...but it has some serious issues/bugs that don’t seem like they’d be hard to fix.
For example, when you quit the app, it doesn’t remember where you were in the book. When I reopen the app, the reading might start as much as 10 minutes behind where you were. Why is that? This is a very basic feature to implement.
Also, the book I listened to didn’t have a way to go to a particular chapter, and my bookmarks only worked when I was connected to the network! I’ve downloaded the book to my phone, so why do I need to be online to access my bookmarks? Very weird. And why can’t you go straight to a particular chapter? If these features are there, I don’t know how to find them. Seems like a bad interface.
Also the app presents an annoying pop up about connecting to the network when i just want to listen to a downloaded book. Why?
Am I doing something wrong on all these fronts? Currently I’m not likely to join past the free trial.
I’ve been using Overdrive for years and some of the books I’m just impatient in waiting to get from the library so I decided to try Audiobooks. The first book I listened to on the app was Where the Crawdads Sing. One thing I found particularly annoying, and realized other users are experiencing the same thing.... when you pause the book, close the app and reopen, the book is minutes behind where you’ve left off. I noticed it multiple times. And I’ve always downloaded the book, never listen to it off the network. So the way I’ve got around the issue is to pause the book, hit play, and pause again for the time to catch up to where you’re actually at in the book. Then when you go to restart, you’re at the same spot. Or screen shot it and manually adjust your time. The only annoyance I see so far!
I have been listening to audio books for a long time. I usually get them from the library and listen to one while physically reading another. I am a huge fan of the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. When I heard that the Peter Ash series by Nick Petrie was very similar I just had to check it out. Unfortunately my regular library doesn’t carry them in the audio format so I decided to try out Audiobooks.com. This is a great alternative and even a little better since I can listen anywhere with my phone and use bookmarks so I don’t lose my place. I’ll use this whenever I can’t get an audio book I want from the library.
I was sort of tricked into signing up for Amazon Audible, thinking it was audiobooks when Googled it..so lost the free trial I thought..but audiobooks people walked me through the signup once the app was installed, showed me how to apply the free credit,and when I ordered my first book, was able to use it easily on both iPhone and iPad. My first audiobook was “my stroke of insight” which has bee of enormous help to me..I had a stroke 6 weeks ago and the app is easy enough for my injured left brain too navigate successfully and with ease...thank you.
Although I have only read one book to date on this app it was great. I read Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis and Quincy Troupe. To say that Miles is my idol is an understatement and to have have the opportunity to read his autobiography and be immersed in it without seeing a page was great. I listened to that book for almost 19 hours straight because it was like listening to Miles as he told his story from beginning to end. The orator even captured Miles voice to an excellent degree. Now what to read next?!
I have to modify my review to 1 Star ... wish could go lower. Apparently, when signing up for a free account, user somehow gives a consent for the company to charge his card 14.95$ a month. I only discovered this 2 months after. Contacted the company ... they could not had been less helpful !!! Needless to say, will never ever buy anything from them. My advice is to stay away ....
I was looking for an alternative service that provides audiobooks, and stumbled upon audiobooks.com. They offer a good selection and the prices are reasonable. I picked up this app to finish listening to Little Fires Everywhere, after my library book needed to be returned. Would recommend to diversify your audiobook collection, especially if you’re someone who consumes them quickly.
Only listened to one book on this app so far but it was great. Always picked up where you left off, a great app to have for long drives or listening to while you’re at work. Only docked one point due to the narrator, some of the voices are a little hard to deal with. Listened to the book “Crank” as it has been a long time book I’ve wanted to read and finally got around to it.
I love this app. It has a great selection of books in all different genres. I just finished my free trail credit, listening to Beth Reekles Going the Distance and can’t wait to listen to another. The app worked well no matter where I was, even in places I didn’t get great service, I was still able to stream without an issue. I would definitely recommend it.
I’m a month in and have listened to “The Dichotomy of Leadership” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin and “Living With a Seal” By Jesse Itzler. Both are books I’ve been wanting to read for a while but haven’t had the time and was so excited to see audiobooks had them. The app works great and made it incredibly easy to find, download, and listen.