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I specifically listen to audio books that I've already heard several times (I rotate through a dozen or so). If I listen to new books, I get invested in the story and end up staying awake. With old books, it is just enough to keep my mind from wandering, but not enough to keep me from falling asleep.
I use the Listen Audiobook Player on Android; it has a sleep timer that stops the book after 15 minutes unless you shake your phone to keep it awake (which then resets the timer). Costs ~$1.50, but it is well worth the money (plus, I think it was created by one dude, and he's really good about support and updates).
Listen Audiobook Player - the best dedicated audiobook player I have been able to find. Bookmarks, play speed, cover art, etc. Dev is very active. It is also great at organizing chapters/files to play in the correct order.
Everyone here has said Smart. I personally prefer Listen Audiobook Player. But having used both I think they are very similar in functions and it's really just a personal; choice of liking one over the other.
I prefer listen audiobook player it has loads more features and more configurable. It is 'material' inspired so it is not as material looking as material audiobook player. The app still looks great and is very stable as well.
Listen Audiobook Player
It's basically perfect. BTW, if you want to save space convert all your audiobooks to Opus. Holy shit, what an amazing format.
My audiobooks, all highly recommended:
Since you said the generic "smartphone" and not iPhone, I'm going to assume you're using Android. If that is the case, then you can use any music player to play music and at the same time use Listen Audiobook Player to play your audiobooks. Listen Audiobook Player has a setting that lets you disable the "audio focus" that normally is used to prevent two apps playing audio at the same time. In Listen's settings go to "Automatic Behaviors" and uncheck "Audio Focus".
Disclaimer: Listen Audiobook Player is my app.
Assuming you are on Android, I like Listen Audio Book Player. Mortplayer is also good.
Edit: D'oh... You clearly stated you have an iPhone, so I guess this isn't much use, but I will leave it in case anyone on Android has the same question.
For me, it's Listen Audiobook Player, which has the most natural-sounding audio speed changer options of any audiobook app I've tried, though there are probably other good ones out there too.
I'm not sure if it allows to take notes (maybe it does allow bookmarks) but there's this app: Listen Audiobook Player
and I know there are others because I went through at least 3 other apps before I stopped at this one (which is a payed one but seemed to have everything I wanted or could want). just search for audio book player or something like it on the play store and you'll find something. keep going until you find something that fit your needs
To answer the question for Android users: Listen Audiobook Player is by far the best mp3 audiobook available. It costs like a dollar but it far outshines it competition--i.e. Mort Audiobook Player.
Take it from a guy that's dropped some $8,000 on Audible audiobooks.
Not free, but for $1.50 the Listen Audiobook Player has been my goto after trying quite a few of the free ones. I use it with AA every day and it works great, has lots of features https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen
If you insist on something free, the Material Audiobook Player (now apparently called "Voice Audiobook Player") was a close second for me https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.ph1b.audiobook&hl=en
I'm using listen audiobook, I believed I paid a small amount for it after I got tired searching for something really good without bugs. Stopped looking for an app after that and have been using it ever since then.
I use this. it is great, and has a nice looking UI.
You just have to download the books from overdrive to a PC, then copy and backup files. So, you can then transfer it to your phone. I really enjoy this app. It also works with android auto
I use Listen Audiobook Player, but it relies on you supplying the books yourself. Compared to say, Audible, which has an inbuilt store but has less features.
I take 1mg of melatonin 2-3 hours before I go to bed; that usually works pretty well. I'd recommend a low dose (1mg); taking 5 mg didn't help me.
Also, I listen to an audiobook that I've listened to many times before. It gives me something to focus on, but it isn't interesting enough that I stay awake. I also use an audiobook app that pauses the book unless I shake the phone every 15 minutes (so it isn't playing all night).
Be sure you wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. Sleeping in on weekends might feel good, but it just fucks up your schedule for the rest of the week.
For the nuclear option, quit consuming all caffeine, even in the morning. Usually takes me about 5 days to detox. After that, there is no difference in energy or alertness in the morning.
Finally, if you have a restless mind, meditation might help. Even if you don't want to meditate every night, learning the basic technique can help you settle your mind.
