This app is worth every penny. The readers are excellent, and the content is top flight long form journalism. Sure, I wish it were cheaper, but i use it almost every day, and the pricing is fair. That said, I’d love to see more content, and a few more sources. The editors draw most heavily from the larger established publications, such as the New Yorker and the NYT. Although Mother Jones is in their stable, I seldom see articles posted. I almost never see articles read from the New York Review of Books. This is understandable perhaps, but a bit more diversity would be welcome. Utne Reader? Anyway, love the app. It’s great for driving and exercise sessions.
Love the resources and writers. A treasure trove of important, true, historic and informative articles.
I like the content, but the app is unstable and crashes a lot. Also, the interface for ordering the playlist is poorly designed and difficult to use.
Fully satisfied with the content, narrators, and workability of this app. Only took away one star because it isn’t at its full potential yet with compatibility. Would love to have links to the articles (with the actual names of the articles) in the link. Also, at this time it does not pair with Sonos.
Audm hasn't been up to date on new issues of publications purportedly included in the service. Despite following all the publications many do not get read or updated with any frequency. Considering canceling if the pace doesn't increase.
The current version, but none of the past versions except these last two, for me, has this annoying thing where loops back to half a sentence or so every four sentences, repeating a phrase. I thought the update would do the trick, but no. Generally love the form and function of the app, but definitely still need some audio tinkering.
When viewing an article one should be able to tap the name of the author or publisher to view an autor or publisher page. One should also be able to listen at 2.5 and 3x speeds like in audible (very easy change to implement).
Audm is a wonderful tool to listen to the excellent writing from major news and culture publications. I love the storytelling performances given by the professional readers. They can make a complex, lengthy piece captivating. I listen to a wide range of articles from current events, politics, popular culture to prize-winning articles from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others. I recommend this app to many people.
I’m someone who rarely has time to sit still to read, but I can often absorb a story, podcast, or article while physically doing other things. In the same way audio books have allowed me to absorb way more books than I normally have room for, this app has let me take in some great long-form magazine articles I’d typically not have the time for. The narrators are all first rate and some recognizable from the audio books I’ve listened to. My only constructive criticism would be that sometimes the narrators can lay on the emotive tone a little thick, and dial it back a notch, but for the most part, they strike a good balance.
I wish I could search keywords, to help find pieces I saw referenced elsewhere & wanted to read but for which I can’t remember writer/publication. Otherwise, and as a concept, Audm seems excellent, really filling a need that I haven’t seen filled elsewhere — the need for audio versions of strong textual journalism, for people who either can’t access text or for whom audio is a preferable medium.