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Audiobook Reader - Turn ebooks into Audiobooks

Introducing the Good e-Reader Audiobook Reader that turns any eBook into an audiobook! This is the first Android app in the world that forgoes the standard text to speech engine and employs Amazon Polly, which is what Alexa is built on. It will read all of your e-Books aloud. While you are reading, the text in the eBook is highlighted in real time, so you can follow along or simply listen on your smartphone or tablet. You can side-load in your own EPUB/MOBI/PRC/FB2 books into your device and choose from over 28 different languages.

Individual audio books sold by companies like Audible, Kobo and Google are expensive; you will pay on average between $25 to $45 per title. If you like to listen to audiobooks while going to sleep or working out, it can become a very expensive habit. Good e-Reader is different, you can load in any ebook and it will be read aloud by the best voice assistant in the world.

Amazon Polly is the premier voice assistant in tech; it is what the Amazon Echo is based on. Polly sounds more natural than SIRI or Google Voice Assistant. Polly is the perfect narration tool for readers who want their books read aloud and don’t want the standard robotic voice that breaks reading immersion. Good e-Reader is the first Android app that employs Polly in this manner.

Key Features

• Turn any eBook into an audiobook
• Immersion Reading: Text is highlighted when the audiobook is playing.
• Audio Narration available in over 28 different languages and 12 male & female voices.
• Collection Management.
• Dynamic Home Screen: Keeps track of all of your ebooks.
• Built in file manager to import in your favorite Books or use Dropbox or Google drive.
• Supported eBook formats: EPUB, MOBI, PRC, FB2, PDF.
• Bright and Vibrant eBook cover art.
• Customize the way you read. Enjoy crisp, clear text in the size and style you prefer. Try Night Mode to make reading easier on your eyes before bedtime.
• Easy navigation with quick touch actions and a large visual interface.
• High quality mp3 sound.
• A better reading experience than Moon+ Reader, FBREADER, Aldiko, Cool Reader, AlReader, Nook, or Laputa.

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO

• Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
• Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
• Artemis by Andy Weir
• The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
• Timeline: A Novel by Michael Crichton

UPGRADE TO PREMIUM

Good e-Reader is a free app and your support allows us to keep on enhancing the app with new features. A one time fee of $9.99 grants you access to:

• Remove all advertisements from the home screen and Audio Player.
• Cloud Storage: Bring your library with you to as many devices as you want, including smartphones and tablets. Your reading position and library is preserved. Load once, read anywhere. Cloud Sync needs access to your Google Drive account.

FAQ

What languages do you support?

We support Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian,
Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Swedish, Turkish, Welsh.

Best way to use Amazon Polly?

If you want to use the Polly system I recommend not using it as soon as you load the book, or it will read everything. Click on Chapter 1 from the table of contents or scroll down to a body of text so Polly can begin speaking properly.

So I can sideload in my EPUB or MOBI DRM-Free books and it will be read aloud?

This is a core tenant on why we spent six months developing the Audiobook Reader. We do not want to lock you into a walled garden or give you any restrictions. You can have your books read aloud or you can just read them.

What is Next?

We are working on the app playing in the background when your phone or tablets screen is sleeping. Anyone interested in this functionality please update to PRO to get it done faster.

Learn more about the app - https://audioreader.goodereader.com/

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Reviews (30)

Mik. R. May 4, 2019     

I tried this app out and ended up having to uninstall it first the good. there are plenty of different voices to use for the text to speech and they do sound very natural. the customization is decent but not great. second the bad. some books would not load even though they were the same format. frequently losing place in book after closing. hasn't been updated in over a year. also does not work text to speech with screen off.

nik. Oct 18, 2020     

Text to speech alone, this app is amazing with the selection of voices and just how better the narrations are compared to similar apps. The problem is quality of life features are still lacking... the app is bare-bones. Devs please add a search function so I can jump into the chapter I left off not everyone will use your app and start with a fresh book. If it's there (the search function) please make it easier for user to find and use it.

