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Audiobooks.com: Books & More

RB Audiobooks USA LLC

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  • img Community
    If you live in one city but work in another, you may spend up to 5 hours per day in your car. It becomes too easy to fall asleep. Listening to an interesting audiobook could help you remain alert. Adjust narration speed for a more lively delivery that will keep you wide awake for hours.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    A long, wide, monotonous highway running through a perfectly flat plane can make you fall asleep in less than 10 minutes. To avoid this risk, turn on an audiobook while you drive. You can even adjust the narration speed. Faster delivery is sure to keep you wide awake.
    img by Stefan
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Reading is not the only way to share a bedtime story with your child. Audiobooks can be of great help too, especially if you're too exhausted from your day to read through a couple of pages of text. Instead, you can spend 20 minutes before bed, listening to a beautiful fairytale together.
    img by Amy
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Any lover of classical literature knows that many of the books will easily exceed 700 pages. If you don't have time to read, you can always listen on the go. A good selection of professionally narrated audiobooks will give you plenty to enjoy.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You shouldn't compare yourself to others too often but, sometimes, it's good to know what those that came before you did - and how they did it. Story writing is, after all, an art with a tradition stretching back 3 millennia. Take a listen and see if the inspiration comes back to you.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. A selection of over 100,000 audiobooks that can be streamed or downloaded for convenient listening
    2. Fantastic selection over a vast variety of genres that includes fiction, textbooks, reference, spiritual, languages, and kids books
    3. Navigate easily with large visual interface that reacts to quick touch action

    Reviewed by Chris on February 13, 2018

  • Good experience so far Sep 9, 2019

    By saraemilypoarch
    I’ve just started using this app, but it seems to be everything you need and nothing you don’t. Not only does it have a good selection of books, plus an additional VIP book per month, the app function itself is ideal. It’s got a sleep timer, bookmarks for when you want to go back to something that really impacted you, plus the ability to change the speed which I usually bump up to 1.5 when I listen to audiobooks now. It helps me get so much more reading in, and you don’t sacrifice quality in the process. I also LOVE that it shows where you are in the book as a whole (like 1:55 of 7:42) but it gives you different tracks within that too! It’s really nice to get to see it broken down in little chunks in addition to your total progress. I first listened to the free VIP book “Nudge” and it was surprisingly good! Something I wouldn’t have normally picked to read but thought “why not” and I’m glad I did. We’ll see how things continue to go, but so far I think it’s a good service and a well functioning app.
  • Jan 12, 2022

    By Brandi Curtis
    Love that u got 2 credits for just trying it out!! Price is reasonable and comparable to other audible book apps. Love the ease of finding a book, as they are listed in categories and you have the search options to locate a specific book. I was able to find the book I was looking for and the selection of books is great. There are a ton of free books that you have access to with your subscription as well.
  • Good enough, but could use work Mar 29, 2020

    By Sara Gheesling
    Ok app, great service. Have only listened to one book so far but it was one of the 28 hour books in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King so I think I gave it a fair shot. I’d prefer if it allowed you to use chapter selections instead of choosing by track which just wasn’t the same since they aren’t labeled to give you an idea of what part of the book each track covers. Also the scrolling could use some work - it won’t allow you to simply drag to a different part. If I lost my place (used the book to help me fall asleep some nights) I’d have a hard time finding it again the next day - I’d screenshot the time I started and I’d then have to find the track that was closest then skip forward or backward in 30 second increments. There has to be a better way. But overall I like the app and they have a large selection of books. There hasn’t been a single book I’ve searched for that wasn’t available. Although the search function is also lacking. I don’t think it can find books through a partial title search. I tried searching for “Stephen king dark tower” and it gave me an error. Tried searching for “Stephen king song of” and got an error. He’s written so many books that simply scrolling through a search just for his name wasn’t finding the specific one I wanted. Finally searched for “dark tower vi” and found it. Maybe the coders don’t actually use the app, I don’t know, but I’m sure it would be better if they did.
  • Jan 9, 2022

    By Scott Adams
    Availability of content is really good, and the amount of free books is cool to see. Enjoying the listening experience for my first book - Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. The app is quick and fairly smooth, though the Home page hangs up when first loading. It doesn't keep anything else from working when you tap on it, but that's something that shouldn't happen. One star removed until that stops happening.
  • Good experience so far Sep 9, 2019

    By saraemilypoarch
    I’ve just started using this app, but it seems to be everything you need and nothing you don’t. Not only does it have a good selection of books, plus an additional VIP book per month, the app function itself is ideal. It’s got a sleep timer, bookmarks for when you want to go back to something that really impacted you, plus the ability to change the speed which I usually bump up to 1.5 when I listen to audiobooks now. It helps me get so much more reading in, and you don’t sacrifice quality in the process. I also LOVE that it shows where you are in the book as a whole (like 1:55 of 7:42) but it gives you different tracks within that too! It’s really nice to get to see it broken down in little chunks in addition to your total progress. I first listened to the free VIP book “Nudge” and it was surprisingly good! Something I wouldn’t have normally picked to read but thought “why not” and I’m glad I did. We’ll see how things continue to go, but so far I think it’s a good service and a well functioning app.
  • Jan 12, 2022

    By Brandi Curtis
    Love that u got 2 credits for just trying it out!! Price is reasonable and comparable to other audible book apps. Love the ease of finding a book, as they are listed in categories and you have the search options to locate a specific book. I was able to find the book I was looking for and the selection of books is great. There are a ton of free books that you have access to with your subscription as well.
  • Good enough, but could use work Mar 29, 2020

