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Loving book, loathing, a scam: BewareI got sucked into a book which is very good. Between the completely sucking you in and then only releasing one episode at a time, they take advantage of consumers inability to walk away from a good book. Between the dragging it on releasing one episode at a time, I finally broke down, and ignoring my rule of paying for something like this. After I bought coins, and when I fell asleep, I noticed, when I looked at the app that many of the coins that I purchased did not completely go towards the book I was reading, but also towards other books, which wasted my coins. Also, I paid enough to put “finish”the episodes which was not the end of the book but just the ones they had released. Very deceitful and is a complete shame. Going for the now money instead of looking at the long term and keeping customers. I will never listen to another one of her books when I’m done with the one I’m listening to now. Hope the quick buck is worth it. I would be happy to pay five bucks for the book. But now you’ve lost my money when I’m done..Version: 2.4.6

Too many adsWith this new update I am getting ads randomly that pop up before a chapter plays that is unlocked with coins. I thought the point of using coins would be to unlock chapters and not unlocking ads. I would randomly have ads with audio that pop up in the middle of a chapter drowning out the story I used coins to listen to. Also some of the ads hide the button to close it above the usable space on the screen making it tricky to close out. There also needs to be a way to remove stories that have auto played that you don't want to follow. I don't want to be listening to one story and then at the end of the chapter, it jump to another story I am not even interested in. After this update, ads still play randomly in the middle of a chapter and some of them are obscurely loud cutting out the ability to hear the story, and your ability to hear if you are wearing headphones. I would understand if ads play in between chapters but not in the middle as the story is playing. Also after the ad for the pop up play and you get back to the story, the playback controls disappear. You need to exit out of the story and back in to it to be able to play..Version: 2.4.9

*CAVEAT*The app has it’s own store where purchases are easily visible. Yes, it’s convoluted with this silly “coins per episode” process and is in itself very pricey, compared to KindleUnlimited, for example (the book I wanted is 1540 episodes. Each ep costs 4-10 coins. I thought I’d see if I still liked the book halfway through, so I bought 480 coin for $20. The app just charged me $30! Edit: Not only do they charge you above the advertised pricing, the coins did not even buy me exact amount of episodes stated. Furthermore, the bot(s) that write this are ridiculously repetitive. How many stories have a similar trope? Haha, I’ve seen three wheelchair bound billionaires that marry a down n out woman, all hellbent on revenge. Most women are named Emma or Emily, too, although perhaps the bot is just working through a list? Another annoyance is that some stories are clearly translated from another language and instead of being true to the story and having traditional names, the characters have western names that sound so out of place and behave so western- like, you have a hard time trying not to laugh. Then the bot adopts a completely wrong tone and accent to sound exotic. Some books do sound like they’re narrated by an actual person, though..Version: 2.3.9

Disgruntled loyal customerI’m going to put a 2 start review up at this stage! Hello pocket FM Corp, I’m Dan and I live in Australia. Now I’m very disappointed at this time as I’m a loyal listener and have been now for at least 3-4 months and in that time I have paid for 80 coins at a minimum of 2 x per week, I’m very happy that you finally change to aud from usd for us Aussie folk and thank you for that now we actually save a little! But the thing that is annoying me the most is that it’s now at the point where I have to buy coins to continue to listen to the series that I enjoy. When you purchase coins regularly and then stop purchasing coins as I have due being sick for the passed 5 days I have only unlocked one! That’s right 1! Free episode. You want people to spend money and keep using your app yet all the developers do is take advantage of the customers who are loyal! Any wonder why so many others out there are actively trying to finding other ways to listen to your content on other pages and apps. I really want to see something positive come from this and a reply from you in the very near future. Tia.Version: 2.6.5

FrustratingWhile I love the stories and the app I cannot understand why I cannot unlock individual chapters. I purchased coins to unlock some chapters further down then the free one’s but it is not an option. It only gives 2 options to unlock over hundreds of chapters that cost more than $100..Version: 2.4.5

ReviewBeautiful stories but not able to listen for one episode only.Version: 2.7.7

Great stories but a buggy appFirst, I have to say that there are some incredible writers who support this app, and I have really enjoyed there work, however the app leaves a lot to be desired and so I am writing this with the hope that thee developer will address these issues which detract from te enjoyment of their content. In short, there are two issues which really frustrate me. The first and arguably the biggest is the auto-advance function which either restarts your existing stories at the beginning making you lose your place (you can find it again fairly easily but it is a hassle), or launches random stories you have”t selected. I understand the value an auto-advance feature could bring if it advanced to the next chapter of the stories in my library, but this doesn’t do that and there isn’t an option to disable it so I find myself racing to press pause in time to stop it. The second issue is that the app randomly jumps to a different story randomly even when my phone islocked. It’s really frustrating to lock my phone and put it away only to have to pull it back out and respect my story because the app decided to go to a different story..Version: 2.7.1

I love the app but the new policy updates ruined itI have been a faithful user of this app for almost a year. I have about 10 stories that i have been listening to in that time span. I have even spent money to buy coins in order to keep listening because some of the stories are THAT GOOD. I listen to so many stories because each story would release approximately 5 episodes a day (about an hours worth of the story) and that was fine. However, last week, i opened the app to listen to my stories and found that only 2 episodes were released in all of my stories. I contacted the support team and they told me that they updates their policies and now only 1-2 episodes will be released per day. I find this very frustrating because most of these stories have 1000+ episodes and each one is approximately 7-15 mins a piece. I’m in the 700s in some stories and others I’m over 500+, and now I’m being told that i can only get 1-2 episodes a day. So whereas it would’ve taken me a few months to finish 1000+ episodes, it’ll now take me 3yrs. I need this to be fixed ASAP. I’m MAJORLY invested in these stories now and the support people basically told me to just deal with it..Version: 2.6.0

Episodes disappearedI have listening for about 3 weeks and tonight I go back in and all the episodes read have gone back to coin payment required. It wants me to start from scratch, my account is still there and the library is there, but the episodes read have gone..Version: 2.5.7

MisleadingWhy have a promo video when it’s just a podcast like omg I was excited to watch this and then I found out that it’s a podcast.Version: 1.3.9

Good AppVery expensive though it would have been nice to be able to listen to any thing as much as you want with a monthly subscription, rather than having to pay for Coins… I have to spend over $100 just to finish one story a total rip-off. By time you get to forth one you will be completely broke..Version: 2.0.3

Worst app I’ve ever seenNot worth your time. These audiobooks will change the narrator half way through a series ruining everything. And you are limited to what you can watch everyday unless pay heaps of money. So we pay money towards this app so they can ruin a series. This is worst I’ve ever used and this is not recommended to anyone.Version: 2.1.5

Addicted but very expensiveI love listening the stories, but it is getting expensive. People have mentioned monthly subscription which I can’t find anywhere? What I don’t like is the fact that sometimes I get 2 episodes for free sometimes 1, sometimes none. It says that you can watch add to get free listening. It doesn’t work anymore . So got addicted but left frustrated with the lack of support and availability..Version: 2.7.5

Why?I give you a three stars because I do enjoy a few stories however what I do not enjoy is the way the you get they give 5episodes to read everyday but then whenever you want you will serve one episode per day like really its like if you need to add more episodes just add them why are you doing us like this. Maybe you still writing but why nit just complete the stories before uploading them. Just asking you to please stop giving one episode a day. Everyone’s not but for the ones that do. Please stop. The way that yall get money is a total ripoff… instead of just writing another book you just keep adding this one… just make it a series and be a new book, many people will still purchase entire book.. ive paid sooo much money or a book and still reading it… wow apparently we all have the same complaints… i will say after a while this will be obsolete because ppl will get tired and delete the app.. one story a day and I’ve already spent 100’s and still not done almost a year to read one book and still paying toooooooo much to for them… i think after I finish this story probably 6mons from now im deleting this app.Version: 2.6.2

Could be 5 stars!Love this app but the fact that it lets you get well into the story (it starts off by unlocking about 5-7 chapters a day) then all of a sudden your only getting one, it could take u months to years to finish a story unless you pay which make this app like all the others or worse. I really thought that it was different but in the end it wasn’t…be aware of this..Version: 2.7.6

