Enjoy listening when I can't read 4/5
I like being able to set the time I want to listen and then have it turn off. Often go to bed listening to a section of the book but if I fall asleep it won't keep going. Only problem is that I have to try to find what I last heard, as there are no visual clues where I am in the book.
By Ryberg Family
Best deal in town - I enjoy listening to the old popular classics
Maturing nicely. 4/5
I've used this app alongside ibooks and audible apps for many years (>5.) I am a shut-in who has audiobooks as my tenants. All three of the mentioned programs function well. After the face lift Audiobooks got today, it is my #1. Especially as I consider the vast amount of amazing public domain books that are out there. Listenup: authors like Maurice Leblanc are diamonds waiting to be found. Addendum: the jump forward and speed buttons are easily confused as they look almost identical and are set one above the other. Would like to see the back arrow at top left restored for all screens.
Classic trying to improve the menu made it confusing 1/5
The menu before was very easy to maneuver. You could go from playing it back to your library easily now all the buttons are jammed at the bottom in a soon as you click on preview the book immediately starts to play. Looks like they want to upgrade it, and got someone to do it cheaply.
Worthwhile service 4/5
By Mike Farcasin
Many old books for free with decent audio.
I wish it had the casebook of sherlock holmes, since it has the first 4 volumes and books. And that it was satisfied with 1 review, since this is the second time it has asked me.
Awesome app! Lots of great books 5/5
Great new books added with new update, looking forward to future updates!
Downloading not working right 2/5
I can only download 1 chapter at a time. Very disappointed. Like the old version better.
Great content, app itself needs some tweaking 4/5
The new update is pretty good, and of course having access to all these classics is great. My one complaint is that we can not edit the order our books are in in the library. If I try to sort them, they go right back to where they were to begin with. Please address this in the next update.
This app has the best audiobooks for free and also those that can be purchased. It doesn't get much better than that.
Absolutely great!! 5/5
By Carl d18
Love listening to the old classics on this easy to use app.
Nice selection of audio books. Well designed application 5/5
By 1979 Apple ][ Plus fell in love and never looked back !
I found this years ago and have listened to great works like Anne of Green Gables, Great Expectations, some French Poetry and other great stories. You can also pay a one time yearly fee and get an even larger selection of Audio books other than the thousands available free. I stream most audio books when home to save space on my iPad. If there is a book I really like that I want to be able to listen too, not only when home but when driving I will download it so there is no interruption from loss of cell signal.
I so enjoy a good audio book and this application allows me to enjoy with ease.
Books Not Available 3/5
The app itself seems to work great, but the books I want to hear are not available :(
Seems to use less battery? That could be my imagination. New layout is nice. I wish there was a way of knowing if you are about to download a book you've already listened to. I have 100+ titles and slowly going down the list gets old fast. Otherwise I love this app.
Comfortable classics & more 5/5
I was pleasantly surprised to see this app was updated today! I've gotten to know the great classics like Anna Karenina as well as some surprising favorites like Unbeaten Tracks in Japan. The download feature is great for traveling or times when you can't access wifi. I like to listen every night before bed.
I love Dave and this app. A+
Really Nice! My Favorite Librivox App. 5/5
Great app, update makes it even better. Keep up the good work! ✌🏻️
Great, but nostalgic 4/5
By I like books!!
This is a wonderful app. It saved me so much time reading my summer book for school that I got to go to the beach while I listened to Sherlock Holmes. The only thing that I don't like is the new "face" of the app. I liked the old book and earbuds but I guess not everybody does. Overall, thanks for this great timesaving app!!
Good luck finding the book you actually want to read. If you don't mind settling for something you didn't even look for them you found the app for you. If you were not picky about what book you read then this is the place for you. If you actually want to look for the book that you actually were in the mood for them to go someplace else. Their selection is not good enough for me.
great app with a little glitch 4/5
I've been using this app for years and have listened to dozens and dozens of amazing books on it. As some other reviewers have mentioned, there is a glitch that causes the app to hang sometimes, usually when switching chapters, and especially if reception is spotty. However this glitch has obviously not been enough to turn me away from it completely.
Loved this app. Our son is learning impaired and because of this app he is able to listen to history, the Bile, and classic literature. He says it's amazing and he seems to be able to sit and listen for long period of times. Very calming for him. He finds the readers have calming voices. Love this app.
Please fix this app. 1/5
By Archigreen NYC
It used to be a good app. But now it doesn't work anymore.
Please fix it!
Leaves a lot to be desired 1/5
A huge number of books are available, but I have no interest in 95+% of those. I have problems trying to find my purchases, as it looks like they are thrown in with all the others.
Enable Cellular? 1/5
I downloaded to my iPhone 6S but it says wifi only downloads. How do I change this? Why wasn't there a log-in/set-up page? I almost always use cellular only on my phone because wifi too slow (in NH).
I have never been in to classic book reading. No time to sit and enjoy a good book This allows me to do both and even gets my son interested in books. It also has unlimited downloads Much better than 99% of other apps out there! Thank you!