    By Sara Gheesling
    Ok app, great service. Have only listened to one book so far but it was one of the 28 hour books in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King so I think I gave it a fair shot. I’d prefer if it allowed you to use chapter selections instead of choosing by track which just wasn’t the same since they aren’t labeled to give you an idea of what part of the book each track covers. Also the scrolling could use some work - it won’t allow you to simply drag to a different part. If I lost my place (used the book to help me fall asleep some nights) I’d have a hard time finding it again the next day - I’d screenshot the time I started and I’d then have to find the track that was closest then skip forward or backward in 30 second increments. There has to be a better way. But overall I like the app and they have a large selection of books. There hasn’t been a single book I’ve searched for that wasn’t available. Although the search function is also lacking. I don’t think it can find books through a partial title search. I tried searching for “Stephen king dark tower” and it gave me an error. Tried searching for “Stephen king song of” and got an error. He’s written so many books that simply scrolling through a search just for his name wasn’t finding the specific one I wanted. Finally searched for “dark tower vi” and found it. Maybe the coders don’t actually use the app, I don’t know, but I’m sure it would be better if they did.
  • Jan 9, 2022

    By Scott Adams
    Availability of content is really good, and the amount of free books is cool to see. Enjoying the listening experience for my first book - Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. The app is quick and fairly smooth, though the Home page hangs up when first loading. It doesn't keep anything else from working when you tap on it, but that's something that shouldn't happen. One star removed until that stops happening.
  • Pretty good app!! Dec 3, 2021

    By momma d on the go
    I tried out Audiobooks because they offered me some free books and a free trial period. I’m in my trial period and have been exploring the app. I LOVE the way I can trade a credit for free access to a large library of popular books in the Audiobooks Club. It offers several categories to choose from and one of the categories includes selections available from all the categories. I can binge listen for free to books that would require a credit to be used on another reading app I have. Also it is cool that each month I receive one credit for any book along with one credit for a VIP book. The VIP section has a limited number of books to choose from, but there are many interesting titles. Also there are so many news casts, podcasts, magazines and free books available. The Free Books section has newer edition books and a lot of classic literature available. I get really caught up looking at the entire list and viewing a number of books written by writers from the past - Jane Austen, Mark Train, Aristotle, James Fenimore Lewis, Lewis Carrol and many more! My first listen was The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennet for my book club. This was a very interesting read! I rate this 4 stars rather than 5, because it was sometimes a bit difficult for me to fully navigate the app at first. After some trial and error, I have no problems now. Dfnurse777
  • Jan 7, 2022

    By Eric Daum
    I was surprised by the amount of content offered. The price is competitive with the only other Audiobook book app worth using. Plus, it has the book club feature which allows you to binge a large selection of a certain genre (I chose the Sci-Fi club) for a month for 1 credit. So far I've listened to several of the Murderbot series and a bunch of Alastier Reynolds. Granted, you don't keep these books but that's fine with me. This a great app.
  • Awesome, but needs bugs fixed and improvements Jun 29, 2020

    By CSiegell
    The Audiobooks player is packed with features and looks beautiful. However, the companion watch app on my latest IOS Series 5 watch shows left / right repeat buttons too small , too close to the lower side corners, and won’t register when tapped. Then I’ve had my watch freeze and I have to reboot watch. The shape of the repeat buttons isn’t right either as they should be fully round. The buttons on my iPhone 11 Pro Max show the adjustment i made to “15 seconds”. The watch app won’t update and still shows the default “30 seconds” before I changed It on my phone. Lastly, the watch app is missing next / previous track controls. I’m just now even noticing the watch app going to black screen and main app crashes. Also, while I appreciate the app downloads the book, there are other things I don’t like and have questions about : 1. MP3 Audio books are available all over the internet, why is it Audiobooks will not let us download and play on our own players? 2. Why were we not told clearly in advance that we aren’t going to download a mp3? 3. Why are we not told whether we get to use the downloaded audio without time constraints without purchasing the membership? I hope there is a resolution quickly , as I can’t use this product at work without my watch very well and seems little shady not being informed as a customer.
  • Dec 30, 2021

    By Rebekah
    Good app. Easy to manuever. Wide selection of books. My first listen is Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra G. Tawwab. I'm liking the ability to enjoy a book while out and about. The monthly subscription is more pricey than I think it should be, but less pricey than some competitors. Seems comparable to buying a physical book once a month, with the difference of having more time to actually enjoy it. I'm on the free trial right now but I'm considering keeping the subscription even after.
  • Solid alternative to Audible with one key negative Dec 2, 2020

    By goodfelladh
    Like many others, I signed up when up when I saw the offer of 3 free credits during the trial. As others have mentioned, this is somewhat deceptive because the third credit is limited to VIP selections, but it’s still a good introductory deal. So far, the book selection looks fine to me - maybe not quite as extensive as Audible, but pretty close. I primarily read history and most everything f I searched for was available. My one key complaint is that the books download as one large block - no chapter headings or any way to really navigate the book outside of manually fast forwarding or setting your own bookmarks. I’ve been listening to Margaret MacMillan’s “The War That Ended Peace,” which is a 30+ hour book on the causes of the First World War. It’s a great listen and I haven’t had issues with it this far, but with a boom this dense I can see a situation in the future where I might want to jump to a particular chapter or section of the book and that’s going to be much harder to do without any sort of chapter links/headings. I assumed that chapter breaks would be kind of standard for streaming audiobooks at this point t, so hopefully those will be added at some point. That’s my main complaint, but otherwise a solid experience so far.
  • Jan 1, 2022

    By Fin Daniels
    I wish you could see your progress in each book like the percentage. Edit: my app keeps just stopping while I'm listening to the book and it makes a very frustrating. Like if I'm baking & listening then the app just closes out right, then I have to get my phone out and pull it back up again. It's also a little frustrating that there isn't a playback speed faster than 2x. There's also an audiobook I bought that came out on 12/7 still isn't available to listen. Little frustrated by these issues.
  • App is annoying Dec 14, 2017

