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Google Play Books - Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Comics

Google Play Books - Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Comics

Google LLC

All the books you love. On the page or out loud. Anywhere you are.

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Positive Reviews in Most Helpful

61.7% Positive Reviews

Out of 120 most helpful reviews

  • Great stuff

    by Harquebusier

    There is no other app for reading old, obscure works (for free in most cases) but Google Play. With it, I've read Joseph Priestley's "Disquisitions relating to Matter and Spirit" and I'm partway through his "Corruptions of Christianity." Also, George Berkeley's "Alciphron." Now I've moved on to Sir Humphrey Davy's "Elements of Chemical Philosophy," books that no one in their right mind would spend time on, but still so much fun. This is only augmented by the ability to highlight in five colors and to make your own footnotes. You can define most words in the text or else search for them on the web. I highly recommend this for any fan of dead authors.

  • Great Reader App

    by Noblueyes

    As a reader app it does the job solidly! I can easily read any book I have purchased through Google however the browsing abilities of the app are severely lacking. I don't want to peruse articles as much as I want to look for more books I might find an interest in. When opening the app there is a decent "recommended for you" list but with no way to change or extend the list, search a new list or simply refresh the list without going through a "build your interests" type form. Obviously, I can browse on a desktop or laptop but that isn't as convenient as being able to do it from the same device I just finished reading from. It could also benefit from manipulating the screen timer. It's quite frustrating to constantly have to unlock the phone because the screen times itself out on every page.

  • by Russel Reclusado

    Very good reading app has all the features i could ask for, such as, ability to read anywhere (sync). customizable fonts and backgrounds. however i just have a problem. i cant download the offline dictionary. everytime i download it a notification says that downloading the english dictionary failed. I only use wifi and i have a strong internet connection.

  • No Images

    by Slappy18

    All my purchased books have no images. Anytime there is supposed to be an image, it just says “image not available”, including on all the covers and photo inserts. When I download a sample, it does display the image! Does not make sense to me, and this just started only two days ago. I will wait to purchase any more books on my list for google play books until this is fixed. Other than this, it is (was) the highest quality of all the ebook apps. UPDATE: I thought it was fixed as I was getting images there for awhile, tried downloading some more books and “image not available” is occurring again! Please fix so I can always see the images when I open the book, I wii wait until this is finally fixed before making amy more purchases. Other than this glitch, all is good.

  • by Ally Sexton

    New review! I actually really love the app. The night light mode is basically all that was missing. Now that it has that feature, it works great! I actually love the amber colors more than the regular black/white! Great job google. The app is fantastic!

  • Good enough I guess

    by taylormicky

    (TLDR: no page forward from left side of screen) Pros compared to native iBooks: - text size, font, spacing far more customizable - text fills to the edge of the screen (finally!) - navigation to the "bookstore" is hidden in the left toolbar (no more tapping 4 different bottom-row icons by accident when I just want to read books from my library) - interface just "feels" more updated/streamlined Cons: - NO OPTION TO PAGE FORWARD WHEN TAPPING THE LEFT SIDE OF THE SCREEN. This is my biggest issue with the app. If you don't mind, then you'll probably really like the app. It might make it almost unusable for me - no ability to sort books into folders (while convenient in iBooks, the fact that they force an "all books" main screen instead of just uncategorized books makes it worthless to me, so in that regards it's not a big issue that play books doesn't have it) I only use it to read uploaded epubs so I don't know how everything looks for purchased books. However, I would like the opportunity to customize the blank cover that shows up with uploaded books, with my own image or text. That alone would entice me to use this app even without the ability to page forward from the left of the screen.

  • by Stephen Moyne

    Good app, particularly like the ability to look up the meaning of a word whike reading. Few more features compared to other readers would really set this one apart. I am particularly missing being able to fully change font style and colours of background and text.

  • Eh...

    by BenGenGal

    I’m giving this four stars because in some cases it seems to work well. My biggest complaint is getting samples of books. I like the ability to view a sample... but once a sample, always a sample... in the app anyway. I purchased the full book and can read the entire book on the browser but as soon as I go back to the app it’s a sample again. I’ve tried deleting the download and even removing the title and then going back to the full book on the web browser and clicking “view in app”. Even if I’m in chapter one on the browser when I click to view in app, it goes back to the introduction and says none of the chapters are able to be viewed. Like it’s still a sample. So I’m annoyed with that but otherwise the app seems okay.

