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 Re...
Excellent App — one small suggestion
Disregard my earlier review — the developer got back to me and I was just wrong. They *do* provide the full description from the publisher; you just need to tap on the description field to see it. My bad! Thanks for the excellent service and for getting back to me, Listen In Audio, Inc. Excellent app, I love the idea as well as the content. This is something I’ve been thinking of, myself, for years and they have executed the concept beautifully. However, I just can’t understand why the user isn’t able to see the full synopses of the articles prior to listening. You see a small sub-headline in the “Discover” feed, but when you click on the article it just launches right into the content so that you don’t really know the entire concept of the article before you start it. I’ve had to search the titles of the articles online to try to find synopses, because otherwise I’m never sure whether I’m actually interested in what the article is about. Short descriptions (could be the ones written by the original publication, doesn’t need to be complicated) would go a long way in improving the usability of this app.
Amazing Longreads read by great voiceover talent
If you like both the Longread format and podcasts, this is a great app to check out. Audm manages to get really interesting longread content (in a variety of lengths from 15 minutes to well over an hour, sometimes in multi-part serial articles) in a huge variety of topics. I like episodic podcasts also but sometimes on my runs or at the gym, I want to plug into something different and have the ability to curate a really interesting listening queue. I’ve listened to tracks on crime, politics, science, health, pop culture, and some totally random stuff that is so compelling. Some major publications with great credibility. You won’t be disappointed by the content or the audio quality. Over the 18 months I’ve been a subscriber they have made major improvements to the interface and quality. If I ever have a technical issue the dev team responds rapidly - a rarity with apps today. I’ve recommended Audm to several friends so far and they’ve signed up. The bottom line .... I don’t go for my long distance runs or short plane rides without it :)
Outstanding app I have been dreaming about for years!
There is so much amazing journalism out there—and some of the best journalism appears in long form magazine articles. It’s just so hard to find the time or to subscribe to every magazine. Here is the solution — the best, most recent long form pieces performed by professional narrators. Who could ask for more? And yet, Audm gives you more, because in addition to being able to listen, you can quickly and easily transition to reading the articles. Better yet, once you subscribe you have access to the entire catalog of articles dating back years — all from top publications. So, if there’s a topic in the news you want to learn more about, just search within the app and you’re bound to find great, in-depth reporting on that content. It is easily my favorite app in years. Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed!
Great idea, but not well implemented
As the title of this review indicates, I think the developers of Audm had a great idea. Sadly, it has not been implemented very effectively. From a purely technical point of view the user interface is a bit clumsy. The way in which articles are selected, queued, and played could be a lot cleaner. More annoying is the app’s propensity to crash. For example, as I am writing this (the last day of October 2019), the app nearly always crashes when scrolling through the list of available periodicals. I could perhaps live with these technical shortcomings, but far more troublesome are the content issues, viz., the lack of good articles from which to select. Given the lengthy list of periodicals the app touts, the developer would have prospective users think that there is a vast, vast number of quality articles from which to chose. But that’s not really the case. To cite just one example, the last article available from “The New York Review of Books”, a semi-monthly publication, was two and a half months prior to the writing of this app review.
This is the future of longform journalism
Audm is perhaps the best example of an app positively rotating into my daily routine. Better than meditation. Better than games. Def better than twitter. I love the New Yorker but it sits on my coffee table collecting dust for 3 months until my wife puts it in the pile. And maybe I read the big year long researched feature or maybe not. On audm it is read by a professional voice actor. Like watching a movie on opening weekend or watching a tv show as it airs it allows you to understand the important journalism happening as it is published. I find a lot of pleasure in that. And the catalog is nuts. From Texas monthly to buzzfeed. It’s a perfect app for me. It replaces bad podcasts that I overly dine on. The app is fairly bare bones, but you can imagine it will evolve as the app finds its core audience. I love it.
Very happy with Audm
I’m so grateful for this service! Getting to experience some of my favorite writers, narrated by high quality professional voice actors and narrators is awesome! I usually stick to The New Yorker, ProPublica, The Atlantic, The London Review of Books and similar periodicals, but having Audm has really opened me up to so many fascinating publications with top tier journalists that I might’ve not engaged with or even known about previously. Notably, the work coming out of Outside magazine is excellent, gripping and very informative. I think Audm does a great job at democratizing access to tons of the best journals, while keeping an affordable price. I know I am not able to afford some of these journals at their normal prices, so having a six dollar a month audio-alternative is great. I’ve also read that Audm pays the publications and the narrators fairly and it all seems to be very ethical and ultimately contributing to greater access to great minds who are pushing the public to think critically about the issues of the day. Definitely worth subscribing! I probably spend about two hours each day listening to Audm. Great for listening while commuting, working out, cooking, cleaning, etc.