    By D'shiz
    The product is great. Who doesn’t love audio books. And these guys have an ok selection. But the app functions like crap. I always download a book I’m listening to, never stream. And yet this app is nonstop trying to connect to the net. If you drive through a low signal area you will constantly be fumbling with your phone to restart your book and find your spot. This is very annoying and distracting while driving. The app has overlong pauses between saved files that are totally unnecessary, it really takes away from the flow of the story even when it’s a great reader. I have some 30 odd books from this company even tho I’ve stopped my monthly subscription. It always annoys me when I have to come back to this app. Wish I could listen to them through any of my other audio book apps. “Response” I have more than sufficient room on my iPhone. And this is every book every time. There is absolutely no reason your app needs to connect to the net non-stop whyle I’m listening to my book and yet it is constantly checking for a connection. It’s a shame, I entered the audio book world with this app and my Love for books made me overlook these issues. As I’ve branched our to other apps I’ve been shown how lacking this one is.
  • Dec 28, 2021

    By Elijah Schwanitz
    Expensive for what it is, and not comprehensive enough in selection to make it stand out. Use the Libby app and rent books from your local library if you can. It's nearly the same experience for 0% of the cost.
  • Nov 15, 2021

    By Just Some Cheese
    When signing up I was told I'd get 4 free audiobooks and I only got 1. The website and the app are also difficult to manage. I looked high and low and there wasn't a way for me to delete my account. It's so gd sketchy to hide the way to delete the account, especially for a paid subscription service. Overall a huge and disappointing waste of time.
  • Dec 10, 2021

    By Joshua Ness
    2 stars because you had Edward Snowden's book and Amazon/Audible didn't (surprise, surprise). No more stars because the app is horrible. When using my Bluetooth headphones, pausing and restarting would pick up in random places +/- a couple minutes, assuming it would restart at all. More than a couple minutes of being paused and I would have to unlock my phone and open the app to start playing again. Also rather aggravating, when I opened the app it automatically unpaused my audiobook. Lame.
  • Credits expiring/pain to stop payments Aug 8, 2019

    By Carl Cann
    While the app works well and has a good selection of books, the billing and credits I feel are not good service. There are several books that I personally enjoy but understandably aren’t popular enough to make it to their selection. At that point I find myself listening to other things and the billing continues regardless. That is a bit annoying but what I think is unethical and nonsense is the 15$ I spent is essentially stolen from me if I don’t use it. I think it was after about 3-4months which I think is just absolutely unfair and offensive. To stop payments I have to call in and deal with someone who in the past gently tried to prevent me. If there was an option to control on the app it wouldn’t bother me as much, but to have a business model that tries to have loss prevention measures by inconveniencing customers instead of make a quality model that works for them is wrong in my humble opinion. I give 2 stars instead of 1 because the app does work well, other than it draining money from me if I don’t pay close attention.
  • Difficult to get accompanying pdf files Feb 4, 2020

    By laura 249er
    You always have to ask for the accompanying pdf/appendix or whatever additional documentation that is available instead of being able to just go to a site on the app and download it. This requires you to contact customer service, which takes a while before you are connected with someone. I always have to contact customer service to get these. The most recent one I have tried to obtain has been impossible. A notice popped up when I first began the book (about downloading the file) and the author says to see accompanying appendix in the book but since I was driving I ignored it. I was told that sometimes you have to go to the author’s website to get this (however I was unable to find anything). I asked if I could have whatever popped up when I first downloaded the book (so I could see if there was a website) and was told that they double checked for a pdf and the publisher did not send them one. NOT HELPFUL...and never got the file. Laura 249er
  • Frustrating! Feb 2, 2020

    By Chibald
    It is so irritating that the books I listen to randomly stop and the app completely closes. I have done much troubleshooting and have asked customer support and yet nothing has worked. I have ignored these problems, but I’m simply just sick of them. I’ve had this app for years and over the past couple years a few silly, but ridiculously inconvenient things seem to keep reoccurring:1) the app randomly closes or the book just stops despite a variety of troubleshooting. 2) It will not allow me to listen to my book without a WiFi or cell signal, even though I have the book downloaded (I have done several troubleshooting attempts for this as well) and 3) It sounds garbled and unintelligible when Bluetooth devices are connected to the phone even though other apps as well as the internet seem to work just fine. Overall, it just is very frustrating because the point of listening to a book is to be in the story and enjoy it- this is ruining my experience and it is quite disappointing that simply ‘putting an IT ticket in’ is the answer.
  • Only one problem for a professional driver Jan 25, 2018

    By Nefarious42
    I’m an over the road truck driver and I like to listen to audio books as I travel down the highway. I had high hopes for this app but I’ve ran into a serious safety problem with it. While I’m driving and try to start or pause a audio book, I get a pop up message that my web connection is not strong enough to be able to stream the book, it says I need to download it. Then at the bottom there is a button to push labeled OK. I have already down loaded the book to my iPhone. However, even though I press the OK the message just pops back up preventing my ability to start or pause a book. I try multiple times but no luck. This is a very serious safety problem as I am paying to much attention to the problem with the app when I should be watching how I’m driving. As much as I wanted this to work, I am going to have to cancel my subscription, unless a solution can be found. I hope this review will be read by someone that can offer one.
  • Free trial Oct 1, 2019

    By Amyrevieewsthings
    I have recently started my free trial and downloaded my 2 free books, not 3! The third free book is limited to one of their vip reward titles, not any book you choose. So I am writing this review to get a free credit to download my third book! I am currently listening to my first book - Island of the Mad by Laurie R King. In comparison to other audiobook apps, i find it lacking on several features so far. I can not go back to last played if I accidentally lose my place and there is also no chapter list in case I need to go back to something, just forward and backward buttons. The app will also just stop playing occasionally, I have had this happen multiple times. It does tie in to Waze if you use that for navigation, however if you use a different app, it does not pause playing while that app directs you. It does have a wide selection and the features it does have are easy to use. I will not continue this service past my free trial.
  • I have the most problems with this app Jul 15, 2021

