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Audible: audiobooks, podcasts & audio stories

Audible: audiobooks, podcasts & audio stories

Audible, Inc

Listen your way. Hear the best audio storytelling from audio books to podcasts

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  • Love this app, I live off it! Collections are inspired! Jun 15, 2020

    By H2OLGD
    My favorite app. I use it every day. Update to recent post for your most recent upgrade to your app. I absolutely love the fact that I can put books into collections. I think it’s probably one of the greatest improvements to the app up to date! So thank you!! Having said that after a bunch of updates a changes they've changed many things that make it not as fun to work with or use. I literally live off this app, because I'm fully disabled and it's the only way I can make it through the day without going insane 99% of the time. Please forget this new clip thing. Why would anyone want that? Go back to general bookmarks. And every single time you do a drastic update like this, I loose all of my books that are not downloaded to my device for like a week. This is getting ridiculous. I shouldn't loose my books every time you update! So once again I only have 25 books, and I have to figure out how to get back 225ish books, unless you guys do another update and I miraculously get them back or I loose them again after I've just gotten them back. Please fix all these errors. And maybe, just maybe, you should send surveys out to ALL of your customers to see if they even want this crazy stuff you think we do before you change our perfectly acceptable bookmarks to clips. Or if you want to keep both for heavens sake make them separate. They are too incongruent to keep together.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Richard Lamkin
    After thinking-about-it for a long time I asked for a subscription as a gift. Now the long list of books I have not gotten around to is diminishing by at least one a month! Audible is great for walks, commuting, chores, and the gym. Some of the original material has been really delightful too. It's a most-welcome change from the short bits of junk information all around; I'm absolutely loving it.
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • 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!
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Rhonda Gardner
    Enjoyable!!! I use to enjoy reading so much. It was my sweet happy place. Time passes and I lost the time to be able to curl up with a good book but with audibles I could listen to far more than I was able to read anyway. Now my eyesight makes it hard to read and audibles always has the titles I am looking forward to hearing. Thanks so much!!!
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Sophie Antill
    UPDATED: Well, now the app is entirely unusable. The two features I actually used (wishlist and daily deal) have been removed from the app, the store navigation is the opposite of intuitive, and it is so painful to use that I will be cancelling. Used to be 5* but now clunky, not as user friendly and doesn't let you see who the narrator is and how long a book is from the search results. Having to go into each item for basic details is a real pain and makes Audible stressful to use.
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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Sam Gandy
    Signing up for the free trial? DONT DO IT! There is no way to cancel it when you click in the settings to cancel membership there is no button or instructions to cancel. It just tells you when your next due date for payment is. That's on the app and website. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS. You can not contact them either as it's a loop of FAQs telling you to do the same bullsh** over and over again. EDIT: Finally did it, you have to use desktop mode then navigate to the cancel subscription then.1/100
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  • 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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  • Jan 11, 2021

    By Scott Switzer
    Enjoyed it while it worked. Now useless. Can't stream or download anything. Four days attempting to get customer service. Finally told Audible Plus is broken, the engineers know of the problem and no idea when it will be resolved. I suppose Audible/Amazon have more important things to do rather than customer service.
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  • 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.
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  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

