so literally every update has an MASSIVE update to the UX. And that’s fine, but when you’re shifting the UX for an app in such a fundamental way, you really should be *improving* it. I’ve been an audible member since at least 2009 and while I know I’m a bit old school, I do think I shouldn’t have to search my entire library for the book I’m downloading- I think it should autosort like it used to do that it’s automatically on to. I know I probably have an issue as I’m rounding on 1000 books in my library but we all have our hoarding things 😉 Genres are great but it would be awesome if they’d collapse them down into parent categories (children’s audiobooks vs kid’s?). Also, PLEASE bring back the pop-up that asks whether or not you want to skip to the synced point or not. The banner isn’t reliable and it’s so annoying to have to waste time to go to the beginning every time I want to relisten to a book, whereas before I just used to be able to click once. I’m not a huge fan of the new Home Screen, and I’d love the option to be able to just be able to show your library every time, but at least I understand the marketing reasons behind those decisions.
  • Apple Watch features buggy Nov 28, 2021

    By EricRhysTaylor
    iPhone app works pretty well but I find the syncing of books on the Apple Watch to not work well. It is a pain to add a novel to the watch because it requires the watch be charging which I don’t see any need for. And the sync is slow and sometimes fails. When I’m using the watch offline away from the phone listening to a book it often will fail to sync with the version that’s on the phone when I return. So when I resume on the phone it’s playing from the wrong location. Ideally, books can be added at any time to the watch and when the watch is away from the phone it will properly sync again as soon as it connects with the phone. None of this should require the watch to be charging. I have a series 7 Apple watch and the battery is plenty to handle all of these activities without being on the charger. I also regularly use the watch away from the phone and disconnected from cellular so all of these features should be able to handle that scenario as well simply by waiting until the phone is within range or the cellular is turned back on to sync or resume transfers.
  • Not a fan of the new look Jun 16, 2020

    By therelybare
    I’ve been an Audible member from longer than I can remember and the years when the app was simple were good years, however over the last few years the app gets more complicated to use because they keep cramming new features in the app that I’ll never use. And yet they keep cramming stuff in there and the app requires a degree in Computer Science to decode it. I’ve invested a lot of money in buying these books to have them lost in an app that’s trying to do too much. Re: the loss of the 30 sec forward/back. They didn’t get rid of it, they just made it an either/or. If you go in settings, under player, you can either choose chapter or 30 sec. You can’t have both anymore. I wish you would make an Audible Classic app that just had the library and the player and left out the other stuff that I don’t use or at least provide a setting to simplify the app. I hope you would care about your customers who have spent a lot of money over the years to put out a product that is easy to navigate. That would be the right thing to do!
  • Love Hate with this app Jul 6, 2021

    By JessicaCon
    I absolutely love this app because being dyslexic, listening to the books makes reading much more enjoyable. So far I haven’t had any of the skipping or App malfunction issues, that I’ve seen a lot of the other reviews speak about. I have only 3 main complaints since my subscription. 1- it’s not very user friendly when trying to find my wishlist. 2- I wish I could customize my library to my specific liking to keep my series in order. & 3- nothing I’m interested in is part of the unlimited library, so having to wait a month for just one credit is starting to be not worth the cost, especially if it’s not a very long book. If there were titles in the all access library that I liked it would 100% be worth it. Even if they gave two credits a month would be so great. Other than those three things I love it. The narrator has been wonderful with the way she brings the characters to life and really makes listening to her enjoyable. Hopefully the audible team will take these suggestions into consideration.
  • Avoid the "newer" versions they get worse as they try to tangle you int buying more books Mar 21, 2021

