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.
Audio books that works 4/5
Well put together. Gives you options. Other do not. So far all is good. Try it out.
Love it 5/5
Free. Old classics. There's a few different narrators so you can find one that works for you. Thanks to all that make this possible.
By Goatherd Dragon
The search leaves a lot to be desired. One seems to have to go through an entire list of books in alphabetical order to find one palatable
Clean, useful and effective 5/5
The selection of books is very good, and includes those from librivox. The controls are intuitive and the sleep timer is a nice feature. Much better than Apple's audiobook player and the other players I've tried.
Absolutely love this app! 5/5
I've taken in 20-30 books that I would have never had read due to dyslexia and will love to own in a physical library someday. These tales have kept my interest while on long 11 hour drives and left me feinding for more. I can easily say the "The Count of Monte Cristo" is my favorite book of all along with "Robinson Crusoe" & "Dracula" and that H. Rider Haggard is my favorite author. I am able to think and communicate better because I have now been able to ingest classic books like "The Call of the Wild", "Eric Bright Eyes", "The Idiot", "Lilith" & "Sea Wolf". I owe so much to this app. I love it and Thankyou! Sincerely,
Great bed time Stories! 5/5
Great way to wind down.
A Treasure Trove of Free Classic Audiobooks 5/5
This is a great service and opens up a whole world classics. The narrators are sometimes uneven (some excellent, others not so) but that takes away nothing from how useful and usable the app is. Well done.
By BookLover 100
I listen to classics on this app All The Time. I really think the app is great.
I love Audiobooks, I love listening to someone read to me . Reminds me of when my mom use to read to me .
4 Stars 4/5
Pretty satisfactory but one of the audiobooks won't download.
Book lover 5/5
I like this app. I like that it's very accessible using voice over on all my Apple products. I would like to see a place for rating the narrators though.
Excellent App 5/5
Great app for audio books with many helps in searching for any genre. Highly recommended.
No time or can't read 5/5
By Cayuga Trapper
This is a very nice app for listening to the classics and/or famous people of our past. I like to listen to this app when setting my traps.
Great app. Enjoy listening when I am driving.
The Chices 3/5
There weren't any books i like for free...
4 Stars only because if the icon!!! 4/5
Great app. Plenty of free audio books. Would definitely recommend.....
Flat, modern design please
Bible (KJV) 5/5
I am very pleased to have the opportunity to listen to the Bible as I drive daily. I fully support libravox and the volunteers who prepare audiobook recordings. Thank you.
Had some issues 2/5
I loved this when it worked properly. I had issues with the stories in my library going away and the app crashing quite a bit.