Great App 5/5
Great choices for classical literature
Wow, if only all the apps were this good. I love it and have used most of them. This is the top app for audio books. The best...don’t change a thing.
Read while considering 5/5
Ive known about the company for a while now but had no idea about the app. I immediately jumped on it the moment I saw it. I cannot recommend free things from libravox more. I've had access to so many books I thought I would have to buy thanks to the many recordings they have made that spread all over the internet. The voices are almost always wonderful and clear, the books are in a very large variety, and they Liston to people.
Fantastic Service! 5/5
I love the service that this provides. What a great product, delivering public domain works of literature for free! Thank you to all of the volunteers who make this possible.
I want to make one suggestion for the app though, and that is that the playback doesn’t show up on my lock screen. I need to unlock the phone and open the app to pause it. It would be nice if it could show on the lock screen like all of my other audio apps.
When it’s right 5/5
Access and variety continues improve.
Disclaimers can grate but finding a classic or essays by towering figures that are well read are a joy.
Thanks LibriVox And the great readers
Exquisite and accessible collection of some of the greatest literature, there’s also other stuff too. A wonderful app. Listening to great books allows you to overcome the humdrum life of long drives and waiting rooms.
Wonderful Source 5/5
By Hillside Carly
It is great to have access to these classic stories.
Love it! 5/5
rhis app allows me to download audiobooks which I can listen to when ever
Eased me into classics. 5/5
By Sghun gh
Classics can be intimidating, audiobooks are a great way to approach them.
Last update makes me want to uninstall 2/5
Since the last update the app will periodically stop. About every 10 minutes.
THE BEST APP EVER 5/5
You have know idea how much I love this app. It has brought back so many memories, and made new ones. You can’t go wrong with downloading. ENJOY 😃👍
You find it here! Anything you look for! 5/5
By Scott Brundage
That title is about it! Want to know exactly what your Grandmother heard on the day our soldiers invaded France?
The full 24 hours of radio coverage are here.
Want to know exactly what those videos about A-bombs really said back in the 50’s? Those videos are hear!
How about hearing the greats books and poetry ever written? How about seeing old movies and the same serials the theaters used to play?
How about books on every subject? I mean EVERY subject!
A lot of books I try have problems. I endured 2 types of problems. First one is app crashing when I try to play. It is only for certain books and they never play. Another problem is when I try to download a book, it says playback failed and tells it’s my internet’s fault, while it is not.
I used to love it 1/5
But since they added audio ads I hate it. They are loud,,,too loud and occasionally in Spanish that is so spoken fast that it jars me awake when I use the readers to lull me to sleep. It’s one thing to have the usual written ads in the beginning but these audio ads are horrible.
Regular librivox user 3/5
I’m rating this based on the app itself. It’s glitchy and weird. I wish it was more intuitive and useful for saving books. It often loses where I’m at in a book and I often have to go fish for the same book over and over again.
That said- this is a service I did not pay for, listening to books I did not pay for. I’m very thankful for all the volunteers and donors who made it possible, even if it’s a pain sometimes ;)
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.
UPDATE Feb 2018
Cannot access books from the catalog.
The best app with the best selections 5/5
Thank you to all the volunteers that read for me. I appreciate your time and your wonderful work. Thanks to all the workers for giving us the world of literature.
Old time radio shows 5/5
Love to listen to the old radio shows. Also Mark Twain stories. All the great books that stand over time are there to listen to 👍🏼
Warren Simons 5/5
By warren simons
Love it great app 😍😍😍😍
Fabulous app. 5/5
How can you not love LibriVox? There’s a huge selection of books narrated by volunteers willing to devote huge amounts of time to bring joy to the rest of us. I particularly enjoy searching by the name of the readers that I like.
Literature for ALL 5/5
By Blu Stocking
Great way to access literature and it’s free!
Great website, not great app realization 3/5
By Girl in Korea
LibriVox is awesome! But this app has some bugs. Number 1 problem for me is that I cannot get the books to play continually from chapter to chapter. The playback always stops at the end of every chapter & I have to wake up my phone & have the app open in order for it to go on to the next chapter. And the time it takes for this process between chapters is a real drag. Sometimes up to 1 minute.
Now with Loud Commercials!!! 1/5
Once a gem, now ruined by loud commercials during book chapters. Beware.
I love LibriVox 5/5
By Patrick Mullane
The app is wonderful but they take an advertising free user/contribution platform and turn it into an Audible advertising hype fest - unless you pay to remove them - contrary to the original website service- surely there is a less offensive way for the designers to earn a crust other than in this manner - it’s off-putting.
