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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

4.7 Ratings 5M+ Reviews 100M+ Downloads

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Ratings & Reviews

4.7
4.7M+ Ratings
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  2. 4
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  3. 3
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  • Apr 10, 2021

    By bret vidrine
    I absolutely love audiobooks and Audible does a fantastic job of satisfying that need. However, recently there have been problems with this app. The playback will randomly pause when my phone screen is locked. If I close the app out and restart it, it will work as long as I don't open any other apps after starting the playback. I'm sure other people have mentioned this and I'm looking forward to a future update that resolves this issue. Still giving 5 stars because Audibls is amazing.
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  • 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.
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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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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By kim
    The app itself can be awkward to navigate when you have an extensive library. I really wish it was easier to see collections and reading order of books like on the website. Maybe it has that feature.. but then technically the userbility/ux is bad. But overall this app has changed my life for the better. I have ADHD and it's hard for me to sit and read books or complete tasks. Having an Audiobook playing in the background allows me to breeze through boring chores and tasks. I love it!
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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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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Amy Birkett
    I absoluty love Audible. I very rarely have time to sit and read a book so this is perfect for me. However, the app seems to be struggling recently. Playback randomly stops if the phone is locked. It will only carry on if the phone is locked when audible is open but I never remember to do this first time! Also, the sleep timer no longer works reliably so I end up having to go back and see what I can remember listening to last.
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Stacey Hawn
    Listening experience drives me insane, I listen to audible while at work and the book stops every 10-20 minutes in and says there was a playback error and I have to hit play again to get it to go and sometimes it will pick up where it stopped but most of the time it goes back to when I first started reading again. At first I thought it was the wifi I was on at work maybe it's a little shotty but it happens at home or wherever I play it from. Very annoying!
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  • Apr 8, 2021

    By Thomas Rounds
    For an audiobook player, this app is absolute garbage. Crashes regularly, doesn't play well with Android Auto, takes a long time to sync your location in the book, and lacks features that other players offer. It does offer a fantastic library to search books from, and the subscription model has its appeal, I just wish you could listen to your books in any other audiobook player.
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  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Team Celine
    I have used the app for Android for a few years now. I really used to love this app a lot. However after the most recent update I can't play any of my books. I have to open and close the app multiple times, and sometimes I have to restart my phone. Most of the time, it doesn't work. When it does, there's a chance that it will start the entire book over and I'll lose my place. I really hate to leave a one star review for a service that I love, but what's the point of paying $14/month for that.
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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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  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

  • Apr 10, 2021

    By bret vidrine
    I absolutely love audiobooks and Audible does a fantastic job of satisfying that need. However, recently there have been problems with this app. The playback will randomly pause when my phone screen is locked. If I close the app out and restart it, it will work as long as I don't open any other apps after starting the playback. I'm sure other people have mentioned this and I'm looking forward to a future update that resolves this issue. Still giving 5 stars because Audibls is amazing.
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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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.
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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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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By kim
    The app itself can be awkward to navigate when you have an extensive library. I really wish it was easier to see collections and reading order of books like on the website. Maybe it has that feature.. but then technically the userbility/ux is bad. But overall this app has changed my life for the better. I have ADHD and it's hard for me to sit and read books or complete tasks. Having an Audiobook playing in the background allows me to breeze through boring chores and tasks. I love it!
    more
  • 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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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Heidi Gunter
    It's simple & easy to use. You can stop & restart whenever you like in any number of books you like & at the end you can remove the item from your devices memory so that you aren't clogging your phone up with books you've already listened too. I wish I could do the same with my kindle app. The subscription can be really expensive but if you take the time to search through the kindle offerings you can find some really good combination book & audio deals that are really well priced. And - no ads.
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Cynthia Hawkins Wells
    Most of the books work well. However, I have experienced trouble with two books that I paid for. One would only read the sample, no matter how many times I tried to download it so I returned it. The other downloaded fine but, I can't hear any of it, except the sample. And for some reason I can't return it, and it's been less than a year since I purchased it. That's frustrating. I need to update it but I can't find any management buttons on my phones screen.
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Kelly Chrostowski
    Long time user of the app. Love it but recent change drives me crazy. I hate that you can't turn off or minimize the player that's constantly running at the bottom of the page, even when you're not actively listening. When you're just browsing it's extremely distracting & annoying to have that at the bottom with the title constantly scrolling. It also makes it too easy to accidentally turn the book on & unless sound is on, you dont realize. Please fix and make an option to 'x' the player out!
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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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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Anthony Macey
    Audible as a service is great but the app is a bit of a nightmare. It is difficult to navigate, but particularly intuitive. Filters are so awful you have to look at every book in a sale to remotely stand a chance of finding something you might like. I also have both Google and Amazon devices. Alexa works fine, which makes sense but the usability on Google devices is awful. Would I recommend Audible? Probably. Would I recommend it because of the app? Absolutely not.
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By CassieMoBetta Living
    I enjoy the app and use it often. Lately the experience has been poor. I came here to see if I missed an update and found similar complaints. App stops randomly which is so frustrating especially since I'm usually multitasking, having continuously hit play is inconvenient. Also the sleep timer has worked the last few times I tried to set it.
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  • Apr 8, 2021

