Audible for Android or iOS
- Audible Player on Android is listenable at 3x; in iOS- not-so-much (it should like crap on iOS)
- Audible Player on android shows a book as one item in the library with chapters; on iOS it breaks it down into downloaded parts, each with its own chapters and showing only playtime for the current chapter. Audible really needs to update their app on iOS to make it more consistent when moving between platforms.
- Ex: The Fires of Heaven – Wheel of Time Book 5
- on Android:
29 chapters; 36:27:37 total playing time
- on iOS:
Part 1, 7 chapters, shows playtime per chapter.
Part 2, 8 chapters, shows playtime per chapter.
Part 3, 8 chapters, shows playtime per chapter.
Part 4, 8 chapters, shows playtime per chapter.
Part 5, 6 chapters, shows playtime per chapter.
- Audible does sync listening locations- which is nice when switching between devices.
Akimbo Audiobook Player for Android
- Akimbo Audiobook Player for Android will play Apple Audiobook format (m4b), but cannot play at greater than 1x due to Apple licensing restraints. It can play back mp3 audiobooks at different speeds up to 4x (but this doesn’t always work- dependent on device, media. etc.).
MortPlayer Audiobooks for Android
- The MortPlayer Audiobooks is a great player with a nice interface, but does not have support for the Apple m4b format. I am also unable to find a way to change playback speed. The absence of these two features makes it useless for my needs.