10 Best Audiobook Apps

Books are sources of enormous pleasure and knowledge. They are wisdom locked in pages with hardcovers. Now they are getting more dimensions than those hardcovers. E-books rose to prominence during the '90s. Following this major transition in the publishing industry then came the rise of audiobooks. First of these audiobooks were available from the '70s.

Having a smartphone in their hands, people now tend to hear things more than reading. Audiobooks are a great treat for your ears. You can productively use your listening times with these amazing audibles. One of every five Americans now listens to audiobooks. More than 71,000 audiobooks are published alone in the year 2020. Many websites and apps have free and paid audiobooks that you can start listening to right now.

Here, we have listed the best audiobook apps for you. We will open up about the best features, best uses, functionality, pricing, and availability of these apps. Stay tuned and check out the list. Let's start from here.

Best Audiobook Apps

1. Google Play Books & Audiobooks

Google Play Books & Audiobooks is a mega-collection of audiobooks. You can choose audiobooks from this app. You can listen to audiobooks with this app even offline. It can track your reading progress. You can save your audiobooks directly on your sd card.

Google Play Books & Audiobooks needs no subscription to use this service. Users have to pay for the book they want. There are many free audiobooks available too. It is easy to use and you can always find the latest releases easily on this app.

2. Audible

Audible: audiobooks, podcasts & audio stories is a popular audiobook application. It has a collection of 2,00,000 audiobooks. It has all of the best sellers and classics. You can also download for listening offline. You can build your own audiobook library inside the app. Many genres of audiobooks are available on this app including mysteries, fiction, science fiction, kinds of stories, and more.

Audible has free audiobooks for all users. It also has podcasts. It has two different subscription plans. The $9.95/month Audible Plus and the $14.95/month Audible Premium Plus. It offers a 30 day free trial period before you finally pay for it. Audible is available for both Android and iOS.

3. Scribd: Audiobooks & ebooks

Scribd: Audiobooks & ebooks is an app for audiobooks and ebooks. It has over 1 million books to choose from. You can customize narration speed to your comfort. You can also download audiobooks offline. It has audiobooks from many genres including Science Fiction, Personal Growth, Business, Contemporary Fiction, and more. It has articles from men's health, New York Magazine, Entrepreneur, and more.

Scribd is a subscription-based service. It has a $9.99 per month subscription (excluding tax). It offers 30 days of a free trial. It is a place for all best sellers and newly released books. You can set a sleeper time on this app. Scribd is available for both Android and iOS.

4. Storytel

Storytel: Audiobooks and Ebooks is another popular audiobook app. It has a collection of over 2,50,000 audiobooks and ebooks. You can adjust your listening speed and relax with the sleep timer on the app. It has listening statistics to track your audiobook listening. It has all genres of audiobooks including fiction, thrillers, novels, and more. It has recommendations of books for you and you can also bookmark your favorite ones.

Storytel has a $9.99 monthly subscription for all users. It has a 14 day trial period before you pay. It gives unlimited access to all its contents with this subscription. You can search books by genre on this app. Storytel is available for Android and iOS.

5. Kobo Books

Kobo Books - eBooks & Audiobooks is app for audiobooks. It has 94,000 audiobooks and 599,000 eBooks to choose from. You can find audiobooks from all genres including thrillers, fiction, storytelling, and more on this app. You earn kobo points on every purchase on the app. You can set the timer on the app while listening to your audiobooks.

Kobo Books has a flat $9.99 per month flat rate for all users. You get your first audiobook for free after you subscribe. Kobo is easy to use. You can search books by name or genre on the app. Kobo Books is available for both Android and iOS.

6. OverDrive

OverDrive is an app for borrowing audiobooks. It is connected with 40,000 libraries accords the globe. You can search by genre, authors, and books and it will find you the books from all these libraries. It has no late fees. It syncs your books marks, libraries, and other records. It lets you create your own library within the app.

Onedrive charges $1 per user every month for business customers and $.60 for each customer for Education and non-profit customers. A valid account with a participating library, school, or other institution is required. One drive is avilable for both Android and iOS.

7. Smart AudioBook Player

Smart AudioBook Player is an app designed for playing audiobooks. It has Chromecast support. You can play your collected audiobook with this app. It has playback speed control, playback history, and other features. Your progress on every book is saved independently. You can classify your collection as new, started, and finished. Overall it has all the functionalities you need to enjoy your audiobooks.

Smart AudioBook Player is has a free version. The premium costs $2 for a lifetime. It unlocks all the premium features of the app including going adless. First, 30 days of the app are free with all premium versions. Smart AudioBook Player is avilable for Android.

8. Free Audiobooks

Free Audiobooks is an app where you can found 14.000 classic audiobooks. It has audiobooks from genres like poems, love, mystery, science fiction, and more. It is a Chromecast-ready app. You can control the playback speed on this app. You can set sleeper times on this app. Free Audiobook is a free app. All features and audiobooks are free to all users of the app. It has a simple interface. It notifies you weekly about new free ebooks available on the app. The free Audiobooks app is available for Android devices.

9. Audiobooks.com

Audiobooks.com Listen to new audiobooks & podcasts is a audiobook app. It has over 250,000 audiobooks and 100+ million podcasts that you cant start listening to now. It has audio versions of popular magazines including The Economist, Rolling Stone, US Weekly, and more. It has audio summaries for books, audio literary criticism, audiobook clubs, and discussions.

Audiobooks.com charges $14.95/month. It gives you instant access to all the contents of this app. It offers a 30-day free trial before buying. Signing up gives you one free audiobook. Audiobooks.com app is available for both Android and iOS.

10. LibriVox Audio Books

LibriVox Audio Books is a free audiobook app. It has over 24,000 free audiobooks. You can both stream and download all these books for free. It has classic best sellers, new arrivals, and more. You can browse books by name, author, genre, and keyword. Access to audiobooks is unlimited. You can set timers and set playback speed on the app.

LibriVox Audio Books is a afree app. Users from the US can purchase more than 75,000 audiobooks. It is an easy-to-use app and great for all book lovers across the globe. LibriVox app is available for both Android and iOS.

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