An audiobook is a recorded book that can be played on a computer or mobile device.
Here are the different audiobook formats that may be available to you when you borrow an audiobook from your library or school:
- OverDrive Listen audiobooks play right in your web browser. No software or downloads are required.
- OverDrive Listen has features like notes & highlights, bookmarks, a sleep timer, and variable playback speed that let you customize your listening experience.
- Your listening progress, notes, and bookmarks are stored in the cloud, so you can always pick up where you left off no matter what device you're using.
- You can return OverDrive Listen audiobooks early (before the end of the lending period) as long as you haven't also downloaded the MP3 version of the audiobook.
- Learn more about getting started with OverDrive Listen, including what devices and browsers work best with it.
- You can download and listen to MP3 audiobooks using any version of the OverDrive app (including OverDrive for Windows, Mac, Chromebook, and mobile devices).
- Most versions of the OverDrive app (desktop and mobile) have features like bookmarks, a sleep timer, and variable playback speed that let you customize your listening experience.
- If you can't install the OverDrive app on your device (for example, if you're using an iPod shuffle or MP3 player), you can transfer MP3 audiobooks from a Windows or Mac computer to your device using OverDrive for Windows or Mac.
- MP3 audiobooks are compatible with most devices, including Macs and Apple devices.
- You can burn MP3 audiobooks to CDs using OverDrive for Windows or Mac.
- You can return MP3 audiobooks early (before the end of the lending period) through the OverDrive app (except on Macs).