xigxag: Audiobooks, but Better 12+

Subscription-Free Audiobooks

xigxag ltd

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



xigxag offers lower prices the more you listen, no subscription required. Enjoy an exclusive listen-and-read experience. Certified B Corp™ and Ethical Consumer Best Buy.

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
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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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2022 Startup Awards South West - Mobile And Emerging Technologies Startup Of The Year
2022 Cornwall Business Awards - Best New Business
2022 Finalist Great British Entrepreneur Awards - Disruptor Of The Year

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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 2.0.6

NEW! (user request) Set a playback skip duration (default 15 seconds) in Settings/Preferences: The player will jump forward or backwards to the nearest phrase at that skip position
FIX! Sharing a quote not working for audio only books
FIX! Download counter position when downloading from purchase screen
FIX! Duplicated search results when searching via a tap on author, narrator or publisher
FIX! Long Chapter titles were covering the chapter select icon

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

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!

Teaeee ,


I have been using the app for a couple of months now and really enjoy using it. Great selection of books ( my Bookshelf of books to read is getting very full 🤭 ). Really appreciate that you get both audiobook and text version for a single price - I do hope that there will be an option to use an eReader in a future update but understand the that there are licensing issues to address. The developers are really quick to respond to any questions and suggestions - and I love that they are UK based.

MikeyWhit ,

Love books, love this

Given me back the joy of books. From biographies to fiction to radio comedies. I can’t concentrate to read with long covid but now I’m entertained and am listening to more books with this ap than I have read for years. Great choice of titles and easy to find books to enjoy as well as knowing you’re in control and only paying for what you use, simply. Even better to support a UK based enterprise with a UK inspired reading list.

Developer Response ,

Oh, we're so delighted to hear this. Thanks for the lovely review and hope you are feeling better soon. 😊

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.

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  • Purchases
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  • Search History
  • Identifiers
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