Free Books - Read & Listen APK

Version 2.2.2 - com.spreadsong.freebooks
Last updated: 2020-07-03

Read or listen to any of 51,305 classic books, including famous titles, for FREE

Free Books - Read & Listen apk

APP Information

Download Version 2.2.2 (3400063)
Apk Size10.12 MB
App DeveloperJames A. Wilson
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.4.x and up
App Packagecom.spreadsong.freebooks.apk

Download Free Books - Read & Listen 2.2.2 APK

App Description

Free Books - Read & Listen is spreadsong,freebooks,books,reference,free, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.5 by 2 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit James A. Wilson website who developed it. com.spreadsong.freebooks.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.4.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.2.2 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 4013+ times on store. You can also download com.spreadsong.freebooks APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Many books that you know, many books that you’ve missed, many books that you want to read or listen to! That’s Free Books – the door to unlimited reading or listening. Download any of our 51,305 classic books, and read with our fully featured ereader. 

Browse our handpicked collections and download & read or listen as much as you wish completely for free.

Free Books by Classicly unlocks a world of public domain content, allowing you to acquire the great books of human history. Letters of leaders, the collected works of geniuses, the finest Victorian novels, the plays of Shakespeare, the philosophy of Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Andrew Carnegie. It's all here, along with tens of thousands of other literature. Read with no limits for free!
We could go on - beautiful high resolution covers, author pages, Night Mode reading, reading statistics - but that would just get away from the point. 51,305 of the greatest books in human history, accessible with the tap of your finger. Free.

Fiction literature offering stories, novels, fables, fairy tales, drama, mystery, fantasy, westerns. Just pick what you prefer... 51,305 free ebooks are prepared for you.

Audiobooks Bonus. Want to listen on the go? Now, we've made Audiobooks available for everyone completely free of any charge. Listen to all your favorite classic ebooks with our easy to use audiobook player, which includes a convenient background listening feature. All books read by the great volunteers at Librivox.

App ChangeLog

  • - Unified search
  • - UI redesign - flat & light
  • - Feeling lucky
  • - Archive
  • - Audiobooks tab
  • - Book detail
  • - Book cover pinch zoom gallery
  • - Book chips metadata (type, downlaod count, rating)
  • - Rich author item
  • - Top book badge

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
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prevent phone from sleeping
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modify or delete the contents of your SD card
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Google Play Reviews

  1. Meenu Chauhan-avatar

    I found this app amazing!!! I want an app from which I can read different books in free of cost......Even there are options of different fonts and themes is also available. So, I can enjoy the books according to my mood and interest........ Option of bookmark is also available which is amazing. I can start the book from the same page where I left.........So, I recommend this app to you also....... Amazing!!!!! This app really gives me a satisfaction.......😘

  2. Collins Jerry-avatar

    A cool app,simple outline but full of books,you can read offline and also get audio if you conform to them,,in short you are in for an experience,my only complaint is there is too much knolwedge in it😂😂😂but thats cool right,get you litrature boots and step on download

  3. Jayeeta Chowdhury-avatar

    Jayeeta Chowdhury


    I love this app. Just would have liked it more if I could have read the audiobooks. I adore reading more than listening a prose or poems. I request the app creator and developer to please NOT add any subscription fee, it may destroy this free classic books reading app. Thank You.

  4. Way of Swann's-avatar

    would like a search option to be able to search individual words in a books text like what other book apps have, then this would be perfect. I admit this book app has the best overall performance than any other I've experienced. Does this app ever recieve more titles?

  5. Stella Abigail-avatar

    The stories are good. But why is it like that? The books were downloaded but I still can't read them? The first and second pages were fine but the rest are just blank. How am I suppose to use it?

  6. Jissy Angel-avatar

    I downloaded free books today. It is great. But I could not find Harry Potter or any of the books i read... And i want to know whether there is any feature to read the book while hearing it's audio?

  7. Raymond Holgate-avatar

    Raymond Holgate


    Great app! It has loads of book choices, but I don't like that most books have audio on it... Not everybody likes that option!

  8. Dawn Lustig-Momenthy-avatar

    Dawn Lustig-Momenthy


    Initially all was fine, lovely app, but now only pulling up audio books, despite "book" indicator.

  9. Baishali Bhattacharyya-avatar

    Baishali Bhattacharyya


    Its nice app but the only thing is I don't want the audiobook. But the app is awesome and there are many books without net connection.👌👌👌

  10. Dija Thores-avatar

    You know what ive been like optimised about this but there it goes another disappointment well i so hate the collers and books are audio its supose to be optional and some books i cant find.

  11. Kimora White-avatar

    This app is amazing! The books that are free here, are most likely $50-$60 in the store. 100% recommend

  12. Leejith Paul-avatar

    Very good.... It'd be nice to have more books to choose from.

  13. Cleopatra Nile-avatar

    A very good app.. though it doesn't have latest collections.. but it serves the purpose

  14. Eula Abucayon-avatar

    Nice app! I've been losing my interest in reading these days and this app helped me to overcome it. I

  15. Rohan Dutta-avatar

    This app is wonderful for book lovers but my small request to please add books by RL Stine, Roald Dahl, that would be great :)

  16. swalih mytheen-avatar

    Wonderful.. Nothing more to say🥰🥰 Only one request to you guys who made it Don't put price on this app.It must stay free.💓💓

  17. Tiasha Banerjee-avatar

    Tiasha Banerjee


    The line allignments in poetry is incorrect and disgusting to the eye..And way too slow in loading even when the network is fine..

  18. Greesham Ranjan-avatar

    Greesham Ranjan


    Best free book app with amazing features ,but please include modern books in the collection.

  19. shan shibu-avatar

    Really good book app I love it but please add some more thanks..for reading this

  20. Aqib Ahamed-avatar

    This app would have been so much better if it also contained books from recent authors as well.I Hope you will add them soon.

  21. Co do poem daySmaranika Mohanta-avatar

    Co do poem daySmaranika Mohanta


    This app is amazing at first I did not think it has such a large collection of books

  22. tina white-avatar

    Worthless app; you cannot even open the book. There are several other apps in the store just like this one that do work. Bye. Uninstalling.




    Beautiful. I love that i can choose what I want to read and finish it when i want.

  24. Qhama Sitebe-avatar

    This app doesn't give me the books that I requested I even doubt that there are books for teens my age who are more into modern books written by recent authors

  25. Kachinga Graham Simpungwe-avatar

    Kachinga Graham Simpungwe


    I wish the audios were done by robotic voices. I wish the audios could work simultaneously to visible literatures.

  26. Krish Gupta-avatar

    App is good but many authors and their books are not available here

  27. Bhakti Padwal-avatar

    Please provide subtitles for audiobooks..It would be helpful.

  28. Vivien Agomuoh-avatar

    Very old books. Most books here don't have preview. How do I know what I'm about to download?

  29. Beverly Naquin-avatar

    Downloaded book hit the play button and nothing .I'll try a different app. Not wasting my time on this one

  30. Susan Davy-avatar

    I am enjoying browsing classics and veteran books.

  31. shail Pathak-avatar can read books for free unlike on Google Play app

  32. the fact of tech-avatar

    the fact of tech


    I would give it five stars but some books are missing from it

  33. Ananya Sahani-avatar

    Amazing and free and no ads .Love it

  34. Anamul Hoque-avatar

    One of the best ebook app on Google play. You can download it.

  35. Janene-avatar

    Absolutely fabo.... I went through the whole Google Play to find something anything at this point!! And this is the one I will keep. I wish I had found earlier than the others but it truly is a fantastic app, it does everything and more and I could not be happier! Thanks a bunch Devs for a job well done !! 🤠🤠💋💋❤️❤️

  36. Irish Luzaura-avatar

    I hope this would not like anybooks, I love reading but... uhh never mind. Thank you, I love it.

  37. mathieu hill-avatar

    No idea what the problem is, but the app's own reader does not appear to work at all. I tried everything I could think of for like 15 min. - the entire time the page was way too large for the reader. And would swipe to the next... (Page?) But not up or down, so I can't use this. And please, developer, do not leave a note here saying to call anybody. Not gonna happen. I will simply get a better app.

  38. casper Casper-avatar

    The BEST AUDIO EVER! your a fool not to download!👌my 4 year and I listen to the stories for bed time. And books Whit Shakespeare and all plays are read in different voices ...I love it💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯 also if they don't have the book you want in audio ,Just ask SEEK and the NEXT DAY YE SHALL FIND ❤️

  39. Anthonia Adeleye-avatar

    Anthonia Adeleye


    I can't access christian books, it's not even showing anything of christian novels like Lori wick's books.

  40. Anthony Fazio-avatar

    There are a few free book apps in google play. After checking all of them out, this one is the best. You can download the book's audiobook quicker than the other apps and when you save the book in your library, this app doesn't make your phone save a photo of the cover in your photo gallery like a couple of the other apps do. Beautifully designed. Thank you.

  41. Mamta Sahni-avatar

    Great great app finally ❣️As a booklover I was searching an app which will provide me the pleasure of reading and knowledge as well That also free of cost and offline too what else you want? Must download. Thankyou Free Books develpors . Totally in love❣️

  42. Basima Dajani-avatar

    Really it is a great books. But I need aney sug... Free Books_Novels,Fiction aud..& wreadig books all at one

  43. Roger Kemp-avatar

    An excellent selection of books, many classics and surprise delights that await discovery by all and l've read some favourites several times. Advertising is carried of course, nothing comes free. I wish it was silent but have set the media on my phone to zero to avoid that element. A well used app that is much appreciated

  44. Haley Mitchell-avatar

    It hardly had any good books. I was trying to read trials of Apollo from rick Giordano but it came up with nothing near it. Hate this app so I deleted it.

  45. Danielle Dolipas-avatar

    Danielle Dolipas


    I remember downloading this a long time ago and loving it. But now that I've reinstalled it, I can't read any. The audiobooks and even the ebooks won't work and just says "Processing failed." Sad and disappointed.

  46. Girls LaBonte-avatar

    Everytime I would go to read a book, the app would close out of itself, and there were way to many ads.

  47. Janelys De Santiago-avatar

    Janelys De Santiago


    So useful for me as an aspiring literature professor and a former English teacher as well as for entertainment purposes. There is a plethora of amazing books! Even the classics in Spanish that I was looking for!!!

  48. Matthew Dudek-avatar

    Not much of a selection, now has massive full-screen ads that you have to wait a while before you can dismiss them. I got the app for a specific book but that's all, I'll uninstall soon.

  49. Leah Kornbau-avatar

    Seems to work well so far. I like the set up, nice, clean, neat. A number of classics and other books that are great to download and always have with you.

  50. Bhupinder Singh-avatar

    Bhupinder Singh


    It ' s very helpful for me I can improve my reading as well as my listening skills thankyou very much it provide my favourite books on time

  51. April Baker-avatar

    Easy to down load. And a great selction of books. Thanks for making this available to the public.

  52. Bhakti Kasat-avatar

    This is nice but I cant find soo many books I want

  53. sara lucart-avatar

    Lots of classics, easy to navigate and free!

  54. Sean P-avatar

    Fantastic app. Always works perfectly, and exactly as described. Kudos to the developer, thanks.

  55. Willis Ace-avatar

    The variety of books is lacking

  56. Richard Quinn-avatar

    I don't want audio books. Can't get rid of audio.

  57. Chris VonLang-avatar

    The last update introduced very annoying 30 second video ads with volume otherwise a good app.

  58. Rinaparbin Laskar-avatar

    Rinaparbin Laskar


    great most essential app very profitible app

  59. David Nelson-avatar

    So far I have found Free Book to be valuable to me for learning and some entertainment

  60. PRITAM Chowdhury-avatar

    PRITAM Chowdhury


    Addicted to reading books through this app!!!

