My favourite audiobook player for Android is Smart Audiobook Player.

  • Playback speed control
  • Sleep timer
  • Specify the folder containing your audiobooks
  • Keeps track of the position for every book
  • Easy to use

I haven’t used it in a while, but it was really cheap to buy the full version to unlock all the extra features.

Please support the developer, especially considering the free version is also ad free.


Playback Speed

This has been an awesome productivity hack for me, turning an 8 hour book into 4 hours.

You will need to train your ear and mind to listen at speed, so work your way up over time, x1.2, x1.5, x1.8, x2 or more if you like.


Sleep Timer

This feature allows me to have the book stop after 5 or 10 minutes.  I do this if I’m having trouble sleeping.

I know I will be asleep before 10 mins while listening.   So I setup it up and drift off.  The next time I open the book, I just go back 10 mins and carry on.


Book Management

I used to set up a dedicated folder on my Android that I would drop all my books into, to easily seperate my music.  I haven’t used Android in a few years, but I guess you could easily setup a Google Drive or DropBox folder on your phone as well.  That would allow you to sync books from your PC with ease.


Highly recommended.  Download for Android from the Google Play store Smart Audiobook Player.