Audiobook player apps – What’s your favorite?

Do you listen on your Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, or Palm phone? Replacing a stand-alone MP3 player with the cell phone in your pocket makes life a bit easier. But the default music player often doesn’t meet the requirements of serious audiobook addicts. I received an email from blog reader Judd who’s developed his own player available on iTunes – you can check it out here. I’m sure there are other iPhone audiobook apps readers have tried. As an Android phone owner, I’m looking for a good audiobook player for titles ripped from CD.   And what about BlackBerry & Palm users?  If you’ve made the shift from MP3 player to cell phone as your audiobook player, share your expertise! Add your recommendation for best audiobook app to the comments – you’ll help plenty of other audiobookers make the switch. I’m ready to ditch my trusty old iPod and lighten the load in my pocket!



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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  1. Mary, thanks for sharing.

    For the iPhone and iPodTouch audiobook fans in this audience, try out my Audiobook Player and please let me know what you think. I love feedback of any kind!

    If you’re a twitter or facebook member, you can follow here:
    twitter: @AudiobookPlayr

    The facebook fan page has a discussion board that is a great place to discuss feature suggestion or share tips with other users.


  2.' JK says:

    These iPhone & iPod Touch apps are really clever and there’s a weekly contest for winning one.

  3.' Stephanie says:

    My favorite app for the iPhone is Bookmark:

    Very flexible and does just about everything that I want in an audio book player.

  4.' Reto says:

    My favorite App for Android is MortPlayer Audio Books you can find it in the Market and at I love it and does all you need and more. Br, Reto

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