This robust e-book and audiobook app connects you to your favorite independent digital book merchant. (You’ll need an account from one of MyMustReads merchants to use this app.) Choose from hundreds of thousands of the most popular e-books and audiobooks from the largest publishers to the smallest.
Find your favorite authors in the catalogs of HarperCollins, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Workman, Harlequin, Sourcebooks, Tor, and more than 2,700 others. Stephen King? Harper Lee? Janet Evanovich? Daniel Silva? Max Lucado? You bet.
Looking for your next favorite book? it’s here. “What to Expect when You’re Expecting”? “The Nightingale”? “Good to Great”? “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”? Jane Eyre? You bet.
Books for kids, teens, young adults, and adults. Romance, sci-fi, mystery, history, biography, the arts, diet and health, crafts, computers, self-help, cooking, how-to—your selection is vast.
Read or listen to your books on up to five devices—a great way to share a book with family members.
Features you’ll find useful:
Return automatically to where you left off reading.
Highlight a word to get a definition or to search for it on the web.
Search for new titles by category.
Adjust type size and line spacing.
Adjust screen brightness for nighttime reading.
Choose from white, black, or sepia backgrounds.
Search and discover new books from within the app.
Listen to audio embedded in an e-book.
Watch video embedded in an e-book
Choose to limit your search to audiobooks only.
Connect with Facebook and Twitter.
New features added regularly.
Ratings and Reviews
Recent update is no good.
The most recent update has taken the chapters out of the table of contents screen and relegated them to the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen, which used to be used for marking progress in the chapter. I used to think it was weird but grew accustomed to it over time. Bringing chapters to the scroll bar wouldn’t have been an issue if they were also accessible from the TOC, but they are now only to be found in the strange CONTENTS page at the back of the book in hard to press hyperlinks or the scroll bar. This would probably be fine in an average book, but when there are 90 some-odd chapters to scroll through it becomes a bit tedious. Also, updating lost my place, which is how I found this issue in the first place.
I wanted to support independent bookstores so I got this app to read American Dirt for my book club. The only favorable thing I can say is that the text is mostly legible. So I will resist the urge to purchase a Kindle version and persevere to the end.
Where do I start with its failings? The table of contents, font and bookmark tabs don’t appear half the time when I tap the top of the page to open them up. The bookmark feature worked once I was able to find it, but after a few days lapse from reading, all my bookmarks have disappeared. I read on my IPad, but when I tried the same app on my phone, I had to scroll from page one to find my place. The text has many typos and weird spacing errors, especially with possessive words and apostrophes. There’s no way to highlight passages or look up words.
After this experience, I’m sorry to say I’m returning to my Kindle. This app needs lots of work before I’ll use it again.
Disappointing and dysfunctional
I use this app because I want to be able to support independent booksellers but I find that I rarely touch the ebooks I have downloaded because this app’s interface is so slow, unresponsive, and devoid of useful features. I read a lot of nonfiction and academic texts, for which it would be useful to annotate within the app. This is not possible beyond simple highlighting and bookmarking (and the highlighting function barely works—it’s as if the app doesn’t recognize touch inputs on the screen or does so in a very delayed way). Most books, no matter what settings I apply, also have irregularities in the layout—odd character or word spacing, unnatural page or paragraph breaks, etc. I would not recommend this app to anyone who has reading or visual processing challenges. The dysfunction in the app and the lack of user settings options make make it virtually inaccessible.
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- Hummingbird Digital Media, Inc.
- 33.3 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2015 Hummingbird Digital Media, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.