wind2river's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/8/18 7:15 PM
Fantastic. Dan Hurley
booklover20000's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/7/18 12:31 AM
I listen to a book during my long commute. Great way to use my commute time to learn something new.
Daily Audiobook Listener's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/6/18 3:18 PM
This app is easy to use, looks great, and functions as you expect it to. I have both the android and the apple versions and I'll admit to liking the android version better, but altogether I love this app.
Nathan D. Perez's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/6/18 1:05 AM
This app is completely pointless in my opinion. Once you get the app, you can check in and out books but it then sends you to either your browser or Kindle app to read it. You then have to sign into one of those every time you want to read, and no matter how many times you try to save your password, it never saves. There is absolutely no point in getting this app when the website does just the same but better. Sorry Overdrive, but you've just made on of the most useless apps I've seen in a long while.
dlaldin's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/6/18 12:23 AM
I use this app every day to read books downloaded from my library. I’m so glad I found this. Now I don’t have to go to the library to check out or return books. I can do it from the convenience of my home.
Alter Deitsch's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/5/18 5:32 PM
I can get most Audiobooks for free! Sure, I have to wait, and it may expire while I'm in middle - but if I get the title again, it remembers where I was holding! That's amazing Anyway, thank you so much - I truly appreciate you making the world's knowledge available to me so easily and so freely
lanjduxbdh's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/5/18 12:33 AM
tinytable's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/5/18 11:18 PM
I like this app because it is very easy to use, and very easy to set up
SOBE777's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/4/18 3:36 AM
If you love listening to books or reading them than this is the App for you. You can checkout and download books from your local library from anywhere. I really love this App 😊
Brave debate's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/4/18 2:00 AM
This is the best free app I have ever had. Ad free, and content heavy. It’s like having the library without actually having to go.
rcbalive's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/30/18 5:55 AM
UPDATE: The downloading issue has been resolved and i am most appreciative of that. However, overdrive no longer syncs across my devices even though each device is signed in. This is very irritating! I loved this app, but after the last upgrade I have been unable to download audiobooks from my library! So the books are sitting under loans in my libraries and the days are ticking away. Fortunately I have one book downloaded from before the upgrade so I can listen to that. Please fix! Update: Since I can't download my audiobooks from the library, I can't return them early either because you can only return from Overdrive and not the library. So even if you listen to audiobooks thru the browser, once you finish them or decide you don't like them and want to return them you can't. So you are stuck with the loans you have and no way to get rid of them. So very frustrating! I used to love this app and told everyone about it. Please hurry up and resolve this! I wish a bright status bar was my issue! Update 2: Now the browser doesn't work with audiobooks. OMG! I have been addicted to overdrive and have been listening to 2-3 audiobooks per week. I'm going thru withdrawal! Help! Update 3: Still waiting for a fix. I can download and return books occasionally but there is no consistency. It used to be so dependable. Now I get anxious when I finish books because I don’t know when returning and borrowing will work. Not happy!
Ibrahim 1218's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/30/18 12:59 AM
Easy to use
PATTHAPAR's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/30/18 10:41 PM
Very buggy app, have to keep going to the App Store and web page to download books
Klphotos's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/3/18 9:33 AM
Once the app is set up with your library card it works flawlessly to read audiobooks and , once downloaded, works anywhere. Content that is available depends on your library, and you can access huge databases of free material in ebooks, audiobooks and videos.
Dunia727's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/3/18 5:08 PM
It is a big comfort to listen to the books. I have multiple gadgets. My life is enriched with overdrive app.
Gilligan Too's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/3/18 12:34 AM
I now take my iPad everywhere, I’m always listening or watching stuff with OverDrive now. Great app
Space coast Bill's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/3/18 10:42 AM
Saves time and money. Just set up with your local library and enjoy
PLKPJ's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/29/18 9:39 PM
It took a while to figure out how to signup; the librarian and my sister got me hooked up. It is so easy. I like searching for my authors. I borrowed an audible and played it from phone through radio; great for the twelve hour drive.
hungh?'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/29/18 8:41 PM
The service is great but the app needs work. It’s slow to react sometimes. Since I’m on fiber optic inter web ( not using data plan for it) it ain’t on my end. Otherwise great thing for audiobook junkies. Thanks.
❤️britishmysteries's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/29/18 7:22 PM
I travel a lot for work and this app is fabulous. The audiobooks are clear sounding and the app is very easy to use. Love that I can connect it with my local library
LCSwish's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/29/18 12:51 PM
I have an iPhone X with iOS 12 and I get a “The app was unable to startup successfully” error when I try to open it. I will be deleting it soon if an update does not fix it. Used to enjoy listening to audiobooks.
Pablo1939's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/29/18 10:39 PM
Love using the overdrive app. I devour audio books and the selection using this app has been very good. If they don’t have it, you can recommend the book you want.
Justmine....u's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/28/18 4:50 PM
Love this ,so easy to find and borrow books from your library.
SkinnerRat's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/28/18 1:33 AM
It quick and easy to use. It also has little to none bugs and glitches
MaryLynnClark's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/27/18 5:29 PM
I use OverDrive to store the ePub books I download. I wish OverDrive would allow you to sort books by authors’ names.
Julie the Jarhead's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/27/18 11:07 AM
Yes, I have to input my information three or four times just to get a book out. The app itself is convenient. But it is the most user unfriendly app (I think) I’ve ever used.
kskat912's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/26/18 9:11 PM
Very easy to use. Wishlist: 1) when I return a book / it expires, allow me to rate it then. 2) add a notification if I’ve checked a book out before. Sometimes they sound good but I didn’t like it, and I trick myself into it again. Doh!
Mad Face Lady's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/26/18 8:04 PM
Using an iPhone & can’t figure my way around the labyrinth of this terribly designed app.
Pierre too's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/26/18 6:43 PM
Easy to use I am enjoying listening to library audio books while walking my dog for years.
Bro. Bill F's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/26/18 2:02 AM
Reasonably straightforward app well integrated with the libraries I use. Not as slick as Libby by the same company but does not have the fatal flaws that Libby has. In Libby it is easy to inadvertently skip ahead or back many chapters then it takes for ever to find your place again.
Mrandmrsks's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/26/18 11:51 PM
I love this app. No more paying for books. I am canceling my kindle subscription.
TBreeeeyyy's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/25/18 8:24 PM
I love having access to the audiobooks! Great way to read books without having to go to the library!
impala07's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/25/18 7:54 PM
Literally best thing I’ve found to read and download audiobooks I recommend it to anyone
Jake Damon's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/25/18 6:33 PM
Like I said, its good
meqbnref's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/25/18 2:15 PM
I live in a rural area, nd have used Overdrive to borrow audiobooks from our Library Coop without a glitch for a number of years. Recently, a worse than usual lighting storm fried the server, and all 6 counties within the Coop were left without service. I called the local library, and no one knew anything, kept escalating with same results...., long story short; the only ones who knew what was happening & could tell me what to expect was the Customer Service Dept. at. Overdrive. Please note: Overdrive did not cause the problem, they could not fix it (even though they could have done so in the blink of an eye), an yet, they staid on top of it & updated me on a regular basis until our our Coop replaces the server. I am impressed & grateful. Thank you! A satisfied customer.
Raf Pack's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/24/18 4:57 AM
This is definitely my favorite reading app by far. It is easy to use and I love that it connects to my public library which avoids having to pay additional fees. I especially love the ability to configure the page set up as well (text size/background color). Only reason why I’m not giving 5 stars is because it cannot leave the app when listening to an audiobook without also stopping the audio. Definitely recommend.
crreaderalways's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/24/18 2:50 AM
I love it. It is my most use APP.
im gonna kill the appstore's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/24/18 1:19 AM
On my iPad, it works completely fine, but for my phone, none of the audiobook files will work. WHERES JIM DALE SERENADING ME TO SLEEP WHILST READING HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
Debraleigh's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/24/18 11:56 AM
This is a user friendly app and is very convenient for my busy schedule.
@nate6908's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/23/18 3:45 PM
This app allows me to listen and listen and listen and still have a massive selection of books to choose from. It is an absolute life saver when you work on a factory floor or anywhere where an extended shift is a reality day after day.
Meditation is great's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/22/18 8:10 PM
I love that I don’t have to try to juggle discs while driving.
2018Rocks!'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/22/18 8:04 PM
If you haven’t downloaded you’re missing out on acquainting yourself with the universes of your choice as close as some keystrokes. Your mind will devour the literary journeys you indulge in.
clau -01's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/22/18 5:31 PM
book♥️lover's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/21/18 8:43 PM
I love using Overdrive. I both read books and listen to them using this awesome app. I’m 70, and find Overdrive easy to navigate. Please don’t discontinue🙏
page_turner_books's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/21/18 4:01 AM
I use this app to quickly and painlessly listen to audiobooks from my library. It’s easy to use and convenient.:)
Fizzydietcoke 's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/21/18 2:28 PM
Great way to have easy access to your library on mobile or iPad.
JinnieMae's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/20/18 10:51 PM
Easy to use, I can borrow ebooks and audiobooks from multiple libraries and adapt the settings for eas-on-the-eyes reading. This app is a bookworms best friend!
Candeesue's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/20/18 10:42 AM
I was buying audio books for my long commutes, but my daughter told me about Overdrive. I absolutely LOVE it!! Having access to so many books from my favorite authors for free is amazing!!! I can’t recommend it highly enough!
BrendanTheMagnificent's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/20/18 10:40 PM
I love this app. I’m a book nerd, so having this app means I don’t have to buy new books. I also don’t have time to run to the library, so this app is extremely convenient!
Capeshell's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/20/18 10:21 AM
I enjoy the ability to quickly download books from my local libraries. This app is mostly straightforward to use, but is sometimes less intuitive than it could be.
MARM11's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/2/18 5:20 AM
Needs bugs fixed!
Katayanish's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/2/18 3:46 PM
This is a great platform for accessing great audiobooks.
BagOfPopcorn's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/2/18 2:43 PM
PSquared999's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/2/18 1:40 PM
It works, unlike the Libby app. So easy to check out, find and return items anytime of the day and week. I have enjoyed this app for many years and hope they keep it available.
A.Tab's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/19/18 6:45 PM
Overdrive is the best! I have used other apps for audiobooks and many were so unreliable in saving my place (aside from paid app like Audible) but overdrive has never lost my place. I can easily borrow ebooks from my library and read them either on my phone, kindle or kindle reader on my desktop. Overdrive allows you to never be without a book
Testing1052's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/19/18 3:45 AM
My friend told me about this app and I am so grateful! Makes my long commute much more enjoyable. I almost can’t wait to go to work, so I can listen to my latest download.
katmwillz2014's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/19/18 3:11 PM
This layout is so confusing. I log in and nothing ever stays logged in. The books I want are never available. I place a hold and never receive an email. So you’re telling me that in three months I still am not next in line to get the book? There are only 6 people in line. So confusing. Had high hopes. Finally deleted this app.
m3a0r5ie's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/19/18 12:38 PM
I recently started listening to audiobooks, and the Overdrive app has been the perfect way to do it! It’s so nice to be able to listen to audiobooks free from my local library. It makes my commute so much more interesting and doubles my time available to “read”! I haven’t experienced any glitches with Overdrive - the experience has been fantastic.
Noodlethis1's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/19/18 11:10 PM
I thoroughly enjoy using this app to connect to the local library! Truly a gift for those who enjoy reading.
AmmaHouser's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/18/18 5:16 PM
I use the app to listen to books while driving. We live in a mountainous area and radio is very spotty.
Follet Sweetbriar's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/18/18 4:50 AM
Since discovering Overdrive, we are never without book access. We never leave home without an audio book; so easy to play with Bluetooth. It’s like my own private bookstore, for free. I recommend this app to all my friends.
Ender123028's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/18/18 4:49 AM
This is the best way to listen to audiobooks or read books. It is very easy to use and free.
Jewelrywitch's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/18/18 1:53 PM
Works great most of the time. I tried to download a book over a span of 12 hours last night & could not get in. This happens every now & then. Aggravating when you need something at the last minute
Izmakal76's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/18/18 12:55 PM
Love this app! I have never had any issues and use everyday
kyleqywjb's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/17/18 5:41 PM
Most audiobooks through the Overdrive app on IOS are frustratingly quiet. I listen in my car and i have to turn up the speaker’s volume so high that if I switch to another app or the radio, I am blasted deafening noise. Why do you quiet the app so much Overdrive? Maybe give a volume option in the app?
johnylittle's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/17/18 2:05 PM
From long commutes, to projects around the house I get to enjoy books that I don’t find time to read. I’m fortunate to be a part of a library system with a very large selection of audiobooks.
KM101x's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/17/18 1:26 AM
This app does it all. And just like any multi- faceted fairly complicated app there is a learning curve. But the convenience and utility make learning it worthwhile.
Allieyo!'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/17/18 11:52 PM
I LOVE this app. I’m a frequent library goer and with this app I have saved a lot of gas⛽️ haha they books are usually available and easy to access and use.
Nickolet6's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/17/18 11:32 AM
I like to think of myself as someone who is relatively technology literate. I was very excited when I heard about this app, and I downloaded it immediately. I have found it to be extremely difficult to navigate and therefore very frustrating.
jukie$$!'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/16/18 6:11 PM
I have ADD & have difficulty concentrating & absorbing the written word. Lonesome Dreamer is a wonderful read, but I would live to have it in audio book form. My 94 year old mother is a voracious reader who is going blind. She also needs books in audio form. Thank you for your kind consideration, regarding bringing more books to to Overdrive in audio form.
Nazartay's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/16/18 5:24 PM
Easy to use and what a great option to have a book read to you at your fingertips!!!
Tlon19's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/16/18 2:52 PM
Several updates ago this audio has been affected. Syllables of words are missed/skipped. The most obvious is when starting a new chapter the narrator should be announcing chapter 2 but what you hear is apter 2. I have noticed this though out the audio, missing names and details. I have even tried Libby app and it’s the same thing!! It didn’t used to be like this. Please fix.
LLayvand's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/15/18 9:15 PM
It would be great if while selecting books we could read their reviews (like in Amazon or Goodreads). Otherwise, the stars are meaningless
KMC13466's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/15/18 5:18 PM
Love this app, easy to use!
Hangingpictures's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/15/18 12:26 AM
I am grateful for the increased opportunities this app affords for both reading and listening to books from the libraries of which I am a member. I find it easy to use.
rlmosss's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/15/18 12:20 PM
Great app. Add your favorite library and download audio books, ebooks, magazines and more. You can put a hold on material and get notified when it is available. Works on the phone which is great for audio books. I listen in the car and when doing yard work. I use it on the iPad to read ebooks. Very happy with this app.
Fabmefitness's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/14/18 12:38 PM
User friendly and uncomplicated
Katwap's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/13/18 3:25 PM
I have enjoyed using this app for years. The only thing I would like to see differently is when searching for books, being able to go back to my place in a search, rather than having to start over.
obiyere's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/13/18 3:19 AM
It is rendering me sleepless because of it. I listen to it everyday
123erm's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/13/18 2:28 AM
Simple to use, with lots of useful features. The best is the sleep timer. Easy to navigate from chapter to chapter.
Kellimon's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/13/18 11:00 PM
There must be a simpler way to navigate thru this app - it is not very intuitive - I still struggle finding the search page - once there the selection is great
Smseef's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/12/18 7:25 PM
Great app! Good selection and good usability.
