Audm - New Yorker, Atlantic

Audm - New Yorker, Atlantic

By Listen In Audio Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2016-09-02
  • Current Version: 1.6.10
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 44.92 MB
  • Developer: Listen In Audio Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.2 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,002 Ratings

Description

Audm presents the world's best long-form journalism, read aloud word-for-word by celebrated audiobook narrators. Listen to hours' worth of new stories every week, from publications including: * The New Yorker * The Atlantic * WIRED * New York Magazine * BuzzFeed News * Vanity Fair * POLITICO Magazine * Esquire * The Daily Beast * The New York Review of Books * Outside Magazine * Backchannel * ProPublica * London Review of Books * The Atavist * Texas Monthly * Epic Magazine * Foreign Policy * The Texas Observer * The Times Literary Supplement * Harper's Bazaar * Marie Claire * Road & Track * Popular Mechanics * First Things * Tablet Magazine * Pacific Standard * Guernica * World Policy Journal * The Bitter Southerner * The Marshall Project * The American Scholar * Places Journal * Coda Story * The Morning News 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 $6.99/month for access to the entire Audm catalogue. 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 use and privacy policy: http://www.audm.com/tos.html

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  • Keep crashing

    1
    By katkatyy
    2019/1/18 The app completely crashed! Couldn’t play, couldn’t download for later. What happened to the app? It keep crashing which make me impossible to play the article. The contents are excellent but the team really needs to keep up the work on this app. It took forever to load the program. When it works, it played a short time then stopped. Sometimes it’s just disappeared from my screen all in sudden.
  • Great Content Bad App

    1
    By Dr_Bull
    Used to work but no longer. Fantastic content now inaccessible, mired in endless buffering. Do not waste your time as I did. I am deleting this app.
  • Wonderful content, terrible app

    2
    By egm81
    When the app works, the content is wonderful. Unfortunately, this app is constantly crashing. When it opens, the audio files rarely play. I’m constantly checking for updates hoping the problems are fixed, but in my experience they have only gotten worse. I haven’t been able stream a single article this month, so I’m finally canceling my membership.
  • Great content

    4
    By caseypenk
    I love the articles on here - so great to hear longform from the New Yorker in audible form. They’re super long so this makes them more accessible. However, the audio keeps pausing everytime I switch apps. The audio should just keep playing in the background unless I manually pause it. With this change it would be a huge improvement.
  • App built by middle school students

    1
    By Markkkkkjkjk
    Need I say more? I’ve had this service for a year-ish (and don’t plan on cancelling) because the content is so amazing but GAHHH fix the app!! It stops playing at super random times, does this weird thing where it cuts the first word of each new paragraph, and closes itself down whenever it feels like it. I was also told by someone on their tech support team that you can’t “save” more than 10 stories or it will be even glitchier.
  • A great app...but

    2
    By DWM894326
    Since I first excitedly downloaded and began using the app I have noticed some problems. The good: the library of available periodicals, the article selection, and the professional narration. The bad: Unexpected app crashes, the long time lag until you can begin downloading stories and save them to your queue, the inability to re-listen to or delete stories in your history, and very quirky downloading of several articles at once. If you just *tap* on an article in your history, the app crashes. If Pocket is an A+, Audm is currently a C-.
  • Great Content, Bad Execution

    2
    By akrahe
    The content and quality of the articles is very good. Even the narrators do an excellent job. I found myself looking forward to the articles and content, unfortunately the only issue is the app functionality itself. CarPlay might as well not even be part of the app as it doesn’t work (following uninstall and reinstall). The follow along text is a great idea, if it didn’t do a bizarre refresh every paragraph. And what gives with the 2 day trial - you can’t even sample the content effectively. It’s the little things unfortunately that hurt this potentially excellent user experience.
  • Costs Money

    1
    By egrace63
    Why should this be a membership app - and where do they tell you how much/month with the free initial offer?
  • great content but poor app

    2
    By mrducksosar
    Crashes when I try to go to old queue...volume adjustment doesn’t work...too bad as it is great content and a fair price
  • Like so many reviewers before me...

    2
    By Pantone226c
    Content = Amazing. Usability = Utterly crazy making. I redownloaded the app today after letting it go dormant for over a year, because I was prompted to use it to listen to Buzzfeed’s article “How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation”. The irony is not lost on me, and it won’t be lost on you if you’ve read it either. I can never seem to get to read the longform journalism I crave because my to-do list is a systemically never ending abyss... So, let’s listen to journalism instead while optimizing my time by readying myself for the day making-the-coffee-eating-breakfast-attending-to hygiene-and-grooming AND getting my thought provoking entertainment in. But instead, I’m chained to hitting pause-play after Every Single Paragraph because the audio is consistently interrupted. Worse, every time I restart the audio, I find it picks up the story at whatever point it would be if it had continued playing, so when I sprint across the room to hit pause-and-play I’ve missed the first few words or sentences of the next paragraph and have to rewind (or whatever the non-analog version of that is called these days) and hope that I don’t end up having to listen to the last paragraph all over again, only to have it stop at the same exact point AGAIN once the repeated paragraph is complete. My blood pressure is spiking just thinking about it. As an older cusp-millennial I get the existential angst And the awareness of the precarious state of an aging body. I was determined to get through the article, so I developed an optimized system, as we do, to take the initiative and keep an eye on the scrolling content for every paragraph break so I could preemptively pause it and play it myself, thank you very much. Unfortunately, this kept me from stealing the moment of enjoyment I might have gleaned from my morning, and instead I’m writing this exasperated review. I don’t remember why I ditched this app the last time, but I’m not sure I can subject myself to that kind of torture again any time soon. Should I give it another year for you to continue to iron out the kinks? Or is it just because I’m still on a 6 and your priority isn’t geared toward updating the software for older equipment? Please please please this is exactly the kind of app that I would be using at every opportunity if only I could stand it.

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