LibriVox audio 3/5
The App is down. Not working. It was good for a couple of weeks. Now it down & nothing about it works. And I have gotten no response from the developers to my emails. I had to go to another app to finish listening to my books! I really wanted this to work.
Just what I was looking for. 5/5
I’ve always been interested in books of a religious nature. LibriVox is just what I was looking for. What a treasure!
Give credit where credit is due. 2/5
Decent app. However it makes me upset that this app does not give credit to librivox. I’m one of our project coordinators. Let me clear this up. Librivox does not make or maintain this app. Librivox audiobooks are public domain and we don’t care that the app is a distributor. However. Librivox does not receive any of the money (and that fine with us) just don’t feel like you need to pay to support us. Also all the audiobook are available on our website at librivox.org for free .mp3 download.
Love it! 5/5
By Sami B 123
Excellent selection of audiobooks, great readers.
Wide Variety 5/5
I absolutely love this app. This is a great way to listen to classical books. There are many books that you cannot find in other places here.
Large library. Most of the recordings sound fine to me, and the organization of the app is impressive for a free download. Really, the only detraction for me is the ads, but they have to make money somehow.. That being said, they are relatively minimal and once you get your book going, its not bad at all. I am a person that will instantly uninstall if the ads are overwhelming and give a 1 star, so that should tell you my thought on the matter. Ill put a book on at work and maybe hear 1-2 ads per 8 hour shift. Will definitely be paying for the premium version, but not because I feel like I need to to enjoy the app. More because Libravox is a breath of fresh air, and I want to support.
Don’t bother paying to remove ads... 3/5
These public domain books are read by readers with vastly varying skills. Most of what I’ve heard is pretty amateurish, but there are some very good contributions. The jewel in crown, of course, is that the service makes so many great books available to audio readers. You just have to do a bit of searching to find a combination of good book/good reader.
The app is moderately intuitive and a bit glitchy. Most disconcerting of all, though, is that payment to remove ads does...nothing. The ads are annoying, at best, and there seems no way to really communicate effectively with the apps designer.
Ultimately, though, I’m an avid listener of books, and this gives me another tool in my audio book tool box.
Open Webaccess. Not for kids. Should be rated higher 1/5
If you click the adds this takes you to a fully functioning web browser, even if the one in your phone is disabled. Child could easily use this app to look at porn, meet strangers, or any other dangerous online activists. Only for adults
Not Working 1/5
I like Libravox but the app will only show up with three books on it. I don’t know why it’s not working.
Awesome !!! 5/5
Love the app and selection and quality of content
It won’t let me search for anything, and I keep looking for books and they never have them :/ you don’t have to pay for the audiobooks but they don’t have any of my books I want :(
By amereen devang
They only have a fairly small selection of books, and some of the readings are suboptimal, but on the whole it’s pretty good.
What a resource! 5/5
This app provides an easy way to download and listen to LibriVox. Great for car trips and walks. Simple to use.
The art of Public Speaking. 5/5
This book is as relevant now as it was when it was written. Have we been taken back in time? It talks about the false negative reaction to socialism that’s untrue and uneducated, the mismanagement of government money (spent on wars instead of housing and infrastructure, etc.), racism against immigrants and many many other things. Everyone should read this book.
App problems 1/5
App will not let me send review of book. It freezes the app so that the only way to get out of the review screen is to restart my device.
App still freezes and occasionally crashes when downloading entire book.
Great books here! 5/5
Fantastic selection of books found here!
Wonderful collection of books 5/5
I adore the LibriVox app! It is so wonderful to have this amazing library at my fingertips!
Wonderful! ! 5/5
By Try kindess
Wonderful! I appreciate the ability to listen to a wide range of books. Keep up the good work. Thank You! :- )
Quality, free and adding to its library everyday. Thanks.
WHAT A BLESSING 5/5
I have loved this app for many years and am so very thankful for it! During a time when I was bedridden and lifting a heavy book was uncomfortable, Librivox was my constant companion, always entertaining and informative -- a rare and generous gift! Now I am well, still enjoying Librivox and the extraordinary work of its talented and dedicated volunteers.
New 2 me! 5/5
So happy to find this resource! I’ll be using it often!
Love this application. Only problem started where I can’t program the time. It constantly stops at the end of each chapter on my iPad, and I haven’t set it for that.
Really do love this though. It helps me relax.
Who knew we had a public library online! After buying many books on Audible.com and even paying for a subscription I found LibriVox by chance! So many classics I’ll have books for daaays before I run out. Thank you to all the volunteers who make this possible, I promise to pay it forward soon!
A true public treasure. 5/5
By Reviews by Socrates
Just like Wikipedia, only purer, many of the best things we have available are the product of volunteer labor on the part of interested people.
There is so much excellent content in public domain. This may be one of the best ways to broaden your education just by listening and at no cost.
It’s true that not every reader is professional quality, but the copies available get better every day.