Nielly808's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/12/18 6:14 PM
I love this app. It is so convenient and well designed.
cint21's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/11/18 9:48 PM
Lopez_Daniela_323's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/1/18 7:40 PM
I use this app all the time on my commute to work/school because it does use up my data. Love all the variety of books I can listen to.
centuryrj's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/1/18 2:20 PM
I enjoy reading books and have valued our public library for many years. When I found our local public library supported lending books through Overdrive I was delighted. Since that time I use our public library all the more. My job entails travel to far flung areas of the world and when I finish reading a book I can browse for my next no matter where I am. Overdrive works well on my phone and on my iPad allowing me to browse and borrow books no matter where I am. The functionality is full and robust. Exactly what I need.
Elephantbuttsniffer's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/1/18 2:06 AM
Couldn’t not be happier!!!!
Mayhem1234??????'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/1/18 1:30 PM
I love this app. And I love to read. Audio books are the only way I get to "read" books. My schedule is full every day. I am in a vehicle a lot of the day, so I can listen quite a bit. I only wish they had unlimited copies so you don't have to wait. I understand it is a licensing thing.
mrj327's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/1/18 1:09 PM
This APP is smart, useful, and intuitive. It features a huge catalog of books n audiobooks. I can easily search for titles, n authors. Downloads are fast n easy. I connect through my local library and find the APP most convenient. No more library closed hours or late fees. I checkout/return titles at my leisure. Brilliant! Thx smart people for developing this app. ❤️ 5 stars.
Dba901's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 9/1/18 12:06 AM
I have been using Overdrive for more than 5 years and recommended to all my friends. We travel south for the winter and Overdrive has been a great source for my audiobooks. I just went on to get my new books and there are NO Audiobooks!! Why?? That’s why I use this app.
the podcast listener's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/9/18 6:36 PM
Honestly life-changing. Can't stop recommending it.
Missywhite68's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/9/18 3:31 PM
Love this app!! So helpful during my long commutes !! But please add more books --give Audiable a run for there money !! Just a personal note .. I live outside the city limits so I have to pay for my library membership !!
Mscwife's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/9/18 1:31 PM
Love having access to my libraries and being able to read the same book on multiple devices. I have both android and apple, and I can easily pick up where I left off when switching devices. I also like being able to recommend books.
alic 8's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/9/18 10:57 PM
I have had this app for years, knowing I can support many local libraries without even leaving the house is wonderful. I am seldom not able to find a book I want and never do I have want I something new.
TexasMarci's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/8/18 7:29 PM
Can you add an alert if we have already read that book? Sometimes I cannot remember that particular title or it sounds like another one. A list or alert would be very helpful
evol99's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/8/18 3:49 PM
So easy. Very pleased.
Otels's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/8/18 3:40 PM
Love this app for being able to listen to audiobooks and read kindle books without needing to go to the library. Would love it even more if i could sort the wishlist by audiobooks and ebooks to make it easier to find something.
SandBKnox's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/8/18 1:39 PM
I love Overdrive! I get Ebooks Kindle books and Audio - all with ease.
robjeckel's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/8/18 12:47 AM
This app allows you to Browse, listen and read audio books and ebooks… All within one convenient app... It also saves your place of where you last left off, listening or reading.
Diz0874's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/8/18 10:21 PM
I drive an hour to work everyday and listening to someone read to me makes the commute so much better! Love it!
Me(v5.5.1)'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/7/18 8:08 PM
Sometimes it does, usually it doesn’t. That’s all.
Wolfeman777's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/7/18 6:15 AM
Expecting more and got it through Overdrive, great site!,
Mpix123's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/7/18 4:00 AM
Is this the best? The app is not user friendly and the sound level needs to be at max either with ear buds or plug to a speaker Why?
Big Meadows's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/7/18 2:57 AM
This application has brought me countless hours of entertainment and education. I can select, with ease, from several cooperating local libraries. And I am a “Library Felon” no more, because books are returned automatically, with no overdue fees. Surely this service will bring more people back to the public library system, which deserves continued support. The audiobook options are my favorite feature. What a treat to be read to while driving to work! Please consider adding the ability to look these up by narrator, because some readers (Barbara Rosenblatt, Jim Dale, Stephen Fry, the late Patrick Tull) are very gifted, while others may be drone-y, or absurdly over-expressive. It would be nice to easily avoid those. I agree that the “1 day remaining” notification is misleading, but exact expiration time can be accessed by “Loans”, under the books icon. Some books are improperly indexed. Using Advanced Search by author often yields nothing, but specific titles by that author can be found. Thank you for this splendid service.
howmanydeescan there be's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/6/18 9:49 AM
Love the app. I’ve been using for years. I always have an audio book and ebook at the ready. Audio books the best. They got rid of a feature I loved where you could rate the book after reading at Good Reads. I loved the feature just so I have a record of the books and authors I’ve read. Because I read so many books I sometimes have to refer back. Now it’s not compatible anymore. Just s feature they removed. Otherwise 5 stars
Queennbj's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/6/18 3:59 PM
This is by far one of the best Apps I’ve ever downloaded.... I read and read and read done more and this App makes life easy for me to do just that........
jbtfsplk's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/6/18 2:55 AM
I have saved quite a bit of money by far using Overdrive to get audiobooks from my local library instead of purchasing them from a vendor.
NotHome's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/6/18 2:32 AM
Does everything I want as both a reader and for accessing my local public library. Unlike Kindle, the latest version runs in older versions of iOS. I have it on a 1st generation iPad mini in iOS 9.
Iowa Connie's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/6/18 1:43 AM
I love this app, so many choices of books to read and listen to. The download process works great!
TWS listener's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/6/18 1:22 PM
Fantastic concept. Very poor execution. One of the worst apps I’ve used. Very clunky. Frequently fails. Extremely cryptic and requires far too many steps to accomplish what should be relatively straightforward tasks. My elderly relatives rely heavily on this for books since they cannot get to the library and it is particularly difficult for them.
JaneDoe789's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/5/18 9:50 PM
This app has improved a lot! It seems like everyone is pushing for Libby, but I prefer this app 100%!
LD43's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/5/18 6:49 PM
I love Overdrive. Since I have accounts with several libraries, I use it all the time. I agree with the suggestions that (1) returns should be easy, so that others can have the book quickly (I think this feature has been improved), and (2) a user should be able to suspend her/his waiting list request when she/he doesn’t have time to read the book. Here are a couple of other suggestions: (3) in your recommendations section, please separate audio books from ebooks. I use Overdrive almost exclusively for audio, but I have to scroll through a lot of books that don’t want to read in a hunt for audio books that I might like. (4) please clarify the relationship between Overdrive and Libby. Are all books checked out on Overdrive available on Libby? Why are there two apps?
Geek-er's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/5/18 5:32 AM
I think Overdrive is a great reading app. I use it in school and at home. I’m not really familiar with buying books online or stuff like that so Overdrive lends a big hand to me. I think this app is amazing, keep up the great work!!
Filitaliana's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/5/18 4:54 PM
This app has been amazing. If I can’t make it to a library and they have an ebook or audio book I’ve been able to save time and have access to the titles I want. Also, I’m not limited to 1 library. I use Seattle and the county library so I have access to a ton. A life and time saver for sure.
D’Glester Hardunkichud's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/5/18 4:33 AM
Every time I try to sign in I encounter a server error. Please correct this.
cineKate's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/4/18 7:08 PM
Audio books are my favorite. In the car, on a flight, doing household tasks... I'm "reading" more than I have in years thanks to Overdrive and our free public library. And now, at 65, I actually ENJOY weeding and doing laundry. On a long journey, time and miles fly by as you get absorbed in a book that can then spark great conversation between my husband and me. That's SO much nicer than hunting for the next town's NPR station on the radio. Also, when you search titles or authors not already "owned" by your library, Overdrive makes requesting new purchases a snap. Relevant selections are displayed, and you click to "recommend" your choice. It's been very successful for me. The app works perfectly across all my devices, whether android or iOS, phones or tablets. I'm so grateful that it exists.
Sonicboy159's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/4/18 4:52 PM
I love using Overdrive to check out eBooks from my local library. These days, I get download an instance of the book to my iPad for general reading, and a second copy to my iPhone so I can read a bit more of the latest book wherever I am. I love that the app automagically synchs my place in the book between the 2 instances. A great app!
This Reveiw Is LIT's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/4/18 4:10 AM
If you want something like audible but cant pay for it, this is perfect! However, the only down side is that you have to wait a while to check it out most of the time. But other than that its awesome! No bugs or anything! :D
Hardream's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/4/18 3:51 PM
The app is easy to use. I can stop reading or listening on one of my devices and continue on another. Very convenient.
johnnygoebel's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/4/18 2:58 AM
This app is amazing you can download books for free and you have two options Ebook and ado book the only thing that’s ok and not amazing is you sometimes you have to wait for a book but the rest is asomely amazing
Toby123927's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/4/18 2:43 PM
Installed for a beach trip where I didn't want to carry 7 books -- clean formatting, fairly easy to use and open with different library cards, good selection. The filters could be better but overall it's a good solution
Albps's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/4/18 11:56 AM
So easy to check out library ebooks. At times a bit confusing but all in all a great app and a great way to read books. Very convenient.
selforsaken's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/31/18 8:16 AM
Really enjoying this app. Has saved me a lot of time and money.
Waterlilly01's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/31/18 10:28 AM
Such a joy to have so many great books available at all times!! I don’t have to go to the library to be a member & I can always find something to read. I haven’t worked out making recommendations yet & I think some kind of upgrade has been happening as I am required to sign in a lot. That never happened before. Normally, everything is so easy that I can’t imagine being without Overview; I depend on it so much. Thank you to everyone who makes this work!! For people who cant get out a lot, it is an added blessing. 🙏🏻👍
eraser tool's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/30/18 9:53 PM
I love the convenience of this app! The ability to sync devices is a huge plus. I also appreciate being able to interface with my two area libraries through a single source.
thisappsavedmysummer's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/30/18 6:17 PM
For sure recommend
cam5555555's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/30/18 1:39 AM
It’s a little difficult to navigate through the bookshelf but overall, this is a good app. The audiobooks are a great way to entertain kids on long car trips.
BellaPrincesa322's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/3/18 9:29 AM
This app is so fantastic. I could not be more thankful for the ability to listen to endless audiobooks for free. It makes my drives, workouts, walks, and chores SO much more enjoyable. Once you get used to the routine of putting books on hold, downloading them, having 21 days to listen to them, etc, it really is such a great thing to have. The Audiobooks app is like 14.99 per month and you’re only allowed one book per month?! Free audiobook apps have nothing but ancient books available to the public and scarce selection. Even Tune-In is $100 per year for unlimited access. THIS app is totally free and it’s the best. If you have the patience to wait for your books to become available, and don’t mind having to press download several times before it actually downloads, it’s great. Love it!!! UPDATE: I do however wish that it was easier to navigate chapters in the actual audiobooks, in case of falling asleep while listening and having no idea where I left off. The chapters and “parts” are labeled very oddly in my opinion. I wish that would change somehow to be more user friendly. But it’s not annoying enough to give less than 5 stars to an app that allows me to listen to audiobooks for FREE!!
Jackzha1988's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/3/18 5:37 PM
Like the title says, this app gets the job done perfectly, easy to navigate between different libraries if you have multiple libraries you go to.
bettyinbedrock's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/3/18 1:33 AM
I don’t know what y’all did, but I updated my iOS (11.4 on iPhone 6) and then a few days later updated my overdrive app and now it will not open. I get the message “overdrive was unable to startup successfully.” There is only the option to “retry” which also fails :(
Adifah123🌸🌸's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/29/18 5:14 PM
ScottyMattyWhatever's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/29/18 5:08 AM
Until the app works on my iPad Mini 2, it’ll get one star.
donbobil's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/29/18 2:30 PM
Great app! Love it! Have listened to many books using this app over the years. Have shown others how to use it!
Garfield23232323's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/29/18 1:57 PM
I love the "Overdrive" app. The idea that I can just pick up my tablet and search for a book to read is wonderful. What is great, is you can register numerous libraries (as long as you have that library card) ! I highly recommend Overdrive !!!
Stardust10852509's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/29/18 12:30 AM
I have told some many people about this app. I love the convenience of this app. I always have several books checked out at a time. My kids are starting to get into this app as well. When we go on trips we have to have a book going, it helps them from getting so ansey on the car ride. Thank you
Mindlessconsumer's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/29/18 12:11 AM
Thanks to my library network and this app for opening up the opportunity to listen to a number of great audiobooks during my long commutes... it's been a wonderful and educational experience. The history selection has become a valued resource for me.
GratefulG@l's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/29/18 10:18 PM
No need for a paid subscription to listen to audiobooks. Love it!!
ziaphi's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/28/18 5:41 PM
Love this app, I binge read a lot thanks to you amazing creators!
Mrbigdaddy89's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/28/18 4:49 PM
I used to use this app regularly to get books. Worked great in the past! Tried to use it today and I get a message that says “The app was unable to start up successfully”. It will not restart, reload, retry, and there are no updates to fix this glitch. I’m very frustrated because I need to get a book for my son’s schoolwork, but it won’t let me. How can your library website say that your download is complete and to go to Overdrive to read the book, but Overdrive does not work? This is totally unfair.
jjmartinw7's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/28/18 4:17 AM
Library Guy 1996's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/28/18 3:16 PM
I was a library worker for four years and during my time there, I helped many patrons set up OverDrive accounts. OverDrive allows you to check out ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and magazines from your library for FREE! People spend hundreds of dollars a year on Audible and buying Kindle books but OverDrive allows you to consume them for free. Sometimes you are not even limited to the titles your library owns the licenses to because libraries that are part of a consortium often have to buy titles to go into a sharing pool. Please go ask your local librarian about this great service.
lavenderwind's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/28/18 2:50 AM
Can’t add ePub books to the app to read offline. Frustrating!
riker40's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/28/18 12:34 PM
The is a great extension of my public library. You can get some many digital copies for free and the work with kindle! Awesome
GR8KIDSS's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/27/18 6:27 PM
I use this app almost daily. Either to download a book or listen to a book from the library.
driving america's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/26/18 5:47 PM
I switched to libby and had to go back to overdrive. I drive a truck and Libby would stream the books so when I didn’t have a signal my books would not play aggravating overdrive downloads the books so I have my entertainment the whole time I am driving
Mackayla Ramdhanie's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/26/18 12:51 PM
Great book app if you prefer to read on your phone!
Booming Boomer's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/26/18 10:01 PM
The only option in audiobooks that you should even consider! Definitely the bomb.com
MamaCancer23's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/25/18 9:37 PM
I’ve been using this app to listen to audiobooks for a couple of months now and I love it! So convenient that I can listen to books on the go or while doing things around my house.
Kelbirsch's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/24/18 2:57 AM
Easy to navigate. Good selection. Really cool idea. Love it.
290ska's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/24/18 11:19 AM
Brings meaning to my life! Works well, free books and audiobooks.
Thatchbo's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/23/18 9:42 AM
I love Overdrive-I listen to audiobooks a lot and I can save a ton of money by getting them free from my local library through this app. I use it almost daily.
Shopgirls1999's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/23/18 7:31 PM
Paired with my library, I constantly have a book ready to read. Having it on my phone allows me to listen wherever I am, my favorite place is in the car!
Alleyphonso's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/23/18 4:51 PM
I love books, but sometimes I just don’t want to drive to get my books. This app is amazing and very convenient. I recommend every one get it. All you need is a library card you’re good to go.