Cannot access this app using voiceover on iPhone what a travesty!I cannot access your audio dramas with your Pocket FM app because I am totally blind, using voiceover software on my iPhone, and find the app very hard to navigate. I’ve attempted to play system of a vampire with no easy success. Can you work on making this app work with voiceover by having some people beta tested that are completely blind or visually impaired? failure to do this will only make you lose out on possible customers, and us blind people lose out by not hearing some awesome dramas or paying money to obtain your premium service thank you peace out and have a great weekend ahead..Version: 2.7.6

Not for the impatient!I was really enjoying this app. I was getting 7 free chapters per day and I could watch ads to release another 15 chapters with 150 free coins daily. Now they’ve dropped everything! It’s only 2 free chapters and 100 free coins. The Saving Nora and Billionaire Bride books I’ve been enjoying have over 2000 episodes between them so at this rate it’s going to take me several years to reach the end! The coin bundles to buy are far too unrealistic, no-one is paying £100 to listen to these books, we know they’re designed to drag on forever and it’s a money drain if you fall into the trap of paying for coins. The makers should consider a “buy the full book” option and set the price realistically at something around £20 which is similar to a hardback book or normal audiobook purchase, they’d make more money that way!.Version: 2.6.0

Too expensive to listen to a whole storyI saw an ad for Pocket FM - I listened to a teaser of a story “Insta Empire” the story was great downloaded the app and listened to 34 free 10-12 minutes episodes - the told i could wait 6 hours to listen to the next episode or pay 10 coins - I clicked on the link to find how much coins cost - I was offered a deal buy 40 coins for $4.95 and get 50 coin bonus- I took the offer and was able to listen to about 10 more episodes. I tried to get thé same deal again but the second time it only offered me 5 bonus coins for my $4.99 purchase of 40 coins- the story has over 1000 episodes at this rate it will cost me over $100 to listen to the whole story. Not going to do it when I can download and listen to a whole book on Audible for $10. I wish they had an unlimited plan or a better deal on coins. Too expensive to listen to a whole story. Their stories are good, but their goal is to get you hooked so you have to pay an outrageous price to finish the story. Not going to buy any more coins any time soon- I will look for an alternative service to listen from now on..Version: 2.7.0

UnreasonableI fell inlove with this apps and the stories. My favorite is Saving Nora but, I came to a disappointing end when I had my last episode of the day and then I was given a option to watch 13 ads to gain two more episodes. I am furious because I sat and watched all 13 stupid adds and then I was denied my two episodes!! I feel like that is a major scam for the people who enjoy this app and its stories. I wanted to write this review to let others know if they offer you more episodes by watching ads DON’T DO IT!! ITS A SCAM!! They will not give you your episodes after you sit and watch their stupid ads for games that are also misleading because the ads are nothing like the games at all and the ads where they say you can win money by playing are the BIGGEST SCAMS!! I wanted to write this before I deleted this app and found a new one that is more truthful and no scamming like this one!! Beware!! And try other apps like this one. If your looking for another app to replace this one Reel Short is a good one and they have some of the same stories..Version: 2.7.1

A bit annoyingThe love story plots are pretty much all the same (billionaire this, rich guy that type of stories & most use the same names so if you’re listening to multiple stories it’s easy to get confused). The app gives you a few chapters per day (not animated like Facebook led me to believe) and after listening to the free chapters you have to purchase coins to listen to more episodes; however if you already have coins they will use ALL your coins to keep playing the current story instead of telling you that the free chapters have ended so you will be listening and not know that your using coins that you might’ve been saving to listen to a different story… unfair as heck! Most of the stories do sound the same but they have many to choose from so you shouldn’t get too bored. I Just wouldn’t waste any more money on coins that they’re going to use without my consent! They need to release more free chapters for the amount of ads they throw in there smh.Version: 2.5.0

The returnDeleted the app straight after I watched the return, I loved these episodes up until the actors changed then I couldn’t watch anymore, it annoyed me so much that I couldn’t get back into it and I don’t want to watch any others as I’m worried about being disappointed again and don’t want to waste my time, Also at the beginning it was like watching a proper series but the after episode 8 it turned into freeze framed clips and voice over, then new actors, This app could do amazingly but you need to change quite a few things to please the customers or it will fail.Version: 2.7.6

Good books but way to expensiveAs the total says, the books on offer are good and I enjoyed starting to listen to them I bought some coins to get started but I wish I hadn’t now as I am part way into a book and it would cost 100s of dollars in coins to actually listen to it all. Don’t bother with this app unless you can afford to throw money away. Or you can afford to waste your life away watching a 5mins worth of ads so you can listen to a 15min chapter of a book..Version: 2.5.1

Doesn’t give free episodes dailyUpdate: I deleted this app. It is not giving the daily free episodes. The story I was listening too is just ridiculous. As the reader, you know what’s going on with the characters, but after almost 500 episodes, they haven’t figured anything out and they keep doing the same chaotic things over and over again. I’ve been cheated out of my free episodes on multiple occasions. This morning I had not new episodes. They still say free tomorrow. Some days I listen to other stories and allow a few episodes to build up so I can listen to more of the story. That doesn’t happen anymore. If I don’t listen to the 2 episodes, I don’t get the 2 new ones each day. This is a huge disappointment and I’m considering deleting because I’m not getting the free episodes. I also don’t like how it now says the next episode will be your last for today. I just want to listen to the story. My biggest complaints are that it charges me for coins even when I click use your wallet money. This has happened twice. I used to get 9-10 episodes free per day, now it’s down to only 2..Version: 2.5.9

Very unlikely to continue usingThis app has promises that it doesn’t live up to. Episodes are available never not daily like promised. I already pay a small fortune for a phone service that I can’t use most of the time with the huge amount of download limit. Only coming to town once a week and then having to pay to unlock promised episodes is ridiculous and unfair..Version: 2.6.1

Didn’t updateThis app has been amazing so far, I’ve been enjoying it amazingly as I’ve had free book chapters everyday, although today Monday may 6, my books didn’t update. I didn’t get the free chapters that I was supposed get today making me have to wait even longer for my chapters. If it wasn’t for this issue it’d be 5 stars. If anything can be done about it I would definitely rate it 5 stars.Version: 2.7.9

Unlock videos keeps crashingUnable to watch all the videos to Unlock videos as it’s keeps on crashing and keep on saying error in loading and keep on saying unable to load please fix this problem also keep on saying current limit Exhausted as I’m unable u listen to my fav episode.Version: 2.7.5

Ridiculously longGot suckered in via Instagram and started listening.. was generally enjoying the story line although some of it seems unrealistic. I got through 30+ episodes and was getting tired, so scrolled through to see how many episodes were left. This particular series had 1447 episodes. 1447!!!!!! Killed me.. I’m deleting this app right this second. I’m not that jobless...Version: 2.7.0

Good but over it.I don’t mind having to come back the next day to listen to more episodes. However I haven’t received any new (free) episodes in the past two days. Can’t listen unless you pay for over priced coins. Free coins up to 100 everyday is a joke. As it’s capped to 25 videos, how it’s that up to. That’s not even close..Version: 2.5.3

Cant unlock the episode i wantTry to unlock advance episode i want with my coins. it only unlock the next episode i played..Version: 2.7.6

Ridiculous marketing scheme. Few good books with even fewer good voices.I got this app starting a new, mind-numbing job. Loved it in the beginning even though I had to sift through dozens of books just to find a couple I liked. Seems like most stories are the same or have similar plots. Like reincarnation or alternate reality. Crappy life to stupidly amazing life. Episodes are free but once you listen for a few days, they only release like 10mins per story per day listened. So instead of an hour or more of immersion, you only get a small bite and are left hungry for more. This would be fine, if the books were affordable. You have to buy coins which don’t seem expensive. When you look at the cost per short episode, you’re paying over $100 for 1 dang book. Clever but greedy marketing scheme. I’m done after dealing with mediocre stories with mediocre readers for a year. I haven’t spent one cent and would never spend that much money on a book. I’d pay $15-$30 for a gooood book. Absolutely ridiculous. When finish listening to your story, you’d think it would play the next story in your library right? Wrong. They only play books you’ve never heard of and starting new stories when I already have multiple is another greedy marketing ploy. Never using this app again. Highly recommend you don’t either..Version: 2.6.2

