If you are passionate about reading, but you do not have all the time you would like or you like to listen to quality readings during a walk, or before going to sleep, you are in luck: today we are going to talk and know theThe best apps to listen to audiobooks.
Even if your eyes can no longer support the many hours of reading or screen time that work or studies subject us to, you will be able to enjoy impressive readings whose authors are well known (or not so much). Allow your senses enjoy professional and educated voices for reading, that will delight our ears.
We can now enjoy novels and readings as they did long ago with the famous radio novels, but with our smartphone and some applications that we are going to discover here.
A world of applications and services opens up before us that we can access from our smartphone to listen to the audiobooks that we have at our disposal. Let's take a look at the best apps and with highest valuation in this world of voice books.
You can easily find them in the Google Play Store, but keep in mind that there are paid ones and others that are free. Culture must be cared for and everything that makes our imagination bigger is worth keeping and caring for. Let's see some of those applications to fill the soul.
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Free books and audiobooks - The Total Book
With this application you have at your disposal a complete streaming library specialized in classical works in the public domain and other contemporary works authorized for non-profit dissemination. Thanks to that it's totally free, and best of all, it does not have any type of advertisements.
More than 50.000 titles of different kinds open before you, from music, art, multiple dictionaries, languages and opposing versions, characters that encourage reading, comments from specialists, among other options, it's not just about audiobooks.
Enjoy (perhaps I repeat this verb a lot, but reading and novels are for that: enjoy) natural voices, with appropriate intonations, and professionals.
You will be able to read different versions, or listen to the novel in different languages, which can help you improve in those languages that you have always liked. Contemplate those images that are collected and related to your reading. You can also see comments and related notes of the different works, and what better way to liven up the readings or audios with music specially composed for that work.
To find the novels you want to listen to, the application has a simple search engine and very intuitive in which you can select from the author, country, literary genre, etc. to find your audiobook. Another option that we can find in the application is to create your own personalized library with your favorite works, your own writings and latest readings.
If you do not understand a word or doubt its meaning, you have a dictionary at your fingertips that will solve all your doubts about its meanings.
This second application is also free, but includes some twenty-five thousand classic titles including the novel of Dracula, even the famous novel of The Little PrinceIt must be said that in Spanish there are no more than three thousand five hundred titles, but I suppose that among them you will find one that will make you have a good time.
Each audiobook it contains can be downloaded over the Internet to listen to later without the need for a Wi-Fi connection, or you can choose to listen to it using your data connection.
The collection that houses includes classic audio books in more than 20 languages, and title search is also very easy, since you can search by title, author or genre. Even search for new recordings, or search through specific keywords.
The application includes the option to use unlimited bookmarks, to keep track of your favorite fragments. Easily mark where you are going in the novel, and pick it up again to start listening at that very moment the next time you pick it up.
Set a maximum time by setting the automatic shutdown, and stop playback when you decide. Just specify the maximum running time that will allow you to stop playback after a specified period of time. Something very useful if you listen to audiobooks in bed and can fall asleep.
Storytel: Audiobooks and Ebooks
If you are looking for a current title this is your definitive application. Here you can find thousands of stories that will fill your time without realizing it. Enjoy the best audiobooks on your smartphone or tablet the way you want and when you want.
But this app is paid, although You can listen unlimitedly, and without any commitment or permanence, the novels you want through a monthly subscription of 12,99 euros. With which you can access a huge library of thousands of audiobooks in languages such as Spanish, Latin Spanish and English.
Of course, you have a free 14-day trial included during which you can listen to any title; after that time you will have to check out.
Among the options that Storytel includes, highlights the possibility of downloading audiobooks to listen to them offline. And another very interesting option is the possibility of modifying the playback speed, with which you can set the narrator to read at a higher or lower speed.
As we saw in the previous app, it includes the option to set a timer that determines when to stop reading, and it closes automatically when a certain time has passed for you.
If you want to introduce the youngest members of the household to this world, include a children's category ordered by age.
Google Play Books
We could not leave the Google giant off the list, with its own application to offer us audiobooks in bulk, that is, paying. Usually it is installed on your smartphone, if not, you can download it at the link we have left above.
Even being paid, it is a good application that for a single payment gives you access to a varied and large catalog of books and audiobooks, that is, you only pay once and you can read or listen to a work as many times as you want from any device on which you have your Google account configured.
You have the potion to buy a single audiobook, without having to be subject to monthly fees, choose from millions of best-selling e-books, including comics, textbooks and audiobooks.
You also have the Option to download the audiobooks to be able to listen to them later without the need to have a connection. In addition, following the pattern of readings you do, it will recommend new readings based on your totally personalized tastes.
Listen to free samples of audiobooks with this application before buying them, so you can know if it is worth spending a few euros, depending on the quality of the voices and the reading of your selected works.
The famous Amazon application allows you not only to read books, but also has audiobooks in its catalog for your personal delight. Apart from the famous Ebooks for electronic books, we have a very well optimized app for Android devices. And with its simple and easy-to-use interface you can access a catalog of audiobooks.
You will have access to more than 1.500.000 books from the Kindle Store, These include news, best sellers and more than 1.400 free eBooks, such as Don Quixote or The Dog in the Manger.
You can get free book fragments, and so on download the first chapter to read or listen to it completely free, before deciding if you want to buy it.
Give it a try, if you already know or use it in your Kindle eBook you will know of its benefits, if not, enter, download it and see if it can be useful for you.
Audible - Amazon Audiobooks
If we talked about Amazon before, we continue with it, since if you liked the previous one, this is the application of the sales giant specific to audiobooks. Use your Amazon account and access its extensive catalog.
And indeed, as you are thinking it is paid, but you can start using a free trial for 30 days, and you can listen to your first audiobook today. It also includes different premium podcasts, original audio shows, different book series, and some periodicals that may interest you.
Listen to your audiobooks anytime, anywhere, whether on the road, at the gym or while cleaning around the house, this doesn't have to be boring. Download your books and podcasts directly to your device and listen to them when you decide and without having to have a connection.
FREE Children's Audio Stories: +200 Stories
We do not forget the smallest of the house. With this application you can make your children or nephews listen to stories that make their imagination run wild.
If you want them to listen to stories before going to sleep This application offers you more than 200 children's stories. You can choose between audio stories to sleep, with a moral, of the famous Disney, or short stories for children, and all available in your terminal with a single download.
With a wide variety of titles, both in English and Spanish, you have them in MP3 format and with a very simple interface that they can even use themselves. Choose from Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs, the Pied Piper of Hamelin or the Ugly Duckling among other classics.
It is totally free, even if you have to put up with an advertisement or another, but it is worth it to see the smiles on the children's faces.
Simple Audiobook Player Free
Finally, I want to show you the simplest application, and with the most minimalist interface that you will be able to find. Its own name indicates it "Simple" par excellence.
With explicit, customizable buttons and bookmarks that can be added with one touch, a dark and light theme, with capacidad para controlar la reproducción a través del botón del auricular, etc.
No requiere una «biblioteca» al uso como en otras aplicaciones, puede reproducir libros de cualquier carpeta, tú decides dónde guardarlos en el almacenamiento de tu terminal.
As you see, if you do not want complications this is your application, you can use its widget on the home screen, and use a horizontal dual-panel playback mode, pause the audios with a timer that you can set, the possibility of cambiar el volumen más allá de los límites habituales del regulador de volumen.
Lo tienes disponible en la mayoría de los dispositivos con un sistema operativo mínimo de Android 4.4 debido a su sencillez. Es una aplicación ligera que no pesa nada, no consume recursos y sin nada de publicidad.