Enjoy audiobooks a lot !!
No cover art 3/5
Works fine mostly but artwork doesn’t download.
Downloaded playback stops 1/5
By Tom Wianinen
Downloaded books stop playing every 12 or so minutes. This has happening with several books. Cellular data is turned off and the books have been downloaded.
Is this because there is some limit on content or because I am in the 30 day trial period and have finished four audiobooks in about a week? I have no idea. The Terms tab in My Account is blank and I can’t seem to find any usage limits anywhere.
There is a wide selection of books I am interested in consuming on this app. I will continue to use this app and renew every month as long as this bug gets fixed. I will also regrade my review if it is fixed.
Please improve your product Scribd.
Best Audiobook App Out There! 5/5
Economical and great selections!
Great app. 5/5
By Thurston in C-Ville
Love the choices. Something for everyone.
By Eddie Corbo
The new scribd is the world’s best deal for books and audiobooks and sheet music. For 8 bucks a month I get whatever the heck I want as often as I want. It’s a little nuts. Five stars baby.
Subscription cancelled 5/5
I unsubscribed and deleted this because financially, I just can’t afford it. I contacted the developers with concerns about possible charges and they wrote me three different times trying to get the information to credit me back. I find that alone highly impressive. For someone like me with varied interests, this app is perfect. It’s unfortunate that I couldn’t subscribe. Sheet music, art, scientific articles, articles on developments pertaining to my specific illnesses. There’s a little bit of everything in one place. But the customer care is what makes the difference. Before you give them one star, contact them. Give them a chance to address your problem. They are an impressive team.
So far so good with a couple problems 4/5
I’m really enjoying my subscription so far. It’s only been a couple days but it’s really easy to use and the quality of the reading materials is great. My one complaint is the app itself. Yesterday it kept freezing and wouldn’t load properly. However today. So far no problem. I just wanted to leave a review. I will update if it becomes necessary. Thank you
Doorway to Magic 5/5
By Way of Cats
With this app on my iPad, my childhood dream of All Books is getting closer :) This is a fantastic service which now offers unlimited access to their extensive library.
They have just about any category or genre you can think of. As soon as I have finished a book, they have a row of new possibilities to consider. I can create my own categories to save for different moods.
The app is nicely set up with different fonts, sizes, and other customization for reading. I love that I can download and have my books available in non-service areas. I can also switch to my laptop and back, and there’s notes and bookmarks too.
This is a big reader’s dream! Thank you, Scribd!
Unauthorized credit card charges 1/5
I have never used this app neither have I subscribed to it, yet I have a monthly cc charge from scribed. Read all reviews on the Internet. This is a scam.
Noticeable Lag When Turning Pages 2/5
Hello, I’d like to point out that your app suffers from noticeable page turn lag. It really gets in the way of an otherwise great experience.
Predatory billing horrible 1/5
My 14-year-old signed up for this subscription, billing emails were only sent to her I now have several hundred dollars into an app never used because it was so poorly developed and buggy.
Read the other negative reviews..... 1/5
I LOVE the problem this app solves: it allows me to explore new ideas, new worlds, and to emerge a bigger person. Listening to audiobooks this way is life changing.
That said, the app consistently crashes during audiobook playback. I’ve tried everything I can to make it work (changing things in settings, clearing caches, airplane mode, downloading content to offline, and more) but the app almost always crashes after a few minutes and then upon resuming sometimes loses its place. What’s more perplexing is that on occasion it will work without crashing.
I’ve reached out via email with “Attention James” with no response whatsoever. It seems like they post that at the end of every negative review as PR.
I can not recommend this app until they let us know what is going on and that they are aware that more paying customers than just myself are unable to enjoy their service because of this issue. Look at the other 1 star reviews and then imagine how many others who haven’t reviewed the app have the same issue. Please fix this, Scribd!! And despite the issue, thanks for working on this life changing idea.
Great but... 4/5
Since recent updates when i start playing a book i have to stay with that screen open for like 5 minutes. If i try to lock my phone or go to a different app the book stops playing and i have to go back in and basically listen again to all i just read.
Love when it works 1/5
The app used to be perfect. Whenever I open the app there is a blank white screen, re-downloading does not fix this issue. It’s just too inconvenient to use anymore mostly because I’m paying for a subscription with an app I can’t even open.
Best App I have 5/5
I am totally happy with this App. If you love to read or hear current books of all types this is the place to be. Unlimited streaming or downloading audio books that are current and not written 100 years ago for $9.00 a month, you cannot beat it. Also they let you listen to the whole series of an author and not just let you hear the first one and then you high and dry. I am not in anyway related to people running this app, just a happy customer.
Best reading app around! 5/5
By Toast Kennedy
I love the variety and ability to see papers or articles as well as books and then there are books about books. Truly awesome.
This App changed my life. It is the best app I have ever used. I am really enjoying it.
