Backward steps in my experience 3/5
I have listened to Librivox books with this app for years. Enough so that paying the small fee to access plus titles was easy. However, for reasons unknown, the app now irregularly purges completed downloads. I dod not want to leave a review regarding this, but it happened again this morning: 15-20 books went from “all files downloaded” to “0 files downloaded.”
I’ve written and received responses several times on this single issue though no resolution has surfaced. The customer svc response time is fine; it’s just that this malfunction persists. The explanation they offered was that the app might purge previously complete downloads if/when a device’s available storage is exhausted or close to it. I have averaged 8-12gb of free space throughout my correspondence with developer, and have never run out of space. Unfortunately, I am to the point where I will trial the many competing apps. Resigned, EJ
Update-keeps erasing my downloads 1/5
Below this you will see my original 5 star review. However, in the last couple months it continuously deletes my downloads. Instead of indicating a 100% download, everything is now 0%, awaiting download. I live in a rural area with very poor internet connection, so it is essential that I have books on my phone. Also, I rely on this app when I travel, but I can’t anymore if it keeps deleting my downloads. Please fix this.
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!
Uncle Tom's Cabin 5/5
What a passionate and meaningful book. Written intelligently and motivationally. A must read for those desiring a better society now and in the future. Don't miss the epilogue!
Io bizk 4/5
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Great resource 5/5
I have listened to the greatest books of all time all for free and I have enjoyed hundreds of book. I have listened to the classic ones, as well as have discovered many authors will marvelous writings.
By Showed Great Promise
Very good readers. I listen every day.
Bad app problem 4/5
Ever since I got this app it was good to have. Until this happen. I had a library of books that has been downloaded with all the files, when I open the app, every downloading files are gone and start yet again download them once more. This happen to me twice and I'm sick and tired of having all the files downloaded for only the app self delete the books files. I'm done with this app. I used to love it and I enjoy it listening good books from there; just hate the idea of auto self destruct app and start over. I have zero time to waste for all the books files to be downloaded.
Everything is good except one thing 4/5
By liam pen
The books are good but what happens to the unavailable books are they ever available or did they stay on available? By the way I can’t believe that you have one of my favorite narrator Terezze plumber
Not free 1/5
Installed this app and the first book I picked they wanted $25.99. Excuse me, that doesn’t seem like free...
No selections!! 1/5
I have assigned reading but none of the books are on there. They have a few choices of books but not enough if you ask me.
Nice try but no potato 3/5
Nice effort. Great idea. Unfortunately most readers of poor quality due i suppose to being volunteer; but irritating nonetheless. And a ridiculous amount of self promotion. My god, charge a small fee or something but every part starts with the same boring statement. Makes it all distracting and horribly distracting.
I was reading all of the reviews and they all looked great BUT all the FREE books are like old history books and then like the new sports books or big Nate books cost so and I'm 11 and dont want to read about abe Lincoln
Love it! 5/5
Walk daily listening, so glad I found this wonderful app.
Can’t believe this exists! 5/5
This app is too good to be true and only downside is that I took this long to discover it! Thanks for making so many audiobooks available for free!
Add more books 1/5
Add Shane Dawson books
Fun stuff 5/5
By Riley Stoltzfus
I like fun stories
Finally free means free 5/5
Says it’s free and it’s truly free. Yes the books are older titles but there are tons of classics. This app makes reading books possible for me and I love it.
By Offices jfkdjf
Did not have very many titles that interested me but I do know some people that really liked this app it really depends on your preference on books
The selections are great! 5/5
For me, it’s wonderful to listen to a book while drawing, knitting, or even cooking. What a great way to multi-task! When I become too distracted, the 30 second repeat gets me right back into the story, and I just discovered the timer which will hold my place and turn the app off automatically, after I fall asleep while listening in bed. Since I often leave my earbuds in and wake up next morning, many hours later, with the audio still running, this is really important to me.
The selection of books is tremendous, and I am enjoying so many well known authors who’s works I hadn’t read before, as well as authors I was previously unfamiliar with. Sometimes I have difficulty understanding an orators dialect, but when I stick with it, am becoming able to comprehend the words readily, which is an unexpected bonus for me.
When deciding on what to select, the book description is broad enough to give a good idea of what it’s about, without giving away the story. I recommend this app to anyone who enjoys books!
I miss the “surprise me” function! 5/5
I love this app but I do miss the “surprise me” function as I found lots of hidden gems that way!
Pursuit of God 5/5
By He's a gr8 God.
What an awesome book
It’s fine 3/5
By Rachel ;3
It’s a fine app, easy to use, and, yes, the audiobooks actually are free. The problem is, there are is almost no young adult literature available. Nor are there any modern titles.
By Sherman Thomas
Numerous versions and languages. Great inspirational works by Authors Spurgion,Murray, and others as well. Asv is well read by Sam Stinson.
Children of the Forest 5/5
I love the audio books. This site has enriched my life immeasurably. I have recommended it many times and helped people set it up on their phones. Thank you! Thank you!
Great books 5/5
Use this app all the time
Great App 5/5
By Playa four
I absolutely love this app. I listen everywhere I go.
