What are audiobooks and which are the best audiobooks apps?

5 best audiobooks apps and websites to listen to classics and best seller books

Audiobooks are a boon to visually impaired but also greatly useful for people who love reading books but don’t have enough time to read it. In this article, we will give you detailed information about the audiobooks. Let us take a look at the list of best Audiobooks.

Audiobooks can be a great way to relax, give rest to your eyes from the constant torture of digital screens. Also, it can work incredibly well for people who want to save time. A person can easily keep up with books and multitask by listening to an audiobook while travelling, cooking, gardening, commuting in a bus or metro or taking a long walk. Audiobooks are like regular media files that you can play on any multimedia player, smartphone or tablet. It’s just that, you need a good pair of headphones that are comfortable to wear for an extended period.

Audiobooks apps that are best in audiobooks business

1. Audible

The audible app has more than 1,80,000 titles available in audiobook formats including the best sellers and the latest ones. First-month use is free and once the trial period is over, you will have to pay Rs 199 per month.

2. Downpour

Downpour audiobooks app is specifically for audiobook purchases. You have to pay a monthly charge of $12.99, however, there are discounts on audiobooks rental. You will get 30 days to finish your rented book, it can save up to 70 per cent of the audiobook’s cost.

3. Scribd

Scribd has a decent collection of audiobooks and the membership program starts at just $8.99 per month. You will get access to hundreds and thousands of titles.

4. Google playbooks

If you have an android phone, you might have got a preloaded Google play books app on your phone. This app has a large selection of both the paid and free apps.

5. Kindle app

Yes! Kindle app has now audiobooks too. You can access many books at just Rs 199 per month. This audiobooks apps also lets you switch between the book and audio in a single tap.

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Websites that are useful if you are looking for audiobooks

1. Librivox

Librivox apps give access to more than 15,000 audiobooks for free. The books are read by volunteers around the world.

2. Gutenberg

There are about 2,000 audiobooks available on They are the oldest sources for free books, they have 50,000 of them. The audiobooks can either be downloaded on the phone or it can be heard online.

3. Openculture

Open culture has a collection of over 700 audiobooks that can be downloaded immediately.

4. Lit2Go

Lit2Go is a free collection of audiobooks availed by the University of South Florida. All the audiobooks are in MP3 format, so you can easily download them.

5. Thoughtaudio

A lot of classic books are waiting for you at You can either listen to the books written by great authors or you can download individual chapters as MP3s.

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