    By casousia
    I’ve had both audible and audiobooks since 2017. Audiobooks can be infuriatingly frustrating a lot of the time. The app just closes or stops playing, sometimes every minute. This means I can’t count on it for long runs or car rides. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the app, exited out of it, and shut my phone off. None of those “tricks” ever work. Audible never has this problem. If you’re trying to choose between the two I would for sure go with audible. The features I do like is it give you book recommendations under an exact title you’re looking up or like. It also allows you to buy one credit instead of three at a time. I’ve been debating on getting rid of it for a while and if they don’t do something soon to fix it I just might have to do that.
  • img Community
    If you live in one city but work in another, you may spend up to 5 hours per day in your car. It becomes too easy to fall asleep. Listening to an interesting audiobook could help you remain alert. Adjust narration speed for a more lively delivery that will keep you wide awake for hours.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    A long, wide, monotonous highway running through a perfectly flat plane can make you fall asleep in less than 10 minutes. To avoid this risk, turn on an audiobook while you drive. You can even adjust the narration speed. Faster delivery is sure to keep you wide awake.
    img by Stefan
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Reading is not the only way to share a bedtime story with your child. Audiobooks can be of great help too, especially if you're too exhausted from your day to read through a couple of pages of text. Instead, you can spend 20 minutes before bed, listening to a beautiful fairytale together.
    img by Amy
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Any lover of classical literature knows that many of the books will easily exceed 700 pages. If you don't have time to read, you can always listen on the go. A good selection of professionally narrated audiobooks will give you plenty to enjoy.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    You shouldn't compare yourself to others too often but, sometimes, it's good to know what those that came before you did - and how they did it. Story writing is, after all, an art with a tradition stretching back 3 millennia. Take a listen and see if the inspiration comes back to you.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. A selection of over 100,000 audiobooks that can be streamed or downloaded for convenient listening
    2. Fantastic selection over a vast variety of genres that includes fiction, textbooks, reference, spiritual, languages, and kids books
    3. Navigate easily with large visual interface that reacts to quick touch action

    Reviewed by Chris on February 13, 2018

  • Good experience so far Sep 9, 2019

    By saraemilypoarch
    I’ve just started using this app, but it seems to be everything you need and nothing you don’t. Not only does it have a good selection of books, plus an additional VIP book per month, the app function itself is ideal. It’s got a sleep timer, bookmarks for when you want to go back to something that really impacted you, plus the ability to change the speed which I usually bump up to 1.5 when I listen to audiobooks now. It helps me get so much more reading in, and you don’t sacrifice quality in the process. I also LOVE that it shows where you are in the book as a whole (like 1:55 of 7:42) but it gives you different tracks within that too! It’s really nice to get to see it broken down in little chunks in addition to your total progress. I first listened to the free VIP book “Nudge” and it was surprisingly good! Something I wouldn’t have normally picked to read but thought “why not” and I’m glad I did. We’ll see how things continue to go, but so far I think it’s a good service and a well functioning app.
  • Jan 7, 2022

    By Eric Daum
    I was surprised by the amount of content offered. The price is competitive with the only other Audiobook book app worth using. Plus, it has the book club feature which allows you to binge a large selection of a certain genre (I chose the Sci-Fi club) for a month for 1 credit. So far I've listened to several of the Murderbot series and a bunch of Alastier Reynolds. Granted, you don't keep these books but that's fine with me. This a great app.
  • Dec 30, 2021

    By Rebekah
    Good app. Easy to manuever. Wide selection of books. My first listen is Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra G. Tawwab. I'm liking the ability to enjoy a book while out and about. The monthly subscription is more pricey than I think it should be, but less pricey than some competitors. Seems comparable to buying a physical book once a month, with the difference of having more time to actually enjoy it. I'm on the free trial right now but I'm considering keeping the subscription even after.
  • Jan 6, 2022

    By Riley Blomenkamp
    I thoroughly love this app. The price for audiobooks is quite reasonable, and they are constantly doing promotions. I listened to Ready Player One recently and found it super easy to listen on multiple devices. I drive a lit and am in different vehicles, so it was nice to be able to not have to fiddle with the app.
  • Loving this app so far! Mar 3, 2021

    By tatalavera
    I’m a new user and signed up for the free trial bc I couldn’t find some audiobooks I really wanted to listen to through my library or library apps. I just finished listening to my first book (Man of the Family by Ralph Moody) and loved it! The app makes it so easy to download and listen to books, and the only thing I didn’t like is I don’t think tracks line up with chapters so occasionally when I wanted to restart a chapter (bc I had listened ahead but my kids, who were listening to the book with me, had missed a part when they weren’t with me) I had to just keep skipping through thirty seconds rewinds to get where I wanted to go. (In retrospect , I probably could have bookmarked the spot before going on, but didn’t think of that since I am new to audiobooks.) I like that I can see how much time is left in the book and have been very impressed at the fast download time and how easy it is to find books I am looking for.
  • Audiobooks so far is the best! Mar 15, 2018

    By skylermarie39
    I don’t have a ton to say just yet, as I am new to audiobooks. But I used to have audible for couple years and it was ok but audiobooks offers so much more especially with the use of their app. I really like the features much better for instance just to name a couple the sleep timer since I listen every night which last I checked audible didn’t have since I fall asleep during listening it makes it much easier to find where I left off instead of continuing to play only to wake up to see the book is finished and have to try and remember where I left off. Also like the ease of fast forwarding and track list. I decided recently to try and find audio app that better suited me so I decided to give audiobooks also another one a try to see if I liked them better or if I should just go back to my old subscription. And as of right now I’m definitely leaning towards audiobooks. I definitely like it best of the three I have tried.
  • Mom’s Best Friend! Jan 31, 2020

    By Bob Vila's Bud
    After being a stay at home Mom for 10 years, I finally started working again. One thing I have missed about my quiet days at home when the kids are at school, is being able to read a book. Most of my days off are spent catching up on housework and running errands, so I rarely have time to read. I was told by a few friends to try audio books. I tried a few similar apps, but found some issues I didn’t care for. My wish list wasn’t easily accessible, the audio wasn’t great, selection was mediocre, etc. I decided to try Audio Books, and I found my match! I love the app! I’m currently listening to The Outsider by Stephen King (it’s one of my favorite books) and I couldn’t be more thrilled. The app is easy to use! I found some super great Podcasts I love, too! I turn it on when I’m cleaning, cooking, driving, even getting ready for work first thing in the morning.
  • Dec 29, 2021