Ok but a bit of a bug that’s bugging me 3/5
Something is wrong with the downloading process. Often I have to close the app and reopen it in order to retrigger the app to resume downloading after one file has completed. It usually gets stuck once it finishes one file and doesn’t move on to the next. Sometimes it continues with the next file but almost always it doesn’t, meaning I have to close and reopen many many times for books with many files, like the ones I have that are about 60 files big. It’s very annoying and inconvenient. I tried messing around with the settings but couldn’t get the download process to work right. Please fix this!
Scarlet pimpernel pride and prejudice 4/5
Karen Savage was the narrator on these and several other titles. She is fantastic. This app has been so enjoyable. I am somewhat selective with the narrators . But for a free app it has been wonderful. Thanks for offering so many great titles. Although... I’m having issues with this app running background and draining my iPhone 7 Plus battery. I’ve had this app for 5 years and LOVE IT. But turning off the background refresh didn’t work. 😢 please fix it.
A driving/flying companion bar-none 5/5
I've had to drive/fly many miles, and the way I have the audiobooks, on my favorite History, non-fiction books. Now on my car they play by Bluetooth thru the car radio.
Great fun! 4/5
I really enjoy this app and use it frequently. My literary interests have almost always dwelt in long ago and lesser known titles, and this app gives me access to tomes nearly impossible to find anywhere else. I give it only four stars because the search function can be rather problematic. For example; I’ll search for titles written by a certain author and only be given a few choices, but if I look up that author under the actual Authors section, there are dozens more. Or I’ll search for a title and the results give about twenty other titles along with it that seem to have no connection to that title at all. Sometimes this is because my title was mentioned in the description of the other books, but other times not. There have been other difficulties with the search function, but for the sake of conciseness, I won’t mention them here. I have also noticed that many of the titles available on the Librivox website are not available here; I’m not sure if the reason for this, but it would be great to have access to them as well. Also, it can be very time consuming to find a title that captures my interest and holds onto it as well, so I wanted to suggest the addition of a “recommended for you” section that brings up available titles based on your previous listening selections. I believe this would seriously streamline the process and increase the enjoyment of your app. Thanks!
It has all the really interesting public domain stories and sounds very professional! They did a very great job in my opinion!!!☺️
Would be a great app if it worked. 1/5
I spent hours downloading books and as soon as I closed the app all the downloads disappeared. I am a long haul. Truck driver and thought this would be perfect for me to listen to literary classics and the Holy Bible.
It’s okay 3/5
By Silvermoon of river clan
I like it but it dosent have warriors by Eren hunter or the heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan so I like it I’m gonna keep listining to it because it has books by jack London but still I think it’s okay
Great app 5/5
This app is amazing! Especially for school when you need to write a book report! I would’ve rated 50 Stars if I could!
The lady from Waco, Tx (sorry don’t remember her name)was excellent!
Not Bad. 4/5
Truly a good app for the budget worthy, add the Odyssey and it would get 5 stars.
Love this reader! 5/5
I’ve been a huge fan of Anne of green gables since I was a little girl. I feel like the reader really captures the glory of this book. I just wish she read book 2 as well.
7th Man 5/5
Wonderful escape from this STUFF, very well done, far fetched but good...And FREE...Give it a listen.
We like to listen to good books together! This is great for us at home or in the car!
I love Audiobooks! 5/5
By Not Van Gogh....
I absolutely love Audiobooks! I remember a time when I was read to as a child, and this evokes those lovely memories!! This is my favorite way to pamper myself with my favorite classics being read to me— whether in the car, at home, or morning walks. Love it!!
Can't believe it took me so long to download 5/5
I am amazed that I didn't download this as years ago. A great app and easy to listen to. I as absolutely love it
By BookLover 100
To say I listen to this app all the time would be really trite. I get a lot of enjoyment out of the app and it has expanded my listening spectrum to books I would never have chosen from other apps. It relies heavily on Librivox recordings to which one must accommodate.
Anne of Green Gables 5/5
Loved The storyline, writing style, and overall enjoyment of the book. Thank you audiobooks, for letting me read it.
It’s okay 3/5
The books they have are great I just wish there was more of a selection
Excellent reading!! 5/5
The reader did a wonderful job at capturing the characters!!
Great App! 4/5
I love that I can listen to books that I may not have picked up in a store with this App. Going through some of the classics right now. Only negative is that some books have multiple narrators. The last one has the sane guy for 15 out of 16 chapters and then for the last chapter a woman. Kind of changed the ending for me... there are a lot of talented readers and some not so much bu I am grateful the volunteered.
I love this app! 5/5
By run happy
I recommend this app to my friends. With it's handy snooze setting, I can fall asleep listening to what ever book I fancy. I can also listen to my favorite authors while doing household chores or crafting . My son uses this app to listen to classical literature , while he follows along on the Kindle for books like Ivanhoe which may be a little difficult for him. This is a very useful app.
By turn to Jesus and be saved
I think this app is very good plus it is free. From the App Store I can go around anywhere I want to just listen to 90 bucks I love this app I only have one complaint that is some of the chapters don't play but besides that I think it's all good and some of the voices you can't understand but that's not their fault.👍💜💙🐾💝💝💝💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