    By Ashley H
    I love audible, but the app hasn't been working properly for months now, I spend 40hrs a week on the road and I can't enjoy my audiobooks half the time. I've had multiple books start at the beginning on me when I was over halfway through them, now I can't access anything but my library as it says I don't have internet connection, but all of my other apps that use internet work.... the books have also been stopping randomly or they randomly start playing after I get a message alert. 🤔
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Amy Birkett
    I absoluty love Audible. I very rarely have time to sit and read a book so this is perfect for me. However, the app seems to be struggling recently. Playback randomly stops if the phone is locked. It will only carry on if the phone is locked when audible is open but I never remember to do this first time! Also, the sleep timer no longer works reliably so I end up having to go back and see what I can remember listening to last.
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  • Apr 8, 2021

    By Thomas Rounds
    For an audiobook player, this app is absolute garbage. Crashes regularly, doesn't play well with Android Auto, takes a long time to sync your location in the book, and lacks features that other players offer. It does offer a fantastic library to search books from, and the subscription model has its appeal, I just wish you could listen to your books in any other audiobook player.
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  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Debbie prince
    After some recent unknown update on my phone, I had to uninstall and reinstall several apps, Audible being one of them. Well, that's irritating enough on its own, but there's something else that happens with the Audible app frequently, and that's resetting whatever audiobook I've been listening to back to the beginning, forcing me to spend several minutes trying to figure out where I'd left off. Well, in addition to all the time I spent reinstalling apps, I spent 30 minutes finding my place. Ugh
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Anna R
    Like audible, hate this app. Playback pauses sometimes randomly, but always within 30 seconds if you move to any other app and then your screen times out or you shut it off. Sometimes loses your spot after you try to start playback again after the random pausing. Often has issues loading up at first and I'll have to close and reopen the app a couple times for it to load up correctly. Also would love a category search where you can find all titles included with audible in one place.
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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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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Stacey Hawn
    Listening experience drives me insane, I listen to audible while at work and the book stops every 10-20 minutes in and says there was a playback error and I have to hit play again to get it to go and sometimes it will pick up where it stopped but most of the time it goes back to when I first started reading again. At first I thought it was the wifi I was on at work maybe it's a little shotty but it happens at home or wherever I play it from. Very annoying!
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  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Team Celine
    I have used the app for Android for a few years now. I really used to love this app a lot. However after the most recent update I can't play any of my books. I have to open and close the app multiple times, and sometimes I have to restart my phone. Most of the time, it doesn't work. When it does, there's a chance that it will start the entire book over and I'll lose my place. I really hate to leave a one star review for a service that I love, but what's the point of paying $14/month for that.
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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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  • Mar 24, 2021

    By Bob Ayres
    great listening tool. the app has a great selection, and the readers have been decent to great. the price per month is very affordable. They changed the format again. Stop changing the format, please. The new update does not save the place or the bookmark. When connected to the Android auto, if you get a call you run the risk of it start all over again.
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  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Trevor Claiborne
    It's 2021 and Audible still doesn't let you opt-out of promotional notifications without turning off playback notifications. Also it's losing my place in books and making me start over from the beginning. Android System Webview and Chrome are both up to date. So while I appreciate the response from Audible, those are not the culprit for the problems. The notification problem is a product choice that Audible/Amazon have chosen to not fix. The lost place problem is a bug and should be fixed.
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