  • Love this app, I live off it! Collections are inspired! Jun 15, 2020

    By H2OLGD
    My favorite app. I use it every day. Update to recent post for your most recent upgrade to your app. I absolutely love the fact that I can put books into collections. I think it’s probably one of the greatest improvements to the app up to date! So thank you!! Having said that after a bunch of updates a changes they've changed many things that make it not as fun to work with or use. I literally live off this app, because I'm fully disabled and it's the only way I can make it through the day without going insane 99% of the time. Please forget this new clip thing. Why would anyone want that? Go back to general bookmarks. And every single time you do a drastic update like this, I loose all of my books that are not downloaded to my device for like a week. This is getting ridiculous. I shouldn't loose my books every time you update! So once again I only have 25 books, and I have to figure out how to get back 225ish books, unless you guys do another update and I miraculously get them back or I loose them again after I've just gotten them back. Please fix all these errors. And maybe, just maybe, you should send surveys out to ALL of your customers to see if they even want this crazy stuff you think we do before you change our perfectly acceptable bookmarks to clips. Or if you want to keep both for heavens sake make them separate. They are too incongruent to keep together.
    more
  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Richard Lamkin
    After thinking-about-it for a long time I asked for a subscription as a gift. Now the long list of books I have not gotten around to is diminishing by at least one a month! Audible is great for walks, commuting, chores, and the gym. Some of the original material has been really delightful too. It's a most-welcome change from the short bits of junk information all around; I'm absolutely loving it.
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Rhonda Gardner
    Enjoyable!!! I use to enjoy reading so much. It was my sweet happy place. Time passes and I lost the time to be able to curl up with a good book but with audibles I could listen to far more than I was able to read anyway. Now my eyesight makes it hard to read and audibles always has the titles I am looking forward to hearing. Thanks so much!!!
    more
  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By George Hale
    Great app so far, still in my first book but I'm already kicking myself for not getting on this bandwagon earlier. I own Darth Bane and have read it a couple times and i was actually recommended the book for a starter and i was very surprised that it still felt like a new experience. Printed books will always be my number one but audible is now near and dear to me as well. Thank you for the awesome experience.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By shedevil 3001
    This app is really good, my only issue is the credits. If you purchased a book but don't like it, if you've read it you should not be allowed to refund it charging authors for it. Maybe an exchange between other members or the gifting is a better alternative. Authors work hard on books to make a living, don't treat them like that.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By TheJaywoodcode
    I like the playback controls, but lots of room for improvement: - enable users to build folders and booklist - track reading/listening progress that allows you start at any point of the book, skip around and still track total completion. - provide PDF to read along - Bookmark - more books on "included" member plus or more membership options to make it more affordable to listening/read more. More like Netflix for books. Maybe some of these features are already there, they just not prominent...
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  • Jan 4, 2021

    By DJ Adams
    The app is just "OK", but I wouldn't recommend Audible or their service, for a couple of reasons relating to this app. First, the interface is pretty poor - it won't even properly sort episodes of an audiobook - they appear in random order. Far worse though is the app's inability to cast to Chromecast devices. While there are workarounds, it's 2021, and this should be a standard feature. Very disappointing.
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  • 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.
    more
  • 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.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Sophie Antill
    UPDATED: Well, now the app is entirely unusable. The two features I actually used (wishlist and daily deal) have been removed from the app, the store navigation is the opposite of intuitive, and it is so painful to use that I will be cancelling. Used to be 5* but now clunky, not as user friendly and doesn't let you see who the narrator is and how long a book is from the search results. Having to go into each item for basic details is a real pain and makes Audible stressful to use.
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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Sam Gandy
    Signing up for the free trial? DONT DO IT! There is no way to cancel it when you click in the settings to cancel membership there is no button or instructions to cancel. It just tells you when your next due date for payment is. That's on the app and website. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS. You can not contact them either as it's a loop of FAQs telling you to do the same bullsh** over and over again. EDIT: Finally did it, you have to use desktop mode then navigate to the cancel subscription then.1/100
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  • 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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  • Jan 11, 2021

    By Scott Switzer
    Enjoyed it while it worked. Now useless. Can't stream or download anything. Four days attempting to get customer service. Finally told Audible Plus is broken, the engineers know of the problem and no idea when it will be resolved. I suppose Audible/Amazon have more important things to do rather than customer service.
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  • Jan 9, 2021

    By Forrest Smith
    I am a voracious user of Audible and have been for years. Unfortunately, this app is not adhering to the new Android 11 media controls / notification paradigm, and I'm a single issue voter on the matter. Audible playback still shows up as a regular notification while ALL other media players are in a new dedicated section on Android 11 with improved access, UI, and the critical new menu to quickly switch the target playback device. Audible is killing me by being the only app not doing this.
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