xigxag: audiobooks, but better

In-app purchases
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

Our award-winning UK audiobook app offers great prices, no subscriptions and exclusive access to the listen-and-read x-book®.

BESTSELLERS, CLASSICS AND NEW RELEASES
We’ve got thousands of titles available from the authors you love including Stephen Fry, Alice Oseman, Terry Pratchett, Marian Keyes, Sally Rooney, Richard Osman, George R. R. Martin and many more. Our catalogue includes leading publishers such as HarperCollins, Pan MacMillan, Penguin Random House, Faber, Bonnier, WF Howes, Boldwood, Canelo, Chelsea Green and more. It’s easy to find your next great listen on the app, simply search by author, title, genre or keyword, or be inspired by our Top Pick recommendations.

NO SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED
You won’t pay more than £7.99 per title on xigxag, including our x-book® selection, and there’s no subscription required, so there’s no pressure to pay if you don’t have time to listen.
Our pricing even rewards you for listening by unlocking lower prices after every five full priced books, this is renewed on an annual basis from your first purchase:
£7.99 per title for books 1-5
£6.99 per title for books 6-10
£5.99 per title for books 11-15
£4.99 per title for books 16-20
£3.99 per title when you buy more than 20 books in the year.
All xigxag users can also access our monthly £3.99 picks, a curated selection of top titles available for less for a limited time. Past £3.99 picks have included bestsellers from Alice Oseman, Ant Middleton, Holly Jackson, David Baldacci, Bernard Cornwell and more. You can view the current titles on offer by downloading the app.

HOME OF THE LISTEN-AND-READ X-BOOK®
Exclusive to xigxag, the x-book® combines the audiobook and ebook into a brilliant, single integrated format. Search, take notes, share quotes, see illustrations and lookup words as you listen.
Switch seamlessly between listening and reading, or even read along. With the x-book® you can finish more books, in the way that best suits your lifestyle. Our x-book® selection is easily recognised by the purple ribbon, and you can even filter your book search by x-book®. Best of all, you won’t pay any more for the x-book® format, so you’ll enjoy both audiobook and ebook for the price of one!

THE XIGXAG USER EXPERIENCE
Quick and easy In-app purchase
Listen to a sample of each audiobook before you buy
Read the synopsis, user reviews and book reviews
Skip forward or back with navigation designed for listening, not for music
Speed up or slow down narration speed
Stream or download for offline listening
Listen on your smart speaker or in your car via Bluetooth
Large format car player screen for listening safely on the road
Customisable sleep timer for relaxing bedtime listening
Listen on your smartphone, read on your tablet with automatic syncing across your devices
Dark mode

NEW! MY XIGXAG
Now it’s easier than ever to customise your xigxag experience. Discover your reading stats, and keep track of your bookshelf, lookups and book reviews with myxigxag. Save, edit and share book quotes, cover art, and book recommendations directly from the app.

AWARD WINNING APP
2022 Tech Nation Rising Star
2022 Startup Awards South West - Mobile And Emerging Technologies Startup Of The Year
2022 Cornwall Business Awards - Best New Business
2022 Finalist Great British Entrepreneur Awards - Disruptor Of The Year

AS SEEN IN The Times, The Bookseller, Startups Magazine and more…

There’s never been a better time to cancel your audiobook subscription. Join thousands of UK listeners switching to xigxag today.
Updated on
Jan 18, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

What's new

Some fixes and features that you've been asking us for!
In My Books:
Tap a book for the menu, press and hold for cover sharing or double tap to start playing
Search/filter by Title and Author
Sleep timer:
Volume gently fades out over 30 seconds
Play position is reset by 30 seconds
Search results returning nothing?
Tap to send a request for a title you'd like to see in the catalogue
Experimental:
Play up to 3.5x for downloaded books (2.0x for streaming)