While XM, Pandora, and Spotify may be your go to audio apps, this one is a step above. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – March 1, 2023 When is a hot deal a hot deal? When it far exceeds expectations? When its price is miniscule compared to its utility? When it is free? This hot deal checks all the boxes! Libby App for both Android and iOS by OverDrive What is it? Libby is a free mobile app that allows you to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your local public library. Developed by OverDrive, Libby makes it easy to browse, borrow, and read your favorite titles all in one place. With a simple and intuitive interface, Libby lets you customize your reading experience, whether you prefer listening to audiobooks on the go or reading eBooks on your phone or tablet. With access to thousands of titles, Libby gives you the convenience of a digital library at your fingertips. Whether you're a casual reader or a bookworm, Libby has something for everyone. To begin, you need a free library card from your local library. Next, download and install the free Libby app from either the Google Play Store or Apple Store. Select your library from the drop-down menu and enter your digital library card ID into the Libby App. Launch and the world is at your fingertips! Libby Home and Intro page(s) What you can do with it: Browse your library’s digital catalog of books — from classics to NYT best-sellers Borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines Download titles for offline reading, or stream them to save space Send eBooks to your Kindle (U.S. libraries only) Listen to audiobooks via Apple CarPlay Use tags to create your must-read list and any other book lists you want Keep your reading position automatically synced on all your devices The intuitive eBook reader allows the following: Adjust text size, background color, and book design Zoom into magazines and comic books Define and search for words and phrases Read and listen to read-alongs with your kids Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights Where it truly shines for many of us is the audio player anytime you are on the road: Slow down or speed up the audio (0.6 to 3.0x) Set a sleep timer Simply swipe to skip forward and backward Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights Libby was coded by the team at OverDrive and they have done a hell of a job. As an aviation thriller enthusiast, few do it better than Dale Brown. Within that genre and from my own use over the past 8-weeks, I have listened to the following Audio Books: Eagle Station Tiger's Claw Executive Intent Edge of Battle <-- Just so so Iron Wolf Starfire <-- I loved this one! A Time For Patriots Rogue Force Other's within the genre include Tom Clancy's 5 "Net Force" novels with many more to go. Outside of the genre, "All the Light That We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, "11/22/63" by Stephen King, and "Legacy" by Nora Roberts round out my audiobook “reads” over the past two months. On the Google Play Store, Libby has a 4.8 out of 5 * rating after 119k reviews and 5+ million downloads. On the Apple Store, Libby also has a 4.8 out of 5 * rating after 2.3 million reviews. If you are a road warrior, trust me, you will love it. Enjoy this excellent and free addition to your own daily grind!