Audiobooks brings the most beloved classics to your iPhone for free

Jul 27, 2016

The coolest thing about the Audiobooks app is that it is completely free.  It would be a worthy download even if a price tag were attached.

Audiobooks works with Librivox, a website that uses volunteers to record readings of books that are no longer under copyright. The books are streamed onto your iPhone and iPod Touch from a wireless hotspot.  At the moment, there are 5154 books in the database and many genres to choose from. The project is alive and new books are added regularly.

Best of all, because none of the works are copyrighted, there’s no cost. It’s a massive amount of content – including classics such as “Dracula” by Bram Stoker and “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” by Mark Twain – made available by people dedicated to literature.

All that content at no cost is reason alone to download this app. Books can simply be downloaded permanently to use the app offline but too many books will slow things down so just download the books you want to listen to. Audiobooks is smart enough to keep track of where the last book played left off, picking up quickly when a stronger connection is available.


The latest version of the app supports Apple Watch, so all important controls can be made from your wrist.

And did we mention it’s free?

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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