Audio Download Frequently Asked Questions

All eBooks sold on are in MP3 format and these are secured with Adobe ADEPT Digital Rights Management.


How do I listen to my Audio Download?

Listening to Audiobooks on any device

Regardless of which device you are using, we recommend you download the Overdrive app to manage your MP3 Audiobooks bought from us.


Help with installing and using the Overdrive app

You can read Audio Downloads from on most devices including, Windows PCs and laptops, Apple Macs, smartphones and tablets.

  1. Download and install the free app, OverDrive, from
  2. On the first occasion you open the app, you will be prompted to create a free 'OverDrive account'. Please note that this is different to your Waterstones account. 
  3. From this point, simply press 'Download' when you've made an Audio Download purchase from using your device, and your chosen title will open automatically within the app.
  4. Alternatively, to access your previous purchases, sign in to your Waterstones account, then select 'eBooks and Audio Downloads'.

Where can I get more help with Overdrive?

If you encounter any problems using Overdrive, please visit for assistance.