CxFuzion's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/23/18 3:25 AM
World best app
NanaBilli's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/23/18 2:50 AM
That’s right. I share this app with any other reader I come in contact with. Those who read-like me. And those who listen. How awesome that my public library card working with this app saves me a lot of money. 😁
Eldiablo212's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/22/18 7:21 PM
This is one of my favorite apps. My local library has lots of audiobooks and it gives me something to listen to while at work or driving
Catmom2 6's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/22/18 10:34 AM
Had been an awesome app. Has been broken for more than 36 hours with no way to know if it will be fixed or when. Needed something important but guess that doesn't matter now. I have lost faith.
Taor82's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/21/18 1:23 PM
Overdrive has been really improved since the last time I downloaded it. And I believe that this app will save you a trip to the library to get a quick read into our daily lives even if it is an audiobook, In conclusion, I think this app is great for anyone to improve their education and its better to get there reading better. Thank You
Jenniferaday88's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/21/18 12:38 PM
This app is great, but if there was one thing I could change it would be the download glitches. Once I download a book it says that all of the parts are downloaded successfully. It’s frustrating driving and the book stops reading because the app says that the next part isn’t downloaded. Once I download that part again...the same thing happens for the next part.
Caldawgg's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/21/18 10:45 AM
Generally this app works well. But sometimes in the morning I get an error message about not being able to playback. Usually after lunch I can use the app to listen to books.
dubfdj's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/21/18 10:40 PM
Really great way to access hundreds of books and resources quickly and easily on your phone, if your an avid reader who likes ebooks this has 100s of dollars of free content
Mary A. G.'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/20/18 6:37 AM
My library has been under construction for quite some time, and all the other city libraries don’t quite compare. Overdrive saved me the hassle and showed me amazing books like Renegades by Melissa Meyers!
CheReefer69's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/20/18 5:29 PM
I get more runs/walks in now that I can listen to books on my phone. And it’s so easy to search, check out, & download from & onto my phone. My boyfriend loves it to because he doesn’t have to just buy books for his kindle, he can borrow them & the app allows you to easily filter for kindle or audio. Thanks Overdrive!
Tdmz3's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/20/18 4:47 PM
I really love that my library offers Overdrive! I’ve read many great books and it’s easy to use. The only thing I would recommend is that they please add a highlight feature. You can bookmark pages, but not specific passages. Other than that, this app is great!
Mszoko12's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/20/18 3:13 PM
Love this app so much!
Jaygo__'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/2/18 7:42 AM
Although I love this app because of the freedom to browse through so many different titles at whatever time of day, the app itself is still glitchy and not necessarily user friendly. I’m a millennial and had complications figuring out how to use the app at first. Also, the app will shut me out and say something about an issue with an “SSL connection” or a “connection that is not secure”. I just have to exit the app for a few minutes usually and then I can get back in and continue browsing.
MagicTail's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/2/18 5:43 PM
This APP is the opposite of intuitive. Finding the books you put on hold, picking the days you want to borrow, managing the download files are all difficult. As is the search and settings functions. Needs a tidal redesign. But it does work, if you stick wi h it.
Knack168's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/2/18 1:12 AM
Why are you forcing users to move towards using Kindle, especially for the level 1 readers? Please stick to ePub that is compatible with Apple products.
BlackAce89's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/2/18 12:58 AM
No noticeable glitches anymore. Good job incorporating user inputs/suggestions.
ValDIY's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/19/18 8:00 PM
I don’t like because you need a library card for it and if your a student in middle school or high school,like me I am in middle school and I don’t have a library card I want something free withought having to do anything but search up the book.I don’t know I don’t like it but you should still try it.You might like it.
Sheffler73's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/19/18 2:38 AM
Easy to search and add titles. If a title is not available can submit a hold request and it will automatically be added. Best of all can download entire books so no need to use cell data.
aneeema's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/19/18 2:16 AM
I can access my library, download books with my car, and listen to them without wifi. The audiobooks are always great quality! I love the 15 second forward/backward option when you’re listening to a book. Not very hard to use once you’ve figured out how to get through the links to your libraries website. I love love love this app and think it’s a great thing to download.
forcemajure's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/18/18 9:19 PM
Horrible horrible horrible horrible. The people responsible for this abomination should have their hands broken. Maybe the worst app I’ve ever used. This is why people steal content.
Kle333¥'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/18/18 8:44 PM
Cannot stop using it! So many different books to look at, its so exciting! And an awesome way to spend my time. ...That was until I moved out of my district and I could no longer access the app because my library district isn’t registered in the app. What?!?!? Very disappointing.
Lizzy 44's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/18/18 5:18 PM
I have downloaded the app but it does not open. Help!
whothewhatthe's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/18/18 1:21 AM
This App is all it should be. I especially like the ability to have the book out for 21 days if required. The ease of using this App is also one of the many things I like about it.
OlderMissy's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/18/18 1:16 AM
I use this in my car, wherever I go. I listen while driving to and from work, walking on treadmill and errands. I listen to it while painting (watercolor) it is so entertaining.
KingPaulie1's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/17/18 9:44 PM
This an excellent app! I use this app to listen to audiobooks and it works Great! And I mean Great! Like Tony the Tiger, Great....!
serge.ya's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/17/18 7:32 PM
The idea is great and the implementation is shaping up. The main problems are in the display of Settings. Some tabs are inaccessible based on the formatting. Thy synchronization between devices is very problematic.
Mulletofdeth's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/17/18 7:19 PM
It's great to have so many audiobooks at your fingertips. I listen to 3-4 books a week with this. Haven't started on the Ebooks but I'm sure it will happen soon!p
Pyro702's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/17/18 4:13 PM
Perfect for free audiobooks right on your phone
MeganLatapie's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/17/18 4:10 PM
It’s not as intuitive as you’d think but A small price to pay for what it offers we tell everybody about overdrive
Yamkram's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/17/18 1:33 AM
jejgf's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/17/18 10:45 PM
I love this app! It is very easy to use and I use it to download audio books for vacations and for when I want to do large, monotonous tasks around the house (painting, cleaning, organizing closets, etc) I found that audiobooks are a great thing to put me to sleep as well.
Love Spdes's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/17/18 10:18 PM
In the past I would tell everyone about Overdrive how ever in the past few months I have had many problems. The biggest being I cannot delete books any longer from the bookshelf. In order to delete books I have delete Overdrive so the books can clear my bookshelf,then reload overdrive to my IPhone, add my accounts numbers/password and then delete the books so I can add more to my Library. This is an extremely painful process. Hopefully, this can be resolved.
babydoll973's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/16/18 9:54 PM
...if you’re an avid reader. Incredibly useful and quite handy for the whole family. It’s given me another tool to show my young children about the joy of reading!
ju1c3y's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/16/18 6:40 AM
Great app. Wish they were in charge of the Hoopla app too because Hoopla will never download. Thanks overdrive!
wordling's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/16/18 5:56 AM
This app forms a good bridge to my local library’s digital al offerings. But there are a few glitches. Like when I tap download for an ebook or an audiobook, most of the time nothing happens. Then i tap again. And again. It finally does download, but not before some aggravation. Also, dont make a mistake on your ebook format — if you want kindle format and mistakenly press e bupbook, you are out of luck. You cant correct for that mistake. Until next time you borrow.
Julie5804's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/16/18 5:25 AM
Love, love the app. Only wish is to tag the books I have listened or read. Sometimes I download a book I have already read. But love the free audio books!!!!!!
DhamirMajor's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/16/18 4:54 AM
God bless whoever developed this app
who_me?!'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/16/18 2:35 AM
I love this app! Always have something to read right in my pocket! Great for traveling for work! Makes reading easy when carrying a book isn’t an option.
SakuraRebin's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/15/18 7:35 PM
I don’t really like audio books, so I only use the ebooks, but I love this app! I first heard of it through a Facebook meme that compared it to Audible, but worked with the library system. I live in a small town where the library is only open one day a week for a couple of hours and I tend to be very busy. This gives me a convenient way to have a book with me for downtime and also to tell whether or not I like a book enough to buy it. I love supporting the library and I am passing around the word!
Evecanine's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/15/18 7:14 PM
This app is the greatest!!! It connects with your local library and you get to download them on your phone!!!
RAJ JR TOO's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/15/18 6:45 PM
Please add Car Play compatibility in the next update.
Mako 34's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/14/18 9:44 AM
I love this app! Use it in my car, and always travel with it!
Svhotzie's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/14/18 6:45 AM
Love this app. I have used it for at least five years. Never had any major problems. But recently I have noticed that when I download the more popular books it does not recognize the preference of triple spacing. It starts out triple space at the beginning of each chapter and then goes to single line spacing. And I can’t seem to get back to the triple spacing. Otherwise I love it. I have old eyes and Overdrive has the ability to enlarge type, make the typing dark and adjust the brightness of the screen. All save my eyes so I don’t have to give up reading. Thank you Overdrive
theophilus1_8's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/14/18 1:53 PM
I usually only borrow audiobooks. I love to listen to books on long drives.
Lili99999997979's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/14/18 1:43 PM
It keeps directing me to go to the Loans page which does not seem to exist
amlaml1990's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/14/18 1:43 AM
This app was a little tricky to learn at the beginning. Now that I’m familiar with the UI I enjoy the app.
ugliest dude's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/14/18 12:58 AM
I want more books
Harry Potter LOVER#1!!!!!!'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/13/18 4:10 AM
I liked the app at first but the more I use it, the more frustrated I get. I'll use it one day and the next it will say that my library card info is wrong and it needs to be checked when there is nothing wrong with it! For all the popular books there is also always a super long waiting list so it not even worth it at that point to wait for the book to be available, I either just go to the library and check it out. There is one book I've been waiting for for about four months now and there are still 22 people ahead of me to read the book.
AshleyShearer's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/13/18 3:25 AM
This app is one of my all time favorites. Because it's there, I read more (went from one book/month to one/week), spend less time on social media, and have saved lots of money! I would recommend Overdrive 10x over!
jeannedel's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/13/18 1:25 PM
Use overdrive all the time for two different libraries-works perfectly! Love all the features-like sleep timer especially! Highly recommend.
steviewoll1990's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/13/18 12:36 AM
I Absolutely Love overdrive! I also love that I’ve introduced other people to it as well! I’m audio and visual; so this app is amazing! It saves so much money for bookworms!
Spider weakley's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/13/18 11:40 PM
Like everything this has its quarks but it works well for me and I have listened to a lot of books
ShaneTara's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/12/18 7:25 PM
It’s a good idea but all the books I want to read are 10+ 20+ 30+ holds, that would take like a year or more of waiting. You should get more copies of books.
Skylenna's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/12/18 1:38 PM
I have used this app for over 5 years. I can download an audiobook or an ebook. As long as you have a library card you are ready to go! No late fees, it automatically returns them. Great for long drives download an audio book and your good to go. They also have movies and music!
Kneeda's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/12/18 12:32 AM
I have had this app. for about two weeks. I love being able to rent audio books from my library to listen to. I have had no glitches, problems with audio, or downloading. Everything works great. It's been the perfect app. for me.
Cwharr03's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/11/18 8:59 PM
For anyone with kids in need of braces, close to driving, and not too far from college bows the time to try to cut back on spending right? Well Overdrive lets you check out books in print and audiobooks to your smartphone courtesy of your free library card which you’re paying taxes for anyway, so you might as well use it. The audiobooks have a feature that lets you speed up or slow down the audio as you need to (some narrators speak soooooo sloooowwww while others sound like the micro machine man). The only problem I have had is having to wait forever for a few books I wanted to read straight away.
Lazy Booky's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/11/18 8:08 PM
This app is easy to function and follow, making it perfect for when you are in a rush. Highly recommend.
Can b slow's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/11/18 12:04 AM
Great app for reading library books- even saves pages for you
Bakinggirl987's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/10/18 7:17 PM
I love this app! I have only ever written one other review and it was because I was deeply in love with it! And it's no different for this one! I love reading and I finish books annoyingly fast (for others) and I think it is amazing that I can read or listen to as many books as I want to and not have to spend any money! I have recommend it to some people and they love it too! Thank you overdrive for giving me something to read!
TDB123BDT321's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/10/18 2:30 PM
This is an amazing app and a must own for all book lovers.
Vgfelix's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/10/18 10:20 PM
It seems like every time I checkout an audio book with overdrive it’s sort of a trial and error process to get it downloaded. Once it’s checked out and I click on download it says title added but it isn’t.
elgipa's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/1/18 6:29 AM
I have had this app for over 5 years, and it is great. The latest version does weird things with downloads that it didn’t used to, and the sync between device feature has not been working lately. But it has read me over 250 books, so I’m not even going to drop it down a star.
Tmef238's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/1/18 4:59 AM
I like this app. I just hate that when an item expires, I have to checkout again (no problem with this) but the I have to go to add item, search for what I just checked out, go to loans and download. Can’t this just download? Otherwise once that’s done I am golden and enjoying my loan!
Helena Bourque's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/1/18 1:43 PM
Indeed, it is a wonderful thing for a sixteen year-old girl to be able to take her books anywhere with her, this is an well worked app! Keep up the great work!
The Angel of Light's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/1/18 12:53 AM
Excellent!! My number one entertainment!
djhamaradio's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 8/1/18 11:59 AM
Love love love this app, it’s a huge part of my commute and makes my job bearable. I hate the fact that they don’t have an extensive amount of the books I want or have unrealistic wait times for books I need.
DavvieRae1015's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/9/18 9:57 PM
It's so great to be able to read a bunch of books for free from your local library without having to go there!!! Your local library is right there on ur phone!!!
flyingfinn0068's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/9/18 6:52 PM
What an amazing app! I have to admit that I love reading but haven’t picked up a book in years because of two reasons. After completing my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree, I lost the drive to read for pleasure. With having to read and write so much for my career I had given up on reading anything that wasn’t work related. Reason number two is that as time has progressed, so has my poor eyesight. OverDrive has brought back the joys of reading without the hard work and effort on my eyes. Audiobooks have turned my life around. I downloaded the app a month ago and am now on my eleventh book. I love, love, love OverDrive, the ease of use, selections through my own public library, and the quick and easy return process. I agree with other raters that this app deserves more than 5 stars... it is a life altering wonder!!! Thank you!
guest3939's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/9/18 4:13 PM
Best app for books in all of the world!!! You need this app if you don’t already have it!
jmueller93's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/9/18 3:25 PM
Love to be able to support my local library and listen to books on the fly.
Lomalinda2's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/9/18 3:25 PM
I love this app. I listen to books all of the time now. Gardening, cleaning, going to sleep. It really keeps me up to date on the latest books too. Useful to put a hold on a book when you read a good review. They send you an email when it is available to you. So easy.
Lissa Darling's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/9/18 11:50 PM
This is the absolute best app for people who love books but don't like to wander in stores to look, and for germaphobes-also me-who don't like to touch used books. Game changer for me!
Mary Ellen Carter's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/8/18 8:30 PM
Dyslexia. Workout companion. Road trip companion. Biking / hiking companion. This app is to audio books what Gutenberg was to the printed word. My library access, at zero, yes zero is astounding! Five stars to the app, five stars to the library links, for stars to the publishers!