    By Seeking functionality
    The first version of this app was rather nice. It was not perfect, but had an original, reasonable user interface and a few functions such as a sleep timer that Apple ought to copy. It had its quirks such as: if you want to completely remove a book from your device, you must blow away your whole library and then re-download all your books except the one(s) you do not want on your device. They have a couple of cute euphemisms for this, but reloading 30 or so books takes hours. Unfortunately, when I got a little notice that a "new" version was now ready, I updated on one of my devices. As others have reported, the changes make the app seriously bad, not better. I am being carefully to not update my other devices. The new interface is cluttered with pictures of covers of audio books and a as others have reported, important features have been removed, crippled or otherwise rendered useless. One frequently requested desirable function that has been missing is the ability to buy new books directly from the app. The new version did not solve that problem. You still have to go to your browser to browse or buy additional books, then have the audible app import the purchased files. I wish I could think of something nice to say, but I honestly can not. Although I can think of a new missing feature ... It now needs a nice little button that lets you revert to an earlier version.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Monte Evans
    Crammed full of ads (every corner has another ad), pop-up ads that are impossible to close until time limit expires, flooded with stories from "junk news" sites I didn't sign up for, the app fequently reboots to the home page landing spot (making reader lose their place). This app used to be my favorite but Smart News greed has ruined it.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By James Fairservice
    I go through periods where I don't us audible for a while, then use it a lot. I got an email this morning that my subscription was canceled. I check my profile and my credits are gone too. I had at least a half dozen. I guess when I'm done with what I haven't listened to on there I'll be all done with the app. I should be reading more real books anyway 🤷‍♂️
  • Love Audible books but... the app could be better. Oct 4, 2020

    By HerGrace
    🎉 It did improve when the sleep timer was restored to the main page. Thank you! The purchasing feature is clumsy and annoying to use. It is difficult to find books from any for sale list. On my phone, the wish list and lists of books offered in different special categories are in a series of brief “pages” and to get to the end one of a long list must go through each page to the bottom in order to turn to the next segment. If you stop mid-list it is necessary to start over. GRRR! Also, no chance to go to a given page directly. As a result, I have no idea what is on the last 80% of my wish list or special offer lists or book category lists: takes too much time to peruse them all at one sitting or skip back page by page. A minor change in the last update I find annoying: when a book is finished, a persistent popup page makes it not possible to go back or go to different book without rating the one just completed. Previously one could opt out of the popup rating page. I normally rate books but do not always wish to do so. I have found a way out of it but it’s also annoying to have to do this extra step. On my iPad I can close the app completely and when I return to it rating demand is gone.
  • Continues to get worse Feb 21, 2020

    By McSnee
    This app is suffering from iTunes-itis as it tries to incorporate features that detract from its central purpose, which is storing and playing back audiobooks. It is getting bloated and slow, and harder and harder to navigate. The app always tries to phone home even before playing a fully downloaded boom, ostensibly to check whether you've listened to the book elsewhere and to synchronize. On the handful of occasions I've actually used that misbegotten feature, no syncing actually occurred--so the effect is that I'm now continually waiting for the app to let me start playing my audiobook all to enable a broken feature that I don't even want. Solid design work, gang. The useless "Home" tab has been joined by an equally useless "Discover" page. There's no way to adjust recommendations, so if you listen to a lot of audiobooks in one genre your recommendations will rapidly become clogged with third- and fourth-tier efforts from within that genre--and nothing else. The developers, having saddled the app with a bunch of gameified achievements, have thoughtfully buried them in the settings menu, where at least they're out of the way, though presumably they're still contributing to the app's slowness. Too bad there's not a way to get an app that just does the basics this one is supposed to cover.
  • Clunky & buggy. Borrow from your library instead! Apr 5, 2020

    By Paperfldr
    UPDATE: Since I last reviewed this app, they’ve made it even worse by dropping the navigate 30-second forward/back control from the primary playback screen. Instead, you can only jump forward/back by one whole chapter at a time. If you missed something and want to go back by 30-seconds, you have to minimize the primary playback screen and try to locate the tiny icon at the bottom of your library menu. So aggravating! Come on, Audible...you can do better! Previous review: This App is not nearly as good as the Overdrive App which I use to listen to books I’ve borrowed from the library. Do yourself a favor: save money & aggravation and borrow your audiobooks online from your local library. Audible’s App cannot skip forward/back 30 sec. from your phone’s lock screen. You have to unlock your phone to do this. After you’ve used the App for a while, the 30-sec skip function totally disappears and you can only skip one chapter forward/back. Then you have to reboot. Another bug which appears after you’ve used the app for an hour or two is that it kicks you forward a chapter if you stop the play for a moment or two & try to resume. Reboot again.
  • What the actual F&@$... Aug 18, 2020

