Review from David Dickerson
WTF Read Aloud Gone I have wanted this feature for a long time. It reads things a bit to literally saying hyphen and other weird things but overall an awesome addition which might persuade me to actually buy more books. UPDATE: Books that would read aloud now won't read aloud any more Fix or I'll NEVER buy a book from your business!!! Some of the totally free books still read aloud WTF. All or forget it!
December 22, 2012Sorry to hear about this. Note, read aloud is only available for books in flowing text, & when the publisher allows it. Still, please contact us via this support page: http://goo.gl/33zfv if you feel your book should have this option. Also mention you've left a review, with your link (click the link icon right above). -The Google Play Books team
I purchased an important book from this app but i didn't got the book. Amount has been deducted from my bank account but it shows to buy the book again. I've contacted with customer service, agent told me that it will take maximum 3 to 4 hours to fix the issue, now its been almost a day but hasn't fixed. And the most worst part is that now they do not respond to my request.
Pros: - Easy to search and purchase new books - Read Out Loud feature is a nice addition for most books - Large variety of books. I've found all books that I searched for. Cons: - This is a big one for me. I'm not able to create or see custom shelves in the app. I would love to have the ability to categorize my library. I can do this on the site. I would expect an app like this to offer the same feature. (The current sort options and default shelves do not fill my need)
The app itself is very good as well as the books. Unfortunately, the biggest downside is a massive disadvantage, that you cannot yet download the books to the sd card. This means the app will drink up your internal storage thereby limiting me to just one book, which may at some stage need to be uninstalled because of the storage issue. The app itself is smooth to operate and excellent realism to the actual book with the added bonus to zoom in on pages. I also love the night mode it has too!
Awesome! 💖 Fabulous! I love every features of Google play book. Firstly, the page turning. It gives me the feel of reading real books. Secondly, The In-build Dictionary, I like the easy way of getting meaning of a word within the Google play book. No more need to look up dictionary all the time when everything is here. Thirdly Fonts, I really fond of the fonts and Finally Colour choices and text adjustables. Custom of app really ease my reading. Thank you Google ❤. I would like to recommend this to everyone.
Awesome! Just one note...there are lots of words that the dictionary doesn't provide a definition for, although I am sure they are frequent words that must be in every dictionary. I guess there is a bug because I encountered a word twice and once it gave me the meaning while the other time it did not.
I think this app needs serious update. It can't import books from the device. It won't sync with documents or epub on the mobile. Everything has to be done manually by adding each and every single ebook or pdf. Horrible service. Check out the import book service provided by the app like KOBO AND KINDLE. THEY ADD n SYNC all the books, documents directly to the app library.
You can now use your stylus to highlight and select text while reading.
Stability and performance improvements.
E-book reader. Multi-format, highly customizable. Supports cloud synchronization