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Audible for Android

by Audible, Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (794 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.5.7
  • What's new in version 1.5.7
  • • Archive finished audiobooks using a new library filter
  • • New subscription issues delivered automatically
  • • Show audiobook details on Bluetooth devices during playback (car stereo, smart watch)
  • • Fewer bugs - More stability

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004GJ6BY0
  • Release Date: March 22, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (794 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679 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
High-tech interface; down-to-earth content
High-tech interface; down-to-earth content

Everyone wants to keep up with current bestsellers and literary pop culture, but few of us have that kind of time. Audible.com, the Internet's premier provider of digital audiobooks, provides a solution that is now available for Android! This free app features the most comprehensive audiobook experience ever, including wireless delivery of your Audible.com library, access to the Audible.com mobile store, detailed listening stats, and much more.

Your Audible Library Anywhere

Access titles from your personal library wherever you are. Sort by title, author, content type, or recency. You can then download directly to your Android device and begin listening immediately wherever you have a wireless connection. Don't have any titles yet? We've provided 7 excerpts from some of our favorite authors to get you started.

Extensive Catalogue

Browse and discover 100,000+ digital audiobooks and more in the Audible.com mobile store; from best sellers to timeless classics, and everything between.

Unique Control
  • Variable narration speed
  • Chapter navigation
  • Annotated bookmarks
  • Sleep mode
  • Button-free mode
Stay Informed and Keep Track

Get insider information about author events and upcoming releases right on your Android device with the Audible Newsfeed. Audible for Android also keeps track of your use and provides detailed listening statistics. Earn badges just for listening to books. You can also share all of your listening activity by sharing with friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Fully supports Audible.com, Audible.co.uk, and Audible.de.


Technical Details

  • Size: 11.1MB
  • Version: 1.5.7
  • Developed By: Audible, Inc. (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • 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
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
58 of 66 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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148 of 181 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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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not get trap with this offer March 10, 2013
By Oscar
Verified Purchase
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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No longer works with linked accounts August 23, 2012
By JDB
Verified Purchase
I had been using the Android app just fine on my Fire but when I tried to go in today it is forcing me to link it my Amazon account (which was already done) and it refuses to let me login asking me to supply the password for my old Audible user ID - when I enter the correct password it tells me it is invalid. I can't even drop and reinstall the Audible apps on the Fire for some reason (any ideas why?).

All of this hassle because of the heavy layer of copy protection on everything Audible sells. if they were regular MP3's (like every piece of other audio content) this wouldn't be an issue and you could use any music app.
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22 of 25 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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23 of 27 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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars They never learn. January 28, 2014
Verified Purchase
I am a fairly bright guy. I can take the time to figure out technology when i really want to. This product was such a pain to figure out, and frankly I just really don't want to take the time to figure it out. It should be an ultra simple one-click thing and it most certainly was not.
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50 of 63 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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Although I had a little problem downloading the program, I think it is worth it because now I can listen to books that I will not be able to read. Read more
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I use this program every day on my commute too and from work and anywhere else in town. Terry Pratchett for days!
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Love it. Easy to us . Simple. And easy to navigate.
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Love it! Use it all the time!
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Published 4 days ago by Karyn McKenna
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not sign up to this trap. I have ...
Do not sign up to this trap. I have been charged for 3 months now even though I cancelled the subscription after less than 1 month. Really frustrating service to use. Be warned.
Published 5 days ago by julie kavanagh
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great!
Very handy for listening while busy with other things.
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The option to store books on an External SD needs to be a high priority enhancement request.
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I had this too, stopped when I turned off Auto-haptic in sound settings
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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?
Aug 18, 2014 by maya |  See all 2 posts
Audible app - does it work on a Kindle?
It does not work on the new HD which is very disappointing for us badge addicts. The only way to access on HD is throw the main menu->audio books.
Jul 10, 2013 by Heather Burwell |  See all 3 posts
Where are the Notes & Bookmarks stored?
I agree 100%. I did lose my hours of painstaking notes on 3 books when my app stopped working and I had to delete and reinstall. Be careful of deleting your app! Or losing your phone. In 2012, it's time this was stored in the cloud!
Dec 3, 2012 by KrisPorterDPT,OCS |  See all 5 posts
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