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Audible: audiobooks, podcasts & audio stories

Audible: audiobooks, podcasts & audio stories

Audible, Inc

Listen to a library of original content & stories from audio books to 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    6 months 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
    5 months ago
  • img Expert Best Audiobook Apps of 2021 Best apps for travel to china

    Best Audiobook Apps of 2021

    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

  • Jul 21, 2021

    By chris campbell
    Sampling books us horrible. You have to sit there with your thumb moving back and forth on the screen or going to settings and shut off your screen timeout just to sample books. Otherwise they quit and you have to restart from the sample from the beginning. The rest of the app is good. The audible original content is great.
  • 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.
  • ABSOLUTELY LOVE-please fix sleep timer Aug 2, 2019

    By WV-Local
    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE my audible app!! I’m an avid listener & overall have not had any issues. Once I purchase a book it automatically (within seconds) appears in my library for download which is EXCELLENT transition time. My only minor complaint is when I use the sleep timer and turn it off BEFORE the time has run out, it ALWAYS goes to sleep 2 minutes after I turn OFF the timer. I turn off the timer because I want to continue listening without sleep timer on. Yes I know TWO minute is minor issue but can be very annoying waiting for story to stop in 2mins so I can restart play! So would appreciate the fix in next update. My thought on new update is a way to arrange our library. Right now they’re arranged by purchase date until you listen& then it’s most recent listen. I would love ability to separate by author, type, book series etx. Something like that would be great for finding old favorites. EVEN BETTER IDEA...if you could develop an alert to let readers know when there is a NEW BOOK RELEASE IN SERIES we already own! When you have large library it’s hard to remember what books your waiting on the next in series! Would DEFINITELY increase my already long list of purchases. Overall GREAT JOB! I RECOMMEND ALL THE TIME! Just fix the 2mins turn off glitch when I turn OFF timer (before it runs out) & please consider library organization ideas!
  • 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.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By Dev Preston
    An excellent selection of interesting, informative and entertaining things to listen to. They mostly aren't cheap unless you are a member, which brings reasonably priced credits, freebies and good value sales to make it worthwhile. The audio quality is mostly good, not always great. The app is simple and doesn't rely on streaming - it's great for listening while travelling, when data signal can be patchy. The sleep timer can be set by minutes or to the end of the chapter, which is very useful.
  • 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.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Samantha Evans
    A little hard to navigate when your brand new into this. But once you get then hang of it, and kind of personalized it to you and what you search. Once I listened to a couple books, it started to give me suggestions and boy it was off to the race's! Still don't understand credits and wat not but I do pay for a monthly membership and it tends to make books cheaper. So far so good!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Colin Farrell
    Expensive, glitchy, bad product. Books will not play and crash the app on every attempt. I think the updates are part of the problem as this issue comes and goes every few weeks. Last time I spent over an hour on the phone with support trying to troubleshoot the problem to no avail; technical support never followed up my ticket and just ignored me. Classic Bezos low value service. I wish I could just get my audio books in mp3 format to play with any other app that works properly.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Michael Nicholls
    Edit 07/2021: They seem to make the app slightly worse every update. You can't share progress anymore, or 'finished' book. __ I love audio books, but the app is frustrating. Clip sharing is gone. 'Home' is annoying. I just want it to go to my library, but it seems they've found a way to show ads now. I have to push play a bunch of times from the widget. I sometimes finish a book, write a review, and then it disappears and asks me again. Make it stop!!
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By John Evans
    Crash: update, they fixed it then the June 30 update did the exact same thing. I wish they would test updates before releasing them. I loved the app till April 30th. The last update causes the app to crash on some android devices. My phone happens to be one. Contact with the development team just gets , we know and we're working on it. It's been nearly a month and I'm stuck at the good part of a book. I listen during my commute and have no time at work or home, I'm just stuck.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Jan Swiderski
    Nothing but good experiences before this week, as the app seems to have stopped working. I spent a bunch of money on a library I now can't access. The customer support phone number didn't help: after a long process of reinstalling, clearing my data cache, signing out, etc. (in different order), I was told that the problem is with my internet connection (what??). Totally disappointed. Wish I could get a refund for the books that I was told were "mine to keep".
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Alex Focus
    *I cannot live without Audible!* EDIT: Well, that was a few months ago! Since then this app has given me nothing but trouble. I have deleted and re-downloaded it many times, I have spent hours and hours with different persons on their chat... All to no avail. It was operating satisfactorily for two or so weeks just recently, but then it reverted to being inoperable once more. I wish the Audible IT dept would get their finger out and fix this. PLEASE do something already!
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By David Riding
    Horrible to cancel membership. So difficult. I hate it so much. As you try to cancel you are bombarded by screens upon screens of advertising and difficult hidden buttons. You can join with one click, but to leave it is a challenge. My guess is a lot of people don't have to time or attention span to navigate through the cancellation process and end up paying a monthly fee unnecessarily even without using the service.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By David Damascus
    I constantly have problems with Audible getting stuck at the first "preparing" stage. You can reset it but it just happens to often and it has been this way for quite some time so it's not getting fixed. If I didn't already have several books I would delete the app entirely. If you are looking for an audio book player, go somewhere else. Check out overdrive but the developers for audible aren't working on this app anymore.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By Ree Gee
    Uugh the latest update is Awful. Trying to shop for new books is really hard. I can't even figure out how I'm supposed to access the shop. Also before if you search for your favourite author it was clear what was in your library and what was not. Now you have to search for the fine print to figure it out. This is just plain awful AUDIBLE! Bring back the old version PLEASE!!!
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Jour Namehere
    SO HERE'S THE " STORY" I GOT. Audible updated some( a lot) book titles. They do not say they were updated. But this blocks access to books you purchased. If you have a series not the release date. It will be newer than the rest and will be all on same date. I.e boks 1-3 you bought now unavailable are all same release date and after the series release dates. Usually series take years to release. GET YOUR BOOKS BACK! P.s Supervisor A+ She figured it out. Thank you!
  • 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.
  • 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    6 months 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
    5 months ago
  • img Expert Best Audiobook Apps of 2021 Best apps for travel to china

