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Seven applications to listen to audiobooks on your Android mobile

23 mayo, 2021

The Day of the Book (April 23) is approaching, the date on which UNESCO commemorates each year the deaths of William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Garcilaso de la Vega, and incidentally, encourages the reading and consumption of literary works. Regardless of that, any time is a good time to read or listen to a good book. And precisely the latter, listening to books, is what we want to talk about today.

In Google Play, you can not only find a whole catalog of audiobooks for a long time to buy and listen to directly on your mobile (some of them are free permanently or for a limited time), but there are also numerous applications for this purpose. Here are some of the most popular ones.

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Google Play Books

Google Play Books

It is the Google alternative that comes pre-installed on Android devices. Allows you to access a huge catalog of books and audiobooks with a one-time payment, that is, you pay only once and you can read or listen to a work as many times as you want from any device where you have your Google account configured. But you can also buy one or more without having to pay the monthly subscription.

You can see the complete list of audiobooks at this link, filter them by subgenres or check the most popular and latest. What’s more, it is possible to access a sample to see how it is narrated and decide if you like it or not before you buy it.

Google Play Books

Google Play Books

  • Developer: Google
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Books and reference works

Storytel

Storytel

Includes a free 14-day trial during which you can listen to any title; after that period, through a monthly subscription of 12.99 euros, you will be able to access a huge library of thousands and thousands of audiobooks in Castilian Spanish, Latin Spanish and English.

Among the possibilities of Storytel, the download audiobooks for offline listening, the ability to modify the playback speed so that the narrator does it faster or slower and the option to add a timer that makes the app close after a certain time.

Storytel: Audiobooks and Ebooks

Storytel: Audiobooks and Ebooks

Audible

Audible

Audible, an Amazon company, is available in Spanish, Latin Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Chinese. Audible subscription is $ 14.95 per month and it allows you to get a free audiobook every 30 days, although you can also pay annually ($ 149.50).

The most expensive subscription, platinum, costs $ 22.95 per month and allows you to get two free audiobooks per month. It may be slightly expensive, but the positive part is that the books you get while paying for the subscription will be yours forever. And it has a 30-day free trial period.

Audible - Amazon Audiobooks

Audible – Amazon Audiobooks

Audiobooks.com

Audiobooks

This service with 125,000 audiobooks is compatible with smart watches and has a $ 14.95 monthly subscription that allows you to get one free premium audiobook per month. It has a 30-day free trial to access your first audiobook, and once that time has elapsed, you can decide if you want to stay or prefer to opt for another service.

The titles They are only available in English, but if you have a good level or just want the original version, it might be interesting. And if you prefer in Spanish, its creators propose you Audiolibros.com.

Audiobooks.com Listen to new audiobooks & podcasts

Audiobooks.com Listen to new audiobooks & podcasts

Audiobooks

Audiobooks

This app offers us a library of 24,000 royalty-free books of authors like Shakespeare, Alexandre Dumas, Oscar Wild or Charles Dickens. It is therefore focused on great literary works such as “The Divine Comedy” by Dante, “Sherlock Holmes” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle or “Don Quixote de La Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes, each of them divided into episodes.

Of the library of 24,000 books, 2,400 are available in Spanish. As soon as you open the application it will ask you in which languages ​​do you want to hear the titles, so you will have no problem filtering. From there, you can stream the work or download the file to access it offline.

Audiobooks

Audiobooks

  • Developer: BookDesign
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Books and reference works

Scribd

Scribd

With more than 10 million downloads, Scribd offers you a digital library with more than 60 million audiobooks, books, magazine articles, sheet music, official documents, etc. It has a free trial period of 30 days and, after that time, requires a $ 8.99 monthly subscription that is automatically renewed.

It allows customize narration speed (available on Android 6.0 and higher), set a sleep timer, and download audiobooks for offline listening. And all content that is read or listened to on Scribd can be synced across multiple devices.

Scribd: audiobooks and e-books

Scribd: audiobooks and e-books

The Total Book

Total Book

This streaming library specializes in public domain classics and contemporary works licensed for non-profit broadcasting. It is ad-free, 100% free and it has more than 50,000 books and audiobooks, as well as multiple dictionaries in different languages.

Besides listening to the books narrated by natural and professional voices, you will be able to read the same book in different versions and languages, comparing them page by page. It also includes thousands of images, comments, notes, and music composed around literary works.

Free books and audiobooks - The Total Book

Free books and audiobooks – The Total Book

  • Developer: SYC SA
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Books and reference works