StoryShots Book Summaries 17+

Audiobooks & Books To Read


    • 4.7 • 1.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



* Unlimited FREE Book Summaries of Bestsellers & New Releases
* Featured #1 by Apple, The Guardian, TechCrunch and Google
* 4.7 Global Rating by 10000+ Users

"[StoryShots is] very clever" - Steven Pinker, Harvard Professor and Bill Gates' Favorite Author
Crowned the best education app by TechCrunch and one of the world's best learning apps by The Guardian


Nothing replaces reading a great book cover-to-cover. But have you ever left one unfinished? Instead, use StoryShots to learn or review the key insights of over 300,000 bestselling books in minutes; instead of hours or never.


Enjoy the key takeaways of 400+ bestsellers for free. Access key ideas of 300,000 books with StoryShots AI.


Some people like to read. Some like to listen. Others like to watch an animation. You can do all three with StoryShots for every book!


Do you prefer to read on the desktop, Kindle or your Kobo device? We've got you covered.


The key takeaways from each book are on average, 15 minutes long. Stop feeling guilty about the books that are gathering dust on your bookshelf. At the very least, learn their key ideas or review the key lessons of the ones you've managed to read.


The books fall into these categories: business, entrepreneurship, management, leadership, self-improvement, productivity, psychology, habits, health, investing, economics, marketing, sales, history, philosophy, science, mindfulness, happiness, dating, and relationships.

StoryShots™ is for you if you:

* want to challenge yourself to read more
* are a visual learner and prefer to watch a video or animation
* feel guilty about not reading a recommended book
* can't get through your growing stack of must-read books
* want to be more efficient and productive by learning on the go
* get frustrated when an author repeats the same concept over and over
* need to learn the big ideas of a book before attending an event or walking into a meeting

The key ideas are our original content or curated from thousands of YouTube channels, podcasts, and blogs. We handpick so you don't have to.


Download the app now and discover your next life-changing book.


You can conveniently order the book or get the audiobook for free on Amazon from inside the app.


We offer content in 18 languages.


We want to make the core lessons of the world's best books accessible to EVERYONE, regardless of their budget, time, and learning preference.


StoryShots is an Amazon Associates Program affiliate and can therefore download the book covers. We encourage our users to purchase the full versions of the books as our analyses can only scratch the surface. Commissions earned from these sales support our social impact mission.

StoryShots is named an alternative to Blinkist and Scribd.


StoryShots offers a free version with a monthly, annual and one-time premium subscription for offline downloads, AI, removing ads, highlighting, etc. To get the subscription, visit the Premium screen.

If you choose to subscribe, you will be charged an annual subscription fee according to your country. The subscription fee will be shown in the app before you complete the payment. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of each subscription term unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the term. Subscription renewals cost the same as the original subscription, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.

You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal at any time after purchase by going to your iTunes Account Settings. Refunds will not be given for any unused portion of the term.

By using our service, you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

What’s New

Version 2.8.90

We upgraded StoryShots AI so that you can get a summary of more recent books and get an email when the AI summary is being generated.

Dive into UNLIMITED book insights from 300,000 books with StoryShots AI! We're proud to be the first app in the industry to cover almost any book outside our collection with our new AI feature. Premium members can access this unique feature through the Discover screen. Share your thoughts, we're all ears! This release includes minor bug fixes and performance improvements to our AI feature.

Highlights from previous releases:

* PREMIERE: StoryShots for Teams - Gift lifelong learning to your colleagues
* Added Dutch and Korean text shots (under Read)
* Added full screen support for video shots on iPad
* For your convenience, the app's content now shows up on iOS's Spotlight search
* Added crossplatform/web support for all premium monthly/annual members
* Improved search with history

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

sfpatton ,

Awesome App! My new companion.

As a lifelong learner, StoryShots has completely revolutionized the way I consume books! If like me, you struggle to find enough time to read, this app is what you need. The wide variety of summaries available caters to whatever mood I'm in or whatever activity I'm doing.

My reading experience with the app has been great, with its personalized recommendations and intuitive UI make it easy to find what I want. It's like the app knows exactly what I need—be it highlighting nuggets of wisdom, jotting down my thoughts, or sharing inspiring quotes on social media. The offline reading feature is perfect for my daily commute to the office when cellular coverage is spotty.

Being able to listen to book summaries while commuting, walking or doing everyday tasks has been such a big productivity booster. It feels great learning new things everyday.

I was oin the fence about whether I would find value here, but super glad to have got my lifetime membership. I now have access to insights from a plethora of bestsellers and it feels like I've hit the jackpot of knowledge.

StoryShots has become my daily companion on my journey of growth and self-improvement. It's the tool that anyone with a thirst for knowledge should have in their arsenal. Hats off to Farid and the Team at StoryShots for such a great idea and App!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your supportive, 5-star review, sfpatton! Reviews like yours help us grow and improve the app for everyone. If you have any other thoughts or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact our support at

Powerphrase ,

Good for listening rather than reading books

Story shorts has a decent amount of books available. I can hear short summaries and podcasts and some infographics provided depending on the book.

If you’re looking to hear and read the basics of books instead of reading the entire things since no one has time, this does it.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your supportive, 5-star review, Powerphrase! Reviews like yours help us grow and improve the app for everyone! If you have any other thoughts or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact our support at

Joey_Wife ,

I love this app!

This app provides 15-20 minute summaries of popular non-fiction (plus a few fiction) books. It is great to be able to grasp the essence of a title during a one-way commute to work. Sometimes, the StoryShots will inspire me to dig deeper and find the complete text. Although the narration voices sound a bit robotic, they are generally pleasant and easy to understand. I highly recommend.

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your supportive, 5-star review! Reviews like yours motivate us to continue building the world's best book summary app. We'll continue to improve our audio content. If you have any other thoughts or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact our support at

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