Could be better 4/5
This app has been getting better. One thing I’d like to see is to make notes on audiobooks like what Audible does. Isn’t possible my dearest Scribd dev? :)
By Pinterest app for iPad
Only my 2nd app review ever. Had to give this a thumbs up, especially since I am now able to read or hear anything, save anything offline with my subscription. So worth the $! such a good array of options. Really enjoy the audiobooks, so easy to access. Thank you SCRIBD for enabling me to read and listen easily and affordably.
Cannot manage to play audiobooks on my ipod, wonder if that is possible.
I can't ever listen to the audiobooks.
Why am I paying you money when I can't access the contents?! I couldn't access the audiobooks most of the days this month.
I tried to download the audiobooks thinking maybe that would make this easier, but it doesn't downloaded either. I'm really close to just giving up at this point.
Too Many Problems 1/5
By KT. Kat
Honestly, the issues with this app are just getting worse. They are numerous, so I’ll only detail the most egregious ones. Mainly the audio playback is extremely buggy. Even when books are saved offline rather than streaming, there are consistent faults in the playback. It constantly stops playing for no apparent reason and you need to go back into the app to restart playback. It also loses its place approximately 30% of the time I attempt to play an already-started book.
Every time you exit a book it prompts you to save it, and now they also have these obnoxious pop-ups asking you to save books while you’re actively reading them. You cannot exit out of them and they block the bottom 1/4 of what you are trying to read. This makes it a pain to preview books you may be interested in.
After they switched to “unlimited” there was mention of limiting the amount available to “super users” (so, in fact, not unlimited) but they absolutely will not explain what that means! No idea what constitutes a super user or how they decide what books will be available to these users. I wonder if this is why they are so intent on having us save books. Perhaps just saving a book counts against you so they can limit your options. As there is no transparency it seems likely it is something shady like that.
Scribd is the best!! 5/5
I love that I’m able to get such a wide variety of ebooks and audiobooks at such a low price! Scribd helped me a ton in college when every class required five+ fiction and non-fiction books to read. Plus I love being able to scroll through lists, find a book I like and add it to my collection or just start reading right there and then! I love this app and will ALWAYS rave about it to friends and family ☺️☺️☺️
Audiobook function is unusable for now 1/5
This bug has been reported months ago but still persists. I can’t listen/download a new audiobook, it gives me 20004 error. How many times should I report this?!
New subscribe 5/5
By Steph Jack
Very best app EVER!! I had never tried an audiobook till this app.
James is awesome 5/5
Love this app! I had a problem with my subscription and James fixed it immediately after he was made aware of problem. Love to read and Scribd has so much of a variety of books. Like being able to download on all my devices so I can read anywhere, anytime with or without internet connection. Totally recommend. Please see ticket #1557949 & 1613458
Fantastic update 5/5
Now that Scribd is back to an unlimited format, it’s a must buy subscription. I’m a voracious reader and find it can be costly to buy the books I want to read. Scribd gives me the freedom to choose from a wide selection of books at a low cost. Fantastic!
Audiobook player fail 4/5
There was a problem with the app causing it to crash every time an audiobook went into another chapter, but this fixed itself after two updates. I should point out it took leaving a negative review to get customer service to contact me regarding the issue, but the app itself is worth trying out.
Great reading! 5/5
Best readings for the price!
Why does the app look like it has the letters “69” on it..?
Great App! 4/5
Best reading app out there!
Great concept, but the app just isn’t good. 2/5
I love the idea of an à la carte approach to books, audiobooks, and more, but frankly the app is poor. The biggest issue for me is audio playback. It works roughly half the time and when it does work it takes ages to load (even though the book is stored offline). It will jump around between chapters of an audiobook with no explanation and often it when you pause partially through a chapter and leave the app it will lose your place and start you back over at the beginning of the chapter. The interface could use some work as well, things aren’t organized well and while there is support for iPhone X, the Play/Pause/Skip buttons are placed poorly, much too close to the bottom edge of the display. I really want to love this service, but until audio playback is fixed I just can’t recommend it.
Glitchy App 1/5
I tried the free subscription option first and really liked it but they were some books where it showed available soon ...on the date my free subscription ends.So I thought that maybe I need to be full paying subscriber to access those books. I let the subscription date roll..03/06/18 and was even able to listen one of the audiobooks I wanted that I was unable to before.Once I finished that book and wanted to read or listen to the next one in the series now it shows Available Soon 04/06/18. Really so I can’t read or listen and have to wait another whole month to read the next book? Today I was not even able to see the home tab/page its blank.. I have access to explore, saved and account tab/pages and they load up fine but home screen is blank just has loading circle when I try to access.I deleted app and tried it again still same issue on ipad. My note5 phone app is accessible for now.But please fix the ipad/iphone app.
A good app 4/5
A stable app. Two hour sleep timer.
Not really unlimited 3/5
By mj m
The interface is great and so is the selection, but you aren’t really unlimited. I’m a heavy audiobook user and ran into an issue with loading titles that suddenly became unavailable. After some research I discovered they throttle access. So I’m annoyed. If they had been upfront (and didn't hide it in the fine print) and would have been ok with it (or at least I could have made a better cost comparison). But this feels like a bait and switch. Not cool. Pretty shady Scribd.