    Best Audiobook Apps of 2021

    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.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By Dev Preston
    An excellent selection of interesting, informative and entertaining things to listen to. They mostly aren't cheap unless you are a member, which brings reasonably priced credits, freebies and good value sales to make it worthwhile. The audio quality is mostly good, not always great. The app is simple and doesn't rely on streaming - it's great for listening while travelling, when data signal can be patchy. The sleep timer can be set by minutes or to the end of the chapter, which is very useful.
  • 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.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Samantha Evans
    A little hard to navigate when your brand new into this. But once you get then hang of it, and kind of personalized it to you and what you search. Once I listened to a couple books, it started to give me suggestions and boy it was off to the race's! Still don't understand credits and wat not but I do pay for a monthly membership and it tends to make books cheaper. So far so good!
  • 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
  • I Love Audible...But... Oct 5, 2019

    By Rim a
    I’ve had Audible for nearly 5 years. I started as a way to help me get back to reading since physically reading was somewhat limited by reality. But now when I walk my dogs, run errands, go to the work related matters, drive for a long road trip, ride my bicycle, or even work in the kitchen, I always make sure to have books to listen to. My library has at least 300 by now, and I love seeing it grow. I also love the whisper sync for Kindle which lets me read or listen. I also love the integration with my Alexa devices. I can go from room to room without wasting my phone battery, and have her keep reading to me. Here are my only two recommendations:1- this is the most important. Please for the love of all that is holy let us organize our books by subject matter/ category or whatever we call it like we can in Kindle! I need to do this on my PHONE as I cannot scroll through the ALL my books to find old books I’ve forgotten are even there. I need to put them by category. Please please please do this most basic thing for your subscribers. 2- please have more whisper sync and more affordable ways to purchase kindle after purchasing the audible. Thank you.
  • Incredibly helpful and easy to use ap! Sep 23, 2019