    By Brittany F
    I love the ease of use, the fact that the audiobook stays in my drop-down notifications is great so I don't forget to listen. Also this app pauses the story when notifications come in which is a very nice feature! User friendly for sure ☺️ I listened to Fairest by Chanda Hahn and really enjoyed it!
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Alissa Blankenship
    Never heard of this website before but I found some stuff really cheap and I love their audio book clubs were you can listen to a lot of different books on the same subject matter. I would suggest The Problem of God by Mark Clark.
  • Great app, great books May 6, 2021

    By redhead_6
    This is an awesome app! I stumbled across it searching online for an audiobook I couldn’t find anywhere else, and wondered why I’d never heard of it before as I’m addicted to audiobooks. I honestly signed up for the free trial to get two audiobooks I’d been dying for, but have realized I like the app so much I might pay for it. I’ve found audiobooks I can’t find anywhere else. I also love their selection of free books - I immediately discovered an audiobook by my favorite author I was totally unaware of narrated by a voice actor I’d never heard of but is better than any other I’ve heard. I couldn’t find it in any other audiobook app or online bookstore. Not to mention the app’s interface is so easy to navigate, and I love the audiobook clubs idea. The one thing I haven’t figured out yet is how to remove a downloaded book from my device but I’m sure I will. I’m so glad I discovered this app!
  • Jan 12, 2022

    By Brandi Curtis
    Love that u got 2 credits for just trying it out!! Price is reasonable and comparable to other audible book apps. Love the ease of finding a book, as they are listed in categories and you have the search options to locate a specific book. I was able to find the book I was looking for and the selection of books is great. There are a ton of free books that you have access to with your subscription as well.
  • Good enough, but could use work Mar 29, 2020

    By Sara Gheesling
    Ok app, great service. Have only listened to one book so far but it was one of the 28 hour books in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King so I think I gave it a fair shot. I’d prefer if it allowed you to use chapter selections instead of choosing by track which just wasn’t the same since they aren’t labeled to give you an idea of what part of the book each track covers. Also the scrolling could use some work - it won’t allow you to simply drag to a different part. If I lost my place (used the book to help me fall asleep some nights) I’d have a hard time finding it again the next day - I’d screenshot the time I started and I’d then have to find the track that was closest then skip forward or backward in 30 second increments. There has to be a better way. But overall I like the app and they have a large selection of books. There hasn’t been a single book I’ve searched for that wasn’t available. Although the search function is also lacking. I don’t think it can find books through a partial title search. I tried searching for “Stephen king dark tower” and it gave me an error. Tried searching for “Stephen king song of” and got an error. He’s written so many books that simply scrolling through a search just for his name wasn’t finding the specific one I wanted. Finally searched for “dark tower vi” and found it. Maybe the coders don’t actually use the app, I don’t know, but I’m sure it would be better if they did.
  • Jan 9, 2022

    By Scott Adams
    Availability of content is really good, and the amount of free books is cool to see. Enjoying the listening experience for my first book - Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. The app is quick and fairly smooth, though the Home page hangs up when first loading. It doesn't keep anything else from working when you tap on it, but that's something that shouldn't happen. One star removed until that stops happening.
  • Pretty good app!! Dec 3, 2021

    By momma d on the go
    I tried out Audiobooks because they offered me some free books and a free trial period. I’m in my trial period and have been exploring the app. I LOVE the way I can trade a credit for free access to a large library of popular books in the Audiobooks Club. It offers several categories to choose from and one of the categories includes selections available from all the categories. I can binge listen for free to books that would require a credit to be used on another reading app I have. Also it is cool that each month I receive one credit for any book along with one credit for a VIP book. The VIP section has a limited number of books to choose from, but there are many interesting titles. Also there are so many news casts, podcasts, magazines and free books available. The Free Books section has newer edition books and a lot of classic literature available. I get really caught up looking at the entire list and viewing a number of books written by writers from the past - Jane Austen, Mark Train, Aristotle, James Fenimore Lewis, Lewis Carrol and many more! My first listen was The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennet for my book club. This was a very interesting read! I rate this 4 stars rather than 5, because it was sometimes a bit difficult for me to fully navigate the app at first. After some trial and error, I have no problems now. Dfnurse777
  • Solid alternative to Audible with one key negative Dec 2, 2020

    By goodfelladh
    Like many others, I signed up when up when I saw the offer of 3 free credits during the trial. As others have mentioned, this is somewhat deceptive because the third credit is limited to VIP selections, but it’s still a good introductory deal. So far, the book selection looks fine to me - maybe not quite as extensive as Audible, but pretty close. I primarily read history and most everything f I searched for was available. My one key complaint is that the books download as one large block - no chapter headings or any way to really navigate the book outside of manually fast forwarding or setting your own bookmarks. I’ve been listening to Margaret MacMillan’s “The War That Ended Peace,” which is a 30+ hour book on the causes of the First World War. It’s a great listen and I haven’t had issues with it this far, but with a boom this dense I can see a situation in the future where I might want to jump to a particular chapter or section of the book and that’s going to be much harder to do without any sort of chapter links/headings. I assumed that chapter breaks would be kind of standard for streaming audiobooks at this point t, so hopefully those will be added at some point. That’s my main complaint, but otherwise a solid experience so far.
  • Good but needs some work Jan 26, 2021