  • by Diep Anh Le

    Please update more ebooks & improve quality of audio ones. At least equal to books on Amazon or else I must be thinking to buy books on there. And you can add "thumbs up/down" for your books recommendation to improve suggestions. Cuz some of your book suggestions I really don't like but keep popping up. It irritates me. Anyways, Thanks for your hard works ;)

  • Do you want easy then this is the right one?

    by Venice Blair Sky

    My daughter recommended this app because both of us were taking a course that required lots of reading, questions, & class participation. Extra research was required to complete the course. I used other books but I couldn’t under line or add notes to references attached to the original text. So I finally listened to her & switched to Google Play Books. WOW!!!!! Immediate results: my concentration was greatly improved & studying time was decrease drastically. Thanks So Much!!!!!

  • by ASHISH NEGI

    I've been using 'read loud' feature of 'Google Play Books' app for long but with the recent update this feature has stopped working. Will definitely continue using the app, if the issue get solved.

  • Thank God for Google

    by MrsEvilBrooks

    I'm so thankful that Google decided to digitize and preserve the writings that may have been lost in this digital era. Their work has been a treasure trove for people like me who feel that the only true way to have a complete picture of our past is to continue to read the writings of those who have preceded us. And if we don't know our history we are sure to repeat the worst parts of it. Thanks, Google. Now I can take thousands of interesting and thoughtful people with me in my relatively tiny purse.

  • by Tornix Xinrot

    i am currently having problems downloading the offline english dictionary. it always says download failed at exactly 53%. I already tried reinstalling the app and cleared cache but nothing works. is there anyway to fix this issue? I am on Android 9. thanks!

  • Highlights messed up

    by feeling unwanted

    The book reader does fine, however the display often messes up. I do a lot of highlighting, in various colors. When reading a chapter I previously used some highlighting on, sometimes I’ll turn the page and the entire page is highlighted one color, turn the page the entire page is highlighted another color, turn the page and things are back to normal. If I click anywhere on the page that’s completely highlighted, and hit delete the entire page’s highlighting disappears, but I don’t know if what I wanted to be highlighted also disappears. I hope they fix this bug.

  • Great for text books!!!

    by Anonymous Group

    I am a college student and I just love how easy it is to upload PDF versions of textbooks to google play on my computer and then view the on my phone. Google play automatically compresses the textbooks and lets me download them for offline viewing on my phone. I can then access the textbook from any device with either the google play app or any computer through their website. The yellow (blue light removal) feature is also great for late night study sessions.

  • by Michelle Halim

    This app should enhance the mobile viewing experience. I have some ebooks that have some small fonts and I had to zoom them to actually see them clearly and I had to scroll back and forth to read it. It's fine to read on my laptop but I don't bring my laptop everywhere I go. That is the only downside of this app. Other than that, it's pretty good

  • Speak screen app unresponsive

    by Vidy1983

    When I leverage the accessibility feature in iOS of “speak screen” the app reads the current page but then becomes unresponsive at the end of the page. The only way to revive the App is by killing it first and then restarting it. This needs to work like other e-book applications like Kindle and iBooks work to speak screen should be able to turn pages and continue reading. Play books used to be my favorite app but no more.

  • by Frank Lawrence

    player intermittently stops. if on bluetooth or wired headset, the remote will not restart the player. must open the app to restart. clearing the data did not help

  • Saisfied customer

    by b17j25

    Update: Still very happy with this App, glad that it has been kept simple and easy to use. Maybe a filing system would be useful for some. All told very good and recommended. Previous comment Apart from lacking a good filing system I am very satisfied with this App. Does most things Kindle, Kobo & iBooks do, you just need to look for them, every reading App is different. Pricing of books is very competitive and should also be considered, PlayBooks is way out in front in this respect.

  • Fixed!

    by jchillz420

    Nice app. The newest update fixed my unreadable books. Old review: The app doesn't make it clear how to purchase books on Apple devices. You have to buy the books on the website, then read the books in the app. I like the night reading function. I can't view any of my purchased books in the app. It freezes whenever I attempt to open them. I have an iPhone 6. Ripoff.

