I’ve been a subscriber to hibooks for about a yearish. In the beginning it was PERFECT! $9.99 and unlimited books. Some were a one time fee of $10. Not bad!!! Then, it happened. They changed their program... so I thought why not, give them a shot. $29/year doesn’t seem over priced... but NOW it’s $29+ the cost of coins...still ok let’s see what that costs. So to purchase coin ‘bundle’ for a particular book 18,000 coins would be $25ish. So wait, the subscription is $29+$25 FOR ONE BOOK! YOU. HAD. BETTER. BE. KIDDING. this is horrible. For that price I could have bought three books from apple audio books and STILL have $ left over!!!!!!!! I will NEVER recommend this app to a single soul.
They updated the app and now it’s terrible you have to pay a month fee and purchase the book.
At first it was great, then they changed everything and it’s just awful. You have countdown timers on books, and now this coin crap? Audible, as much as I hate amazon, is far superior to this. Don’t bill yourself as Netflix of audiobooks when you are nothing of the sort. Netflix charges a flat rate, period. You don’t. Edit: developer contacted me to...try and up sell me. I just told you I hate your app and that you’re a scam and you email me trying to sell me your crap product? I wish I could give this negative stars.
I cancelled my subscription because I don’t want to pay a monthly membership fee for the app and then have to pay more money to unlock the books I want to listen to. Bad business model.
enjoyed the app when I first got on here now they have introduced coins and you have to pay extra on top of your monthly fees I do not like that idea I want to be able to read a book and not have to pay extra per book.
I really liked this app at first. I was happy to pay the monthly subscription. But know there is this crappy coin thing. I am through with this app.
I have been subscribed to Hibooks for a while now. And for the most part I have enjoyed my experience...until there’s another update where you guys try to change the rules again. I have stopped my subscription because I am tired of you guys continuously trying to ruin a program that worked just fine. What is the point of subscribing and paying a monthly price if you now have to also purchase separate coins for books?!? This is not what you originally advertised and it’s not why I wanted to have this app. Either put it back the way it was or be honest about what people are getting. Essentially, a slightly easier Audible account. So incredibly disappointed. Please, fix this.
Absolutely outraged, was resubscribing because I had it in the past and loved it. When I went to resubscribe it only had the option for one year (39.99) I accepted without even thinking twice because I did love it plus it said I would get three days free to change my mind. Well that was false, I was charged right away!!! I can see now why they only have one option for subscribing now and that’s because the unlimited books you have access too are horrible. I’m so incredibly upset and so angry that I’ve been referring so many people to you. Trust me I’ll be making sure I go back to each and every person to tell them how stingy this app has gotten.
As everyone has already stated, this app was wonderful a few months ago. They started changing things and it’s very sad. Would have rather paid more for the subscription than this nonsense.
I signed up for the 3 day trial period after some time away from HiBooks because they didn’t live up to their promise of unlimited book availability. After learning that they’d changed some things, I signed up for the trial period. My card was charged right away, and Apple will not refund, apparently because I was once a subscriber many months ago. The trial period bait is misleading for previous subscribers. I’ve got my subscription set to expire when the term runs out and will continue hounding Apple for a refund. Good app, bad business practices