  61. Kiran Singh-avatar

    Dosent help to find books of choice

  62. Marvin Jose-avatar

    Nice app...but I didn't have recent books ..

  63. ChefNaaz - Multi Cuisine Kitchen-avatar

    ChefNaaz - Multi Cuisine Kitchen


    Very easily accessible

  64. Marilyn Bishop-avatar

    I love all the different authors that you have

  65. Aaratrika Ghosh-avatar

    Aaratrika Ghosh


    It's one of the best app for books..

  66. nelly mlay-avatar

    Owesome app. Always download this with every new phone

  67. Tamaryn Mina-avatar

    I looove the typewriter font.

  68. Daud Regal-avatar

    Worst app ever when we download a book it doesn't open

  69. Pournima Chitale-avatar

    Pournima Chitale


    I couldn't know how to go to a specific page.

  70. Ranjeet Kaur-avatar

    I like this app and it have many options

  71. triboi.andreea_-avatar



    I think it's better than other apps because it's free and easy to use

  72. Don Royle-avatar

    I enjoy the books. Great sight.

  73. Morganne Morris-avatar

    Morganne Morris


    It's a good book. But that's only If you want old vintage books. I like werewolf books but when I searched all I saw was a bunch of old books with werewolf titles.

  74. Oliver Benjamin-avatar

    Oliver Benjamin


    Have no complaints.

  75. Gabriella Dettrey-avatar

    Gabriella Dettrey


    It has some pretty good books in all, but it has none of the popular series' for example, the hunger games was not on there and i was hoping to find it.

  76. CREME XTART-avatar

    It was good enough. But I thought there would be written story with audio. But there is something different. Like when there is a written book there is no audio and when there is written book there is audio. Whatever still it was quite a good app

  77. Kathy-avatar

    I love reading and there are many types of books to read. from true crime, history, novels, common books and not so common. Famous authors Edgar Allan Poe, and many more. I'm sure anyone can find something they'll like to read.

  78. Cliff O-avatar

    Lots of classic books, audiobooks, dark mode, bookmarks, flawless reading experience after a month. Good way to wile away the hours during lockdown. Ads are not intrusive. A+!

  79. Rosemary Kernohan-avatar

    Rosemary Kernohan


    Clear easy to navigate

  80. ava schwarz-avatar

    All the books were old i looked up really popular books and all it came up with was books probably written 10 to 50 years ago. It would be great if you like old bools though.

  81. Tina Brijwasi-avatar

    Great ! app .I liked the feature of finding a book when I am confused from where to start.good

  82. Samuel Thomas-avatar

    Used to be a great app, pages seem to jump about unexpectedly and load in the incorrect order for some reason. The only way to correct this is to restart the app. Please address this issue.

  83. Sunil Suman-avatar

    Good app for reading and listening to the best of English classics. Modern day books are missing though.

  84. Pauline Young-avatar

    It's been good so far liked the books

  85. Jae Melancholy-avatar

    Great app and I love that it work offline so when I'm traveling I can still read or listen to my books. Just make sure you download the story before hand.

  86. Lama J-avatar

    Amazing App with a treasure trove collection of great authors and their work. Many thanks to the creators of this tremendous resource. The only feature that I think is missing is lighting regulation, ie, lightning and page color control slide, so that a reader can dim or increase light or color of the pages to their desired or optimal degree to make reading more enjoyable. Otherwise, I am most grateful for this app. Thank you.

  87. Swetha P-avatar

    Not easy to pick books authorwise. Searched for some books but not available, only very old authors and books are available

  88. Grace Contento-avatar

    I am enjoying old books that are not easy to find, or discover. This App has some really good old books! Oldies, but goodies. Currently, I am reading the adventures of Sherlock Holmes.I look forward to reading a lot of other old books that I never heard of and Authors I never heard of, and sound good. How else would we discover them without this great app.?

