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6 Best Audiobook Player for Windows

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Sometime, you may feel very tired of reading a book on your e-reader or computer and want to liberate your eyes, but you still do not want to give up your reading or gaining knowledge? How to balance this conflict? Listening to audiobooks is a wonderful choice. Talking about listening audiobooks, today I will introduce 6 best audiobook players for windows.

Where can we find audiobooks for listening? Amazon can be your fist choice. With the world's largest Audiobook catalog, Audible has produced more and more audiobooks for satisfying their readers and enrich listener's life. Also, there are some good sites where you can download the free audiobooks. For the downloading the free audiobooks, here are 10 best sits to download free audio books.

  • Since all purchased Audible books are protected by Audible DRM and in Audible exclusive aa or aax format , many audiobook players are not compatible with this type of audiobooks. Don't worry, here is Audible Converter you can use to eliminate Audible DRM and convert Audible to Mp3.
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WorkAudioBook

WorkAudioBook

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Supported OS: Windows /Android

As an audiobook player for Windows, WorkAudioBook is a powerful tool for language learner. It contains several features to improve your learning efficiency, such as splitting audio file into phrased, auto-pausing between phrases and auto-repeat phrases, files, and folders. It also enable you to edit subtitles, add notes to files and folders, and auto-save the words for study. It also have the options of bookmarking a file, playing bookmarking files, and deleting bookmarks.

It can remember all the stop places for books you played and start at the same place when you open it next time which is very user-friendly and welcomed by many audiobook lovers.

However, it only supports mp3 audio format and needs registration.

1by1

1by1

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Supported OS: Windows/Android/Linux

1by1 is a free, tiny, fast audio player which is not only small, but also provide a versatile environment to listen to your music and audiobooks with no need for playlists or databases. How does it work? When you open this player, it will display your pc drives at the left column, just find your music or audio book directories. It will directly play your folder contents. Its most important feature is remembering last track and position which makes it easy to listen audio books.

You can also copy, move, rename while you are playing. It also allows you to change the track position and volume. Track repeat is also available now. Elapsed and total time in title bar option makes you know how much time do you need to finish this track.

Now it supported formats are mp3, OGG, WAV, FLAC, AAC, MP4 and CD. This is a completely free audiobook reader for windows and you should have a try.

Free Audio Reader

free audio reader

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Supported OS: Windows

The Free Audio Reader is a simple and lightweight audiobook player for Windows. There is no installation requirement. Double click “FAR.exe” to open it. Click on the “file” button at the upper-left, then click on “open” to choose the audio books from your computer. Once the audio books has been loaded, you will see them in the playlist column with author, album, track number, title, year, genre and comments displayed. You are also allowed to change the information in tags. But the best feature is “TextRead” which enables you upload a text file from your PC and have the software read it aloud.

The bookmark option will allow you mark the book as .fbm file so that you can restart from the bookmarking place next time.

For now, it can pay MP3, WMA, WAV, MID, FSB, FBM, FFS, FSB, and TXT files. However, all playlist will go when you close this program. You have to add the audiobooks each time when you run this software.

My Audiobook Reader

my audiobook reader

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Supported OS: Windows

The designer wrote this program to read MP3 audio books with speed/pitch control and file bookmark ability. Actually, he did it. The Audiobook Reader allows you to change the volume, pitch and voice speed of the playback. It also displays the playlist, and track progress, and play list progress. Below the playlist, you can see these buttons—play/pause/stop/save list/load list/add files/clear list. It also contains a row of special buttons which allow you to skip from the start to the end or go forward or back 10 and 60seconds. It will reload the last book where you left off upon startup unless you clear the list.

For now, mp3 is the only supported format. You do not have to install this audiobook reader to your computer, just have to unpack the Zip file to a directory of your choice and place a shortcut to the "My Audiobook Reader.exe" file onto your desktop.

iTunes

iTunes

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iTune is the best way to organize and enjoy the muisc and TV, but it can do more than that. It’s also a good audiobook player. We can not say it’s the best one, but we have to admit it’s the most beautiful one. With the very pretty interface, it also can manage your audiobooks by artists, albums, songs, or genres which will allow you to find the audiobook you want to read much quickly.