    By Rovrallovr
    The app isn’t as intuitive as it could be - fly overs would help a lot over icons at the bottom. It would be excellent if it displayed the chapter that is currently playing. Tracks aren’t very helpful in trying to sort out where you are in the app. I like the fact that I can boost or slow the speed. More control from a locked screen would be excellent or even better it would be awesome to add some SIRI controls when in the car or even at home showing the chapter. For instance, it would be excellent to easily pause the app from any app - widget for while doing other things when the phone rings. Similar to the small PIP of TV or video so control is offered no matter what screen or app I am in (transfer control to the widget to pause or speed up slow down) It would be nice to display on the Lock Screen (and the proposed widget) the sleep timer in effect and how much time remains before cutoff - you could EVEN offer the option to add X number of minutes easily to an existing timer. A quick add of a bookmark from the Lock Screen would be extremely useful if someone is using in the car - of course it would help if voice control could be implemented but a one button push for a quick bookmark would be excellent
  • Jan 5, 2022

    By Ashley Slack
    Great app overall. I can't always find the books I want and I have to uninstall and redownload it after I get a new book, otherwise it stops every 2 minutes and closes out. If there was a way to figure that out, 5 stars all day.
  • Jan 7, 2022

    By John Schweiker
    Fantastic audio quality, i wish the sleep function was a little bit less jarring when it turns off the playback. It would be nice to have the audio fade out as i start to fall asleep. Currently im reading the High Republic novels and the audio quality is top.
  • So far so good Oct 11, 2017

    By J.Wood1023
    I just got this app yesterday but so far so good. There is one feature I can’t seem to find and am slightly annoyed by. However that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, but if it does I wish it was easier to figure out. Here it is, it seems like you get to select a playback option in the settings (for example mine is 30 seconds) but after you choose it seems you’re stuck with just that option. Sure change it again but I’d like to be able to go back 30 seconds AND go back a chapter. There doesn’t seem to be an easy way to restart a chapter or select a chapter specifically. Now like I said I haven’t spent any time looking for any tips or instructions for using this app, so maybe it’s right there and I haven’t realized it yet. But if that’s the case then I’d say this app is quite similar to audible, but not as user friendly in that way. Still, I’d recommend this app for anyone wanting to listen to audiobooks. The playback thing is minor and may not bother most people so clearly they’re doing everything else ok, so worth a download if you’re interested in audiobooks.
  • Great Functionality Jun 16, 2019

    By |)Rock
    Overall, this is a really good app. It has great functionality and I really like that, unlike Audible, I can use my credits within the app. I’ve also used the Scribd app in the past and whenever I adjust the volume in my car it pauses the app, which is really frustrating. I never have that issue here though, which is great. As I said the app has great functionality, but there are a few things in the UI that didn’t seem the most intuitive to me as I read Gregg Horowitz’s Out of the Dark. First, the “hamburger” icon on the top right opens the left side nav, which is both unexpected an unintuitive. There’s also kind of a high learning curve remembering where the wish list is. I expected this to be just another item listed within the side nav, but you have to tap on My Books to get to it. When you think about it, this is a very logical and useful place since it allows you to more easily compare what books you have now with what you want to read in the future, but I find I have to poke around almost every time to remember where it is.
  • Awesome, but needs bugs fixed and improvements Jun 29, 2020

    By CSiegell
    The Audiobooks player is packed with features and looks beautiful. However, the companion watch app on my latest IOS Series 5 watch shows left / right repeat buttons too small , too close to the lower side corners, and won’t register when tapped. Then I’ve had my watch freeze and I have to reboot watch. The shape of the repeat buttons isn’t right either as they should be fully round. The buttons on my iPhone 11 Pro Max show the adjustment i made to “15 seconds”. The watch app won’t update and still shows the default “30 seconds” before I changed It on my phone. Lastly, the watch app is missing next / previous track controls. I’m just now even noticing the watch app going to black screen and main app crashes. Also, while I appreciate the app downloads the book, there are other things I don’t like and have questions about : 1. MP3 Audio books are available all over the internet, why is it Audiobooks will not let us download and play on our own players? 2. Why were we not told clearly in advance that we aren’t going to download a mp3? 3. Why are we not told whether we get to use the downloaded audio without time constraints without purchasing the membership? I hope there is a resolution quickly , as I can’t use this product at work without my watch very well and seems little shady not being informed as a customer.
  • Jan 1, 2022

    By Fin Daniels
    I wish you could see your progress in each book like the percentage. Edit: my app keeps just stopping while I'm listening to the book and it makes a very frustrating. Like if I'm baking & listening then the app just closes out right, then I have to get my phone out and pull it back up again. It's also a little frustrating that there isn't a playback speed faster than 2x. There's also an audiobook I bought that came out on 12/7 still isn't available to listen. Little frustrated by these issues.
  • Nov 12, 2021

    By Cristina Bassett
    The Menu is confusing. Granted, I'm new to the app, but when trying to select from VIP books, I searched a topic, and the results were from outside the "VIP" section, without notifying me. After selecting a book I was interested in and downloading it, i was charged, since it wasn't from the VIP section. I thought that perhaps I would get reimbursed, but no. Turns out the VIP section has only 39 titles to choose from.. so does VIP in this instance stand for "idiotic person" who fell for the scam?
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Kate Tyra
    I want to like this app, since it is better than Audible in terms of prices, but it promised 3 free credits and now it wants my credit card information in order to get the other 2. Very sneaky and I don't like that. Otherwise that, the app works fine. I'm almost done with A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz and I like being able to listen to it on the go.
  • Gets the job done for fiction - not for ease of use Jan 19, 2020

