Terrible experience- annual subscription was taken without any notice that this would be done and also no way of contacting them urgently to obtain refund. There is no telephone contact number and I’m still awaiting a reply to my complaint , despite them still holding £80 of my money - definitely avoid
Review by BeechCoder5 months ago
I was thrilled by the idea to have all summaries of my favorite books. I was disappointed when i realized that blinkist is probably a ponzi. I paid them the subscription and the account was never delivered. I tried to contacf support, but I haven’t received an answer for several weeks. I ‘ in the process now with visa to reverse charge them. Avoid blinkist, better stick to audible.
Review by Congwei Alsarraf5 months ago
I have read hundreds of blinks (books that are condensed so they can be read in 10 to 15 minutes) I have learned many useful things, many actionable bits of information.
Review by Yanghee7 months ago
It's impossible to get in contact with their customer service. No response at all. Their product/service works fine, but guess they are focusing too much on expansion rather than keeping existing (and paying) customers happy
Review by JocusBocus8 months ago
Great service, helps me to check out books before deciding whether it’s worth to read them in full.
Review by Wealy8 months ago
Great app and really cool product for busy people like me :-)
Review by KiwiF10 months ago
Be careful when you say yes to a free trial on Blikist. They will charge 100 dollars the day before the trial is over and you cannot cancel this. I think it is an unjust trial and wonder how long they can uphold this practice.
Review by Novin10 months ago
Got the subscription to Blinkist as a present from my dad, after i complained about not having as much time to read as I used to. Being a books fan, I was sceptical about the ability of an app to summarise a book and still make me understand the main concepts of the original text. Also, I felt like the actual "reading experience" will be missing.... I was wrong all the way through.
I found myself surfing through books I would have actually never read, and listening to their summaries while doing something else or even before going to bed. Hands down the most useful app on my phone now, and one of the very few I use daily
Review by Arabiya1 year ago
Blinkist charged me a full years subscription in error before their "zero risk" trial was up. I cancelled and notified them immediately but I am still waiting for the refund money to reach my account days later. Which brings me to another point, unbelievably, Blinkist has no phone support, so you are at the mercy of their email support agents who take hours to respond. Would you trust a company who are difficult to get in contact with? It seems this is not an isolated incident either as I saw another person with the same issue on the books subreddit of reddit. Avoid this company like the plague.
Review by Mariami1 year ago
Been using Blinkist for a while now, won't say it's the best one there in books-summarizing product category, but its' obviously one of the best, in my opinion!
The best thing I've liked about the Blinkist is how well they have balanced the pricing with the collection size, unlike other books-summarizing products like getAbstract and Soundview.
The user interface is simple and interactive enough to get the flow going and the audio quality for the audio books is amazing!
Review by Shimanoman1 year ago
I deleted my account to cancel my free trail. They still charged $80 for a yearly subscription .Even when I canceled it 1 day BEFORE the free trail ended. I contacted them to get a refund or recover my account. the only response I got was from their bot emails. 15 days past and no response.
I don't like how you have to put in your credit card information during the free trail and not email a receipt when they charged you.
There 30 days money back guarantee no question asked is just a lie.
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