Consummate reader 5/5
By Ralph Davis
After listening to a few books you begin to realize a poor narrator can ruin a good story. Having said that I do enjoy the service and for the price, I could justify a lower score just because some narrators have not developed better skills. Perhaps if there was a way to give honest feedback it would help those who struggle to improve their skills.
Reading Charles Dickens, Great Expectations 5/5
The actor makes it easy to understand the book. It’s also great that he changes his voice for different characters.
Volume problems 2/5
I like the app and the variety of books, but even with the volume turned all the way up across many different devices, Bluetooth and even automobile speakers, we can barely hear the story. Also the volume fluctuates between barely audible to completely inaudible. It’s almost as if the people doing the reading are calling a golf tournament with how low they speak in the first place.
Is the best I like the people who voice the books
Evening listening 5/5
Thanks for the adventures
Full of bugs 1/5
There has to be something better than this poor excuse for software.
The journey of Alva Nunez Cabeza de Vaca translated from his own narrative by Fanny bandelier 5/5
By Jesus J Reyes Jr.
As a recovering stroke victim, my hope is to recuperate mostly up to 100%. From giving lectures about history/archaeology anthropology to not being able to remember how to tie my own shoes. The hope is to regain my multi tasking and articulation of my speech. Also to regain mental focus in comprehending what I read. This audio along with a hard copy of the book perhaps I will be able to recover faster. This review is definitely a positive tool.
I have loved listening!
A Polished Gem 5/5
By Shane 1948
Of all the “ebook” apps that are popping up like lilies in May, Librivox stands alone as a highly-polished gem! Although it has only books in the Public Domain, it is free, it has dedicated volunteers who read the book as you listen, and these volunteers—for the most part—are as professional as the readers on the paid apps. Imagine the magic of an Englishman—or woman—reading a Shakespearean sonnet as you walk on a country road!
This app is worth every iota of my five-star rating!
Great app 5/5
This is one of my favorite apps I use it almost every day
Free audiobooks 5/5
I am enjoying my free audiobooks. I listen to them prior to falling a sleep or when I need to relax. I like the timer feature, also. If it wasn’t for the timer, I would have to find the last portion of the audiobooks that I remember. I have done that before and it is very time consuming.
It would be nice to able to have an option for different book lists.. also an option to save what chapter we are on or where in the chapter we left off
Nice app, but annoying announcement of each chapter 4/5
I love the app and am thankful to everyone involved. The only thing I don’t love is the fact that the title and author of the book is read at the beginning of each chapter. This interruption keeps the listening from flowing naturally from one chapter to the next.
Love it 5/5
Interface is a bit clunky but love the available books.
Tuan Hoang 5/5
By Shawn handsome
Great app! I love this app because it helping to learn almost about everything in between busy time of my life. Many thank to the app developers and the volunteers!
I love listening to these books on tape. Many of my favorite classics.
Great for long rides! 5/5
I enjoy it immensely, I look forward to using it.
Radical (and pleasurable) solution to insomnia! 5/5
After years of battling insomnia, I have regained my sanity thanks to the librivox app and its drone out timer. Set it to 17mn, let the excellent voices lead you through excellent classics, and you wake up next morning refreshed. The key to falling asleep is not trying to - caught in the plot, you mind switches off from worries, and hey presto —— zzzzz
Absolutely amazing 5/5
I LOVE this app! It’s awesome! It has SO many classic books and all for free! And from a ton of really GREAT readers to! Classic books are my favorite but they’re so hard to find now-a-days. And with this I can listen to them anytime anywhere! It’s awesome. And there are books by my favorite authors that o didn’t even know existed! For example did you know that the author of little woman (Louisa may Alcott) wrote a TON more amazing books! I totally recommend this app and make sure to listen to Louisa May Alcotts forgotten classics!
Love librivox! Listen to it almost every day from biographies to old time radio!
Amazing app 5/5
I've been a fan for several years. Just got finished listening to The Count of Monte Cristo. It was a 54 hour recording and the reader did a superb job! Most of the volunteers have been excellent. Thanks to them for giving of their time and effort.
Love this app 5/5
I recommend Librivox to all my Storytelling friends and students and parents.
Anne rox 5/5
I love this app so much all the audiobooks are free and you can download them for free too.
Love this app!!
I would love to give you guys five stars. But my problem is I like to listen to audiobooks when I drive and though I down load stuff onto my tablet, it still says I can’t listen offline! This is rather limiting...
Love it! I listen every night 5/5
By Joey Togo
Love it! I listen every night when I go to bed. I’ve been able to learn so much about history. Jacob Abbott’s books are great and there are so many