I have no idea why you wouldn't want an audiobook player app. Playing music and playing audiobooks is a different function, so having a dedicated app for each makes sense.
I do exactly what you're looking for, I just use two apps to do it.
Step one, add a .nomedia file to your audiobook folder:
This will make any application that indexes media files ignore the files in those folders.
Step two, get the Listen audiobook player:
This is easily my favorite Android app. Top quality with new features all the time. Just point it at your audiobook folder and it will do the rest.
I've had my phones set up this way for years and it works perfectly. If you have to do it with only one app, I can't help you, but that restriction seems entirely arbitrary, so I would encourage you to reconsider. I suspect doing what I have described here will work better for you.
Listen Audiobook Player is excellent. Remembers your position with ability to sync to your Google account. Auto-rewinds a few seconds when resuming, which works great for me in the car. Sleep timer can be set to automatically engage after a certain hour so that late night listening leaves me less likely to lose my spot after falling asleep. Speed can go as high as 3.5x, I usually stay about 1.75x.
Another decent option is Material Player, but I much prefer Listen.
Listen Audiobook Player will sync your progress via Dropbox. You are still left with the problem of getting the books on to your devices though.
Another vote for Listen Audiobook Player. It has a huge number of features specifically for audiobooks listeners.
There's also Long Music Player if you want something with material design.
I do! I am the developer of Listen Audiobook Player and have added features that I found useful when listening at night. It has the sleep timer that you can reset with a shake, or headset/bluetooth button press when you hear the countdown time warning. There is an audio fade out option. You can set a time of night when the sleep timer is automatically active, no need to manually turn it on every night, just play and the timer will start. Also, you can choose how long to auto rewind the next time you play after using the sleep timer, since this will normally be much longer than the standard auto rewind.
Oh, also, there is a "Remember volume" setting that will automatically turn the volume down to the last used volume when sleep timer was running (and back up again when is not). I added that after blasting my ears one to many times. Not a great thing to do when getting ready to sleep. ;)
I use Listen Audiobook Player and I love it. It pays m4b, but they have to be DRM free. It doesn't support chapter art, though.
It makes me sad when I have to use the Audible player now.
I asked the same question earlier this week, and got redirected towards Listen Audiobook Player And i must say really happy with it. It has everything i could ask for.
Mort is still popular because free and it was one of the first free players on Android. However, it's had no updates in over 3 years (has been abandoned), no speed adjustments, cluttered UI that was built for Android 2.x. If it works for you that's fine, but you really should try one of the more up to date players such as Listen Audiobook Player.
Listen is incredible, and the dev is both very proactive about fixing bugs and very receptive to bug reports and suggestions, it's absolutely worth looking at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen
<strong>Listen Audiobook Player</strong> ($1.99) Great player that can use the full screen to control the player. 1 tap= play/pause tap and hold can be changed to bookmark current location. Swiping left/fright I use for going back a short way and up/down is mapped to volume. Great for a car mount.
Where to get audiobooks
Audible: $14.99 per credit. Owned by Amazon and uses DRM and doesn’t allow you to lend audiobooks to friends/family. Popular and is the biggest seller of downloadable audiobooks. Has Audible exclusive titles. You can get a two audiobooks trial if you Google it. Look around Christmas/black friday for more deals. Sometimes you can buy an eBook from amazon and add the audiobook for cheep (like $1.99-7.50 extra)
Your library/Overdrive/Libby: “free (already payed by taxes)” audiobooks wide selection. Other libraries will have more/different books available so consider getting multiple library cards. DRM-Free MP3 files can be downloaded to a windows computer and transferred to your smartphone.
Downpour.com: DRM-Free MP3 audiobooks store owned by Blackstone Audiobooks and has many books are available for 1 Credit (12.99)
MP3-Cds – Highest audio quality and can cheep 9.99-~25.00.
I just download the files from my seedbox to my local computer and upload them from there, but there are ways to download directly to your phone if you wanted.
As for listening, it will depend on your phone, but if you are on Android, I really like the Listen Audiobook player. I've tried most of the audiobook-oriented players, and it is by far the best in my opinion. It's considerably more powerful than the Audible player.
