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Reviews of the Top 10 Audiobook Websites

Welcome to our reviews of the Best Audiobook Websites of 2016. Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each audiobook website, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.

Editor's Top 10 Buying Guide

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Audible.com is a subsidiary of Amazon.com and is one of the most recognisable online brands for digital media, audiobooks, e-books and more.With one of the strongest reputations and one of the greatest market shares going in this competitive market, it’s little surprise that Audible.com made its way to the top spot in our top ten for this category. Fundamentally, we were impressed by pretty much everything on offer here...

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iTunes is, without doubt, one of the most recognisable brand names on the internet today. The iTunes Store originally began retailing online music downloads in 2003 and began offering audiobook downloads (alongside movies, apps and a range of other media) shortly afterwards. iTunes serves many millions of users every year and in 2011 the iTunes Store service sold its sixteen-billionth song, more than any other service online. The popularity...

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Simply Audiobooks is a great service brought to market by a merger between the original Simply Audiobooks brand and its partner site, Recording Books. Users of the service have access to more than 25,000 titles, including a number of bestellers (even at the time of their release in print in the shops!) and a range of additional media such as radio shows, podcasts, comedy shows and more. What’s more,...

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LibriVox aims to offer all of its subscribers the best in free, personality-filled audiobooks from some of the worlds best authors. The service’s rather lofty motto, “acoustical liberation of books in the public domain” gives us an idea of what this service is really about – powered by donations and volunteers, it exists to help preserve copies of all books in the public domain in an audio (spoken-word) version,...

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Books Free is a great printed book and audiobook rental-only service. If you’re a book lover, then Books Free is certainly a great choice for you, offering a viable, all costs inclusive alternative to purchasing audiobooks directly or borrowing them from your local lending library. With a large collection of books, covering every genre you could think of, as well as new titles that are being added every day,...

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Audiobooks Corner is a great, independent audiobook download website that offers members a great instant-access download service covering many of the most popular bestsellers. Audiobooks Corner prides itself on being a ‘no fuss’ service, users can simply log on and start buying the audiobooks that they like the look of without the need to download additional software, repeatedly enter bank or credit card details or wait for items to...

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Audiobooks.com is one of the most flexible and value-focused audiobook services we have reviewed within this service. The basis of the Audiobooks.com service is utterly unique – instead of allowing users to download and purchase audiobooks, or indeed, rent them for a particular length of time, this service simply allows them to stream audiobooks straight to their internet-enabled device. While there are a number of advantages to this approach,...

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Audiobooks.net is a great destination for value audiobooks from some of the worlds most celebrated authors. Members can choose from either purchase, download or rental membership options, with all membership types having access to a large collection of libraries of books, podcasts, comedy shows and other digital media. In order to ensure Audiobooks.net customers are provided with the best quality in all products, the service is partnered with Audible...

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Books Should Be Free is a free online audiobook download website, that offers users the chance to get their hands on a broad collection of audiobooks without paying a single penny for the privilege! As with LibriVox, Books Should Be Free offers members a wide range of audio-recorded, digital copies of books in the public domain, meaning if classic books are your thing, you could definitely be onto a...

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Recorded Books Direct is an audiobooks website that offers the choice of rental or purchase accounts and a wide ranging library of books and other media. Recorded Books Direct has been in operation in various forms since 1979 and now concentrates on offering its members the absolute best in audiobooks, including all of the latest releases and big-hitters. The site’s rental services are provided by Simply Audiobooks, our third-highest...

» Read the Full Review of RecordedBooks.com

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Latest User Reviews

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Love this except the return policy
User Review of Audible by Dj on 17 February 2016

I have been enrolled with Audible for several years now and must agree with all the previous reviews in that the selection and technology is terrific! Have no complaints about that. Let it be said, I buy quite a few... (Read the full review)

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Excellent audiobook site
User Review of Audible by Elaine on 07 April 2015

I've been a platinum subscriber (two credits per month for $22.95) to Audible since 2009 and don't plan to unsubscribe. Audible is amazing for the features listed above, but there are other great features also. For example, - You can... (Read the full review)

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Avoid This Company
User Review of Simply Audiobooks by Chandler on 18 December 2014

I've used this service for a while now and am about to end the service due to the following issues: - Exceedingly long shipping and mailing times, 6 - 8 days most of the time. And if they don't receive... (Read the full review)

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An honest review of an experienced customer
User Review of Audible by Ronbh12 on 03 November 2014

Great great library. categories are clear and easy to navigate.
what you purchase is yours forever
could be a little cheaper but still gives good value.
customer support is amaizing!

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All depends on the reader
User Review of LibriVox by Gail on 21 September 2014

This is a great service, & I encourage everyone to support it. The downsides: some readers are just plain bad to the point of being incomprehensible. Mispronounced words, jerky delivery, ignored punctuation, annoying cadence. I've only listened to books in... (Read the full review)