Audiobook Listeners: App Recommendation? (Android)

l3gacy

Dr. Awesomesauce
Staff member
#1
For those that listen to audiobooks, do you have an app you use to play your files? I have been having a lot of trouble lately with the programs I have used. They keep resetting my playlist or forgetting my spot so I have to browse around hour long files until I find where I was.

I have tried Rocket Player, Amazon MP3, Winamp, and my built in phone's mp3 player. All of them screw my listening up. I'm about to throw my phone down a flight of stairs. So, what do you use?

And no, switching to an iPhone isn't a suggestion because I'm a nearly 32 year old grown man, not a 70 year old tech-illiterate grandparent or a 14 year old Twitter obsessed girl. Also Apple sucks.

This might not belong in the Fantasy forum, if you guys think I should move it over to Anything just let me know.
 

Antoxx

Journeyed there and back again
#2
For those that listen to audiobooks, do you have an app you use to play your files? I have been having a lot of trouble lately with the programs I have used. They keep resetting my playlist or forgetting my spot so I have to browse around hour long files until I find where I was.

I have tried Rocket Player, Amazon MP3, Winamp, and my built in phone's mp3 player. All of them screw my listening up. I'm about to throw my phone down a flight of stairs. So, what do you use?

And no, switching to an iPhone isn't a suggestion because I'm a nearly 32 year old grown man, not a 70 year old tech-illiterate grandparent or a 14 year old Twitter obsessed girl. Also Apple sucks.

This might not belong in the Fantasy forum, if you guys think I should move it over to Anything just let me know.
I though you were a moderator? You can make your own rules! And sorry, can't help on the audio front.
 

Jon Snow

No Power in the Verse can stop me
Staff member
#4
I find that winamp isn't really that good, skips and repeats a bit sometimes.

DoubleTwist works well, but it's functions are great when the phone is locked.

I'm trying to find a better one.
 

xbit

Possibly a Darkfriend
#7
I think "Listen Audiobook Player" is really nice with tons of configurable features and is half the price of Smart. (Smart costs $2 to keep most features after 30 day). I have nothing against Smart either, it's a good player and I have purchase it as well, but do yourself a favor and at least try out Listen. It also has a 7 day return policy.
 

xbit

Possibly a Darkfriend
#9
@Jon, are you asking about Smart being free? Yeah, after the first 30 days you have to pay $2 to keep all the pro features (playback speed, lock screen controls, download cover art, etc). These features where important to me so I paid the $2. It still works for free after 30 days, it just reverts to the basic version and you lose a lot of the "pro" features.

I listen to audio books so much that paying a dollar or two is nothing if it gets me a better experience. I just personally now prefer the experience of "Listen" and it's even cheaper than "Smart" if you compare against the full version.

But like I said, they're both excellent at what they do and it's a personal choice of what you like and don't like. You can't really go wrong with either in my opinion... miles better than trying to use a regular audio player to play an audio book.
 

btkong

Journeyed there and back again
Staff member
#11
Need to know this as well. Good recs, I'll try them out. I've been using the default player which does NOT remember your place! I usually use my ipod but I've lost the charger about a month ago.
 

l3gacy

Dr. Awesomesauce
Staff member
#12
I've been using Smart AudioBook Player as suggested by Jon Snow and it's been very good. I don't really need the premium functions, so I will probably not pay for it, but it's excellent and would pay for it if I needed to.