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Best Audiobook Apps for iPhone and Android

Looking for best ways to listen to popular and trending audiobooks? Here is the list of best audiobook apps that you can use to listen anywhere and everywhere!

Audiobooks are immersive, educational, instructional, entertaining and they’re perfect for the time rich and the time poor. Audiobooks can also change the way we listen, read and learn, improving the literacy of young readers and those for whom English is a second language.

For those young learners who have difficulty reading, listening to Audiobooks can make learning a much easier process. It also makes it inclusive and fun!

In most of the audiobook apps, you can search by author, title, topic or genre or even some provide personalized recommendations based on your listening habits and interests.

    Kobo added audiobooks to their e-bookstore and now, in this single online destination, you can buy both ebooks (including comic books and textbooks) and audiobooks.  The audiobook player is beautifully crafted, with a nice slider that makes it easy to navigate through the book with one touch. You can slow down or speed up the narration, as well as see how much time is left.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    Audible is an audiobook service from Amazon, offering the world’s biggest selection of titles ranging from much-loved classics to new releases and original podcasts. Listeners can download or stream their chosen titles with a membership to Audible.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    LibriVox is a volunteer-powered service that offers free audiobook versions of classic books that entered the public domain in the US. Currently, the app offers over 24,000 free classic audiobooks. If you live in the US, you will also have access to over 75,000 paid audiobooks, including new releases and bestsellers.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    Libby is an app from OverDrive -- a company that works with libraries around the country to show off their e-books and audiobooks on offer.    Users will need a valid library card from a participating system to use Libby. But if you meet those criteria, then the app makes it a snap to check out materials or place holds on the titles you want. You can read or listen to them right in the app.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad

    Are you looking for an audiobook service that gives access to both free titles and paid bestsellers? is the right place to check out. The app offers over 100,000 premium audiobooks. Over 7,000 can be downloaded for free. The company claims hundreds of new audiobooks are being added to the catalog every week.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad