One of the best Apps that I have. Access to many more books at the tip of my fingers. Spent a lot of time in the library as a child. Thanks for making my access easier and in the palm of my hands. Love the App and highly recommend this one.
Regular User who listens to Audiobooks 4/5
By Stew the Doodle Fan
I use this app for audiobooks. I find it very reliable. UI is intuitive. The audiobooks are broken into multiple parts for easier downloading which is great.
Super App! Best way to enjoy great books with the convenience of never having to go to the library!
It’s SO nice!! 4/5
The only reason I gave it only 4 stars is because it doesn’t have all the authors I like to read.
To the Overdrive app developer, please fix. 4/5
I can’t find the app support to fix the problem, so I have to write this in the review. On my iPad, whenever I open another app and then go back to Overdrive, it keeps shifting the page back to the start of a chapter. I have to page forward once, but that takes me to a page past where I’m reading. So, I have to swipe back once to get to the correct page. Can you fix this? Does anyone else have this problem? Please let the developer know in a review. There is no app support link to contact the developer.
Really almost useless 2/5
Half the books I want to read can only be read through another app. Why can’t you just use one app to check things out and read? Or could we possibly connect to iBooks since lots of people have that? Plus I don’t appreciate all those stupid bestselling romance novels that are pushed, I never read those and I have no opinion of people who do.
Love the app 5/5
To be able to download books from my local library is a dream come true..I listen to an audiobook every night to help me fall asleep. I also enjoy reading the ebooks too.
Audio books for days! 5/5
I can't say enough nice things. I love being able to download audio books from the palm of my hand. I have a somewhat long commute, and listening to a good book helps makes it far more enjoyable. Thank you OverDrive!!!! ❤️
Good but one problem 5/5
By apps are rated by me
You have to put your card for every single library. I wish you type in card number once then go to all the library’s
The Best! 5/5
I’ve been using Overdrive for a few years. Like all the options, the timer, and especially the contents list that breaks down by chapters. I use audiobooks to go to sleep and to take a nap.
Beat reading and listening app ever!
Love it. 5/5
By Señor Guacamole
Love the app. Very nicely designed. Add 3x speed please!
So far: an exercise in frustration 1/5
I can’t find the place tp open my audiobooks to listen to them.
Great great 5/5
I give five stars because I have never had an issue downloading always up and working thank you for greatness
OverDrive great app for book listening 5/5
Works with my iphone 6S plus. Great app
Great App 4/5
No longer do I pay $14.99 a month 5/5
I am so happy that I made the switch and am supporting my county’s libraries. Having access to all the titles I want, on a time frame that’s manageable, is perfect for my lifestyle. The audio quality is as good as other apps, and the ease of use is better than others. I can download directly from the app. It’s user-friendly and I can’t say enough good things about it. I highly recommend!
Audiobook heaven! 5/5
I have been using this app for over 10 years and have listened to well over 200 audiobooks absolutely free via a library download. Using it takes some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it you will love it! I have a constant sting of audiobooks lined up and waiting to be listened too. It makes my drive too and from work enjoyable no matter how long I sit in traffic. I could never afford to buy all the audiobooks I have got on loan from the library. You have to be on a waiting list for most books but you can have a lot on hold at a time so they pop up one after other. Hands down best app ever invented!!!
Duration of hold period in days 3/5
In addition to showing how many people are waiting also show countdown of days until next copy is due to be available.
Need to add bookmarking from Apple Watch 4/5
I love this app but one thing keeps it from getting a 5 star rating- I can’t bookmark from my Apple Watch.
I listen to audio books while driving in my car. I was thrilled to discover that I can control the app from my Apple Watch, but it doesn’t offer a way to bookmark something in the audio book from the watch.
Sometimes when listening to an audio book, I want to bookmark something to return to later. If I had this option on my watch it would be a huge help.
Loving it! 5/5
By Adiobook lover
Overdrive makes the drive to work so much more relaxing!
Thank goodness for audio books 5/5
I drive A LOT, and at least I feel like I’m listening to something productive. I love music but after 10-12 hours in the car, I need a bit more.
Great App 5/5
The library integration makes finding and consuming books super easy when all I have is my phone.
Best. Reading. App. Ever. 5/5
By Patsy D.
So much better in selection and ease of use than the other e-reading apps out there. My first place to search for what I want—and if Overdrive ain't got it, don't bother looking elsewhere. I use both written and audio and both work flawlessly. Thank you over and over and over again!
Great App 5/5
Use it ALL THE TIME! Highly recommend this to anyone who loves books or enjoys reading.
