Download Ambling BookPlayer Pro apk 2.13 free for Android smartphone

22 Oct
Ambling BookPlayer Pro

Posted by Ambling Books in Books & Reference | Oct. 22, 2011 | 67 Comments

Apk file size: 1.6 MB

The premium player for listening to audio books.

Download thousands of free audio books from, or purchase best selling mp3 audio book titles, or listen to audio books that you already own. Never lose your place in an audiobook again thanks to the undo/redo bookmarking system.

Unlike music players which include audio book functionality as an add on, the Ambling BookPlayer is designed from the ground up to be an audiobook player. The Ambling BookPlayer offers unique features designed to make audio book listening easy, frustration-free and uncomplicated for everyone:

* Never lose your place again. Fully automatic bookmarking for every book, with a revolutionary intelligent bookmark history system that lets you undo or redo any change in your listening position. You can also view and return to hundreds of previous listening positions, effortlessly returning exactly to your past points of listening.

* Audio file management is completely automatic and hidden. All audio file transitions are seamless and invisible, and can even occur mid-chapter without you being aware of the transition. For books downloaded using the player you don't ever need to know the names of the audio files, how many there are, or which file is currently playing.

* Enjoy content using familiar Chapter divisions, not arbitrary file limits. Navigate and track your current position in both the chapter and the book.

* The library provides an uncluttered view of your Books (not the files). It also groups books by Series, and plays the books in a series in the correct sequence.

* The clean interface is focused on audiobook listening. Quickly jump back when you need to listen to something again. Bookmark all the locations you want to remember with optional text or audio notes. Sleep timer makes night time listening easy.

* Finding and listening to good audiobooks is simple and easy. You pick the book and the player automatically downloads it from the Ambling Books site ready for listening.

* Use Bluetooth car stereo systems and Bluetooth headphones to listen and control the audio playback. You just need to have your phone in your pocket.

* Create multiple bookmarks to easily return to any place in the book. You can include optional labels, text notes and/or audio notes with your bookmarks.

The Ambling BookPlayer will quickly become your favorite player.

Whats new

    Fixed a problem where the BlueTooth media buttons could revert back to the default music player after another application temporarily took the audio focus.
    When deleting audio files the .nomedia and image files are now removed, and the directory is deleted if it is empty.
    An issue where starting the player sometimes went to the library screen instead of the play controls for the current book was fixed.

Ambling Books part of our Books & Reference and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Oct. 22, 2011. Google play rating is 87.2998. Current verison is 2.13. Actual size 1.6 MB.

Download ambling-bookplayer-pro.apk 1.6 MB


Sir Spence

A Masterpiece I have used this app since I bought my brand new SGS1. And even now on my Z2 it is brilliant, a multitude of features than mean I never miss an important plot point or funny moment. For future development I would love to see this replacing my podcast player with the ability to download from iTunes or RSS feeds as there just isn't a good podcast app out there.

Alan H. Jordan

It works and does everything I want I have bought and installed this program on 2 phones and a Kindle Fire HD. I use it almost every day. It starts and stops when I plug it in and out of my car radio. It lets me set bookmarks-audio and written. It lets me jump ahead and back up. It has a sleep function. The controls are easy to use. I wish it had a variable speed control so I could listen to some books at 125% -150% of their recorded speed, but outside of that, it's perfect for me, and I've used the program for over four years.

Jon Atkinson

Flawless and rock solid I use it to listen to podcasts, The Economist, etc. while commuting and doing chores. The large number of options are intimidating at first, but they provide the flexibility to use the app in exactly the way I want. For example, I press the "back" button in my car to rewind 15 seconds, and the "forward" button to skip ahead 1 minute. Note: if your phone doesn't have a menu button, try holding down the home button to display the menu.

Willis Butcher

Android 4.4.4 Changes I no longer get the preferences option in Android 4.4.4 on my Samsung Galaxy S5. Also when I leave the player there is no exit option. I have to restart the phone to get the player to fully exit. I like this player, please update the App.