    By kaplalex
    The app is not very intuitive for controls which makes it feel slow to navigate and frustrating to use. The book selection seems okay. Though, some non-fiction investment books I read elsewhere weren’t there. I downloaded it because I read two books of a trilogy from one service and I wanted to read the third book (which was unavailable from the other service). The Audiobooks app pulled through in this case - and gave me a free credit to read it too! (MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood) Pros: 2x speed so you’re not stuck listening to books super slow Sleep timer up to 90 minutes Cons: 2x speed seems more distorted than other audio apps on 2x speed (maybe just the book I read or maybe my imagination) Sleep timer stops abruptly instead of fading out Controls are weird - no central menu, to access the menu on the left you tap a button on the right, the last book you were reading is always at the bottom (you can’t swipe it away), and in order to access the last book you were reading from the bottom of the screen, it’s not a simple swipe or a simple tap (honestly idk what it is, if you tap just perfectly it works and if you swipe just perfectly it works. But if you don’t do it perfectly then it just kinda teases you and doesn’t actually do what you would expect it to) All in all, it gets the job done and I’m happy I got to finish the trilogy I was reading for free. Thanks Audiobooks!
  • Trial review May 30, 2019

    By Tsteckler33
    Signed up for the free trial to see how this stacks up to Audible. I like the user interface and main screen as it is a little easier to navigate and not as clunky as the Audible one. The display of my library is also convenient and easy to slide through and pick the title I’m looking for. The only downside right now which is why I can only give it 3 stars is the lack of books available that I am looking for. There seems to be no shortage for big author names and best sellers, but I have struck out with more book series and authors that I was looking forward to listening to. I just got through the 6 Cradel books written by Will Wight and wanted to go back and read his earlier series. No luck on this app for Will at all or a few other authors that I was searching for. Easy to use and pleasant experience so far, but the lack of titles and authors will likely lead me back to Audible until the library selection has had the opportunity to expand.
  • Astonishingly Bad User Interface Oct 14, 2019

    By ak-oh
    I don’t normally rate apps, but this one has to be called out. The user experience is just atrocious. I think the biggest issue is nothing is ever explained. I couldn’t figure out why my books would randomly glitch and then stop playing. It turns out it was streaming the audio. Over cellular data. That I pay for. Once I figured that out, I had to figure out how to not do that, which was no easy task. I just bought a second book with my credits. I think. I sort of expected the book to show how many credits it cost alongside my credits remaining. Instead I had to press the button to find out. Once I knew how many credits it was, I cancelled to go find my balance. I gave up on that and clicked the download button again and hoped for the best. The button no longer worked. After relaunching the app, I went to find the book again. The hamburger menu on the right opens a menu on the left (lolwut). From there I still could not find my balance. I downloaded my book and tried to play it. It said I couldn’t since I shut off streaming. Not sure how to download it since the thumbnail of the new book doesn’t look like the other book and there’s no download button. I finally got audio to start playing. I’m not sure if that means the whole book is downloaded or not but I guess I’ll find out when I leave the house. Wish me luck!
  • Great selection but annoying prompt May 31, 2021

    By Kechinn
    Good app, but the warning pop up every time you disconnect from WiFi and can only get full functionality being connected to the network is very frustrating. Every time I disconnect from WiFi while listening to an audiobook, it pops up this warning that I am prompted to close before I can pause, rewind, etc. It does this each time and doesn’t go away, just stacking on top of each other rather than showing only once. So if I disconnect 5 times during a span of time until I look at the screen again to pause or whatever, I have to hit ‘OK’ 5 times in a row to close all the prompts. Super annoying, and hope this gets fixed. Perhaps just a pop up banner on top that serves as notification that doesn’t interfere with the rest of the app buttons and goes away on its own without a prompt.
  • 2 Enhancements Needed Apr 8, 2021

    By JennyRankin
    The app fills an important niche. I just wish that after entering all the notes I could then export them (all together, with minutes and seconds noted beside them) so I could use them in a Word doc or elsewhere; this could make the app a go-to tool for anyone using books for research, to then write about their notes, etc. It would also be great if leaving a note tied to a particular minute and second would also give you the page # that part was from. This way one’s notes could be used when citing quotes from the book, for which one has to include a specific page #. Because this is missing, users must also buy a hard copy of the book (in addition to also buying the audio) and then use the audio to try to find the spoke word’s actual place in the book.
  • Decent alternative Sep 25, 2021

    By Coconut_radio
    Navigating owned books is very cumbersome and is in desperate need of improvement. Selection of books is fine, it doesn’t have any exclusives like audible does. Browsing the app is suboptimal, doesn’t provide a comprehensive way to filter books by languages or books that are on sale (sometimes there are books on sale not listed in their deals section). The one time I talked to customer service they didn’t appear to be very interested in answering my questions, so in a word, unhelpful. There are basically no perks that accompany a normal subscription, VIP-selected books are not available upon cancelling subscription. I like it as an alternative but I don’t see too many users being comfortable with the compromises made to have a decent alternative to audible.
  • Dec 28, 2021

    By Elijah Schwanitz
    Expensive for what it is, and not comprehensive enough in selection to make it stand out. Use the Libby app and rent books from your local library if you can. It's nearly the same experience for 0% of the cost.
  • Dec 10, 2021

    By Joshua Ness
    2 stars because you had Edward Snowden's book and Amazon/Audible didn't (surprise, surprise). No more stars because the app is horrible. When using my Bluetooth headphones, pausing and restarting would pick up in random places +/- a couple minutes, assuming it would restart at all. More than a couple minutes of being paused and I would have to unlock my phone and open the app to start playing again. Also rather aggravating, when I opened the app it automatically unpaused my audiobook. Lame.
  • Credits expiring/pain to stop payments Aug 8, 2019

    By Carl Cann
    While the app works well and has a good selection of books, the billing and credits I feel are not good service. There are several books that I personally enjoy but understandably aren’t popular enough to make it to their selection. At that point I find myself listening to other things and the billing continues regardless. That is a bit annoying but what I think is unethical and nonsense is the 15$ I spent is essentially stolen from me if I don’t use it. I think it was after about 3-4months which I think is just absolutely unfair and offensive. To stop payments I have to call in and deal with someone who in the past gently tried to prevent me. If there was an option to control on the app it wouldn’t bother me as much, but to have a business model that tries to have loss prevention measures by inconveniencing customers instead of make a quality model that works for them is wrong in my humble opinion. I give 2 stars instead of 1 because the app does work well, other than it draining money from me if I don’t pay close attention.
  • Difficult to get accompanying pdf files Feb 4, 2020

