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Old 08-21-2019, 08:56 AM
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I just got a brand new phone yesterday, iPhone XR, after having a 5C for years and years. Couldn't download any newer apps because it was so old. Anyway, I know some of you listen to books on your phone and I was wondering what app you use. I'm going on a long trip and would like the option of listening to books.
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:10 AM
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Iím not sure if this is what youíre asking..... I listen to books on my iPhone X through 3 sources:
1. Library books. The app says CL (for Cloud Library).
2. Audible has its own app. I buy books there.
3. Chirp sells cheap books. The app says Chirp.

I also listen to podcasts.
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:14 AM
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I also use my phone to listen to books. I get audio books through my library and use the Libby app ( what my library uses) or I also have an audible account and use the audible app. In both cases you download the book to your phone in the app so you don't have to be on Wi-Fi or data when you listen to them.
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:45 AM
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Okay...I think I'll try to figure out how to use audible. I may try to figure out the library one, too. It will be a learning curve, for sure, but I'll keep asking if I have trouble. Thank you guys!
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:57 AM
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Also....my library app is Libby, but for me books go to the other app, CL.


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Old 08-21-2019, 10:20 AM
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I use Audible or libro fm.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:30 AM
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I'm cheap - I don't want to pay for an audiobook unless I know it's something I'll read time and again. So I use my library's digital library.

I started out using Overdrive to download books, but have found Libby far more user friendly and faster.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:14 PM
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If you go to your library, it's likely that a librarian will help you set up the app in your phone and get you started. Love those librarians.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:25 PM
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I did download audible but haven't made up my mind about what book to read. After my trip, I think I will go to the library to get hooked up. I'll see how I do with audible and listening to the book while I'm traveling.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:28 PM
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TexTea, thatís what I did. I started with Audible and Chirp. When I moved, I went to the library here and they set me up with Libby. Very easy. If I can it, anyone can.


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Old 08-21-2019, 12:42 PM
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I'm not sure if you're talking about library books, but I think you have to see what that particular library instructs you to use. I have the kindle app, but I also need to use an app called OverDrive. It sounds like that's not as popular as some of the others.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:53 PM
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Just FYI you have to pay a monthly fee for audible. You get a credit a month to use which buys one book . However we share the account in my family so more than one of us can listen to a purchased book, so we do feel that makes it a pretty good deal.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:55 PM
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I use Audible and Libby. My dad and I will sometimes send books back and forth through Audible if it's something we think the other person would like. The monthly fee is less expensive than buying the books outright and I tend to listen to longer books so it's worth it for me.
I know what you mean about the Learning Curve but it's not as bad as I thought it would be!!
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:04 PM
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I use Libby, Overdrive, and Hoopla Digital for audiobooks. I also take books on cd out of my library to listen to on my commute. . They are all free from my library. I had a subscription to audible.com, but stopped because I found most of the books I want are available for free from my library.


I'm with Beach glass. I buy audio books I know I am going to listen to more than once, like the Harry Potter books.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:24 PM
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Audible will often have deals on their monthly subscription fees. I will join when it's cheap and use that to download books that I know I will listen to more than once (especially the long ones). You get one book credit per month with the fee, and then have to purchase the rest. Then I cancel but I still have access to the books I purchased.
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