  • by Randy Yaro

    Speedy response in regards to some issues I've had with this app. All in all l, a great app with many features and books.

  • Google update ruined this for apple users.

    by KatheeeB

    I love this app, but after the last update a couple days so, I can't read any book. It try's to load and just spins and spins and spins. I have deleted play books and re downloaded twice. Still won't work. Help! UPDATE: Called support, they told me to do everything I already did. Even though there all numerous complaints on here since PlayBooks last update...they say it is an Apple problem. Looks like they don't care to resolve the problem with Apple users. Anyone have a suggestion of a replacement app for apple users?

  • Downloaded books get deleted after switching to another account.

    by armughan47

    Downloaded books get deleted after switching to another account. I have been using play books for years and personally it’s my favorite book reading aap . On previous versions of this aap the user could download books on different accounts and the books won’t get deleted after switching the accounts but this update deletes books after switching account . I will give 5 stars once this issue is fixed.

  • I love reading with my Google Play Books app.

    by FormerOkieByMarriage

    I love this app. I’ve tried the Books app that came on my iPhone and Google’s is much better. I especially appreciate that I can set the screen to black with white letters, which at night go to amber. It’s so much easier on the eyes. I also used to have a Kindle app on a tablet and I still preferred the Google Play Books over that, too.

  • Please restore the old page animation

    by Trysta1217

    Small detail but it makes a big difference. The old page flip animation in landscape mimicked turning a page in a real book. The new animation is like you have a xerox copy of a book (2 scanned pages per piece of paper). It is really distracting while reading because the page animation is too long. Please return to the old page flip animation style. If you are going through the effort to mimic a real page turn make it look like turning a page in a real book!

  • Lacking

    by gofuxyoirself

    I love the app. And I love having all the abilities it does have BUT I do not love not being able to tell which books I’ve read, which I have not and other things. Having the ability to move them between folders would be pretty amazing. It would help out in so many ways that you can keep track of things. I use this app for my books, children’s books I read to my girls. And having to ability to sorta through them instead of having to browse SLOWLY would be very welcome.

  • A book worth multiple reads

    by iona1725

    Got this book originally for free was so hooked I’ve paid for each of the remaining series, plus joined the Facebook fan club. Best books I’ve read in years. Jodi doesn’t use “fillers” aka retale the story in each next book to the point your eyes go crossed like some authors do now. The story is for females and males and young and old. Something for everyone!

  • Even with Apple, I can't switch

    by Lonelygurl4now

    I started using this app 4 years ago, and I switched to Apple 2 years ago. I kept using Google Play because 1) I already purchased books 2) They have ebooks great for school and 3) it's a good app. I give it a 4 because the books are sometimes wacko or the free books don't have all the content so you have download another free version of the book. But the app never crashes, and it's easy to use.

  • Indispensable for research

    by Osbriggs

    Google has digitized books that you will never see unless you pay hundreds of dollars to buy a print copy or live close to a major library and are allowed to look at a print copy briefly. Many of these volumes you would never see otherwise. I'm not sure if there is a better use of the technology.

  • Crashes now

    by ks_hrndz

    I'm giving it a three because this is a really great e-book app. It's much easier to use and I prefer it a lot better than the iPhone's iBook app for sure. But lately it keeps crashing on me, I tap on it and it goes to open but then crashes. I've uninstalled it a couple times, install it again and it's the same problem. And I'm getting extremely frustrated. It was working well until two weeks ago when it started doing this.

  • Could be Better

    by rockstarmusic

    This is an okay app but it takes a while for one of my books to download. I mean the only reason I have this app is so I wouldn't have to buy all the books I have again in the Apple bookstore. I was hoping there was a way to transfer them but there isn't. I am hoping they fix the time delay soon.

  • Great on a large screen

    by Shoes NYC

    Most of my reading is on my tablet which has a larger screen than my phone. I think the tablet is just mix of size and weight. The google books app is well set up for that usage. I recommend it. I use it for textbooks, novels, and the occasional graphic novel. I've had no problems with any of those formats.

  • Great Reading

    by Parkerbobb

    I have read more than forty books on playbooks. If I change from my i-phone to my laptop, it tells me what page I was on on the other device, and takes me to that page. I can change the size of the type -- something you can't do with a print book. Great program!