This is a great resource 5/5
Glitchy, But Still Great 4/5
This app has a lot of glitches, things like crashing in the middle of a chapter, or skipping back a couple chapters when resuming, but even so, I use it everyda. I love the selection of books and it’s just generally the busy bookworm’s best friend!
The readers 5/5
By sutton strikers
The readers are great and clear
This app is amazing. 5/5
By insertion carpet
Simply a great to read when on the go ! 5/5
Well worth,volunteering to spread the accessibility of new info 🤓
Outstanding app 5/5
This has been a God sent for me because I work standing in an isolated area for long periods. I finally get to revisit classics that I read when I was a kid and my older perspective makes the stories more alive. I love to listen to narrator Mark Smith reading anything.
Good, Great if you like older literature. 5/5
I’m a teenager so I don’t really find much interesting stuff on this app. I do like the fairy tales, however. It has all the old classics and I really do appreciate that. However, having Ads in between each chapter is kind of annoying and maybe you could fix that? Overall I think it’s really good for people who like old literature but if you don’t, maybe go to audible or OverDrive/Libby.
App is great 5/5
The readers are sometimes weak, but this is an amazing resource with excellent variety and content.
Love it 5/5
Classics to listen to! What a great app!
No content 4/5
By KATHY FRIEDL
It has been great for my daughter when she has nightmares but, all of the stories are classics and not what she’s into.
I am amazed at the variety and quality of the materials that are available on LibriVox and I will recommend it to anyone and everyone!
What a joy and privilege to use this resource 5/5
By Morry E.
I have to say Andrew Murray could not have found a better voice that of Christopher to read his writing....I enjoy every moment of it..while taking my autistic son to walk with my three dogs...and on every step meditating on every word. Thank you for all who made this resource possible.
Still Handy, but Disappointing 4/5
I’ve used Librivox for a number of years, through undergrad and grad school, and have found it tremendously helpful as an English major. The voices help liven up the texts and make difficult works much easier to follow. More recently, however, I’ve been disappointed by the addition of advertisements at the end of chapters and such. While they could be much more intrusive, it’s still a disruption to the experience and overall nuisance. Luckily, you can work around them by tapping on the next chapter, but having to do so feels unnecessary. I wish they would have just stuck to having a small visual ad at the bottom of the page. A small matter, which most people probably don’t care about, but enough to make me go to other audio reading providers sometimes. That said, Librivox is still my go-to reader, and it is very helpful overall.
I love audiobooks. This is a way to listen to classics for free. How awesome! Thanks to all that made this possible
Librivox is a little known treasure! 5/5
I am amazed and thankful for such a treasure trove of books across ages and genres available at my fingertips for free/ad-space. This is a wonderful thing we have here!
By Bookie Bert
A quality distraction for the bed-ridden and suffering, particularly the old, who can relate with it, and happier days. Thank you.
Love LibriVox 5/5
I must have my LibriVox! Every night I listen to a novel or old time radio. I find I cannot sleep without being transported to mars or maybe to the old west. Thank you for being there for me LibriVox!
Love the Free Audio Books 5/5
I love audio books! Let’s me feel productive. I can take in a good book and do chores at the same time, or better yet, quilt and sew!
Some of the readers are excellent. Selection is good. And they are free. I don’t even mind the short commercials. No yelling and they are condensed snippets of information. Keep doing what your doing Librevox and I’m a customer for life.
By Odysseus of audio
I love LibriVox—the selections, most of th readers. Is there any plan to expand to more subjects? Anyway, I want to thank you for existing!
Odysseus of audio
Great Selection, wonderful readers 5/5
So much public domain writings. Only a few ad’s now and then. Very worth while, if only to explore classic literature
Start at the beginning every time 1/5
You can’t resume a story where you left off. It always takes you back to the beginning and then you have to figure out where you are very frustrating!!!
Finally reading titles I’ve wanted to read for years 5/5
I’m finally reading some classics I’ve wanted to read for years. My driving long distances had increased lately and this is the perfect opportunity to hear them. Love that it’s free as well.
LIBRIVOX IS A GREAT HELP FOR THE WEARY SOUL 5/5
LIBRIVOX IS A GREAT HELP FOR THE WEARY SOUL i ❤️LIBRIVOX.
i live alone instead of listening to music 🎵 or watching 📺 i listen to the classics which makes me sound smart. my local library 📚 is 20 miles away. i have lost my ...account & to download audible or other books 📚 📖 on tape on line is free for a month or two then audible starts sucking money 💵 💴 💰 out of your credit cards
so THANK YOU 🙏 LIBRIVOX. i want to start 📖 recording for you guys. it’s a great service you’re rendering to the public
THANKS 🙏 😊 THANK YOU ☺️ LIBRIVOX ❤️
Great App. 4/5
I really like the app. I would like to request that a option to be able to sync bookmarks between devices be added to the app. That would be a great feature to have when listening to a audiobook