Audm - New Yorker, Atlantic

Audm - New Yorker, Atlantic

By Listen In Audio Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-09-02
  • Current Version: 2.15.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 215.93 MB
  • Developer: Listen In Audio Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.2 or later.
Score: 4.83119
4.83119
From 2,251 Ratings

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Description

Audm presents the world's best long-form journalism, read aloud word-for-word by celebrated audiobook narrators. Listen to many hours' worth of new stories every week, from publications including: * The New York Times * The New Yorker * The Atlantic * WIRED * Rolling Stone * The New Republic * New York Magazine * BuzzFeed News * Vanity Fair * The New Republic * The Daily Beast * The New York Review of Books * Outside Magazine * ProPublica * London Review of Books * The Atavist * Texas Monthly * Epic Magazine * The Texas Observer * The Times Literary Supplement * The Bitter Southerner * First Things * The Marshall Project * Places Journal Add stories to your playlist to download them, then listen on the go -- even with no Internet connection. Within a story, jump to any paragraph by tapping on it. Choose the narration speed you like best. After your free trial you will be charged. Payment will be handled through your iTunes account. The first charge will occur when your trial ends. Your subscription will automatically renew 24 hours before the end of each subscription period. You may cancel your subscription by going to iOS Settings > iTunes & App Stores > Apple ID > View Apple ID > Subscriptions > Manage. If you cancel in the middle of a subscription period, your cancelation will become effective at the end of that period. Terms of Service: https://www.audm.com/terms-of-service Privacy Policy: https://www.audm.com/privacy-policy

Reviews

  • Good app, but needs a few fixes

    4
    By A bored listener
    I love the idea of this app, and is improved immensely in the past year, so I’m deleting my old review and writing a new one. However, there are still a few things about the app that could be better, and unfortunately some of the latest additions are not improvements. First, there should be a way to rate the readers. Most of them are good, but a few are just unlistenable, and/or incapable of pronouncing the words in front of them. I often end up listening to the whole article even if i hate the reader, so if the developers just collect data on what people actually listen to, they have no way of knowing that a listener like me hated one reader but loved another. This would be a simple feature to add, and it would give the developers important feedback to help them improve the quality of the reading. Second, I’d like to see a “swipe left” feature on the main “discover” screen. If I’m not interested in an article the first time I see it, I’m not going to be more interested the second time, I’d rather just swipe those articles out of the way and focus on what i actually want to listen to. Third, the recent addition of music to some articles is a *horrible* idea. The music generally sounds like mediocre improvisation, like a halfway talented musician just noodling in the background, and it stops and starts at random points in the article, which is super distracting. Also, i generally listen to the articles at 2x speed, and music that might be tolerable at normal speed sounds ridiculous at double speed. It makes no sense at all to devote time and effort (and presumably money) to adding music that only annoys listeners. At the very least, there should always be a music-free version of the article for jerks like me who just want to listen to words without musicians noodling in the background.
  • Love this app

    5
    By Shainin
    Great customer service and diverse, thoughtful content.
  • Wonderful App

    5
    By virtual_me01
    I am a longtime subscriber. I love the content and ability to access so easily and in a engaging format. The app continues to be improved with additional features.
  • Great but…

    1
    By cricribis1
    You can double the speed of the audio, but that is the highest rate of speed. It would be nice to be able to listen at a rate of 2.5 or 3x the original speed since some of the narrators read the articles quite slowly.
  • Great but dates are important

    4
    By Gretchen57
    I’ve been enjoying this very much, but the date the articles were published isn’t mentioned or obvious on the page. This is critical to assess the value and relevance of the information. Hopefully Audm can add this simple fix.
  • Journalism as it should be. Reliable, relevant, honest.

    5
    By future::is::now
    I love long form journalistic integrity. This allows people to stay informed with trusted relevant information while being able to still tackle the multitask lifestyle of the 21st century.
  • So good

    5
    By raybo!
    Makes a nice walk a real joy
  • Engage Ypur Brain

    5
    By dickeyville
    What a treat it is to have this curated perk into great journals. It’s too easy to watch the repetitive daily bad news-take a vacation into good writing in the time you can spend more wisely!
  • Needs work

    1
    By alert banjo
    When listening to a long piece, it’s common to have interruptions — the phone rings or someone needs your attention. You should be able to pause playback without losing your place. You should be able to scrub to a location within the recording and skip forwards or backwards. I don’t see the capability for any of these functions. It’s so basic as to be almost useless.
  • Pleasantly surprised

    5
    By permanentdaylight
    I originally downloaded this app to listen to some specific article fully intending to delete it after the free trial period because really who needs another subscription, especially when podcasts exist for free. But surprisingly I found that it’s well worth it - for one, subscriptions to all the different magazines audm pulls from would be way more than $9 a month. There’s a pretty steady stream of new articles available too. The narration is audiobook quality and for the narrators who read a bit too slow for my taste, the option to listen on 1.1x speed basically eliminates that issue without making it sound distorted or weird. I spend all day looking at a computer for work so it’s really nice to be able to listen to great journalism without having to spend more time sitting looking at a screen. My only complaint is I wish they had some ways to filter articles by genre or content, like categories or tags for “film” “music” “opEds” “literary criticism” “tech” etc. For new subscribers there’s a significant back catalogue of articles and I’m sure there are interesting finds in there, but it’s difficult to navigate through them if you don’t either have a specific one in mind, or don’t want to scroll through every single one.

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