LibriVox Audio Books 4+

40,000 unlimited audiobooks

BookDesign LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Unlimited access to over 40,000 classic audio books

LibriVox Audio Books provides unlimited access to over 40,000 audio books. Each audiobook can be streamed over the internet or downloaded for later use. The LibriVox Audio Books app features classic best sellers and out of print treasures from every genre of literature in more than 30 languages.

Audio books 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 AudioBook app makes it easy to search the LibriVox catalog of free audio books. You can browse by title, author or genre, look at new recordings, or search by key word. 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 you can return to a book later, and includes unlimited bookmarks and a sleep timer for your convenience.

What’s New

Version 8.11.1

Over 40,000 great audio books
Create, edit and share lists of your favorite books
Improved CarPlay support

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28.2K Ratings

28.2K Ratings

ADHDcoach ,

Great Books & Readers!

Great readers especially since they’re all volunteers. Many sound extremely professional.
Once in a while you will get a reader that’s not that good but for the most part I really enjoy listening.

I’ve been using this app since it’s conception. I was really impressed with the selection of books, almost all the classics. Plus I found myself listening to authors/books that I didn’t even know existed.

I suggest when you get a reader that you enjoy their voice and do a search for the reader’s name and you’re probably get some great suggestions for your next book.

I love Elizabeth Klett and Karen Savage. They tend to read the classics. If you’re wanting something sweet with a happy ending I suggest “ The emancipation of aunt Crete”. If you need a few laughs you might want to start with “ My man Jeeves”. You can search for a book via the author, the genre or the reader. And you can save favorites and even download them.

It’s only like $2.50 for no advertisement.I always get that because it helps cover the cost so they can make these free audiobooks.

However that being said a few books I listened to had commercials in between the chapters.

That is really frustrating!!!

I don’t want to make a big deal about it because I haven’t ran across it that much.

But I would like to know why that happens???

Alicia804 ,

Great app but new reading speed controls bad

LibriVox used to be the perfect app for free audiobooks, and as a English graduate student, I still use it daily for reading. However, I’m greatly disappointed by the new app update, specifically the changes to the speed settings. You used to be able to change the speed and see how fast you were setting it, but now it’s just a sliding scale with no numbers. The old version also allowed you to go much faster than x2 speed, which honestly is necessary with some of the slower readers (I think the old version went to x2.5 or x3 speed). If they could improve the speed controls I’m sure I’m not the only one who would greatly appreciate it!

Inspired_Daily ,

Still Handy, but Disappointing

I’ve used Librivox for a number of years, through undergrad and grad school, and have found it tremendously helpful as an English major. The voices help liven up the texts and make difficult works much easier to follow. More recently, however, I’ve been disappointed by the addition of advertisements at the end of chapters and such. While they could be much more intrusive, it’s still a disruption to the experience and overall nuisance. Luckily, you can work around them by tapping on the next chapter, but having to do so feels unnecessary. I wish they would have just stuck to having a small visual ad at the bottom of the page. A small matter, which most people probably don’t care about, but enough to make me go to other audio reading providers sometimes. That said, Librivox is still my go-to reader, and it is very helpful overall.

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