  • Cross platform!

    by Lord zuldrothar

    Better than iBooks or Kindle in the fact it's cross platform. Has there standard features you'd expect from a modern e book reader. Can be a bit buggy regarding downloads for offline reading but overall works great all things considered. I just wish it was compatible with an actual e-ink reader.

  • Love this app

    by Mom2Stell

    I am an avid reader & I love being able to pull up an app very easily & start right where I left off whenever I get the time. There is so many book choices to choose from, never have any problem finding what I need! Such a great app that I’ve had for years & I will always continue to use it!

  • Awesome ability to switch accounts

    by Kalani

    I had purchases on two different accounts, not realizing the account I had it linked to during purchasing. It's awesome to be able to switch between the two google accounts to access these different books.

  • Thanks for bringing definitions back

    by Lolohasstones

    Thank you. Now if you want you can make it even better by being able to tap on any word and have the definitions pop up right under the text. No pop up screens nothing intrusive, just a quick definition or translation under the selected word.

  • Love it

    by MomaiLo81

    I love that I can read my google books on my iPhone. It does take a while to download the books which is quite annoying. I thank God I don't have to have two devices to read on different platforms. I wish apple would catch up and allow iBooks on others devices.

  • Thank God for this app!

    by Luap9876

    Since iBooks started shifting parts of my library to the cloud by some means I can’t control, I’m never confident of my access when traveling. Play Books is the answer. Easy to use and fast. Best of all, I control which books are available on my device

  • The Internet Is Upon Us

    by Dis$boy

    In today's world we now have the feature make books with the help of the internet. Years ago you couldn't have this feature which meant that you had to write on paper and all that other stuff! I expect Google to do good on this app!

  • Multiple devices

    by JonesN4apps

    I am really enjoying being able to read from my Samsung tablet and then switch to my iPhone to read. The app holds your place when you switch devices so you are reading from the same place you left off.

  • Better than my nook

    by TerriAnita

    I love this app. I love the selection of books that's offered. I also love that I can read books on my phone or tablet. Whatever page I left off on my phone I can pick up on my tablet. It's awesome. I haven't used my nook since I've been using this app. Great job Google! 🤗😊😍❤️❤️❤️❤️👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨

  • Great app so far...

    by tulip_123

    I love to read when I have time and this app has proven in my opinion to be great. I have purchased various books and novels without having trouble with the download, I even can download them anytime on my cellphone without any issues. Keep up with the excellent job!!!

  • Simple and Efficient

    by rustyautumn

    I just wanted to read books on my phone. The entire process of this app is easy to use: searching for a book, purchasing a book, accessing a book offline no problem!

  • No more shelves?

    by runaroux

    See I love this app, it’s great, the only issue I have with it, is that it apparently got rid of the option to create shelves for your books. I used to put my books in shelves by series, now if I want to read a series and I didn’t download it in order I have to scroll through all of my books to find them. Other then that I don’t have an issue with this app.

  • Very Satisfied!!!

    by bobbewig

    Getting books onto the app and reading books on it is very easy. I especially like that any book I upload on the app using one device automatically is uploaded on every other device in which I've installed the app.

  • Love it!

    by Doug U

    Although, I've seen a few bugs where some books won't load on my computer, the app seems to work perfectly. I enjoy having all my books at my fingertips when I'm waiting in line for something. Thanks for the great app!

  • Calibre & Google Play Books

    by Mcarpint

    I have a large collection of ebooks in Calibre. Google Play Book allows me to access all of them on the go while synchronizing across all my devices. I would love creating shelves or collections to organize my titles so I'm looking forward to that capability.

  • Audibooks here much better than at Audible

    by philipsism

    Love the new features! Smart resume, bookmarks, etc. I think audiobooks should come with the book version, and vice versa, for when you want to read or when you forgot you earphones and you are at public place.

  • Cross-Platform a Plus

    by Ed The iPad Fan

    This software does the job, though I don’t like the interface as much as Apple Books. I use this one almost exclusively though because I can open my books on almost any tablet or phone, not just Apple ones.

