【Premier Reader】: This app costs $6, and our users are paying for it each and every day. Why? It is the best Gutenberg Reader: beautiful images, elegant formatting, and graceful page turning. Contents live from Project Gutenberg with last-minute update, more than 50,000 most important books ever published in history. Plus more than 7,000 human-read audio books.

【Audio books】: There are more than 7,000 human-read audio books, all for the price of a cup of coffee. Alternatively you could pay $3-5 for a single audiobook as some of the "Audio app" would ask you to pay.

【Book recommendation】: Every app gives you a list of book recommendation, but where did they find the list? dreamed up in 'lala' land? We base our recommendation solidly on big data, tens of millions of pages actually read by our users. Downloading or page flipping has no effect on the ranking of our recommendation list.

【Number of Books】: No other apps have more Gutenberg books, and many competitors are missing some classic Gutenberg books, and many competitors use outdated data from Gutenberg.

【Reading】: Texts and images are presented by a sophisticated book reader: beautiful presentation, graceful page turning, and the most intelligent Table of Contents (better than any other book reader for the same book).

【Read-along】: Audio and Text are synchronized when possible. You can read, listen, or read-Along, and switch between them at will.

【Export】: Export a book together with bookmarks and the notes you inserted into the book to anyone and any device, or save it i the cloud (google drive, one drive, or iCloud).

* The PAID version "Gutenberg Books" allows unlimited reading and listening.

What’s New

Version 9.0

Fixed a few minor bugs

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

cal_12 ,


Just amazing, audio books, and read-along with each reading word highlighted.

NotedSinger ,


I have pd for two(2) life-time subsrptns in last few years while using my Apple iPhone4s. For Christmas present my daughter purchased my new phone an Apple 8s+. My Gutenberg Project Apps were transferred when memory was swapped out but the life-time credits were no where to allow my downloading. And I see the price has gone up. The price is fair for the value but I really do not wish to continue this dance annually.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

Gratefully, I received the response awaited. In error I assumed I was being charged for the service repeatedly. I was wrong to my delight.
On whole there is no way this app deserves anything less than five stars for the incredible service to literature of all genres. For that alone it remains the most valuable app on the internet.
Thank you for the courtesy of a rapid
response. wt

Developer Response ,

Dear NotedSinger,

Thank you for your feedback. Once an app is purchased, you can use the same apple ID to 'repurchase' the app again, and Apple's app store would not charge you because it knows you already paid for it. Alternatively, from the purchase screen, you can also tap the 'Restore All Purchases' in the bottom-left corner.

Thank you again and wish you many hours of happy reading and listening.

Himalaya-soft support

Feg1tru ,

Listen to any of the 50k books!

I was initially skeptical of the claim but was amazed after testing it. Some of popular books are available in both human-read audiobooks and in text-to-speech, but I find the voice of Ava in tts is more than adequate for most of the books.

I now can listen to any of the 50,000+ books when I cannot find time to sit down to read,on the bus, doing chores...

Developer Response ,

Dear User,

We are so delighted to hear from you. Thank you for your kind encouragement.

Himalaya-Soft Support


Frank Young
26 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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In-App Purchases
  1. Unlimited Reading $3.99
  2. Unlimited Listening $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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