  89. Noor Chowdhury-avatar

    Excellent and Exceptional !

  90. Angela Dela Pena-avatar

    Angela Dela Pena


    So I've been a pretty big fan of this app for a while now because it allowed me to read a lot of the memorable classics from authors such as Mark Twain, E. A. Poe, F. Kafka, Shakespeare, Jack London, etc. but recently I've been having trouble reading books like I used to. Everytime I download a book and try to read it, it only shows up to two pages, and the rest is blank. Please, please, PLEASE fix this problem ASAP!!! Other than that, I'd give this app 5 solid stars.

  91. Hercule Lamur-avatar

    It is a great alternative for people who can't afford paying for audible. With free books, there is a great opportunity to read/listen to books, educate oneself and get more out of your time. Free books is for me another opportunity to make better use of my time. Less TV and more reading. GET FREE BOOKS APP AND START READING FOR FREE!!!

  92. Natalia Pool-avatar

    it's not really bad, but it could be way better. my trouble is when i start searching for a book, it gives me results that are so unfitting to the search i was, consequently, searching, that it makes me give up on reading the books i really want to read and read the ones you suggest me. the latter is not that bad, keeping in mind that i love the classics and that is what i get to find - but i'd ask you for fixing the problem with the searching. thank you.

  93. ItsPeanutPig-avatar

    I really like this game and I would've givven it 5 stars if it wasn't for this one glitch. You see, I ws reading page 38 of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland when I was turning to page 39. Pg. 39 was a mix of pg. 38's ends of lines on the sides and pg. 34's whole lines in between. Can you fix this? I haven't tried much to fix it. Pg. 40 has left me in the middle of a sentence and I would like to read pg. 39. Pages EVERYWHERE are repeated this is not a problem but I thought you would like to know.

  94. Paula Fulton-avatar

    I can be found, quite often, right here, in this app, enjoying mankind and the stories they have left us. The only thing that would improve it would be to have the audio overlay on the book page so I don't have to exit the book to turn on the audio and then go back to the book to read along. Other than that, it's absolutely PERFECT. Thank you so very much. Six months later: I am happy to report that one thing has changed, I am even happier with this app. Thank you again. Well done.

  95. A Google user-avatar

    I actually read the description before installing so I understood that the books would be classic books, likely out of copyright/in public domain. That made the app more enjoyable for me since I wasnt expecting every single book ever written for free. Thank you for compiling these classic books for us to read. I am grateful for this FREE content

  96. Steve Schindler-avatar

    Steve Schindler


    if you are looking for modern day best sellers from all the current authors this app is not what you are looking for. Read the reviews and know what you are getting before downloading and then leaving a poor review because you didn't bother to find out beforehand. These are older books that are in the public domain and many are considered classics. I've been exposed to many wonderfull books and authors I never would have considered if not for apps like this one. And its all free.

  97. Kirsten Sy-avatar

    For the most part, this app works even when offline. The wide selection of good books and the fact that this app is free are wonderful. With this app, I was able to read masterpieces by Oscar Wilde and Charles Dickens (my two most favorite fiction writers) when I am riding the car on a long trip or waiting.

  98. Tracy Chong-avatar

    This application is really good and i enjoyed using it. However, sometimes ads would show throughout the book and these ads actually cover over the actual page of the book so that the words on the page with the ad is missing. I am extremely dissatisfied as this causes the stories to be incomplete. Please fix this !

  99. Freya layla-avatar

    i just downloaded the app for a long journey in may, the app has a good selection of books and the app can be used without wifi, therefore, perfect for car journeys. i would like to see some newer books but overall, a great app. I would recommend to anyone looking for the classics. Especially Alices Adventures In Wonderland.

  100. 1-800-luv-u-avatar

    listen. I thought it was a good book reading service but I was completely wrong. there are no new books. they havnt updated any of the books at all. I had this a while back and all of the books I saw then are still the only ones they have now. I'm very disappointed with this. please fix this issue many people seem to have a lot, thanks.