  • Good but could be great

    by MarlonRod

    You can't see the full cover of books on your phone, and can't zoom. So I can't tell if I'm going to read book one or five of a series without opening and consequently downloading it. It would be great if I could search my own books for words. Why can't I do that with my uploads?

  • Wonderful Reading Experience!!!

    by William071234

    I enjoy the Google Play Books selection, variety, and prices. More specifically, I enjoy being able to save my notes and highlights in my Google Drive for future referencing. The Google experience is simply the best.

  • Works great on the iPad

    by 86roadrace

    First time using it and it's intuitive if you've used other reading apps. Had a little trouble with downloading on my desktop, but then again, this might be user error, or some settings on the computer. I'm not a newbie though, for what it's worth. Worked perfectly on the iPad.

  • Great app

    by MrsHancock17

    I have an iPhone and still have all of my google apps. The only thing I don’t like is not being able to purchase books directly in the app or search for books. I’d give it 5 stars if you could buy in the app. I hardly use a computer anymore and it’s a pain to drag out the laptop just to purchase a book. Other than that, love it

  • Leave my app alone!!!

    by 1priiincessp

    What do you geniuses assume will happen by leaving negative reviews in the App Store instead of emailing the developers!?!? DELETED FROM THE APP STORE LIKE THE OTHER APPS!!!! Some of us used real money to buy our books. Please stop being lazy and contact Google instead about your issues! Smh

  • Great app!

    by Jjfcvbgcxxdd

    I love this app so much. It definitely has great books and it's easy to access rather the carrying around a book all day. It's more convenient as well because most people carry a cellphone and to be able read on it is super great. It's a great app and fairly cheap.

  • Works well as another option

    by ferret_bard

    I've used many different eBook readers. I'll be honest, each has its own pluses and minuses. This is a very user friendly interface. If you use more than one like I do, it's a good addition to the tool box.

  • Give us shelves/lists!

    by gn0m0n

    I love that the app is lightweight and simple, and that I can upload epubs and access from all my devices with my place and notes synced. The only thing I really wish it had is a shelving or tagging system. Really don't understand why this is missing! Seems easy to do.

  • Great and not so great

    by Maajjj

    It is greats if you buy a book in the app, but if you try to upload your own it doesn’t work well. I read and make highlights as I go, but this app not allow me to highlight books I upload, so I switched to adobe reader which does allow that.

  • It's perfect like always!!

    by Ethanglowing

    I love most of Google's products, especially this one. You can upload any books you want and read them on other devices as well. It is really convenient!!

  • Love it

    by Ray401831

    I been using this app for years. It's very convenient and easy to use. I love when I stop reading on my table and resume in my phone from the same page a left on. This app is the best one to read books.

  • best way to read books

    by dekhan1

    one of the easiest way to access books. Buy them read them carry them with you and access them with any device

  • Works for now

    by Beej126

    Personal ePub upload is hit or miss... presumably due to vulnerabilities in loading varying ePub file structures When it works, it's nice... I especially like the auto sync of highlights & notes to a google doc that I can then share with ease... synergies like that across an ecosystem of tools are a productivity force multiplier

  • Deleting things on iPhones

    by Solver;;;;

    Some pdf’s do not translate properly. When they are uploaded to play books using an IPhone, the docs freeze. They freeze to the point that you cannot even delete them. I have countless docs that are useless to me but I cannot get rid of them. If I could The rating would be a 5 star.

  • Decent

    by squalamack

    Lots of orientation bugs (e.g. switching to landscape sometimes gives you two columns, sometimes not) or text being formatting incorrectly after switching. Also: no keyboard shortcuts with the Smart Keyboard: arrows keys should control pages.

  • Good but slow

    by Drew_43

    Th concept of being able to the read the book is great but when it comes to highlighting and clicking on words the system is very slow. I’m using on an iPad Pro that has all updates so not sure why the app is so slow and lags when you click it highlight words.

  • If you’re a bookworm, you have to get the app

    by strangrdanger

    The performance and the setup is great, And It’s just an all around easy to use app! If you love reading, and having access to books easily, this is the app for you!

  • Uncanny

    by Tough hauler

    The listing of books recommended to me for future reads is uncanny. Always rich with things that click with me. Often even things I have from local library or from other sources. Could be a five if not for a few bobbled technical issues.

