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10 Best Audiobook Apps For iPhone And iPad In 2021

Audiobook Apps

May 6th, 2019   |   Updated on April 13th, 2021

These days lives are really busy. Reading buffs do not get enough time to pick up a book and satisfy their craving for reading an interesting book.

However hard they try it becomes exceedingly difficult to match deadlines and yet fulfil the desire of holding a book.

In such a situation the mobile has come to the rescue of people who are facing this dilemma day after day.

There are multiple audiobook apps which give you a chance to listen to your favourite books when you are travelling or even working.

These apps have the best collection of books and once you start you just do not know where to stop. Here we are presenting a list of the best audiobook apps that you can consider for your everyday usage.

The apps we have picked up have the best collection and are pretty easy to use too. Once you download one it would be tough for you to let go of them.


1.  Hoopla


hoopla is the digital service of Midwest Tape, a leading provider of entertainment media products and services: DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and shelf-ready solutions, to public libraries across North America for over a quarter of a century. Our purpose has always been to partner with libraries in delivering the best content to patrons in the most streamlined manner possible. Through the years, we’ve cultivated a growing passion for the evolving public library.

hoopla digital builds on that passion by providing public libraries of all sizes the ability to offer patrons an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics to their patrons. For these libraries, we’ve pioneered a unique model that allows patrons to borrow content immediately, removing artificial availability constraints and maximizing the power of digital content and Internet distribution. Technologically, we focus on the latest browser, phone, tablet, and TV products to deliver the best possible experience to our user – our passion – the public library patron.

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Review: FinancesOnline

Hoopla is an employee motivation and engagement software built to empower your organization in engaging your employees and building a high-performance culture. Regardless of how distributed your team is, the software ensures your employees are aware of your goals and priorities to encourage them in delivering valuable work.

It tracks employee progress by connecting with sales metrics, marketing, spreadsheets, and CRM systems automatically. Gamification is used to motivate employees in reaching their goals and boosting productivity. It does so with sales contests, award badgers and sales leaderboards to encourage your employees with friendly competition and recognize your top performers. It makes sure there is transparency for every goals and metrics for everyone to see.

Remote employees can easily keep in touch and stay engaged with broadcasts easily accessible on their computer or through mobile apps. Information is instantly synced for employees who are out of the office to stay informed and updated with the latest news and updates. Since it integrates with various third-party systems, keeping Newsflashes and Leaderboards up-to-date is streamlined.


2. LibriVox


LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish.

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Review: iTunes

I’ve used Librivox for a number of years, through undergrad and grad school, and have found it tremendously helpful as an English major. The voices help liven up the texts and make difficult works much easier to follow. More recently, however, I’ve been disappointed by the addition of advertisements at the end of chapters and such. While they could be much more intrusive, it’s still a disruption to the experience and overall nuisance. Luckily, you can work around them by tapping on the next chapter, but having to do so feels unnecessary. I wish they would have just stuck to having a small visual ad at the bottom of the page. A small matter, which most people probably don’t care about, but enough to make me go to other audio reading providers sometimes. That said, Librivox is still my go-to reader, and it is very helpful overall.


3. OverDrive

Enjoy your favourite audiobooks in the mobile app, or on your computer. its desktop app supports transfer to a variety of devices and in many cases, burning to CD for listening on the road.

Best-selling authors. New release titles. Classics and crowd-pleasers. Your local public library’s digital collection has it all. Find your next book and start reading.

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Review: Capterra

Pros: Using Google Drive, I use this platform within my classroom and within parent groups to help sharing and editing of documents in a place that can easily be accessed. This program is perfect for that.

Cons: Layout and design seems quite basic at times and is limited, but for collaborative purposes that might not matter.


4. Audible

Listen to your favourite books wherever you are with the free Audible app – in a car, on a run or even when ironing!

After a free 30-day trial, pay $14.95 a month for a wide selection of audiobooks at Audible. Each month you get a credit, and most audiobooks cost just one credit. You can also buy extra books in the month from the credit card linked to your Amazon account.

