OverDrive Listen

Instant Audiobooks. Just press play!

OverDrive Listen allows users to borrow audiobooks and listen to them right away in their browser or app – no downloads required! Learn more about getting started with audiobooks.


  • Instantly begin listening or access any point in the title
  • A “Jump” button allowing users to backtrack five seconds (or longer if desired)
  • Sync progress across multiple devices
  • Variable volume and playback speed
  • Bookmarking, highlighting & note taking
  • Students using Sora can access and export notes and highlights from audiobooks even after the book expires.

Sample the experience below: