Scribd - audiobooks & ebooks

Scribd - audiobooks & ebooks

By Scribd

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2012-08-07
  • Current Version: 9.5.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 237.95 MB
  • Developer: Scribd
  • Compatibility: iOS 10.0+
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 25,306 Ratings

Description

Join the millions of readers who turn to Scribd’s digital library to access an unlimited* number of audiobooks, ebooks, magazine articles, sheet music selections, and research documents. “Put an entire library in your pocket with a subscription to Scribd.” - Entrepreneur “Scribd is a massive library that's home to millions of books, audiobooks, magazines … and even sheet music. (Sheet music!)” - Mashable “The fact that I could have access to all the greatest minds, mysteries, and stories for $8.99 a month was (and still is) crazy to me.” - Business Insider Scribd’s digital library includes bestselling and trending audiobooks and ebooks in every genre, including: • True Crime • Fiction • Personal Growth • Science Fiction • Biography • Health and Wellness • Personal Growth • Children • Cookbooks • Entertainment • Travel • Celebrity Narrated Memoirs • Religion and Spirituality • YA • Self-Help • Romance • Business • Politics • Current Events A Scribd membership also includes unlimited access to: • Sheet music selections that cover every musical genre, instrument, and difficulty level. Play the classics or explore current hits from popular artists. • Articles from hundreds of magazines including People, New York Magazine, Time, The Atlantic, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg Businessweek, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and more. • Unlimited access to the world’s largest document library, which includes more than 60 million documents including official government reports, case studies, study guides, academic dissertations, medical reports, and more. All content read or listen to on Scribd can be synced across multiple devices, and there are special features that are included in your membership at no additional cost, including: FEATURES FOR THE AUDIOBOOK LISTENER • Customize your narration speed • Set a sleep timer • Download audiobooks to listen offline FEATURES FOR THE EBOOK READER • Download ebooks to read offline • Make notes and annotations, and add bookmarks • Customize your font size, type, and background color • Choose horizontal or vertical page scrolling FEATURES FOR THE DOCUMENT / EPUB READER • Download documents to read offline • Save or print your documents Our membership is a monthly subscription that starts at $8.99 and automatically renews unless the subscription is canceled at least 24 hours prior to the next billing date. • Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. Download the free Scribd app and start listening and reading today!

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Reviews

Great app, but latest update buggy

3
I love this app but in the last 3 days or so, I love noticed the following: 1. It no longer shows the percentage of the book you have read. 2. The font size seems to randomly change (or reset?) 3. The reading direction doesn’t always reflect your chosen setting. I prefer swiping up to progress to the next page, and it was set to that, but it seems to just do left-right swiping even despite that setting. Small annoyances but I hope they fix! I love this app otherwise.
By Whitnnnnaaaayy

Not unlimited/Rip off

2
If it were truly an unlimited access for $8.99 it would be a great deal. Unfortunately after 2 books every single thing I tried to get said it would be available the day AFTER my next billing cycle. How convenient for them! 2 books a month is not unlimited. App is deleted from my phone.
By Bug city.

Good for books, not for audio

3
Lots of ebooks, which is really nice, but the audiobooks are just not worth it. The “unlimited” claims is completely false, and they’ll even take audiobooks away when you’re not done with them
By User118263737

Keeps crashing

1
This started working out just fine, now 2 months later I can’t read or listen to anything without the app closing after 20 seconds of being frozen. I updated ipad, app itself, nothing. Canceling service & switching back to Kindle & audiobooks. Piece of s*.
By bazix5

Great selection of books but way too many errors

3
I always get error at least 5 times a day when I try to listen to my audiobooks.
By juliekhanwin

NOT unlimited reading as advertised

3
I have been using Scribd on and off for a couple years and recently I have noticed the way they handle their offerings change. They absolutely limit what you can read in a given month. When you start your membership their is a TON of content available, but once you listen or read a book or two, you will notice titles that were previously available suddenly go missing, even if you previously saved them. And I don’t mean a couple titles suddenly become unavailable, a LOT of titles and authors become unavailable. This is what tech support and the FAQ section describe as “occasionally rotating titles” but it happens frequently and then you are locked out of all the previously available content for a month, which doesn’t correlate to your billing cycle either like with audible. They are still technically cheaper than audible but there is no clarity at all to how and when you become locked out of other content so you can’t modify what you read or listen to in order to accommodate their algorithm. This makes it hard to prioritize what content you want to consume and is really frustrating. I give three stars because it can still be a good deal for prolific readers but the lack of clarity and false advertising is really frustrating and frankly bad business. I am seriously reconsidering my membership and am looking at other options mainly because of the lack of clarity. I understand from a business perspective that it’s necessary to limit very active readers but when you say unlimited and then within a day or two pretty severely limit without any clarity as to how, that’s a bait and switch.
By courtnaymarie

DONT DOWNLOAD

1
Not truly unlimited! Definitely throttled after reading two books. Also horrible bugs that cause app to crash. It’s beyond me how this company is even in business. Would give it 3 stars if it wasn’t for the bugs but the false advertising is trickery so this deserves 1 star.
By InkVIRGIN

I want to love this service..

2
But I cannot get it to work well or load consistently in the browser or the app. Even librivox, which is free, runs better. I’m on my second download of the app (iPhone 5s, absolutely no problems with any other website or app) and it still won’t load the book I’ve been listening to with half success for the past day.
By christinag222

Love it when it works

2
I constantly struggle to get my Scribd app to perform - it constantly closes unexpectedly, it loses half a page if I swipe too quickly, and it’s difficult to keep track of some of my “want to read but not yet” books. HOWEVER - I love that it went back to unlimited books and it’s the first place I go (even prior to my library app) to see if something I want to read is available. I’ve been waiting a month for the next upgrade because I can’t even open the app right now. So, the app itself = 1 star. The books and the ability to have a metric ton of reading material at my fingertips = 4.5 stars.
By Lalainya

No book format, audiobooks only?

3
There used to be lot more book equivalent for the Audiobooks. Lately only the audiobook versions are available. I would like to continue being able to choose the book format when I want. Why is this change, what happened? For many books it makes a lot more sense to read the text than listening. Also many books are disabled (not available), however, visibly in the database. I simply want to bookmark them, I don’t want to read them right away. (I believe the books are disabled because I hit a limit.)
By Bear and Bunny

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