Best Audio Books Apps

Audio book apps are found in this category. These apps allow the user to listen to books and stories. Types include kids, religious, and store-included audio book apps. Audio book apps are great for both kids and adults looking to rest their eyes and immerse themselves in audio stories.

Last updated 03-24-2017

DreamAfrica™ (The Pearl Dream)
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DreamAfrica™ (The Pearl Dream)

Android
iOS

Seller: The Pearl Dream, Inc.

30 3

DreamAfrica, a new education multimedia platform about the children of Africa which is available for mobile! Extending globally, this innovative teaching tool will help teachers and educators nurture the minds of students about the local and international cultures, social awareness, and self-worth.

Sign up to avail lessons as found in electronic books, audio, videos, and games for children and teens. This app will help in the development of your student's emotional intelligence, empathy, and awareness of cultures in Africa. This educational tool not just a way to connect with students, but also a way to let them learn how to connect to other people and the world as well.

▲ Watch the kids' happy faces when viewing colorful HD quality educational videos.

▲ Expose children to the world's diverse culture through a wide range of video and audio.

▲ A wide range of cultural stories and lessons you can use to teach your students about the world.

With the use of this app, you can also create your own culture-based stories and submit them to the DreamAfrica team. Through this, you will have a hand in making education more accessible across the continent.

Help the children in Africa dream, while also teaching your students the importance of social awareness!

Android
DreamAfrica™ (The Pearl Dream)

DreamAfrica™ (The Pearl Dream)

Free

iOS
DreamAfrica

DreamAfrica

Free

FBReader TTS+ Plugin
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FBReader TTS+ Plugin

Android

Seller: Hyperionics Technology LLC

30 3

Want to hear an audio version of your favorite novel? Use this plug-in to access the text-to-speech feature of downloaded ebooks on FBReader! Browse through different works from the "Network Library" and hear every line being narrated at the speed of your choice.

Open the ebook to a select page and use the "Speak+" feature to hear its audio version. Set the tool to highlight lines as they're being read to help you keep track of the page you're at. Stand by your favorite hero or stay one step ahead of the villain by staying close to the twists and surprising revelations of their stories!

▲Customize the page appearance and speed of the narration.

▲Listen to the lines being spoken using the "Speak+" feature!

▲Reduce the control panel to a set of buttons to for a full screen view of the ebook page.

It’s a user-friendly mobile companion for FBreader users who love fiction and non-fiction books. Let your mobile read out loud the works of the novelists James Patterson or the motivational speaker Stephen Covey. Finish long volumes faster by increasing the speed of the narration feature.

Use this alternative for a more comfortable reading when you can’t have the luxury to carry those thick paperback copies. Whether you’re enjoying a quick morning break or a lazy weekend afternoon, your mobile ebook collection could keep you entertained without necessarily tiring your eyes to read! Jump into the world of fiction and breaking discoveries with an audio version of your personal mobile library!

Android
FBReader TTS+ Plugin

FBReader TTS+ Plugin

Free

Kids Corner
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Kids Corner

Android

Seller: ReFrame Media

25 2.5

Is it time for your child to start learning the lessons of the Bible? With this app, you can start explaining about God, and his teachings, by letting your child listen to different Bible stories.

Scroll through the different audio stories and listen by tapping on the title. Listen to famous Bible stories such as "Adam and Eve", "the Baptism of Jesus", and many others. With these captivating Bible tales, your child can learn all about God's love!

Android
Kids Corner

Kids Corner

Free

Niv Audio Bible Free (Pro)
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Niv Audio Bible Free (Pro)

Android

Seller: Bible Today Ltd.

25 2.5

Faith is a powerful thing that we must embrace and rejoice in. Be proud of it as you read, and listen to God’s words on a daily basis. This app provides a great means to stay connected with the Lord at all times.

If you are not so keen in carrying your bible everyday, then this app is the perfect answer to your dilemma. Listen to audio as you drive to work. Or read through passages with your morning breakfast to set you in a loving frame of mind!

Android
Niv Audio Bible Free (Pro)

Niv Audio Bible Free (Pro)

Free

NOOK Audiobooks
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NOOK Audiobooks

Android

Seller: Nook Digital, LLC

25 2.5

Regardless of what genre you enjoy - mystery, fairy tale, or romance - if you feel like listening to stories is much better compared to reading one page after another, then this audiobook haven is for you. Browse thousands of bestsellers, penned by great authors such as Nicholas Sparks, Stephen King, and Debbie Macomber. No matter what the hour of day is, you can listen to high-quality voice narrations of your favorite stories and become captivated for hours on end.

Organizing your audiobooks is effortless in this app as you can arrange them on your virtual bookshelf for easy access. Hundreds of books are free to sample. As long as you have your smartphone with you, listen to wonderful works while jogging in the morning, driving your car to work, or lounging at home. Convenience and hours of pleasurable listening are yours.