This is at the top of the list of audiobook apps for a reason, people. Find new books like Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay With Me, Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire, Patricia Lockwood’s Priestdaddy, and preorder upcoming gems like Hillary Clinton’s What Happened.

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Review: Trustpilot

Audible books help me a lot. Audible offers a variety of audiobooks to choose from. If you have a membership, I recommend maximizing it like returning books you don’t actually like.


5. Downpour


The free Downpour app gives your Android device access to all your downloadable audiobooks from the e-commerce website, complete with “single-touch” full library and audiobook list views.

No Wi-Fi connection is needed to download your audiobooks. As long as you have a cell connection you can begin your download—but data rates may apply. Once downloaded, you can take your audiobooks with you on the go.

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Review: PlayStore

I really love service and the lack of DRM in their audiobooks. The app works pretty dang well. I wish the track-based downloading system was made a little more intuative (i often have to manually download tracks), and the lack of notification centre player controls is frustrating, but overall, its a solid alternative to audible.


6. Scribd

Scribd brings together the best books, audiobooks, and journalism to help readers become their best selves.

Join the millions of readers who turn to Scribd’s digital library to access an unlimited* number of audiobooks, ebooks, magazine articles, sheet music selections, and research documents.

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Review: Cnet

All the e-books you can read for a flat $9 monthly fee; that’s the promise of Scribd. What started as a simple document-sharing service has grown into a place to read documents and e-books from both individuals and publishers. Scribd has apps for iOS, Android, and the Kindle Fire.

The app competes with Oyster, a similar e-book subscription service, and Amazon Kindle Unlimited, which also gives you unlimited access to select Kindle books for a monthly fee. However, the Scribd app gets an edge with a pleasing design that’s even easier to use than the company’s website, not to mention a no-fuss reading experience.

It also has 45,000 audiobooks and more than 10,000 comics from Marvel, Archie and other publishers. Unfortunately, though Scribd has a library of more than 500,000 e-books, the selection is missing most of the top-selling books from the last decade.


7. eStories


eStories has over 120,000 audiobook titles, including best-sellers spanning every genre and new releases added each week. Personalized search and discovery tools make it easy to find your next story.

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Review: iTunes

I don’t like that this app restarts my book chapters when I pause reading for the day. Frustrating for sure. Also, the skipping ahead features or dragging the dot to advance the chapter the book place doesn’t match the words until you pause and restart. Some annoying bugs.


8. Spotify


With Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more.

There are millions of tracks on Spotify. So whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your fingertips. Choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise you.

You can also browse through the music collections of friends, artists and celebrities, or create a radio station and just sit back.

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Review: PC

The highly competitive streaming music space gains and loses services every few years, but one thing remains the same: Spotify is one of the best music services around. Despite serious competition from everyone from the pioneering Pandora to newish kid on the block Deezer, Spotify is still a top player in this crowded category. Spotify lacks the informative DJs and news and weather updates found in the co-Editors’ Choice award-winning Slacker Radio, but it makes up for those shortcomings with video content, digital comics, podcasts, and other offerings. It’s an excellent music streaming service that delivers the goods.


9. Libro


Libro is for the audiobook reader who wants to support their independent bookstore. For $14.99 a month (with a $0.99 first month!) get one audiobook—and keep it. Find your indie bookstore, fill up your shopping cart with great audiobooks, and your store profits. This is a great model for audiobook apps.

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Review: iTunes

I love this app for what it offers booksellers and book lovers. When I’ve been pining for a book but have commuted to worry about, this app has my back. The fantastic platform, I recommend it to all of my friends and family, and customers who are afraid they don’t have time to read!


10. Loyal Books

Loyal Books

Loyal Books has a wide collection of free audiobooks in the public domain. A sample of the library: Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Origin of Species. And other things not mildly spooky, of course.

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Review: Amazon

I found I could not put the book down. Even tho not my type of story it was full of suspense, laughter, and unexpected turns, and true loyalty. Ends is if a next story is to be revealed, and I find myself excited to learn the events of the next adventure! Truly Riveting!