Hibooks review

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Tuck into a book club-like audiobook subscription service with unlimited titles at up to 80% off.

Hibooks is an audiobook provider that functions as a book club: You pay a yearly membership fee, and then purchase each title at a discount of up to 80% off the market price. Listeners who read through more than one or two titles a month will likely benefit most from a subscription like this. However, the confusing coin-rewards system could leave some listeners cold.

What is Hibooks?

Hibooks has 5,000 audiobooks on its platform that you can listen to as you like. However, the vast bulk of the 100,000+ audiobooks library comes at an additional cost.

Hibooks is essentially an audiobooks book club. Its annual membership fee of $42 grants you access to the club , including 5,000 audiobooks.

You also get a free audiobook upon signup from a solid reading selection, plus 200 bonus coins. Where many audiobook providers use a credit system, hibooks uses coins, but the concept is the same — you use coins to “unlock” new audiobooks.

Different coins carry different currencies — in the hundreds and thousands — but they match their dollar equivalent when you drop the last two zeros, and an average book costs 1,000 coins. And you can buy as many coins as you want.

Pros and cons


  • Cheap access to audiobooks
  • Unlimited access to a huge selection of titles
  • Easy-to-use app


  • Convoluted multicurrency coin rewards system
  • Users complain of poor customer service
  • Some reviews claim that the unlimited feature stops after the first few months

How much does Hibooks cost?

Parse out the financial commitment to signing on with hibooks:

PlanAnnual cost
Basic$39.99/year + each title purchase (average $10 each)

Does Hibooks have a free trial?

Yes. You can get a free three-day trial and one book for free.

Hibooks customer reviews

Check out what others are saying about Hibooks:

PlatformReview (Last updated August 3, 2020)
Apple App Store4.5 out of 5 stars (11,600+ reviews)
Google Play2.2 out of 5 stars (250+ reviews)

Compare audiobook services

If you love the audiobook experience, check out other providers and services to compare your options and best meet your preferences.

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$14.95 per month
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  • Rental
Depends on your local library
$12.99 per month
  • Credit
  • Rental
$14.99 per month
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Melanie Huddart joined Finder’s editorial team in 2017, helping to polish up content across niches that include home loans, share trading, shopping and travel. Melanie earned a BA in Specialized Honors English and a BEd from York University in Toronto, Canada. When she isn’t focused on making articles shine, you can find her hanging with her son and her dog, practicing yoga or searching for the next greatest beach.

Expert review

Hibooks offers an audiobooks subscription service that requires a yearly fee — but that gives you a hefty discount on each title, which are unlimited. But with a confusing rewards system and claims of bait-and-switch from former users, you might want to shop around to find the best audiobooks provider.

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