  • The bug, that kinda ruins it

    by DeatroyerDoom

    Ok so the app as a whole is pretty solid. But every time I try to play my audiobook aloud it doesn’t work, unless it is on mute. I find this annoying because it just stops me from having the luxury of listing to my book while eating or something. That is why i give this app 3 stars but otherwise, good.

  • So much better than iBooks

    by UT19

    This is such an intuitive and useful app. It is worlds better than iBooks, but that is nothing new when comparing Google products to Apple products.

  • Bless this app.

    by Stressed.Bee

    This app has saved my college career. As an English major, I read a lot of books and these books can be super expensive, but not always here, and they're usually cheaper on the app. Plus, lots of free classics!

  • Great overall app

    by TreyB711

    My only issue comes from the updates that make the app next to useless for anywhere from a day to a week until they are hot fixed but other than that I've never had an issue with the app

  • Play Books Great, EXCEPT...

    by Azimi

    ... that though I PURCHASE a book, I can’t even loan the dang thing to anyone. Would be 5 Stars if I could loan something I own. Quite ridiculous if you ask me, or anyone I’ve talked to about it. I get you can’t let people turn into book dispensaries, but come on.

  • I love this app

    by Sydneycar

    I travel frequently and having to carry actual books around was becoming quite difficult. This is by far my favorite app for novels. Definitely recommend.

Positive Reviews in Most Recent

  • by Hunter Zoll

    Amazing I was trying to find a book app that was free (that's a great price) and for the phone.Plus it was made by Google so u know it is good.it has audiobooks to even though every book app has that it is still a nice feature and I am starting school soon so it is nice to have a app to read ur favorite books before you go to class.

  • by Ann Kennedy

    Very time consuming but good

  • by Kabelo Morakile

    I really love this app

  • by Kamrooz Kolahi

    This Can't answer voice call through headsphon

  • The bug, that kinda ruins it

    by DeatroyerDoom

    Ok so the app as a whole is pretty solid. But every time I try to play my audiobook aloud it doesn’t work, unless it is on mute. I find this annoying because it just stops me from having the luxury of listing to my book while eating or something. That is why i give this app 3 stars but otherwise, good.

  • Slightly confusing

    by Tamsharley

    If I want to actually purchase a book I have to go to google play website? What the app for then? Just reading on iOS devices? A bit confusing if you ask me!

  • Better on Android

    by TraeFittz

    Books don’t Read Audio & Search is not working like it should.

  • The revival

    by LordGuirk

    This whole series is a great breathe of fresh air and should be enjoyed by all Alien and Predator fans alike.

  • Perfecta

    by Blackabx

    No la cambio por ninguna otra

  • Multiple devices

    by JonesN4apps

    I am really enjoying being able to read from my Samsung tablet and then switch to my iPhone to read. The app holds your place when you switch devices so you are reading from the same place you left off.

  • More features

    by humbleholmes

    Need more features like Kindle.

  • Download problems

    by Michelle.Gentry

    I have a hard time getting my books to download

  • Do you want easy then this is the right one?

    by Venice Blair Sky

    My daughter recommended this app because both of us were taking a course that required lots of reading, questions, & class participation. Extra research was required to complete the course. I used other books but I couldn’t under line or add notes to references attached to the original text. So I finally listened to her & switched to Google Play Books. WOW!!!!! Immediate results: my concentration was greatly improved & studying time was decrease drastically. Thanks So Much!!!!!

  • Great and not so great

    by Maajjj

    It is greats if you buy a book in the app, but if you try to upload your own it doesn’t work well. I read and make highlights as I go, but this app not allow me to highlight books I upload, so I switched to adobe reader which does allow that.

  • Very easy to use

    by RUVIIK

    It transferred all the books I bought on my Android. The highlight system and dictionary are both very useful as well. Great app!

  • Solid reader, but lacks night reading mode

    by Jhoerger

    Since my days on Android, I've used Google Play Books. I like the features and the cross platform availability. Still, with one of my primary reading times being in bed before I go to sleep, having a night/dark mode to reduce ambient light and distraction to my wife would be a huge plus, without which would possibly be something that moves me to another eReader, if not added. Thanks for your consideration.

  • If you’re a bookworm, you have to get the app

    by strangrdanger

    The performance and the setup is great, And It’s just an all around easy to use app! If you love reading, and having access to books easily, this is the app for you!

