By Blackstone Audio, Inc

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2012-09-10
  • Current Version: 4.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 60.04 MB
  • Developer: Blackstone Audio, Inc
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 163 Ratings


Welcome to Downpour, your one-stop shop for audiobooks on the go. Discover the wonderful world of audiobooks and enjoy our everyday low prices on downloads, as well as our budget-friendly digital rental option. Downpour boasts a catalog of over 80,000 unabridged titles with hundreds more being added each month. Offering the finest in contemporary fiction and nonfiction, as well as the world’s great classics, our title collection includes Pulitzer, Nobel, Man Booker, PEN/Faulkner, Hugo, and National Book Award winners, as well as countless New York Times bestsellers. Authors include James Patterson, Karin Slaughter, Don Winslow, George Orwell, Dan Brown and many more. App Features • Chaptered tracks • Offline listening • Speed through with variable speed playback (1.25x, 1.5x, 2x) • Fall asleep to your favorite book with the integrated sleep timer • Browse our huge selection of titles right in the app • Purchase books in the app with your Downpour credits or in-app purchase • Use the wishlist to save titles for later • Remember important parts of the book with bookmarks and notes • . Review your favorite books • Stay in sync across all your devices Questions or comments? Get in touch on Twitter @downpour_com



  • Terrible playback

    By Annsf872
    Countless times I’ve downloaded a book and it will not play. It only allows to to download. I left the app for a while hoping maybe it would improve. It hasn’t. I’ll be using Audible from now on. It is beyond frustrating communicating with customer service having them tell you to just re-download with the same results over and over.
  • Chapters needed

    By product-thinking
    want to access a chapter from a Table of Contents? You cannot. the list items are “tracks”, a music concept. they do not equal chapters, so you cannot count tracks to find your chapter. this is a huge oversight — maybe okay from a generic audio player. not acceptable from an Audiobook app. it’s doable: see libby app, e.g. use case: you buy a nonfiction/how-to/reference or self improvement book. you want to re-hear the chapter on “how to fix X”, because X is newly relevant. you cannot get to your chapter. because of DRM you cannot open the book you bought in a better app. pros: synch to other devices, speed controls, and an alternative to
  • Meh

    By Jjjhgtffdew
    The browse function is pathetic, just a sort of top 100, no breakdown of actual literary categories that you can go through. It didn’t have the title I was looking for but I found it on another app (not the one you’re thinking of). I did immediately stumble onto some LGBT “children’s” books that looked like political propaganda. Wow so progressive or whatever.
  • Missing Apple Watch app

    By mc4ndr3
    Fantastic service, would be even better with an Apple Watch app!
  • Fantastic & easy to use

    By RousseauxB
    I love downpour! It allows me to keep all my audiobooks in one digital library without requiring me to have them all downloaded (which saves me lots of memory on my phone). Endless options of audiobooks as well!
  • New updates are great, but still waiting on an iWatch app...

    By becks557
    Prior to the last update, I would have given this app a 3 star rating because you couldn’t purchase or rent any books from still had to do those things through the website and then log into your app and refresh it to see the purchase/rentals on your bookshelf. Now that that functionality is available in the app, I’m upping my rating to 4 stars. However, I will not give it 5 stars until there is a compatible iWatch app. I want to be able to seamlessly transition from my phone to my watch without losing my place in my book...but right now I have to download the audio files to my music app in order to listen to my books while exercising...and then remember where I left off so that I can adjust the playback setting on the Downpour app when I get back to my phone. I will gladly update my review to 5 stars once an iWatch app has been developed.
  • Positive experience

    By zanab1
    I as recommended this by a friend and I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed my experience so far. This would be a five star review, but it seems there could be improvements to the flow of use. How do we delete titles? It’s not clear. However, the customer service received is beyond stellar. Calls are answered in a swift manner, with courteous and generous service. Highly recommend this app!!!
  • Rentals are a great deal, app works well

    By JohninCT
    Renting audiobooks makes them so much more accessible. Other reviews seem to reference the app before in app purchases were available but I got the app in June 2018. It works just fine and I’m a fan. Thanks for Downpour.
  • Read Thoroughly before signing up

    By Really Deep Thought
    The customer service here is outstanding. My original review is below but I have to say that the customer service has really blown me away. I am now a subscriber and stand by the company. The app gives me lots of issues and force closes a lot but the service and support are great. I would rate the app a 3 until they can fix it but customer service a 5. So I’ll rate in the middle of a 4 stars The service isn’t bad but misleading. I assumed which is a fault of mine to think it was just like audible. I instantly purchased 6 credits and a membership to find out that the books that I wanted are more than 1 credit. I’m on the fence of just going back to audible because I am leaving such a large library. Also some of the books listed here that I’m interested in aren’t available in digital form. So I want to not be so quick to pull the trigger as I have because you’ll lose money as I have.
  • Doesn’t work

    By NicolaLee17
    The app will comstantly save there’s a problem with the player, but I have no other problems on my iphone.