What are the best Audiobook apps for iOS?

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    #1Audible

    Audible

    Audible is home to a library of over 180,000 audiobooks, podcasts, and Audible Channels. This tool comes with a complete customization of your listening experience. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Russell Nguyen
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "I have used audible for a while past the trial period because I forgot to cancel it. I really liked it but I am not sure if I can afford it. The selection is good but if you have a certain book in mind you may be out of luck. This is a good app if you are in the mood for nothing specific. The interface is nice, though. It is easy to navigate and save your place for later. "
  2. 10

    #2Audiobooks HQ

    Audiobooks HQ
    Get over 11,000 free audiobooks, 77,500 old time radio dramas, and 250,000 premium audiobooks. With new audiobooks added daily.
    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99- Varies by plan

    Keith Alexander
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "Reading a regular book is something that is going towards the past. Audiobooks is something that virtually anybody can use, and is great if you are on the go, or working out. Some people like to watch tv but a good audiobook while working out, can help with virtually anything."
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    #3LibriVox Audio Books

    LibriVox Audio Books
    LibriVox Audio Books provides free access to over 24,000 audio books in more than 30 languages. Each audiobook can be streamed over the internet or downloaded for later use. All LibriVox audio books can be freely listened to and shared.
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Shreyas Dasgupta
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "LibriVox Audio Books is the perfect audiobook app for me. There are so many free audiobooks for me to listen to while I workout or on long drives or when I'm waiting for... well, all the things you have to wait for (appointments, trains, washers and dryers, etc.). I especially like that so many genres are available for listening because sometimes I feel like a short story and sometimes a biography."
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    #4Bookmobile

    Bookmobile
    Simply Better. Easier-to-use, clean design, full control, and audio from more sources. Bookmobile provides a better experience for listening to audiobooks than any other app.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Amit Nair
    Written on April 20, 2017
    "Remember when the bookmobile would come around school and it was always such a happy day?! You can bring your books with you everywhere and your itunes will read it to you. It's like having a bookmobile with a narrator in your pocket."
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    #5Scribd

    Scribd

    Scribd, the reading subscription named "one of the best book apps on the market,". This application makes it easy for users to dive deep into any topic, stay in the know, explore something new, or escape into a good story.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Carolyn Turner
    Written on August 6, 2017
    "I love audiobooks. I was looking for the best audiobook app for my phone. I found Scribd. First of all, it requires a membership, which is expensive. The selection of books isn't that great, either. Also, the app is very slow at times and crashes more than it should. Not impressed. I do not recommend this app."
  3. 7

    #6OverDrive

    OverDrive

    More than 30,000 libraries worldwide offer titles from OverDrive, so download the app and find your next book today. Its app is available on Android and iOS devices. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Ángel Santos
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "If you have love of reading like me then you would also find Overdrive helpful. With over 30,000 titles at the tips of my hand, I can take my book anywhere I want. I can make a wish list for the titles I want and never ever have to remember when to return my books as they are auto returned. No worries for late fee ever."
  4. 5

    #7Audiobook - Free Audio Books Player and Streamer

    Audiobook - Free Audio Books Player and Streamer
    Audiobook no cost money to use, no need subscription, no buy and all are free.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    James Johnson
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "I hated having to sort through my iTunes to find the few audio books hidden among the thousands of music files. Audiobook solves this problem. It's a stand alone app with nothing but my audio books. I've saved a lot of time thanks to this app."
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    #8AudiobookStore

    AudiobookStore

    AudiobookStore is an app which is available on both Android and iOS devices. It has over 55.000 DRM free audiobooks from top-selling authors in every category, with thousands more added each month.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ayaan Rodrigues
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "Audio Books by AudiobookSTORE is an app that allows you to have a one stop shop for all your audiobook needs. Instead of having to search for each book individually from the app store, downloading this app allows you to find an aggregated list of all the books available making both the search and purchase much easier. As their site says, using the app means less time for searching and more time for reading. I do not want to spend a lot of time searching for the books so this app is right up my alley as to cutting the search time down."
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    #9Audiobooks Now

    Audiobooks Now
    Audiobooks Now is the premier service for downloading and streaming digital audiobooks with over 80,000 titles to choose from.  This service offers deeply discounted audiobooks that can be downloaded or streamed to your mobile device.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Scott Williams
    Written on April 12, 2017
    "I haven't been very happy with my current audiobook app on my phone, so I have been looking for an alternative. I decided to check out Audiobooks Now. It was quick to download and seems easy to use. I will have to use it a little more to see how stable it remains."
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    #10Downpour

    Downpour
    The free Downpour.com app gives your Mobile device access to all your downloadable audiobooks from the Downpour.com e-commerce website, complete with "single-touch" full library and audiobook list views.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Anthony Vargas
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "Downpour.com App is compatible with your Android and complements the Downpour website. At a touch of a button you will be listening to your audio books. You do not need WI-FI to download your library, just your cell phone connection. "

Summary

Best What are the best Audiobook apps for iOS
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AudibleApps 12 Free
2Audiobooks HQApps 10 Paid
3LibriVox Audio BooksApps 9 Free
4BookmobileApps 9 Free
5ScribdApps 8 Free
6OverDriveApps 7 Free
7Audiobook - Free Audio Books Player and StreamerApps 5 Free
8AudiobookStoreApps 4 Free
9Audiobooks NowApps 4 Free
10DownpourApps 2 Free
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