Free new app for downloading and listening to audio books in French

Good news for all our francophone friends!

The ‘Bibliothèque braille romande et livre parlé’ (BBR), based in Geneva (Switzerland), is distributing its new free application for downloading and listening to audio books: BBR Player.

This application considerably broadens the range of books available for listening for the visually impaired community, but also for different audiences who are unable to read or who have reading difficulties, now available directly on their smartphone and tablet, Apple or Android.

It gives access to all the audio books in the BBR catalogue and complements the Callio Player application developed by the BSR (Bibliothèque sonore romande, Lausanne, Switzerland) which has been in existence for some time now, pending the release of an application common to the three libraries of the French-speaking Swiss network. It is also an addition to the offer proposed by the Valentin Haüy Foundation and the GIAA, with which the BBR works in close collaboration.

All useful information (including manuals and tutorials) on BBR Player can be found under this link

The BBR is:

  • Free of charge (registration upon presentation of proof of inability to read/difficulty reading)
  • More than 10'000 audio books in French, for all ages and of all literary genres.