ConfusedHello I really love these stories but I’ve just got to ask is going from 1 hour of episodes a day to 15 on purpose or a bug because it fixed itself for a little then broke again. Thank you devs.Version: 2.5.7

Don’t get invested in this appWhen I first started listening to one story in particular it had 485 episodes. I couldn’t afford the $100 US it would cost to binge listen to them all so I opted for the free daily 7-8 episodes. I was really enjoying the story, the narration was clear with a pleasant voice (not annoying like some other apps I’ve tried). But sadly the ending of this story is getting further and further away. It currently has over 609 episodes until the ‘end’ (and counting). I’m also now only offered one free episode a day now- as are several other users. Very disappointing- I wish I’d never bothered starting. My advice: Don’t get invested in the stories on this app- too expensive and they’re trying to make you pay to listen to the stories any way possible..Version: 2.4.5

The runHow is that possible that after expending so much buying coins the book stop given free listening and only buying can I got forward , I never have bought a book without even able to keep , it is disappointed when I have to wait a months to have one small part of the book . Or buy more coins for almost nothing . I think this is a Heist..Version: 2.4.6

One issueThe auto play after your story ends, it just started one you already listen too from start so when you listen the next day you have to find where you was. either put option in to not allow to start another story or stop it all together. Apart from that they good stories and narrated very well. Is a free coin issue i watched loads of adds to build up coins to unlock more chapters but then the next day they just vanished. The binge bundle you brought out though was definitely worth buying but only seen it once 1800 episodes and you only release 1 free one to listen to a day going to take years to complete.Version: 2.4.8

MehhLove SOME of the stories but come on it’s a rip off instead of releasing an episode or two everyday and charging people to buy these stupid coins why not charge $15 a month where you have access to everything at any given time. Each episode is like 10minutes yet you want to charge 10 coins for that the cost adds up quick and before you know it you’re all out. Made that mistake before and I won’t be purchasing anymore..Version: 2.7.4

Decent booksI think this app is really good, really beneficial for people who can’t read or has dyslexia and find reading difficult. The only thing negative I have to say is how much the tokens cost! You could potentially buy a book at fraction of the price. Not great when we’re in a cost of living crisis. Although you get 7 free episodes a day so will definitely take a long time to finish 1 book 🙃.Version: 2.4.0

Price gougingI started out loving this app. I realized that the goal is to have you pay hundreds for one complete product. I don’t feel any fictional book is worth more than $30. After I stopped paying, I began to be limited to how many videos I can watch per day ( equal to no more than 4 episodes, which are like 6 minutes long). Once I didn’t purchase from that intervention, I lost my free episodes for the day. This puts my in a very tight situation. I will not be manipulated into giving away my money. There are so many ways to listen to a book. I hate that the app is basically designed to force you to pay. I will not spend one more dollar with this app. Let’s see how long I will stay interested in it. I will simply go back to to my originals (Kindle, google play, and Audible). I have the app a 3 because I liked one particular book on it and that’s it. I’ve had the displeasure of having this app cheat me out of episodes on multiple occasions and if it wasn’t for the fact that I liked the book, I would rate this app a 1 star..Version: 2.6.5

Can’t claim rewardEvery day you log in you can claik a few coins free and by watching ads. I’ve tried to watch ads and it won’t let me. Then it’s hot and miss if the rewards button pops up for me to click. I’ve searched high and low and cannot find the daily rewards button anywhere or go back to it once I’ve clicked on it. It’s not always there daily and if it is. It’s only there the once. If this worked I’d probably give it a five star as I was enjoying the audi.Version: 2.4.9

Getting costlyLove the story’s, unfortunately it is starting to get extremely expensive just for one book… I wish they had a monthly membership kinda deal like many of the others do so it’s more affordable for people to enjoy… 🤷🏼‍♀️.Version: 2.7.7

Money making scamOk from the start you’re getting 5 plus episodes a day and when you get so far in it’s changed to 1 episode a day and the cost of episodes are ridiculous over priced. I’m certainly not going to pay that much for it so I’m going to delete the app until it changes back to the way it was when I originally started it..Version: 2.6.0

Lost all my unlocked episodesThis is very frustrating after listening to about seven different stories for about a month unlocking new episodes every day I opened the app and all my history was gone and it wanted me to start all over again this would cost hundreds to get back to where I was seems like a scam.Version: 2.6.0

ExpensiveI’ve given this a 3 star purely because of the book I’m listening to. So far, it has cost over $200 aud dollars. If this book hasn’t concluded by the time I’ve reached the end of my purchased episodes. I shall be leaving this platform.Version: 2.3.9

Money is a problemThe stories are great, but I don’t have a lot of money and I am finding it difficult to get to the end of the story, is there any other way to do this? Also the time difference is strange I have been waiting for one story to down load the rest of it and it says 21 hours but that was five days ago. I might have to go back to bookbub at least if they are free I get the whole story..Version: 2.7.0

Doesn’t work as promisedThis is a very annoying app. It says you will get 4 new chapters each day, but after chapter 69 it stoped unlocking them. It has been 2 weeks since I got my last new chapter. Very disappointed. Not an app I recommend paying for since the fee version hasn’t been working. I am pretty close to deleting it. Please fix this..Version: 1.5.7

Don’t waste your timeI’ve been sucked into two different audio books in this app. At the beginning of the stories the release about 10 episodes per day, the. You have to buy coins to purchase more episodes if you want to keep listening. The further you get into the story the less episodes they release to listen for free daily and there’s more than 1000 episodes in these books with more episodes added often so it’s like there’s no ending to the books, the drama just continues to reel you in and before you know it you’ve spent hundreds of dollars to listen to a book. Not to mention, it doesn’t allow you to skip ahead but doesn’t tell you that when it allows you to purchase an episode further into the book, it uses your coins and starts the very next episode that you haven’t listened to yet, despite that it allows you to select whatever locked episode, and has the button to “purchase and play” that episode for a certain # of coins. It’s just a waste of time. Go buy an actual book that has an ending and that you don’t need to put endless money into to be able to finish it without dragging it out for a year or 2. Lol.Version: 2.6.8

The ReturnGetting a few episodes each evening to begin with. Then down to one episode. I suppose it is meant to get you to subscribe. There are 800 episodes. A very expensive listen. Don’t think I will be using this app anymore I was at episode 291.. lol not impressed!.Version: 2.5.6

CoinsI watch the videos to collect coins to listen to extra episodes but these coins are used on the free episodes leaving me with none left. Surely you should be told when the app is going to use the coins so you have an option to live onto a story you really want to listen to?.Version: 2.6.0

Misleading and not a lot of information.I was listening to a story and ended up buying the VIP package . I bought bulk episodes , but what you are not told is the episodes keep playing without even asking and use all the coins you have left . I don’t get any full stories even with vip and did get 3 episodes the day after I bought the VIP then it went back to the 2 free episodes per day . There is hardly any information to explain how everything works with the VIP . Also what I didn’t know and found out is if you start listening to another story it gives you the chapters for that per day instead of all the stories you’ve read . I think it’s easy to listen to and I liked the stories . I also bought a few more coins . But for what you get and the amount of information given , it’s a total waste of money . I’ve cancelled my VIP as it seems useless . Once I’ve listened to the story im listening to im deleting the app . These apps get too greedy , it’s a book for god sake . I mean I don’t mind paying some money but this is ridiculous..Version: 1.9.3

ScammingSo if you buy coins, the app will not give you your daily 2 free stories until you use up all your coins. This is not your place to force users when to use their coins, you have to do what you’ve promised people regardless. Plus, most of the free coins don’t even register or lie about the number of coins you’ll receive. I once did a 75 coins and all I got was 3 coins!.Version: 2.7.1

