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Listen Up! lite App – A Game of Sound Effects!

Let’s play a silly sounds game!

It’s called Listen Up! and it’s a free downloadable game for iPhones and iOS devices.

Listen Up app logo

Here’s how you play:

The game gives you three words to choose from and you need to make the sound effects for one of them. Which would you choose?

Listen Up lite app word choices

Once you choose the word, you need to make some sort of sound effect that will help someone guess it. The app will record a 5-second sound bite!

In the game above, I chose the easy one: dog. So I recorded myself  saying “woof, woof”. ;)

Because what the sheckity sound could I make for a basketball or barbeque? (That’s why those earn more “microphones” aka points in the game.)

I think my favorite one was so far was when I got to record the sounds of a ghost! OoooooOOooooooooooOOOOoooooo


Players guess the word from a bank of letters and if they get stuck, they can get a picture clue. ( Remember the microphones you earn in the game? You can trade those for picture clues.)

The first time you play, the app guides you through a tutorial which is really helpful. After that, you’re on your own! Choose to play with opponents you know or with random players.

Listen Up Lite app players screenshot

Wanna play? Look for Listen Up! Lite in the iTunes store. That’s the free version. (There’s a full version for 99-cents, but start with the free one!)

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

It’s a really fun game!!! And it’s free!


Compensation was provided for my time. The honest opinion of the app is mine alone.

About Liz

Liz Mays is a lifestyle, food and travel blogger living in coastal North Carolina. If she's not in her kitchen creating recipes, she's probably off on another whirlwind travel adventure, scrapbooking her photos and memories, curled up watching a movie or sound asleep.


  1. sheri grennille says:

    i don’t have an iphone of any vintage, and this game sounds really stupid to me (sorry! just being honest).

  2. This sounds like a pretty fun app.

  3. That actually sounds kind of tough! Interesting game, I had never heard of this app.

  4. Kids love games like this it looks fun!

  5. Christy Anderson says:

    I don’t think I would get into this app as an adult, but I think young kids would have fun with it.

  6. LOL sounds like that could be an entertaining game.

  7. Sounds cool!

  8. The kids would have a blast with this app!