5 Best Audiobook Apps for Your Android phone

Since childhood, we have heard so many stories from our grandparents, Right? Taking the same concept, audiobook and audiobook apps are launched.

What Is An Audiobook?

The audiobook is a modern way of reading out stories. This is available in the form of a voice recording that contains the text of storybooks or some textbooks.

Before Getting Further Into The Audiobook Concept, Let’s Check Out Its History.

In 1877, Thomas Edison, America’s greatest inventor invented the phonograph. With the use of photographs, recordings, the voice was made possible.

For the first time in 1931, two American foundations took steps to help out blinds with the “ Talking book program ” (Books for the blinds) under the Adult Blind Project. This was the first time long audiobooks were used.

Before digital features came into action, audiobooks were available in cassettes and vinyl records.

Audiobook Apps

Are you ready to experience the awesomeness of audiobooks or story narration again? If yes, then audiobook reader apps are available only for people like you.

The audiobooks app is designed with thousands of bestsellers within one app. This is an audio library.

In these apps, every word is narrated precisely and beautifully, as written on books. The best way to listen to audiobooks is by using smartphones, PCs, home theaters, and any such device used to hear music.

Generally, audio recordings are available in three formats:

  • MP3
  • WMA ( Windows Media Audio )
  • AAC ( Advanced Audio Coding )

These audiobooks are downloadable as well as can be streamed online using the internet.

A trend has been followed by several individuals uploading podcasts in several platforms, which are as similar as audiobooks.

Benefits of Audiobook

Listening to audiobooks can be the best option to pass leisure time. Other than entertainment, the app for audiobooks has several other benefits too.

  1. We all are fond of listening to stories. Audiobook will be the best option for that thing.
  2. It is much faster than reading books. It consumes less time and energy as well.
  3. Listening to something builds more concentration than reading books.
  4. It’s a fact that learning gets faster with listening.
  5. It saves so much storage space by replacing books with audio.
  6. Audiobooks will increase our interest in books again.
  7. It can be great for children in Kindergarten.
  8. Get to learn spoken English and improve your vocabulary.
  9. Listening to audio builds the storyline inside the mind, which makes it more exciting.

Finishing off with the benefits, let’s discuss

5 Best Audiobook Apps For Android Phone.

Audible: Audiobooks, Podcasts & Audio Stories

Audible is the best audiobook app on android with above 1 billion+ downloads, and over 1 million users rated 4.5 on average. It was released on 12 August 2010.

The content list in the audible app is very long, starting from audiobooks to podcasts. Pick contents of your choice starting from binge-worthy audiobooks, latest podcasts and small audio contents, and hundreds of audible originals.

Get maximum features by upgrading to audible premium. While boosting, you will be given the first 30 days trial period free of cost.

The premium account has features like creating own library, downloading contents for offline streaming, and get thousands of contents extra of different genre.genres :

Pros:

  • Get discounts over audiobooks more often.
  • Get daily newspapers, latest podcasts, and daily deals subscription.
  • It can be connected to various devices for seamless listening.

Cons:

  •  You won’t get enough access and content with a free account.
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Google Play Books

Google launched another highly rated best app for audiobooks on December 6, 2010. It is also downloaded over 1 billion+ times, with over one million users rated 4.1 out 5.

Choose over millions of different genre ebooks, comics, textbooks, and audiobooks. Google keeps adding the latest audiobooks to the list regularly. You can buy any number of audiobooks without the requirement of a monthly subscription. Also, get features like previewing audiobooks before adding it to your library.

The best feature is that you can access your account from any device, whether it is an Android or an iOS or on the web browser. You will get all your history and leave off episodes anywhere you want.

Pros :

  • Google updates are very frequent, and you never run out of content.
  • Get access from every device you want to.

Cons :

  • You don’t have access to every audiobook. You only have access to those audiobooks for which you have paid. 
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Kobo

The next famous audiobook reader app is Kobo. Kobo was launched on 15th June 2010. By now, it has been downloaded over 10 million+ times, and it has been rated 4.3 by 263K beneficiaries.

With over 5 million never-ending lists of content, kobo users are never short of content to listen or read. It is suitable for every category of users, starting from romantic hits to suspense stories and knowledgeable content.

Audiobooks featured in kobo are highly rated and loved by listeners a lot. Get updates on the latest audiobook contents regularly.

Get unlimited storage space for storing thousands of ebooks and audiobooks.

Pro :

  • It is a one-stop library for all types of people, whether it be a child or an adult or any profession.
  • Get customizable content according to your reading needs.
  • Also, switch to night mode to reduce strain into your eyes.

Cons :

  • You need to buy every ebook or audiobook you want to read. You do not get unlimited access here.
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Librivox

This is the latest addition to the best android audiobook player list. It was released on June 15, 2018, and within just two years, it has crossed over 1 million downloads. Most importantly, it is loved by many users as 30K people have rated this app 4.6 stars out of 5.

It is a free audiobook app, which provides over 24000 audiobooks for free. New content is added regularly, and the volunteers manage them. Get free access to multiple category audiobooks for various professional users.

It includes world literature, biography, history, novels, fictional and none fictional contents, and much more. Also, manage your playlist according to your choices. This gives an added feature to start from where left watching without any issue.

Pros :

  • All the contents are free. No subscription is required.
  • It supports Bluetooth control, Android Auto, and Google cast.

Cons :

  •  As it is free, the audiobooks are lesser in number.
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Audiobooks.com

Audiobooks.com is the best app for audiobooks as it has over 2 lakh titles in its library and almost 8000 free audiobook titles.

It was released on June 12, 2015, and it had crossed 1 million downloads by now. With a justifying rating of 4.3, this app promises to provide its users what they need.

This app has very different features than other similar apps, as it gives three free audiobooks, one from its premium category and two from its VIP library on successful sign up.

After your free trials, you have to pay 14.95$ per month.

Download your audiobooks with audiobooks.com and access offline anytime and anywhere you want to. Also, you can access over 1.2 million podcasts in this app.

Pros :

  • Get smart recommendations according to your previous choices.
  • Choose over multiple categories of audiobooks.
  • You can use a customizable sleep timer with this app.

Cons:

  • The monthly subscription cost is very high.
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Conclusion

We have researched and then have listed all the top and best audiobook apps for android phones.

If you want to buy any of these free audiobook apps you must go through each of these in detail before making your decision.

Nishil
 

Nishil Prasad is a passionate writer, hungry for new innovation. New trends fill him with tons of enthusiasm to uncover hidden topics. Speakaudible covers a wide range of subjects related to audiobooks.

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