Mrs. Helling's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/8/18 3:10 AM
I always have a book to read on my iPhone thanks to Overdrive ebooks. When I go on a road trip I download audiobooks by my favorite authors to listen to My local library helped me sync my devices so I can pick up where I left off reading on either my tablet or iPhone.
angelicababy28's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/8/18 2:11 PM
Not to be dramatic but this app changed my life. All these books free and at my fingertips. Thanks OneDrive
hdidnr rhxkdkrndnndj's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/8/18 2:03 PM
I think it’s very glitchy and it’s kind of confusing
lucymaxine💜's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/8/18 12:06 AM
Love this app. Period.
SexyBride2018's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/7/18 3:37 PM
Love The automatic check out feature and check in feature.
avidbooknerd's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/7/18 2:29 PM
I’m an avid reader, and I love being able to not only read the ebooks my library has but also get to listen to them while working. The only downside is being limited by what my library has in stock.
JerseyMermaid01's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/6/18 7:57 PM
I've used this app before but within last two weeks I can't do anything with it because it just keeps closing :( I've tried to uninstall & reinstall & didn't help . I'm sad cause it was a fave
johnwolfe3rd's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/6/18 3:35 AM
Virtually every other ePub reader has stopped working on my vast collection of aging but still elegant iPad 2's. All yer MoonReaders and MegaReaders now no longer open ... Who'da thunk the iron-sided marmoreal Overdrive would be the last man standing? Way to hang tough with some bedrock solid ap dev.
Smcase00's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/6/18 3:02 PM
I love this app! I use it mostly for listening to audiobooks. My kids have just started listening to audiobooks as well. We find the books on the app or on the computer app and then listen using overdrive or its Libby companion app. So many books, so little time!
ConanTheReader's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/6/18 1:36 AM
Incredible service with a small learning curve. I listen to books from many libraries thanks to OverDrive. It is my most used app on my phone.
3susanm's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/6/18 1:33 PM
While I appreciate the ease of returning a book with just one click, I do NOT appreciate the fact that the returned book is not being cleared from my Kindle app on my IPad; therefore making it IMPOSSIBLE to access the other books I have on loan and want to read!
Ckilinski's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/6/18 10:24 AM
Impossible to listen to, have to click several times to listen, but keep getting put back to sample. Downloaded and still have to guess what to do each and every time, very frustrating, get some simple instructions on the bookshelf for heavens sake. Now what... cannot even send this review?
Sothurman's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/5/18 9:17 PM
I would give it five stars but it won't sync between my devices
Ally Means's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/5/18 5:58 PM
Any plans to make this work with the iWatch. I do love this app, just wish the audiobook speeds were a little faster and that it worked with iWatch.
EnderCrafted's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/5/18 5:15 PM
super user friendly because of how easy it is to use - enter your library card, and you’re a couple searches and taps away from finding your desired ebook or audiobook! it’s SO easy to download files, and it’s great during vacations, or long car rides
Darzgirl's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/5/18 2:03 PM
I absolutely love my Lincoln library and using overdrive for audio and e-books. I listen to books in my car and I listen to books at home. I’m so glad that I don’t have to physically go to the library to get books on CD and have to switch out CDs manually anymore. Setting it up is not complicated and I have helped other senior citizens get started who are also enjoying the app and the convenience of audiobooks
goltly's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/5/18 1:18 PM
Overdrive is my daily go to for most my reading / listening .. love it! Works great offline, I use the timer nightly .. it puts me to sleep .. but keeps me working in the day when doing mindless chores
Patconfos's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/4/18 5:22 AM
My husband and I love to listen to books when we are commuting or traveling. We download audiobooks from our local library to our cell phone...for free, and listen to the books using OverDrive via blue tooth. LOVE IT!
tech-book's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/4/18 12:56 PM
Why sign up for Audio when this is available for free from your local library!
lj4God's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/31/18 9:05 PM
I love this app., I’d give it five stars if only the newer downloads were on the top of the list. As it is you must scroll down through all previous ebooks to get to current read. Otherwise it’s perfect:).
klarky84's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/31/18 2:55 PM
Great app. Took a bit of work to learn but worth it
NBPL's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/31/18 2:45 PM
Overdrive allows you to download books all over the world. The best App ever. 👍
Gabriel Ray.'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/31/18 2:22 PM
This app was recommended to me by a friend. I was iffy at first, but once I got the grip on how it all worked, it’s made it way easier for me to get books on my phone. Especially since my work hours don’t always allow me to make it to the library! Love it! Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves to read or even listen to books!
Tiger Reads's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/30/18 7:45 PM
Love listening to books on Overdrive on the road. However, have recently encountered skipping. Hopefully this is a glitch and can be fixed soon.
Mz naves's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/30/18 1:22 AM
I have been going through different book apps for years now. No matter what the app was it was never the book app for me. Until now this is the most simplest and amazing book app I’ve ever used. Whoever reads this, I recommend you try this app I believe you will love it just as much as me and trust me I’m not the type to give apps 5🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Dazzlingdebi's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/3/18 9:15 AM
Once you figure out the step and find your "holds", it's a great app. Finding the books on hold is a nightmare.
Emmiebell89's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/3/18 5:54 PM
I love having access to so many audiobooks for free, everything is electronic! BUT the design is poor. You have to click to borrow the book, then go to a different area to “download” the book, that doesn’t download it, just adds it to your list. Then you have to go to the list and go to the sidebar to download all of the files... THEN you can actually listen to it. It seems like you should only need to click “Borrow” for it to be added to your list and downloaded. The steps are redundant, unnecessary, and will deter those who are less tech savvy from using it.
dross4027's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/3/18 3:24 AM
Love the app! It is like having the whole public library catalogue at my fingertips.
Scarface hiker's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/29/18 9:19 PM
I love this app
🤩🤪🧐🤓's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/29/18 6:10 AM
I am a serious bookworm. So finding an app for free that let me download books for free and some offline. My best friend, I went in a road trip for 12 hours and Overdrive was my best friend. Both Ebooks and Audiobooks. Definitely a great app!!!!!!
Mr.Plinkett's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/29/18 5:35 PM
Cool cool boi
OverDrive No Workie's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/29/18 4:33 PM
I have a Mini2 that was working fine with iOS 10.8 and OverDrive. After updating to 11.4 overdrive said it needed to be updated to work with iOS 11. So I updated overdrive. Now all I get is “the app was unable to start up successfully” even after iPad restart. I hesitate to delete the app and do a full install as I’d lose all my history and settings. Hopefully there’s a solution somewhere to be found.
321Jezika's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/29/18 3:46 AM
I love listening to books!
Hony_J's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/29/18 2:20 PM
Driving, mowing the lawn, out taking a shower just got more productive. I can no longer I'd love to read more of I had the time. With this app, books are being read to me whenever and wherever I want.
DamDannyr's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/29/18 12:15 PM
I enjoy the excellent range of topics and titles made available by libraries all over the world through the overdrive app. Overdrive is simple to use, works consistently well and makes listening to books a joy. The best app for getting books from public and private libraries.
Shaylene Anderson's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/28/18 8:49 PM
An awesome app that is connected to your library card and able to check out books from home, and get ebooks, and audio books on your phone too.
rwlistener's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/28/18 8:07 PM
i love listening to books on tape so having access to free audiobooks is great! I am getting my kids interested as well. Thanks
Fkellkrkff's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/28/18 7:20 PM
PLEASE MAKE IT COMPATIBLE WITH GOOGLE CHROMECAST!
Fednxbhsnanhxhdjj's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/28/18 7:15 PM
This app allows me to download literally an book I want and I can read them anytime!
Wisawasa's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/28/18 7:09 PM
The paigester's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/28/18 5:28 AM
This app is AMAZINGGG I like going to the library and I like real books. It’s just that I never have the time to stop by one, and as a result I’ve gotten away from reading. My mom told me about this app and how I can hook it up with my local library and borrow e books from it so I don’t have to go anywhere! I have no idea how I haven’t learned about this earlier but my mom told me about it and I love it and I’m sooo glad I found it
Cute freak's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/28/18 1:01 PM
I love this app!! It’s very easy to use and extremely convenient, you don’t have to carry a large book around with you when you’re on the go, so no extra weight! I do wish however, there were more titles to choose from as there are some books that are unavailable on overdrive that I wanted to read.
Theirlilma's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/28/18 11:59 PM
I am so happy to have found this app. It works with my library and I love having the audio books to listen to on my way to and from work. Reading a physical book puts me to sleep but I can use this when exercising, driving or when just relaxing in my screened in porch. ❤️
Library Friend's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/28/18 11:40 AM
Have used the app for a few years to read books from the library. Simple to use and makes getting and returning the books easy.
Enna411's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/27/18 5:04 AM
I love this app! It's so awesome and user friendly, it simply connects to your library card and you can rent a wide array of books and magazines! I recommend to anyone who loves to read.
Jambo4545's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/27/18 3:25 PM
I’ve read one book and currently reading another. Helped me get off social media and doing something productive
Immortan Raff's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/27/18 12:55 AM
Love this app it’s great for so many reasons number one is previewing a book before you buy it. Many titles to choose from in all genres.
LaSaims's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/27/18 10:55 AM
Really enjoy being able to get audiobooks and support the library! Being able to pause my book, switch to my kids, pause theirs and Continue where I left off is awesome!
😊☺️😊's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/27/18 10:54 PM
So easy to use.
uguvuugg's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/26/18 6:02 PM
This app is everything i need. I am absolutely in love! There is one thing that would be amazing if you could fix. I had this app on my phone, and i logged in to it on my ipad when i first got it. I didn’t see the titles i had saved on my phone. No big deal, right? I can just redownload them onto my ipad, right? I tried to do that, and it told me it was already downloaded, so i went to my library, and none of my titles are there. If there is any way you could fix this, that would be great! Thanks
kerryrandy's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/26/18 4:48 PM
My husband and I don’t have a lot of time to read, so we love this app. We get to listen instead. great when we’re on a road trip time flys❤️❤️❤️❤️
IndyDean2013's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/26/18 4:09 PM
It’s literally your public library in your hand. And I don’t even really like non-paper books. But I find it particularly useful to play audiobooks for my two young kids. A lot of great titles are available and the waitlist process is good.
Skinney 300's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/26/18 3:57 AM
I knit and I knit all the time I have free. With Overdrive I can listen to books and knit. Very happy.
BethRose17's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/26/18 1:39 AM
A poor system of borrowing books that has a very limited supply, makes you sign in multiple times in the same visit, makes it difficult to find the titles you want to download, and now it suggesting that you try an additional app, “Libby”, to do the exact same function it does. I wish very much my library would use a different system.
mmissy8's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/26/18 1:14 AM
This is not a great design for user ease. It’s hard to find books loaned and feels more complex than it needs be. I like that my library uses it and I can get audio books from it. However, still needs improvement.
kevnallen62's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/26/18 1:11 AM
The app does everything I need for an audio book app. I would give it five stars, but the audio gets scrambled once in a while, especially at the beginning of chapters.
MKFinley52's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/26/18 12:03 AM
Overdrive is so much easier than going to the library & sitting at my computer for hours downloading disc after disc. I turn on an audiobook while cleaning, sewing, gardening, driving, etc. I’m not one to sit & watch TV all day. This a wonderful alternative. I could do with more than 5 audiobooks per month. Some days I can listen to 2 books a day. Yes I’m married, retired, kids are out of the house. Borrowing a book/audiobook can be confusing & not easy to go through.
Artamus82's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/26/18 10:51 PM
It is nice being able to use the library on my phone. However, this app is sub par and not intuitive or user friendly at all. To be able us this app, I had to watch a series of detailed “how to” videos just to get it set up. Apps are supposed to be easy and simple. That is not the case with Overdrive.
Eyeless Fish's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/26/18 10:50 PM
My mom and I just started using this app yesterday, and we love it. I’ve already recommended it to my Sister in law.
Skejen's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/25/18 5:16 PM
This is the best thing since Gutenberg. It's easy and fast to download.Can't say enough. The only thing I wish it had is a way to highlight text, other than that it’s Great.
baidnwkal's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/25/18 3:34 AM
I love this app! I am an artist and the fact that you can listen to podcast while working is such a huge blessing!! And it’s free!! All you need is a library card and it’s all done. I would definitely recommend
A.K.A. Pops's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/25/18 3:16 AM
The app does not easily load audio books user must repeatedly attempt to download the book until it allows you to pass the preview section and download the chapters of a book. The app is not intuitive and is hard to use. App needs to be easier to open, request, and read or listen to a book
fancyrunnerg43's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/25/18 2:49 PM
I love that many libraries use this app to deliver electronic books and audiobooks straight to my phone or tablet! It’s so convenient and easy to take on the go. This app works seamlessly between library websites and its own programming. So easy! I love using this app on a daily basis!
Yo112803's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/25/18 1:16 PM
This app is everything!!!
Carol#1's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/25/18 12:06 PM
Overdrive is wonderful! Some of the more popular or new books you may have to wait on but come on on it’s free and at your finger tips! No more late fees ..
Jax311's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/24/18 9:46 PM
I absolutely love this app!! Thanks!!
Pizazzie's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/24/18 9:05 PM
Been using this app for a couple of years. Love that I can check out books free from my public library through this app, listen to them for 2-3 weeks if necessary, and nit have to pay a fee (Audible.com). Never had any kind of technical problem with it.
emma harper's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/24/18 1:47 AM
Great App! Simple. User friendly. Loving having access to libraries this way!
Upbeat and Positive Influence's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/24/18 12:10 PM
I travel a lot for work and this app helps be enjoy “dead” travel time by listening to an average of 5 audiobooks a month. I just bought a Kindle through Prime Day and now I’m burning through the ebooks. LOVE that I can push them to Kindle through this app on my phone and it automatically shows up in my Kindle. This app is so much better than others out there due to the compatibility with Kindle. Also there’s no cap on how many I can get per month.
Emmypeeg.'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/24/18 12:04 PM
This app is my fave. I am so happy that I can read no matter where I am. Shout out to my library, EPPL. Honestly, I luuuuv this app.
ThatBIMguy's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/24/18 10:59 AM
My local library went to another provider (App platform) for audiobooks for its patrons (us).. I actually lobbied the library people and the Mayor’s office to go back to Overdrive. This app is as solid and stable of a platform as it can be. I’ve discovered my passion for literature with this app. My imagination is boundless.
raccon19's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/23/18 6:13 PM
Overdrive is AMAZING!!! I hate having to sit down and read a book, because it feels like I could be doing something productive instead, but with Overdrive I could be doing chores, going for a run, or cooking dinner while I listen to a book. I love Overdrive because they spend time making good quality audiobooks all for FREE!!!
alley213's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/23/18 2:15 AM
I love this app! My only wish is that my search preferences were saved instead of having to deselect them each time. Do not like the Libby app due to difficulty with rewind and not as easy to use as this apps own audiobook player.
Newversioniscrap's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/22/18 5:46 PM
I find Overdrive really ez to use, and I have not had any problems with it freezing up, as I’ve had with other name brand readers/downloaders.
darkninja87's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/22/18 4:38 AM
Easy to navigate awesome free app
SuperSaiyanSteve's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/22/18 1:49 PM
This is an excellent app, providing the world of libraries to your finger tips wherever you may be. I highly recommend this vast and expanding collection. I love the customization of your reading experience, like the font size, font styles, and lighting; definitely makes reading on a screen easier. You can also look through as many bookmarks as you place with a simple tap on the screen. I love opening the app to see my digital bookshelf, the collection of books I have read. This app is perfect for anybody looking to make the most out of their technology.
Ciaohnoi's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/22/18 12:31 PM
I live outside the US. The ability to borrow audiobooks from wherever I am is priceless.