Outstanding concept and execution
This is the first time I have ever penned a review for an app. AUDM, however, is unlike any app I’ve ever downloaded. Every person has a unique amount of money, intelligence, good fortune, etc. But we are all allocated exactly 24 hours in a given day. The ability to listen to the most relevant long form journalism while doing activities that I must do anyway (driving, exercising, cleaning) means that I am able to get more out of my allotted 24 hours. For this I am grateful. The articles are excellent- I think it is fair to say these are among the best current writers alive today. AUDM makes it even better by engaging the very best narrators in the business to read the articles. Grover Gardner is, without question, the best reader in the history of audiobooks or articles. Julia Whelan does an excellent job every time. The entire narrating crew is consistent and excellent. The app’s performance has been flawless and the customer service is competent, helpful and responsive (I asked a question via email that was addressed immediately). Rarely can an app make a person smarter. AUDM makes me smarter. Thank you for your creativity and delivery.
I’ve never written a review for ANY app but Audm has had such a positive impact on my media consumption / life in general that I feel obligated to tell others about it. For what you get, the price is totally fair. The app functions great. When there was a bug, I emailed and received a reply back from an engineer within a few hours. After the first fix failed, he worked with me to test out another solution, which worked. The app itself: for any of you who love reading periodicals but hate lugging them around or managing subscriptions, this app is for you. I download dozens of articles and listen to them when on a plane or in a car. I just hope they never stop making this app
A must for anyone who loves magazines but have no time...
My favorite app to have on during my commute. I love podcasts, and NPR, and current event stories, but I rarely have enough time to read those interesting/entertaining/smart magazine articles that come up in my newsfeed all the time. This company not only reads those to you, but it’s roster of incredibly talented voice performers makes you feel like the listener and the writer are both taken care of and you can just relax and enjoy the articles. High production value and tons of magazine articles to choose from. You’d be hard pressed to find so much quality and value. Bravo. Love this.
Improve vision-impaired interfaces
I want this app because I am losing my vision and ability to read, but the interface is not friendly enough to vision impaired!! I greatly appreciate the app however because it expands my range of material that I have access to so greatly. I look forward to seeing some improvements to this app. I have found their support to be very helpful and responsive, so I feel sure that there will be continuing improvements made to the app. Updating my comments in 11/19, I have to say I am disappointed to see no improvement in features for visually impaired seniors, who can really benefit from this app! As my sight continues to fail, I have more and more need for contrast in the presentation! Why is this so hard to change?
I’m a big fan of audible, it allows me to “read” many more books than I have time to, listening to anything that strikes my fancy. As soon as the New Yorker started the experiment online with the long form podcasts I jumped to get Audm! What could be better? I am writing this because I think it could be better. My chief complaint is with some of the readers. It’s really hit or miss with certain ones simply ruining the experience for me. I like the quirkinesses if some of the articles. Audm had a great start. But now I find myself getting frustrated with the presentation. I wind up cutting it off in the middle-going to a new book in audible. I keep checking Audm. I see this app as a work in progress.
Couldn’t be better!!!
I’ve just written to the brilliant developers for probably the third time asking a dumb question (if I have to keep slapping my head like this I’m going to do serious brain damage). As before, I got a response so fast I wasn’t even looking for it yet. These people are so kind and smart and you will always hear from a real human who knows this app down to the tiniest detail. I can’t imagine how it could be improved...unless someday licensing permits a family subscription. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 PS I get articles from NINETEEN publications and they are read by the best actors/narrators, all of whom I love from my Audible books
This is the first app review I’ve ever left. I’m really confused by other reviewers issues with the interface. Everything works seamlessly for me. The content is reliable and has entirely changed the way I commute. It’s also basically allowed me to cancel my beloved New Yorker print subscription. I had an issue with a beeping in my wireless headphones and the developers were prompt in responding to it. Even if there are some kinks - which I myself have not seen - the content far outweighs them. Get in on an early and affordable rate because I really think this app is going to take off.
Loving this app every day!
This app is fantastic! Amazing, diverse and interesting content from huge publishers and talents, new pieces every day, gorgeous design, and easy to use. It took me a while to decide to subscribe, but I’m so glad I did and have never looked back. This app has transformed my daily commute and broadened my understanding of so many topics and current events. I even like the voices of the readers. I had one small technical glitch when I first started with it, but I was helped immediately over email. They asked me to delete and reinstall the app, and from then on it’s been smooth sailing.
Best way to “read”
I subscribe to several magazines that are included with this app. I find that I am accessy more of the important messages included in the articles by listening vs reading. Both types of “reading“ have advantages, but I really appreciate the capacity to hear an article as well as read it the old-fashioned way. Actually, I am more likely to listen to an article then to “read” the text. I appreciate the quality of the narrators for articles that this app offers.
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