hibooks - amazing audiobooks

hibooks - amazing audiobooks

By Hibooks, Inc.

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2015-10-10
  • Current Version: 4.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 65.04 MB
  • Developer: Hibooks, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 12,495 Ratings

Description

Welcome to hibooks - the next chapter of your audiobook experience! As a member, you’ll enjoy over 150 thousand audiobooks! Including unlimited access to 40 thousand, curated recommendations and a brand new way to unlock additional the additional titles. With all the best-selling authors from over 30 categories or genres, you can choose what's right for you at all times. DISCOVER BOOKS WITH PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS We have expert editors creating handcrafted collections of amazing books to help you navigate through our extensive library of audiobooks. KEY FEATURES: Enjoy a catalog of over 150K audiobooks Unlimited access to more than 40K Unlock and own additional titles Listen offline or stream online Easily navigate through chapters Enjoy handcrafted collections Create your own library Adjust the narration speed that's right for you Some of our top categories: - Mystery & thrillers - True crime - Science fiction - Fantasy - Romance - Personal growth - Self-help - Business - Productivity - Horror - Classics - Children's books and so much more... # How it works: Terms of our subscription: Your hibooks membership will automatically renew within a 24-hour period of each term and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. - hibooks membership is $9.99 a month; Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country of residence. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication. - Terms & Conditions: https://www.hibooks.com/legal/terms-and-conditions/ - Privacy policy: https://www.hibooks.com/legal/privacy-policy/

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Reviews

  • Not worth it...

    1
    By MorsesCode
    This was a good service at one point. It didn't have quite the polish and cross device capabilities that audible offered but it was adequate and more cost-effective. The applications shortcomings (I.E.no sync between devices, no user reviews, poor search…) Could be overlooked considering the price however things have changed. You used to pay a flat fee and have access to a pretty substantial library of audiobooks. Now, they have restructured their pricing scheme and you paid the same flat fee but many of the books that used to be included in that flat fee are now locked behind an additional pay wall. Books that used to be free, like all of the Stephen King books, now range from $8 to $13 each. This is on top of the $10 per month fee. As a comparison, I can subscribe to Audible for $14 a month and get one free book included with that. In addition, I get really good discounts on other books in their collection, which is far larger than the hibooks collection. In the end, it just isn't worth going with an alternative to Audible when it ends up costing the same or more and I don't have the backing of Amazon and the huge library of Audible.
  • Cancelled this and recommend you do the same

    1
    By Arduousandy
    I loved the 10.00 price point where I can listen whatever book I choose. However slowly they started to change where certain books would be removed from the app with a countdown letting you know when it will be available again. That was an issue I could deal with. However now it’s 6 bucks which sound amazing. But the issue is every book I want to listen to I have to put additional money into app to buy coins and use those coins to buy the books. After spending two days trying to find something I wanted to listen to with out buying coins. I felt this app is now a scam and just not worth it. I went back to audible immediately after canceling this.
  • Ridiculous!

    1
    By The Hidden Snark
    The app has been changed. Now the books that were unlimited cost “coins” aka MORE MONEY. The available books without costing more are poorly published with readers that have no inflection or pronounce the words incorrectly.
  • All titles

    1
    By IcantwaitforJesus
    I can’t believe I’m giving hibooks a one star rating after praising them just a few weeks ago. It comes down to this. They’ve changed. They lowered their rates just to build into their club a way of making more money. Yes, they’ve got a nice library, but not only do I have to pay the $5.99 club fee but I also have to pay for the books as well! What’s up with that??? I’d rather be paying $15.00 a month to just listen to books. I don’t want to own the audiobook, I only want to rent it. I’ve been with hibooks for about 8 months and then they changed their way and became greedy. Oh well for them. Bye bye hibooks. I’m bummed.
  • Goodbye Hi Books

    1
    By AMLoki16
    The choices you get for the $10 are not worth it. Why am I paying you a monthly fee, then $12-$15 MORE for newer books? Definitely going back to audible instead of this ripoff— at least audible is upfront about prices and doesn’t hide behind “coins.”
  • No longer great at all.

    1
    By tpkrause
    Great, because a subscription service for audiobooks is exactly what audiobook readers need. The app could really use some upgrades, though: syncing book position across devices, is my biggest request. Thanks! UPDATE: The new service is terrible. They now charge $10 plus like $12 for most books in their “new collection,” which, from what I have seen, are the same books they used to have but now they charge. Stephen King books, for example, were there as part of the regular collection, but now they cost $12 each to listen to. Going back to audible. (I’m not alone here. I’ve read the most recent reviews.) Greedy, greedy. I’ve cancelled.
  • If there was an option of zero I would rate a zero

    1
    By angie exum
    This app has went from unlimited books for $9.99. Months here have been multiple changes but now we are doing coins where is this different then audible??so now you do the coins for books you really like. I have done 2 with coins one worked the other won’t play at all so done with this crap! Unfortunately I’m trying to get through a book series and am half way through!
  • What happened to unlimited access?

    1
    By MegGBWI
    HiBooks worked great for me! I would listen to 2-3 books each week. Recently, I noticed a coin system at an extra charge. What is that??? They have lost a customer.
  • Don’t believe the hype

    1
    By Mwk1985
    Ordered in July and yes it was like the Netflix for books. Listened to over 25 books and last week they changed their membership terms so like others have posted you now need to pay for most books and the ones that are free are books I don’t want. Cancelled my membership. A company that a) does not share changes to services to its paying members and b) is dishonest in how it gets customers is not for me.
  • Have to find something else

    1
    By Labameitene
    I was enjoying this app for last 6 months. So very disappointing that starting this January they make you pay for every book. It’s a shame, and I will be looking for other reading apps.

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