Pause from AirPods is fixed, thanks! 5/5
App continues to improve, couldn’t be happier. Except!
- I wish I could search multiple libraries at once.
- I wish I could RENEW an expired book without searching each library to see where I borrows it from. Could the bookshelf at least show me what library it is from? Or when I tap on the expired book?
While I appreciate the ease of returning a book with just one click, I do NOT appreciate the fact that the returned book is not being cleared from my Kindle app on my IPad; therefore making it IMPOSSIBLE to access the other books I have on loan and want to read!
No more Road Rage 5/5
I drive a lot for my job, sit in a lot of traffic, deal with a lot of aggressive drivers so listening to the audiobooks has helped with road rage and made my commute enjoyable!
Life is Complete 5/5
By Special Lemons
I love this app to pieces. I am a total barely sleep to read a good book kind of girl. This app lets me connect my library card. I don’t have to worry about leaving my bed to get a book. Though I do love feeling pages in my hand. It is easy and convenient . So in love. Can’t say enough good things. Rare for it to crash. Just perfect.
Thumbs up 5/5
I traveled back in time just to write this review. This app scores five out of five tacos. I bet even Lana Del Rey loves it.
Way to read free library books, or listen to free audio books in the car.
Good App 5/5
If you enjoy reading, this is a convenient, free way to do it!!
Difficult to use 3/5
I find this app difficult to use. I have to repeatedly check out audio books just to get it to work. Then downloading the files is always an issue. It’s just frustrating and not particularly user friendly. Once I get the files, all is fine.
Good but with annoying bugs 3/5
I used to absolutely adore this app, but somehow they changed something in one of the updates, and the app loses the bookmark, or restarts the book randomly. Tried two upgrades and still same annoyance. It is a good tool, but please fix those problems!
By Sew a
This is a wonderful app! I have really enjoyed being able to check out books from my library when I am out of town. Easy to use !
Easy to use! 5/5
The app is user-friendly and a great way to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from my local library!
This app is amazing! 5/5
By Harper Leed
I am so happy that this exists I've been able to use the audiobooks from my local library for my classes. Also, my commute is more enjoyable when I can listen to Shakespeare on the way.
Make it compatible with Alexa next.
Love this app! 5/5
I love being able to read books on this app
I love audiobooks! 4/5
The process for getting the audiobooks could be streamlined a bit but once I have downloaded I love listening!
Best App, period. 5/5
If I could only have 10 apps on my phone, Overdrive would need to be one of those.
This service/app is a money-saving dream! 5/5
Prior to being told about this app from a customer, I had been buying expensive Audible and Kindle books, which was starting to cost more than I was happy to shell out for a one-time listen/read. OverDrive allows me to loan so many of the same options for audiobooks and ebooks, all for free from my local library! My first library audiobook was The Book Thief, which cost $41 on Audible at the time. WOW! The only criticism I have is that the 2.0x reading speed is still a bit too slow (I like to listen at 2.5-3x speed), but hey, it’s free!
Content is great, UI is really cumbersome 2/5
By mac dummy
I LOVE that this app allows me to read / listen to books from the library. However, the UI is pretty terrible. It takes about a zillion clicks to get from finding a book you want to actually downloading and reading / listening. You have to remember your checked out file goes somewhere weird (loans?), to download you have to go to files and download, then reading can happen somewhere else (kindle app?). This is definitely an app I would never suggest my mom use, because it’s not logical in terms of process flow from material choosing to consuming.
Love it! 5/5
My favorite app! I love to read and the books are free!!!!
Great App 5/5
By Tigger Shoes
This app is great for reading anywhere. I always have my phone. I don’t always have a book handy.
App is perfect 5/5
By Me myself dude
Easy to use and extremely convenient
Life saver 5/5
Work and life is so much easier with this app as you can seamlessly and effortlessly listen to countless titles on this app. Paired well with any local library you’re associated with to check out many titles.
By FC Mom
Love the access to my library’s ebook collection
Love this App however... 1/5
Need Apple Watch App!! I love this app; this has been a “Go To” app when I run but I’ve just purchased an Apple Watch and...oh no. Please consider making one!!
Love this app! 5/5
I have been using this app for many years at least 6 plus. I love love love this app. I love libraries and bookstores — now this app brings the library to me — right at my fingertips. I can search my favorite authors and the book is in my hands to read on my device in seconds. What can be better. I also love that it syncs across my devices and will jump to the current reading position no matter which device I pick up to use. Love it and would certainly recommend the app to anyone who loves to read like I do.