Would not let me cancel subscription 1/5
By Hated it 101
Tried canceling through Apple Pay, app, and website. Will not let me unsubscribe thus causing my account to overdraft.
As a book fan! 5/5
I love this app!! They have so many good books new and older. I wish I could keep them is my only complaint. They do change them up sometimes and I have to change up what I want to listen or read next.
The best 5/5
I’ve been with scribd off and on... mostly on ever since it was just books and documents.
So glad to have unlimited audiobooks back and amazed the price is still 8.99.
I know that price can’t last forever and be able to keep the selection choices what they are.
I’m not saying that I’m asking for an increase but I’d rather pay more than have it totally go away like tunein did recently.
Long live Scribd
Great app. 3/5
I am currently on the free trail and I think the app is a great concept the only reason am giving it a 3 star rate is because it cuts to much and skips chapters every so often and that can get annoying when am doing other things and have to stop and change it to the correct one other that that if they would fix that in the time that I still have on the trail will definitely continue with the subscription
I love it 5/5
I love these app I’ve been waiting along time for a app like these.
I do have a couple things I think would make it better.
1 maby get a few more books. I mean I don’t have a problem with any of them. In fact I love most of the books you got. I just would like to maby get.Some more graphic novels like maximum ride. Sorry if I spelt that wrong. Just what I am saying is that I love your app.
2 maby in you audio books you could choose the voices. I like who is reading them I would just like to maby change the voices for a different book. Something like that.
Those are just a few things I fought could help you out. Great app I love it!!!
Ok for my purpose 3/5
By in for life
Ok for my purpose, was a challenge to cancel but was finally able to do so. Please no more emails from service. Thank you
Every audiobook I’m trying to listen to tells me it won’t be available until 3/15/18. I just started running into this today. What is the problem? This is very frustrating. Please fix.
Love it! 5/5
By Mrs Oubre
I am reading so much with scribd. For the price of a paperback novel, I have access to tons of material. Well worth the monthly fee.
Considering cancelling 1/5
So I've been with Scribd for some years now and I am now seriously considering ditching it for kindle unlimited. Somebody please tell me why I can't change the text size. Are you kidding me?!?!?! I don't even care that the app just crashes on you sometimes and listening to audiobooks have glitches. Whatever. But nothing makes me more mad than when I can't change the text size. Not on a laptop and not on an iPad/iPhone. I don't need to squint my eyes or struggle to read a book with tiny text. Jeez fam. It's been a good run Scribd but I fear the time has come for us to part ways.
Thank you so much 5/5
For a book reader of both books and audio books. I’m visually impaired and this app helps me sooo much with what has bee deemed my reading addiction. So I thank you dearly
I signed up for free trial to see if I would like this but realizing that I would never use it I canceled my subscription! Oh you find out you still charging me I want a refund!
This is amazing! I love this. And I get other apps for free base on my subscription. Totally worth.
I’ve used this app for a few years now and it’s only gotten better. It’s become my go to app for reading and beaten out the big guys like Amazon and Apple. Save money, read books. Go to the library. Get Scribd.
Good collection, excellent pricing but a really bad app 5/5
For the past two months I have been exploring various apps (kindle unlimited, Amazon audible, audiobooks) for accessing ebooks and audiobooks. With unlimited access to ebooks and audiobooks , scribd is hands down the best option and cheaper than any option above as well. While audible has the largest audiobooks collection , it’s $50 more expensive per year and yet you can download only one audiobook every month for free and need to pay for rest. If you want ebooks, kindle unlimited is another $10.00 per month but their collection is much much smaller compared to scribd (please note that a Kindle unlimited gives you access to only a very very small fraction of ebooks in Amazon ) . Comparatively for $9 a month Scribed has a much larger collection they keep adding more too .
Coming to the app, there are a few things I would love to see improved :
(1) The "read screen" feature that iOS provides is something I use quite extensively while reading ebooks in apps like Kindle at it speeds up my reading speed considerably , but unable to use it in scribd because it's quite buggy.
(2) Night reading mode (black background with white font, and a sepia ) and Choice of fonts to choose from for ebooks, works well on iPad but the options don’t show up on IPhone ( I have 6s plus ) . Also it would be better to have the same set of font options available for all ebooks
(3) A nice to have feature would be more granularity in choosing reading speed than just 1x, 1.25, 1.5, 2x etc.. The big jump makes one option slow and the next option fast. More granularity option will appeal will to people with different speed preferences
Great service, horrendous app 1/5
The idea for the service is awesome. All you can read for $9 a month?! Sign me up. However, the app is very bad. About one hour worth of use kills my new iPhone X battery by about 50%. When listening to audiobooks, they often stop playing. Hard to tell if the app is totally crashing or is just randomly pausing the audio. I can’t possibly recommend downloading this app until the developers address these issues.