Issue 870 about not advancing to the next file? Haven't faced that issue yet.
If you don't mind proprietary and are Ok with paying for it, I've seen many pple recommend Listen Audioplayer.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen&hl=en_GB Listen Audiobook Player is fantastic, very responsive developer.
You can view by folder then book, or flat file (all books)
Try Listen Audiobook player instead. I used to use Smart but changed to this and never looked back. It's reliable to open automatically when BT connected to specific devices and has a much better UI and functions better all round. It's not free but it's worth the small charge :
Get Listen Audiobook player. With this player, you won't even notice if you have 1 file or a dozen. So many features, like autobookmarking, etc. I tried so many players, this one is perfect. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen&hl=en_CA
I take 1mg of melatonin 3-4 hours before I go to bed; that usually works pretty well. I'd recommend a low dose; taking 5 mg didn't help me.
I listen to an audiobook that I've listened to many times before. It gives me something to focus on, but it isn't interesting enough that I stay awake. I also use anaudiobook app that pauses the book unless I shake the phone every 15 minutes (so it isn't playing all night).
Be sure you wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. You said you did for work; wasn't sure about on days off.
For the nuclear option, quit consuming all caffeine, even in the morning. Usually takes me about 5 days to detox. After that, there is no difference in energy or alertness in the morning.
EDIT: Also, if you have a restless mind, meditation might help. Even if you don't want to meditate every night, learning the basic technique can help you settle your mind.
You don't say what device you listen on... if it's Android, then check out Listen Audiobook Player
You can set it to sleep timer to pretty much any duration.
Just before the sleep timer stops play there is a couple of quiet beeps. You can then shake your tablet/phone and it will do another sleep timer duration.
You can set it to auto engage sleep timer between certain times of the day.
I used to use a regular (music orientated) media player for audio books, but the dedicated audio book players have some features that make them so much better
Holy crap that worked. I'm using Listen on Android ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen ) and there's a fair bit of granularity on playback speed. I set it to 1.15 but left "remove silence" unchecked, and it was enough to get me through the book. Thanks!
apparently the Listen Audiobook Player app supports Dropbox. They have a 7 day refund policy according to the store description. Maybe worth to check out? I haven't used it, but it sounds nice.
It's an Android app called Listen Audiobook Player. I've been using it for years and like it best of all the ones I've ever used.
I use this app to listen to audio books on my mobile at 1.3X speed. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen&hl=en
I normally torrent audio books. If available I buy DRM free versions. For example from Reado.com is an Indian audiobook site with DRM free audiobooks at reasonable prices.
If I can't find an audio version of certain book then I find epub version of it and use moonreader+ to read aloud using IVONA text to speech engine and it works great.
Listen Audiobook Player is by far the best one I've come across.
It costs a few bucks, but is well worth it. It's exactly what you want: something simple, but functional with a good interface.
My favourite feature is that it recalculates the remaining time of an audiobook when you adjust the playback speed. It's awesome.
Also, the developer is a super great guy. Google has an automatic 2 hour refund window, but the developer offers a 7 day refund window -- so you don't really have an excuse not to try it out.
What are you using to play them? Most good audiobook apps will have these features built in.
The one I use certainly does:
If you go the smartphone route (and I recommend you do, it's probably best all things considered), I'd suggest you go with a Moto E or a Moto G. You mentioned you are in Europe, so amazon UK should ship where you are (ex. Moto E listing), and especially Moto E is very cheap and very good. The Moto phones are constantly updated to the newest Android version, so you shouldn't have any problems there, as opposed to a cheap Android phone from eBay.
You could use either the Audible app on the phone to listen to audiobooks (with a subscription), or, if you have MP3 audiobooks, listen with for example Listen Audiobook Player.
Well, the only thing I can think of is an audiobook player. It would remember where you are when left off, and if the mp3s were labeled in order, the filenames, then it would go lay them in that order like chapters of a book.
I have used Listen Audiobook Player for years on Android. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen
Never had an issue with Listen Audiobook Player, if you're looking for an alternative. But it requires you to uh...liberate your audiobooks from Audible.
