Ads ruin the experience 1/5
Ad volume is way louder than the book volume. I listen to audiobooks to relax and fall asleep and this completely ruins this app for me.
How great 5/5
By spirit of wisdom
Can’t download it just blinks 1/5
Can’t download it just blinks.
Great app! 5/5
An excellent way to enjoy classic literature for free. Like having a portable library.
Awesome while driving 5/5
Free audiobooks, all the classics. Like Anne of Green Gables and The Count of Monte Cristo. And don’t miss the hidden treasures like The House of a Thousand Candles and Little Fuzzy. Let yourself be spoiled and have some fabulous narrators read to you.
Please help! 3/5
Firstly, I LOVE this app! Thank you for making it possible for me to revisit old classic books and find new ones through your app.
Lately, though, it’s been such a chore to open the app and continue with a book. If I don’t happen to finish a chapter before closing the app, it will take me back to the beginning of the chapter when I’m ready to start listening again. It’s very difficult sometimes to fast forward and find my place! This is a relatively new problem (over the last month, I’d say).
Is there anyway to fix this? Is there a setting I inadvertently turned on?
Thank you for a timely answer!
I WILL change my rating to 5 stars when this is fixed!!
Loud ads!! 5/5
By Acute Listener
I understand the logic behind putting audio ads into a free audio app. BUT for the sake of all of us who listen with earbuds and who want to protect their hearing - FFS calibrate the ads do that they play at the volume where the chapter just ended. Try listening to a quiet reader, the chapter ends, and BOOM CRASH LOUD UGLY MUSIC FAST NOISY AD SO LOUD SO UGLY LOUD LOUD LOUD LOUD and you'll be frantic looking for the FF button tearing your earbuds out and swearing at LibriVox. Don't you people LISTEN to your own products?
Advertisement ruined it 1/5
The commercial advertisement really takes away from the reading of the books. It’s so annoying I wouldn’t buy any of the products advertised. I don’t no if the website is now like the App; it never used to be.
The adds make this useless 1/5
Adds rudely interrupt your story at Ill-considered thoughtless intervals, ruining the suspense or flow of a story. Unlike on audio plays produced for radio these ads just chop in, mid-word; completely mechanical and unaware of the content.
The app is useless. You’re better off listening for free without ads from LibriVox directly
Loud Advertising Killed it! 3/5
By j mcalpin
I sincerely appreciated, enjoyed, and listened nightly to classic literature read by some truly gifted volunteers. It was a nice way to relax and fall asleep. It was my routine. Then after updating my app ( not sure if this was just coincidental) loud obnoxious advertising rattled through my headphones in between chapters. I realize advertising keeps projects afloat and I would support your advertising community if the advertisement were played at the same or lower volume than the book’s narration.
Please, have some respect for your readers and audience. Listening to a book should be an artful experience. Blasting advertisement and political campaign messages into a persons earphones or car speakers it not necessary; tone it down.Take a lesson from podcast advertising.
Great free audiobooks! 5/5
This app is wonderful! It allows me to listen to classic books absolutely free! I highly recommend it, and getting involved with reading for LibreVox is also a lot of fun!
By Steller Demetrios
I discovered LibriVox years ago and listened to many books on my PC. Soon after I got my first iPhone, I downloaded the app. I recently joined Audible, and then I truly realized what a great deal LibriVox is. I love classic novels and LibriVox has loads of them. The recent addition of the occasional commercial does not bother me. Those kind advertisers are paying the bills so I can get my book fix! If you have not yet tried LibriVox, give it a listen. You will be glad you did.
Great app 5/5
Get this now! The paid one is lousy, it won’t respond at all. This one is fantastic!
Great books 5/5
Lots of great books to choose from and lots of great readers.
LibriVox Rocks 5/5
I love to listen the classics I should have read in school. Especially when I am cleaning house or gardening. The time and chores fly by. I Love the world LibriVox has opened for me.
Speed setting resets... please fix 3/5
Please update so the speed setting stays the same when you pause and restart or when switching chapters.
+1 for "5-star content, one annoying problem" review 3/5
I've listened to LibriVox audiobooks for years, initially through their website, then through this company's app (LibriVox and this app developer may not be affiliated - LibriVox is not-for-profit, volunteer-run, and their output is free for anyone to use).
I've had many Android devices and only used this app on 2 iOS devices, including an old 2nd gen iPad. Initially, my only minor criticism was that the iOS version was far behind the Android version in terms of UI and features. But recently I upgraded the app on the iPhone I'd borrowed from my husband and was dismayed to find myself awakened, repeatedly, in the night by the new audio ads (they didn't exist before, on either Android or iOS).
I was so frustrated at being awakened, even when I set the sleep timer to end at the end of the chapter, that I stopped using LibriVox on that iPhone and had to use the website while traveling (it's how I get to sleep EVERY night). I had the paid version on my primary (Android) device but had problems with that app and was having to use the free version on it for quite awhile while we tried to get it resolved (that's another story, but doesn't affect iOS users, to my knowledge, so I'll refrain).
I hadn't updated the free app on my old iPad, so it didn't play the audio ads, so I figure as long as I never factory reset my iPad or update the app, I won't be awakened from a dead sleep by an ad again. I'll just have to be sure to keep some 2011 tech working in perpetuity.
The app developers tell me they've fixed that and that the volume should be at the level of the audiobooks now, but I'm really afraid to test it - I seriously don't want to be wrenched from sleep like that again.
No iPhone X Support 1/5
Despite the screenshot previews of an iPhone X and the update notes stating iPhone is supported, the app does not fill the display. Quite annoying when you expect the app to appear as the images show.
