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Learn from the best books with our audiobook insights and analysis.

Our concise insights explain the best ideas from the best books in a powerful and easy-to-understand format, which you can read or listen to in 15 minutes or less!

Athena's growing library spans a multitude of topics to help you do everything from turbocharge your career, boost your health, improve your relationships, find inner happiness and even up your chess game.

Available in audio and text formats, Athena gives you everything you need to learn when, where and how you want.

Try our FREE trial today to start harnessing the power of books.


“This app is the answer to my New Year’s resolution! So much easier to get through the books I’ve always wanted to read, but could never find the time.” Sarah, Houston

“Fantastic product! Incredibly well written content that I have found to be the ideal length.” Nick, San Francisco

“Great key insights from books! Have been using the app for awhile now and the content is great, fresh, and easy to digest!” Luisa, London

“Highly recommend Athena to anyone looking to read more, especially anyone who likes podcasts and audiobooks.” Darran, Brooklyn


- The best ideas from the best books, quickly and easily
- Concise and easy-to-understand format
- Audio and text versions
- Actionable insights
- Write your own Takeaways
- Widgets
- Curated collections
- Personalized recommendations



Athena offers an auto-renewing monthly subscription - the Monthly Library Pass, an auto-renewing yearly subscription - the Annual Library Pass, and a lifetime subscription - the Lifetime Library Pass. The subscriptions provide unlimited access to Athena during the active subscription period. Payment will be charged to the credit card connected to your iTunes Account when you confirm purchase. Renewing subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. To manage or cancel your subscription and auto-renewal, go to your Account Settings.

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What’s New

Version 7.0.1

We update Athena as often as we can to deliver a better experience for you. This update includes several new features, including:

- Performance improvements
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

lostintribeca ,

Book review app

Made a resolution to start reading something other than Instagram and Twitter every day. I checked out a bunch of book apps and book review apps, and this one is on balance the most useful and enjoyable. Some of the reviews are totally captivating, like a really good (but not too long) magazine article. Be warned there isn’t any fiction yet as far as I can tell. But if you want to know what nonfiction is out there, this is really good.

BradleyPerrz-Isaacs ,

Give it a try!

Great app to get caught up on all the books you wish you could read. The book summaries are well written and give you the main points of the book. I’m enjoying building my knowledge and learning new things. I started with the free trial and after that have upgraded to the annual Library Pass. It's a great value for the price given how many books I can read.

Lu CMR ,

Great key insights from books!

Have been using Athena app for a while now and the content is great, fresh and easy to digest! The app has nice design and is easy to use, not to say their reading lists and curation of books which are really great. The book summaries are entertaining and insightful.
I really recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quick learning and a smart way to spend time 🙂!

Developer Response ,

Hey thanks, Luisa! We're glad to hear you're enjoying Athena and will pass on your great feedback to the team. Keep an eye out for more fresh content coming soon!!!


Monthly Library Pass
Curated selection of books
Free Trial
Annual Library Pass
Book Collection & Reading List

In-App Purchases

Lifetime Library Pass
Lifetime book key ideas and insights

App Privacy

The developer, Sum Lab Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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