I wish there was a LibriVox for modern books also. Thank you for all your readers hard work
ABBA FATHER 5/5
This is the best ever I use it all day long and share it with friends and family. I hear the word of GOD and learn daily new scriptures for free.
I love this app because there is so much variety and it's all free. I love that it picks up where I left off and I can get there with one click of the resume button. I have only had 1 book out of the dozen I've downloaded that had ads and they were very short and in between chapters so it didn't bother the flow of the book. The content is so diverse. I am part of a smaller Christian denomination but they have multiple books written by pioneers of my church. Truly amazing. Keep up the good work.
Not bad 3/5
By Marmee March
Maybe updated versions of this app work better with the Librivox website, but my iPad is older and I can't tell. I've noticed that it doesn't seem able to pull up all the possibilities from the website on the genre section. A direct search on the title works, though.
Unstable Update 3/5
I absolutely love this app but unfortunately I cannot play anything after the last update (older iPad). Stick with the previous version and all is well.
Ultra loud audio ads ruined it 1/5
This used to be my go-to app for free audio books. The author ruined it with audio ads (that play at substantially higher volume).
LibreVox is FREE. Unobtrusive banner ads in the app are fine. But how dare you make $$ off the backs of the volunteers who donated their time and pollute their work with voice ads? Shameful.
Favorite App crashes when opened! 5/5
LibriVox is my favorite app but sadly is crashing every time I try to open it. I've deleted it and reinstalled it with no success. Anyone else experiencing this?
Unbelievably awesome 5/5
I have used LibriVox for the past three years and am always consistently blown away by the skill of some of these amateur readers. I also have Audible, and with both combined I feel like there is always something interesting and new to experience. LibriVox's best feature is the wide, free use of public domain writings. The search for good readers is rewarding, albeit different than Audible. The difference is that with LibriVox it doesn't cost me a cent. Excellent. The mobile app is very straightforward, and in a way offers even more options than my subscription, in particular the playback speeds.
Great potential 3/5
I *really* appreciate all the work that must go into making all these “books on tape” available and easy to “read” when you can’t do the actual reading yourself.
Having said that, my first Librivox book is pretty dense & I need to slow it down to really take it in. But if I slow it down, there’s a horrible echo, which makes it unusable! :( Please fix this; I’m eager to listen & give the app the high star rating it (almost) deserves.
Love it! 5/5
I'm able to listen to great classics at no cost in an easy to use app :) thanks to all the volunteers!!
I think the app is done 1/5
By Vex jussive
The app is great but Its almost been a year since the last update. I don’t think the creator will update it anymore.
I have found many good titles. Not all of them have good readers, but considering the price, I am not complaining--especially since I am listening to some for free that do have excellent readers.
I used & loved this app for years. After not having an apple device for a while I just rediscovered it and I’m so excited (I think you can use it through their website as well though). It’s easier than overdrive because I don’t have to worry about having a time limit and I think it’s a bit more user friendly too. Also great selection for free, especially as I love the classic authors and have found some really unique and educational stuff too. Five stars all the way.
Best free audiobooks in my opinion
Best app for free audiobooks 5/5
By Hugh Min Yang
I've tried multiple apps that claim 'free audiobooks'. But all I found were very little audiobook choices for free or other apps you would need to pay $15 per month for decent titles and authors. Librovox app is free, awesome titles and authors to choose from. Best app for free audiobooks!
Great app 5/5
Thank you for the free audiobooks! This app works great for me.
Pressing the crap out of my screen 3/5
By Plz remove
I love this app so much but I’m giving it three stars because I have to literally hit my screen to select things. Also I’m a little disappointed there don’t appear to be a lot of books I wanted to listen to but I’m loving the HG wells
By Tbrain pooper
Great app hours of free books
Great resource 5/5
By Susy San Diego
So glad this is available. What a benefit at no cost. Really fantastic. Thanks!
Does not function 1/5
I can open the app and search, but then cannot click on any entry. I press and nothing happens. Absolutely unusable unless I want to download the suggested books when I open the app. Which I don't.
Great Service, Great Audio Recordings 5/5
It's so nice to have access to all the classics, so kindly read and recorded by volunteers. Thank you LibriVox!
Very Good. 5/5
The app itself is fine and much appreciated.
There are only a select few stories and voice actor combinations that I enjoy listening to on LibriVox. Karen Savage is one of the absolute best readers! I hope that she will consider reading more classics for children and adults.
Nice free audiobook 3/5
Over all, this is a nice app. My only issue is it seems to begin mid-sentence at the start of each chapter. If there is a way to fix this, it would really improve the app.
My favorite app 5/5
By crazed music lover
So many books and all very well read. Best free resource I've used for audiobooks even better then ones I've paid for actually.
Wonderful app 5/5
It has been some years ago I found Librivox and the opportunity to listen to dozens (a lot!) of classics, mysterys and more. I have recommend this site to many of my students (University), to help improve their knowledge of classics.
I do have one question. With the latest download version I find I am unable to open the genre specifics or click on titles under an authors name. Any suggestions?
Awesome app 5/5
So many books to choose from. Only issue is sometimes you have to hit play to continue to next chapter.
A national treasure 5/5
Where else do you have such a wealth of educational, informative and entertaining riches for your ears and brain at no cost other than your time?
My phone just became a treasure to me 5/5
So many great books. Started with “1984”. Fantastic!
Good, solid app 4/5
The ability to speed up / slow down the reading is a big plus.
Must Have Good Reads? Must Have Librivox! 5/5
First, a Big Thank You to each Volunteer!
The stories here are all brought to life by the volunteer readers, making the subject matter, both, current and Engaging no matter what the author, era, or genre.
Far from a literary copout, LibriVox informs me what books must be procured for
My own tangible library in an age where books are exceedingly abundant in every form of discourse.
Hank you LibriVox!!!
Top rating 5/5
I'm impressed. It's an obscure book I was seeking. They not only had it, but the reader was excellent.
It's free and has a lot 5/5
I am thankful for those who have taken the time to record themselves reading these books. Definitely a blessing!
What a great service 5/5
This is a great service and thank you.
Best free audiobook app 5/5
By sumthin harry
By far the best free audiobook app available. Have on my android (personal phone) and installed on my iPhone (work phone) just because I knew it was such a good app and I don't carry my personal phone while at work. Love LibriVox!
Unusable on ipad1 2/5
Please fix the app for older versions of iOS. It only opens to give me a glimpse of the app before closing again.
Good company while crafting! 5/5
While working on my crafts (making tiny dolls), I can listen to a story instead of worrying about the housework I'm not doing! Enjoyable, interesting and easy to use!
Offline classics for your commute 5/5
I really love this app
Free, easy to use, can download books 5/5
By Junk mail hater
This is easy to use and FREE! I download books onto my phone easily and can listen to them on the go without internet. Records are good quality. Book selection is vast. Maybe not current bestsellers, but it's easy to find something for everyone. Love this app.
Best Free Audio App 5/5
Hundreds of titles, great readers, and it's all free. The one con I'll mention is some readers are not very good. But this is a personal preference and thus, I think, a negligible critique.
I use it with Audible. Free books!
Unbelievable that it's free 5/5
I recommend it to everyone!
Great app, needs improvement. 3/5
When I play a book, it tends to stall after it finishes a chapter, so that I have to stop whatever I'm doing, go into the app and push the play button on the next chapter. Even then, it tends to be extremely slow starting, and I have to sit there with screen on til it starts, cuz if I just turn the screen off, the next chapter won't start. I know it's not my internet speed either, nothing else is slow!
Great app.....so many stories/books to listen to. Many of them well take you on a wonderful adventure in the minds eye.
Great options 5/5
Love the app's features. Speed options, continuous vs chapter by chapter play, and downloading for offline listening!
Love it! 5/5
I have enjoyed several books already!
My Favorite app 5/5
By Down To n
I love LibriVox!! It takes we through 2 1/2 hours of daily commute to work. The classics I read in high school and college were not nearly as interesting as they are now...35 years later. Great authors are frequently known for one major work. With LibriVox I have been exposed to many of their writings. Thank you volunteers for making this app possible! Best App of any kind!!
Great app!! 5/5
Great to be able to listen to classics while taking a shuttle.
A Treasure Trove for Bookaholics! 5/5
App is great! I can load up from LibriVox & I'm good to go!
Very useful 5/5
I have benefited so much from Librivox and recommend it to everyone! It's a wonderful tool to help you learn while doing something else.