xigxag: Audiobooks, But Better

In-app purchases
279 reviews
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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®.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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
Feb 26, 2024

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
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

259 reviews
Owen “Darcy” Darcy
October 28, 2023
I'm updating an earlier review because I'm increasingly impressed with this app the more I use it. Very clever features, nice UI, and a catalogue that will only grow the more people use the platform. Aside from being more ethical, the pricing structure is also working out cheaper for me that Evilzon would. All in all, I can't really fault it. The catalogue come always be bigger but it's large enough to be getting on with and I'm sure it will continue to grow over time. Certainly recommend.
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xigxag ltd
November 14, 2023
Thank you! We're always working to build our catalogue and publishing hundreds of new books every month. More new publishers are coming very soon! We appreciate your patience. 😊
Stewart Webb
February 28, 2021
Good But Needs Work. I like the way you pay for what you get and the prices are not bad. Also like the alphabetical listing. But whilst there is a Thriller section, but no Crime and Mystery, my favourite genre. I suppose bundled in with Thrillers. Also no reviews, which I assume is intentional, but I like to read a review. All in all quite good, and will probably get some books from it
11 people found this review helpful
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xigxag ltd
March 9, 2021
Hi Stewart, Thank you for the review! We mix up the genres every couple of weeks to keep the display fresh. You can search for Crime & Mystery even when you don't see that genre in the genre list on the home screen. We know we need to improve the discoverability and we're working on it. We appreciate your support! 👍
Marlow Bushman
April 2, 2022
I like the payment set up, as well as the potential to read and listen at the same time. Also generally just like to be able to use an app for audiobooks that isn't run by Amazon. However, the reading selection is a bit disappointing, and the app still has quite a few bugs to fix. I figure these issues will improve with more listeners/app development.
26 people found this review helpful
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xigxag ltd
April 7, 2022
Hi - thanks for the 5 stars and your review points: We keep signing up new publishers (another big one just last week) so hopefully you'll see the choice extend. Please let us know what bugs you are hitting, the team are constantly improving the app and we love to get feedback to help squash them.

What's new

Bug fixes and minor UI improvements