What are the best audiobooks apps?

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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

    Ramón Santiago
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "The most beautiful part of this app is that the database is huge. You can download and find so many audio books that are compatible with this app. It is also very user friendly."
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    #2Bookmobile

    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

    Charles Watson
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "Personally I think there's better apps out there for this, but that's all down to personal taste. There's nothing fundamentally wrong with this, so give it a try and see how you like it."
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    #3Smart Audiobook Player

    Smart Audiobook Player

    This free app allows people to reproduce audiobooks.  It is a simple application that lets you, among others things, create a list of characters, sort books, have a playback history, and much more!

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ashley Myers
    Written on October 14, 2017
    "I have jumped on the bandwagon and now listen to audio books on my commute to work. This app is good in that it organizes your audio books and even tells you your playback history. You have to already have the audio book downloaded to your phone so it's not like this app also lets you download audio books. It's a good app, but I would like to see more options to download audio books right from the app. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Audiobooks emerged back in 1932 through The American Foundation for the Blind. It established a studio for recording books on vinyl records. Each one could hold 15 minutes of speech per side. A year later, Congress allowed the Library of Congress to produce audiobooks. Advancements in technology helped the growth of audiobooks. It used cassette tapes and compact discs as new mediums during the 1960s and 80s. The term "audiobooks" did not become standard until 1994. This also followed the introduction of Audible, enabling downloading book onto desktop computers.

With the presence of Audible in the market, it was only a matter of time before audiobook apps emerged. The best audiobook apps are ones that are easy to use and can work with any device. These are exactly the reason why Audible is so popular. It was so ubiquitous, accessible, and user-friendly. Some have accepted the digital direction of their beloved paperback and hardcovers. There are plenty of apps today that caters to book lovers of this kind. For the rest, still, nothing will beat the good read that traditional books provide. Reading these words is as much a part of the experience as it is imagining and playing it out in your mind.

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    #4Listen Audiobook Player

    Listen Audiobook Player
    This player has been designed to be used with an effortless navigation. It contains many different and dynamic features such as downloading books. You must only provide your own audiobooks!


    Apps

    Android

    $1.49

    Brittany Williams
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "I have recently started using the Listen Audiobook Player app for listening to audio books. I love it so far. I would recommend this app to anybody who likes listening to audio books."
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    #5Voice Audiobook Player

    Voice Audiobook Player

    With Voice Audiobook Player you only have to add your main audiobook folder and each folder in there will be perceived as an individual book. It is the best way to keep your library in order!


    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Alexander Smith
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Voice audiobook has been my go-to audiobook player since I canceled my Audible subscription. It's very well organized and helps me keep everything together. Thanks for creating such a cool app!"
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    #6LibriVox 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

    Gerald Hunter
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "This is your standard public domain book database fare. I found it to be somewhat feature rich, and it's nice to have so many classics available as audio files. As to be expected, you'll have to look elsewhere for all the latest books."
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    #7OverDrive

    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

    Jason Weaver
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "This app requires that you not only have a library account but that your library is an Overdrive participant. If your library does not participate, then this app is useless. If it does, then I would say that it's worth a shot. Whether or not it will have the audiobooks you're interested in is another story."
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    #8Audible

    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

    Joe Weber
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "Audible is the number one app for audiobooks. I've used it for a long time and experienced many books I otherwise wouldn't have without an audiobook version. Audible is one of the best apps on the market for EBooks, and with good reason. It's an amazing service."

Summary

Best What are the best audiobooks apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Audiobooks.comApps 13 Free
2BookmobileApps 11 Free
3Smart Audiobook PlayerApps 11 Free
4Listen Audiobook PlayerApps 9 Paid
5Voice Audiobook PlayerApps 7 Free
6LibriVox Audio BooksApps 7 Free
7OverDriveApps 6 Free
8AudibleApps 5 Free
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