The iTunes software was purchased by Apple in 2000. On January 9, 2001, iTunes 1.0 was released at Macworld in San Francisco. Through the iTunes store you can download, music, music videos, television shows, audiobooks, podcasts, movies, and ringtones. 

Top Ranked Companies

company logo
Audible chevron_right
4.5
starstarstarstarstar_half
(158)
company logo
OverDrive Inc. chevron_right
4.4
starstarstarstarstar_half
(39)

The Good

  • Many book categories
  • Many language options
  • Easy search function

iTunes offers over thirty thousand audiobooks. They offer over 20 different categories of books. The categories range from sports to the arts and from the classics to mystery. iTunes contains such a large selection that you are sure to find something that interests you.

Purchasing audiobooks from iTunes will most likely be far cheaper than driving to the store and purchasing the book. If you read often for pleasure or for school purposes it can become real expensive real quick. Also, downloading the book to your MP3 Player allows you to listen to your books whenever and wherever. You can be doing multiple tasks at once and still be getting your reading done. iTunes also offers a wide range of languages so you can listen to a book in your native language or in a language you are learning.

You can easily search a title, author, character, category, or character to help you find the audiobook you are looking for. The site makes it easy for you to find what you are looking for.

The Bad

  • Can be expensive
  • Not easy to find the audiobooks section

Some of their audio books can be pretty expensive to simply be listening to them. You should go check the price at a used book store prior to purchasing an audiobook on iTunes.

The audiobooks section on iTunes is not inherently easy to find. We had to do a Google search to get to their page. Once you find the page, it's rather bland and only lets you search audiobooks by genre. Other sites allow members to browse by author, title, and other filters. iTunes makes you search by genre, then author, and only then shows you titles. Once you purchase a title, it can only be read with iBooks, an app exclusively for Mac or iOS.

The Bottom Line

iTunes offers over 30,000 audiobooks. This makes it possible that almost everyone can find something that they are interested in. iTunes does offer some audio books free of cost so maybe a little free trial will help you decide if iTunes works for you.

Comparatively, iTunes' audiobooks are more expensive than subscription-based services, so they may be better for the one- or two-time listener. If you're looking for to listen to one or more audiobook each month, you may want to find another provider.

Why Can I Trust Bestcompany.com arrow_drop_down

User Reviews

Star Rating

4.4
starstarstarstarstar_half

64 Reviews

Review Breakdown

5 star
52%
4 star
39%
3 star
9%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

Sentiment Criteria

Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_half
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_half
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_half
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_half
search cancel
starstarstarstarstar

Phonofob

June 30th, 2020 ,

had so much using their service! really useful and so easy to navigate,.. thanks for the great books i got here!

starstarstarstarstar_border

Alex

June 17th, 2020 Knoxville, TN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

If you want an app that is user friendly and easy to use, this is your app. There are limitations as far as uploading things that aren't compatible with iTunes though.

starstarstarstarstar_border

zoe

March 24th, 2020 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

apple books has many books to choose from. i do wish that you wouldn’t have to pay for every single book. the audio is good.

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Weston Kolste

March 16th, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

iTunes is alright when it comes to audio books. I prefer audible but these guys do have a good selection.

starstarstarstarstar

Myken

March 11th, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

We Love ITunes. As Apple users it’s a great and easy way to listen to the books we love. They always have a great selection and you can count on anything done through Apple being a step above the rest.

starstarstarstarstar

OwenE.

March 9th, 2020 Norcross, GA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I love the selection of books that I have to pick from. Easy to get through reading material.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Jacobrobot321

March 9th, 2020 Baton Rouge, LA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

I bought an audiobook off of here and it was a very clear and cohesive experience, though I bought a different version of my book. but i got a refund!

starstarstarstarstar

Natalia Correa MDTribe

March 5th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I love Itunes, they get the newest audiobooks instantly and it is so convenient. They have a large variety and great prices as well! Whenever I had issues their customer service was extremely helpful.

starstarstarstarstar

AmyConder22

February 19th, 2020 Eagle Mountain, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I love iTunes and the audio books that you can listen to. I love that you can listen to them on my phone. Plus I can sync my Alexa to it

starstarstarstarstar_border

SnowballH

February 6th, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

We’ve used iTunes for 15+ years. They have lots of great choices at selections that keeps everyone in our family happy!

starstarstarstarstar

Eddie Rios

February 5th, 2020 Ogden, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

Absolutely best audio book service on the internet. Most comprehensive listing, most diverse authors, most current topics. Excellent product and tools for easy download and access. Most impressed with cost. Best value overall!

starstarstarstarstar_border

Audrey Mitchell

February 3rd, 2020 Managua, MN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

iTunes has so many books, podcasts, music, and other great features to have on my phone. They keep all the material up to date and makes it easy to have the latest music.

starstarstarstarstar

Juliann Mecham

February 3rd, 2020 Managua, MN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I actually do love iTunes for audiobooks because it has a wide variety and reliable.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Darbles32

January 31st, 2020 Managua, MN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

I always download audio books from iTunes when going on a long trip especially somewhere with no service

starstarstarstarstar

Mykahla Nelson

January 30th, 2020 Managua, MN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I was looking for a certain book and I could not find it anywhere! But then I was able to find it on iTunes!

starstarstarstarstar_border

Amanda

January 30th, 2020 Montebello, CA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

I enjoy using iTunes for its reputation and easy accessibility. Also, Apple has great customer service when there are any issues.

