Listen to audiobooks in Apple Books

Learn how to buy and download audiobooks, and how to control the audio playback.

Find and buy audiobooks

In the Audiobooks Store, you can purchase audiobooks and listen to samples.

Find and buy audiobooks on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Apple Books app.
  2. Tap the Audiobooks tab at the bottom of the screen.
  3. From here, you can explore new and featured audiobooks.
    The Books app on iPhone showing the Browse Sections button on the Audiobooks tab.To see all genres and book store sections, tap Browse Sections at the top of the screen. Or to find a specific audiobook, tap the Search tab at the bottom of the screen.
  4. To buy the audiobook, tap the price.

If you purchased an audiobook but it looks like you haven’t bought it in the Book Store, redownload the audiobook.

Find and buy audiobooks on your Mac

  1. Open the Apple Books app.
  2. Click Audiobook Store.
    In the Books app on your Mac, you can click Audiobook Store in the sidebar.
  3. To browse for an audiobook, click Browse Sections.
    The Browse Sections button at the top of the page in the Books app on Mac.Or to search for a specific audiobook, use the search box at the top of the screen.
  4. To buy the audiobook, click the price.
     

Control audio playback

Skip to a chapter, change the speed, set a sleep timer, and more. Learn how to control playback on your iPhone or control playback on your Mac.


How to find digital booklets

Some audiobooks are sold with supplemental PDFs called digital booklets. To find your digital booklets on your Mac, open the Books app, then click PDFs.


Discover more ways to listen

In Japan, you can search, buy, and download audiobooks from the Browse section of the Book Store tab. Audiobooks are not available in all countries and regions. Learn what's available in your country or region.

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