getAbstract: Book Summaries

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4.3
2.59K reviews
100K+
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Everyone
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About this app

Get the key insights from 25,000+ of the best nonfiction books, articles and video talks summarized into 15-minute summaries.

Millions of readers worldwide use the getAbstract app to get all the benefits of reading in just a few minutes a day.

LEARN MORE IN LESS TIME
• Get 25,000+ of the world’s best nonfiction books, articles and video talks summarized into powerful 15-minute reads.
• Follow expert-curated channels in topics such as business, productivity, leadership, personal development, health, science & technology, and more.
• Get personalized reading recommendations

LEARN WITH AUDIO AND TEXT ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
• READ summaries or LISTEN to audio summaries on the go
• Select your preferred language from English, German, Spanish, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Russian
• Get access online and offline on any device
• Send your summaries directly to your Kindle

LEARN FROM A TEAM YOU CAN TRUST: Our expert editorial team has 20 years of experience. They carefully read, select and summarize every title, placing them in curated channels to make sure it’s relevant for your personal and professional development.

LEARN FROM A TEAM WITH HIGH VALUES: Fairness is one of our core values. We request rights for every title from publishers and authors.

LEARN FROM A TEAM WITH GREAT PARTNERS: Our 800+ partners include The Economist, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, WILEY and many more.

LEARN FROM A TEAM TRUSTED BY FORTUNE 100: Over one third of Fortune 100 companies trust getAbstract to provide their employees and executives with the knowledge they need to succeed.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS SAY

“Your summaries are impressively precise, short yet simultaneously deep, little works of art.” –Jakob Strobel y Serra, feuilleton editor for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“My most limited resource is time. My most valuable asset is knowledge. Thanks to getAbstract, I can absorb more knowledge in less time. That’s a great return on investment!” –Bob Eccles, Senior Fellow of PwC and Harvard Professor

“Lifelong learners will benefit every time they read a summary. Get the knowledge of the world’s best authors in 15 minutes or less!” –Jason W. Womack, Author of Get Momentum
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CHOOSE A PLAN AND START READING:

getAbstract Starter
Unlimited ONLINE access to 25,000+ summaries
Text and AUDIO summaries in 7 languages
Share summaries with friends for free

getAbstract Pro
Unlimited ONLINE & OFFLINE access to 25,000+ summaries
Text and AUDIO summaries in 7 languages
Download PDF, audio, .ePub
Send to Kindle
Create personal channels with your favorite summaries
Share summaries with friends for free
Sync across all devices

TRY GETABSTRACT FOR FREE:

Sign up for a 3-DAY FREE TRIAL. Spend a few days reading our summaries, learning new things and expanding your horizons – we guarantee you’ll love it!

Please note: You can cancel your subscription at any time. We'll automatically renew your subscription unless you turn off the auto-renew option at least 24 hours before the end of your current subscription period. You can change your auto-renewal options in your Account Settings. Payment will be charged to your App Store Account.

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Do you still have questions or suggestions? One of our customer support experts will help you with anything you need. Contact us at info@getabstract.com
Updated on
Mar 21, 2024

Data safety

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Ratings and reviews

4.3
2.44K reviews
aubrey prunty
January 29, 2023
I absolutely love Get Abstract! It provides me with quick, reliable summaries of motivational and educational books, which helps me save time while staying up-to-date with current topics in the professional world. The best part about it is that I can decide if a book is worth reading in full before I even commit to purchasing it. As someone who values efficiency and access to helpful resources, Get Abstract is my go-to resource. Highly recommended!
17 people found this review helpful
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getabstract
February 2, 2023
Dear Aubrey, Thank you very much for your feedback! It's great to hear that you find so much value in our service, and we're doing our best to maintain our efforts in quality and selection. Please note that you can suggest additional content if you're missing anything in our library.
A Google user
January 16, 2020
The audiobook function has a few bugs... The play bar on the bottom of the app doesn't function on my Samsung Note 10+. Also, having the ability to control the audiobook from my notification menu would be a great feature. The content is great though... Look forward to the improvements 👍 I will revise my rating once these bugs have been fixed.
11 people found this review helpful
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getabstract
March 23, 2020
Hi Stu, we wanted to let you know that we released a version with a completely new and improved audio player (version 9.0). Check out the new features - we'd really appreciate a revised review if you like the update!
A Google user
April 23, 2020
Had previously issues playing the audio past 1 minute, as it would freeze with the screen off. Turned out to be Samsung's "Smart" optimisations that decided to silently deny the app to run on the background (You can fix it by going to the battery setting of the app and enable to run it in the background). Content wise I really find the audios from getAbstract really interesting and inspiring. But exporting to MP3 is broken, and yields just a 1 or 2 byte MP3 file (Not a deal breaker for me)
18 people found this review helpful
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getabstract
April 24, 2020
Hi Robert, thanks for your updated feedback! We have identified an issue with the file export and are working to fix that as soon as possible.

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