Listen Audiobook Player on Android by Jared Bracken. Very customizable. The best feature is that when it's full screen the 90% is play/pause button and customizable gesture navigation. Which makes it required for car audio.
Edit: what app do you use?
Edit google play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen&hl=en&gl=us
The Listen Audiobook Player has a function where you can individually determine how and when the sleep timer starts. I used it before Chronicle ... It already has some good features that the Chronicle currently lacks ;-)
But I really don't need the function. Currently there are more important things ;-)
Listen Audiobook Player, it's a great player. You can configure both the back and forward button to your preferred length.
No good. I use Listen on Android.
I have found trying to shoehorn audiobook use cases into pop/classical music applications is a waste of time.
I use Listen Audiobook Player. It has a sleep timer, book queue, different speeds for playing books, and a couple of different library sorting options. I believe the app cost a dollor or two, not much. It's efficient and works well enough for my needs. But it's not flashy.
I use both apps and mostly from the widget as /user/bovey said. the queue part is nice but often then not I'm not using it that much.
I use the other app Listen Audiobook Player in between credits. What do do HATE about the app is the icon which is easily confused with youtube icon.
I can listen to about 3 books per month so a book queue isn't a requirement.
I'm currently old-school. copy the books over to my device (via local SMB or cable) and play them using <em>Listen Audiobook Player</em>. When I'm not using the Audible app for books I bought from them.
I played with BookSonic for a while, but had trouble getting it to work through my nginx reverse proxy and ultimately gave up when the developer decided he was going to change direction with the app. But when I was using it locally within my network, I would just use the app to cache the book on my mobile device and then use the same Listen app to play them.
These are by no means elegant solutions - but it always comes back to what saves me the most time.
I've been using audiobooks to get to sleep for around a decade. The Listen Audiobook Player has a great feature (among many great features) where it will fade out when the sleep timer is done and you can shake the phone to reset the timer. Sometimes you just know that you're not ready for sleep and it's nice to keep the story going without turning on the screen.
Since I'm following stories, I keep the timer down to 30 minutes so I can find where I left off in the morning.
I'm not affiliated with the app or any other business, but I'm shilling because this app has probably given me more bang for my buck than any other purchase in my 40 something years.
This the best one out there. Once you've purchased it you get 7 days to request a refund. You can sync across multiple devices. There are bookmarks, cover art and it remembers where you were when you stop it. Try it you won't be disappointed.
I use Listen Audiobook Player and there is option to add a bookmark with the title. Title is editable, but it has only one line length.
I think SAP can do the same. Is that not enough?
Does listening to audiobooks count? If so, I can recommend Listen Audiobook Player - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen&hl=en - It is up to you to find the actual audiobooks...
With Listen Audiobook Player the play/pause button is the entire background. You can also assign custom actions for swiping up/down/left right as well as re-assign the press and long press actions. Should give you what you want.
My mind races every night when I go to sleep. The only thing that works for me (and it works about 95% of the time) is to put a pillow speaker under my pillow and start an audiobook player on my phone on a 20 minutes timer. I usually fall asleep in about 5 minutes.
Its important not to use a book you haven't read yet or you might get too interested. I have a list of about 10 books that I cycle through every year.
If you have android, Check out Listen Audiobook Player (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen&hl=en) which allows you to shake your phone to reset the sleep timer. Very useful if you need another 20 minutes.
Listen Audiobook Player allows you to set which folder contains your library. You'll have to have Dropbox download the books first but then you should be able to listen to them
I discovered Listen Audiobook Player this week, and it's made listening to audiobook files so much easier.
I tend to buy books on CD from a used bookstore nearby, and rip the files to my computer, then copy over to my phone. This makes handling those files on my phone MUCH easier, and has intents that Tasker can use much like PocketCasts. Playback speed, button/notification/appearance customization, it's all there!
Just FYI that Listen Audiobook Player on Android lets you do .05x speed increments and allows you to set a default speed for all books. In addition there is a remove silence option that will remove longer periods of silence such as between chapters.
I love the round progress bar. It allows for so much more precision when searching even within longer titles! I wish my audio-book app did this (currently Listen Audiobook Player).
I'm not sure if it will replace my music player without some additional cloud features, but if you added a few comfort features for audiobook playback, that progress circle alone would make me consider switching.
