Today, Audible.com, the audiobook company has updated the their iPad app, putting the official version 2.0 stamp on the release.
The Audible iPad app allows you to listen to great audiobooks, anytime, anywhere. The site boasts 100,000+ titles in categories as broad as biographies and memoires, business titles, science fiction, religion and romance as well as every other genre of literature you can think of. You can even exchange any book you didn’t like, which sometimes happens. All the books I’ve listened to are read by skilled narrators.
The iPad app complements their iPhone app which has been out July 10, 2010. These mobile apps let you take books with you wherever you go and earn listening badges, a gamification element more apps are including recently.
MacWorld reviews the new Audible iPad app by saying “Three big buttons now dominate the navigation within a book: a 30-second rewind button, in case you temporarily lose track of the narrative; a play button; and a bookmark button for finding your way back to your location in the book. If you want to do more substantial fast-forwards or rewinds, you can use the slider button at the top of the page to quickly pick your new location quickly.”
Personally, I’m a fan of audiobooks and have at least two dozen loaded on my iPhone at any given time. Recent favorites include “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World” by Michael Hyatt, “The Principle of the Path” by Andy Stanley and “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast” by Laura Vanderkam.
Which audiobooks are you listening to currently?