For listening audiobooks on iTune, you can buy audio books through the App store, or add your own audio books by clicking “file-add file to library/add folders to library”. You can also browse to select the media file or enter the title in the search bar at the upper right.

For now, it supports these formats: MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG-4, AAC and Apple Lossless. However, it will never remember the stop place when you open the iTunes next time.

Trout

Trout

Supported OS: Windows

Trout is a small, lightweight, portable and freeware audiobook player with extensive format support. Now it can support many kinds of formats, such as AIFF, AIF, AIFC, MP1, MP2, MP3, OGA, OGG, WAV, MO3, XM, MOD, S3M, IT, MTM and so on. It has customized hotkey system. There are several different play modes--play file, play list, repeat file, repeat list, random, shuffle. The play controls let you play, pause, stop, go to next file, browse to previous file, play first file, and play last file. Track announcements is special design for audiobooks.

Last.fm and Libre.fm scrobbling support is also available in this software. Lyrics window enables you search lyrics from LyricWiki.org.

Since this is a portable software, there is no installation requirements. Bookmark feature is missing in this software.

Conclusion

I hope with all these totally free audiobooks players for Windows, you can enjoy your audiobook at your leisure time. I cannot tell which one is the best, but you can tell us which one meets your taste in comments.

If you have ever purchased Audible audiobooks but want to play them with above mentioned audiobook player for Windows, you need to convert your Audible audiobooks to mp3 with Epubor Audible Converter.

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10/22/2017 03:12:47
Really good app I love it
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01/3/2018 08:43:49

I am looking for an app that will allow me to download audio books to an external hard drive, while still allowing me to listen to them. I cannot have hundreds of files on my pc, because I do not have mush space.

What are some better options over Audible? I ask because I selected to download my books to my external hard drive and it is taking up space on my pc regardless. I also cannot find where the books are being downloaded on my pc. When I try to use the files from my hard rive, they apparently do not exists.

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01/4/2018 16:34:57

First of all, can you tell us where did you get the audiobook? Do you get them from Audible or just download some free audiobooks from some free websites? Then we may figure out which one is the best one for you.

Also what do you mean that " when I try to use the files from my harddrive, they apparently do not exists"?Are you sure you have these books downloaded successfully? If yes, you should figure the default path of these download files. Then you can find it easily next time.


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04/9/2019 04:40:41

Better to use a USB flash drive! Color code or number to keep track of what is on it via companion spread sheet data correlation file.

I purchased for $40 125Gigs but Microsoft will steal about 300Megs to align USB to system. Can not prevent this. Those who tried to bypass this have memory issues and lose data.

Playing a file while also transferring it can be done. My advise delay play of audio book for 30-40 seconds before play.  Most computers built after 2013 will transfer the file in under 3-4 minutes for even the largest audio books. Example: Founding Fathers a rather long audio book too 2:44 to transfer to USB which I can play on any devise including my Smartphone.

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04/26/2019 00:42:25
That's not how memory works, you imbecile.
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04/26/2019 07:31:17

If you were referring to Microsoft stealing space on the USB stick, Then you again are a moron.

Windows requires USB shareware software to allow information sharing between USB stick and Computer. As to which version of the software used by Microsoft, it depends on system you are running as there are about 8 different ones used.

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12/24/2018 06:17:15
I'm looking for programs. App's are for mobile telephones, ipads and such, no mather what Microsoft and others try to confuse users with.
So we who still hangs on chance as positive and risk as negative, are lost when people name programs as app's.
Thank you for not being one of those airheads.
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04/26/2019 07:27:36

Talk about being a total moronic idiot. Do you even realize the stupidity of your own statement?

The question was about storage and ease of use concerning audio book files which are nothing more than common media files.  

The question was how to transfer to other devises with out issues. The most simple solution is with a USB Stick! Transfer the media file to the USB and open it in the other devise. Easy peasy!

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05/2/2019 10:23:20
Another option is not to transfer the audio files at all!  AudioWeb by MollieSoft lets you keep the audio files on your PC, and runs a personal web server allowing you to access the audio files in any web browser on any device: iPhone, iPad, Android, etc. The web interface has unlimited bookmarks, and an explorer and search facility.
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