Buy and listen to audiobooks on Google Play

You can listen to audiobooks on your computer, Android device, Google Home, Google Assistant, iPhones, and iPads.

Note: Some audiobooks may come with PDF attachments. Learn how to get the PDF attachments.

 

Buy and download audiobooks

You can explore and buy available audiobooks to listen to on Google Play books. 

  1. On your computer, open Google Play Books.
  2. Search for an audiobook or browse recommendations.
  3. To learn more about an audiobook, click the cover image.
  4. To download the audiobook, click the price, then click Buy. To listen to a sample, click Play Sample.

Listen to audiobooks you've downloaded

After you’ve downloaded an audiobook, you can listen to it on multiple devices. If you start listening on one device, then open the audiobook on another device, the audiobook will start playing from where you left off. You’ll start listening at the closest natural stopping point from the last time you listened.

  1. On your computer, open Google Play Books.
  2. Click My books.
  3. Click the title of the audiobook you want to play.
  4. Click Play.
  5. Optional: You can also change how the audiobook is played:
    • To jump ahead 30 seconds, click Forward 30 seconds Forward 30 seconds.
    • To go back 10 seconds, click Replay 10 seconds Replay 10 seconds.
    • To change how fast or slow the book is read, click the playback speed. The default speed is 1x.

Add a bookmark

  1. Go to Google Play Books.
  2. Open an audiobook.
  3. At the top right of the page, tap Bookmark .

See and remove bookmarks

You can check and remove bookmarks for each book you read.

  1. Go to Google Play Books.
  2. Open an audiobook.
  3. At the top right, tap Contents Contents and then Bookmarks.

To delete a bookmark, tap More Moreand then Delete.

Export the audio version 

If you download the M4A format for your audiobook, you'll be able to transfer the file to another device or app. 

  1. On your computer, open Google Play Books.
  2. Click My books and then Audiobooks.
  3. On the book you want to download, click More Moreand then Export.

Note: Some audiobooks may not be available for export. Open the book's details page, scroll to the Additional information and check under "Export option."

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