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Seth

January 29th, 2020 Managua, MN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I originally had ITunes for my books but what I found is that they over charge for the same books I can get somewhere else.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Allie Powell

January 29th, 2020 Long Beach, MS DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I have only purchased one audiobook from this place. They have such a huge variety of things and I loved it!

starstarstarstarstar

Tori smith

January 29th, 2020 Mesa, AZ DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

iTunes has so much variety and is affordable. Easy to download books straight to your device

starstarstarstarstar_border

Cara McAffee

January 28th, 2020 Cedar City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Variety of books, music, movies, tv shows, they always have what I’m looking for and the prices are never outrageous

starstarstarstarstar_border

Tiffany Nguyen

January 28th, 2020 Ashburn, VA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

iTunes is such a great app store and I mostly appreciate the free apps. The only thing I do not appreciate is some of apps unreasonable prices; however, the audiobooks are wonderful and i’m glad they provided those for apple users.

starstarstarstarstar

Taylee Warner

January 28th, 2020 Riverton, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

iTunes is my favorite platform for audio books. It’s so easy to navigate and use.

starstarstarstarstar

Michael Taylor

January 16th, 2020 Long Beach, MS DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I wouldn't call myself an Apple disciple.....but the koolaid looks good. I own several devices and use iTunes regularly and love it. I pay for Apple Music plus own hundreds of songs from before it's launch. Great selection and audio quality.

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Amy Boren

October 4th, 2019 American Fork, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

we started with Itunes for our audible books but switched to another company. It wasn't as easy to access my books or share within the family.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Darius Williams

December 17th, 2018 Alexandria, VA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Great audio books i found for kids ! A big library to choose from !

starstarstarstarstar

Kristin G

August 27th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT

I have purchased many audiobooks on iTunes with great success. I love being able to family share the books I buy.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Thomas Hullinger

August 24th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

This is the best app I have on my phone. I love their selection and the ease of use and the ease of paying. iTunes are the best!

starstarstarstarstar

Lesa Burgess

August 23rd, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I love iTunes! I use it every day. I love listening to books in my car. I read way more books than I would actually get to read otherwise. My kids use it a lot. Service is great as well.

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Hannah Cummins

August 1st, 2018 Gilbert, AZ

iTunes​ is great because they have every option you can think of but its the most expensive version you can find.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Cody Linden

July 19th, 2018 Lehi, UT

Always received great quality music and videos. Sometimes a little pricey but always good products.

starstarstarstarstar

Hunter Kasprzyk

July 2nd, 2018 Gilbert, AZ DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

iTunes is by far the best provider of audiobooks because of the large selection and their ability to make using the books very convenient. iTunes is built into iphones so for those who have apple phones. it only takes a few buttons to use an audiobook.

starstarstarstarstar

Brayden D.

June 19th, 2018 Gilbert, AZ DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

iTunes is the best and the original. It lets you buy the music you want and it is very organized.

starstarstarstarstar

Kip Fowler

June 8th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I love iTunes. I love that it is a compatible platform for all of my apple products to share and play music, movies, audiobooks, etc

starstarstarstarstar

Brooke Hester

June 8th, 2018 Gilbert, AZ DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I can always find a song I want to listen to. Great song selection.

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Amelia Gibson

June 6th, 2018 South Jordan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

I enjoy iTunes because of all of the choices. They have all the songs I could ever hope for.

starstarstarstarstar

Preston Fowler

June 6th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Apple music is awesome! I did my three month trial of it, and I decided to cancel it after those three, and they canceled it without any hesitation or questions!

history
starstarstarstarstar

Joanna Hester

June 5th, 2018 Gilbert, AZ DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Great selection and fair prices. Love that I can find every book I need in one place!

starstarstarstarstar

Sadie Scoville

June 5th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT

I love iTunes. I like how you can get songs and you can keep them forever unlike some other music apps.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Nana Asiata

May 31st, 2018 Herriman, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

Itunes has great music and lets me play all my favorite songs!

starstarstarstarstar_border

L. Fowler

May 29th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I like the selection of music and videos. I have never had a problem with any of them.

starstarstarstarstar

Bella Houtz

May 29th, 2018 South Jordan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

We love iTunes music. It's great for downloading any music you want.

starstarstarstarstar

H Moore

May 29th, 2018 Lehi, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

iTunes is a great company & has always resolved any purchase issues I've had.

starstarstarstarstar

Kristin

May 25th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

I preferred to buy my audiobooks through iTunes because I can share them across our family share plan.

history
starstarstarstarstar_border

Ashley

May 25th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

I like the variety of books offered. Especially if I’m taking a long road trip!

starstarstarstarstar

Tom

May 25th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I love I-Tunes. The selection is great, the price is right and it is very convenient.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Samantha

May 3rd, 2018 Millville, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I love creating my own playlists and listening to whatever I want for only $10 a month!

starstarstarstarstar

Don

May 1st, 2018 Montegut, LA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

The industry's standard and leader. Have never had a problem with iTunes.

starstarstarstarstar_border

David Lewis

April 30th, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

I used to use iTunes exclusively for all my music. I don't anymore, but I still really like the service. I just find it's easier to stream music these days rather than own and store on your device.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Natalie Ashcraft

April 30th, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

I love music and iTunes makes it easy to access all my favorite songs. Apple Music is the best thing iTunes has done. I love not having to buy the music because I get sick of music very quickly. With Apple Music I can listen to a much larger variety of songs I like.

starstarstarstarstar

Danica Moosman

April 30th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Itunes is defiently my go to website for all things music! It is so organized and easy to use and search all the latest hits!

history