I wish it would have a few more features such a built in review and rating system and a personalized suggestion algorithm. Also the stream occasionally lags. Which is not a problem since you can download books. But it appears the app defaults to streaming over the web unless you disconnect the internet, which is annoying. If you added these features, smooth out the interface, and assure smooth streaming, than I would be willing to pay for this product.
In the end this app is great. There are some issues with downloading books (cuts out when changing from mobile data to WiFi) and sometimes I have to close the app and reopen it because it says 'book not available' when I go to start a book. But other than that, I love that the readers are volunteers. As a newbie voice over artist, it's helpful to listen to both great, and not so great ones. It helps me take note of what not to do in my own practice recordings. Also joined the forum which is full of helpful people and beginner guides on how to volunteer.
It closed on me once but I found it a wonderful app. What better way to know a book! Still feel very happy about it 2 years later. One year later: I purchased the App and then it changed. It no longer holds its place in the book. I can't see the words to type a review. Have to write it elsewhere and paste it. Cannot slow the reading at all. Disappointed.
I appreciate the reviews by long term users for finding the readings that are more engaging than others. I also enjoy that I don't have to go to the website on my computer, download, transfer to my phone, find a suitable audio player, etc. Also I like that for the most part, they have cut off the copyright information so you don't have to hear that every chapter and can just listen to the book seamlessly.
I was looking for free audio books. A lot of classic books which i'm not really into. After trying a couple and adding some to favorite, the free volume changed to my liking. Over the last couple of months i have listen to a lot if great books. Purchased a couple, but they seemed pricey to me.
Once they find a way to normalise volume, it will be perfect. Have learned to enjoy the different accents of the readers. This app gets me through the day, and I have now gotten through so many classic books that I struggled to sit and read. Awesome work, volunteers!
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