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Read a book in 15 mins or less anywhere with this highly-rated app

All of us could use a little more reading for educational nourishment. But many of us don’t exactly have the time to pick up a book between our personal and professional obligations. If you have a summer reading list that you’re pretty certain will only be forgotten, there’s still a way to plow through without actually flipping a page. An app called Blinkist is designed to help you read as many titles as you can by letting you consume books in easily digestible chunks.

Available for 73 percent off for only a few weeks, Blinkist is a highly-rated app—4.8 out of 5 stars on the App Store and 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google Play Store—that crunches best-selling books or even popular podcasts down to only 15 minutes. With the service, you’ll gain access to over 4,500 bestselling titles across 27 categories, spanning personal development to entrepreneurship to psychology.

What the app essentially does is condense each title into bite-sized parts, culling the key ideas and insights from books and turning them into 15-minute audio and text explainers. Nonfiction podcasts are covered, too, and they’re turned into 15 minutes Shortcasts, produced with the original creators, so you still get the main gist of each episode.

Currently, Blinkist has a community of 19 million people expanding their horizons with informational, easily consumable content. Each user can build a personal library of titles they can revisit anytime, and they even receive personal recommendations and curated collections from top experts. With a subscription, you also have the option to download the Blinks and Shortcasts to enjoy offline anytime, anywhere.

Seventy new titles are added every month, so you never run out of content to immerse yourself into. For a limited time, you can grab a 2-year subscription at its lowest price yet—only $99.99 from the usual $383.

 

Blinkist Premium: 2-Year Subscription – $99.99

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