Menestrello

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Menestrello is an ePub 3 reading app that support simultaneous reading synced to audio playback.

[edit] Overview

Menestrello is the perfect app for reading+listening Audio-eBooks.

Immerse yourself in the amazing experience created by the seamless blending of great written words and superb human narration.

Proudly brought to you by ReadBeyond. For free, because we love sharing great stories

[edit] Features

  • Supported formats: reflowable ePub 3 (with Media Overlays); ePub 2 (YMMV)
  • GUI Languages: English, Italian
  • Library: order by author or by title, interactive search, delete books
  • Metadata: display the metadata of your Audio-eBooks
  • Global options: GUI language selection, show/hide player/progress bar, show guide, confirm before closing book, enable EPUB3 footnotes, pause audio on footnote open, reset reading positions, reset app settings, and more
  • Reader: adjust font face/size, background/font color, margins, line spacing
  • Fonts: serif, sans-serif, Amaranth, Andika, Avería Serif, Charis SIL, Gentium, EB Garamond, OpenDyslexic, and Volkhov
  • Synchronous highlighting: adjustable style (background/font color, underline, font size, disabled)
  • Tap-text-to-play-it: play/pause or seek simply by tapping the text
  • Change playback speed: from 0.5x to 2.0x, with rate-vs-pitch correction. (Available in iOS and Android 4.1+.)
  • Autoscroll: text is automatically scrolled while the audio narration plays
  • Block scroll: tap margins to scroll up/down by an entire window height
  • Progress bar: seek the audio track, and scroll the text accordingly
  • EPUB3 footnotes panel: open EPUB3-marked footnotes in an handy, scrollable panel
  • Audio bookmark: restart reading+listening your book exactly from the point you left it
  • Keep device from dimming screen: prevent device energy settings from interrupting your favourite stories
  • Night mode: black-themed UI for reading at night
  • Background audio: keep listening to your Audio-eBooks while using other apps

[edit] Download

  • Download from the app stores for iOS and Android.
  • The site contains free ePub 3 Audio-eBooks in English, Italian, Danish, French, German, Polish, Portugues, Russian, Spanish and Swedish to see how it works.
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