What happened? 2/5
I have been enjoying this app for a couple years. I realize that the readers are volunteers but if you have a heavy Slavic accent it really makes it hard to understand! Am I the only one who has this problem?
Books on the go 5/5
I love reading, especially classics. I don’t always have time. LibriVox is the perfect solution. I can mow my yard and run errands. My favorite time to listen is at nigh while falling asleep. A good way to unwind. It also has some wonderful children’s stories that I use for quite time with my grandkids.
A wonderful Blessing! 5/5
I love this app. Great books available especially in The Christian genre ! Selections are endless.
stop with the interrupting loud rude adds 5/5
just stop with it. really. rude.
People helping people learn 5/5
I first found this app 4 or so years ago. I love how you can participate if u so desire. I've learned a lot over the years from this app. For people who may not have a library card this is the go to app for audio books without having to pay. Pro large selection of topics. Con some people are a little hard to hear unless volume is turned up.
Love This App! 5/5
Love this app and all the free audio books available. One suggestion would be a countdown timer while listening so one could determine how much time is needed to finish a chapter.
Great App 5/5
By Kyle Bacus
I have found some audiobooks on here you can’t buy anywhere else. This app provides a tremendous service to its users and society!
This is an excellent app and has been for many years. But now I am disappointed to hear ads at the end of some chapters. This is very, VERY annoying. I once could listen to an entire book chapter to chapter without interruption; now I must be ready to hit pause after each chapter in case an irritating ad starts playing. Please get rid of this! It is most unwelcome and if I had another free audiobooks app, I would use it instead of LibriVox.
Read a Review or Two, Listen and Choose 5/5
By Westport Josie
Look at the other reviews, listen and choose. There is so much available and many readers are excellent. LibriVox is a first-rate app!
I love listening to these books! The narration is fantastic!
I absolutely love this app! I have arthritis, very bad, in my phone, so I need to use audiobooks. I do, however, have one huge complaint! I set a timer, so that I can slip off, to sleep, each night. I understand the need to advertise, and have seen many, included with the pictures of books. I don’t mind that at all! But now I find, that as I drop off to sleep, a VERY loud and intrusive, pop up, and wake me. So instead of using this app every night, I must use a library audiobook. Very disappointing!
Great resource 4/5
By Eleanor Lynne
It could use expanded search functions. More details about authors and audios and videos. ThIs will save time researching other sites.
I enjoy the site so very much! Thank you!
My favorite app of all! The world’s books are in my pocket. 5/5
Best place to find great, free, audio books from all generations past. I listen to LibriVox books almost every day.
Free audio books classics 5/5
What's not to love! I can download or listen to books whenever I want for free of all the greatest classics! Thank you libra Vox for helping keep me educated!
Amazing classic books for free 5/5
By Young Catholic Gentleman
LibriVox is an excellent source of great literature all provided for free. I’ve listened to many of their books and find their collection of Christian spiritual writings to be vast and fulfilling! Definitely check out anything recorded by David Barnes.
Great Books Read Aloud — and it’s free 5/5
By M.O. Schrenck
Perhaps the most rewarding website on the internet. Classic and contemporary Audiobooks in every genre, read by easy-to-understand speakers. Everything is here — and you pay nada.
Very Good Book Selection & Easy to Use App 5/5
By Fnu Lnu, Jr.
I’ve been using the LibriVox App to listen to various books for a few months now. One of the things I appreciate is the wide variety of books about historical events and or people. One of the things that I like is that once I find a subject that I like, I can then search for other books that are similar. Which is much much better than the App forcing me to look at books that the App thinks I might like.
Thank You for this App.
I was very satisfied with this app until recently when it started crashing all the time. All the other apps on this device work fine so I don't know what the problem is but it is very disappointing.
Not working at all 2/5
I try to play librivox on my ipad but as soon as i select a chapter in any book the app kicks me out completely.
You want the classics, they got the classics!
Voracious Reader 5/5
By Eyeless Fish
I love this app. I first heard of the Libravox app 8-9 years ago,when I used an iPod Touch. But, now it’s got a home on my iPad.
Librivox is awesome! 5/5
love the new update, thanks for carplay support!
one caveat... noticed the app crashes immediately for certain books (i.e. “Isaac Asimov — The foundation series”... regardless of chapter)
Best audiobook site 5/5
And also it is free
Tired eyes. 5/5
The best way I’ve found to relax and clear my mind.
Reading has always been a passion and as I’ve grown older I find it very enjoyable to relax and listen to the soothing voices of the volunteers on LibriVox. Thank you all. Goodnight.
Terrible App 2/5
The content is great but the app is a complete mess and seems very dated.
Confessions by Augustin of Hippo 5/5
By Sam, A grateful bond servant o
Confessions by Augustin of Hippo is one of the books I wanted to read. I can listen to the audiobook while driving or while reading.
You can watch the 30 minute movie 'evolution vs. God' on YouTube.
Très bon application pour lire et écouter
Sort of buggy and could use some work, but it’s free audiobooks... enough said. 5/5
Sort of buggy and could use some work, but it’s free audiobooks... enough said.
App freezes sometimes, it’s quite laggy at times, doesn’t remember your place usually. But chances are if you’re looking at this app your searches it out and know what you’re getting.
Libre Vox is something special 5/5
Very easy to use and great reader as well.
Now with ads 1/5
By angus colquhoun
New version has ads interrupting the book audio
Love except for new advertisements 4/5
I love LibriVox, the variety of books and readers and the fact that it’s free. They have started playing ads every now and then between chapters which is grating on the nerves, but otherwise I still love it.
Great way to read 5/5
Don’t spend money when you can get it for free