I’m obsessed 5/5
I recently fell in love with audiobooks so I was looking for an app just like this! I tried out audible for a bit although it was too much of a hassle for me and I didn’t really like using it, but this one I’m IN LOVE with! For 9.99 and to be able to access all the titles my little heart desires I think is the best thing ever. This is officially my new favorite app on my phone.
edit: I would like a little sorting feature that allows me to see which books I’ve completed and how much I’ve listen to (like a percentage) of the ones I’m still listening to, if that makes sense.
I would hope to rate this higher but I’m on day 2 of my free trial and have yet to be able to listen to my book. It is still downloading. If there’s something I’m not doing please let me know. I had no trouble downloading on the different book apps that I have. Disappointed!
La Receta de la Felicidad 5/5
By Mi Realidad
Extraordinario libro y lleno de enseñanzas a cómo llegar a sentirnos libres de rencores y culpas y abrir nuestro corazón al perdón
Gracias por este hermoso regalo de aprendizaje.
Maria Macedo 🤗
My goodness gractious 5/5
Never thought i could get such a translation.
Great app but... 4/5
Wish I had the ability to drill deeper into the categories - into sub categories or genres. Open the romance category and I’m drowning in titles. It’d be nice to be able to drill down and have a more manageable list of options.
not cool 1/5
Really upset with the new update that turned this app from a podcast app (the main reason why I had it) into an audiobook app (the reason why I’m deleting the app). Why would you guys take out the podcast content?! Why?
On the Way to Being Great 4/5
By Fergus MacLeod
This app has the potential to be the best audiobook service around. The search engine needs to be improved and it is somewhat taxing on the battery. Otherwise, this is a great service.
NOT UNLIMITED! No humans to talk to! 1/5
Did the trial. Loved it. However, I paid for the subscription, finished my second audiobook, and tried to go listen to another one and it says I HAVE TO WAIT 21 DAYS TO LISTEN TO IT! NOT UNLIMITED?!?! False advertising.
Called the number on their website. It goes to some robot voicemail and no human to talk to. Emailed with no response. Beyond upset at this joke of an app!
This app has already saved some $$$$ 5/5
I love audiobooks and I am amazed with the amount of titles available on this app! Many of the unabridged Outlander series that I’ve purchased before cost easily $40 or more. After downloading two of these titles here I have already saved about $70 in one month! I’m hooked!
My favorite app 5/5
I use hibooks for hours every day. I am a bibliophile, and this is an asset for me because I don't like being restricted to just one book a month. On hibooks, I can keep listening and enjoying books as much as I want. The selection is large enough to keep me going for years. And I find the books to be super current.
No access to books when subscribed. 2/5
I loved this app. I hope I still do.. if they fix this.
All of a sudden all the books got blocked and I have only samples even for the ones I have read already and the one I was reading stopped at chapter 68.
It tells me I need to subscribe. I am subscribed and it tells me that when I press the “join now” button. What is this?? If I am subscribed for months now why today I cant read my book and have only samples and free trial thingy is all over my account??
I’ve actually been charged today for the renewal until September. Still unable to access any book or anything else for that matter.
What am I paying for HiBook?
Please fix this and fast!
Boring titles 1/5
I thought I was getting a good deal but I’ll stick to audible books.
Amazing concept! 5/5
I have been looking for something like this for a long time. Excellent price and you can listen to as many books as you’d like! And they had just about every book I was looking for. My only note is that the new player is a little weird and is inconsistently on my lock screen which is a MINOR annoyance. I listen while I’m at work bored or on my commute. Amazing!!!
My opinion. 1/5
I personally hate how every app has to ask you to pay for something. Literally every app. But you know it’s your choice if you wanna be like that I’m just not paying for that crap.
Why did you abandon the podcast component? 3/5
Having audiobooks and podcasts together was brilliant. Plus the podcast search engine that allowed you to search inside of show notes was also amazing, unique and brilliant. Please bring that back if possible I don’t know any good reason why you would abandon such a unique platform ability.
Audio quality: not good 3/5
I think my main problem with hibooks is that the audio quality is not good. The books sound weird, and sometimes irritating. That’s exactly why I am not a subscriber.