Rip offI have been going back and forth with these people about being overcharged and then not getting the coin package I purchased. They asked me for a video of the purchase. Who records themselves making a purchase? I took that as a loss. Then when I did not receive the coin pack that I purchased, I screenshot the purchase and the page that showed that I did not receive the purchase. The time was clearly on both screenshots so there was no way I could use that many coins within a minute. They then asked me for a screenshot of the purchase. Conveniently, my purchase history says that I have never made a purchase. My banking info says otherwise. I have taken that as a loss as well. I went to another platform for my audiobook needs. It is actually better and does not spoon feed you small episodes. If you are wise do not purchase anything because you will either be overcharged or won’t even get what you purchased. This is ridiculous and it is sketchy to say the least. I’m sure it is also illegal for them to take money and not provide the services or products that were clearly paid for, but the legalities or lack there of is a story for another day. I’m pretty sure I am not the only one this has happened to. I’m just waiting to see how it ends..Version: 2.5.7

The ReturnIt takes to many adds for only 2 episodes. Can’t see the video most of the time.Version: 2.7.4

Hints if your going to use this app.Update: Dont start listening to the book called Trading Up… the book was never finished but you dont know that until chapter 768! (Right after a key person goes to the emergency room with birth complications) The rest of my review below is still accurate Original review: 1st the key to being happy with this is NEVER use credits even if they are free! Because it will reduce how many FREE episodes/chapters you get each day. Also after you leave an app review this happens too. (This is an update to my review as i discovered only getting 2 free daily episodes on each book instead of 4-5 free daily episodes that i was getting for over a month) My biggest complaint is i listen to the free episodes of 3-4 different books each day. At the end of the free chapters, instead of starting you on another book that your listening to at the next chapter available… it either starts a new book or starts you at episode 1 of a book your already listening to. Then you have to stop and scroll through all the episodes to get to the next one. That takes time to scroll through especially if your at episode 300, 400 or higher..Version: 2.7.2

Pay coins per listenI heard an ad for a story on Instagram, I followed and you had to download to listen. After the first 10 or so chapters you have to buy coins to listen to an unfinished story that has over 1,554 chapters. Each chapter is 6-8 mins long. You can listen to 2 chapters a day for free if you watch 13 ads!!! Yes THIRTEEN! I spent over $16 and I am only on chapter 180. Audio Books is cheaper. Our library allows you to download books for free. I can see if you had a monthly subscription to listen to whatever you want (not a subscription of coins.) but it would cost me $200 to $300 to listen to Saving Nora! Also buying coins is not an easy process. Instead of saying to continue listening pay “X” amount of coins… it just switches to the next totally different story! Then you have to arbitrarily figure out how many coins you need on the separate page to buy coins. So frustrating at this point I don’t care what happens in “Saving Nora” smh it’s a ridiculous scam and procedure! Please don’t reply with you automated response, the same response you have given dozens of other people!.Version: 2.7.1

CoinsYour stories are good to hear … But one problem is eg if one stories have 1300 plus episodes and coming more like saving Nora and you are blocking episodes by dates why I don’t understand.. before you gave 5 to 6 episodes but now your are give one or two why ??? I don’t understand this .. when I finished 1 story full you gave me 100 coins now I finished 3 or 4 but you didn’t give me any thing .. lest time you send me emails for 100 coins but I didn’t get it I try to claim it but I didn’t get it … You gave bounce on new year 3 or 4 stories fully unlocked episodes but you didn’t give this time I am searching for episodes…. Can you please manage efficiently this app we love to hear your stories but We can’t afford.. You subscription is also a waste for customers.. what they got … Netflix , Prime Video gave us cheap subscribers and available content is good to .. some episodes are locked on prime video but we can afford it .. But your subscription for whole month give us 165 coins for 14$. It’s not worth it … Thank you … I am happy with you stories but I can’t satisfy with you service ..Version: 2.7.4

App is fine. Ad watching is brokenThe stories are fine but if want to watch ads to listen to more episodes it jams up on the ads. Something has changed in the last month..Version: 2.7.6

FakeThere’s not even 100 books on there this is fake.Version: 1.4.6

It’s OkI love the stories. They give you enough free chapters to get you hooked and even offer you a free credit to buy coins in the beginning to keep you listening. The first 100 or so episodes I was allowed to listen in for up to 8 episodes, but I noticed the price for coins increasing the further I got into the story, and the number of episodes keep decreasing. I am now more than 230 episodes in and can only listen to 2 episodes a day. If I want to listen to more, I have the option to watch videos. It started out with 5 videos, then increased to 14, and now I must listen to 15 redundant ads before getting to listen to 2 more episodes. In short, the further you get into the stories, the more likely you’ll be stuck paying ridiculous prices for coins to a book that you cannot buy any where else. I would buy coins, but $2 for 15 coins that doesn’t even allow you to purchase 2 episodes is ridiculous. AND if you attempt to wait a few days to listen in and catch up, you’re still only entitled to the 2 episodes. This app, although has decent literature, is a scam..Version: 2.6.2

Only 4chapters.I used to get 10 chapters a day for free now I only get 4 and that’s not every day so what I thought was great is not so great I tried the messenger app on Facebook but had no response in over a week. Shame really buying a book is cheaper than buying the coins to unlock it now only 1 a day would take me 3 years to read one book ridiculous really lost me.Version: 2.6.4

Only 1 free episode per dayTo suddenly change from 6 free episodes a day to 1 is ridiculous. Plus you only unlock episodes after you’ve completed your available ones, so you can’t come back after a few days to have multiple episodes waiting for you. With each episode only 10 minutes long, this update completely ruins the flow of the story and doesn’t provide enough interesting content to convince you it’s worth using coins. I was invested in the story I’d been listening to and have spent money in this app before, but due to this change, I think I’ll have to give up..Version: 2.5.6

A disappointed FanI have been absolutely enjoying three great audio books until I decided to buy coins. Since then instead of the 9 new daily episodes I was normally getting, I am only allowed 2 a day. I thought well maybe it was because I had open a few episodes because I just couldn’t wait to see what happened and the 2 episodes were the end of that particular chapter. No not the case. Myself and other family members have all been listening to the same books and they are still getting the 9 free daily episodes. I guess since they got me one with making a purchase they will try to force you in another purchase by limiting your access. I tried messaging the company on their Facebook account without any response over 3-4 days and still waiting. There is no customer service number to correct any issues. The lack of communication made me rate it a 3 but the three audiobooks are a 5 start!.Version: 2.5.3

Great titles but no supportDisappointed with the lack of support. Questions raised over a month and not a single reply. furthermore when purchasing coins, the cost vs the actual cost being charged to your card is far more. Deceiving and needs to be reported. Approach with caution. 2 stars for the great content, everything else is a big failure..Version: 2.4.2

Bait and SwitchThis app is pure bait and switch. You’re given free access to a singular content for only a couple hours before being directed to buy coins to purchase further episodes, at this time you’re automatically redirected to a completely different series. If you choose not to purchase coins, you’re allowed access to only two new episodes of the content you began per day. Episodes are only roughly 7 minutes long. The base cost of each episode is 6-8 coins, and 6 coins cost $.79. So each episode costs nearly a dollar. They have package deals, but the cost of each level of packaging varies wildly even from day to day. The first time you purchase a package, you’re given one of their better deals. After that, the options get even worse. The series I began reading has roughly 1200 episodes. Using their base cost per episodes, the total cost to finish the series would be nearly $1000. They count on you becoming engrossed in a series and charge more for the addiction. It’s purely predatory. I’d highly recommend against this app and suggest you simply purchase an audiobook from a legitimate vendor..Version: 2.6.9

Overpriced rubbishDon’t waste your time. Impossible to listen to a book without spending large amounts of money. Even watching ads to gain coins they just increase the amount of coins required to unlock episodes. At this rate it will take a year to have one book fully unlocked. There are better more economical audio book apps out there..Version: 2.5.7

Don’t waste your time and moneyI have been following the novel saving Nora. It was okay, a bit far fetched, but I was getting into the story, I had spent a couple of pounds to get coins, but I was happy to wait for the new daily episodes, but suddenly these stopped, you had to wait for it to release one episode a day, so I watched the adds and earned the coins. But now without any warning, it won’t let me hear the next episode and has taken me right back to the beginning of the novel! Even the chapters I paid for was locked again, I would have to pay for 386 chapters to get back to where I was in the novel, if the app had given any kind of warning this would happen, I might of thought about subscribing to continue, but to have to go through those chapters again there’s no way. So deleting the app and not looking back, I’m just so pleased I didn’t waste too much money on this..Version: 2.5.2

