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NetGalley Shelf

NetGalley Shelf

NetGalley, LLC

3.0 Ratings 55 Reviews

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Ratings & Reviews

3.0
55 Ratings
  1. 5
    31%
  2. 4
    9%
  3. 3
    27%
  4. 2
    13%
  5. 1
    20%
  • Need to update audiobook functionality Aug 17, 2020

    By Why these particular ads?
    Audiobooks take an unusually long time to download and do not continue to download in the background, so they monopolize your device for upwards of a half hour until you can use the device or listen to the book. Has options for increased listening speed, but caused an oddly digital sound, even at 1.25, which is unusual as most audiobook and podcast players players can manage that without too much sound distortion. EBooks don’t always save your place, often reopening 5-10 pages behind last read position if you leave the app and return later. Seems to be some sort of delay? Otherwise a pretty convenient app.
    more
  • Needs some work Jul 21, 2020

    By SorgineCalifornia
    I love the idea of the app. I don’t have an issue with the audiobooks like other people have mentioned. I have an iPhone, maybe that’s why. My problem is that I have books on my shelf that go back to 2017! I have long ago provided feedback on those. I can’t get them to go away. The option of pressing down to delete them doesn’t work. It’s a small thing, but it irritates me as it seems like I have more books to review than I do. Being able to sort them out by date of release would be nice and helpful as well.
    more
  • Audio Stops Frequently Aug 23, 2020

    By LSH250
    I love that NetGalley has recently begun offering audiobooks. I have been an long time user of audiobooks and have never had an issue playing books until now. The audio play on NetGalley Shelf is very intermittent and frequently stops. Once it cuts out it is nearly impossible to restart until I turn my phone off and reboot. It is not a WiFi, Bluetooth,cell service or device problem. The problem lies with either the audiobook or the application. Very frustrated!
    more
  • Mostly quite good Jul 26, 2020

    By Indi815
    I am an avid audiobook listener so having an app was lovely. I also had issues with getting the books to download, but once the WiFi connection was sting it seems to load quickly. My problem is that once the audiobooks are playing I have to exit the app after every chapter to get it to play again! I gave the app a 4 star review because I know the stars are important and I think the app has promo side once the bugs get worked out.
    more
  • Please update for user interface Aug 23, 2020

    By Daxemus100
    This is a frustrating app to use in general. It jumps pages easily, doesn’t allow the reader to take notes and won’t allow any copy and paste for my own notes. Since I use it in order to write reviews for books, it’s a frustrating process. I will use a different app which will take extra steps just to avoid the clunkiness of this app. The only pleasant aspect of the app is it is the easiest way to read Net Galley literature.
    more
  • The audiobooks Aug 27, 2020

    By Hhau5
    It appears I am not the only one having issuing downloading an audiobook via this app. I have tried for several hours a day for the last couple days to download these two audiobooks I was approved for, I tried with WiFi and without, nothing. They will get to a certain point and just stop and if you click on the screen it will stop the download and you have to start over. I hope this issue will be resolved soon so I am able to put my reviews in for these books. NetGalley please fix this issue so we can download!
    more
  • Audio books stop playing in app Sep 22, 2020

    By Mfrazier126
    I have listened to several books now and it doesn’t matter if I’m conn to the internet or not, but the books stop playing without warning. Sometimes it’s really often sometimes it goes longer. The only way to get the audio book to continue is to turn my phone completely off and restart it. It doesn’t help to exit the app and go back into it. It is really frustrating.
    more
  • Wish I could log in Sep 17, 2020

    By tinathellama10091996
    I’ve had nothing but issues with net galley lately and it’s been really frustrating. The internet browser won’t let me download just a regular pdf to read the books I’ve been gifted, and the books aren’t supported on any of the apps I have installed. I turn around and try the NetGalley specific app and it won’t even let me log in. It says the credentials are incorrect. How can they be incorrect when I’m signing in online with no issue using the exact same information?? Horrible.
    more
  • Audiobook option Jul 19, 2020

    By bbgrl4u83
    I downloaded the app so I could listen to an audiobook I was approved for and it refuses to download on my phone. I thought the book would download in the background. I went to other apps and an hour later circled back to see no progress. Then I tried staying on the app and not messing with my phone, an hour later no progress. Then I tried getting out of the app and trying to download again. It started back at square one! This app does not work at all for me.
    more
  • Page format issues Jul 23, 2020

    By jelly F
    The formatting cuts off pages incorrectly so you lose the last line of text at the end of each page. The only way to get them back is to switch from landscape to portrait, and back again. Both orientation does it. So I end up spinning at the end of each page. I tried different text sizes to no avail. So frustrating .
    more

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  • FINALLY Jul 13, 2020

    By MondrianBlue
    This is great!! Before this app I’d download janky mobi files to my kindle app which never rendered correctly. This app downloads the ebook files much better allowing for a way better reading experience! Also Bravo on finally providing audiobooks!! I am able to listen at work which is great!
    more
  • Amazing! Jul 14, 2020

    By Britishlegacy
    So happy to have an easy way to access my books. Previously, I had to find a pdf app just to read since it never downloaded onto my kindle. This saves me time and hassle free. ❤️❤️❤️
    more
  • This is great! Jul 13, 2020

