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February 13, 2015

Best audiobook apps for Windows Phone

Reading a book is hard to do in a crowded bus or train. Other passengers can jostle you and if you’re standing, it’s difficult to read with one hand and grip a handrail with another. So instead, use your Lumia and these audiobook apps.

Say hello to making your daily commute, exercise workout, and even chores such as cooking and cleaning more enjoyable.

Here are some of the best audiobook reader apps to please the book lover in you.



The most loved and trusted app for audiobook lovers, Audible provides the most comprehensive audiobook experience. On offer are more than 15,000 titles, including best sellers and new releases.

Downloading is easy and listening to audiobooks is a pleasure since the narrators provide animated and clear readings. In addition, you can bookmark an audiobook so you can continue where you left off, or add comments for later use.

Before you delve into the Audible world, you need to create an account. Since this is an Amazon product, you can also sync your Audible account on your Lumia with a Kindle device.

Digital Audio Book ($1.99)

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What makes this app stand out is that it lets you choose how you want your book tolook on your Lumia. For example, if there is a map of caves in the first chapter of the novel you’re listening to, simply add this map image to the first chapter. If the next chapter begins with a verse, add it to the description of the chapter. The idea is to combine sounds, images and text to give you a holistic book experience.

The Digital Audio Book app supports bookmarks, offers sleep-timer functionality, and lets you access your audio files from your OneDrive account. You can listen to a book while the app runs in the background. In addition, you can use voice commands to continue playing, adding bookmarks, and stop playing.

Free Audiobooks

Like its name, the Free Audiobooks app does just that. It lets you download thousands of audio books for free! The app is easy to use and no sign-up is required if you choose to download the top 100 books.


Browse through different genres such fiction and fantasy or search audiobooks by title, author or language. Another salient feature is that you can choose books in different languages such as Chinese, French, and German. The audiobooks you download automatically get saved in the native Music app and you can seamlessly start listening.


Have you ever been asked about the last book you’ve read, but no matter how much you try, you can’t remember the title? Enter MyBooks.

This app helps you track the books you’ve read by maintaining a reading list. You can also give a synopsis, rate and review a book and keep a list of books you want to read.

Have you tried these audiobook apps before? Do you have any other audiobook app suggestions for us?