12min: Audiobooks & Summaries

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Books may be the best way to expand your knowledge, but getting through a book can be a real challenge. That’s why we exist. At 12min, we extract the best ideas and insights from bestselling nonfiction books and organize them in unique, self-sufficient narratives we call microbooks.
Highly rated and downloaded more than 4 million times in 30 different countries, 12min has been featured in “Forbes,” “Entrepreneur” and “CNN.” It has a vast, continually updated, library of summaries, all of which are carefully researched. Plus, we have original content too, including fact-checked and sourced biographies of some of the greatest figures in history!
2500+ nonfiction book titles available in 3 languages
A growing library of original content
Curated playlists and personalized recommendations
Available in text & audio
Online & offline access
Send your favorite microbooks to your Kindle™
Affordable and flexible payment plans
All of our writers are bookworms and bibliophiles. Hence, they don’t mind reading the books several times while highlighting the most original ideas and insights. Moreover, they are well versed in breaking down multifaceted chronicles and complex concepts in an easily digestible manner, at the same time entirely relevant to the original book and to your personal and professional development!
All 12min microbooks are written in a way that they can be read and listened to entirely independently of the book they summarize. In other words, they are not just a haphazard list of key insights and highlights, but meaningful, self-sufficient accounts connecting the ideas in question in engrossing narratives by way of arguments, anecdotes and original quotes.
Our library (updated weekly) holds original works and over 2,500 nonfiction books in 25 different categories, most of them available in three languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
In short, there’s a little something for everyone in our library. To make things even better, if you can't find the book you're looking for, just request it and our team will synthesize it into a 12-minute microbook for your consuming pleasure.
In addition to summarizing classics and bestsellers, we also produce two types of original content:
12min Originals. Get to the heart of hot topics such as working from home and the COVID-19 pandemic, or pick up a little something about each of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Learn the way you never did at school – regardless of the subject.
12min Personalities. Experience the extraordinary lives of history’s most influential people. Whether Socrates or Einstein, or Beethoven, or Marie Curie, each of our biographies is a self-contained journey of discovery, exploring the childhoods, achievements and qualities of the people who made our world great.
Stable and bug-free, our app – voted #1 app in Mexico by Google Play in 2019 – boasts a simple, intuitive design and offers an enjoyable, care-free experience. Here are just a few of its numerous functionalities:
Text and audio form.
Highlighting and storing phrases.
Unlimited offline access.
Kindle™ access
Why don’t you try 12min for free? Download the app right now, install it to your device and sign up for 3 free days of unlimited access – no attachments whatsoever!
Lifetime - Full access to our library forever
Yearly - Full access to our library for 1 year.
Semestral - Full access to our library for 6 months
Do you have any questions, concerns or suggestions? Talk to us! We’re very quick responders. Email us at support@12min.com and we’ll get in touch with you before you can say Jack Robinson! (You don’t know who Jack Robinson is? You can find the answer in one of our microbooks!)
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Thank you for using 12min! We update the app every week to further improve your experience.

This version includes some minor bug fixes!

Send us a feedback, suggestions and ideas on support@12min.com! We will return as soon as we can. What would you like to see in the app? Tell us! We are here for you!
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October 22, 2021
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