The moment I downloaded and opened the app, it said "unable to connect to account". So there's no way for me to see any books even after refreshing and selecting an account
It's great to be able to listen to audio versions of classic books. The app is fairly intuitive and good looking but there is a problem with downloads. It seems the next section gets deleted instead of the one you were just listening to. This leads to having to redownload the next section or risk costs for streaming over data. No option is showing to edit the behaviour of file treatment after listening.
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.
All in all, a great app to listen to free audio books . Many (classical) titles available, and the in-app review is useful as. It does however have several bugs on my Google Nexus: when resuming play of a paused chapter it often jumps ahead to the next chapter instead. Also, for every chapters, it skips the first 15seconds. On a few occasions, it has suddenly stopped playing a chapter and jumped ahead to the next one. (This is not caused by download errors, as i manually can resume where i was)
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.
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