Audiobooks

It would be nice to listening to audiobooks in spotify

Updated: 2015-11-17

Hello!
First of, as mentioned in the comments: There are a lot of audiobooks already available on Spotify.
More and more will get added every day.

Regarding this idea topic here: it has been submitted a while ago but unfortunately hasn't gathered enough kudos (50 per year) to stay active in the ideas exchange. In order to keep an overview of the active & recent ideas in this forum, we will close this idea for now. However this does not mean that your idea has been declined by Spotify.

If you still feel strongly about your request, we encourage you to post your idea in a little different form again! Maybe now is the right time to receive the support of our community for your suggestion! ;)

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Comments
blau
Concert VIP

This would be awesome.

But they should be seperated from the music. So you can search for a new Audiobook without having to watch out what is a book and what is a song.

Moderator
Moderator

There are a couple of things available at the moment already.

 

One of our Community members, Afront, has made a list of these here: http://pansentient.com/2011/06/audio-books-and-fiction-on-spotify/

 

Enjoy.

Trident
Music Lover
Mybe be a part of tunigo
Jasonx
Music Lover

Richard pointed out one great link with some audio books on Spotify, here are some others:

 

Sherlock Holmes stories:   28 Sherlock Holmes Spotify Audio Books

 

This next one has Edgar Allen Poe, HP Lovecraft, etc: Spooky Stories Poems and Performances on Spotify

 

A bunch of Shakespeare: Shakespeare Plays, Sonnetts on Spotify

 

And 21 Classic Audio Books on Spotify

 

 

So, there are some audio books, radio performances and such on Spotify. Maybe what we need is two things:

 

1) More of them, and newer stuff

 

2) An easier way of finding them (it's almost impossible to find this stuff in the Spotify search)

Community Legend

Thanks for that link Richard, only just spotted it :p

 

I've made several failed attempts to persaude Big Finish (who make high-quality TV tie-in and SF audio dramas) to test out the waters on Spotify, but they say it's not a platform that would suit them. Real shame that, I'm certain there are lots of Doctor Who fans who use Spotify but have never bought one of the Big Finish CDs!

bw
Regular

Ya, it's nice to listen to an audiobook when studying, and it would be convenient if they were well organized. I know that the licenses can sometimes be free too. I just listened to animal farm online for free, no commercials, from a legitimate website, so it can't be THAT hard to incorporate.

akrde
Garage Band

Non-english (i.e. german) audiobooks too, please!!!

JettBlack
Regular

My UNABRIDGED audiobooks ON Spotify interests would feature as top requests the following:

 

GAME OF THRONES (ALL BOOKS IN THE SERIES)

THE SILMARILLION

THE HOBBIT

LORD OF THE RINGS

TALES OF TOM BOMBADIL

CHILDREN OF HURIN

DUNE (ALL BOOKS IN THE SERIES)

 

anything written by Tolkien dealing with tales of Middle Earth, etc.

 

Bepp
Music Fan

Read in the Swedish paper that there are some audiobooks available which is awesome.

 

Didn't find an app that focused on these books though, how come?

 

Wouldn't this be a perfect way to create a "literary-library" on Spotify? Think there are a lot of possibilites for this branch of the platform if it's, as Jasonx points out, made easier to access.

er43
Local Talent
Not if prices go higher. I dont need / want them. But if they come, dont make music search more complex, please.