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This is the top rated audiobook app on the planet. Browse our handpicked collections, download any one of 5,239 classic audiobooks, and listen with our fully featured audiobook player. On the go? We save your place automatically.

Enjoy the unique design with a retro feeling.

We've crafted handpicked collections to make browsing a snap, and commissioned hundreds of custom covers to bring you Cover Mode. This is the world of public domain audiobooks like never before.

Unlike other "free" apps that charge you $10 an audiobook, with Free Audiobooks once you pay, everything's included. No limits! No download caps. 5,239 classic audiobooks, in your pocket, for less than a cup of coffee.

Features:
* Audiobooks. Free Audiobooks! The plays of Shakespeare, the letters of leaders, the autobiographies of Franklin and Teddy Roosevelt, the collected works of geniuses, the philosophy of Seneca and Plato. It's all here, along with thousands and thousands of other audiobooks.

* A Perfect Audiobook Player. It's beautiful, fast, and fully featured. Background listening, 30 second rewind, chapter listings, and more!

* Handpicked Collections. Mystery, Theology, Epic Epics, Poetry, Philosophy, Children's, War… the list goes on. We have 36 hand picked collections to make finding great books a cinch.

* Magic Downloading. Find something you like. Tap 'Download and Listen'. We'll immediately download the first chapter, and a few chapters ahead. Finish a chapter? We'll download another. We're sure to always download three chapters ahead- that way you'll never be without something to listen to.

* Road Trip Ready. Going on a road trip or flight? Just tap 'Download All' and we'll download the whole audiobook in one go.

* Original Covers. We make public domain books come alive with absolutely beautiful covers.

If you have any questions or suggestions don't hesitate to drop us a line at support@digitalpresspublishing.com- that's what we're here for!

***** Exceptional!
An exceptional collection of classic books. These are the books that have withstood the test of time and must be read by all who wish to be liberally educated.

***** Very nice app.
Easy to use and I am reading/listening to books I have known about forever but just never found the time to read. Now I can enjoy them. I recommend this app to everyone. Now maybe I can get a few more answers right on Jeopardy.

***** Great updates-use this all the time
Enjoyable, user friendly, a constant in my studio. Company listens to its users. Have recommended to friends.

***** above quotes are recent 5 start rings on the app store *****

iOS Store Category:

Primary: Books

Secondary: Education

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Total Ratings

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Version History

Launched Feb 05, 2010 (almost 11 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Mar 13
2017
(Current)
Version 4.1.7

-Various bug fixes and improvements

Enjoy!
The Audiobooks team

Mar 04
2016
Version 4.1.6

Screenshots update

Dec 10
2015
Version 4.1.5

Bug fixes and stability improvements

Sep 26
2015
Version 4.1.4

Stability and preformance improvements

Dec 05
2014
Version 4.0.8

- bug fixes and stability improvements

Jun 12
2014
Version 4.0.4

- minor bug fixes and stability improvements

Mar 27
2014
Version 4.0.2

* bug fixes and stability improvements

Feb 02
2014
Version 4.0.1

- iOS7 features
- stability improvements
- code enhancements

Jun 10
2013
Version 2.5.2

- stability improvements

Dec 04
2012
Version 2.5.1

- stability improvements

Nov 21
2012
Version 2.5

- iPhone 5 support
- stability improvements

Dec 01
2011
Version 2.3.3

1,700 new audiobooks! Plus, we've rebuilt the Download Manager, crafted a brand new Now Playing screen, added reviews and a sleep timer, revamped the layout and design of the app, and even created a 'Now Downloading' section- that way you always know what's downloading.

Play by Play-

Now Playing. The old version was feeling a bit dated- we've rebuilt it completely! It's gorgeous, wonderfully high resolution on a Retina Display, more fully featured, and has reviews just a tap away.

Sleep Timer. You've requested it- we've built it!

Reviews. Want to check out the quality of an audiobook before downloading? Check what your fellow listeners thought! We already have hundreds of reviews- with your help, we can have thousands.

Now Downloading. Wondering what chapter is downloading right now? Well, in the new Now Playing screen, you can see!

New Download Manager. No more first chapters hanging! We've completely rebuilt it to be more stable, faster, and more flexible.

Visual Revamp. Based on enormous amounts of feedback, we've improved the layout and design of the app to be faster, smoother, and easier.

iOS 5 support.

Reduced file-size to allow for downloading over 3G.

Oct 11
2011
Version 2.3.2

1,700 new audiobooks! Plus, we've rebuilt the Download Manager, crafted a brand new Now Playing screen, added reviews and a sleep timer, revamped the layout and design of the app, and even created a 'Now Downloading' section- that way you always know what's downloading.

Play by Play-

Now Playing. The old version was feeling a bit dated- we've rebuilt it completely! It's gorgeous, wonderfully high resolution on a Retina Display, more fully featured, and has reviews just a tap away.

Sleep Timer. You've requested it- we've built it!

Reviews. Want to check out the quality of an audiobook before downloading? Check what your fellow listeners thought! We already have hundreds of reviews- with your help, we can have thousands.

Now Downloading. Wondering what chapter is downloading right now? Well, in the new Now Playing screen, you can see!

New Download Manager. No more first chapters hanging! We've completely rebuilt it to be more stable, faster, and more flexible.

Visual Revamp. Based on enormous amounts of feedback, we've improved the layout and design of the app to be faster, smoother, and easier.

iOS 5 support.