  • Update caused issues

    by 3Kidz18

    I updated the app on my iPad and now I cannot read any of my books. I can’t even see the front cover to know which book is which! I’m stuck reading them on my android phone now. Please fix this. I love reading on my iPad in Google books and very much want to get back to it.

  • Return to zero

    by Tkpi2

    Best series ever from book 1 I’m number four to the last one, return to zero. I can only hope his next series of books are just as good. 🥳

  • Excelente

    by dvdmejia38

    La mejor manera de leer y llevar tus libros a todas partes

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    This book gives you the insight debunking myths and clarifying concepts truly worth the investment if your a newer trade even for an experienced trader there are nuggets of info

  • A book worth multiple reads

    by iona1725

    Got this book originally for free was so hooked I’ve paid for each of the remaining series, plus joined the Facebook fan club. Best books I’ve read in years. Jodi doesn’t use “fillers” aka retale the story in each next book to the point your eyes go crossed like some authors do now. The story is for females and males and young and old. Something for everyone!

  • Difficult to highlight text

    by Jayne D.

    ... when you are used to Kindle. Aside from that disadvantage, the app works fine.

  • Google better ! So far so good 😊

    by sandeeptrue

    It’s good. Finding helpful so far. As new to google play in my iPhone iOS device too early to comment more . Even in future likely to switch phone from iphine iOS to android. As iPhone user have problems with space iCloud memory management Unnecessary cost ! either pay for space or buy another phone. Sad ! Bad practice from iPhone. Let’s all do healthy business Impressive google. Keep doing better. Best wishes to the google team.

  • Walter

    by annerbidjsbe

    Walter

  • Purchases

    by Chedda (Miami)

    How do I purchase a book pass the sample? All I am given is the sample.

  • Recovery Bible

    by McCleta

    There’s nothing comparable to the convenience of having a resource like this Bible at your fingertips with an easy to navigate app. Thank you for making it available.

  • Good apps

    by andhika1440

    This is what I need 😊

  • Great app - but could be better integrated with Apple Pencil support

    by Darkjew

    great app! I would love the ability to turn pages with a tap of the apple pencil (without touching the screen, ex: the double tap gesture).

  • My 2 cents on Play Books

    by Clint the Snip

    I like very much this application. I am using on iOS as well as Android. I like very much the fact that highlighted text is stored in a Google document with all references, that I can review later. Nevertheless I would really appreciate to have possibility to create folders by Author or Theme or whatever in order to better organise my documents. Thanks.

  • love it

    by eggadigga

    this app is awesome not just because there are so many cost effective buying to getting a particular book but also because it allows the ability to upload pdfs from the google play web portal and allow it to sync ios app for reading

  • Wish I could buy books from this app

    by 382439

    I would give this app five stars if I could buy books inside the app but I can’t understand that that Apple and not Google but I still can’t buy them

  • Love this app

    by AlaskaFrostDemon

    I love this app. Love how the have a variety of free books.

  • Love this app

    by Mom2Stell

    I am an avid reader & I love being able to pull up an app very easily & start right where I left off whenever I get the time. There is so many book choices to choose from, never have any problem finding what I need! Such a great app that I’ve had for years & I will always continue to use it!

  • Lacking

    by gofuxyoirself

    I love the app. And I love having all the abilities it does have BUT I do not love not being able to tell which books I’ve read, which I have not and other things. Having the ability to move them between folders would be pretty amazing. It would help out in so many ways that you can keep track of things. I use this app for my books, children’s books I read to my girls. And having to ability to sorta through them instead of having to browse SLOWLY would be very welcome.

  • A great reading app but...

    by MzKami

    This is a good app for books but not ideal in an iPad for people with visual challenges. Then reader function is bugged. It freezes the page after turning every time. This has gone in for a long time and has not been addressed in any of the updates. Instead they try to get you to spend money on an Android device for a better accessibility option.

  • Nice

    by Buda307

    Would be a nice feature to change it to pdf format or something....but I do enjoy it!

  • Gr8

    by Gr8Crab!!!

    Gr8

  • SAMPLES

    by NIGGARRACHE

    I’m unable to immediately purchase the book after reading the sample ???