Tdub46's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/21/18 9:55 PM
I’ve used and loved overdrive for YEARS so when the library came out with a new app “Libby” I was hesitant. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great features on Libby. But if you like a clean simple extremely functional app, overdrive is better. I would rather be reading a real book but since I can’t always have that... overdrive is the next best thing.
dlbrown49's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/21/18 9:45 PM
I love this app but only wish it would work with the Sonos app.
WVaudio's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/21/18 9:03 PM
I have been using this app for a couple years and it’s been great. Now I can’t sign on due to “library authentication server took to long to respond”. This has been going on for days. The app suggested trying a new app “Libby”, which I did. But it doesn’t work either and I get the same error message.
Book Slug's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/21/18 7:22 PM
I check out books all the time so that I can hear books on road trips! Lots of books that become my favorites! I LOVE OverDrive. Just submit library card and you enter book paradise.
StacyJoeEli's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/21/18 3:44 AM
Never leave the house. Borrow books while lying in bed.
JeremiahAC's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/20/18 6:11 PM
This app works great with connecting to the library and borrowing either audio or page format books. Only downside is that it burns through the battery somewhat fast, and it never fails the battery dies at the worst possible moment in the story leaving you in a cliff hanger.
Fatty Baxter's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/20/18 2:10 AM
I love the app, but you need to provide more SLOW playback options. My daughter and I are listening to a book with a different accent and we need to slow down the speed of the talking for her to understand better. 50% is just way too slow...
Jgold0016's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/20/18 1:41 AM
This is a terrific portal to nearly unlimited audio books. Get it free. Super!
East02West's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/20/18 1:26 AM
Best app on my phone and gets used the most. They always have the latest books and if my library doesn’t have it all I do is request. And poof they’re able to get it. I’m always recommending the OverDrive app to friends.
i_heart_cake's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/20/18 12:52 AM
Why punish people for reading on their device, or listening to audiobooks, by not allowing them to renew the item? At least allow me to pay the fines of keeping it extra time, if I choose too, the same as the library does with physical copies. I won’t use this app nearly as much as I thought I would, for fear of it stealing back a book I’m not finished with and then me having to go back on the bottom of the waiting list to get it again. I’ve also found that with ebooks, if it takes back your book, when you re-download it, it doesn’t remember where you left off. Super annoying as well. I really hate this app, but if I want to check out ebooks (which I have to, because I have a small baby and it’s impossible to hold him and a book at the same time), I have no choice but to use it. Two thumbs down.
June Day's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/2/18 5:52 AM
Love the app but I have to try multiple times to open it as it crashes a lot. Please fix.
Maybelle4's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/2/18 5:41 PM
I’ve never reviewed an app or even a podcast before. This app is amazing. I realized I wasn’t reading books like I used to and signed up with a librarian’s recommendation. I’m blowing through books. I listen to audiobooks on my commute and read regularly at home. No need for Audible. Best app ever.
Jenno919's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/19/18 5:19 AM
This is a great way to listen to books when you have a busy life. I can relax and listen to a book or even clean/cook while listening.
Aubug1's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/19/18 1:55 AM
I tried to use this app simply to download and read an ebook. Simple enough, right? It was very confusing and I was not able to figure it out and or read an ebook, therefore I do not recommend this app.
SuperPEBKAC's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/19/18 1:38 PM
I mostly use the app to find ebooks which I download to my Kindle app/device to read. My husband uses the app to download and listen to audiobooks. It works smoothly and logically. One suggestion for enhancement: I am a member of 3 local libraries. In a perfect world, it would be nice if I could search across all 3 libraries at once the way i can in the OverDrive website. And sweeter still if i could view/manage my loans, holds and wishlists across libraries in one view, especially when I’m trying to get a book that is in high demand.
M4R10_SS's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/19/18 11:57 PM
Very useful...I enjoy how I can get mostly any book that is in the library
sweetmystique's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/18/18 7:37 AM
I love this app. It just works, every time. It takes a period of adjustment at first, but once you get it down, it’s simple. I recommend this 100%.
smeasel's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/18/18 5:40 PM
I use this app to download an audio book for driving and grocery shopping and cooking dinner. I download an ebook to read in my spare time. This is the easiest to use app out there and I love the library and the fact that these books don’t stay on my devices.
-Trust+'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/18/18 3:21 PM
It is very easy to work. It doesn’t use data either. I haven’t found any but one problem that this you can’t download a audio book when you are listen to one but other than that no problem. I only use the audio books so I would know any problems with the book. I really do recommend it however.
PorkyGravy's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/18/18 2:21 PM
I love Overdrive.
Smallertv's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/18/18 1:12 AM
I like listening to audiobooks
KRyczek's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/18/18 1:06 AM
Love both Libby & Overdrive. I use the apps to check out ebooks for my kindle. Only complaint is that I really wish there was an option to hide books I’ve already read or checked out. I read a lot, so when browsing the search list, it’s filled with books I’ve previously read &/or borrowed. Even better, it would great if previously read items were pulled from my Goodreads ratings.
B&R_S's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/18/18 10:43 PM
Works very nicely -- the way you'd want it to. Nice to check out library books, and listen to them while driving on trips.
tallmaddy's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/17/18 4:11 AM
This is literally my favorite app. I love having audiobooks and regular books available at my fingertips. It has helped my love of reading and knowledge flourish in the age of technology. I would (and have) recommend it to everyone.
nerdgirl1928's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/17/18 2:25 PM
... and does it in a really easy to use way. Love the instant-gratification library books!
Calm Driver's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/17/18 12:54 PM
I’ve been using Overdrive to listen to books for several years now. I’ve noticed that I don’t get bothered by traffic nearly as much as I used to. If things slow down it just gives me more time to listen to the story. This app is a godsend!
Laura from IA's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/17/18 11:44 PM
I live listening to audiobooks and this is a great platform!!
chrissey77's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/16/18 4:27 PM
I haven't been able to keep app open, (it keeps closing on me), to browse library. Fix this now!
ColoradoGirl1's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/16/18 4:15 PM
I love Overdrive! It’s easy to use and makes reading convenient.
Ed Sabis's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/16/18 12:28 AM
I have been using OverDrive for probably close to five years now. Don’t get me wrong, it has come a really long way since then. Much less buggy, much easier to use. But it still has some little idiosyncrasies that just make you want to scream. Today was the perfect example. I had a 1.5 hour drive to make. I was looking forward to listening to a book that I have been listening to for a while. When I clicked on the book, I got the “loan expired“ message. No warning, no email, no text, nothing that told me I was getting close to being at the end of my 21 days. So here I am, doing 65 mph down the freeway, and I’ve got to figure out how to get the book going again. Of course I eventually pulled over into a rest area. How to re-borrow the book? Go to ACOUNT. I must login. But I am already logged in.? That’s not the answer. Try HISTORY. Yes there is the book I was just reading. About five clicks later, I was able to borrow it again. Great, now go back to my BOOKSHELF and read it. Nope. That copy of the book is still expired. I must delete that copy. Then I must re-download the exact same book. Of course, I lost my place in the book and used a bunch of data to download the exact same book. Again, not a bug report, just a user interface that could use a little fixing up. Maybe there was a way to renew the book before it expired? If so, it was an intuitive. Maybe there was an email or a text that I missed telling me that my book was getting ready to expire? I don’t think so, but I may have missed it. Why do I have to re-download the exact same book? Thanks for listening OverDrive.
MeganV18's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/15/18 7:18 PM
I love the library!! I used to pay 13.99 to read books now I can rent the books and free audio!!
ffyrsysufufuududypystosotd's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/15/18 5:22 AM
It is an amazing app
NorseOlympian's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/15/18 1:16 PM
The only thing I wish they'd add is a way to get straight to the loans or holds section straight from the bookshelf.
12 opinion's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/15/18 11:53 PM
This app for books is really helpful for when you what to read but can’t always carry a book around. The thing is that sometimes it won’t let you have the book that you need because it’s already checked out. That doesn’t really make any sense to me because it’s a ebook it shouldn’t be out of stock it’s not the actually library so, why aren’t you allowed to read it if it’s on a electronic device. That the only real problem I have with the app.
No ducks's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/15/18 11:48 AM
Great app. It has really increased to the number of books I am able to read. My only problem with the app is that it doesn't have the largest selection but that has less to do with the app and more to do with my library. It's better for finding interesting reading rather than specific books you would want.
Ibjoet's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/15/18 11:32 AM
LBINUSA's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/14/18 5:54 PM
I have used Overdrive for many years now and I have never had a problem with it . I use it with my Library Card and it works perfectly . Very easy to use . Even if I have Kindle and iBooks it’s my favorite to read on my iPad.
TV'sNot4Me's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/14/18 3:12 AM
Audiobooks have been a lifesaver for sleepless nights and are a great incentive to take a long walk, ride my exercise bike and clean the house! The new app is great and makes it easy to find available titles, check out, download, read/listen and return to the library when completed.
In Bonita's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/14/18 2:28 PM
I find this a convenient and easy to use way of reading, borrowing, and returning books.
lila_and_Poncho insta name's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/14/18 11:45 AM
I’m a child I’m only eleven but I love this app, every year we have a summer reading contest and audio books are so helpful. I went in a road-trip this summer and I loved listening to a book during the drive. I can’t always sleep at night and I use an audio book to help me it’s so helpful I recommend it. But if you don’t have a library card you need one to use this app
Kitty55@'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/13/18 9:47 PM
Great access to the library and is user friendly.
YOU SHOULD GET IS SOOOOOOO BAD's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/13/18 9:37 PM
Best place to get books and find books for free
12pumpkins's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/13/18 8:02 PM
Wow!! This is definitely must read!! I couldn’t put the book down-I read it in 2 days!! Grab your Kleenex!
Fiction lady's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/13/18 7:33 AM
All &all this app is very good. Sometimes it drives me a bit crazy, though.
mabbeb's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/13/18 6:58 AM
Love this app! And now finding its great for kids in the car too!
kcinsj's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/13/18 4:56 AM
The ability to check out audiobooks from a variety of library systems is great. The lack of CarPlay support means it’s just as dangerous as texting when you’re actually trying to use it in the car.... which is the single most common time you’d want to listen to audiobooks. Can you finally add CarPlay support?!?
Alaska mama's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/13/18 4:49 AM
Easy to use, navigate, search for books.
Bookbiblio's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/13/18 10:43 PM
As a librarian and active user, I love Overdrive and use it every day, mostly for audio books. I just saw today that Hoopla came out with the ability to listen to your book over your Alexa device, and I think this is something Overdrive should seriously consider adapting as well!! I’d do 5 Stars all the way of that was an option.
justinwhi's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/12/18 9:00 PM
I loved overdrive! It was my favorite app. But then one day I go on it and I can’t do ebook!! Please fix it, it’s been a year since I’ve been on it and I miss it.
viffersan's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/12/18 1:28 PM
Accessing the titles, downloading and playing is challenging if not impossible. Otherwise it’s a great idea.
ashdenrou94's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/11/18 8:52 PM
I love this app because I love listening to audiobooks! It’s easy to use. Lots of options for books. Awesome app!!!
Bill the Overcranky's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/11/18 4:39 AM
Overdrive forced me download the Libby app with is not working for me. Very disappointed. This app used to be good.
tsgtmit's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/11/18 3:54 PM
Has so many selections for my kindle. Videos too.
Gusgags's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/11/18 2:01 PM
I love the ability to grab a wide variety of audiobooks for no cost. I churn through audiobooks every couple days so I don't have the budget to pay 30 dollars for each one. This ap has been convenient.
ljkski's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/10/18 3:47 AM
Been using with my elibrary for over six years. I can read books and download audiobooks for long drives too. Love it.
BBBBEC44's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/10/18 3:29 PM
I have been using the app for two weeks and am on my third book. I am amazed at how user friendly the app is. It is so easy to obtain and return what I borrow. I am still working on the filters but have been able to always narrow my searches down some and as I become more familiar with the think I will get even better at it. Oh, I am using the audio book section as I have some problems now with my eyes and reading. I used to be able to read an average size book in a day. Now it is difficult for me to read more than 10 pages a day and I am truly excited about audio books. I also have tinnitus and find that concentrating on the book seems to lessen the sound ringing in my ears. Thanks you Overdrive!
White, the blind guy's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/10/18 12:13 PM
As a low vision reader this app works very well for audiobooks, e-books that can be read with voiceover or other reading apps. Depending on your library the selections are excellent. You can also borrow for more than one library giving you a wider range of titles.
Diammondd boy's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/10/18 10:34 PM
It’s amazing but I think it needs more audio books
Yogabeauty's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/1/18 8:59 PM
Overdrive is awesome! This is a near perfect product! It works wonderfully for listening to any audio tapes. You can book not mark where you are. If you check it out of a library and then have to turn it back in but check it back out immediately it will start at the same location you ended at. Excellent product!
KCM112233's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/1/18 8:40 PM
This app worked for a long time, but now it crashes almost every time I open it.
BarbaraShin's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/1/18 8:22 PM
Free books from my library to listen to at my leisure? Yes please. To and from work. Out on the porch on a Sunday afternoon. This is my happy place
Butterflyshan71's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/1/18 3:40 PM
I love listening to audiobooks as I complete paperwork. It gives me something else to have his background noise when I’m not in the mood for music. I’m learning as I’m listening as I am writing in completing work. He can truly take your mind off of the task at hand in a productive way.
leescreekhuck's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/1/18 12:49 AM
I use this app daily to listen to audiobooks on my iPhone. It is just as good as Audible, except that it is not CarPlay compatible. I would love to see CarPlay compatibility in the next update!!
horse lover 121's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 7/1/18 11:23 PM
I love reading so this is the perfect app for me thanks who ever made it
Blaze48154's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/9/18 8:42 PM
Lakehouse happy's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/9/18 6:13 AM
Works great with my local library. Love listening to books while driving to work. Such an uplifting way to start and end the day. Wonderful ap!
Blueyedmnski's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/9/18 11:25 PM
By far my favorite app! I can add multiple libraries! One of them usually as the book I’m looking for. I love the audiobooks.
readinginWA's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/8/18 6:25 PM
It feels like there are too many steps to try and access the book. Could it just automatically download once I check it out from the library?
Brneydgrl71's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/8/18 4:04 AM
It's hard for me to get out,so this app is really great
Baldwn13's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/8/18 1:38 AM
I’m at work many hours a week listening to anything including music, podcasts, and books. Overdrive provides an opportunity to read the books I want even when I don’t have time since I can just borrow an audiobook!
lovereading456's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/8/18 10:05 PM
I have used this app so many times to read books that my library simply doesn’t have a physical copy of. They have a wide selection but when books get too old they tend to leave the shelves. Also when the library is closed and you need the next book in a series this is wonderful.
Blekerr's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/7/18 7:32 PM
It’s really awesome that you can listen to audiobooks from the library! I really enjoyed this app. There are some downsides to the app itself like having to borrow a book, having to go to your loans from the library to move the book to your “files”, going to your files to actually download it, then listening from a different part of the app The app has also stopped working for me. It went well for a while but now won’t let me download things. I downloaded the other app they suggest, Libby. I can’t listen to that either. Every time I close the app I have to reset the settings and go through the login process again. I really wish they would work though!
Carol4700's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/7/18 6:08 PM
I listen while I walk. Love the app but wish audio books were easier to select and the genre was mentioned with the title to make it easier to choose without having to click to read a synopsis of a book I would have no interest in.
