5 Best Audiobook Apps for Android

Audiobook Apps

5 Best Audiobook Apps for Android

If you ask anyone why don’t you read books daily, the most common answer would be- “I don’t get enough time”. And to some extent this is true. To deal with this, you can listen to audiobooks instead of reading a physical book. In fact, Audiobooks are simply perfect for those who are at time constraint. This is because audiobooks enable you to enjoy your favorite books while you are doing other things.

Depending on the audiobook format, you can play them using the regular music player. However, audiobooks require special functionality like bigger control button, fast forward etc.

1. Audible

This has a massive library of books to choose from, in fact, more than 180,000, as well as Audible channels and podcasts. Although the app is free to download, you’ll begin a 30-day free trial, and then you can purchase a subscription within the app at a monthly cost of $14.95  or buy individual titles. This app features syncing across devices, offline downloads, the ability to send any books to someone you know.

2. LibriVox

LibriVox makes listening to spoken books a pleasure with a choice of over 24,000 free audiobooks and unlimited access. As well as bestsellers and classics, this app also offers some books that are out of print for those who are seeking something out. Features like unlimited bookmarks, a sleep timer and support for Android Auto, Google Cast, and Bluetooth control are included in this app. In-app-purchase applies for some new releases and bestsellers.

3. Material Audiobook Player

As you can tell from the name itself, Material Audiobook Player prides itself on being designed with Material design standards. Unlike other audiobook players, this player is minimal and looks pretty modern due to its material design. The app has important features like bookmarks, playback speed control, auto-sleep, etc. Most of all, Material Audiobook Player is completely free, open-source, and has no adds to hinder your experience.

4. Audiobook Player

If you are looking for a truly minimal audiobook player both in terms of user interface and features then this app is for you. When you first install and launch the app, it asks whether to scan for audiobooks or would you like to set a root folder for all your audiobooks. Once you are down with that and start playing the audiobook, all the chapters are neatly hidden at the bottom. If you want to move between chapters, all you have to do is slide up and choose the chapter.

5. Smart Audiobook Player

Smart Audiobook Player is one of the most customisable audiobook players for DRM-free audiobooks and while it’s interface isn’t the best on this list, I’ve  found it to be the most reliable with remembering my place in audiobooks.The app gives you 30-day free trial to determine whether you like it or not, after that, it reverts to a basic version with some feature removed.

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