    By Hotsonwheels
    Used audio books before and it’s great. HOWEVER, for some messed up reason the first topics that are suggested are the following: Economic History of Racism, Raising an Antiracist and Poetry of black healing. Mind you these are topics with multiple literatures within each topic. Stop shoving this down people’s throats. Go express your guilt somewhere else in private. It’s clear you have guilt pent up and should probably seek help. For the rest of us, we wanted to use this app to simply read our favorite book to us (which I highly doubt has anything to do with racism). I mean, why don’t you have a bunch of topics on the front page about healthy eating. Far more people are negatively impacted by poor eating habits than racism. How about books on “not becoming child molester”? Clearly sex trafficking minors/children is a larger problem than racism and deserves a topic above the rest. Instead of going on and on, I believe I have made my case. Leave your personal opinions at home and make the app more like a business or library. Customer “walks in” - for lack of a better term - and goes to a genre or topic of their choosing. I don’t need multiple banners and flyers to guide me to a topic that you feel guilty about in your personal life.
  • Taking money but not giving me credits Apr 14, 2021

    By Jurrasic Ark
    This app worked for the first month or so, I had three books with the premium subscription (not premium plus) and then for some reason it just stopped. I waited until the day where I was SUPPOSED to get a credit but low and behold none actually came in. I was very upset because I got audible specifically for series books but now I was stuck and it wasn’t giving me credits. I eventually calmed down thinking that it just didn’t have my card details (I went to the help website and I figured I wasn’t getting credits because of that) and thought that it was just stalled, and unable to make any purchases which is why I wasn’t getting credits. Well I didn’t save my card details in my phone and I didn’t want it to so I just let it sit there for another month. Until around 2 in the morning I found out that the app WAS still making purchases, the monthly purchases. Without giving me credits???? What’s happened to my credit every month guaranteed???? I tried to refund but this app doesn’t have receipts so enjoy that +8.00 you took from me at 2 in the morning. I hope you spend it well because I know for sure that didn’t get used on my credits
  • Audible App Sep 27, 2018

    By tifm0506
    I enjoy having almost any book I’d like at the touch of my fingertips. Especially when a really great book is coming to a close and I’m mid drive or in the middle of the night and I’m unable to jump in the car and run off and grab another book. However, it’s is unfortunate you cannot buy books from the comfort of your app. It’s also uneasy to navigate the app. Functionality needs simplified and the search capability in the app needs attention. I was given a subscription to The Wall Street Journal when I became a member, which I love! However, it often does not update to the current dates read and is impossible to search in the app. I also like to save some of the free “podcast” type offerings Audible provides with your membership, but again, you cannot always access from your app as they randomly disappear. I’m forced to login to the full site, but even then locating “podcasts” (not purchased books) saved is a challenge. None of this would deter me from using audible as I love to read but spend a lot of time commuting in my car and audible allows me the opportunity to enjoy more books than I could otherwise. Though i do hope they progress the usability of their app sooner rather than later.
  • New Format Aug 6, 2020

    By Penemue269
    I love audible, but the new format for the app is pretty terrible. There are four menus, and three of them are specifically for advertising other titles you may or may not want, yet nowhere is there a menu for the wish list of titles you know for sure you want to spend money on. It makes no sense. And to try to listen to books already in your library has been made unnecessarily complicated. If you have a really long list of titles and want to re-listen to a book, finding it is almost impossible because the search feature is super buggy. On the off chance the developers are looking for improvement suggestions, how about making the Home menu an actual workable dashboard instead of the mess it is now and replacing the Originals menu with the wish list from the desktop version? Put it under Discover if it needs to be anywhere. And please go back to the way the library used to work. You only need to focus on two things for the Library menu: finding what I’ve bought and playing what I’ve downloaded. That’s it. Leave all the annoying “discoverables” for its own menu. The way it is now is so frustrating.
  • Buggy with Watch or Powerbeats Jan 31, 2021

    By DoubleJava
    Works well if listening on iPhone with no accessories, but has serious problems when using with PowerBeats Pro and/or Apple Watch. With Powerbeats Pro, the volume level goes up or down with each pause. For example, listening level is normal, press pause then press play, listening level cut by ~30%, press pause then play, listening level returns to normal. Etc. With Apple Watch, the Audible app keeps popping up and taking over the watch’s focus even when you are no longer listening to books and you are trying to shut down the Audible app. Also, the Audible Watch app seems to simply be a shell/wrapper for the built-in Now Plying app because if you start playing music via the Apple Music app and then you go back to the Audible Watch app to resume your book, then the Audible play//pause controls will only start/stop the music that you were previously listening to rather than starting/stopping your book. So, you have to go to the Audible app on your iPhone and start playing the book from there in order to get the Audible Watch app to start working normally again.
  • Don’t fix what worked! Mar 14, 2020