Much much too expensive!!I really like this app!!! The stories are awesome and I’m active in like 5 daily stories. BUT, the amount of coins it takes to listen to these stories is absolutely RIDICULOUS! You can get around 160 coins for 20$, that’s far too expensive! If you do the math and you listen to several stories and you wanna listen ahead you could end up paying well over a hundred dollars for just one story or you have to wait a day to get at most 10 episodes for free!! Trust me you can go threw 160 coins in one day on one story it’s so costing! This is a big big big flaw in my eyes!!! Some episodes cost 7 coins and some 2 coins!! They seem to be priced on how long the episode is in minutes! I’d pay for a subscription if you got many many many more coins!! So I won’t be putting anymore money into this app. If it were much cheaper I would but you guys charge so much for stories that are exactly the same just different names and different order of events...Version: 2.4.9

CoinsSo.. each episode is usually between 6-12 coins. From this it says you can get up to 100 coins a day from watchings ads. 4 THINGS that bug me 1. why can you only watch 10 ads a day 2. Why do you have to press so many buttons before the final close button to close the ad 3. Why is the skip button linked to the website for the ad? (Super annoying to have this happen) 4. Ads can take up to a minute long just to get through Either make episodes cheaper, or have a better ad system that doesn't frustrate people.Version: 2.7.1

Stories are cheesy but entertaining.App is ok,cheesie story’s. But not horrible. I hate how short the segments are. By time they recap an episode and give you the next segment,you don’t get much for the money paid..Version: 2.7.6

Great app, customer service unavailable, unrealistically expensive,and inaccurate data.I’ve been using this app for almost 2 months but I mainly listened to one story because of the cost you have to pay every day for 2 or 3 episodes coming out and it’s unaffordable if you’re starting to read a story that already has hundreds of episodes, can you imagine paying more than 150$ for a book that’s not even finished? Well that’s what this is and if want to know more you’ll have to spent how much more God knows… It’s unfortunate that there is such a great app with a lot of potential but for the greediness it’s made so expensive because they know when you get hooked you will have no other choice than to spend more money. There’s not even the possibly to pay a one time fee for a story a plans to make it affordable somehow. But to top off all that if you get logged you lose the coins you bought to purchase the episodes. That’s what happened to me. And I reached out to get my coins back but the customers service has not replied. I tried to call but the customer service is switched off. Overall this is a grate app but it’s made to exploit people by offering some good stories. I was told to send an email after this to get my coins back and I did that 5 days ago but no reply so far..Version: 1.9.6

Pricey for a 8 min audioI got so hooked up with one of the stories and I ended up spending a lot. After realizing that I already spent fair a bit, I patiently waited for the new episodes everyday. But From 6 free episodes per day to 2 is just disappointing. 15 coins will cost you 2 dollars and 8 mins audio cost 6-7 coins. Meaning 8 mins audio costs almost $1. It’s better not to start of you’re not willing to pay a lot. If only they can find a better way to make it more affordable or maintain the number of free episodes per day I will be more satisfied..Version: 2.5.7

Coins Vanished Without a Trace – A Bittersweet ExperienceIt is a compelling platform that fosters the love for audiobooks and podcasts. I found its content repository impressive, abundant with a diverse range of genres to satisfy any listener's palate. However, my experience was dampened by an issue that arose concerning the application's virtual currency. Upon the completion of a week-long subscription, which included a top-up of 200 coins, I was flummoxed to find that these coins had inexplicably disappeared from my balance. A review of my purchase history confirmed the addition of these coins, yet my balance indicated otherwise. Furthermore, the absence of any transactions in my coins usage history left me puzzled and frustrated. This unexpected disappearance of coins from my account negatively impacted my overall experience with the app. It's disappointing to face such an issue, particularly when there is no clear explanation or trace of where my coins have gone. While the content and usability of Pocket FM are commendable, this incident has raised concerns about its reliability and transparency. I hope this feedback is taken into consideration for the future betterment of the app, helping to ensure customer trust and satisfaction in the long run..Version: 2.3.9

Better search tools adviceIt’s a very interesting app, but I would recommend the search tools to improve as the name of the story I saw on TikTok could not be find on the app. I tried the full names as advertised on TikTok or key words so it was disappointing to not find the same one I liked. Overall really interesting.Version: 2.7.7

DisappointedI listened to the beginning of a few stories on Facebook before deciding to downloadthe app. I did download and got up to episode 84 or 85 of a book. I actually had money in my wallet to purchase more coins. Then one day while looking through the titles and was getting ready to purchase more coins so I can finish the book I was listening to & purchase another one, it asked me to sign in. Being that I had never signed in before I signed up, and when I did everything was lost. The same book that I was on episode 84 or so, was locked at episode 13. Also, the money that I had in the wallet was not there. So I signed out and tried to just go back to where I was before signing up. Still no luck. I am not going to pay every listen to the episodes I've already paid for & heard. And now I'm disappointed I will not get to finish my stories. And it will not allow me to purchase from ep 84 ..Version: 2.5.7

Annoying adsIt used to be very good but since this morning, ads have been coming up in the middle of the tracks not only between them and the funniest part is that the track keeps going while add is playing!!!! At least make a pause in the track while ads are in top!! Really annoying.Version: 2.6.1

Coins used on free episodesThis app is a scam! I’ve bought coins on a few occasions and noticed that my coins were depleting even when listening to free episodes! Even free episodes were starting to dwindle, I was lucky to get 1 or 2 a day sometimes! Contacted customer support and surprise surprise no response! Stay away it’s a waste of money..Version: 2.4.1

Need more video, not just audioI seen the ad for secret succession on tik tok with video, and I was enjoying it, so i downloaded the app just to find out the only actual video was the ad and the rest was just audio, was pretty disappointing, it’d be nice if you guys just carried on doing video too cause now I’m not even interested in the rest..Version: 2.7.7

REALLY??? I have 316 days left on my membership??? For what???RIP OFF!!! I bought the membership, the app said it would unlock all the episodes with a vip membership, I was getting about 3 episodes a day with the free version then I bought a $60 a year membership so I could finish the book. I have time to listen to 6-8 episodes a day they’re only 5-10 minutes long. About 2 weeks ago I started getting 1 episode every day to every other day, (average 6 minutes each), I figured it would pick up again, now there’s been NO EPISODES for 6 days & ppl are saying in the comments they ended it. What with no ending??? With no announcement??? I see on the front picture of the novel it no longer says “new episodes daily” so I guess that’s it. Is that how this business is run. I could have saved myself $60 with the free version & still had the same experience…I want a refund…I’ll delete this app it has no use or value. I guess I have to contact Apple to see how to go about getting a refund. I had a hard time giving this app 1 star. If y’all are enjoying the app save your money & keep the free version I was much happier with that..Version: 1.5.6

Decent but be carefulI think the app overall is decent and worth having however a couple things users should be aware of. Most stories, although they have different characters are essentially the same story line leaving you feeling like you already knows what’s going to happen. In addition, if you purchase coins it will no longer tell you when it’s your last free episode for the day. The time between episodes is short and the next one que’s up, plays and charges you before you can even hit pause. I’m pretty sure this is by design and a quick way to take your money. I purchased $50 in coins thinking it would last me a while since I only listen to the free episodes and occasionally want to go a little further when I have a heavy workload. Not the case…$50 wasn’t even enough to finish the book. I could’ve purchased 3-4 books for that price so I won’t be investing anymore money into this with the setup they have and will probably search for an app that allows me to use my “coins” at my discretion instead of depleting them on the down low..Version: 2.5.1

RipoffThis app is a total rip off. They give you a certain amount of free episodes that are only about 10 minutes long and then after that you have to wait 24 hours before you get two more to listen to or you can buy coins to get any kind of decent amount you have to spend at least $10 and that might get you an hour and a half more two hours of episodes and considering most decent stories have thousands of episodes you’re looking at pending hundreds of dollars. Much cheaper and easier just to download the Audible app and even for their premium service $15 a month is a much better deal. Most people will realize this shortly after downloading and using this app if they don’t do something to make it more cost-effective they are going to lose all their customers. just like they lost me. By the way if you don’t mind reading most of the stories that they have on here you can find for free in text form online and just read the book or if you have an iPhone Siri will read it for you..Version: 2.6.5

Love it but….I am totally hook with this app! Love the stories that are played!! Love listening to the stories/episodes.. Saving Nora, Trading up, the Return and Crowns Obsession are my favorite stories to listen to plus several more stories. I’ve had a hard time reading books but these audio series are perfect for me, giving me the chance to envision what going on! The disappointing part of this app is now that I’m so engaged with these stories they start only releasing one episode a day vs the 8-10 a day!! I’m almost wanting to stop listening to the stories all together! I don’t like the fact I can’t stop the stories that I don’t want to listen!! I’d prefer to let the auto play continue the stories that are in my library not just random stories that I’m not interested in. I just wish that I could listen to the stories that I selected. This one free episode a day is really frustrating. Please do something about the auto play and only releasing one to two episodes per day! By this rate it will be two years of listening to one story! Absurd that it takes this long to listen to a story! Please please help fix this! I don’t want to lose my interest in listening to this app! This is why I have 3 stars and not 5 stars!.Version: 2.5.5

System log outI’ve been going back and forth with support about a promotion they offered and I paid for that should’ve lasted two days and it didn’t even last a day. They kept closing out my ticket without addressing the issue. A few days later I’m trying to access the app and I’ve been automatically logged out. Came str8 here noticed that there was an update, figured okay this could be why. Clicked the update and open and boom! Now the server won’t connect. Not sure why the scamming, run around, and the total lack of ethics with this app. Especially since you’re charging an arm of a fist for listeners to continue to listen. Just put some respect on it. Life is expensive enough and I’m pretty sure ppl are buying plenty of promos, subscriptions, and monthly premiums. Yet you all still refuse to be honest and listen to the masses. This is in the way! Do better, now I’m forced to walk away from an app I’ve grown to appreciate and enjoy. Which has become more of a headache and a rip off!.Version: 2.5.5

Long windedUp near episode 150… app will only release 1 episode per day. At this rate it will take 3 years to complete… won’t be waiting that long and the plots are so so … not worth putting $$ into.Version: 2.7.6

Avoid bit of a scamAlright till you get to 100 or so episodes then it changes and you only get 1 free 12m episode a day. Only way to get listen after that is paying ridiculous fees for coins or watching 21 adverts to unlock two episodes which equate to almost the exact same time spent watching adverts. £4.49 for a 3 short 12 mins episodes when there are over 1000 episodes is ridiculously expensive..Version: 2.7.1

Scummy cash grabWhy are there so many 5 star reviews with heavy complaints? Honestly, I offer my strongest recommendation to ABSOLUTELY NOT get invested in any of their stories. Don’t download this app unless you are actually made of money. To unlock a full story, it will cost you over 500 USD Even if you buy episodes, they cap how many you can listen to in a day They significantly reduce the “free episodes” when you get deep enough into a story (with no warning). There’s no way to keep episodes from playing automatically, unless you set a sleep timer. This results in accidental use of coins way more often than you think. Considering an episode can cost 4-7 coins for 8 minutes of mediocre audiobook… do the math. They used to have a premium subscription that would allow for (mostly) unlimited streaming, but they removed it. Obviously this targets their most avid listeners who are most invested in their stories. Worst of all, when I submitted my feedback, instead of a generic “thanks for the feedback” the customer service representative quoted company policy and the terms and conditions at me like I was some kind of lawyer..Version: 2.6.1

Very Good but, come on!!!I love this app, the stories are amazing and very addicting to listen too! However, the main reason I loved this app was because you could watch unlimited amount of videos to get coins. It was perfect, they get their ad money and I get my coins. But now, with the new update there’s a limit on the amount of coins you can earn per hour?!?! Seriously?!?! You took away the one thing that separated you from the other storytelling apps. That’s not good business, please for the love of god, bring that back. No limits!!! I will give you my bandwidth!!! Pretty please!!!.Version: 2.7.6

Pocket FM ReviewHi, I’m a younger reader who loves and is obsessed with the stories on this app. Not going to lie, the waiting for each episode to update isn’t really a big problem for me, but after a few months something happened. I went into the app like usual and when I tried to click on an episode of an amazing story, it wouldn’t do anything. It would just not un pause, after ten minutes of trying to see what the problem is, I failed. So I deleted the app and got it again to see if it would work but surprisingly, it didn’t. I have been trying to deal with this problem for about a month now and this is me typings this review one month later. In that space of time, I have deleted the app seventeen times and nothing worked. I’m not full on hating on this app because it seems that no one else is having this problem and I also love the stories. If this is a problem with the app then please let me know. If it is just me then I’ll try to fix it myself. Thank you for your time, and I hope you don’t take this review the wrong way..Version: 1.2.1

Email issueMy email at the end is @gmail.com but the app says it’s invalid and needs @email.com can you guys please fix this.Version: 1.4.6

Reader bewareI started this about a month ago. Listening to saving Nora. The storyline is so ridiculous I laugh about how silly it is and how often the story completely changes . A 25 year old who is a master at everything I mean apparently the only person in the world who can do these things. and 5 year olds that are geniuses. But I like the sound of the narrators voice so I listen. I have been unlocking using the “watch adds” feature. As no way would I pay for episodes on a never ending story. (It has increased from about 1.5k episodes to over 2k episodes since I started , and increases every single day. But for the last week I’ve watched over 40 adds with no reward. As it glitches after you’ve watched about 4 of the required 6 or 7 and you have to shut down. Loosing all coins. It asks for “feedback” but instead takes you to some game hub / fun fortress you can’t get out of. Basically you watch 7 adds you get about 7 minutes of listening. When it was letting me actually get episodes by add watching. Some would be only 4 coins but would only get 4 minutes of listening. And it also limits you to how many free adds you can gather coins from. Overall I wouldn’t waste my time again. If the had a paid monthly subscription or you could buy all Episodes for a set amount I might reconsider. But I’m not sure if saving Nora will ever end. And goodness knows how many hundreds of dollars it would cost..Version: 2.7.7

Cant buy coinsI absolutely love this app im always on the go so its nice to listen to the stories! What i find frustrating is that i cant seem to buy coins to buy episodes.. i always seem to have to wait for the free uploads which is frustrating cause when you get into a story you want to listen more not wait for the next day… hope this resolves itself soon!.Version: 2.6.6

It does not pay to pay!Bought coins to listen to content for the series I am following. But after doing this seem to have been penalised as not given the usual 7-8 unlocked daily episodes. Feels like a scam … listen by all means but think twice before you pay for additional content!.Version: 2.6.0

Money making scheme! BS appBasically they have turned into a money making machine, initially they unlocked 4 episodes a day and now 1 episode a day for free. If you wish to buy coins, 15 coins cost $3 which literally unlocks 1 episode which is 15mins long! What are they selling? Gold? The stories are good but tempting people by first few free chapters and charging so much once they fall in love is like selling drugs and to avoid this I would rather delete the app as 1 chapter is not worth $3! Your app is gonna fail very soon, but again, world doesn’t lack stupid people with overfilled pockets or time to waste in collecting free coins!.Version: 2.6.8

Keep getting the wrong chapterI had to buy coins to be able to read and listen when I click on the chapter that I want to read I had to pay with coins so I paid , thinking I will be able to read that chapter 875 but after paying the page open to chapter 117 . I tried again and again the same thing happen. This is so unfair I don’t want to keep trying because at this rate I would spend all my coins and not be able to read or listen to the whole book . It’s a shame . So not a good app at all . To be honest I find it very dishonest of this app taking people money ..Version: 2.6.4

Daily episodesOverall the app is good; however, I don’t like how you’re limited to just one episode per day unless you pay for more coins. At that rate it will take me over a year to complete one book. It’s causing me to lose interest. I think offering a couple free episodes per day would be helpful; as well as opportunities to earn coins based on listening for so many consecutive days or something..Version: 2.7.4