    By Keramgould
    I’m still learning the options... but the audiobook aspect lets you playback up to 3x speed! That is HUGE! This is really awesome to have all of your NetGalley books/audiobooks in one place. So convenient!
    more
  • Mostly quite good Jul 26, 2020

    By Indi815
    I am an avid audiobook listener so having an app was lovely. I also had issues with getting the books to download, but once the WiFi connection was sting it seems to load quickly. My problem is that once the audiobooks are playing I have to exit the app after every chapter to get it to play again! I gave the app a 4 star review because I know the stars are important and I think the app has promo side once the bugs get worked out.
    more
  • Need to update audiobook functionality Aug 17, 2020

    By Why these particular ads?
    Audiobooks take an unusually long time to download and do not continue to download in the background, so they monopolize your device for upwards of a half hour until you can use the device or listen to the book. Has options for increased listening speed, but caused an oddly digital sound, even at 1.25, which is unusual as most audiobook and podcast players players can manage that without too much sound distortion. EBooks don’t always save your place, often reopening 5-10 pages behind last read position if you leave the app and return later. Seems to be some sort of delay? Otherwise a pretty convenient app.
    more
  • Needs some work Jul 21, 2020

    By SorgineCalifornia
    I love the idea of the app. I don’t have an issue with the audiobooks like other people have mentioned. I have an iPhone, maybe that’s why. My problem is that I have books on my shelf that go back to 2017! I have long ago provided feedback on those. I can’t get them to go away. The option of pressing down to delete them doesn’t work. It’s a small thing, but it irritates me as it seems like I have more books to review than I do. Being able to sort them out by date of release would be nice and helpful as well.
    more
  • Audio Stops Frequently Aug 23, 2020

    By LSH250
    I love that NetGalley has recently begun offering audiobooks. I have been an long time user of audiobooks and have never had an issue playing books until now. The audio play on NetGalley Shelf is very intermittent and frequently stops. Once it cuts out it is nearly impossible to restart until I turn my phone off and reboot. It is not a WiFi, Bluetooth,cell service or device problem. The problem lies with either the audiobook or the application. Very frustrated!
    more
  • Please update for user interface Aug 23, 2020

    By Daxemus100
    This is a frustrating app to use in general. It jumps pages easily, doesn’t allow the reader to take notes and won’t allow any copy and paste for my own notes. Since I use it in order to write reviews for books, it’s a frustrating process. I will use a different app which will take extra steps just to avoid the clunkiness of this app. The only pleasant aspect of the app is it is the easiest way to read Net Galley literature.
    more
  • Needs Improvement Aug 8, 2020

    By Jefreem
    Disclaimer: I have only used this app for audiobooks, not ebooks. First, let me say that I am THRILLED Netgalley is now offering audiobook ARCs. However, this app needs improvement. Alternately, I’d like to be able to listen to them in an app of my choosing. My biggest issue is that speeding up the audio makes it sound digitized. None of the other audiobook apps I use have this issue. Anything past 1.25 just sounds awful. I also have an issue where the audiobook just completely stops at the end of some chapters. I have to completely exit the app and get back in to make it start playing again. I’d also like a bit more functionality. In order to go back a chapter, I can’t just rewind, I have to open up the chapter menu.
    more
  • Audio books stop playing in app Sep 22, 2020

    By Mfrazier126
    I have listened to several books now and it doesn’t matter if I’m conn to the internet or not, but the books stop playing without warning. Sometimes it’s really often sometimes it goes longer. The only way to get the audio book to continue is to turn my phone completely off and restart it. It doesn’t help to exit the app and go back into it. It is really frustrating.
    more
  • Page format issues Jul 23, 2020

    By jelly F
    The formatting cuts off pages incorrectly so you lose the last line of text at the end of each page. The only way to get them back is to switch from landscape to portrait, and back again. Both orientation does it. So I end up spinning at the end of each page. I tried different text sizes to no avail. So frustrating .
    more
  • The audiobooks Aug 27, 2020

    By Hhau5
    It appears I am not the only one having issuing downloading an audiobook via this app. I have tried for several hours a day for the last couple days to download these two audiobooks I was approved for, I tried with WiFi and without, nothing. They will get to a certain point and just stop and if you click on the screen it will stop the download and you have to start over. I hope this issue will be resolved soon so I am able to put my reviews in for these books. NetGalley please fix this issue so we can download!
    more
  • Wish I could log in Sep 17, 2020

    By tinathellama10091996
    I’ve had nothing but issues with net galley lately and it’s been really frustrating. The internet browser won’t let me download just a regular pdf to read the books I’ve been gifted, and the books aren’t supported on any of the apps I have installed. I turn around and try the NetGalley specific app and it won’t even let me log in. It says the credentials are incorrect. How can they be incorrect when I’m signing in online with no issue using the exact same information?? Horrible.
    more
  • Audiobook option Jul 19, 2020

    By bbgrl4u83
    I downloaded the app so I could listen to an audiobook I was approved for and it refuses to download on my phone. I thought the book would download in the background. I went to other apps and an hour later circled back to see no progress. Then I tried staying on the app and not messing with my phone, an hour later no progress. Then I tried getting out of the app and trying to download again. It started back at square one! This app does not work at all for me.
    more

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