This app is beyond the ordinary! (In a good way that is) Love the books and how the voices are so clear. I listen to these audio books when I color in my adult coloring books. Love the Johanna Basford books. The stories you get to pick from in this app are really inspiring for me and book lovers out there. I was trying to find an audio book app as soon as I got my coloring books. Some of the apps loaded too slow, some had too many ads, some had no FREE books to listen to but this one really is the one that fits me!
The selection of books is amazing, Having reviews of the specific reader is very useful. On my phone however the sleep timer doesn't always work. One time I could see the options, check the correct box and it works. However most the time the screen for the timer options shows no text and I couldn't get the timer to work. I would really like for it to work as I have a long list of books that I would like to listen to. Ahh -- I figured out the timer problem. If my phone screen is vertical then I can see all the timer details. However if it is turned horizontally, then the screen is blank.
This is such a fun application! Such variety I expect to be happily busy for YEARS. No joke. Years. Admittedly there are a few things; first the readers. God bless the volunteers, but they aren't pros. Then say I'm two minutes into The Rainbow Trail by Zane Grey when I decide it's time for some Inner Sanctum. Sometimes Inner Sanctum starts up at 2 minutes in. But with zero cost, this is acceptable and I am thankful to all involved. Perhaps I'll offer my amateur reading one day.
Loud ads play after a chapter making it impossible to listen to a book when trying to fall asleep. This didn't happen with the iPhone. I understand the need for adverts and they were always on the iPhone but never played just shown as banners. Now I have changed to a Samsung S8 and the loud adverts are horrendous
ALL of you audio book developers INSIST on believing it's MORE & MORE & MORE FEATURES which win you users, but you're DEAD WRONG. It's doing the few CRITICAL features WELL which will win over users. ANY idiot can (eventually) develop an app LOADED with features and completely BAFFLING to use. BE the team that SIMOLIFIES your UI/UX to the point it's EFFORTLESSLY INTUITIVE, and you'll have MY praise...
The free book selection is full of older novels and written works. Some of the readers are excellent some are not. The book reviews are very helpful in determining whether a reader does a good performance of reading the book. Often times a classic has been recorded more than once, so you can select between different readerrs of the same book. All in all an excellent source of some classic novels I would never select to read, but greatly enjoy having them read to me while I commute to work.
Improved Bluetooth and Android Auto Support