Welcome to Downpour, your one-stop shop for audiobooks on the go. Discover the wonderful world of audiobooks and enjoy our everyday low prices on downloads, as well as our budget-friendly digital rental option.

Downpour boasts a catalog of over 80,000 unabridged titles with hundreds more being added each month. Offering the finest in contemporary fiction and nonfiction, as well as the world’s great classics, our title collection includes Pulitzer, Nobel, Man Booker, PEN/Faulkner, Hugo, and National Book Award winners, as well as countless New York Times bestsellers. Authors include James Patterson, Karin Slaughter, Don Winslow, George Orwell, Dan Brown and many more.

App Features
• Chaptered tracks
• Offline listening
• Speed through with variable speed playback (1.25x, 1.5x, 2x)
• Fall asleep to your favorite book with the integrated sleep timer
• Browse our huge selection of titles right in the app
• Purchase books in the app with your Downpour credits or in-app purchase
• Use the wishlist to save titles for later
• Remember important parts of the book with bookmarks and notes
• . Review your favorite books
• Stay in sync across all your devices

Questions or comments? Get in touch on Twitter @downpour_com

What’s New

Version 5.1

Various bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

oldmankit ,

Love downpour, but app is broken

I love downpour because, unlike audible, they give me ownership of the files I download. No DRM means I can play them on any player, and feel safe in backing up. The files are mine.

Also, good selection, and good prices.

Unfortunately the app is broken. How did it get past testing? I press play, and the app crashes. Close, restart, play, crash. Close, restart, play, crash. Close, restart, play, crash. ...

But it's not a worry. When I get to my laptop I will download the mp3s, add them to my MP3 player of choice, and delete the downpour app. This is unlike audible, where if there is a problem with their app or iTunes synchronisation, I lose the ability to hear my audiobooks.

Update 14 June 2015

After giving up on the app a long time ago, I re-downloaded it today. It now plays without crashing. However, I have had a bad experience with the first chapters of an audiobook I just purchased. It plays one track, then stops and won't play the next. I delete the next track, re-download it, and it works. On chapter four it now stops half way through the track. Deleting and re-downloading doesn't seem to help.

So the conclusion is, still very much broken, at least for me. Just download the MP3s and add to iTunes instead.

Jynto ,

Love the service, HATE the app

While there were plenty of issues with version 3, like the fact that it still used the iPhone 5 screen layout in 2017, this update fixed some of these issues but made others worse. I still can't use the time-skipping controls on my Bluetooth headset for example.

And on the subject of time skipping, there is a new bug that makes it impossible to play audio in the background without it randomly skipping back several minutes at a time. This is the last straw for me. The app has become unusable.

I will finish listening to my Downpour audiobooks on another device, and then switch back to Audible. It's a shame, because Audible's market dominance was what made me choose to use Downpour in the first place.

ReddChicken ,

Fatally borked

This app somehow manages to mess up a simple audio interface. Pressing play/pause often does neither, and skips backwards in time. Enraging.


Blackstone Audio, Inc
72.9 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Audiobook £3.99
  2. Audiobook £2.99
  3. Audiobook £1.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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