LibriVox Audio Books Pro provides unlimited access to over 50,000 audiobooks - with no ads. Each audiobook can be streamed over the internet or downloaded for later use.
Audiobooks from LibriVox are free thanks to the dedicated work of hundreds of volunteers who record, edit and distribute the books. New releases are prepared daily, and the entire catalog spans the breadth of world literature, including novels, history, biography, short stories, poetry and more in both fiction and non-fiction.
The LibriVox Audio Books app makes it easy to search for audio books and classic radio dramas. You can browse by title, author or genre, look at new recordings, or search by keyword. Because the books are free, you can listen to as much or as little of a book as you like with no cost. The app remembers your position, so when you return to a book later, you can start listening at the place where you left off. Unlimited bookmarks and a sleep timer are included for your convenience.
To see the LibriVox catalog on the web, visit https://librivox.app
Now over 50,000 audio books
Ratings and Reviews
After trying several different LibriVox apps, I keep coming back to this one, which does a good job.
My only real gripe is that it doesn’t start each new chapter right at the beginning, but a sentence or so in. The only other small thing is the pop-up red and blue chapter download progress bars are, well, kind of ugly. I’d like to see them integrated as shaded backgrounds into the chapter entries or something. But that’s just the designer in me talking. Other than that, a great app that covers all the bases well!
(Definitely worth the $1.99 to get rid of the audio ads between chapters)
It is unbelievable to me that I can listen to many first person journals and accounts, also classical works on LibriVox- for free! I can’t say enough good things about LibriVox.
The only drawback is that the volunteer readers can be uneven in quality. Some are amazing, like the person that reads John Muir’s early journals. Others perform readings providing only a perfunctory performance or speed through without any nuance at all. So many wonderful readers outweigh the poor ones. All in all a fabulous resource! Thank you so much!
Free legal Audiobooks
I have recommended this to many people. Although the readers are volunteers, the quality of the narration is usually quite good. I would recommend splurging on the $1.99 version of the phone app so that you don’t get ads. It is good form to donate a few bucks to LibriVox but they do not pressure you to do so
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.