What’s New

Version 4.7.11

* Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
38.9K Ratings

38.9K Ratings

marinoabn ,

Unrecognized popular author/books???

Maybe I just don’t understand how to work this app but I was very e cited to be able to “check” books out from my library without having to drive to the library. However, the book options I’ve seen so far are very limited. I searched by title and author and each one I’ve tried looking for says it’s not recognized (popular authors too like Rick Riordan). I was limited to the few random books that were listed under the unrecognized titles and authors. I downloaded/checked one out from the small list of about five or six. Now I’m reading it. Every time I finished a chapter the app goes into think mode to download the next chapter. I usually have to completely close it out and open it back up so the new chapter will download. If I don’t close it down quick enough, it skips about twenty “pages” ahead and now I have to s roll back to the end of the previous chapter to find my page. Very frustrating. I would’ve given it one star but the book is decent and keeps me entertained while I’m actually able to read it. I hope these glitches get fixed quickly.

Cmlfl ,

Updates ruined the app years ago

I don’t know how this app has ever rec’d a 4.6 rating when myself & most of the reviewers find it totally useless. I think they must be stacking the deck when I read the positive reviews. Someone gave it a 5 star because they are looking forward to using it?!?!

When my library first introduced the app as a way to borrow magazines, I was thrilled. And for the first year it worked well. Magazines downloaded in a reasonable time & without difficulty on to my iPad mini. Then the developers started adding updates. Big, big mistake! Ever since the first update, this app has been nothing but balky. I can check out a magazine but downloading to read offline is a nightmare. The downloads constantly hang up. Sometimes it takes me days to get one magazine downloaded. It will start & then switch to pending & stay there. I have been in touch with my library who referred me to the developer. A couple of emails between myself & the developer did not solve the problem. Their final response was “We are having problems with some magazine titles ( I find it with every title) & are working to solve the problem.” That was a year ago. Updating the app makes no changes at all to the magazine screen. Considering the problems with the magazines, I haven’t even attempted to borrow a book.

As wonderful as this app could have been, libraries are wasting their money on it. Developers please hire someone who knows how to fix this!

awesome-on ,

Amazingly buggy and very hard to use sometimes

This is one of the buggiest apps I’ve ever used. So much so that it’s almost unusable sometimes. The play/pause doesn’t work half the time. Like the book will be playing and I’ll hit pause and it doesn’t even respond and just keeps playing. I though this had to do with Bluetooth lag but the same problem persists even when I have headphones in. I mainly listen to it in the car while I drive. It’ll reach the end of a book chapter and just stop playing. I’ll open the app and it’ll have stopped at a Random point in the chapter timeline not at all where it finished. If I hit play again it’ll be minutes behind. Sometimes when I hit pause before I turn off my car, it’ll randomly continue playing without my knowledge after it disconnects from Bluetooth. In fact that happened to me a few hours before wrote this review. Earlier when this happened I randomly looked at my phone and it had played through multiple chapters of the current book. Then I had no idea where I actually left off and spent 10 min rewinding and trying to find out where I left off. Not happy at all with this app. Super annoying to use. Lots of room for improvement. If it wasn’t free through my library I would’ve ditched it long long ago

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Recorded Books LLC
197 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Recorded Books Inc. 2012-2018


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