    By lacies opinions
    I am so impressed with this ap! I had caved on one of the ads for this ap on fb and saw that they had a free trial with two free books so I decided to try it. I listened to part of one book and then haven’t had much time to listen since and actually kinda forgot about it. I received an e mail today from audible which reminded me I needed to cancel my trial before being charged bc I wasn’t ready to pay the monthly subscription just yet and unlike most apps I found the customer service for this company was incredible! Right under settings in the ap lists a phone number and easy access to ur subscription information. I called the number to find out where I was in my trial and was impressed with how quickly they answered and told me I still had a few weeks left and she could cancel it now or I could enjoy the rest of it and call back to cancel the day before. She also returned the book I originally ordered bc I wasn’t that into it and now I have my two free book credits left! I highly recommend this ap to anyone bc of its easy to use settings, outstanding customer support, and wide section of books available! Great Job audible!
  • 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.
  • Disappointed with App Change Jun 1, 2018

    By Javier rover
    I’ve been an avid member for I’m thinking at least a decade and I just discovered that you have removed all my reading statistics and levels of accomplishment in the app. Naturally I won’t quit but I loved that aspect of the app and it gave me a continued sense of achievement and accomplishment. Please return this feature it means so much to me or show or tell me where you moved it to. Thanks for listening. I have now discovered that my review above is not exactly correct the statistics are still there. However, because I had two accounts, recently consolidated into one the one I have remaining shows me as having achieved scholar while in fact I have long since passed Master level. That bothers me greatly. May seem a small issue to but not I. Also, what’s the level above Master as when your records are updated I will surpass that easily. Even if you don’t make the update I will still obliterate Master level and there must be others. Anyway once I hear from you I will update to 5 stars. Finally, I wish you would find a way where I can find and purchase books inside the App if apple don’t like it so what, just buy them out and make a better policy.
  • 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!
  • ABSOLUTELY LOVE-please fix sleep timer Aug 2, 2019

    By WV-Local
    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE my audible app!! I’m an avid listener & overall have not had any issues. Once I purchase a book it automatically (within seconds) appears in my library for download which is EXCELLENT transition time. My only minor complaint is when I use the sleep timer and turn it off BEFORE the time has run out, it ALWAYS goes to sleep 2 minutes after I turn OFF the timer. I turn off the timer because I want to continue listening without sleep timer on. Yes I know TWO minute is minor issue but can be very annoying waiting for story to stop in 2mins so I can restart play! So would appreciate the fix in next update. My thought on new update is a way to arrange our library. Right now they’re arranged by purchase date until you listen& then it’s most recent listen. I would love ability to separate by author, type, book series etx. Something like that would be great for finding old favorites. EVEN BETTER IDEA...if you could develop an alert to let readers know when there is a NEW BOOK RELEASE IN SERIES we already own! When you have large library it’s hard to remember what books your waiting on the next in series! Would DEFINITELY increase my already long list of purchases. Overall GREAT JOB! I RECOMMEND ALL THE TIME! Just fix the 2mins turn off glitch when I turn OFF timer (before it runs out) & please consider library organization ideas!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By amber crandall
    Bugs from my last review have been fixed love this app and being able to listen/read books while chasing my kids. Looking for certain content can be a little confusing like the buy one get one but the app is doing much better. Thank you for fixing the pause effect for when my phone gets a notification it's back to pausing and starts right back up after the tone stops
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • David Aug 11, 2020

    By Ratt-mann
    Love the app. , their deals are spectacular, the books are at a proper price, and I think the only thing I really had trouble with was transferring the books to my computer. But; I think they're a little laxed on their security protocols. I had been paying with my credit card. This is also the only thing I was using was said certain credit card. And it just so happens this is the only credit card that somebody was trying to steal. They need to think about accepting PayPal. Or beefing up their security. The main thing they need to do I think it’ll make it so that you can put books in the order that you would actually read what you collect. so many of the title’s i like so many numbers to target which goes in which order. my favorites The iron Druid it self is a wonderful and creative. It makes you think about all of the myths you've heard stories. Not many folks make me smile or laugh. But this is one of the few. Almost, but not quite; a rival to Jim butcher's Dresden files. He brings his characters to life, truly. His explanation of magic is very thought out in that direction best series going.
  • Updates added and removed features Mar 19, 2020

