Listening to audiobooks at bedtime can be a relaxing end to the day. But what if you fall asleep while the book is playing? Much like other apps that offer a sleep timer, the iOS Books app offers this option. Setting a sleep timer on the iPhone only takes a moment. The process of setting a sleep timer is similar in Spotify when listening to music, or in the Podcasts app.
Audio books are are a great way to catch up on all the books you want to enjoy but don't have time to read. You can listen to them while you jog, or on long car rides / flights or while you cook and clean, but the only problem is that they tend to be more expensive than the print editions of the same book. For example, the Divergent unabridged audio edition is $14.95, and a used copy of Divergent in paperback is only $5.95 on Amazon.com. Even with shipping costs the print edition is cheaper, but that's where Audible comes in.
Audible is a subscription-based service from Amazon.com which gives members access to more than 150,000 audio book titles. If you listen to a lot of audio books, an Audible membership may be something you want to consider.
The best place to get free and paid audio books for your iOS device is from the Audiobooks app. It features 5,154 free books, and lots of premium audio books for purchase. The app is free to download from the App Store.