Leighton Duffin

Almost perfect. Overall I love this app. Easy to add my own books, great control over listening. The only thing I wish I could do is speed up the audio to 1.25 or 1.5 percent. If it had this it'd be perfect.

A Google User

Just perfect This app me to use my own mp3 audio books and it naturally keeps my place in many books at once.I really like that I can group a series of books together so they will play one after another as if they are one book. I do find it a little awkward to slide to a particular place in a file although it is very easy to jump to a place.

A Google User

Solid, simple, and functional This is a well-designed app that I have been using for at least a year or two without ever having any serious complaints. I use it daily driving to and from work and it never fails me!

Daian Johnson

Good, but... Good app, among best in audiobook players, if not the best. Missing more sharing feature and the one that is present, Facebook integration doesn't work: can get past ,,allow,, - crashes everytime.

Christian Belsvik

No menu Been using this app on my previous phones, and love it. Now i have the newest HTC One, and there is no menu button, so i cant add audio books and listen to them.

A Google User

I recommend Astro Player Nova instead! At least until Ambling gets around to adding audio speed control as requested SO many times. I might consider coming back then but I doubt it. Uninstalled.

A Google User

Excellent app, does everything I need Excellent app, does everything I need for listening to books and podcasts. Remembers my stoping point which is great. Gets better all the time.

A Google User

Great App! This is a great app! I always recommend it to fellow travelers, because it is so smart... I've listened to maybe 100-150 free books and maybe 30-50 paid using this app.. Love it!

Helga Sigrun

Needs major upgrade. In all of the time that I've owned this reader..... over 2 years it still has the same and very annoyingly cumbersome loading system. Each book file has to be loaded manually. It won't read and load the files into the library automatically, which is pretty antiquated. Apart from that it would be a good reader.

A Google User

Needs update I loved this app, but it hasn't been upated since 2011 and hasn't kept up with Android OS updates. Doesn't respond to pause on car system or headset. Galaxy S5.

A Google User

Great app! 5 stars if we could simply delete more than 1 audio file (multiselect) from an audiobook at a time. It's inconvenient to individually delete two or more files.

A Google User

The best I've tried (I've tried almost all) I have tried most of the music players that claim to do audiobooks well, and this is far-and-away the best. It does almost anything I ever want to do, and with a well-thought-out and intuitive interface. The automatic bookmark system is especially good; that's a little ironic because, unlike all the others I've tried, this one seems to almost never lose its place, thus making auto bookmarks less necessary. I could see how good it would be from the free app, but the pro was worth the money--for me especially for the sleep timer. (Droid X)

steffi winkle

Love it but.. bought the pro version for the sleep timer and still don't have the option?! Samsung 5 and don't see a difference between the free version and this one. Can someone help please?!

Jesse Adams

Used to be the best Hasn't advanced with new android features. Needs notification controls and lockscreen controls and gestures. Nevermind Listen Audiobook player has all of that and was a dollar. Had to move on.

A Google User

Great selections. I've "read" more books in the last year than I have in the previous 5 years .

Geoffrey Bennett

Still doesn't work for me The menu button does not exist on this version. You cannot load books from the SD card or phone memory. You can download books from Ambling, but that's it. I was using the iPhone version which does allow loading books from memory, so this version is a big disappointment.

A Google User

Perfection!!! I've been listening to audiobooks since the late 80's. Just burned out my 3rd Zen mp3 player. Hesitated @ the price but after using Ambling I can absolutely say it is the Mac Daddy for audiobook enjoyment! Superb! Fantastic! Beautiful! Buy it!

A Google User

Love this app!!! This is the best audiobook app ever. It remembers where I leave off, I can set bookmarks and many other specifics in the settings. I can load one or several audiobooks and I am always ready to listen. LOVE THIS APP!