    By laura 249er
    You always have to ask for the accompanying pdf/appendix or whatever additional documentation that is available instead of being able to just go to a site on the app and download it. This requires you to contact customer service, which takes a while before you are connected with someone. I always have to contact customer service to get these. The most recent one I have tried to obtain has been impossible. A notice popped up when I first began the book (about downloading the file) and the author says to see accompanying appendix in the book but since I was driving I ignored it. I was told that sometimes you have to go to the author’s website to get this (however I was unable to find anything). I asked if I could have whatever popped up when I first downloaded the book (so I could see if there was a website) and was told that they double checked for a pdf and the publisher did not send them one. NOT HELPFUL...and never got the file. Laura 249er
  • Only one problem for a professional driver Jan 25, 2018

    By Nefarious42
    I’m an over the road truck driver and I like to listen to audio books as I travel down the highway. I had high hopes for this app but I’ve ran into a serious safety problem with it. While I’m driving and try to start or pause a audio book, I get a pop up message that my web connection is not strong enough to be able to stream the book, it says I need to download it. Then at the bottom there is a button to push labeled OK. I have already down loaded the book to my iPhone. However, even though I press the OK the message just pops back up preventing my ability to start or pause a book. I try multiple times but no luck. This is a very serious safety problem as I am paying to much attention to the problem with the app when I should be watching how I’m driving. As much as I wanted this to work, I am going to have to cancel my subscription, unless a solution can be found. I hope this review will be read by someone that can offer one.
  • Free trial Oct 1, 2019

    By Amyrevieewsthings
    I have recently started my free trial and downloaded my 2 free books, not 3! The third free book is limited to one of their vip reward titles, not any book you choose. So I am writing this review to get a free credit to download my third book! I am currently listening to my first book - Island of the Mad by Laurie R King. In comparison to other audiobook apps, i find it lacking on several features so far. I can not go back to last played if I accidentally lose my place and there is also no chapter list in case I need to go back to something, just forward and backward buttons. The app will also just stop playing occasionally, I have had this happen multiple times. It does tie in to Waze if you use that for navigation, however if you use a different app, it does not pause playing while that app directs you. It does have a wide selection and the features it does have are easy to use. I will not continue this service past my free trial.
  • I have the most problems with this app Jul 15, 2021

    By casousia
    I’ve had both audible and audiobooks since 2017. Audiobooks can be infuriatingly frustrating a lot of the time. The app just closes or stops playing, sometimes every minute. This means I can’t count on it for long runs or car rides. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the app, exited out of it, and shut my phone off. None of those “tricks” ever work. Audible never has this problem. If you’re trying to choose between the two I would for sure go with audible. The features I do like is it give you book recommendations under an exact title you’re looking up or like. It also allows you to buy one credit instead of three at a time. I’ve been debating on getting rid of it for a while and if they don’t do something soon to fix it I just might have to do that.
  • App is annoying Dec 14, 2017

    By D'shiz
    The product is great. Who doesn’t love audio books. And these guys have an ok selection. But the app functions like crap. I always download a book I’m listening to, never stream. And yet this app is nonstop trying to connect to the net. If you drive through a low signal area you will constantly be fumbling with your phone to restart your book and find your spot. This is very annoying and distracting while driving. The app has overlong pauses between saved files that are totally unnecessary, it really takes away from the flow of the story even when it’s a great reader. I have some 30 odd books from this company even tho I’ve stopped my monthly subscription. It always annoys me when I have to come back to this app. Wish I could listen to them through any of my other audio book apps. “Response” I have more than sufficient room on my iPhone. And this is every book every time. There is absolutely no reason your app needs to connect to the net non-stop whyle I’m listening to my book and yet it is constantly checking for a connection. It’s a shame, I entered the audio book world with this app and my Love for books made me overlook these issues. As I’ve branched our to other apps I’ve been shown how lacking this one is.
  • Nov 15, 2021

    By Just Some Cheese
    When signing up I was told I'd get 4 free audiobooks and I only got 1. The website and the app are also difficult to manage. I looked high and low and there wasn't a way for me to delete my account. It's so gd sketchy to hide the way to delete the account, especially for a paid subscription service. Overall a huge and disappointing waste of time.
  • Frustrating! Feb 2, 2020

    By Chibald
    It is so irritating that the books I listen to randomly stop and the app completely closes. I have done much troubleshooting and have asked customer support and yet nothing has worked. I have ignored these problems, but I’m simply just sick of them. I’ve had this app for years and over the past couple years a few silly, but ridiculously inconvenient things seem to keep reoccurring:1) the app randomly closes or the book just stops despite a variety of troubleshooting. 2) It will not allow me to listen to my book without a WiFi or cell signal, even though I have the book downloaded (I have done several troubleshooting attempts for this as well) and 3) It sounds garbled and unintelligible when Bluetooth devices are connected to the phone even though other apps as well as the internet seem to work just fine. Overall, it just is very frustrating because the point of listening to a book is to be in the story and enjoy it- this is ruining my experience and it is quite disappointing that simply ‘putting an IT ticket in’ is the answer.
  • Trapped paying for a subpar selection Sep 23, 2017

    By Hahaha_laina
    While I have also found the audiobook selection slim, the real issue is that the app and website make it nearly impossible to get them to stop charging you. Even with my account showing that it was "inactive" or "unsubscribed" and automatic payments turn OFF, the money kept coming out of my account each month. I reached out to customer service several times to clear this up with no luck. I am still waiting to be refunded for the times i was charged after "canceling" my account. Perhaps if they were offering a better selection or quality of service they wouldn't need to trap their customers. I also initially opened my account to redeem a "3 free audiobooks" card I received at a convention only to discover it was 3 of a very small, uninteresting selection. It all has been deceptive and manipulative and I can't imagine any reason to use this service over the great other ones that exist.

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