When this app as Otto came around I thought what a magnificent app. It was my fav on my phone. Then at one point they made it a sign up only. At that point the down fall began. They eventually gave up on that, great. All be it I had been turned off by it and rarely used the app. Now I don't know what this hibook change is about. It's not what this app once was. It probably a great audiobook app but at a price. Even books that are free media are at a price here.
Sadly, this may be the time to say good bye.
Missing the original otto
Love it 5/5
The only thing I think could be improved is being able to search by author but other than that I absolutely love this app
Great App for the price 5/5
I switched from Audible to Hibooks 4 months ago. I love the fact that I don’t have to grind through a bad book. If you don’t like a book, download another. That alone is worth more than Audible, but they charge less. That’s a no brainer!
Great! But can you rate the books? 4/5
Great app! I love how it’s unlimited books for less than 10 a month! It has helped stepped my audiobook game up!!
I would love to be able to rate the books after I read them though. Am I missing this or is it not available?
The layout could be a little less cluttered in some ways, but overall, I recommend!
App isn’t working. 1/5
I click “join now,” and the start the free trial and still I can only listen to samples. There is no where for me to ask for help so hopefully this review will get someone to help me.
Thank you 5/5
I am an addict for books , but i couldn’t find time to read and audible had its own limitations ** money-money . And than i found this app and OHH MY GOD i cant believe it. You are truly great. Please keep this up and i pledge my life long loyalty to you.
How do I get help???? 2/5
Since the recent crash in the app, I can’t get out of trial status. I’ve been looking everywhere to find a number to call. All I get is is tho worthless answering system.
After giving this app a 2nd chance... 4/5
I’m pretty happy with it. I initially gave the app a terrible review because of the model it used that required you to pay to subscribe, and then pay more to see popular titles and authors.
I’m enjoying it now that they have changed that.
It keeps closing on me and says I’m not connected to internet when I am! I love this app but it won’t work! Please send help!
Update: I got it working again! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Podcasts are gone! :( 4/5
I used the otto radio for the podcasts and the books!
I am so sad they podcasts are removed. Do you have another app for that?
Amateur App 1/5
The app and website are half baked. I couldnt log in, no way that I could see to change or reset password. Went to Highbooks.com, no links for customer service or a way to check account status. I finally just cancelled my subscription from the Itunes store. I paid $9.99 to learn how to NOT start a new service.
Thanks Otto Radio/Hibooks.
I don’t normally write reviews 5/5
I used audible for about 3 years. Although you can keep your books from audible. This app is way more bang for your buck. I listen to audiobooks to an from work everyday and for 10.00 a months this is a deal. Great operating system for the app and always upgrading. As long as the price stays at 10.00 I’ll never cancel.
Some improvement needed 4/5
I love that you get so many audiobooks for what would be half the price of one book from audible. I wish they would improve their search engine and tag system. It would be sooo much easier to navigate and use.
Loved Otto but... 1/5
I loved Otto Radio, but my account was charged the membership fee yesterday, (after the app changed to Hibooks) but now the app is telling me I need to sign in, telling me my password is incorrect then there is no option to reset the password. There’s not even an option for new listeners to sign up with an email address. It looks as if the app misleadingly forces someone to sign in/up using FB. No. I don’t connect many of my apps to FB; I shouldn’t have to. I have contacted support with no response. I have canceled my subscription until this is resolved, or otherwise permanently. I am highly disappointed and at this point I do not and will not recommend this new app to anyone.
Downgraded idea 2/5
They took off podcast. Only they have 479 audiobooks. It’s not work for me. I wish them good luck in future.
New update 1/5
I hate it I want to listen to my podcasts that help keep me sane fix it and I will give 5 stars or I will delete the app
It’s great! 5/5
By Danse en France
Redesign is a little simple right now, but it still works great! I love it!
What happened to the Podcasts? 1/5
The only reason I used this app was because it was a nice little podcast app that ran on older iphones without the newest operating system. This was a great AP when it was Otto Radio. It seems you've completely dropped Podcasts and audio news streams with the latest update? Only references to audiobooks in the ap and the new name change... What! No stars, I'm sorry. If the old functionality is gone forever I'll be deleting this soon
Hibooks update review 4/5
After some seriously aggravating problems at the start with the update, all is now working smoothly and I’m pretty happy. The name change is not good but that’s of no real consequence. The search behaves much better. Navigating the book that is currently playing isn’t intuitive. Meaning that if you are looking at the cover while it’s playing, for example, it’s not obvious how to get to the chapter list, etc. Overall I think it’s a positive change.