Dan. L. Oct 16, 2018     

Voices are fantastic, better than any other text to speech reader out there, but there are a few down sides - 1- the reader sometimes reads a whole paragraph, and then moves on to the second sentence and carries on from there - resulting in most of the paragraph being repeated 2- the app periodically crashes for no reason 3 - the reader stops at the end of each chapter rather than continuing to the next. If these 3 issues could be fixed I would definitely pay for premium, the voice narration is so good for a tts engine. The app also does not continue reading when the phone is locked, and the voice speed can't be changed - these would be great features on the premium version but not as much of a problem as the 3 issues above

Fad. Y. May 12, 2019     

The only strength of this app is the usage of Amazon Polly TTS engine, which is one of a kind among eReaders. However, the weaknesses are numerous; 1. Primitive text reader; buggy, unstable, and unreliable 2. Poor import functions; doesn't do TTS from PDF files 3. Unintuitive user interface; inconsistent display of book collections 4. Poor support; the app hasn't been updated for more than a year since its release 5. The TTS speech controls are limited; no controls for speed or pitch

R. D. Jul 8, 2020     

Very promising app as it allows using Amazon Polly voices. The main downside is there doesn't seem to be a way to change the playback speed which is really important. Changing voices seems to be a bit buggy as well. It doesn't look like it's been updated in a while, but hopefully development continues.

Omn. G. Sep 20, 2018     

Ads and bad interface would be forgivable if it worked. Not only are all the voices so robotic and difficult to listen to as they pronounce even the simplest words terribly, But they dont read half the book! every book has them read a paragraph or so then skip 2- 3 paragraphs at a time picking up again at a random spot. If you like to have your books read to you by microsoft sam cutting out large sections at random, then this is the app for you.

Ruz. Aug 7, 2019     

excellent concept, works when you freshly open the app... until the voice reaches an image in the document in which the voice will cut out and the app will either crash or do nothing and you'll have to close and reopen it to get it functioning again. this renders the app basically useless for 90% of my books since they all have images and formatting that will cause it to just hang up on the voice or make it very difficult to navigate/listen to. I wil give it a second chance if I see it updated

Uri. F. Jan 28, 2019     

I'm giving 5 stars for the utilisation of Amazon Polly text to speech synthesis. The voices are very natural sounding and I absolutely love that; especially the British voice, Amy, which I personally think sounds just like a real person would when narrating a book. The only downside is that it does seem that this app is still in early development with bugs here and there, the books I import into it end up disappearing after I exit the app and I have to reimport them. But still great job!

B. S. Aug 24, 2020     

It's a good app. The voices are really great. But their are some things that just don't work for me. For example when I go into table of contents and try to select a chapter to jump to it doesn't work. Also Everytime I close out the app it doesn't save the place where I was reading. So for example if I was on chapter 10 it would jump back to chapter 3. And since the table of contents doesn't work I have to scroll all the way to where I was. It's really annoying.

Chr. B. Aug 26, 2021     

I just paid for the pro version hoping to be able to use Polly. While I can get one of the installed books that come with the app to read aloud, it is difficult to get started. When I import one of my epub books I can't get the voices to read at all. I can only read the text. No voice works. I paid for the upgrade and I am considerably miffed big time!

Joe. S. Jan 28, 2020     

Useful app with issues. Hangs up when it's reading to you when you hit an image or a reference link. I wish when you select a voice it stays selected, maybe have a default voice choice. Other than those main issues I like it. I am still waiting on them to add the background reading function so I can turn off the screen and listen.

Ang. V. Oct 6, 2018     

Excellent array of voices to choose from however needs to be more user friendly. Constant crashes made me keep losing my place. Also would prefer continual speech, every time the chapter ended I had to click next and then press play again. This made it difficult when I was listening to an ebook in the car.

Nic. D. Jun 17, 2021     

Good, but needs work. - increasing font size doesn't work - increasing margin adds extra space between paras - voices work well, but pausing is buggy and skips one or two paragraphs ahead - app doesn't remember which books were imported / reading position. Considering the price and voice quality, the app is good but needs working through for the bugs above. I can't find any other apps using Amazon Polly, apart from Evie, which is more expensive

Kat. m. Apr 25, 2019     

there are three things wrong with it 1. can you make it easier to find my books 2. it won't read in the background it turns off everytime I try to 3. and this is the biggest one it reads for a little while and then it starts highlighting and moving really fast like it's actually reading something but it's not

T. Y. Mar 17, 2022     

It's currently broken. It'll read a handful of paragraphs and then just stop reading and start skipping paragraphs. Needs ways to go back to previous lines (fast forward and rewind), and also needs a way to continue reading into the next chapter of the book. This app hasn't gotten the updates other TTS apps have, so I'm not super hopeful.