    By Kerfind
    I really like the layout from recent updates and the ability to buy from my wishlist -in fact I like viewing my wishlist on the app better than on the website now. However, I don’t understand why the option to jump back or ahead 30 sec has disappeared from the main screen when playing a book and are only available in the driving and button free options. I use it frequently when trying to quickly find the last spot I remember when falling asleep and quickly tapping the book cover to bring that option up is faster than pulling up either of those options where it still exists. I’d also like to amplify the request to be able to sort by book category and author. I know I can search by author, but a quick sorting by author would also be nice. I can also type book categories in the search engine and it kind works, but it doesn’t work well. As an example, searching for biography will pull up Harry Potter and A Darker Shade of Magic (also fantasy) so it doesn’t work really well.
  • Would have scored 5 stars, except it’s expensive Apr 7, 2021

    By aksassycassie823
    I love this app, but hate the price being so high for the monthly subscription. The one credit a month is extremely nice to have included, but not worth the price because most of the audible books, minus the newer and popular titles, are cheaper or free in the kindle Unlimited monthly subscription. I have to give a score of 10 for the people that read the books. Even my son loves how the readers use different voices for each different character. The readers also do an excellent job setting the tone and mood of the books. I also love how I can do almost anything, working, driving, cleaning, working on puzzles, supervising the kids doing their schoolwork, falling asleep, or drawing while I am listening to books with my wireless earbuds in or connecting my phone to my car stereo or any Bluetooth device with a speaker. Maybe include the audible subscription in the monthly Kindle Unlimited subscription, the one credit for an audible book a month, and more free classics for $15. Just a thought to get more subscribers.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By chris campbell
    Sampling books us horrible. You have to sit there with your thumb moving back and forth on the screen or going to settings and shut off your screen timeout just to sample books. Otherwise they quit and you have to restart from the sample from the beginning. The rest of the app is good. The audible original content is great.
  • 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.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By John Jazzmin Bechtel
    Loads Fast and if you dont like the book you can exchange it. *Update* I changed it from 5 to 3 stars because you can't exchange your books as easily anymore, they told me Audible isn't a library even though the storage section in my Audible app is called Library. If you buy a book and you don't like it, you have to keep it.
  • 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.
  • 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 it, but... Sep 25, 2017

    By @me2.
    I love Audible and the option it gives me to enjoy books when I don't have time or free hands for print. However, i do take issue with the mobile app for iPhone, the lack of choices in some sub-genres and the choices of narrators for certain bodies of work. (1.) It's very inconvenient not to be able to purchase through the app. It's also annoying to not be able to change the view from list to grid view or to be able to arrange the books into groups/collections. (2.) I find it quite disturbing that I can find endless content for MM dragon pregnancies and other such unique categories of books, but I struggle to find more than the bare minimum in African American and interracial (not "multicultural" romance) by well known and seasoned authors. I am inundated with self-published "urban" romance, but that is not the same thing and not what all people who enjoy AA and IR lit are looking for. (3.) When I do luck up and find such content, the narrators for characters of color are rarely to never actually individuals of color. Yes we can tell, and yes it matters.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • (Another) Terrible, awful, horrible update! Oct 12, 2019

    By Panjandrum
    Well, after all the complaints the last time the numbskulls responsible for this App made major revisions, one would have thought they would learn from their mistakes… But NO, they’ve gone and made the App harder to SEE due to a kind of washed-out interface, and harder to use by hiding common features (sleep timer, for example) behind additional clicks/taps! Also, having to tap the center of the screen to switch between (x number of seconds) rewind/FF and chapter rewind/FF is completely non-intuitive and cumbersome. Just put ALL the important controls on the freaking screen and leave them there! If you insist on hiding these features by default at least make an option to turn them back on for those who want them. As a general rule of thumb, upgrades and updates should: a) Make software EASIER to use and/or b) ADD features or make existing features easier to access. This is a step backwards in both areas and thus deserves no more than one star. Please fire the app designers and hire people who know what they are doing. And now the current version won’t stop nagging me to rate it. So only 2 stars just for that.
  • Here is what needs fixed. Jan 7, 2018

