Audible Reviews

Different country stores very annoying, no control of your data

Negative Review by balupton
about Audible and Day One, LibriVox, Downpour.com Sep 2015

So I switched from the USA store to the Australian store when it came online, however the way this works is that it keeps both accounts open, however your membership, account credits, and purchased titles, are just transferred over - your statistics are not. This poor handling of the account move has made me not really go back to the app at all.

A lot of titles are also not available on the Australian store either. The 1-year refund ability is nice, however I find I just get way too many books and can't bother listening them in the year, so the refund ability has expired by the time I get to it.

That all being said, it is still the best audiobook app I've seen, and that's saying a lot for how poor all the other ones are. There really needs to be an app that gives you control over your data, so you can backup your stats, bookmarks, listening status, etc to your computer in a format you can work with.

For service, I much prefer drm-free Librivox and Downpour, however their apps are really bad, so I just settle on the built in apps for Apple, and use something like Day One for note taking, which really isn't a good solution until Day One notes the exact time of the track and chapter you are listening too.

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