Audiobooks, but better: our exclusive x-book® allows you to see illustrations, search, lookup words, save & share quotes as you listen, switch to reading or read along.

Introducing xigxag, a new British audiobook app that offers great prices and a better audiobook experience, without a subscription.
Love to switch between listening and reading? We have the perfect format for you.

Exclusive to xigxag, the x-book is an audiobook enhanced with an ebook. It’s like two books in one, with no additional cost. Unlike traditional audiobooks, with x-books you can switch to reading or even read along, look up illustrations, search, save quotes and
more. At xigxag we want you to have the ability to finish more books, in a way that suits your lifestyle. Listen, read or read along with the narrator - you decide.

Enjoy the freedom to finish more books with no monthly subscription fee. Pay only for the titles you choose to listen to with prices £7.99 or less, including our selection of x-books. There's no pressure to finish a book each month, because with xigxag you set the pace. 

Our pricing works on an annual basis from your first purchase and the more you read, the less you pay:
£7.99 per title for the first five books
£6.99 per title for books 5-10
£5.99 per title for books 11-15
£4.99 per title for books 16-20
£3.99 per title when you buy more than 20 books in the year.

xigxag is designed for readers. Unlike other available apps, our controls and features have been developed specifically for audiobooks. Users navigate through the book by sentence, paragraph and chapter – an experience that is much more like traditional reading.

Discover unique social sharing features you won't find anywhere else. Love sharing quotes? With xigxag, you can save, edit and share quotes to your favourite social media platforms directly from the app.

We’ve got all the features you need to tailor the app to your needs, including a sleep timer, listening speeds, customisable font size for x-books and more. You can even gift your favourite audiobook or x-book to your friends and family instantly.

We’ve got thousands of titles available right now, including many of the latest bestsellers from publishers such as HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Faber, Canelo and more. With more titles available on the app every day, you’re sure to find your next great read.

It’s time to move on from inflexible monthly audiobook subscriptions. Download xigxag today and discover a better audiobook experience, without commitments.

What’s New

Version 1.8.9

Fixes for linking to and from our new website!

UI refresh including a cleaner dark mode
Time remaining calculates based on your listening speed
Notifications when a review is approved
Easier access to gifting a book you own

Purchases sometimes slow to show up in Reading list
Network detection
Skip back now works across chapters
Search accuracy, including filtering for x-books
Lots of fixes and stability/performance improvements!Plus all the changes in 1.8.8:

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Scotfestival ,

Paid but no book and Xigxag sorted issue promptly!

Bought a full price book and 30 minutes later was still waiting for it to appear. Money taken but nothing showing in the app. (Update) Not happy at the time but Xigxag went out of their way to trace and sort the issue which turned out to be an App Store payment problem. Great aftercare and excellent response time! 10/10

Developer Response ,

Hi! We're really sorry that you had such issues, but thanks for giving us the chance to resolve it. We really appreciate the 5 stars! Thank you! 😊

sdml mama ,

Way better than Audible.

Just found books on xigxag that are not on audible. They are less expensive AND get cheaper as you continue to purchase…. Bada -bing!!

Ttlis ,

Highly Recommended

I don’t always have time to read so audiobooks are a great option for me, I like that there is no monthly commitment meaning I can pick and choose what I want to read and when.

App Privacy

The developer, xigxag ltd, 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
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

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

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