Neil Medlen

ambling bookplayer pro brilliant app have been using it for a long time and wouldn't use anything else

jeremy sanders

First app I ever paid for After using the free version for a while, I figured they deserved some money from me for giving me hours of fun and quality. I have recommended and turned several friends on to this app. Thanks and keep up the great work!

A Google User

Great reader! Good player and excellent bookmarks! Though I'd like more options to other than touching screen to go back/move ahead, like using volume controls. Otherwise, great "reads" and great selection.

A Google User

Use it daily I feel like I cheated the dev I use it so much! He is very responsive. Best app I ever bought.

Daniel Kelly

Very good Works very well. Need to add narration speed control and lock screen controls.

Julie M

Love it! This player is easy to use. Been using for years with no problems. Love that removing headphones pauses and plugging back in resumes.

A Google User

Update need. Just wondering if they are going to continue supporting this app. The menu structure desperately needs updating. Great app otherwise.

Rodolfo Rocha

Doesn't work on Note4 Love the app on other phones, but doesn't work on note 4. That's weak sauce!

A Google User

Widget Widget needs update. It forgets which book is playing so that when playing is pushed it takes you into your library. Defeats the purposes of an easy access widget.

Eugene Brushchenko

Used to be the best until Listen Player came out... Update. After trying the new Listen Player here on Play I will not come back to Ambling Pro.....Listen player has the cleanest interface I have ever seen and many more options then Ambing...

Sharon Daniels

Absolutely Perfect! Even after Years of use! I'm still 100% Happy! I use it ALL the time. I bought the Pro years ago. I have been 100% happy with it. Thanks for this perfect audio player an library. I'm bed bound ALOT an this let's me travel in my God Bless!

ian neely

Excellent book reader. I'm very surprised this still does not have lock-screen controls.

A Google User

Average I have been happy with this player overall. It has the sleep timer which I need. Unfortunately if you want to add a book from SD card it is extremely not user friendly. Guys work on your UI the buttons on top are not intuitive. The other thing is playback pauses when in the background and I have to constantly switch back to ambling application and play again. As I said AVERAGE. I have seen better.

A Google User

The software download stalls after 3 seconds & cancels. Every other app on mySE Xperia X10i d'loads fine. Annoyed, because i loved the free version.

Joanne Siriska

Amblingbook Won't Work On Phone I have been using Amblingbook Pro for some time now on my tablet and absolutely love it. I recently downloaded the pro app to my phone but for some reason it just won't work. I am unable to load my audio files to the player as there is not menu button, no option to add from sd card. It's unfortunate, cause this is a great app, but apparently not for the phones

A Google User

Use it all the time, best audiobook player I have tried.

A Google User

Love it EVO 4 g. Can't get bluetooth to work

A Google User

Ambling BookPlayer Pro Love it! Nothing even comes close. Works great on Droid X. Spent hours trying out others. Don't bother! $8.99 is a steal for this user-friendly app.

Игорь Дьяконов

... Time to redesign app and add new features, e.g. multiple folder handling while adding books, hi res ui, tablet layout and so on.

Пользователь Google

...zzZz Hey wake up! We have 2012, Android 4 and tablets already. No new hires design, no Russian localization, no tablet update. No changes at all for more than half a year!

Пользователь Google

! Please add a speed reading. Play faster or slower.

A Google User

No menu button... ... and without it you can't load books into the library or pretty much anything else either. Used it for years on my older phone that had a built-in menu button and loved it. I'll have to find something else now.

A Google User

Use it daily. Best app ever! I feel like I cheated the dev I use it so much! He is very responsive. Best app I ever bought.

A Google User

Not supported on Samsung Note phones No menu button on phones means the program is bricked. Been over a year with no solution...

Jesse Adams

Used to be the best Hasn't advanced with new android features. Needs notification controls and lockscreen controls and gestures. Nevermind Listen Audiobook player has all of that and was a dollar. Had to move on.

