I tried the Audiobooks app that you have listed because I love audiobooks. I was surprised to hear in the introduction of the first title I tested that it was a LibriVox recording.
I already have the LibriVox app.
While the Audiobooks app does not allow you to download – only stream – the LibriVox app does, in fact, allow downloads (in sections, just like Overdrive downloads when you check them out of the library or Audible downloads when you purchase something. It’s probably because the files are so big).
Anyway, I suppose it doesn’t matter much for people who have iPhones but I don’t have an iPhone. I have an iPod and a Nexus so I am dependent upon wireless for streaming. This means the LibriVox is a much better app for my purposes.
It’s kind of crazy that there are essentially two apps for LibriVox recordings (I tested a half dozen titles in the Audiobooks app and they were all LibriVox recordings). I noticed that there are some that you can upgrade to a higher quality recording for not very much money, but I’m going to hold off on that.
Of course, the main reason I’m doing this is because of the overwhelming number of apps available, making it impossible to keep up with them all. I’m grateful for the project because it has gotten me out of my rut and moving forward.
Still, sometimes I’ll stick with my rut.