  • Play Book

    by Nolanbill744

    I like having my access to many different books & types of audiobook all day & night. Live concerts are also available too. Thank you!

  • Nice and smooth

    by ErikRandom

    Wish there were a Finished shelf, and also a Reference shelf. Glad I can read my uploaded PDFs as well.

  • E-book Specialist

    by Sid J.

    Absolutely love how it manages my personal ebooks.

  • Love it

    by shutdsbmjgfdgjmhfgnfdmyf

    I love this app

  • Perfect except for one Thing.

    by My Best Friend is Jesus

    Love this app! I use it everyday. I wish it had the 66 books along with the verses listed. Outside of that it’s PERFECT!!!

  • Marvel on Google Play

    by Zero-Boy

    I can read their comic books on my iPad for free.

  • Issues with Playbook

    by phxjannie

    My number 1 issue with Playbook is that highlighted text bleeds through to other pages. I did not have this issue with my Samsung tablet but I am having it with my Apple Air Tablet.

  • Deleting things on iPhones

    by Solver;;;;

    Some pdf’s do not translate properly. When they are uploaded to play books using an IPhone, the docs freeze. They freeze to the point that you cannot even delete them. I have countless docs that are useless to me but I cannot get rid of them. If I could The rating would be a 5 star.

  • I love reading with my Google Play Books app.

    by FormerOkieByMarriage

    I love this app. I’ve tried the Books app that came on my iPhone and Google’s is much better. I especially appreciate that I can set the screen to black with white letters, which at night go to amber. It’s so much easier on the eyes. I also used to have a Kindle app on a tablet and I still preferred the Google Play Books over that, too.

  • Twice theathered

    by Girl Bobby

    Thank You So Much For the Books

  • So easy - so accessible!

    by Pleased2Be

    A big fan of this service.

  • Google play books

    by lyndawex

    Best and easiest app for reading my books

  • Works but buggy

    by objectuser

    Every time I switch back to the app it just spins.

  • Ughh..

    by Jimmy Beans llV

    Still can be better.

  • Google play book

    by ntvyrik

    It’s have lot better clarity rather than any other app and it’s also give sample book to find out that it’s interesting for you or not before you purchase

  • No more shelves?

    by runaroux

    See I love this app, it’s great, the only issue I have with it, is that it apparently got rid of the option to create shelves for your books. I used to put my books in shelves by series, now if I want to read a series and I didn’t download it in order I have to scroll through all of my books to find them. Other then that I don’t have an issue with this app.

  • highlight 功能太难使用啦

    by hykiuu

    google play books 里面的highlight 功能太难使用啦

  • Audio

    by Dracejr

    These updates on the audio player 🤨 it not work SMH.

  • Words don’t scale high

    by Fishcake21

    iBooks can , play books cannot....why since it’s the same pdf. You get blurry text.

  • Good

    by Ed Sosa

    Would love to get a dark mode, also a way to keep audiobooks & ebooks in sync.

  • Add a list feature

    by jackfromengland

    One of the nicest reading apps in terms of design, but really needs a lists feature

  • Horrible

    by ObaaT

    Literally the worst app ever! it doesn’t highlight text at times and sometimes it’ll highlight text I never wanted. It so unusable and terrible. The actual website wasn’t that good either. I would give it zero stars if I could

  • Great app and easier fun r PDF and Word docs

    by The Dude Chicago IL

    I much prefer this app over Kindle for PDF and Word docs.

  • When....?

    by Mtt-37

    I’ve been using 4 years this App my old Samsung, but at my new job I have to usé one IPad , and really miss many options, just like how to fix the letters, or some texts in second plan, this app its wonderful, and free... thanks google

  • Not bad

    by weeb a tron

    Pretty decent ebook reader, although there is this annoying bug that doesn’t allow me to zoom in unless I rotate my screen and try again

  • Need TTS please.

    by DeniseGreenham

    I really hope iOS support TTS for this App. I enjoyed a lot having the App reading articles for me on my android device but now I use iOS ones more frequently so I’m not used to the absence of TTS. Would’ve been wonderful if it does.

  • Great app, WHEN IT WORKS.

    by BenGilstrap

    This application provides an incredible selection of public-domain works, but it crashes often and can be terribly frustrating.

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