    By vvarlock
    1. There is no way to view a book series in your library. When I finish a book in a series offer to queue up the next one if I own it already or offer to add it to the wish list if not, also an options to view the series when finishing a book would be helpful as sometimes people want to skip the in-between filler books. 2. After the last update the app no longer remembers the screen it was left at and instead goes to a nearly fullscreen advertisement for a book I’ve already read and spins while trying to refresh something, so annoying especially considered that you can NOT buy new books from the ios app that means that 99% of the time I open the app it is to listen to a book I own not search for more books. (The other 1% is to look up a book I own to recommend it to someone else) 3. The app randomly stops playing a book while running in background, then I have to dig out my phone, unlock, launch the app, be annoyed by the advertisements for books I already own, wait for the refresh switch to the now playing section and hit play again.
  • 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.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Colin Farrell
    Expensive, glitchy, bad product. Books will not play and crash the app on every attempt. I think the updates are part of the problem as this issue comes and goes every few weeks. Last time I spent over an hour on the phone with support trying to troubleshoot the problem to no avail; technical support never followed up my ticket and just ignored me. Classic Bezos low value service. I wish I could just get my audio books in mp3 format to play with any other app that works properly.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Michael Nicholls
    Edit 07/2021: They seem to make the app slightly worse every update. You can't share progress anymore, or 'finished' book. __ I love audio books, but the app is frustrating. Clip sharing is gone. 'Home' is annoying. I just want it to go to my library, but it seems they've found a way to show ads now. I have to push play a bunch of times from the widget. I sometimes finish a book, write a review, and then it disappears and asks me again. Make it stop!!
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By John Evans
    Crash: update, they fixed it then the June 30 update did the exact same thing. I wish they would test updates before releasing them. I loved the app till April 30th. The last update causes the app to crash on some android devices. My phone happens to be one. Contact with the development team just gets , we know and we're working on it. It's been nearly a month and I'm stuck at the good part of a book. I listen during my commute and have no time at work or home, I'm just stuck.
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By Jan Swiderski
    Nothing but good experiences before this week, as the app seems to have stopped working. I spent a bunch of money on a library I now can't access. The customer support phone number didn't help: after a long process of reinstalling, clearing my data cache, signing out, etc. (in different order), I was told that the problem is with my internet connection (what??). Totally disappointed. Wish I could get a refund for the books that I was told were "mine to keep".
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Alex Focus
    *I cannot live without Audible!* EDIT: Well, that was a few months ago! Since then this app has given me nothing but trouble. I have deleted and re-downloaded it many times, I have spent hours and hours with different persons on their chat... All to no avail. It was operating satisfactorily for two or so weeks just recently, but then it reverted to being inoperable once more. I wish the Audible IT dept would get their finger out and fix this. PLEASE do something already!
  • Jul 3, 2021

    By David Riding
    Horrible to cancel membership. So difficult. I hate it so much. As you try to cancel you are bombarded by screens upon screens of advertising and difficult hidden buttons. You can join with one click, but to leave it is a challenge. My guess is a lot of people don't have to time or attention span to navigate through the cancellation process and end up paying a monthly fee unnecessarily even without using the service.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By David Damascus
    I constantly have problems with Audible getting stuck at the first "preparing" stage. You can reset it but it just happens to often and it has been this way for quite some time so it's not getting fixed. If I didn't already have several books I would delete the app entirely. If you are looking for an audio book player, go somewhere else. Check out overdrive but the developers for audible aren't working on this app anymore.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By Ree Gee
    Uugh the latest update is Awful. Trying to shop for new books is really hard. I can't even figure out how I'm supposed to access the shop. Also before if you search for your favourite author it was clear what was in your library and what was not. Now you have to search for the fine print to figure it out. This is just plain awful AUDIBLE! Bring back the old version PLEASE!!!
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Jour Namehere
    SO HERE'S THE " STORY" I GOT. Audible updated some( a lot) book titles. They do not say they were updated. But this blocks access to books you purchased. If you have a series not the release date. It will be newer than the rest and will be all on same date. I.e boks 1-3 you bought now unavailable are all same release date and after the series release dates. Usually series take years to release. GET YOUR BOOKS BACK! P.s Supervisor A+ She figured it out. Thank you!
  • 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.

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