I’ve been trying to get in contact with customer service for the last week nowThere are many discrepancies with my purchases of coins. Not only is the coin price too much but they had a $.79 option for 10 coins and they took that away. Also, there was one for 120 coins and they took that option away. I don’t know if it’s just from me or from the whole app but I think it’s crazy. Also. I will see episodes, say nine coins and then the next day or a few hours later it says seven coins. Once all my coins are gone. I like Pocket FM I like insta empire. However, I don’t like the cost of coins I don’t like the limited amount of free episodes. I don’t like the fact that I’ve listen to about four or five stories so far about 10 episodes each and they all sound the same. You guys really gotta do better. I have been charged twice for one package. And there’s no way to contact Customer Service to get my refund. I’m frustrated. And I’ve decided that once I’m finished with Insta Empire, I will no longer be purchasing anything from Pocket FM. If someone could reach out to me to resolve this issue that be great. I just want my coins I paid for the $10 pack. And I didn’t get my coins. If I could read this zero stars at this point I would. But Apple makes you put at least one star so that’s what you’re getting for now.. If the app improves with customer service and correct billing to coin ratio, then I will make another review on how I feel bad..Version: 2.7.2

Not reliableYou can watch 12 advertisements to unlock two episodes. However, when you watch 3-8 advertisements, they refreshed the watched advertisement count then it goes back to zero advertisement watched. I was watching advertisements many time but never made it to 12 to get my free two episodes. There are many reliable other apps compared to this..Version: 2.6.4

Not so freeSo I’ve run across this app on Facebook I started listening to instant millionaire. Then I found a few other books to listen to now that I’m interested in these books. I have three books now that the only way I can finish them is to spend a lot of money. I’m very disappointed in this post to be free episodes daily then it stops giving you episodes so you have to pay for them. Please don’t waste your time unless you have a big bank account, because a poor person like me can’t afford the expensive coins just to finish the book I even paid for a subscription cost to give me 165 points in months October 7 my subscription renewed. It took my money, but I want your coins in my account then took the 200 coins back out. Then will not show me my purchases you I have been trying to contact this company. I have emailed them. I have emailed them several time and they will not get back with me. Please save your time. And don’t waste several months. Do not even be able to finish the book I know how they end..Version: 2.5.7

Stingy appGood stories. And some are blah but to each there own likings. What I dislike about this app. Is that it’s stingy, now I’m on a very tight budget any extra spending outside of my main bills and necessary things is then hurting my gas money or whatever. Anyway, probably this is why this is such an issue with me practically. Each episode is 3-4 coins but after every 24hrs you get so many free episodes to listen to. But when your left at the edge of your seat and have to wait or either buy some coins. And if you only purchase some many coins but not enough for the whole story. I can’t simply save my coins and also receive my daily free episodes. Until you use up all your coins you paid for. It will give you free episodes again. But why can’t I save my coins for when I really need it. Oh well, I’m gonna finish my story and then I’ll delete the app and my account. Can’t have this as an extra stupid expense..Version: 2.4.1

Took my money but no longer workingI have spent money on some of these stories, yes that was my choice big why couldn’t I open a new chapter and now I’m logged out and can’t get back in, now it’s telling to try another email!! Like what happens to my coins? Very disappointing about this app.Version: 2.5.5

Love the app but….I have finally found an app to listen to some fun and interesting stories, the narration is well done, i am hooked! So much so that i decided to purchase the vip subscription…. This is where the But comes in… i am extremely disappointed with the subscription, there is not enough value for the cost of the subscription. It truly is better to listen to the stories in the free version. The subscription only removes ads and gives you 150 coins a month… this is sooo very sad as i was hoping to be able to listen to the entirety of the story i am hooked on. But to mo avail, the app uses the 150 coins to unlock the episodes as you listen and when they run out you are stuck waiting a whole fackin month to be able to continue listening, this is wholly unacceptable. I wouldent pay anything more than $1.99 a week for this level of subscription. I will cancel this cash grab no value subscription..Version: 2.5.7

I love the stories not the layoutI fell in love with a story on this app & am obsessed with it, and listened to it every moment possible at the beginning while still able to. I work in a job where I have a lot of hands on, but mindless work, a lot of the time, so I have a lot of time to listen. Therefore I’m a binge listener, this system makes it so hard to be able to do that once you get past a certain point. I would be willing to pay by book, or even listen to as many ads as needed in order to be able to keep listening whenever I wanted. I’m not willing to pay $100 dollars for a certain number of coins. That may only last me halfway through the book. Please consider different options that make more sense for all of your consumers. If I can’t listen to more than 5 short episodes a day, I will simply not listen at all. This app knows how to grab you, hoping you will spend the ridiculous amount of money on their silly coins. Don’t recommend getting hooked like I did..Version: 2.4.5

DisappointedThe app is great, until they take money from you and don’t give you what you paid for. And when you try to contact them they ignore you and don’t reply. I paid for 3 expensive coin packs and didn’t receive neither of them. Disappointed. Edit: the developer asked me to contact them and I have… it’s been a week and they still haven’t tried to fix the issue. :(.Version: 1.9.6

Never got my coins or money backI have already written and got no reply. I tried to buy coins on January 1st. The sale was having trouble going through for some reason. So I retried, it said if the coins did not apply but the money was withdrawn, it would be returned within a day or so. Well it is now the 12th. No coins & no refund?? So what is up?? I sent a message over a week ago & no reply? Also when you have to watch ads to get free episodes. Sometimes lots is problems. Like it will say watch 10 adds for 2 free episodes. Ok, but after you have watched 2 or 3 adds it switches it up to 12 adds that you have to now have to watch! Or you get through a half of the adds and when it comes to X out of one, it won’t. You can’t get out of that add? The only way is to close out the whole app & then you have to start all over watching 12 adds again 😡. So please reply to me. Return my money or give me my coins (1400). And mostly, be nice enough to reply to my messages. Thank you PS. I do love the app & the stories. Edit it is now the 16th still no coins, no refund and no reply!? Seriously! I’m.Version: 2.6.5

Pocket FMLove the stories but after awhile some of the stories become almost repetitive. This App is great but needs some work. the fact that once you catch up with the daily rewards it adds to the reading list a completely random new story that has never been selected. Then it starts playing. Developers need to stop this happening or supply an option to remove the story from the continue playing list as I now have so many stories open that it is confusing and I’m about to never use this app again..Version: 2.7.5

TerribleThe stories are great. The problem starts with the pricing of the coins as it is very misleading and is displaying incorrect prices. Coins should not be spent automatically to unlock the next story. This is one of the most frustrating issues I am having as I would like to spend my coins on a specific story but as I listen to my daily unlocks it will automatically unlock the next chapter if the coins are available without any option that i can find to disable the Auto Unlock feature..Version: 2.3.5

EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE !!Let me start off by saying I do like the stories and most of the narrators I’ve heard. My issue is the cost of listening if you decide to purchase. Each chapter requires an average of 6 coins to unlock. If you purchased an entire story you’d pay well over $100 for just ONE story. I do like the stories, but I don’t see how any sane person would pay more than $40 for a book or movie. I understand it’s a business and we pay for entertainment however that’s more than someone’s internet or phone bill. Also with regards to purchasing coins, the higher the coin amount is the more you pay per coin. The 20 coin option is 10.5 cents per coin and the 900 coins are 11 cents a coin. I have purchased coins but once I realized how much it would cost to listen to just one story I stopped. I do like the app and the service it provides however I’m not willing to listen to a story over at least a 3 month period nor am I willing to continually purchase and endless amount of coins. I really hope you figure out a way to provide a more economical service..Version: 1.9.2

ABSOLUTE SCAMThis app is NOT worth it!!!! Get a subscription to something like audible and have access to UNLIMITED audio books. This app is a complete joke to charge coins per episode. Too bad if you listen to something that has over 1000 episodes. With waiting to unlock a few free episodes everyday it will take you a year to get through one story or you will spend hundreds $$$ on one story. It would be better served to have a subscription fee and then you have unlimited access to as much as you’d like. NOT WORTH IT! SAVE YOUR PENNIES! I’d rate zero stars if possible..Version: 2.3.9

