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5 stars out of 5
· 11/29/2015
Great way to borrow library books

I use this to access library books and audiobooks. It can be kind of confusing to use at times, but signing into different libraries is pretty easy. I usually use my Kindle or the epub to read and pick which format I borrow in. I would be nice to be able to see my bookshelf for all my libraries at the same time, but it isn't too much of a hassle to login separately.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/27/2015
rave reviews for overdrive!!

one of the best sites ever!! I have and currently use this site constantly and with great pleasure!! I tell everyone who enjoys reading about this site and encourage them to pass on this opportunity especially to people who might be homebound and to kids of all ages to expand their opportunities. kudos, kudos, kudos!

5 stars out of 5
· 11/23/2015
A Multi-Taskers FREE Dream Come True!

This software is easy to use, it's FREE, and the volume of audio books will keep you listening for years. Because I multi-task I can listen to an audio book while crafting, cooking, driving, etc. With the power of your local library card you can experience the world!

5 stars out of 5
· 11/25/2015
Excellent Resource

Overdrive makes accessing our public library easy and hassle free. I am able to access e=books and audio books online from the comfort of my own home. With my busy schedule returning books on time is done automatically. I don't have to worry about overdue books anymore. Overdrive is a great way to take advantage of a valuable public resource.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/23/2015
I finally have time to read again!

I agree with others, that it's a bit tricky to navigate at first, but once you get it, the opportunities are endless! It's hard working full time and being a home owner, but this app allows me to enjoy "reading" while going about chores around the house. It makes literature that much more accessible to otherwise busy people!

5 stars out of 5
· 11/25/2015
Surprisingly good

I have low expectations for offerings on the Windows Store in its infancy, but this app is one you wouldn't expect to be good and actually is. Easy to use interface, supports many file types (not just library books - you can add your own eBooks too).

3 stars out of 5
· 11/22/2015
I'm Okay With It

I like this app. I don't like all the updates and the deduction of features that was useful to me. I also use this app quite a lot for audio books as well as ebooks but I don't like the fact I can't transfer my ebooks once in Overdrive. Now I'm find I can only use this app on two of my devices. It does some of what I want it to do but with all the features being deducted or limited - I might have to look for another app.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/25/2015
Excellent for E- and Audiobooks

I have used overdrive on an Apple device and a Microsoft device and it works well with both. This is a super convenient way to browse and check out books when I am on the go (or if the paper version is out!). I will continue to use this program daily!

4 stars out of 5
· 11/18/2015
Much Improved

I gave an earlier review, pointing out several of Overdrive's flaws. I am happy to say that those problems were fixed. What I still wish is a way to be notified when a favored author adds new titles to Overdrive. Finding books in general is easy. Returns have become more straight forward. I hate to say it, but I haven't been to my physical library in almost a year.

4 stars out of 5
· 11/21/2015
Lots of choices

Some of the readers are wonderful, they put a lot of effort into their work, others not so much. Sometimes, the chapters go silent. Not even restarting will bring it back. I have that problem with internetarchive.org audio books sometimes too. Overall, the service is easy to use and has a good selection.

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  • A full-featured eReader and audiobook player. One app, thousands of eBooks and audiobooks.
  • Search by library name, postal code or city name to add a website link to open in web browser to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from your digital library.
  • Sync most recent position, bookmarks and website links across multiple Android, iOS, and Windows 8 devices.
  • Customize your reading experience by changing font size, margin, contrast and more to suit your style.
  • Add bookmarks for any title. Look up word definitions in eBook reader.
  • Change audiobook playback speed from 1/2 speed (.5x) to double speed (2x). Add a sleep timer from 15 to 90 minutes.
  • Pin title to the Windows Start screen for instant access to your eBook and audiobook.

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