Crashes on Open 1/5
The app used to be good, but now it crashes on open on iPhone 7 w/iOS 10.1.3. Please fix!!!
Crashes now 2/5
Ordinarily 5 stars, but the most recent update crashes without fail upon opening on my iPhone 5c. :-/
March 2017 Update Works w/ Reinstall 5/5
As the other reviewer commented, DELETE the app from your phone and then (re)download it from the app store. Unfortunately you lose your place in you book(s), but this is how you make the updated app work again.
This app is the absolute BEST. I have been using it for several years now during my commute. I find it amusing that the same liber vox readers keep turning up when I finish everything by one author and go to another - they've become familiar "friends".
I started w the classics I always wanted to read but never did. Then/now I just work my way from the top down the Mystery genre list, doing a search for everything by the author if I like the first book. LOTS of great dime store detective and sci fi books. Also amazing to see how much was known about other places/cultures 100-ish years ago despite the obvious communication/transportation problems. So wonderful on so many levels!
The app is simple and straight fwd, yet still has a "pretty" user interface and does not feel cheap. Chapters are about 23 min each (several book chapters may be combined). The first downloads over "roaming" in about a minute or less. Subsequent ones queque as you listen so that the story keeps going and going w NO interruption. (In "Settings" on for the app on your phone you can set it so it does not download while roaming, btw. If you are worried about dats usage/charges.)
Bottom line is that you need to get this app! lol!!
App does not load 1/5
App crashes when trying to load.
Happy with app after reloading 5/5
By Ms Jalav
I updated the app today and now I can not open it. It just crashes each time. I tried restarting and still crashed. Deleted app and reloaded it. Seems to work fine now.
Listening to marvelous stories, what a pleasure! 5/5
To rest our eyes and listen to a wonderful piece of literature is very relaxing for me. I love this App.
Amazing. Simply amazing, great recording quality, tons of great classic titles and easy to use interface. Thanks guys!
Formerly great. Now junk. 👎 1/5
Used to be lovely. Now it loses any downloaded information every time it's closed. This means you have to wait for it to reload before you can continue your story. Sometimes it won't download until you've updated the app. It has made me update 3 times this week.
Great App!! 5/5
I really like this app, there are so many books that I've been planned on reading but didn't have time to do it; this saves me so much time. However, there were some books that I really like but couldn't be downloaded; still it is satisfying !!!
I downloaded it a long time ago; but still love it!!
Best app ever 5/5
By KillRoy 2.0 O&A
Easy to use fast down loads and plenty of content. I love this app and would be lost without it
A wonderful app. Listening to books I love. Have also found some I have not read.
Delighted with ap 5/5
Very pleased with price, selection of books and ease of use. I downloaded several in no time, many are beautifully read. A big thank you to those who made this app possible.
My favorite app!!! 5/5
I love this app. You can listen to all the classics in your car or while you work around the house. If you like books this is a must have.
Great app! 5/5
Absolutely love all the audiobooks. Great to listen to when I'm heading to bed and while I'm on the go. Contains a lot of older stories which are sometimes harder to come across especially when you don't have the time to read them yourself. A big thanks to all of the volunteers and librivox for making this all free and accessible.
Pretty handy 4/5
Excellent method of obtaining Librivox classic audiobooks and listening to them. I rated it as 4 stars only because it remains in portrait mode on my iPad where I listen most. It is stable- I have not experienced one crash to date after nearly one years use.
Almost perfect for me 4/5
I think this app is a great value and performs a wonderful function, exactly what I need. However, this version doesn't seem to allow me to control the app from the lock screen on my iPhone 6s. Even with that non-functional piece, I think this app is worth every penny!
Love Audiobooks! 5/5
Audiobooks has permitted me to "read"- actually hear so many wonderful classics I have long known about but never read. They are a highlight of my day. After working-reading & writing all day as an attorney, my eyes are too tired to read more. And if one is ever agitated and unable to sleep, the Audiobook will divert your mind, calm you, entertain you and put you to sleep. The absolutely best therapy! Thank you for this invaluable service.
By Kophee Jo
I really enjoy this App so very much but I ran into a problem here in Idaho when we had 70 mile a hour winds knocking out all the power....because this App only down loads 3 chapters at a time I couldn't enjoy my book I was listening too...I was stuck right in the middle of a book with no way to get other chapters.....I wish the App would let you down load the whole book....I know it would of help while I was out of power for a couple of days.....I love and enjoy this APP very much..
Great service, 4/5
This is a wonderful service.
Only one quibble: there is a range of readers and some are far better than others.
Nice app to have 4/5
Until this app I wasn't a fan of audio books, but now I'm liking it. The one function of audio books I've grown to enjoy is having my family gather on the sofa and simply listen to the stories! At first it was an odd concept, but not any more. Sure beats watching tv!!
A best friend... 5/5
This app is my best friend on the drawn out projects, long rides, and anytime I need a good story.
I love this app! Lots of great classics, history, some of the worlds greatest authors. Thousands of titles. What's not to love! My new best friend.
GreatStuff for Free 4/5
By Phil Phlorida
I play this often and continue to have fun!
I love audiobooks. There are so many books to choose from and I enjoy the history and language that comes from old books. I can listen while driving or resting.
Read me a book 5/5
Wonderful to enjoy classics with no eye strain. Not all readers are equal, but most do a very good job.
By Megan the okapi
Regret buying this app
No recent or modern books at all
Huge source of pleasure 5/5
I listen daily; in the car, at night, for an hour or two. The app allows me to learn and grow from the greatest minds in history. Could you ask for more?
I like it more than I thought I would. 5/5
I enjoy listening on the way to work. The readers' voices are easy to listen to.
Great App 5/5
Wonderful selection of classic literature.
Good Deal 5/5
I think this is a great collection of books to draw from. I have a lot from other sources, but it is a treat to have these.
I gave 5 stars because it is free - occasionally I've come across a reader that just doesn't cut it - like students leaning English and the accents are distracting. But for the vast majority they are pretty good - not pros but pretty good.
It's pretty good 4/5
I'm not a reader but man for a dollar you can't bet this. Just downloaded it and there seems to be a nice selection but not seeing a lot of newer books or and movie books like lord of the rings.
Good App 5/5
Soothing APP. 5/5
By 30 06
I love this App. Very comforting. Nice to kick back and get away from our hectic lives.
Love this app! 5/5
This app is a staple for me to listen to books while I do other things whether it's painting or cleaning or riding in the car. I can't think of anything better to do with my time.
Great classic books and authors, all for free! Great stuff! Thank you!
Great app!! 5/5
Lots of classics and I've stumbled upon a few really great narrators. Highly recommended.
Great app! 5/5
This app is such a lifesaver on long drives.
Love this app 5/5
I use this app for all long car rides. Perfect company.
By You know, someone
Really good I highly reccomend
Why'd i buy this app?! There's a sucker born every minute. 1/5
Had an iPhone for at least 3 years. Never bought an app before this one. I figured $0.99 for >4,000 audio books was an incredible deal. It turned out to be a big disappointment. I have a great wifi connection, but the app doesn't handle multiple downloads, will drop even single downloads, and the single downloads it doesn't drop take forever. I've managed to download only the first chapter of each of two books. Attempts at downloading the second chapter of either book have resulted in complete stall-outs or utter drops. Why did I pay for this app?! There's a sucker born every minute. I must be a newborn.
Good books and good story tellers. Good app over all.
By My Ugly Uncle
Wonderful to listen to great books while working. Some of the readers are not brilliant but others are fabulous and they are all volunteers. I'd be lost without this app.
Awesome Audio Classics 5/5
Love the classics. Love the people at Librivox. Love this app. The readers are not voice actors, they are folks like you and me. Their voices and talents are diverse and quirky and real. I thoroughly enjoy listening to these wonderful recordings.
Great selection. 5/5
By Subterfuge Master
Works and easy to use. That's all I need.
Very nice! 5/5
This app has always been my favorite for listening to Librivox books. For a while the app had an annoying bug which was subsequently fixed. The app is easy to use and reliable, perfect for listening while traveling!
Love it! The only audio book app that consistently works! 5/5
Great books, good readers, and you can't beat the price! To the folks that commented about it needs a timer so it can shut off automatically, it does have one! I periodically turn the timer on accidentally and then am surprised when the story shuts itself off!