BookPlayer 4+

Plays M4B/M4A/MP3 audiobooks

Gianni Carlo

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


A wonderful player for your M4B/M4A/MP3 based audiobooks.


– Using AirDrop from your Mac or iOS device
– From Files and other apps on your device
– Via File Sharing in iTunes on your Mac or PC
– Zip files with your folders and books


– Maintain and see progress of your books
– Mark books as finished
– Drag & Drop to sort your library
– Create playlists
– Automatically play items in turn
– Play the first unfinished file by tapping on the playlist artwork
– Move files to playlists from the library or import them directly
– Edit your book details (title, author, artwork)


– Control audio playback from the lock screen, control center or from the companion app on the Apple Watch
– Play and navigate books with Chapters
– Jump to start of the current book
– Change playback speed
– Smart rewind
– Volume Boost
– Support for remote events from headset buttons and the lock screen
– Sleep timer with adjustable duration
– CarPlay support
– VoiceOver support
– Dark mode for night owls
– Continue listening across your devices with Cloud Sync



BookPlayer is licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0. The source code and a list of all its contributors can be found on the GitHub page of this project at

You can see our Privacy policy and terms of use in the following links:


For help and ways to contribute to the project see the support section in the Settings screen of BookPlayer or visit

If you enjoy BookPlayer, we would be glad if you consider writing a review.

What’s New

Version 5.2.8


– Fix crash when importing files due to a temporary directory on iOS 17
– Fix sleep timer End-of-Chapter option sometimes not stopping at the end of a file


– Add support for lpf files
– Add support for Apple's required privacy manifests
– Update Italian translation

If you'd like to contribute with translations to other languages, please reach us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9.5K Ratings

9.5K Ratings

TrinketHeart ,

Functional, simple, lightweight, perfect

First app I download on any new device I get. I vastly prefer playing my own raw audio files rather than having Audible or similar “serve” my books to me, and BookPlayer does just that. It doesn’t try and get me to buy anything. It doesn’t flash ads in my face. What it DOES do... is play books. Bravo

The design is simple and lightweight, so it can play on my older devices as well as my new ones without lagging, and has quality-of-life and functionality features I can’t live without; specifically the bookmark feature and the sleep timer capability are exactly what I needed. I have terrible insomnia and listening to audiobooks helps me sleep. Before I found BookPlayer I would drift off and the book would keep playing all night—plus I’d lose my place. Not anymore! Now I can bookmark before I get into bed and then put on my sleep timer, so I know my place is somewhere just ahead of the bookmark.

5/5. Wish more apps were no-nonsense and focused on functionality like BookPlayer is. Hats off to you devs, I couldn’t live without your app. Thank you.

JohnG999 ,

Two Issues Keeping App from 5 Stars

There are two issues that are keeping me from rating this App 5 Stars: 1: Chapter starts are clipped when using the chapter picker and 2: when importing an audiobook (I use OneDrive), no cloud download progress is shown. The file just suddenly appears after it has downloaded. It needs to show download progress!! The first issue was almost a deal killer for me (and why I’ve given it 2 stars). Why does the App not play the audio starting at the chapter marker when a chapter is selected? It seems to either suppress or skip the audio starting at the chapter marker to somewhere between 1 to 2 seconds later. This means if you’ve got chapter markers closer than 1 second before the start of audio, the start of the chapter audio is probably clipped if you’ve the chapter picker to start a chapter. No other audiobook player I’ve tried does this. They all play audio starting at the chapter marker when using their chapter pickers. The second issue is just plain craziness. I can’t remember the the last time I used an App that didn’t show download or transfer progress. I think maybe 40 years ago ( at the start of the PC revolution)? When I started using the app, I tapped on the the audiobook multiple times in the file picker, because the app gave me no feedback it was downloading the file. With a large audiobook and slow internet, it can take 5 to 10 minutes for the audiobook to show up. Please add download progress functionality.

Stop begging for reviews ,

Simple, bugless, no annoying ads or pop ups.

This app is extremely simple. There are no ads, no glitches, and no pop ups. Pretty much nothing that annoyed me about the other 5 apps I tried. I have audio book files that I pulled off of CDs and uploaded to my google drive. They imported to this app from there easily. There are a million features that people might like which are missing from this app (pause from iPhone headphone button, select multiple files at a time, separate files from different books into their own folders, FFW/RWD) which I would've liked, but the features that it has work flawlessly. Namely, it remembers where you left off, allows control from lock screen, and doesn't have annoying bugs or ads. The worst annoyance that OTHER APPS tend to have is that they forget where I left off or skip around in between listenings. This app played exactly where I left off perfectly every time I opened the app. That reliability is my favorite thing about it. Following that, its simplicity and playback speed control make using it a very pleasant experience. As long as they keep these characteristics, this will be the only app I will ever use again for audiobooks. I very much enjoy how it is designed and functions. If they can add any of the missing features that I mentioned above while maintaining all of the positive characteristics, I'll be changing my review to five stars.

Developer Response ,

While folders are not available yet, BookPlayer now has support for playlists and remote controls as well as a brand new interface for adjustable forward and rewind. We hope you enjoy the upgrade.

App Privacy

The developer, Gianni Carlo, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


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