Do any of you use scribd?
Oh yes, a great selection of sci-fi and horror. ☠️
@Brad quick question….do you have a certain number of books you can have out at a time? And do they limit how many “new” books you can get per month?
No limit, they aren’t “checked out” per se, the audiobooks stream, but I think there is an option to download. I haven’t used it for reading text yet.
@Brad I guess checked out is the wrong word. I see they have lots of new books. I’m just worried they’ll be like “only five popular books per month.”
Yes. But the unlimited thing is a lie, at least, for audiobooks. You can have 3 to 4 a month. I’ve never used the ebook format.
@Rachelle that’s exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much.!
@Rachelle A lie? You can stream as much as you want to. ☠️
@Brad but not the popular books
@Susie 🤔 I’ve never encountered that issue before.
@Brad Every month I hit a limit. They say I can’t stream any more audiobooks. It’s still an awesome deal. If you look at the fine print it mentions that a select few don’t get the unlimited streams. And I’ve run into a lot of people who have the same experience as me.
@Rachelle it won’t help me then because those same books are available through overdrive. Just with a wait.
@Rachelle Oh wow, I guess I haven’t hit that limit yet. Thanks for the heads-up!
@Susie You can actually get new releases right away. 8 bucks for 4 new audiobooks to rent is a great deal. I like Scribd over Audible. Another suggestion is if you don’t have a huge library selection. You can buy a membership to a bigger cities library. I do Houston and get so many more audiobooks. I think its 40 for the year. So it’s a great deal.
Brad Tierney Yeah after you hit that limit, books that I know are available disappear until the month flips over. You might also be one of the lucky ones that get the unlimited account.
@Brad I have a Brooklyn card. I haven’t looked at Texas yet. I already have four cards for ebooks and audios.
@Susie Sounds like me
I’ve never hit a limit and I have 30+ audio books queued. I listen to different ones depending on my mood.
@Katie That’s great. I always either have them disappear or they say they aren’t available any more.
Rachelle Robison I had that problem my first two months. I know it depends on their contract with the publisher, but they would say available next month, be there for a day or so, then go back to unavailable. I emailed them about it and it hasn’t happened since. *knock on wood*
@Katie Nice to know! I’ve only had it since November.
Yes I’ve had it for awhile and enjoy it
Yes, great app.
I use it and I love it. My favorite feature is saving different books to lists based on type and format. I’ve got lists for audio, YA, historical, chick lit, etc.
Yes and I love it
I just cancelled mine. There is, to my understanding, a 4 audiobooks per month limit. I listen to that much in a week. So all the books I saved would become unavailable for a month at a time. It wasn’t worth it to me. I think the limit is per genre though, so if you have a large variety saved it might be worth it. 😁 I get into certain moods and I’ll listen to/read the same genre for a good stretch of time.
@Maryann maybe for audio books but I read 4 ebooks in a week and have never had a limit
@Brandi I think you’re right, it might be just for the audiobooks. I didn’t read any ebooks with it…
Yeah I think ive heard that a few times about the audiobooks
@Brandi I just edited my original comment to clear up any confusion 😁
@Maryann lol looks good
I listen that much as well, am doing the 30 day free trial and ran out of audiobooks too. Do you know of anything better for people who go through audiobooks fast like us?
@Sarah maybe try Audible? I haven’t tried it yet, the price is more than Scribd and that’s why I’ve been waiting before giving it a try.
@Sarah I hear Libby and Overdrive are good too! they’re free! All you need is a library card 😁
I use Overdrive but it takes the libraries SO long to put up new releases. I have audible and I just return the credit after I listen, but I was told if you return too many that they’ll stop letting you refund? Thank you for the suggestions!
Absofrigginlutely!!! Love it
It’s my audiobook-a-day favorite-ever app. 🙂 If anything’s missing, it might be on Libby/Overdrive at one of the online libraries. It’s easy to subscribe to several – even out-of-state, like Fairfax County, Virginia, which has a good selection for $27/yr.
My experience is much like everyone else’s in that limit popular titles to 3-4 a month. I put all the audiobooks I want on hold at my local library, then the ones with the longest wait times, I listen to until I run out on Scribd. It’s way cheaper than audible. A benefit to audible is the book is your and you can relisten whenever and you get two free audible originals too. So for $8 it’s a decent companion to other options but not one and done for me.
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