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Audible for Android

by Audible, Inc.

Price: Free Download
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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This app needs permission to access:

  • Read the user's contacts data
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.2.0
  • • Playback speed - you can now fine tune playback speed between 0.5x to 3x
  • • Android Auto support
  • • Store - easier access to your wish list, best sellers, categories and pre-orders

Product Details

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: 35.9MB
Version: 2.2.0
Developed By: Audible, Inc. ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Read the user's contacts data
  • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
  • Expand or collapse the status bar
  • Write to external storage
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
  • Read from external storage
  • Read only access to device state
Minimum Operating System: Android 4.1
Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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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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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Let me start off by saying I generally listen to audiobooks at bedtime and tend to nod off after a while so being able to backtrack and search to a point I recognise is a priority and therefore decent navigation functionality essential.

I've only got one book in the library so can't comment on that side of things but as a playback app, the interface is hopeless, especially at really long books (40 hours). My gripes mainly relate to the search/playback functions.

* There's only one positioning slider for the whole book. On a 40 hour book, this makes manual positioning with any accuracy impossible. It doesn't help that you have to slide the slider from it's original position. Simply tapping on the bar doesn't work. The slider really needs to be done on a chapter by chapter basis.

* There's no way to manually type in the time when you would like to start.

* The Fast forward/Rewind buttons do not really work. The playback sample is so short, you can't tell where you are from the audio that's being played. Better to have a 1-2 sec playback every x secs so you can recognise where you're at.

* The skip forward, skip back functionality is on another 'button-free' screen that's achieved by swiping. Not only is this screen possibly the most ugly thing in the world, it is incredibly flawed because if you swipe for too long, you end up accidently swiping to the next or previous chapter (and in the process losing your position in the current chapter). Surely the skip forward/back buttons ought to be on the main playback screen (my preference would be to replace the fastforward/rewind buttons but ymmv). Also swapping between the two screens is not as straightforward as it could be.
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