Favorite app 5/5
I've had this app since my 1st iPhone and with it I've experienced Sherlock, Frankenstine, Dracula, Tarzan, John Carter, treasure island, 30000 leagues, deathworld, Dr. Moreau and many many others for free! I can't say enough how happy I am with this app!
No longer works 2/5
I have use this app for over a year and loved it. Sadly, it won't play anymore. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it without any luck. I'm very disappointed!
Not for a person who wants newer books (like hunger games,divergent etc.) but for classics (secret garden,Anne of green gables etc.) it's perfect the dramatics readings help me sleep
Won't play 2/5
Love that you can get free audiobooks, but if you're trying to listen to it in the car it won't download or play
Great app but has a bug 4/5
I really really like this app and I use it all the time! The only problem is sometimes when I'm listening in the chapter switches the app seems to pause or glitch and it won't play anything for a day or two. Sometimes when I go to open the app and play a book it won't even start it just sits there on play the timer doesn't run, just silence. I've tried deleting all my books and re-downloading the app but that only fixes it for a day or two until the same thing happens again. I've tried using other audiobook apps but I always come back to this one because it has such a great variety of classic books. Please fix the bug!!
It is just ok 3/5
There needs to be a way to rate readers from in app. Some readers are fantastic while others are awful and make you want to quit listening. For example while trying to listen to the Count of Monte Cristo the first two readers were pretty good. But then came the female reader with a grating voice, mechanical reading, and horrible pronunciation. I have tried several times to get through her part to no avail. With a rating system perhaps they can replace the sections ruined by these horrible readers. Other than that the selection of classic literature is pretty good.
Simple and easy! 5/5
Simple and easy to use!
Continuous crashing. 3/5
Had this for about three days and finally got annoyed enough with the crashing, I deleted it. I actually enjoyed this app but it really stinks when you're scrolling through titles and get kicked out repeatedly. If the kinks get worked through I'd love to download it again.
Not the best for free audiobooks 1/5
I got this app hoping I could have good free audiobooks available but what I found was that all the books were incredibly dated and even the paid ones were not from the past 5 years. I could not find any of my favorite books and the audio sample was hard to listen to. Probably better for someone who enjoys classic literature.
Great way to get the classics 5/5
I love this app. I have listened to so many great classics. The best way to get audio books free.
Wonderful selection & Free -Thank You 5/5
I can find no faults in the app or any other ungrateful petty scruples which might seek fault in the most excellent thing. This is fabulous, free (I did buy plus books) and easy to navigate. I don't understand nor wish to understand the complaints a few have with this app and its content. And so much content found within the app would help the insufferable complainer. BRAVO! Thank all who have poured so much effort into creating this good for free.
The worst app ever 1/5
By Popsicle elcispop
This app sucked. It didn't have any of the books I searched. On a scale from 1-10 ten being the best I give it a negative 500. Honestly just read the book, it's better than this app.
Don't waste your time. 1/5
By Jason in Wa
All books downloaded play in double speed with no explanation on how to fix it.
Dry robot voices 1/5
There are good books, but the voices of the books are so robotic!!!!! At least it's free..... also, no fantasy books!!!👎🏻
Awesome app 5/5
Great app, big library for free.
So many free books.
By Jourdan G
I have been searching for a good audiobook app for a long time. I love that it has a ridiculous amount of free books. Great,great app!
This is the only audio book app I will ever use.
I am so happy with that
Doesn't work, wants purchases 1/5
Doesn't work, wants purchases for everything. Also very annoying ads. Disappointed!
Isn't working 2/5
This has been my favorite app for years; however, since the update I am unable to download or stream successfully! Please fix it!
Absolutely did not work on my iPad 2 1/5
Screen went black then to Home screen each time I tried to load it. I un installed.
I love this app!!! 5/5
I had it on my iPhone 2, my iPhone 4 and now my iPhone 6s. If it were the only app on my phone, the cost of my phone would be worth it. So many books and so many genres to choose from! Some readers are better than others, but, hey, they are volunteers. I have about 50 books downloaded to my library which has slowed things down a little so I make sure now to delete the file and just keep the title. I love being able to store books to have on hand when I travel. I love being able to listen to all the science fiction selections and the history and biographies. I love being able to fall asleep to a book after a stressful day. Just download it and enjoy!
Please fix!! 3/5
I use this app every day. Prior to the last update, would have given 5 stars. Downloads don't work, streaming doesn't work, either. I would uninstall the update if I could. Oh, and the update caused all my books to be deleted, or appear to be deleted. Not cool at all. Bring back functionality!
UPDATE Great App, New Bug 3/5
I love this app and have used it for about 6 months. All the free classic titles and the higher quality purchasable books are wonderful. However, since I updated to this new version it randomly pauses my book and then returns to the beginning of the chapter/section when I hit play. Can you please address this bug for the next version? I love this app but am getting very frustrated with this issue.
UPDATE: For the past few months, I have not been able to play ANY books on this app, even the ones I purchased and have played numerous times before. I tried messing with the settings and then tried deleting and redownloading the app but to no avail. It was a great app, when it worked.
Great resource. I use it all the time in the car
I listen every day 5/5
By Hidden gamer
I can always catch up on my reading with Audiobooks. Fine-quality readers help the books come to life, and there is such a variety to choose from.