Android
NOOK Audiobooks

NOOK Audiobooks

Free

Reader (OCR Speaker)
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Reader (OCR Speaker)

Android

Seller: Suman Sucharit Das

30 3

On your way to the office, it is nice if you want to pass the time by reading the latest news, or enjoying a chapter or two from the book in your pocket. Unfortunately, your reading glasses are at home on the table, and now your head is aching from trying to read the minute text on your printed material. Now, you are wishing that you bought an audiobook instead. Fret not, for with this amazing app, you can turn any printed material into an audio one in a matter of seconds!

Take a snapshot of the page you want to read, or use an uploaded printed document in this digital reader's "Library". Wait while the app extracts the text, sit back, tap play, and listen as the app reads your news and stories to you!

▲ Sit back and relax as you listen to your printed materials being read to you by a female narrator.

▲ Easy to use. Take a picture and save it in the library to enjoy its audio form in the future.

▲ Automatically compile and manage your files in "My Library" for easy access in the future.

Designed for ease of use, this text reading app is powered by Google Cloud OCR to convert texts into audio format. Capable of reading materials written in 11 languages, including Chinese, Korean, Finnish, and German, listen as the female narrator reads the texts in a clear and audible voice!

Fit for users who want to enjoy their books and magazines while on travel or during their commute. Enjoy your vacations more, and avoid the headache inducing act of reading small printed text in a moving vehicle. Have fun while on-the-go with your pocket reading assistant!

Android
Reader (OCR Speaker)

Reader (OCR Speaker)

Free

Downpour.com
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Downpour.com

Android
iOS

Seller: Blackstone Audio Books

15 1.5

Downloading an audiobook file can take quite a while, you might lose interest before even reading it. Through this audiobook app, you can start listening to the book before it finishes downloading!

When you decide to pause for a while, the app will simply indicate which track you were last listening to. All download progress is safely maintained, so you will never waste time re-downloading.

▲Select an audiobook from your library to begin downloading it.

▲The library will also indicate how long the audiobook will play which can help you plan your listening sessions.

▲On the chapter screen, you can also skip forward or backwards by 30 seconds (much like you would reread a page).

▲On the chapter screen, you can also skip forward or backwards by 30 seconds (much like you would reread a page).

▲Upon pausing, the tracks list will also tell you just how far you’ve progressed in the chapter you were listening to as indicated by the blue bar.

Unlike streaming, this app cleverly divides and downloads the book into chapters in the event that your phone is cut from the internet. During such times, you can be assured that the chapters you’ve already downloaded are still there for your listening pleasure. This makes the app ideal for when are constantly on the move but would still like to keep listening to (and downloading) your favorite audiobook.

Android
Downpour.com

Downpour.com

Free

iOS
Downpour.com

Downpour.com

Free

Audiobooks Now Audio Books
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Audiobooks Now Audio Books

Android

Seller: AudiobooksNow.com

20 2

You can now purchase, download and stream your favorite audio books at an affordable price. This app offers thousands of high quality audiobooks available for you to download from best sellers to new releases. You can avail of the 30-day free trial and get your first audiobook purchase at a 50% discount.

Open the app and be greeted with different categories such as best sellers, fiction, non-fiction and more. Click on an audiobook and read through its brief description and a free sample to listen to. Once purchased, it displays a list of tracks you can play and pause anytime you want. You can effortlessly multi task in your android with the audiobook playing in the background.

Android
Audiobooks Now Audio Books

Audiobooks Now Audio Books

Free

BabyFirst Music Nursery Rhymes
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BabyFirst Music Nursery Rhymes

Android

Seller: BabyFirst

20 2

A collection classic nursery rhymes for an immersive musical experience for your infants. Let them listen to educational songs, stories, and lullabies to develop their young minds.

This app features a child friendly interface that is colorful and easy to navigate by toddlers. You can spend time together and sing songs or dance to them to foster parental bonding.

Enhance your child's love for music even at a young age by listening together. You will be left smiling when they attempt to sing songs for the first time.

Android
BabyFirst Music Nursery Rhymes

BabyFirst Music Nursery Rhymes

Free

Children Story
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Children Story

Android

Seller: beka

20 2

Whether they are digital or physical, children’s’ books can be a hugen expense. As a parent however, they are still a staple for the early development of children. They not only teach them how to read, but they also impart the values you want your children to have.

Fortunately, here is a collection of animated books available for the smartphone and it is completely free. Read about the values of encouragement, kindness, and more through the stories of lovable, animated friends. Give your kids the privilege of reading and learning, without going over budget!

▲ Swipe and browse your own library of animated children’s books.

▲ Use “Autoplay” and have the story read aloud, or tap the arrows to turn them yourself.

More stories will also be available for download in future updates. In the meantime, buckle down and see which story your kids would like to read today! Is it the one where a baby bird learns how to fly? How about the one where the pig and the fox learn to share their toys?

All in all, there are enough books in this mobile library to keep kids reading and learning. It is a valuable yet costless addition to your educational resources, even if you are saving up for buying physical books. Give them the gift of reading good stories and the values that come with them!

Android
Children Story

Children Story

Free