LibriVox Audio Books provides unlimited access to over 50,000 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.
Over 50,000 great audio books
Ratings and Reviews
Large library. Most of the recordings sound fine to me, and the organization of the app is impressive for a free download. Really, the only detraction for me is the ads, but they have to make money somehow.. That being said, they are relatively minimal and once you get your book going, its not bad at all. I am a person that will instantly uninstall if the ads are overwhelming and give a 1 star, so that should tell you my thought on the matter. Ill put a book on at work and maybe hear 1-2 ads per 8 hour shift. Will definitely be paying for the premium version, but not because I feel like I need to to enjoy the app. More because Libravox is a breath of fresh air, and I want to support.
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.
So much variety
My sister connected me to LibriVox about 5 years ago. I have been able to find works that fit my eclectic tastes from Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood and A.A.Milne ( whom I just discovered to write of more than Pooh bears) to L. Frank Baum and Lucy Maud Montgomery, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Eleanor Hallowell Abbott. I especially love readers Kara Schallenburg (Helen's Babies), Laurie Anne Walden, Peter Yearsley, Allison Hester, Phil Chenovert, with Gregory Holdsworth being a marvelous, expressive young reader. To be sure this is not my whole list of favorite readers or authors. But it is like going to a candy store to see what else is on the shelf!
Thank you for providing this service for those of us who read like sharks having a feeding frenzy!!
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- 21.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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- In-App Purchases
- Yearly Subscription $2.49
- Monthly Subscription $0.49
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