Janiece B.'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/7/18 5:18 PM
This is great! It allows me to do my work and listen to books that I would at any other time no be able to read. It has help me to pick up the pace with my work and read(listen) a book at once. Thank you.
kennius blatemus's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/7/18 4:26 PM
easy to use, doesn't ask questions
Diane D R's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/7/18 3:39 PM
Works wonderfully for audio books. Since my eyesight is poor I mostly listen to the books. Large selection. Very happy. Great that GI can enlarge the print for books not on audio.
Starrider62's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/7/18 1:30 AM
I’m EXACTLY like you’re very first reviewer. I too have relentless tinnitus. I had to have my skull cracked open and ever since then, I’ve had this affliction. I hate it. I have loved reading ever since my gramps taught me at 3 and reading is my lifeline. I devour audiobooks daily. Not only do I eventually listen to the full audiobook, but I helps block the “noise”. So thank you! I actually do read many of the titles in the reading library. Love it too!
Sarahmunnster's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/7/18 12:37 AM
I loved this app until the most recent update. Now audiobooks won't download no matter how good the wifi signal is.
Photographthislove's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/7/18 12:06 AM
What would I do without this app?? I probably wouldn’t read much.
HecterAnn's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/7/18 11:41 PM
No matter where I am going I always have my phone, so now I always have my books too. It’s so nice to be able to pick up right where I left off, whether sitting in a waiting room or standing in a long line, I use all those minutes reading. Thank you OverDrive!
PJ Farrell's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/6/18 9:57 PM
This app is great. I always have a book on my phone. I love it.
Helvi421's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/6/18 6:03 AM
I like having the audio books it makes it easier to get though more books or to catch up when you are behind. I read number 9 start because I didn’t know it started at one so now I have caught up all the way to the 13th book by using the audio books. I listen to them at night when I am to tried to read. Great books!!!!!
Hydeedew's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/6/18 5:55 PM
Ever since the update it has been draining my battery like crazy.
Okgreat's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/6/18 3:30 PM
Love this app
Ffhjugxzh's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/6/18 10:57 AM
Love the app. Could use a simpler help process.
wiltt's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/5/18 9:05 PM
Four stars because there are sometimes hitches in the downloads, sometimes audio books skip a few sentences, syncing errors between devices etc. But overall I LOVE this app and am so thankful that my library offers free audio and ebook alternatives.
Jesusmitch's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/5/18 5:32 PM
This app is great for listening to audiobooks for free. It links directly to library so getting books is super easy.
DixieC.'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/5/18 4:53 AM
Overdrive has been an incredible find. I have listened to a lot of books in my first month and been able to find new authors I might not have otherwise. I love that you can change the speed of the audio and all the readers have really been performers. It’s more like listening to a play. I’ve even used the timer feature to be read to sleep. Just fabulous!
Mars From Out Of This World's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/5/18 4:17 AM
I was recommended this app by my teacher at lakes elementary,Mrs.Callero, about a month or 2 ago and I can just say...”Wow”. This app makes reading more convenient. My family is kinda broke so when I go an iPad I was extremely excited. I can’t get a lot of books but now, I can. This app is extremely outstanding. It’s like I have a private library at my finger tips. The first month I had read 62 hours total. When I told my mom she was amazed. She had never seen me do so much reading. I was reading non-stop. I went from third grade reading level, to beginning of fourth grade, to beginning of fifth grade. This app gave me a better chance to read to get better. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS APP!!
Just what I need it....'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/5/18 3:26 PM
I have been using it for years and love it. And is Free!
Dee/'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/5/18 11:53 AM
I love this app
DTSA Notary's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/5/18 11:31 PM
This app works amazing. Other than a few navigational things I couldn’t be happier. Why bother to pay for audiobooks when you can use the public library for free. You can have so many items in your queue that even if you have to wait, something always seems to become available just in time. Another amazing function is the ability to request the library acquire material, I’ve had six items that I requested come in and another plus is they automatically put you in line to check it out.
katefromny's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/4/18 6:16 PM
Only complaint- when you go on a waiting list for a bunch of books and they all come through at the same time. I wish there was an option to pass up your spot but still stay on the waiting list.
Guttermuth's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/4/18 3:34 AM
This app makes me log in every time I open it. The book titles do not display on bookshelf until you find the library you checked them out at (by navigating multiple screens) and then download it and then go back to the bookshelf. It is confusing and makes listening to a book a complicated task. I guess not everyone can be Audible. For a free library book I guess it’s not the worst... I would never pay money on this godawful app.
junebugmiami's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/4/18 2:41 AM
I love this app and borrowing books from the library without having to return them! Thank you!!!!
LC1948's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/30/18 8:16 PM
When I got my latest new car I was shocked to learn there was no CD player in it. I didn’t know what I was going to do for entertainment on long trips. Then I discovered the Overdrive feature on my phone that allows me to play audiobooks through my car speaker. I love this app!
GatoLoco000's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/30/18 4:54 PM
Is an amazing app, my daughter and I love it.
GameMom123's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/30/18 3:41 PM
This app has come a long way and is so easy to use across several library systems. It is easy to use now, interfaces with Kindle reader, has many great features!!!! I am on a budget and this has opened my world! Thank you! My only request is that it be easier to return a book that was borrowed into Kindle reader. That way I can get it back for others to borrow. Thank you!
Novelfodder's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/30/18 12:27 AM
I love being able to get so many books. The hardest part is waiting for one!
Kaileyelaine's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/30/18 11:11 PM
I’ve never been a fan of reading, but have always enjoyed a good story! OverDrive allows me to listen to all of the great new releases, as well as the old ones. And for anyone who enjoys reading, this is a great way to get a great book without constantly buying new books. I love this app, because it allows me to “read” a great book while working, doing the dishes, folding the laundry, etc.. it’s a great way to pass the time.
Ber V.'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/3/18 1:53 PM
This app is so easy to use and incredibly easy to link to your local library for downloading and reading/listening to books! I use this app everyday, it’s been a lifesaver! Makes it especially easy to travel with all your reading material...it’s all in your phone or tablet!!
Shellrock31's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/3/18 12:45 AM
Very convenient and such a large array of books available through the library.
Ury702's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/29/18 5:12 PM
Love, love, love, this app I can borrow books without leaving my home, I can listen to books during my commutes/trips. Amazing and diverse selection.
eagleandboar's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/29/18 1:33 AM
The waiting lists are long and the all the books I’m on the waiting list for become available at the same time,it’s a pain but what’s to expect from something that’s free it’s happened a lot and then I’m picking one just to be put back on the waiting list again for the others, it must be a law or something why have a wait for a digital book?
somewillcool's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/29/18 1:32 AM
It was a really good app if your on a long road trip or if you are going to sleep 😴 or if you have to read the 20 minutes or 1hour you can easily get that done ✅ if you have a good headphones 🎧 it is better overall I ❤️ it
jlbuns's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/28/18 7:23 PM
Easy to use, good function, lots of options for speed, like that you can choose from which files to download to save space on device, links easily to library
Mefixbones's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/28/18 7:13 PM
Every time there is an update, downloads don’t work right. This program does a terrible job switching between libraries as well. Previously remembered user names and library numbers. Ever since the last few updates, it is more trouble than it is worth.
Xi Ling Tsi's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/28/18 3:58 AM
I use my library card from LAPL to log into and download books to my overdrive account. I’m impressed by the user interface and free service. Recommended for library fans.
Audiolover KC's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/28/18 2:30 PM
I’ve used Overdrive for 3yrs and have listened to over 500 books. It’s great to listen to books while doing housecleaning and especially long distance travel. I download to my tablet and listen while I cover the miles (leaving my phone free). I also do ebooks. Search is easy to use. Love this app!
JNorie's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/27/18 6:44 PM
This app is such a blessing. I listen while I clean house. Keeps me from getting bored. I’m not only entertained but able to learn.
IUPappoo's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/27/18 4:43 PM
I use this app everyday as I drive to and from work. It is tremendous and has saved me a lot of money. I used to buy CDs or get them from my local library. With OverDrive, I can down load books from my library and keep hearing the stories and not have to wait for a time I can get to the library. Awesome Awesome App
Cry one's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/27/18 4:35 PM
This is a terrific app! One or 2 steps to become familiar and then easy to use and enjoy the full breadth of literature available in the library! Just need to expand current books that are available. Our library is trying to force us to shift to a version called "Libby". Don't go!! Slow, inefficient and not intuitive to use. Why ruin a great experience like Overdrive has provided.
Sfbookfan's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/27/18 4:31 AM
I'd like to use this app, but it constantly crashes. It's not open long enough to look for books, much less read them. It used to be so good and my go-to. Now I can't get it to stay open long enough to even look for a book.
️Mags's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/27/18 4:05 AM
Nothing like being able to carry multiple books around with you all the time! Love this app and I recommend it to everyone I know.
Mollybubblexxx's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/27/18 3:50 AM
You need to add how long the audio book is is like how many hours there is total and how many hours are left to the audiobook. Please add this it would help a lot!!!!!!
akpenney65's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/27/18 3:40 AM
I found a OverDrive several years ago and have absolutely loved it! I download the MP3 audio books and have listen to probably more than 200 in the last few years. I have never had an issue with it and have recommended it to many friends. The only thing I would like to see is an option to search by narrator.
jellopuddinq's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/27/18 3:30 AM
Both this app and Libby need to add more locations. I swear I’d love to use these apps IF THEY HAD MY FREAKING LIBRARY! >:U
BigRedReader's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/26/18 7:15 AM
Would be great to actually use the app for its intended purpose, but it makes you log in incessantly, even though it’s FREE books, and makes the process of borrowing incredibly painful. I would rather pay amazon and not have a headache every time I want to read a book. Big Fail for what could have been a good app. I now steer all of my friends to amazon to avoid the hoops.
bard73's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/26/18 6:42 PM
i love using overdrive because i always read and they have all the books that i like and when i want different books i request them and then they’re on there, its fetching amazing!!
kiddangerthe2's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/26/18 6:33 PM
This is my favorite app. I recommend it to everyone.
A sleepy Sam's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/26/18 6:30 PM
I so wanted to give Overdrive 5 stars— I use it all the time to listen to library books and I love, love, love it for that. I use it probably 5 or 6 tines a week. I plug in my earphones, leash up the dog and walk for an hour at least. With that said, I do encounter some ‘hiccups.’ Things like a part won’t be downloaded and to do so, I have to re-enter my library information. A big hassle. Another hiccup is when the books mysteriously jump ahead, when I’m sure I’ve hit “stop.” Or to search for books, there aren’t enough filters to really narrow it down. And a filter for “available now” would be AMAZING!! But it all sounds petty when I compare the relatively minor problems with all the major pleasure I get from the app. So Rock On, Overdrive. Thanks for giving me the world of (free) audio books!
smurfy am I's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/26/18 4:30 PM
I love this app. Easy to use. I can read, request and borrow without going to the library. Time saver for sure!
Vampire Farmer's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/26/18 3:44 AM
The app does open “successfully” on my iPad. Works just fine on my iPhone.
booksarelyfe's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/26/18 1:18 AM
I can’t live without my books - and the easy access to them thru OverDrive is what keeps me going.
Trina12345678's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/26/18 1:00 PM
I love it! I’ve used Overdrive for years. I’ve read books and listened to audiobooks after checking them out from the library. Since my eyesight has worsened, the option of enlarging the print has been a life saver. I know I’ll continue to use Overdrive for years to come.
PLMcE's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/26/18 11:47 AM
What a wonderful service to have Overdrive. A great app.
Slmimi567's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/26/18 10:45 PM
App is unreliable at best. Should offer more search options. Also the book selection is not very good. Most are years old.
mimikosmo's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/25/18 8:34 PM
Great suspense , memorable character development ,loved the story.
Nick Corcorran's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/25/18 8:22 PM
I've read more in the last 3 months than the last 5 years
ppdor's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/25/18 4:43 PM
I love this app. It is so easy to check out books.
enhippie's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/25/18 3:04 AM
Love this Ap: Hope they get more titles
CynicalSeraphim's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/25/18 2:09 PM
Use the overdrive website instead of this buggy app.
blueXenologer's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/24/18 8:53 AM
More info at a glance and I can request books through the app. The only thing Libby does better is automatically download my holds when they become available. Overdrive doesn't quite manage it, resulting in some wasted days. But at least I can get the books at all! I refuse to switch.
Timclev's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/24/18 12:32 AM
App works well and easy to use. Like to have more audio books available thru the library system. Not the apps fault. App is a good download.
enigmacat's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/24/18 11:41 PM
Can't thank you all enough
Tamaramcgarry's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/24/18 11:05 PM
I use this app more than any other! I love to read, and absolutely love how easy it is to check out books on Overdrive. I love that I can recommend new books for the app to add, and that they are automatically put in my holds when purchased. I still can’t believe that this app is free!
BO418's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/24/18 10:55 AM
I LOVE overdrive. The app, however not so much. It never shows any titles in my bookshelf, have so much trouble with audiobooks that I finally just gave up. I finally just gave up on the app for the most part and just use it in my browser.
Grandma solo's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/23/18 7:10 PM
I have been using the Overdrive app for about 18 months to get kindle and audiobooks from my library. At least every couple of months (this last time less than 1 week) I have to delete and re-install the app in order to listen to audiobooks. Every time, the speed either speeds up (like chipmunk voices, and it keeps getting faster and faster, or sloooows dooown to the point of incomprehension, not to mention how annoying this is. Would be interested to know if anyone else has this problem. I use an iPod Touch and often play books for several hours a day.
sunnysweetheart's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/23/18 1:48 AM
My only complaint is that there isn’t a button to take off Bluetooth and return to my phone. It would be very convenient. 😊👍
CollinMDP's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/22/18 9:28 PM
When listing to audiobooks over iPhone 8 Plus lightning port to my cars USB, I have trouble with playback. Spotify or iTunes will play over the cars audio fine, but Overdrive has problems. It won’t play the audiobook, but the timer at the bottom that holds the place in the book continues to increment. Happens when: I first plug in my phone, if I get a call, if I use Siri, if I use speech to text, and sometimes if I pause Overdrive. Fix: if I start a song in Spotify or Apple Music, sound will resume in the car. Then I must go back to Overdrive, rewind, and hit play. This will NORMALLY work.
V-Austin's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/22/18 9:10 PM
I check out both e-books and e-audiobooks on this app from my library and it syncs where I am on both my Kindle and iPhone.
Hoffka33's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/22/18 7:17 PM
Excellent selection of books and a great companion on long car rides or just doing dishes!
2yrVeteran's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/22/18 7:03 PM
I have been using the app for about 2 years. I am pleased at all of the upgrades. Communication could be a little clearer, though. Who is LIBBY? And why should I download an app to do anything more than 1. Tap Overdrive 2. Tap bookshelf 3. Find a book?
