Audiobooks HQ for iOS: 5,000+ audiobooks for under $2

Audiobooks HQ for iOS lets you download over 5,000 public-domain spoken-word books, including lots of classic works.

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I love audiobooks. Nothing makes a car ride faster or more pleasant than a good spoken-word book piping through the speakers.

That’s why I’ve routinely championed smartphone-powered services like Audible,, Simply Audiobooks, and Tales2Go.

Now there’s another app worth adding to your audiobook arsenal: Audiobooks HQ, which gives you access to more than 5,000 public-domain titles — all for a measly $1.99.

The app connects you with two catalogs: the Globe Radio Repertory and Librivox. The former contains just four works (including “Don Quixote” and “Madame Bovary”), while the latter gives you the real meat of the app.

That’s where you’ll find books like “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “Great Expectations,” and “Gulliver’s Travels.” Again, these are all public-domain works, so there’s likely to be a lot of material you’ve never heard of or have no interest in hearing… [Read more]

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giveaway / December 4, 2012 / Software
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