Audiobooks are great because that’s one way of reading without having your hands glued to the book. You can turn on a good book while traveling, on your way to work, at the gym, while folding laundry, or any other time your eyes and hands are busy. There are some of audiobook apps for the iPhone that can help you download, manage and listen to free Audiobooks.
Librivox – Free
If you’re not necessarily looking for the latest bestsellers, Librivox offers access to more than 15,000 free audiobooks of public domain works ranging from classic bestsellers to out-of-print titles that users can browse by title, author or genre. Users can save and listen to any number of books that they want, setting unlimited bookmarks as well as a sleep timer. As the work is done by volunteers, narration quality can vary, but it’s a great way to get classic works of literature in audiobook format without breaking the bank.
Audiobooks – Free
The Audiobooks app might have an unimaginative title, but it allows users to listen to a library of more than 5,000 free, public domain audiobooks in a clean, easy-to-use app. The app includes background and AirPlay support, a sleep timer, a dark mode and support for podcast playback. Users looking for more can also buy premium audiobooks ranging from modern bestsellers to professionally narrated classics.
Downpour – Free
Downpour is an independent audiobook store with a fantastic library of DRM-free audiobooks for sale, as well as select audiobooks that you can rent for 30 or 60 days through the Downpour mobile app. The Downpour app allows users to access their entire library and download audiobooks on Wi-Fi or cellular networks for offline playback. Playback controls are fairly standard with chapter and 30-second skips, bookmarking, a sleep timer and support for background downloading and playback.
OverDrive – Free
Another audiobook option to consider is your local library if it has a digital media lending system. OverDrive is a media management app that allows users to borrow ebooks and audiobooks from their library’s collection, with all the flexibility and convenience of a digital app. OverDrive users can borrow titles from the library’s collection 24/7, and users can create holds, wishlists and effortlessly return ebooks and audiobooks. Cross-device syncing of titles and bookmarks allow you the flexibility to listen to an audiobook on the device of your choice.
Free Audiobooks HQ – Free
Free Audiobooks HQ by Inkstone allows users to listen to more than 8,500 free audiobooks, as well as purchase and listen to any one of 10,000-plus premium titles in a variety of languages. Playback controls come with some good options, such as configurable playback speeds, bookmark support, and a sleep timer. You can check out curated lists of titles or use the app’s built-in search functions to find just the titles you want.
One More Thing
While the audiobooks purchased from iTunes or Audible are have the DRM copyright protection, you are limited to play and enjoy the audiobooks on several devices. But luckily, we can use Apple Music Converter to strip the DRM of any audiobooks now. Apple Music Converter is a full-featured program which helps you convert iTunes M4B file and Audible AA file to other DRM-free audio formats such as MP3, AAC, FLAC and M4A. And then you can transfer your audiobooks to any devices and enjoying anytime and anywhere.