Sep 26
2011
Version 2.3.1

1,700 new audiobooks! Plus, we've rebuilt the Download Manager, crafted a brand new Now Playing screen, added reviews and a sleep timer, revamped the layout and design of the app, and even created a 'Now Downloading' section- that way you always know what's downloading.

Play by Play-

Now Playing. The old version was feeling a bit dated- we've rebuilt it completely! It's gorgeous, wonderfully high resolution on a Retina Display, more fully featured, and has reviews just a tap away.

Sleep Timer. You've requested it- we've built it!

Reviews. Want to check out the quality of an audiobook before downloading? Check what your fellow listeners thought! We already have hundreds of reviews- with your help, we can have thousands.

Now Downloading. Wondering what chapter is downloading right now? Well, in the new Now Playing screen, you can see!

New Download Manager. No more first chapters hanging! We've completely rebuilt it to be more stable, faster, and more flexible.

Visual Revamp. Based on enormous amounts of feedback, we've improved the layout and design of the app to be faster, smoother, and easier.

Nov 01
2010
Version 2.0

Background listening, gorgeous cover browsing, a brand new super high resolution Retina Display design, related books while browsing, 30 second rewind, and more! This is by far our biggest update yet.

- Cover browsing, where you can scroll through a beautiful bookshelf of some of our most popular titles.

- Related books! When you're looking at the description page for a book you'll also see some related titles at the top of the screen.

- A wonderfully revamped design- same layout as before, just redone done to take full advantage of Retina Display graphics.

- Author/Title sorting in all lists

- On the fly collection updating, so we can give everyone lots of new collections inbetween updates.

- A new support system, with FAQs and a tutorial video.

- Bug fixes for the reader randomly returning to the Featured screen, layout issues, crashes, and some other odds and ends.

Jun 29
2010
Version 1.3.3

iOS4 compatibility, Genres, Collections, Featured Authors, chapter prioritization, and chapter deletion!

* Browsing has been re-done from top to bottom, changing from boring lists to a super slick Browse Bar up top. Just flick along horizontally, select anything that strikes your fancy, and up will come a slew of books related to that topic, author, or genre.

* Want one audiobook to finish nice and fast? Too many audiobooks downloading at once? No worries- just pull up the Chapters menu from the Now Playing screen and hit 'Prioritize'.

* And, from that same Chapters menu, just hit the trash can icon to selectively delete individual chapters, thus saving space without having to nuke the entire audiobook.

* For everyone who had issues with audiobooks stopping out when your screen auto-locks, and random chapters not downloading, those are both completely fixed now. Also, resolved the problem with books showing up instead of audiobooks in search.

Jun 01
2010
Version 1.3.2

Genres, Collections, Featured Authors, chapter prioritization, and chapter deletion!

* Browsing has been re-done from top to bottom, changing from boring lists to a super slick Browse Bar up top. Just flick along horizontally, select anything that strikes your fancy, and up will come a slew of books related to that topic, author, or genre.

* Want one audiobook to finish nice and fast? Too many audiobooks downloading at once? No worries- just pull up the Chapters menu from the Now Playing screen and hit 'Prioritize'.

* And, from that same Chapters menu, just hit the trash can icon to selectively delete individual chapters, thus saving space without having to nuke the entire audiobook.

* For everyone who had issues with audiobooks stopping out when your screen auto-locks, and random chapters not downloading, those are both completely fixed now. Also, resolved the problem with books showing up instead of audiobooks in search.

May 21
2010
Version 1.3.1

Genres, Collections, Featured Authors, chapter prioritization, and chapter deletion!

* Browsing has been re-done from top to bottom, changing from boring lists to a super slick Browse Bar up top. Just flick along horizontally, select anything that strikes your fancy, and up will come a slew of books related to that topic, author, or genre.

* Want one audiobook to finish nice and fast? Too many audiobooks downloading at once? No worries- just pull up the Chapters menu from the Now Playing screen and hit 'Prioritize'.

* And, from that same Chapters menu, just hit the trash can icon to selectively delete individual chapters, thus saving space without having to nuke the entire audiobook.

* For everyone who had issues with audiobooks stopping out when your screen auto-locks, and random chapters not downloading, those are both completely fixed now.

May 18
2010
Version 1.3

Genres, Collections, Featured Authors, chapter prioritization, and chapter deletion!

* Browsing has been re-done from top to bottom, changing from boring lists to a super slick Browse Bar up top. Just flick along horizontally, select anything that strikes your fancy, and up will come a slew of books related to that topic, author, or genre.

* Want one audiobook to finish nice and fast? Too many audiobooks downloading at once? No worries- just pull up the Chapters menu from the Now Playing screen and hit 'Prioritize'.

* And, from that same Chapters menu, just hit the trash can icon to selectively delete individual chapters, thus saving space without having to nuke the entire audiobook.

Mar 12
2010
Version 1.2

A large tune up for our app, with a fix for screen locking and dimming, along with bookmarking and volume.

- First, you can now listen while locked! We know this was a huge pain so it was first on our list. The screen also dims as you listen, so no more battery issues.

- Bookmarking works each and every time- no more flakiness.

- The Volume Slider actually controls your iPod/iPhone's volume now! Shock, horror. Before it was just controlling the *application volume*, leading to a lot of confusion about why there wasn't volume- that's been resolved.

Feb 16
2010
Version 1.01

Just a few quick edits to our tutorial text, clarifying some things.

Feb 05
2010
Version 1.0

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