What are the best audiobook services?

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    #1Audiobooks.com

    Audiobooks.com

    With Audiobooks.com, you will be able to download audiobooks in an immediate manner. With this complete application, you can also play any audiobooks without visiting the websites. 


    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Rachel Armstrong
    Written on February 28, 2019
    "I discovered a lot of books because of this site. Highly recommended. 👌"
  2. 11

    #2OverDrive

    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

    Donna Ruiz
    Written on February 28, 2019
    "If you're tired of reading e-books, you can try listening to audiobooks. Good thing that OverDrive has both. "
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    #3Scribd

    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

    Barbara Smith
    Written on February 28, 2019
    "My subscription to Scribd was worth it! The voice in the audiobooks is also easy to listen. "

DID YOU KNOW? 

You probably listen to audiobooks because your circumstances don't allow you to be occupied visually. It could be because you're busy driving or folding up laundry. Either way, it’s a common feeling to be tired of listening to free audiobooks and wish that you were being entertained by your favorite celebrities instead. But there’s one way to go around this, you can listen to audiobooks narrated by your faves.

More Bedtime Stories for Cynics by Kirsten Kearse, Gretchen Enders, Cirocco Dunlap, Aparna Nancherla, and Matt Lieb might interest you. It is hosted by Nick Offerman known for father figure roles. A cast of comedic stars joins Offerman to read each story. The cast includes stars like Patrick Stewart (X-Men) and Anjelica Huston (The Addams Family) who both share their flamboyance to give each story a flair of their own. The audiobook puts raunchy, not-for-kids conceptual twists to classic bedtime stories that were probably read to you when you were young. Another good example would be Heads Will Roll by comics Emily Lynne and Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon. The former described it as a sitcom combination of Game of Thrones and Veep. Heads Will Roll is a satire about a queen who learns about an impending uprising to bring her down. The queen, along with her minion, tries to save the throne. The duo tries to stop the rebellion and hold on to their friendship. It stars Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia!) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) who adds wonder and nuance to the comical tale. But if star-studded comedies aren't your cup of tea, you might find history and romance to be the best audiobook genres for you. These audiobooks will hopefully get you started to make the most out of your audiobook subscription.

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    #4Downpour

    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

    Alexander Vargas
    Written on February 28, 2019
    "I was looking for a free audiobook app that I can use. Even though Downpour is free, I can say that it has lots of audiobooks to choose from. "
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    #5LibriVox 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

    Paul Graham
    Written on February 28, 2019
    "When it comes to audiobook services, I have always been loyal to LibriVox because it's free. And it has a catalog where you can conveniently search what you want to listen. "
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    Free Trial

    #6Kindle Unlimited

    Kindle Unlimited

    Kindle Unlimited is a subscription-based service by Amazon where you can read over a million books and listen to thousands of books with Audible narration. You can even download Kindle Unlimited books from the Kindle App to read on any device.

    Websites

    $9.99- Varies by plan

    Scott Day
    Written on September 30, 2019
    "Amazon has really brought me to like books. I hate them at first, but because audiobooks made it easy for me to understand the content, I eventually wanted to read (listen) more. That's why I think that my Kindle Unlimited subscription is really worth it. I just wish they add more Audible-narrated books in their catalog. :)"
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    #7AudiobooksNow

    AudiobooksNow

    AudiobooksNow is a streaming and downloading service for digital audiobooks which includes more than 80,000 titles available. The service currently offers a 30-day free trial for new subscribers, as well as monthly discounts.

    Websites

    Free- 1 month

    Matthew Martinez
    Written on February 28, 2019
    "I tried the free trial and I was impressed by its service. After subscribing to AudiobooksNow, I have all the access to audiobooks. 👍"
  5. 1

    #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

    Katherine Franklin
    Written on February 28, 2019
    "Cool! It saves the audiobook to my SD and not on my phone's memory. This is the reason why I use this compared to other audiobook services. It makes my phone lightweight. 😂"
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    #9Hoopla

    Hoopla

    Hoopla is a service for streaming audiobooks, movies, music, comics and more. A sign up is required to have an access on apps which is available on iOS and Android devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    Judith McDonald
    Written on February 28, 2019
    "This is my first time encountering Hoopla and I have to admit that I'm hesitant at first. But after using its app, it proved something to me. "
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    #10Audible

    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

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Summary

Best What are the best audiobook services
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Audiobooks.comApps 16 Free
2OverDriveApps 11 Free
3ScribdApps 9 Free
4DownpourApps 4 Free
5LibriVox Audio BooksApps 2 Free
6Kindle UnlimitedWebsites 2 Paid
7AudiobooksNowWebsites 1 Free
8AudiobookStoreApps 1 Free
9HooplaWebsites 0 Free
10AudibleApps 0 Free
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