Mike M

No menu button... ... and without it you can't load books into the library or pretty much anything else either. Used it for years on my older phone that had a built-in menu button and loved it. I'll have to find something else now.

Darin K

Does all it needs to do and does it well. If you have mp3 audio books this is the app you need. Load file sets, include images for the cover and build your library. Playback options highly customizable. Don't loose your spot again!

David Shuler

Poorly formatted Excellent app functionally, but poorly formatted for LG G4. No menu button available to let you switch to library or close the app. EDIT customer team provided a work around to access the menu.

Pete Foreman

Been using this all for years I have had this all on every device for years and used it to play my mp3 book collection from audio book bay it works flawlessly and has a really good sleep and bookmark function.

A Google User

Excellent Even after all these years this is still the only one I use.

leaann hagedorn

Great app Love this app, however one complaint I will make is that you can never end your session. I always have to go to task manager and force stop. Another criticism is that once you choose not to post to Facebook there's no way to change that option if you'd like to post/ share your book. If those two things were fixed it would be perfect. Love all the free classics.

A Google User

Great App! This is a great app! I always recommend it to fellow travelers, because it is so smart... I've listened to maybe 100-150 free books and maybe 30-50 paid using this app.. Love it!

Ragnarok Keane

Won't work on galaxy s7 I love this app, it has gotten me through many many hours of mindless work. However, it won't work on my new galaxy s7. I don't have a menu button, and it won't load the bookstore. Please help me, I purchased this app because I love everything about it, and I would really like to keep using it on my new phone. I will change the rating back to 5 stars when and if the changes occur.

A Google User

MENU Button Found... Arg. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and no available MENU button to touch, so this app was unusable until I scrolled through the ratings congress and read to longhold back button. This should just be stated within the app where it says "Library is empty. Press MENU button to add books." 4 stars otherwise; 5 stars if we could change play speed.

Kenny Simmons


A Google User

Too bad the web site had to close. Now that Ambling have shuttered their book selling site, I wish they could make this player integrate with other book providers like Downpour. Downpour seems to be the next-best option for drm-free books, but the Downpour app really sucks. If I could use Ambling player with Downpour books, without having to spend an hour futzing with mp3 files and folders and metadata manually, that would be heaven.

A Google User

Best audiobook app ever!! I've been using this app for more than a year now, and although I've tried others as well, i ALWAYS return to this one. Yes, this is a very specialized player, with a ton of advanced functions, and so you need to spend a few minutes understanding what this app can do for you. However, it quickly pays off, and like I said, in my personal opinion there is no better player around.

A Google User

My favorite for trips! This is a great app. I love to listen to books while exercising, working in the yard, or traveling. I've caught up on some classics that I had never read. Easy to use and performs as expected.

Orion Jacoby

Update required Does not function properly on Android 6.0 marshmallow. Write permission changes in marshmallow require apps to be upgraded for compatibility. PLEASE FIX MY FAVORITE APP!

A Google User

Love - but needs Speed I agree with emma. I love this app, but I'm here looking for an app with that can increase the narrator speed for my non-Audible audiobooks.

A Google User

Multiple bookmarks is great It is great that it keeps track of many books. Other apps loose track and are very frustrating if I need to switch.

Brian Casey

Great features, but needs lock-screen controls This app has all the bells and whistles I wanted, with one glaring exception: it doesn't come with lock-screen/notification area controls. Audible has many short-comings, but it comes with lock-screen controls that let you pause and resume your book from the lock screen and notification bar, without having to unlock your phone and then bring the app forward first. At this app's price-point, it should have every user convenience.

A Google User

Paid Paid for this app but for some reason wont work on my phone. Just hear fuzzy talking but other things a clear as day so I know its not the phone:(

emmanuel fernandez

Good app Needs improvements with Bluetooth headphones as KT tends to freeze and kick you out every few minutes or so.

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