xigxag: Audiobooks, but Better 12+

Subscription-Free Audiobooks

xigxag ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 206 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The UK's Audiobook Alternative: better prices the more you listen, no subscriptions and an exclusive listen-and-read concept. Certified B Corp™, accessible & sustainable.

We’ve got thousands of titles available from the authors you love including Stephen Fry, Alice Oseman, Terry Pratchett, Marian Keyes, Sally Rooney, Richard Osman, George R. R. Martin and many more. Our catalogue includes leading publishers such as HarperCollins, Pan MacMillan, Penguin Random House, Faber, Bonnier, WF Howes, Boldwood, Canelo, Chelsea Green and more. It’s easy to find your next great listen on the app, simply search by author, title, genre or keyword, or be inspired by our Top Pick recommendations.

You won’t pay more than £7.99 per title on xigxag, including our x-book® selection, and there’s no subscription required, so there’s no pressure to pay if you don’t have time to listen.
Our pricing even rewards you for listening by unlocking lower prices after every five full priced books, this is renewed on an annual basis from your first purchase:
£7.99 per title for books 1-5
£6.99 per title for books 6-10
£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.
All xigxag users can also access our monthly £3.99 picks, a curated selection of top titles available for less for a limited time. Past £3.99 picks have included bestsellers from Alice Oseman, Ant Middleton, Holly Jackson, David Baldacci, Bernard Cornwell and more. You can view the current titles on offer by downloading the app.

Exclusive to xigxag, the x-book® combines the audiobook and ebook into a brilliant, single integrated format. Search, take notes, share quotes, see illustrations and lookup words as you listen.
Switch seamlessly between listening and reading, or even read along. With the x-book® you can finish more books, in the way that best suits your lifestyle. Our x-book® selection is easily recognised by the purple ribbon, and you can even filter your book search by x-book®. Best of all, you won’t pay any more for the x-book® format, so you’ll enjoy both audiobook and ebook for the price of one!

Quick and easy In-app purchase
Listen to a sample of each audiobook before you buy
Read the synopsis, user reviews and book reviews
Skip forward or back with navigation designed for listening, not for music
Speed up or slow down narration speed
Stream or download for offline listening
Listen on your smart speaker or in your car via Bluetooth
Large format car player screen for listening safely on the road
Customisable sleep timer for relaxing bedtime listening
Listen on your smartphone, read on your tablet with automatic syncing across your devices
Dark mode

Now it’s easier than ever to customise your xigxag experience. Discover your reading stats, and keep track of your bookshelf, lookups and book reviews with myxigxag. Save, edit and share book quotes, cover art, and book recommendations directly from the app.

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There’s never been a better time to cancel your audiobook subscription. Join thousands of UK listeners switching to xigxag today.

What’s New

Version 2.1.28

Fixes issue with Airplane mode on newer phones

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

amazingappsboy ,

Absolutely fantastic in every way!

I rarely write reviews on the App Store but this service is so good I don’t want people to miss out. This is such a great alternative to Audible when it feels like there aren’t many other options. Xigxag have a feature called Xbooks which give you both the ebook and audiobook in one which is fantastic if you want to look up a word or spelling. They have a great range of titles to choose from despite not having every publisher just yet and they’re adding new ones every month and will have the whole catalogue soon im sure. Such lovely customer service incredibly helpful and quick to respond and they’re recently announced they’re the ethical pick for audiobooks AND they’re B-Corp certified which makes my Earth conscious heart very happy!

Developer Response ,

Wow - thank you for such an enthusiastic review. We really appreciate the xigxag love! 💜

Ayesha S'chn T'gai ,

Expectations Shattered

First let me say the app works well, the book choices are superb and the fact that it can be used without a subscription is excellent. Unfortunately I downloaded the app with the expectation that I could purchase both text and audio for any book. This is not the case. Not one of the books I was keen to purchase comes with text. NONE! I’m not looking for obscure authors, I am a Terry Pratchett fan and wanted to have access to his novels on the go. I already own a collection of his work but they are all hardback volumes which are too cumbersome to take on every bus/train/plain ride. Moreover some are signed copies and therefore precious to me. The adverts for the app extolled the ability to switch between text and audio in Xigxag’s xbooks, unfortunately what I have just purchased for 7:99, in my haste to get my hands on my first Pratchett book, is ‘audio only’. For a moment I thought I had clicked the wrong button; that there was an option to purchase audio only but no, audio is all I could buy. This is not what I signed on for and that first book may end up being the last I get from Xigxag. With so many Terry Pratchett books available I may have to bite the bullet and subscribe to Audible, at least until I have acquired all the books I want. At least then I could get what I hoped to get with Xigxag; both text and audio. Right now I’m getting only half of what I desire.

Feeling very disappointed.

Queenofthestoneage69 ,

The audio book app I’ve always dreamed of.

I work a lot in a job where I am not able to listen to books, music etc so my free time is limited. As a consequence I don’t actually get through many books (as much as I would love to listen to more) and subscription service audio book providers end up being expensive as I just don’t get my moneys worth. This is absolutely perfect for me. I can buy a book and take as long as I need to read and then buy another when I’m ready. Exactly what I need. It’s easy to you use and the app is great. Thankyou!

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

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