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How To Listen To Audiobooks on iPhone
A GUIDE FOR NEW LISTENERS PROVIDED BY BOOKRIOT
Audible’s player interface is simple to use, with a large play/pause button, quick 30 second forward/backward arrows, listening speed option, chapters shortcut, sleep timer (with customizable and preset options), and a bookmark/clip button. To access your bookmarks/clips, see more player options, and find information on the particular book you’re listening to, click the three dots on the top righthand corner. You can also quickly scrub through the current chapter you’re listening to by sliding your finger across the progress bar at the top of the player.
Going back and forth between chapters is incredibly easy: just tap the “chapters” button on the bottom on the player, and a track/chapter listing will pop up. Tracks are labeled by chapter numbers (no actual “Riddles in the Dark” chapter titles, sadly), with the time length for each, which comes in handy if you’re nearing the end of a chapter and want to know if you have time for the next one.
Audible also has a few extra features to make audiobooks easier to listen to on your phone. Tapping on the car symbol at the top of the player will give you a larger, simple player so it’s a bit safer to pause or rewind your book whilst you’re driving. You can also easily adjust the volume by tapping the speaker symbol, which will bring up a sliding volume bar.
APPLE BOOKS/ITUNES STORE
And finally, if you just want to buy and listen to a book without a subscription service, there is Apple Books!
Open up the Books app, tap the audiobooks icon on the bottom, and you can browse Apple’s featured and most popular audiobooks. You can also search for a specific title or author, and scroll down to find the audiobook results. Tap on the title you’re interested in, and the cover will pop up with a “buy” button with the current price. Tap that button, it’s just like buying anything from the iTunes store.
And if you’re in the iTunes store app, you can find audiobooks there the same way!
PLAYBACK VIA BLUETOOTH OR PLUG IN
Listen anywhere and at anytime, in the same way you would enjoy experiencing music on your mobile phone. Use bluetooth to connect to your car, earpods and external speaker, or plug into the AUX jack if still available.
7 Stellar 2019 Book Club Picks
The Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
The New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick
“This love story between Lucy & Gabe spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other…Will they ever meet again? This book kept me up at night, turning the pages to find out, and the ending did not disappoint.”—Reese Witherspoon
“One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag.”--The Skimm
An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION
“Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” --The New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” --USA Today
“A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” --People
“Compelling.” --The Washington Post
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood | Trevor Noah
The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison.
The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Washington Post Notable Book
A LibraryReads Top 10 Book of the Year
“A captivating family saga.”--The New York Times Book Review
“You won’t be able to put it down.”--The Skimm (Skimm Reads Pick)
“This literary family saga is perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Donna Tartt.”--People Magazine (Book of the Week)
“A sprawling, enchanting family saga.”--Entertainment Weekly (The Must List)
A Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
“The book is like a salve. I think the world feels disordered right now. The count’s refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we’re longing for.” --Ann Patchett
“How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.” —The Washington Post
He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI | David Grann
A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. Eventually the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery.