Penguin Random House Audio 12+

A B2B Audiobook Reviewer Tool

Penguin Random House LLC NY

    • 3.1 • 24 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

Listen to full-length audiobooks from the Penguin Random House Audio catalog, including thousands of adult, children’s, and young adult titles. Book reviewers, booksellers, librarians, and other publishing industry professionals can create an account to download audiobooks for review or promotion. Accounts are subject to verification and approval.

• Listen to audiobook samples and access review copies of new and past releases.
• Offline listening with downloaded content.
• Simple and easy to navigate audio player.
• Sleep timer and variable narration speed.
• Add favorites for easy retrieval.
• Bookmark your favorite passages.
• Easy-to-use chapter navigation.
• Share recommendations through email or messaging apps.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This update includes several improvements and bug fixes based on user feedback.

-Chapters and bookmarks are now clearly available in the player.
-A new "Shared" section has been added to "My Library" to help users keep track of books that have been shared with them.
-The "About" information for each audiobook has been integrated with the player.
-Additional playback speeds have been added.
-Fast-forward and rewind time intervals can be set by the user.
-A download progress bar has been introduced.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

adettep ,

Fine app missing key features

This app is perfectly fine, and I really appreciate the audio quality, but it’s missing some key features. It would be nice to customize your audio speed beyond 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, and 2x. It also changes the audio speed every time the app closes, so when I go to plug it into my car for CarPlay I have to open up the speed settings because it immediately reverts to 1x speed, even though the app itself says it’s playing at 1.75x. Also, there is no progress percentage. It does seem like developers take comments and suggestions from their reviewers seriously, so hopefully these things will be figured out soon. Anyway, it’s a useable app and I’m grateful that it exists, but it can use some tweaks 😊

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to announce in v2.0 you will find more options to the playback speed settings. We have also made the chapters more accessible so that you can see your progress more easily. Your other feature requests have been added to our queue for future development consideration.

ijulianicole ,

Could use some updates

I’m thankful for the opportunity to be an influencer for the Penguin Random House, audio app, however, I have a few suggestions to make the app even better for fellow readers. My first suggestion would be to have other options for playback speed. I would love for the playback speed to increase beyond 2x. I would also appreciate if there was a visible percentage. also, there are times when I pause the audiobook, swipe to another app, and then when I come back to this app, it needs to completely restart. Again, I love the audiobooks on this app, but there are just some areas where this app could improve in order to make a comparable to other audiobook apps.

Loskamo ,

Solid audio app

This is a pretty solid audiobook app — has all the standard features like sleep timer, quick buttons for rewind/skip, and speed adjustment. My main complaint is that the speed is capped at 2x, and I normally listen at 2.5-3x (I know, it’s fast). Also, playback resumes as soon as I open the app, which is sometimes annoying if I’m in public and haven’t gotten my headphones in yet. But otherwise, really nice so far!

App Privacy

The developer, Penguin Random House LLC NY, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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