SO FLY🌾's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/22/18 4:15 AM
THIS WAS MY FAVORITE APP!!!! But they removed my library, sooooo upset. :(((((
Sofistacated's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/22/18 1:57 AM
I first got this app in 2010 and it was great then. Throughout the years it has gotten better. It is without a doubt my favorite app. I’m always listening to or reading a book from this app. 5 stars!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
k9j13's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/22/18 1:46 AM
Love this app, the only issue I have with it is I can’t listen to an audiobook when selecting to download another book/audiobook from my loans. The app glitches and will not remember the last place I was at in the audiobook. It’s not a big deal and I work around it simply by pausing the audiobook when I download a new one.
i_heart_cake's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/22/18 12:39 AM
Why punish people for reading on their device, or listening to audiobooks, by not allowing them to renew the item? At least allow me to pay the fines of keeping it extra time, if I choose too, the same as the library does with physical copies. I won’t use this app nearly as much as I thought I would, for fear of it stealing back a book I’m not finished with and then me having to go back on the bottom of the waiting list to get it again.
miss icy's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/22/18 12:22 AM
So much fun! All types of books you can rent. Even has cook books! Best of all no late fees. If a book is not available you can put it on hold and it will pop up when ready. So easy
Ghostrider7743's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/22/18 12:02 AM
Love this App. Use it when I’m driving ,cooking, shopping, ALL the time
chance2727's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/22/18 10:47 PM
I can borrow audio and ebooks from my library from my device. Extremely convenient. I can not give this enough stars!
Tanley445's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/21/18 9:26 PM
Is there any way we can turn off all these advertisements for libby. I get it you have a new app but calm down I can barely search for books
AvidReaderAl's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/21/18 4:33 AM
I have used the app across multiple devices for years to access books through the library. Somehow my iPad has been deauthorized from my adobe account. When I try to authorize it again, I get an "unknown error" message. Since I don't know what the error is, I cannot figure out how to resolve it and am unable to download my library books to my iPad.
MKB's daughter's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/21/18 3:00 PM
I use this app often. I listen while I drive, take walks, sew, do housework... it makes it so easy to check out books and listen. I have used the ebook part too. If I find I must listen or read again, then I go and buy the book. For me, I need something to focus my mind on, so this app is perfect.
Monikki8's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/21/18 12:43 AM
Overdrive is one of the few apps that I open everyday on my phone. I use it to check out books from my local library to read/ listen to on my phone. It has certainly given me the capability to read more often and is conveniently available wherever I go. I love that it is free to use, I love that I don’t have to drive to the library and I love that I can check out/return books from my phone.
Pegg75's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/21/18 10:59 AM
Iam not a reader but listening to a book at work and in car is enjoyable and stress releasing. Radio music stations play the same thing over and over . Enjoying listening to books more now !
Klute's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/20/18 9:57 PM
Only problem Is on rare occasions the book doesn’t download and i lose my checkout trying to “uninstall” and “reinstall”. It could be operator error though.
Frog baby's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/20/18 9:11 PM
I love to read but with limited time I am able to listen to many books that I would not have time to sit down to read. I love Overdrive!
dedmanshootn's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/20/18 4:29 AM
i use it mainly in relation to my library account. i've found both the search features and the ebook reader very easy to use and glitch free. i like it better than my kindle app
Monikki8's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/20/18 4:16 AM
Overdrive is one of the apps that I open everyday on my phone. I use it to check out books from my local library to read/ listen to on my phone. It has certainly given me the capability to read more often and is available wherever I go. I love that it is free to use, I love that I don’t have to drive to the library and I love that I can check out/return books from my phone.
Slodmc's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/2/18 6:08 PM
Here are a few of the things I appreciate about the current version of Overdrive. 1. Audiobooks download to my device so that I can play audiobooks while I walk or garden. It does not require being connected to the internet! 2. Timer provides choice of minutes, 5, 15, 30 etc. To leave it playing before going to sleep. 3. An amazing number of audiobooks are available. 4. Audiobooks download easily. 5. I like seeing the cover of the book rather than a graphic representation of the cover.
hmuraski27's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/2/18 3:52 PM
I just started incorporating audiobooks into my reading life this year and have been enjoying the Overdrive app. I have had 0 issues with it crashing, the audio quality is good, and it works seamlessly with my library. The only features it’s missing: connectivity with Goodreads, and a “percentage” tracker (it’s annoying having to place a bookmark to see how far I’ve read).
Another Reader5's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/19/18 1:03 PM
I use Overdrive for listening to books in the car and while on airplanes. It is especially nice since my new car has no cd slot so books on cd are not useful anymore. Summer is bonus time as my library counts listening as reading which means I can still earn a chocolate bar :). Overdrive book selection is reasonably robust.
jfkdjcu's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/19/18 11:17 PM
When I try to open a book from safari, it recommends open by Bluefire, but when I press it, OverDrive turns on take that book and can’t download, cannot return. And I cannot open it by Bluefire anymore because it needs the original account that downloaded the book.
Lettydawn1215's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/19/18 11:05 PM
I use this almost everyday! I love it. I love that my local library is connected to overdrive and I can check out library audiobooks through them.
Mercedes Lobo's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/18/18 5:31 AM
What App. I am rarely without this app. I listen to so many books! I am in grad school and this is the only way I can get my “brain candy” books in. When I’m not studying, I’m cleaning cooking or gardening. This is the best time to get in a few chapters... my eyes are always bigger though and sometimes I don’t have time for all the books I downloaded... no problem... there is a borrow again feature that I have used many times to finish books when I have the time.
H2:) ;)?'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/18/18 4:19 AM
I love being able to read my favorite books wherever I want. It is great for car trips.
mandalea11's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/18/18 1:54 AM
History and borrowing a book were linked. This way if you have checked a book out before then there could be an alert that let you know before you check it out again. It is a pain to have to scroll though history looking when if there was an link and alert it would be so easier! With some of the series I read it’s hard to keep track of what one you are . This would definitely help!!
Tartangrrl's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/18/18 10:42 AM
Love it! It makes checking out an e-book super simple.
sause😀's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/17/18 9:41 PM
I absolutely love this app. You can ready so many books it’s like their is no limit to how much you can read.
Iwnwseb's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/17/18 8:59 PM
This application has added much joy to my life. I use it daily, “literally.” It works perfectly! Can’t give it enough praise. Downloading is easy and it has quite a few well thought out features. Yes, five stars aren’t enough for this great application. There is, however, one little improvement you could look into, if possible: I often use timers to switch between activities. When I open my timer AFTER I have opened a book in OverDrive and then reopen the application using the pod on the bottom of my iPad, it often doesn’t find its way back to the page I was reading. I then have to go back into my personal library to reopen the book. Then it finds the page. Not a big deal, though.
Badgammon468's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/17/18 8:03 AM
Great app, when it works. Lately, when I try to go to either of my libraries, the app shuts down. Very frustrating.
Alesha Berkshire's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/17/18 7:34 PM
It’s not letting me log in at all, and when I do I can’t log out.
Michmomma69's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/17/18 7:24 PM
Why my library system insists upon using this app I do not understand. I have tried all day to access my account to attempt to renew a book, every time I open the app it crashes. This is not the first time this has happened. I have also experienced the frustration of this app updating and totally wiping out everything on my bookshelf. And there was the time it deleted all my information after an update so that I had to start all over after locating my library card. Can you say cut rate programmers?
Mjk30's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/17/18 2:55 PM
This is a great app if you read a lot and want to borrow ebooks from a library. Its easy to use this to see the list of ebooks and then to download them to your devices. If a book is already loaned out you put it on hold until it becomes available and you'll receive an email to let you know when it's available. Returning it is just as easy. I'm now using Libby unfortunately! It is not easy to use or navigate. It is not simple it is complicated and has unnecessary bills and whistles. I am very disappointed.
Pinkwrestler's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/17/18 2:19 PM
Works well. A little cumbersome
llyrrhia's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/16/18 8:26 PM
I really enjoy all aspects of Overdrive, but I would love if there was a search function that looks through all my linked libraries so that I don’t have to go from one to another.
Jog my memory's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/16/18 7:06 PM
I have used Overdrive for several years. I listen to audio books knitting, cooking, or anytime my hands are busy and my mind would like to be as well. Where I live I have access to 2 public libraries and using them both is easy to do. I like being able to add titles to my wish list and listen through a series of books or a specific author without having to search anew each time I'm ready for a new title. One of my libraries is now mentioning a different AP, but I plan to continue to use Overdrive, it does everything I want it to do.
Anita "No Diva"'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/16/18 1:04 AM
Fantastic site to use for borrowing audio books to listen to on my phone.
<3music!!!'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/16/18 11:34 AM
Love this app once the book is on my phone. Like different setting for sleep, the back button etc. It’s clunky getting it on your phone with too many steps
Abuela46's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/15/18 4:41 PM
I've always like the Overdrive app for audiobooks (can't see well). I will like this new version just as well once I learn to navigate my way around all the new changes and improvements. Thank you so much for a great library service of this era.
Anon f's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/15/18 3:18 AM
Love always having something new to read. App works well, I enjoy the ability to change the page to white script on a white background due to night time reading.
vi7060's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/14/18 8:30 PM
It’s good. Can be slow
Candy man2's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/14/18 7:12 PM
Love overdrive only wish television shows were offered like hoopla. Love to watch vintage and british tv
HoustonA's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/14/18 5:17 AM
With this app you easily download ebooks and audiobooks from your library. Returns are simple; you’ll never have another late fee. You can place books on hold, freeze the holds, or simply add them to your wishlist for future checkouts.
NicoleLydia's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/14/18 3:27 AM
I really appreciate this app, it makes it so much easier to feed my need for books! Very convenient!
Phattyrex's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/14/18 3:06 PM
Love this app. It allows me to read audio books to and from work.
Skull fun's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/14/18 2:17 PM
I am a traveling sales rep and spend many many hours in my car! OverDrive has allowed me to “read” sooooooo many wonderful books over these years and has made this lifestyle bearable! Thanks so much for the good times!
fool_der_15's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/14/18 1:46 AM
Helps me sleep at night, and keeps me awake on long commutes during the day. Couldn’t ask for a better app
A glichy royaler's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/14/18 10:07 PM
When I go on long trips I enjoy reading on this app, but sometimes I run out of books due to the fact of a 5 book limit. Please give us more books! Also, what’s the point of only letting people borrow books that are ‘available’. Like, can’t we all download the same book there not physical copies. Otherwise great app! : )
Old and running's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/13/18 8:07 PM
I’m a mom always on the go and having the flexibility to give myself 5 min of time out at the touch of my fingers is an awesome tool to keep my sanity.
CBG65's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/13/18 6:33 PM
Lmathison's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/13/18 4:31 AM
I have both the NOOK and Kindle apps on my phone, but I swear this is so much better! You don't even have to separately download the dictionary! You highlight the word, go to the meaning, and then right back to reading! The best part is, when I find titles or authors that are not available, I am able to recommend the title and have it automatically checked out to me when it becomes available/bought. I have NEVER had to wait long (I have literally received a recommended title in less than 24 hours). I also love not having to spend money on a disappointing book. The wait time is not long, if placed on the waitlist, and it lets you know your place in line out of how many copies are available! Download now! You will not be disappointed!
Abbey31276's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/13/18 3:38 AM
I really enjoy this app but there are a couple flaws, first of all there is only a couple copies of each book so the waiting list for Harry Potter is always super long and I'm afraid I won't get to listen to it for a while. Second, once I was listening to a audiobook and it was almost over, then it stopped. Apparently it had returned the audiobook while I was still listening to it! And I couldn't get it back because someone else had already checked it out! Other than those mild annoyances it’s a much better alternative to audible because it’s FREE! I totally recommend this app to you anyway!
DrDukeT's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/13/18 11:30 AM
This app pauses for a moment when another butts in (like Waze, google map, phone). No more rewinding all the time like others I’ve tried.
Dtbingteschincdgb's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/12/18 8:44 PM
This app has been of great use for me. I can check out ebooks from my local public library and return them right through the app. I can place holds and everything. I love the bookmark feature and ability to read book club notes as in Oprah’s book club 2.0. Highly recommend.
Rexey's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/12/18 6:07 PM
I usually love overdrive but I can't get the app to stay open please fix
Live2Ride&Read's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/12/18 6:00 PM
Overdrive has kept me sane during my commute to and from work! It’s the absolute best app ever! I don’t think I could ever live without it!
Luckeerache's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/12/18 5:56 AM
I have a hard time reading, my eyes get tired and therefore I’m not a productive reader. (I have books I started years ago that I love, but still haven’t finished!) But now I download some books and play them when I’m driving, cleaning, laying in bed . It is so amazing!!!
Lstarrm's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/12/18 5:41 PM
Easy to use. Works well. I like.
helendoro's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/12/18 3:32 PM
I am not able to read very much due to Sjogrens causing me a very dry eye condition. Overdrive quenches my thirst for reading literature once more. I especially like searching from my comfy armchair and the ease of returning books quickly and efficiently. Thank you for your most welcomed literary treat!
Eric_Sean's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/12/18 11:54 PM
If you drive a lot like I do & you like to listen to audiobooks, this is THE App for you. Great selection of books that are all free. The 1 issue I have is not the fault of the App. The free books, and length you can rent them, are tied to the library you belong to and I found that the selection of books & time they can be borrowed is based on your library. Again, not a problem with the App itself but wanted to relay that variable.
mcadchri's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/11/18 4:03 AM
Easy to use and hardly ever has issues. It’s great to have access to hundreds of books with the touch of a button.
G'ma klutz's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/11/18 2:01 AM
I thoroughly enjoy listening on Overdrive but doubt I've uncovered all of its features. It took quite a while to just learn the basics. Choosing specific files to download is particularly useful but I didn't explore using the feature for 2 years.
Erinm145's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/11/18 1:20 PM
I feel like I’m always going around in circles and getting stuck with this app.
19Snake77's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/10/18 9:01 PM
Reliable app. A few confusing interface pages but a gem for books on the run!
Mss poodle's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/10/18 6:13 PM
It offers some of the latest books to read, and also in Audible form. It's amazing!!
Grampy Old Man's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/10/18 11:08 PM
I’ve read many of the reviews posted by users, and most of their suggestions are valid, and should be seriously considered in the next upgrade that overlook provides. Rather than repeating and being redundant with the ideas already expressed by various users, I shall get to the point. My pet peeve is the fact that I have to constantly go to the bottom of the app and select audiobook when searching for a book. Would be nice if there was a way to lock in my preferences. Since overlook makes suggestions as to titles I may be interested in, I don’t see why, when I log in, it cannot immediately know my first want is for audiobooks. Of course, my second want is for a body that doesn’t creak when I slowly walk. But, hey, one can’t have everything. Ernie Joe
Kaytmay's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 6/1/18 2:36 PM
Love it and use it everyday.
meghsnchristian's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/9/18 8:16 AM
One of the best apps out there honestly, I’m living abroad and connecting to my library back home is seamless
Brybryk's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/9/18 4:24 PM
Love this app. My public library's participation in Overdrive means I can instantly download and read great books. Read them, return them, and get new ones, 24x7. It's a wonderful thing. I usually read on my iPad, but I have the app on my phone as well.
DixieC.'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/9/18 4:08 PM
How did I not find this app sooner? It’s been wonderful listening to audio books from my local library through the app. I love this when I’m driving or doing another project where I can’t read a book at the same time.
Myrna VM's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/9/18 2:19 PM
Excellent app. I use it everyday to read books from Pikes Peak Library. Never gives me any problem at all. I love it.
Tidledeedee's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/9/18 2:09 PM
I downloaded several ebooks that never finished. There was no way to return them or read the titles. I was unable to find any way to contact support. I have deleted the app.
Kimmie/22's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/9/18 1:59 PM
The app is very user friendly and has enabled me to use the library more frequently. Love it!
J. Da Silva's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/9/18 11:32 PM
You can download books/audio books through this app for free and read with Kindle if you want. All you need is a library card. No need to waste money on an Audible subscription!
rmea6453's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/8/18 6:21 AM
I get all my library books with this and it’s easy to use.