Jer. J. Aug 5, 2020     

I don't want to buy books, I have an endless supply through my library app OverDrive, I have 2 libraries connected to that! I'm an avid reader, but having trouble staying focused. Been trying to read the same 3 books for 2-3 years, so frustrating. If you could help please do! Thank you for making an app like this!😊 Wow, last updated May 2018! I'll just simplify, & uninstall. Hoping to get better results guidance from actual original ( I think?) App. Thanks

Min. C. Jun 14, 2021     

I think it's still in the early phase of production. The voices are very nice to listened to,, however not all actually working. Not very much I can say about the visual other than it is very simple. The reading program however often lagging,, took a long silence before reading, or stop allsoever. We also can't really set up the reading experience, such as where we want to begin read etc. Also,, sometimes it jumped back to paragraph it's already read,, only to read random lines. Thanks eitherway

vic. N. Mar 3, 2022     

Very good App. Downside is that it does not carry on from where you left.. Each time you have to scroll and try to remember where you left off. Has nice selection of reading voices to choose from.

Emm. M. Mar 22, 2019     

90% of the time it just loads a blank screen instead of my epub which works fine in other apps. also there is no way to skip ahead and it doesn't remember where I left off. speed controls would be nice too. they read too slowly.

Jah. K. Sep 27, 2020     

I am a book reader and loves reading book but these days I don't have much time so listening to the books is the best. And really The voices are lifelike and beautiful and it also uses Amazon Polly. only complaint is that it doesn't support offline. I mean it doesn't have any offline feature at all. Other than that it's realy good.

Amy. H. S. Apr 27, 2021     

Terrible, as soon as I get in, it says "please accept permission to make the app perform good" word for word written like that. If that wasn't sketchy enough, it then asked to modify my system settings. I think this app was abandoned then taken over by viruses or hackers. This company is known for not following up on promises, see their e-reader issues. Stay away!!!!!

The. S. Jan 23, 2019     

fantastic app, awesome interface, bad features, i would love it if instead of one scrollable page, you can change the pages to flip sideways like a real book, reading rate cannot be altered as well and you can't fastforward or rewind readings, it sucks, asides that, it is a fantastic app and there is room for growth.

Joh. T. Nov 9, 2018     

The voices sound great, but there was no way to change the speed. What I don't like is that I cant read any of the books I get from Amazon or the play store. Also when tts is turned on it would be nice if sentences were hihlighted and move along with the speaker.

val. Jan 15, 2021     

It's pretty decent. I like it. Although, what I hate is that whenever I exit the app or turn my phone off, the audio stops. It would be better if it were like Spotify or Sound Cloud.

Phi. J. Apr 18, 2021     

The audio reader app which is supposed to "turn any ebook into an audio book" did not work from the start, not with the few ebooks that came with the app, not with a pdf ebook that I imported. It imported and displayed the pdf nicely. But it is promoted as Audiobook Reader.

Oph. B. Mar 12, 2021     

The voice is nice but the app is glitchy. It stops at the end of chapters and won't continue, and seems to randomly repeat passages for no reason. Very disruptive listening experience.

Dom. s. Aug 23, 2021     

Easy app to use. Though I wish I could change the speed on how the story is read, pick and choose where I want it to read and it didn't repeat what it has already read. Other than that I would have said this one was perfect

Pab. Nov 27, 2018     

This seriously need an option to choose the paragraphs to read, specially since it fails to load many times and skips entire paragraphs forcing me to close the book and start again, since I can't make it go back.

the. 1. Jul 9, 2019     

terrible, as others said the voices are awesome. the app itself is bug riddled and junk. doesn't import files. doesn't let you change the voice half the time. ridiculous. what a shame.

Bre. W. Jan 3, 2019     

App hasn't been updated in months, paid to support the developers because the app had promise. I was really looking forward to an easy and reliable way to use Amazon Polly, this isn't it. This could be really great, but needs developer commitment. Disappointed!