POCKET FM REVIEWSI downloaded this app to listen to the stories when driving to and from work, cooking or lying in bed trying to sleep. The stories are so nice that I find it very difficult to put down, even at work I put on my ear buds continue to listen and do my work at the same time. But the bad aspect of the app is the stories are halfway done. The first book I listened to is ‘Accidentally Yours’ very interesting but unfortunately it only stopped on 218, this after buying more than enough tokens, I thought maybe I was doing something wrong, so i went ahead and got the second book ‘ Billionaire Accidental Bride’ , this one stopped on page 441. This is after paying a whopping $100 for tokens in order to prevent any kind of interruptions but behold I never got my money’s worth. I later got to know that ‘Billionaire accidental bride’ is over a thousand plus pages , this is from another reader. My thing is if you can’t conclude the stories why make people pay, this app is just ripping innocent people off their hard earned money. Am highly disappointed..Version: 1.7.4

Can’t watch adds making it hard to earn coinsI’m a very committed listener of pocket fm stories I listen to God eye and I always wait for the free episodes but I started watching adds to earn free coins nd it helped me buy coins but recently some of the adds don’t play,nothing shows making it hard for me to earn coins please pocket fm help me out I usuall watch adds till I earn my 100 coins and buy episodes and repeat wen I’ve got the chance again but for the past 2 days I haven’t been able to watch adds easily and as a result listen to episode one at a time which is really unbearable please help me.Version: 2.7.4

This is a terrible AppThe first story had a video component and different voices for different characters. That changed about a dozen or so chapters in to just one guy reading all the lines, male and female. The story might have had some potential, but things are repeated over and over, making the story take way longer to tell than it should. It all seemed amateurish and a little weird. And I was charged during my supposed free trial….I wanted out! Then the fun began, aside from creating an ID for you that would me next to impossible to transcribe, you could copy and paste it either. 10 emails later, I hope this is the end of it, but I have my doubts..Version: 2.7.6

Some really great storiesSome great stories but could take more than a one possible two years to complete a story on the longer stories with only 1 too two short episodes available each day after you have gotten invested in the story at first it was a regular 5 episodes a day which was much better But as said many great stories but way to expensive to be able to listen t a complete story in a short period of time.Version: 2.6.4

Over pricedI love listening to the books, however it’s way over priced and if you watch thousands of adds to get free coins you can say goodbye to your 2 daily free episodes, should have an option to buy whole book or you could spend ££’s on one book. Will also charge you coins for episodes already unlocked.Version: 2.7.9

Ok but needs more voices and a horror categoryIt’s not bad. Stories are quite good but no matter the category they’re literally all love stories. Whilst I do love a good romance I’m more of a horror girl for reading purposes or fantasy but they all end up about love which I don’t kind a bit of but not like the main focus of every story. Thers like one woman’s voice and it’s super high pitched and too loud and exciteable even when it shouldn’t be Needs the option for a male reader or another voice entirely as not everyone’s gonna wanna listen to that voice… sorry lol otherwise it’s good. Has crashed once or twice.Version: 2.5.7

Continue playingDownload the app and at first there were 6-7 episodes a day now only 1-2 which is a bit annoying but what really annoys me is the continue playing of series I don’t really want to listen too There isn’t a way to listen only the ones I saved in my library and to delete the one I don’t care to listen to. If there is one please advise.Version: 2.7.7

DisappointedI order some coins on the 8th but I did not receive, but my money was taken, I have made 4 purchases but never received any coins, and also I went to in the app and email the team but I have not received and reply. I have send like 5 emails now but no one get back to me. It’s really annoying, the stories are interesting but the app and customer service is really bad I have been trying to contact you to report multiple coin purchases that did not go through but my money is still taken. No one have yet to get back to me. Your customer service is really bad and you accepting money and not sent coins is not good. Try an fix you payment system, You own me almost £60 worth of coins, and yet I can’t get my coins nor my money. The developer reply my review and said I should send my payment info to the email address which I did but I am yet to receive any reply. Please check you system and send all the coins I paid for and not receive. I have all the invoices sent to me by Apple that confirm I purchase coins but I never received them. I try to get a refund but Apple say they can’t refund because you have refused to give the money back. It’s not right to treat and cheat people like this. I have sent multiple emails through your app to report this issue since the 8th August and have not received any response. How can you operate like this? I have ran out of patience. Any one that want to purchase coins should be careful. I strongly advised.Version: 2.0.0

IMOStories are good but 24 hours to wait for 7 minutes is ridiculous !.Version: 2.7.7

It great but not great for someone who is hearing impairedI saw this on fb and I was Interested watching with “the return” along those subtitle! So I tho I’m gonna download this because it has subtitles! As soon I was watching it there are no option for me to use the caption because I’m hearing impaired & understand better when I read it. Please ad the subtitles.Version: 2.4.0

Bought coins but can’t unlock episode I wantCannot select which video to unlock have to unlock all other episodes first.Version: 2.7.7

Saving NoraThe English language level is of high standard although I can’t really follow the story that well especially when there’s no video..Version: 2.6.0

Not a great fan nowSo not sure if it’s just me or some sort download was the issue. But been using this app for more than a few months n let’s be honest. Purchasing any of the coins seemed pointless n if u have the time you could could simple enjoy the free videos n accumulate the coins necessary to listen to the next episode n also the free 5 audios after 24 hours seem like a pretty great deal. I lived listening to these stories while I’m at work but with the update this app has its almost garbage. And to top it off now I have ads! Even the purchasing coins seemed even more rediculous. Now I have watch 19 videos (was the most but it varied) just to get 2 audio unlocks I mean that’s crazy. I understand making money in this is the whole goal but could u not simply leave that key feature in which I thought was awesome about accumulating coins by watching a single video n I gained 5 coins per video. I was generating 600+ coins to simply listen anything for as long as my battery lasted but it’s garbage. Others may like it but now I’m no longer a fan of it.Version: 2.6.1

So madI’m at the greatest part of the story and it’s not letting me buy coins ever since you guys updated the app fix it and fix it now.Version: 2.7.7

Messing up everythingDon’t bother downloading the apps the stories never matching the ads y’all are seeing for this app the coin ratio ain’t good you have to pay hundreds of real money just to read 50 episode everything they had to help you get coins for free they are taking away like the wallet I’ve had this app for months and it’s never worked one time but my mom told me the wallet will help me get coins then I started getting the offer for 3 dollars for 7 days to get the coins 1:5 per video the 5 coins helped and I use to binge watch ads just so I could enjoy a story. They took that away and promised me a refund and never sent it. They scamming the stories they release multiple episodes in the beginning but as soon as you get to 100 in the story they start releasing 1 episode a day so people can spend money that we refuse to keep spending. Then let me start with the writers they release multiple stories at once and never finish them and then claim them as season 1 and a year has passed and they still haven’t finished the story 🤦🏽‍♀️ just don’t waste your time find another app I’ve put so much money into this app and they just keep playing with my account and so many bugs I deleted it and redownloaded and it’s still doing crazy downloading full stories even without them being unlocked this app is a mess.Version: 2.6.1

The ReturnAs much as am enjoying the story there are 644 chapters. It will take me quarter of the year to be able to listen to this free. If I were to pay in coins I would spend £99 to listen to the book. Thats crazy. I will probably never get round to finishing or listening to another which is sad..Version: 2.4.0

I hate to even give a starThe stories are ok. Good stories to listen to while you work or clean. You get so many episodes for free. The episodes are about 8-12 min long. Then right when you are hooked to the story, it will change and you have to have to pay or they will release a couple of episodes per day for free. So unless you wait a year or two to finish the story, you will have to pay. It costs literally hundreds of dollars to finish one story. You will easily spend $400-$500 per story. Then they scam you by having you do all these things like surveys and watching videos and following them on every social media platform but you never receive all the coins they have promised for doing all these things. Who pays that much for a story! These creators are here to take all your money in hard times and leaves you wondering how the story ends unless you can afford to pay the $400-$500 to finish it. I am all the way to the end of my episodes now, with 26 episodes left, which is just a couple of hours to listen to and it will cost me $225 just to finish or wait for one episode per day to be released. This is a money racket!!.Version: 2.7.0

False advertisementThe story’s are interesting but it’s false advertising the first few episodes are videos then the next ones after that are just narrators talking.Version: 2.7.6


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