Listen Audiobook app can place a marker for payback position in dropbox or google drive.
you could load an android emulator to windows, load the listen audiobook app to that, and when you run it , it will pick up the same place and continue from the point you left off on the phone, and vica versa.
I believe there's an andriod app, but they allow you to download DRM-free mp3 or m4b files, so you can play them with anything. I personally use Listen Audiobook Player (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen&hl=en) on my android devices.
I won't buy from Audible because there is no easy way to get an mp3 that will play on all my devices (car stereo, WD TV box, etc.), so I'll buy from Downpour if they have something I want. The downside is that their selection is smaller than Audible.
If you ever get audiobooks from the internet via torrent or whatever means, you owe it to yourself to use Listen to play them. Best, hands down.
Certainly my favorite app, though I wish:
It's basically perfect. BTW, if you want to save space then convert all your audiobooks to Opus.
Holy shit, what an amazing format, takes like 1/4 the space of MP3 for the same quality.
Looks like you can still get it on the Amazon App store (if it's compatible with your device).
Listen Audiobook Player is excellent. I highly recommend it over anything else.
Listen Audiobook Player is by far the best one I've used.
I'm pretty sure Listen has had android auto support for the past few updates.
I have been a fan of Listen Audiobook Player.
I use Listen Audiobook Player.
I personally like "Listen Audiobook Player"
I use Listen Audiobook Player
And for a third suggestion I use listen. It does cloud sync which is awesome to move between devices.
Listen Audiobook player is the best one I have ever used. So many features to make your listening better.
Yeah. My favorite one is Listen Audiobook Player.
I'm using: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen for my audiobooks. The app remember the last spot etc. :)
You will need to use your windows computer to help with this.
Sequential file name and titles
I use bulk rename utility for this. I recommend a naming format in ## - [Title of book]. The numbers at the beginning will be the first thing you see when navigating and if you don't have the numbers first you might just see something like “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way …” instead of “07 – Traffic Why we Drive…”
For the title and audio stuff I use <strong>MP3TAG</strong>
If you are useing android I highly recomend <strong>Listen Audiobook Player</strong> the entire screen is the play pause button and the gestures can be customized.
> Voice from F-Droid
aside from being open source, what does this have over Listen?
I use listen audiobook player on Android
my favorite is Listen, but if you don't want to pay Voice
Listen Audiobook Player is my go to Audiobook player on android.
Has all the features you've listed.
Listen audiobook player. Has great support from the developer too.
There are lots of audiobook apps for android. I recommend Listen.
I use "Listen Audiobook player." It isn't free, but it's more than worth the $1.50 I paid for it.
For music I like PowerAmp with a Material Design skin. The features I like the most are the folder browser, the ability to choose which folders to scan for media, and the option to play in mono. The most important "feature" is that RAM usage is lower compared to Google Play Music and Shuttle+, which is very helpful for multitasking on the 1st and 2nd generation Moto G. It's not free, however. You get a 15 day trial period and then you have to pay for the unlocker. I picked it up during a $0.99 sale but it is $3.99 regularly.
I don't listen to audiobooks, but one option you could look at is Listen Audiobook Player. Unfortunately that app is not free either, coming in at $1.50. Thankfully the developer gives a 7 day refund policy if you contact them outside of the 2 hour Google Play refund window.
Listen Audiobook Player correct link, sorry: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen
I used to use Listen Audiobook Player before I fully dove into Audible.
Tried most players and settled on Listen Audiobook player (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen). It costs a couple of bucks but well worth it. Here's a screenshot of the supported languages.
I have used [Listen Audiobook Player](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen&hl=en_US) for many years and really enjoy it. If you want a podcast app that plays audio books try [Castbox](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.castbox.audiobook.radio.podcast&hl=en_US)
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I don't know about the voice commands but on Listen Audiobook Player you can customize your Bluetooth and headset gestures.
listen audiobook player
Listen Audiobook Player also belongs in this list. :)
Yes, Listen Audiobook Player for the win! :)
Listen audiobook player has the best user interface as well as functionality.
Das ist eine gute Frage auf die ich quasi nur gewartet habe, denn ich habe da wirklich was zu erzählen.
Bereits als Kind habe ich Hörspiele gehört. Meist so Kinderhörspiele halt.
Bis damals eine Nachbarin eine Kiste voll mit alten Kassetten rüber gebracht hat. Das waren die alten Kassetten ihres Sohnes.
Darunter waren TKKG und Natürlich Die Drei Fragezeichen. (Die Originalen wohl gemerkt. Kenner wissen worum es geht ;))
Damit begann nun für mich eine Reise, die bis heute andauert.
Von den Problemen die damit verbunden sind bis hin zu den Vorzügen beschreibe ich in diesem (hoffentlich) kurzen Kommentar.
Ich durfte als Kind zwar die Kassetten über meine Anlage hören, aber nur sehr leise. Meistens hat meine Mutter die Lautstärke so eingestell, das es quasi kaum noch zu hören war. Sie meinte, man könne ja sonst nicht schlafen. Was soll ich sagen, das Gegenteil ist der Fall. Man strengt sich an um was hören zu können und entspannd nicht. Wenn es bei einer guten Lautstärke ist, kann man gut zuhören und es stört auch irgendwann nicht mehr.
Später dann im Internat, musste ich mit Kopfhörern hören. Das war auch nicht so toll. Öfter auch mit einem Zimmergenossen.
Es gab die verschiedensten Probleme. Von leeren Batterien des Walkmans, über Kabelbrüche und Wackelkontakten an den Kopfhörern bis hin zum unbequemen liegen, habe ich all diese Repressalien erduldet.
Dies ist alles zum Glück heute vorbei und es gibt tolle Apps mit tollen Features wie sleep timern usw. Ich nutze den Listen Audiobook Player.
Nun zur Frage was ich zum Einschlafen höre. Wie schon anfangs erwähnt,
* Höre ich regelmäßig immer wieder. Das Boot habe ich bestimmt schon 10-20 Mal gehört
Man kann durchaus sagen, dass Ich abhängig vom Hören zum Einschlafen bin. Ich brauche einfach irgendetwas was im Hintergrund läuft. Ob das am ADHS liegt, keine Ahnung. Möglich, aber es geht denke ich auch NTs so.
Ich möchte es jedenfalls nicht mehr missen.
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I use Listen Audiobook Player for years and it's marvelous.
Listen Audiobook Player is awesome.
I am really happy with (Listen Audio Book Player)[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen&hl=de&gl=US]
Listen Audiobook Player. It has the most realistic sounding speed adjustment results I've heard.
Listen Audiobook Player is great. I have used it for years.
You need an Audiobook player. My favorite is "Listen Audiobook player" https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen
Listen Audiobook Player is what I use daily ever since I swapped back to Android.
Edit: Has sync via Google Drive btw
If you run into trouble doing this via Tasker, this is a built in option on Listen.
did you try this one? have a look in the specs it may be what you are looking for
I'm on book 8.
I prefer listen audiobook player. I think it looks a little better.
I prefer Listen Audiobook Player
Listen Audiobook Player. Can't remember if it costs money or not.
I've started using Listen.
Why not use an audiobook player app instead? I use Listen, but there are several good choices.
If you are on Android, Listen Audiobook Player puts all those files into one easy to listen book: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen&hl=en
I use this one and love it.
This is the best audiobook player for Android:
Listen Audiobook player is the best I've been using.
I bought Listen because it sent metadata to my car stereo. This was a while ago, have other apps implemented that?
Listen Audiobook Player also has "smart speed". Just check the "remove silence" option on the speed control dialog.
Yeah, it's just s generic thriller, Gideon's Sword by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I got it free from my library. Check to see if your library has Overdrive as they have lots of free audiobooks (as well as ebooks if you're a reader).
I use android app Listen which played well in the background while the Zenlab c25k app and Strava were running. The c25k app even paused the book while it was giving me instructions. It worked surprisingly well.
I use Listen Audiobook Player. Works great
~~Listen Audiobook Player. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acmeandroid.listen~~
~~I've used it for years. I've tried several others but always come back to this one.~~
Edit: didn't read and didn't realize this one is Android only...