Listen to audiobooks in Apple Books

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

If you can't find an audiobook purchase

If you bought an audiobook and can't find it in your Library, redownload your audiobook.

To find the latest version of an audiobook that you haven't purchased yet, use the search bar. From here, you can purchase the audiobook.


Find and buy audiobooks on your iPhone

  1. Open the Books app.
  2. Tap Audiobooks at the bottom of the screen.
  3. From here, you can explore new and featured audiobooks.
    The Browse Sections button on iPhone or iPod touchIf you want to browse genres and book store sections, tap Browse Sections at the top of the screen. If you want to find a specific audiobook, tap Search at the bottom of the screen.
  4. To buy the audiobook, tap the price.

Find and buy audiobooks on your iPad or Mac

  1. Open the Books app.
  2. Tap or click Audiobook Store in the sidebar.
    The Audiobook Store tab in the sidebar on Mac
  3. If you want to browse for an audiobook, tap or click Browse Sections.
    The Browse Sections button at the top of the page in the Books app on MacIf you want to search for a specific audiobook, use the search box.
  4. To buy the audiobook, tap or click the price.

How to find digital booklets

Some audiobooks are sold with supplemental PDFs called digital booklets. To find your digital booklets:

  1. Open the Books app and start listening to an audiobook.
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, tap the Table of Contents icon  at the bottom of your screen. On your Mac, click the Table of Contents icon  in the Now Playing bar at the top of the window.
  3. Tap or click View included PDF.

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.


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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