Audible has been one of the biggest names in digital audiobooks for, well, for about as long as digital audiobooks have been around. The company sells audiobooks and podcasts that you can listen to on a PC or mobile device, including Windows Mobile, Palm OS, and BlackBerry devices. Recently Audible introduced a beta version of an app for Android, and now there’s also an iOS version of Audible for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
The Audible app is available as a free download from the App Store, but you’ll need to either pay for books or sign up for a subscription.
TUAW’s Chris White took the new iPhone app for a spin, and reports that the mobile app lets you create bookmarks in your audio files, which is a handy way to continue listening to an audiobook where you last left off. There’s also a sleep timer function.
You can use Audible to listen to audiobooks purchased from iTunes in addition to those downloaded from the iTunes store.