Once we were brothers 4/5
By MAUI dolphin
This is one of the most moving books I have ever read and I wish it was required reading in schools worldwide telling a story first person how the Nazis destroyed everything and everybody In his life. Ben, a courageous survivor is brave, strong, Kind hearted and with such intensely is committed to expose his German born adopted brother Who is homeless and out of kindness, taken in by his family. Later, when the Nazis invaded their Polish village, to save himself, his adopted brother became a districted , murdering Natzi Who turned on Ben and his family Who raised him.Seen from Bens eyes, this story and falls into the most amazing novel I have ever heard and which I’m sure most of it is straight out of a non-fiction story. Beautifully written and very well narrated characters Relate this historical account with authenticity And strength through amazing transitions. Get out your handkerchiefs and ready yourself or an emotional roller coaster ride on the edge of your seat.
No “reset password “ on mobile app. 1/5
I’ve been working with customer service over a week to reset my password or give me a temporary one. There was no problem collecting my Account payment for August but it’s been 2 weeks since I could access my audiobooks. Did Amazon.com buyout OTTO?
Great app 5/5
This app is great.
Would be nice if you could suggest book titles not currently on app.
Bring Back Otto! 1/5
By Ryan "Slixs"
This should have been a completely separate app instead of leveraging your existing user base to sell your new paid audiobooks model. This has completely eliminated podcasts. I work for a large online tech company and will be recommending an article to be done on this. #baitandswitch
This app is just what I have needed! It’s like Apple Music for audiobooks. Great selection, quick, clear and super easy to navigate the app. THANK YOU!
Update is not quite there yet 3/5
The search function shows no results for me since the update. I like the look. Bugs need to be worked out.
No more free public domain books 2/5
By koda riah
I am a little upset with the most recent update into Hibooks. Before, with Otto, all books under public domain where free to listen to like any of Shakespeare’s works. However now that feature has been taken away which in turn deleted all progress I made on any book in that category. It deleted a book from my library which I was more that half ways done with. Not to mention the search function won’t work on my app anymore. I loved Otto it was one of the very few places you could listen to certain audio book for free, and I am over all disappointed with this update.
Loved OTTO RADIO 1/5
I loved Otto Radio for my podcasts and was considering getting a monthly membership to listen to the audiobooks too. I was SO DISAPPOINTED when I found that all my podcasts had been deleted. I haven’t seen a ton of apps that have both audiobooks and podcasts so why cut your target users in half? I will NOT be using Hibooks but I don’t trust that my books won’t get deleted. And why use Hibooks when I could just use Audible or find another app like Otto Radio? You could’ve at least given users a heads up... super disappointed.
Upsetting, I was so in love 1/5
This app was great but now that it updated yesterday to hibooks it’s not connecting and now I can’t even log in. I was really excited because I listen to about 2 books a week on my commute to work.
With this new update it is not letting me log into my account!!!😡😫😡😫
I wanted to try this app out but it won’t connect to the internet when I have internet connection. Then when I tried searching app it was blank. I don’t know if the app is having technical difficulties but I am frustrated. I was looking for an app to try and now I am hesitant to even bother trying this new app out.
It worked till it didn’t. 1/5
I have listened to two audio books. Today the app doesn’t work. I can’t see my library or listen to any audio books. I have uninstalled and reinstalled this app and now I can’t even log on.
Hibooks is a dumpster fire 1/5
So far I can’t even use it! It was working last night but now it won’t connect to my internet and it won’t refresh. I guess I’ll just delete it and reinstall to try to get access to my books but this is just ridiculous. Not a happy camper this far.
I deleted and reinstalled the app. Now it won’t allow me to log in at all. My app is glitching and won’t get past the email screen. I’m so disappointed. I was in the middle of 2 books when this change happened and now I’m going to have to figure out something else to do. Maybe go back to Audible??!?!
Nothing is working...it picked up my book I was listening to but it won’t search anything and it deleted all the books I saved...Otto was so much better than this hibooks
Empty App 1/5
My library disappeared, the book I was listening to disappeared, and all the available books disappeared. Very frustrating. It’s a good thing I have Audible to fall back on.