Listening to an audiobook

Our premium membership gives you access to our entire audiobook library! It won't matter if you're driving your car, or simply prefer letting your eyes rest for a while ⁠— you'll be able to enjoy great audiobooks on Scribd. 

You can find audiobooks in two ways. On the Home screen in the Scribd app, choosing the 'Audiobooks' tab across the top will show you audiobooks you have saved recently, and you can scroll through a variety of audiobooks selected for you depending on your interests, recently read, and trends in bestsellers. You can also search for specific audiobooks by title or author, by clicking on the magnifying glass in the menu at the bottom of the screen.


When you find an audiobook you're interested in, simply tap on the book cover to be taken to the book's 'about' page. On this page, you can choose to save the audiobook for later, add it to a list, start listening, read reviews, or read the synopsis of the book. Scroll down a bit and you’ll find the audiobook’s rating by the Scribd community, as well as related titles. 

When you begin listening to an audiobook, you will find options in the player to skip forward or move backward through chapters, pause it, or to fast forward and rewind within the current chapter. You'll also see a small moon icon, which is a sleep timer that you can set to automatically stop the narration after the time you choose elapses! The '1x' button gives you the option to slow down or speed up the audio playback. (Please note: in our Android app, playback speed changes are only supported if your device is running Android 6.0 or newer.)


Just like all of our ebooks, you’re welcome to download audiobooks to your device for offline listening by choosing the 'Download' option! The drop-down menu in the top right corner provides the options to create a bookmark, save the audiobook for later, download it to your device, view the table of contents and bookmarks, share the audiobook and to view more information about the book as well.


We hope this has been helpful in your search for audiobooks! If you run into any issues with an audiobook on the site, please be sure to let Scribd support know. Open a support request with us, and please include the name of the audiobook that you are having issues with and describe the trouble in detail so that we can help as quickly as possible! We'll get to work on assisting you with any issues you're having with audiobooks so you can enjoy them again as quickly as possible.

Happy listening!

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