Audiobooks HQ – 7850+ Free High Quality Audio Books by Inkstone Mobile Book App Review (iOS, $1.99)


Languages: NB, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Chinese

Seller: Inkstone Software, Inc.

• Now with over 8100 free audiobooks and new books added daily.
• VoiceOver support for blind and visually impaired users.
• Fix issue with controlling audiobook playback from the lock screen.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
6 Ratings
All Versions:
169 Ratings


If you love to read but can't find the time, then this app is for you. Use your time commuting, doing housework, or exercising to catch up on the greatest books ever written. For a fraction of the price of a typical audiobook, Audiobooks HQ by Inkstone Mobile gives you 8100 high quality classic and contemporary audiobooks absolutely free.

“…this is kind of a no-brainer in my book, especially for fans of classic literature.” — Rick Broida, CNET

Listen to audiobooks anywhere. Just select a book, put in your earbuds, and you will instantly brighten your busy day. You'll look forward to that commute, workout, or even doing the dishes, knowing a good story awaits you.

Or listen to a good audiobook to wind down at the end of a busy day. Relax in bed and be transported to another place and time. Just set the sleep timer, close your eyes, and imagine the story as it unfolds before you.

Escape with the greatest stories ever told and discover authors and books you may never have encountered otherwise.

And you can do it without breaking the bank. Instead of paying $10, $20, or even $30 for an audiobook, with Inkstone Mobile's audiobook app over 8100 audiobooks are yours entirely FREE.

We have made it easy to find the finest books in the catalog. Select a book from the carefully curated "Inkstone Recommends" section or find a new book using full text search and sophisticated filters, allowing you to easily locate books by most downloaded, top rated, genre, tag, language, duration, or solo reader.

All recordings in Audiobooks HQ are available in high-quality. Just turn on HQ downloads in settings and all your books will be downloaded in high-quality audio.

Have an exam to study for or learning a foreign language? Use the playback speed slider to select the perfect rate, with 40 micro-adjustments from half speed to 2.5X. Speed it up to cram for that Shakespeare exam or slow it down to practice listening to a new language.

Besides all the great classics, Audiobooks HQ offers 670 contemporary audiobooks from up and coming independent authors.

Audiobooks HQ features:

• A huge selection of 8,100 free books to choose from--more than any other audiobook app!
• New free books added daily.
• A sophisticated player with simple controls to skip forward and back, bookmark, or set a sleep timer.
• Controls to speed up or slow down the playback in 40 increments without altering the pitch.
• Easy search functions to discover the best books and readers. Find books by most downloaded, top rated, genres, tags, solo read books,and Inkstone’s top recommendations.
• Leave a note for yourself to come back to your favorite parts of the book with the bookmarks feature.
• Preview an audiobook before downloading with the book preview player.
• Once you download your books you can listen on the go, anywhere, no network connection required
• Book details are always one tap away from the player screen.
• 3 audiobook catalogs to choose from including LibriVox, Podiobooks, and Globe Radio Repertory.

Download Audiobooks HQ now to make any activity enjoyable.

Customer Reviews

  • I completely Love this :-)

    by Grady Carter

    I am on the move much of the time, and being able to listen to so many classic books whenever I want is truly amazing... Thank you whoever made this app!!!!

  • This app is excellent

    by lagans54

    We are joined at the hip. Go to listen -pidiobooks- and search Trader Tales. Also in podiobooks search Shadow Magic

  • Audio e-reads at its finest!

    by Tanya Eshelman

    Thanks a billion for the great app! I have been missing out!!! I've never quite taken to e-reading. It's so much more difficult to read on screen writing than it is paper. I recently tried audio books for the first time and with each listen I am growing fonder. Dev, thanks for creating this app! A big thank-you to all the volunteer readers also.

  • Great app

    by Mustangs1

    Love it works great. Would be better if pause worked when phone was in locked mode and blue tooth buttons worked not just volume up and down

  • Great app! The best audio books app in the App Store

    by Lisicata

    I have tryed a few simular apps and this app is the best so far!! Very reliable!! I highly recommend it to all who like to read!! Only a suggestion I have: the search function is not fully accessible with Voice over!

  • Pretty great app

    by Mayarobinson

    It skips a little when the Internet connection goes funny but other than that, it's fantastic!

  • Convenient

    by AJMB2u

    Works well for me on the IPad. It is easy and straight forward to download books and to listen to them. I can close it app and it remembers my place.

  • Wonderful

    by Kingbrandonlee

    A perfect feast to the sences a magnificent recompilationf books or suprv App .

  • Great app!

    by M1d2i3v4

    I enjoy using this app every day. Wide selection and mostly good readers. A must-have for everyone who likes a "good read".

  • I use it daily!

    by Renovation in progress

    Highly recommended.

  • Favorite app, to date:

    by James Mullen

    Love it, can't get enough of this great app. Favorite reader so far Elizabeth Klett. Every time I get in the car I'm overjoyed to enjoy the clear sound and the great stories that I haven't had the time to sit down to read for myself. I hate for the drive to end.

  • I love it.

    by CaptiliasKatsanis

    I love it!

  • Love this app!

    by Leashie leash

    I love this app! So relaxing to listen to while doing anything! Love that they have tons of titles to choose from!

  • Changed my commute!

    by CP/M

    I have been using this app for six months now and it has changed my work commute to something to look forward to! It's easy to download and manage titles (Librivox is my favorite catalog) and the "30 second reverse" feature is great when I want to hear a passage or two over again. I'm hitting to the classics I always wanted to read but never had the time. Great app! Note: Be sure to turn "Shake to Shuffle" off in your phone's Music settings, otherwise audio will be jittery when you're walking.

  • Audio app

    by Paul Weisz Carrington

    The app is very good, easy to use and offers ample repertoire of classical books, rate as excellent!

  • Love this app

    by Traveler282

    I'm a over the road truck driver. This app had given me hour after Hour of entertainment . I'v always Loved to read but my job and a limited Amount of time at home have all but Made it impossible for me to read a Book. This app brings books back into My life . I would like to thank librivox And all the volunteers as well as the Designers of this app for there time And for the gift of being able to Enjoy books again. Thank you all Greg moon Hohenwald Tennessee.

  • Just Fine. Does what it says.

    by Denver Broker

    Great for road trips. Once we find a favorite narrator we can go get all their books and enjoy them in different stories. Highly recommended.

  • Thanks!

    by Pringlek

    I use it constantly. Perfect for my needs.

  • Wouldn't trade it for the world

    by The lone traveler

    I travel very often and for long periods. Radio and CDs/MP3s get old quick. I don't have much time to read, but I spend a lot of time in my vehicle. I've experienced adventures that I never could have imagined thanks to the emotional narrators that volunteer their time reading public domain novels for the pleasure of others. I feel that my life would have been otherwise lacking had I not been exposed to several of the classic novels that I would normally have never taken the time to read. Great app, great experiences. Highly recommended.

  • A Johnson

    by Mizdamener

    This app is priceless ! How wonderful it is to have someone read to you while you do something else.

  • Bad

    by Greenhead884699

    No new books and too much wasted money

  • Junk!

    by LarryWP

    Does not remember bookmarks all the time. Also the section of books called LibriVox Live which is the largest collection by far in this app, every chapter has an ad at the beginning. Totally unacceptable. I was shocked that every bible chapter had a long drawn out ad at the start. Then every book too! When adding books to download it would boot me out to the screen. Junk! iPad 4, iOS 7.0.4.

  • Terrible app

    by HM150

    Never found one book I wanted to listen too! Not user friendly! Search option never worked!

  • Same as audiobook app

    by Guynoir37

    Second time I post a review. They did not put my first. This app is the same as audiobook app.

  • Not worth it.

    by gigijnp

    Get audible instead it's much more organized and provides better reviews so you don't have to do addition research outside of the app.

  • Disappointed

    by Tx. Grandma

    Promptly deleted it after paying for it! Only could get the classics! Tried to listen to books and the narrator could not keep my attention. Not worth it to me!

  • No longer impressed

    by POed1234

    I used to enjoy this app but not it hops all over the place while reading a story. Very irritating and pointless as a useful app.

  • Great App

    by Ejh77

    Really enjoy the authors reading their creations. I would have given five stars except every once in awhile it glitches & I need to redownload.

  • Fantastic App

    by GirlFridayMia

    This App is one of the best I have come across. There is great availability to classic books that just come to life in your ears! It's a great read or is it a great listen?! Fantastic through and through.

  • tigheger

    by taiaha9087650

    I'm enjoying some of the classics that I never read previously. Great app!

  • Batman man man

    by Lfoojhhdhhehj

    This app is da bomb. Helps me pass time at work.

  • Fascinating!

    by Robinhood001

    Amazing application ! Highly recommended for those who believe that " knowledge is power "

  • Good

    by Mario Anaya

    It's great I like it

  • Great app

    by DarthJester13

    Great app its good for going on long walk

  • Great app

    by woodruffkl

    I'm so glad I found this it's much better than downloading books from Librivox to my computer and then adding them through iTunes to the music app as an audiobook one at a time

  • GR8 Expectations

    by Dominoreos

    I am approximately one third of the way through this book. The reader is an American, which put me off at first. However, it's really quite good. I highly recommend this app. almost done, the reader is quite skilled. The app works beautifully.

  • Best One I've Used

    by Doskremer

    You can find other books depending on which app you get, but from a usability stand point it's definitely one of the best apps. Has a timer (though maybe tricky to find at first) for if you want an audiobook to turn off automagically, has more books than most apps, and has bookmarks. The search function is super easy too and let's you search by reader and for books with just one reader, which I LOVE! Also has a lot of PG Wodehouse books, which is also a plus for me. Nice job!

  • Absolutely a fabulous app

    by Hates golf

    I don't write reviews. But this app gives you far more than they promise. The variety of audiobooks and the podcast audiobooks are outstanding Never a boring moment. Thank you

  • Get it

    by El Chucoman

    Right now. Click the button. Get this app. Now. Go.

  • Audiobook app

    by Orange4ever

    Excellent app by far. Highly recommended! By far best selection of titles and quality. Love the interface. Well worth the money.

  • Excellent

    by DanO'TM

    This app is well thought out with easy controls, love the connection to audio book sources, and the sleep timer. Great!

  • Awesome

    by Investstocker

    Awesome app and service. I appreciate the volunteers.

  • Sr.

    by Manuel de Jesus Leal

    Buenicimo estoy felis y me permite hacer las cosas que quiro y me gusta hacer. Mientras disfruto un buen libro. Gracias

  • Great app!

    by Yamy2012

    It's awesome!

  • Beyond amazing

    by Ms. Lettie

    Each story makes me yearn for more

  • Love audio books

    by MVdD191018

    Great app. Would like a timer that I can turn on so the story will turn off automatically.

  • Love it!

    by Mommy Loves Daddy

    I enjoy being able to listen to books that I don't have time to read.

  • Decent

    by Kount Dookie

    It's a good app but they need to review some of the readers. Just because they volunteer doesn't mean you should use them. Lots of them are terrible and makes me regret paying for it. Not too happy.

  • Fantastic

    by lilTitan

    I love this app!

  • Add more books!!

    by pugsley25

    This is one of the best audiobook apps but they need to add to the collection and dump the foreign language books. It's a waste of space. Generally very good collection. Update selection and I'll change from 4 to 5 stars.

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