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Audible for Android

by Audible, Inc.
Rated: All Ages
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,088 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.7.0
  • New features:
  • • Rate and review audiobooks
  • • New recommendations based on author, narrator, and book series
  • • Quickly access search results from the Audible store
  • • Control playback "hands-free" using voice commands in button-free mode

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004GJ6BY0
  • Release Date: March 22, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,088 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,403 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Download audiobooks directly from your Android device
  • Get one free audiobook with a 30-day free trial to AudibleListener Gold
  • Listen to all your favorite titles on-the-go
  • Earn stats and badges for listening to books
  • Switch between reading and listening with Whispersync for Voice (compatible Kindle device required)

Product Description

Not enough time for all the books you want to enjoy? Download the app by, an Amazon company, to listen to books on the go.

Immerse yourself in a great story anytime, anywhere, by downloading from a breathtaking range of 150,000+ titles to your Android device—from best sellers to classics, and everything in-between.

Now you can turn on and listen to a good book even when you can’t pick one up—on your way to work, at the gym, while folding laundry, or any other time your eyes and
hands are busy.

• Transfer books to your device over wi-fi
• Audiobook chapter navigation, bookmarking, sleep mode, variable narration speed, button-free mode
• Multitasking for background downloading and listening
• Switch between reading and listening with Whispersync for Voice (compatible Kindle device required)
• Access the Audible mobile store to purchase more audiobooks
• Earn badges and keep track of your listening habits and audiobook achievements
• Connect to Facebook and Twitter to let your friends know what audiobook you’re listening to
• Get insider information about author events and more with the Audible Newsfeed

Listening with Audible is always time well spent. Download the free audiobook app now and discover a smarter way to use your smartphone.

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Technical Details

  • Size: 21.7MB
  • Version: 1.7.0
  • Developed By: Audible, Inc. (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Read only access to device state
    • Expand or collapse the status bar
    • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
100 of 113 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I use this Audible for Android all the time November 16, 2011
Updated to reflect testing with battery.

I think there are four primary things to review about the application

1. The Audible Service
Audible is an audiobook service where you can buy books for your own devices. It stores the books that you have purchased and you can download them and listen to them at any time.
I am an avid audiobook listener. According to GoodReads I will hit about 90 books this year. The Audible store has almost all of the books I have wanted to read over the last couple of years. I listen to some from the library, but the books usually have a several week waiting time before they are available. They are always available for immediate download on Audible.

With the platinum subscription, 24 books for $230 about $9.60 per book. With specials, I usually get a several books a year for half that. Let's assume this is about $9.00 per book on average. This works out to be about the same cost as a paperback. Given that I can get books when they are first released, this is 2/3 of the price of the hard-cover version. For example, V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton V is for Vengeance (Kinsey Millhone Mystery) is available for $26.32 on CD, and 15.37 in hardcover and on Kindle for 14.99. On Audible, I can get this for 9.58 and start listening in 2 minutes.

2. The Listening Experience
The Audible application recently received an upgrade and is updated a few times a year. The most recent upgrade allows me to listen to the book at different speeds .5x, 1x, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x and 3x. My wife and I generally listen at normal speed. Through headphones I often like to listen at 3x. I was surprised how understandable it is.
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161 of 199 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Multiple small problems make this app a pain May 4, 2011
I wish there were other options to listen to Audible content on my Android, because this app just isn't ready for release yet. I subscribe to a radio show (3~4 hours a day, 5 days a week) through Audible, and using this app to control the episodes become tedious very quickly.

1. The Library system is cumbersome. It is very difficult to manage shows more than a week old. On my device, any shows over a week old are no longer shown grouped with the more recent shows, and it becomes a scavenger hunt to find a screen that will show them. On top of that, older shows no longer show the date, which makes it difficult to figure out which show you're managing without playing it. Give me a screen that lists every show on the device, in chronological order (or any order I pick) with the show title and date prominently displayed, and you'll get another star.

2. There is no option to seamlessly start the next show when one is finished. Which means I need to go into the library system and try to figure out which show is next. There's no indication in the library system if a show has been played or not, and if I'm more than a week behind, as I said before there's no indication of the show date, either.

3. Sometimes it loses my Audible login information. Seems to happen randomly when I reboot the device. I've had to make my Audible password ridiculously easy to accommodate the Android keyboard.

4. There's no way I can find to completely delete the show "Your First Listen", which means it sits in my library listing taking up space.

Two stars because it does work to listen to Audible content. But the file management side needs serious work.
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60 of 75 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not get trap with this offer March 10, 2013
By Oscar
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The aplication is free inicialy but they charge you later more than $14. I tried to cancel it by e-mail (only way to do it) and they keep saying that don't find my accout. Downloaded only if you want to pay montly fees for it. Not a very amazon thing to have.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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Nice App. But frightfully expensive to listen to one of the books! If they were less money, I think it would be my favorite
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42 of 53 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars unhappy October 14, 2012
By cg
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Unfortunately I was unable to use Audible for Android at all. It doesn't work on the Kindle Fire that I recently purchased from Amazon. And there is apparantly no other app available to allow audible downloads for the Kindle Fire. Was hoping to be able to read the same book on my Kindle that I am listening to as an audible book in the car.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Listening with Audible March 22, 2011
This is a great app with great audiobooks. I look forward to listening everyday on my ride to and from work. I highly recommend this app.
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51 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favorite apps March 22, 2011
By Monika
Audible books has made multi-tasking so much easier to do! I listen in the car, while I am stitching or quilting and when Audible has books on sale, I get the books I've wanted to read but haven't had the time to read. Great app!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fair attempt but falls short September 6, 2012
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The application works but has some serious flaws. I have tried this app on at least 4 phones with pretty consistently poor results. If you fall asleep or otherwise loose you place in a book it is a real pain to navigate back. It has a slider but that is pretty much useless except to get you within about 15-20 minutes of the place you want to find. It has a 30 second backwards button but no 30 second forward button (the non-existent button can be configured to take you any amount of time forward though???) The app constantly forgets what book you are listening to and the widget stops working at random times throughout the day.
Tech support for the app is nonexistent. They have a beta forum but the only action by the developers is to delete threads that complain about them or the app. They have not responded to a question or suggestion in months.
It is a shame that this app is the only (legal) way to listen to Audible books on an Android. Audible uses proprietary formats for books so that real developers can't build a proper app.

After the latest update, I am downgrading this to one star. Books now start and stop on their own and the scrubber often stops working. It has become nearly impossible to play a book because after thinking I have paused the book re-starts and then I need to rewind to the previous chapter and figure out where I left off.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an awesome service. The book download easily to phone and ...
This is an awesome service. The book download easily to phone and listening is fun. Found books that weren't available in a bookstore, except with special ordering. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Noel M. Ramirez
5.0 out of 5 stars Audible now Links to Kindle books for many titles
Audible books for Andriod is the perfect companion for listening to your books. Currently many books that you download on Kindle are also recorded on Audible and can be linked... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Tom, The Squirrel Whisperer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Audible is always the best . . .
Published 7 days ago by Morris C Christensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It had been a while since I used it
Published 7 days ago by vandeveer3
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this program
Published 9 days ago by darvina
5.0 out of 5 stars Love audible. The choices are so many
Love audible. The choices are so many. I like the immediate service. I am happy not to order or shop for audio books
Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars More often than not a waste of time.
It does not sync with Amazon worth a damn. Thankfully Amazon doesn't charge until it syncs, but I spent an hour trying to purchase the book... and I still don't have it.
Published 9 days ago by W. Kavan
4.0 out of 5 stars suppose it does well
don't much use this. interface is horrible.
Published 10 days ago by Justin C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Found all my audible downloads from my iPad ...
Awesome! Found all my audible downloads from my iPad I downloaded the app to my Blackberry Passport. Even easier to use on my Blackberry Passport, if that's even possible!
Published 11 days ago by NY Artist
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Audible, I use it everywhere I go.
Love it!
Published 12 days ago by Barbara C.
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How to uninstall audible from my fire or quit the agreement?
I would like the same information. Doesnt seem like that great of a product and hope I am never charged. I didnt give my card info but obviously amazon has it. Anyone know what I should do?
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