    By small hobbit
    I don’t know why they decided to change the app, but they did. Before, the library section (which is the content I have via the app) was pretty well organized and could be perfectly navigated between what was actually on my device and what wasn’t. Now it’s a mess of a screen with huge empty margins taking most of the space (a recent addition to mobile development that I don’t understand because I though the point was to USE the space as effectively as possible) and the scrolling is WAY to floaty (I only have to barely have to have my finger on the screen and it’ll move) Now, honestly Audible is a little to expensive of a subscription service for my taste. They only give you 1 credit at a time and STILL treat their service more like a rental than actual ownership (so I don’t know why they don’t move to a “unlimited” model subscription and stop acting like their credits actually mean anything) I already had bad experiences with the service in the past with the service, but decided to try to give it another shot. I don’t think I’ll give them anymore past this. The quality of the app is quickly going downhill (besides what I already mentioned above I also keep getting warning messages about being on a slow connection when my internet is just fine) and there are now MUCH more better services around that handle audiobooks better than they do.
  • Jan 20, 2022

    By Geoffrey Bevil
    Having issues with latest update. Book pauses about 15-20 seconds after locking the phone, bringing another app up, or will not continue with the book after a notification. Also the timer will pause after locking the phone and be stuck at that time, timer will also not recognize the end of a chapter and keep going on. Initially wrote this in February of 2021 and almost a year later the issue is still prevalent after different updates.
  • Jan 15, 2022

    By Web Master
    The worst possible app to use for sending gifts to anyone. They don't get the email. You have to spend hours on the phone with customer no-service for them to give a code. Then you have to send the code to the recipient and they have to follow convoluted instructions on how to use it. Very frustrating. Previous generations were able to buy a book and gift it. Simple. I can't believe the government allowed companies like Amazon to monopolize everything and choke progress.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Robert Downes
    I'm super pissed. When I search for a title I want to listen to online, it's available to purchase or free with a trial. I sign into my account, where I have 12 free credits because I don't use it much but I've always neglected to cancel the membership. Now that I'm signed in, the title is not available. Not for credits, not to purchase, suddenly doesn't exist. Eff this company, it's a SCAM.
  • A buggy piece of software Jun 23, 2021

    By Drajonknives
    I use this app because I have to. It used to be great, but over the course of the past couple years, it’s become apparent that nobody at Audible actually uses or cares about this app. There are random crashes at least weekly, where the book will just stop playing and you have to restart the app. It refuses to honor the “don’t sync playback position” settings, so listening to the same book someone else in my family is listening to is a headache, since I have to constantly go back to my spot. They changed the “swipe to delete” feature to include an option to “add to favorites.” Like, honestly, how often does a user really add a book to their favorites, vs how often does a user want to remove a book from their device? Here’s a hint: literally every book will at some point need to be removed from the device. Unless literally every book is also added to your Favorites, then this is a bad feature and should be removed. Also, when opening the app fresh, why on earth is the first page ads for new books? 9/10 times I want to go to the book I’ve been listening to most recently, not shop for a new one. And while you’re at it, make the Extend Sleep Timer feature smart about the sleep timer you just set. A default of 30 minutes is useless to someone who sets 15 or 20 minute sleep timers.
  • Great app but liars Mar 25, 2021

    By World war two guy
    I've used this app for years, it's great, but every year they seem to take more control over what members can and cannot do. They go back on their initial word. Their customer service is very manipulative about this. They don't provide clear answers. Their answers are vague and unhelpful at best. Every year it seems I'm more restricted with my account and the options they initially promise when you first make an account. I guess they don't expect you to be a long-time customer because they certainly don't value their long-term customers. The more time I spend with this company, the less friendly they are. This is why I've decided to look into other audiobook companies, and they provide far more options and better long-term service than audible does all around. You know how they promise to return audiobooks no matter what? That no longer counts. In 5 months, I've returned about 4 books, and I've returned many more books in previous years in a single month, never had an issue. They are warning me they will take away my account privileges to return audiobooks if I don't stop returning audiobooks out of nowhere when I've returned less than ever before? Blackmail? Not a good move audible. This is big tech people; if they fool you into becoming a long-term customer, you'll find yourself being blackmailed.
  • Worst experience ever Jan 7, 2021

    By glothridge
    I was incredibly excited to get my Audible subscription! I signed up for the most expensive plan because I love to read and I love audiobooks! To say I regret it now is an understatement. My card was charged and that my subscription never appeared in the app or online. I contacted Audible customer support and though they were friendly they told me my problem was with Apple because I had signed up to the app. I said there’s nothing they could do on their end. So I contacted Apple they told me that billing had gone through with no problems and that the subscription should be reflected in my membership. They said that if it did not it was a problem with Audible. I went back-and-forth like this three times with neither of them excepting responsibility or being able to help me. I finally gave up and demanded a refund for my subscription which I will happily processed they recommended that if I wanted to try again I call audible and make sure there wasn’t a problem with my membership first. I did this in the entire time the support specialist just tried to get my credit card information so they could sign me up again. I was beyond mad and it was not the time. I believe it could be a good app but when the app has such a problem that you pay and it won’t even show up that’s an issue. 😡
  • A Promised What? Apr 12, 2021

    By Lisa Jean M.
    Today is April 12, 2021 and after finishing this 30 hour long book, I understand more clearly than ever why our country is so divided politically, racially, and economically and it is because of the presidency of Barack Obama. He was an expert at hiring groups of experts in all areas of United States politics and making rules, regulations passing taxes and policies which he thought totally would be responsible for the success of the future United States of America. I never heard him talk about pride in the United States Constitution or the great history of our country!! He only discusses the accolades of government today and all the great that they do! He takes credit for all of the successes, he blames the Republican Party for all the challenges he faces and to hear him talk about minorities, immigrants, African Americans and any person other than the white race you would think that they did nothing to help shape this great country. Yes they made mistakes when it came to race and slavery but many inroads were made in racial equality which seem to have gone in the wrong direction under his administration. The United States is now liberal, pro-government and NOT rooted in hard work, sacrifice, discipline, God, prayer or the Constitution of the United States of America. I will read more books like this, yes I have much to learn and understand.
  • Bad service, worse customer service Nov 6, 2018

    By ihateaudibleDontBuyIt
    Spent 30+ minutes on the phone with super annoying and rude first customer service rep to cancel a subscription that I hated but couldn't find a way to cancel on my own. ( csr said to send pix cuz I should've been able to but it may be a website issue ) She had to transfer me because she was incapable of helping me. I ended up with a refund from the next gentleman which is nice but, was not my goal, the acct is still active for some reason and they are not capable of deleting my acct because I cannot remember my old address zip, since I gave them like four tries and googled the old address, it must be mistyped in the system when I entered it. I verified every other part of my account including my card information and they still could not assist me to delete the acct. I have many recurring service fees from other companies and have had dealings with their customer services and I can honestly and truly say please do not waste your money on this garbage company, keep it and go buy a real book, order one that doesn't sound like a wet blanket is reading it, and that you can cancel and have control over your membership and charges as well as not waste your time dealing with incompetent customer service that will not help you.
  • Abysmal options Jun 3, 2021

    By Flukesofhazard
    Let me be clear, if it wasn’t set up the way it currently is I would rate this much higher. My problem is the credit system tied to the subscription. I have no way of purchasing a reasonable number of credits at a reasonable price (seriously, $10 a credit would cover most paperback novels) and no way of purchasing individual titles at a rate of my choosing. Instead I either have to wait a month until my next credit is available or I need to upgrade my subscription and pay an obscene amount of money just to get 12 credits, after which I’d be stuck for the rest of the year. Who thought this was a good business plan?! I find it hard to believe that Audible is making more off the subscription than they would be by selling the individual books or at least by adding in an option to purchase additional books at a reasonable rate on top of the subscription. There is an entire series I would like to listen to that would likely take about a month of me listening to that I can’t get because of this stupid system. Let alone all the other novels in the franchise that I’d listen to too. Audible needs to do better because this set up is asinine.

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