Badbutgood's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/8/18 3:58 AM
I travel a lot by car and am a busy mom so I don't get much time to read. This app allows me to enjoy books without spending an arm and a leg for my addiction to suspense novels! It is so easy to use.
FrannieBlue's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/8/18 3:25 AM
I don’t understand why the app keeps telling me to use Libby. I don’t care for Libby at all. The functionality of Overdrive is good as it allows you to download books. Unless I’m misunderstanding the “search “ feature I want to be able to search for all the available books by Author, or even by series as you can on Amazon. The help feature isn’t very helpful. I like FAQ’s and find them helpful. .=I like audiobooks. I do like being able to see the Chapters. The delete and return feature is also appreciated.
Sherryljnc's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/8/18 1:38 PM
I’ve loved this app for years - familiar books put me to sleep in minutes every night. But I use it for ebooks as well as audiobooks and I can’t download ebooks now. I just get an error message and no files. I’m lost without my library books and I much prefer the ebook ePub format to the kindle format. Please fix it!
AleksV123's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/8/18 12:35 AM
My only complaint is that if you pre-download the entire audiobook, there is an error that shows up at each new part of the book. So instead I download each part of the book individually one after the other. Apart from this, the app provides everything I need to listen to books, and I find it easy to download ebooks on my kindle. The loaning process and wish list is all very helpful. I would definitely recommend this app.
NICKVNC's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/8/18 11:49 PM
This is a great app for reading. I like to use it when I don’t have a physical book
Kindred I's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/7/18 7:10 PM
I wish it had an option to play for an hour and auto turn off. Other than that I love it.
Tama Slama's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/7/18 6:50 PM
This is a great way to utilize the library system and save $$.
2 Turntables and a mic's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/7/18 4:39 PM
I have so many books I want to read/listen to that I just put a hold on all the ones I want and start with the ones that are available.
flying fingers 73's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/7/18 1:48 AM
Good app. When it works. Can be cool. Needs to work with voice over by labiling the buttons better. I like it otherwise.
afpagpcdp091216's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/7/18 12:58 PM
Between being a mom of three all under the age of 8 and one of them not even two yet, this app has been my sanity saver. I homeschool my 5 and 8 year old, so I rarely get a min to myself. When it is time for some housework and the baby is down for a nap I send the girls upstairs to play so mommy can get some mommy time. I plug my headphones in and fly away to Scotland, the future, of some fanatical land. As I write this I find myself describing myself as the boy from the Neverending Story. When I was younger I read all the time but as I grew older I found it harder and harder to just settle down to finish the most simple books. Thank you Overdrive for bringing books back into my life.
Jonny can't read's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/7/18 12:11 AM
I like being able to get the same book on. Multiple devices😊
Scuba it's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/6/18 5:57 PM
Best reading app I have ever used. My wife and I are avid readers so this is something we use daily . Makes getting a book-books so, so easy. Love it.
k-rene''s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/6/18 5:47 PM
I love having this app and the ease of selecting books from it. Where I get frustrated is that when I’m reading a book and try to get back to the library menu or table of contents in the book it is very difficult. Is there a way to make this easier?
CoreyRad's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/6/18 5:09 PM
Over drive is nice on trips so ya
FeraFenix's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/6/18 5:02 PM
During my long walks a long flights, I love listening to audio books borrowed through Overdrive!
Kajunhokie's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/6/18 4:33 PM
Only issue is that it doesn’t track what books I hav already read. Nor does it suggest the next book in the series or similar books.
Shirley 1951's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/6/18 3:51 AM
1. Very few audible mystery books, especially compared to audible. 2. Difficult to find books - you must scroll to the bottom of each page. 3. Unable to search for a certain audiobooks book. They mix Audio and ebooks all together. 4 Need to have more filters. 5. Difficult to sync titles.
Heshe5's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/6/18 11:33 PM
Overdrive opens books to read in Kindle. I don’t have, or want Kindle. I want to read in my browser.
humorist's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/6/18 11:05 PM
I love libraries! And audiobooks! So I love OverDrive! Sometimes something doesn’t download on the first try. I think it’s a little unwieldy to navigate. BUT IT IS SO GOOD.
lellingw's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/5/18 9:21 PM
I love being able to use this app on my iPhone and kindle fire. I just wish I could sync them.
Slrcrw's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/5/18 8:45 PM
Easily connects to my library with a great selection of titles. The app is easy to use and the typeface and brightness choices make it good night reader.
eager older reader's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/5/18 6:03 PM
This is my first app for ebooks and it works great! Easy to navigate and no bugs!
A Very Happy Member's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/5/18 4:09 PM
Downloading audio books made so simple. I have enjoyed hours of entertainment, without having to go to a library to pick up or return a thing. Not to even mention the vast stir of ebooks to read.
rootj's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/5/18 2:08 AM
So happy and grateful to have this app and a way to soak up books but I feel like the app isn’t user friendly. I was only motivated by free books to keep working at figuring it out. (Is that bad🙈)
😇EpicMonster082😘's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/5/18 12:39 PM
This app is amazing. I don't need to worry about late fees because they return automatically. I also love how you can read the books without wifi! Great app. 10/10
Monique w u's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/4/18 8:33 PM
Love to listen in the car so I care much less about the idiots on the road. Road rage solved. 😉
pokemonajp's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/4/18 1:21 AM
I love overdrive app but the only problem is that when you are done with a books hold you can not get it back right away but it’s so good of an app it’s an amazing application I’m never going to get rid of this app it’s the best book app I’ve ever experienced in my life and if they delete it I will be mad
Elaina!!!!!!'s Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/4/18 1:02 PM
I think this app is amazing, it may not have every book that I wanted it to have. But I am truly delighted about the books that it does have and the ability to explore new worlds. I truly enjoy the audio book selection, as a person who is constantly on the road I found this to be a blessing.
BravoBuzzard's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/4/18 12:41 PM
I drive A LOT!! and I love listening to audiobooks to pass the time. OverDrive gives me access to my local library and has a wide selection to choose from. I’m a huge Star Wars nerd, and love getting lost in the universe while I traverse the American highways.
AZShan's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/31/18 6:53 PM
This is a great app for checking out library books to read on my Kindle. But it doesn’t work when can’t get the book on Kindle and have to read it with their app on my iPad.
Doobiehome's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/31/18 5:46 PM
Needs more guidance cues? Done checking out book? Go to loans to download, downloaded now, go to files to download to your device. Finally go to bookshelf to read or play your audiobook. Took a bit to figure out when I started bc of the lack of cues.
michaelcabus's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/31/18 2:08 AM
I recently switched from working from home to commuting. This app gives this bibliophile some happiness as I go down the turnpike! Works perfectly and I can easily checkout audio books from my library. Great app! I'd be forced to listen to NPR every morning (and the news is always bad. not an ideal way to start your day)
Hellosummer991's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/31/18 12:54 AM
I entered my correct info five times and this broken app says “wrong login info” every time. I even called my library and they said people call them all the time and they already know that this app doesn’t work. What a waste of resources.
Wally Koenig's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/31/18 12:04 AM
Bad app. They show you what’s new, and either won’t let you check it out or they say it’s not available. The same goes for older books too. Don’t download it.
SillyLittleLizzy's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/31/18 10:47 PM
I've never read books electronic before OverDrive. Fell in love with it<3 Hold my place and transfer the info from my phone to my tablet! Would recommend to anyone who loves reading but don't want to lug around a lot of books
kjvail's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/30/18 2:29 PM
This app is garbage. It just causes you to go in circles - select library- log in - select library log in- wash, rinse, repeat. You cant actually do anything else.
dagonroad's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/30/18 1:46 AM
Love this app. I travel a lot, but cannot sleep in a chair. Those 10 and 12 hour flights are killers! So, I download one of the many ebooks, a video, or an audio book, and all is well. I can even work on my needlework while I listen. Time flies and so do I...only downside, not every book is available yet, though I have 3 different libraries to pick from.
rooneyplanet's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/30/18 1:38 AM
I can no longer open the app at all. It gives me the same error message each time. “The app was unable to start up successfully. Retry.”
Jguglia's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/30/18 12:52 AM
This app is great and give me access to many titles from my local library. Has been awesome for flights and road trips.
Hootymae's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/3/18 6:26 PM
I'm enjoying the audiobooks in Overdrive. It would be nice to have an easier process tho.
bibibooshka's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/3/18 5:37 AM
I’ve used this app for many years to read books. I’ve never once had a problem.. but recently after switching to a new phone I can’t change the spacing? I’ve deleted and re-downloaded the app and it still has the same problem. I hope it gets fixed because I love this app and haven’t found another that suits my needs, but I can’t read without wide spacing and if I can’t adjust the spacing at all then.. I can’t use it. Please update the app to fix this problem.
Perfectcircle_99's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/3/18 3:35 PM
Appreciate this app very much!
trambrose's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/3/18 11:36 PM
I recently discovered audiobooks and bought my first 3 before rediscovering the library and all the money to be saved by getting them for free from a public service. It's amazing to be able to download almost any audio or ebook at my convenience, but the user interface doesn't feel the most intuitive. I'm interested to check out the Libby app as well.
Paws421's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/29/18 8:44 AM
I love this app and recommend it to everyone! It is so much easier to do everything electronically instead of worry about making time in schedules to go to the library, and it has very good titles!! SOO GOOD!!!!
Bebeaux's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/29/18 7:26 PM
It should be zero stars for the update. I’ve been using this app for several years and loved it, today a message said I needed to update the app if I wanted to continue using it. So I updated and now the app won’t open at all. All of my history is lost and I cannot access any libraries. This is a huge disappointment. Beware to anyone planning to update.
ari_1965's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/29/18 7:22 PM
The search function won’t let you filter out types of fiction you don't want and see the rest. You can’t narrow the category except by choosing to see just that sub-category. In other words, you can search for just romance novels. But you can’t see all fiction, excluding romance novels. And you can’t do a workaround and use the category list to check all the choices except romance novels because you can only choose one category at a time. I’m tired of thumbing past pages and pages of romance novels and series knitting mysteries that I don’t want in hopes of getting to some fiction I might want. Deleting Overdrive today.
MomofP&H's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/29/18 3:55 PM
I have used this for years but now it always says “no internet connection “ when there is one.
wiwintergirl94's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/29/18 3:24 PM
I feel no need to own books myself and love the community libraries create, I love that there is an online version that allows me to check out ebooks for free as well! I also am such sucker for being able to access a sequel immediately, although it has made for some very very late nights!
Castork145673's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/29/18 3:04 PM
It would be great if Overdrive was available for the Apple Watch
Manoj J's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/29/18 12:21 AM
Good app; very easy to use. But I’m giving it 3 stars for the following inconveniences.. 1. Lack of CarPlay support. Having it will make it easier for listening to audiobooks while driving. 2. Audiobooks are segmented as parts; not as stories or chapters.
Samraj786's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/27/18 7:09 PM
The app is great for reading ePub books but not for certain comics books cause some digital comic books borrowed of the library website like Archie Volume 1 are only compatible with Kindle Reader which I do not have and for me that’s not good, cause the only way I can read the comic is via the Safari Web Browser , I can read it via the Safari web Browser but the problem is that the words in the comic is way to small and it can be tiering on my eyes to read , Overdrive and the public library should think of allowing all Comics to be read via Kindle & the Overdrive app cause not everyone has a kindle reader
Tophbrandl's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/27/18 5:22 PM
It works well
Hahfvbfbgnlska's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/27/18 2:14 PM
I love the overdrive app and have told all my reader friends about it! I esp love that I can check out audio books to listen to in my car, and digital books to read on my devices! Never need to be caught without something to read!
ItsNecole's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/26/18 7:42 PM
This used to be a great app but now it won’t even open.
Impressed2max's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/26/18 4:48 PM
Easy to use- i mainly listen to audiobooks. I'm very happy with checking things out on my phone then plugging in my ear buds. It's easy and free!
dwellin's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/26/18 3:13 AM
Since finding this app, I have been listening to more stories than reading. I love the fact that I can listen to a story while also doing something else, such as a project, painting, sewing, cleaning, etc. it’s been working great for me!
Frantic Machina's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/26/18 2:16 PM
I only use this app for audio books. The actual player is great and has all of the features you want. However, searching for and adding new books is very clumsy. It feels like you’re switching between apps using multiple navigation schemes. This architecture makes the experience confusing and too time consuming just to add a book. I’ll keep using the app but please make this experience smoother, then this will truly be a five star app.
Sidlor4's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/25/18 3:39 AM
I love this app. The books are easily checked out and downloaded. It works just like going to an actual public library in that all you need is your library card and you have your book. Popular books can have long waitlist but that’s no different than any other public library. Overdrive gave me access to the library I lost to Hurricane Harvey which flooded back in September and allows me to do what I enjoy, read.
living large at sandals's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/25/18 3:08 PM
Difficult to use and since latest update I cannot download books.
Medavva's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/24/18 8:12 PM
Works really well with audio books. I have been downloading them and listening and have not had many problems. If I had returned a selection and checked it out again it would restart where I left off, which is a big plus to me.
Beautifulgamegirl's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/24/18 7:39 PM
Checking out books on my phone! Thank you!
La.b's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/24/18 4:09 PM
I love listening to my audiobooks and that the library keeps expanding. I listen as I drive to school every day. The overview of each book once it is downloaded on the audiobook version is filled with these, , it’s really annoying. Hopefully they’ll fix it eventually.
Preferredindifference7's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/24/18 1:18 AM
I absolutely love books but with the busy schedule of a student, going to the library and carting around extra books isn’t an ideal reality. Overdrive is a way to help conquer that inconvenience as well as expanding my literary repertoire. I DEFINITELY recommend!
Beachjoy00's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/24/18 11:47 AM
One day I was driving to work and was trying to get the attention of my coworker who happened to be driving alongside me. She was so engrossed in something she didn’t even notice me. When we both arrived to work I asked her about it and she was listening to an intriguing audiobook on Overdrive. She shared the app with me and I have been hooked ever since. This has really changed my viewpoint of my long drive to work each day, I now look forward to it so I can tune in to my own intriguing audiobook to pass the time!
Ryland1019's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/23/18 9:43 PM
I am and have always been an avid reader. Most books will appeal to me but I wish that there were more titles available. I get that you can only check out what books your libraries have, but I don’t know of any other libraries that have my book. Just a little easier to find more options.
xhakima's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/23/18 8:43 AM
This makes reading so much more convenient, and the selection variety is great. One area for improvement is having an annotation/highlight/notes feature on ebooks so I can keep track of passages I want to remember or think about. There’s the bookmark feature, which is nice, but I sometimes forget what the bookmark is for when I revisit. Also, I noticed that when a book expires or is returned all the bookmarks are gone during the next check out. If the annotate feature were there it would be nice to have the app remember notes too.
Chibigigi's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/23/18 7:56 AM
There was a recent update to the app that makes it even easier to download the files. Love it!
Manoj J's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/23/18 7:48 PM
Great app; very easy to use. Just need to add CarPlay support to make it easier for listening to audiobooks while driving.
stevenmaggs's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/23/18 5:55 AM
Really like how quick it is to check out a book and download!
grandmadarlin's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/23/18 4:30 PM
Love to sew and quilt but tired of the radio. Downloaded this app to my iPhone and am enjoying it tremendously while I indulge in my hobby. Also great while walking or waiting.
ToktelasAndTea's Review of OverdriveReviewed on 5/23/18 3:38 AM
This app is the answer to all my dreams.