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10 Sites To Download Free Audio Books
If you’re looking for a place to download some free audio books, you’re in luck. Whether you want to get inspired, scared by a mystery, or simply have something to listen to on a long drive, there are loads of places to find free audio books. They may not be on the New York Times Bestseller list but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth your time.
For example, Sun Tzu’s ‘Art of War’ is not quite selling like the ‘Shades of Gray’ but it’s an important read. In any case, these sites all host free audio books that are worth checking out!
NOTE: These are all legal sites that host public domain books. There’s more than enough great stuff in these libraries so check them each out when you have the time!
Free Classic Audio Books
This site hosts a myriad of books that are all in mp3 or m4b format. You can find what you’re looking for by sorting by the author’s last name. The advantage of using the iPod format (m4b) is that it remembers where you stop in a file.
Project Gutenberg
Another source for the classics. Read timeless tales from Dickens, Poe, and more with Project Gutenberg’s massive inventory. Boasting more than 2,000 free audiobooks in basically all categories, this should be one of your bookmarked sites!
Books Should Be Free
Like the aforementioned ‘Art of War,’ many all-time bestsellers are available on Books Should Be Free. They’re from the public domain and you can find what you’re looking for through some handy sorting tools. Want a children’s book? How about just seeing the adult book results? Yep, you can do that.
Librophile
When you first go to this site, you’re shown the price of every book. That price is $0.00, possibly the best price ever. Librophile has a substantial library of audio books as well as e-books that you can search by keyword, language, price (free), and more.
Lit2Go
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.
LibriVox
LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.
LearnOutLoud Free Audio
LearnOutLoud.com has scoured the Internet to bring you over 5000 free audio and video titles. This directory features free audio books, lectures, speeches, sermons, interviews, and many other great free audio and video resources. Most audio titles can be downloaded in digital formats such as MP3 and most video titles are available to stream online. Enjoy!
Podiobooks
The term podiobook was coined by Evo Terra in April 2005 to describe serialized audiobooks which are distributed via RSS, much like a podcast. Podiobooks is supported by donations (if you use it, you should think about giving!) and boasts a solid set of sorting tools. You can browse popular books, award-winning books, all titles, etc. Lots of great novels in here!
Storynory
Beautifully read audio stories for children and adults. Listen online or via podcast or app. Fairytales, myths, legends and stories from around the world.
AudioCloset
The audiobooks are absolutely free. They have a solid set of books that are worth reading such as Kipling and Dickens. All audiobooks have been recorded especially for the AudioCloset website.

dyslexic-kids:

10 Sites To Download Free Audio Books

If you’re looking for a place to download some free audio books, you’re in luck. Whether you want to get inspired, scared by a mystery, or simply have something to listen to on a long drive, there are loads of places to find free audio books. They may not be on the New York Times Bestseller list but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth your time.

For example, Sun Tzu’s ‘Art of War’ is not quite selling like the ‘Shades of Gray’ but it’s an important read. In any case, these sites all host free audio books that are worth checking out!

NOTE: These are all legal sites that host public domain books. There’s more than enough great stuff in these libraries so check them each out when you have the time!

Free Classic Audio Books

This site hosts a myriad of books that are all in mp3 or m4b format. You can find what you’re looking for by sorting by the author’s last name. The advantage of using the iPod format (m4b) is that it remembers where you stop in a file.

Project Gutenberg

Another source for the classics. Read timeless tales from Dickens, Poe, and more with Project Gutenberg’s massive inventory. Boasting more than 2,000 free audiobooks in basically all categories, this should be one of your bookmarked sites!

Books Should Be Free

Like the aforementioned ‘Art of War,’ many all-time bestsellers are available on Books Should Be Free. They’re from the public domain and you can find what you’re looking for through some handy sorting tools. Want a children’s book? How about just seeing the adult book results? Yep, you can do that.

Librophile

When you first go to this site, you’re shown the price of every book. That price is $0.00, possibly the best price ever. Librophile has a substantial library of audio books as well as e-books that you can search by keyword, language, price (free), and more.

Lit2Go

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

LibriVox

LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.

LearnOutLoud Free Audio

LearnOutLoud.com has scoured the Internet to bring you over 5000 free audio and video titles. This directory features free audio books, lectures, speeches, sermons, interviews, and many other great free audio and video resources. Most audio titles can be downloaded in digital formats such as MP3 and most video titles are available to stream online. Enjoy!

Podiobooks

The term podiobook was coined by Evo Terra in April 2005 to describe serialized audiobooks which are distributed via RSS, much like a podcast. Podiobooks is supported by donations (if you use it, you should think about giving!) and boasts a solid set of sorting tools. You can browse popular books, award-winning books, all titles, etc. Lots of great novels in here!

Storynory

Beautifully read audio stories for children and adults. Listen online or via podcast or app. Fairytales, myths, legends and stories from around the world.

AudioCloset

The audiobooks are absolutely free. They have a solid set of books that are worth reading such as Kipling and Dickens. All audiobooks have been recorded especially for the AudioCloset website.

Here’s a free Neil Gaiman audio short story!

Legal. Free. Narrated by the man himself. Donations going to charity.

IF the download numbers reach 100,000. AND ONLY UNTIL HALLOWEEN.

So this is about the easiest and most selfish way to help charity I can think of. Get stuff for free (AWESOME STUFF. NEIL GAIMAN READING HIS SHORT STORY) and some company donates a hundred freaking grand.

Seriously. It’s like win/win/win/win/win.

"Click-Clack the Rattlebag," by Neil Gaiman, available at Audible.com and Audible.co.uk, but ONLY UNTIL HALLOWEEN.

Just click here www.Audible.com/ScareUs or here www.Audible.co.uk/ScareUs to be able to download your free short story read by the lovely man himself. You can check out Neil’s blog here for more details.

IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. You don’t need to be a member of Audible. They only need an email address so they know you’re not a downloading bot.

Neil has asked us if we could please not share [edit: the audio file] until after Halloween, but instead spread the word using the #ScareUs hashtag so more folk can get the free download and that money can get to charity.

Also: Neil is an A+ human being. But you already knew that.

oh, Big Finish also does Highlander

For all Sherlock Holmes fans, a shout-out for Big Finish

The point Jason’s making, that we’re known for science fiction - it’s quite difficult to get people who aren’t into scifi and Doctor Who and stuff to come to our website. Loads of people visit us, we know that, but they’re people who are interested in Doctor Who. So for example, we’ve done Sherlock Holmes and we’re gonna to do some more Sherlock Holmes, but it’s not been a run-away success. It’s been just about good enough, well-received enough for us to do another series. But really I think what we’re selling to, who we’re selling to is Doctor Who fans who also like Sherlock Holmes and we’re not finding the Sherlock Holmes fans because they won’t naturally come to Big Finish. [bolding added]

Nick Briggs, executive producer and writer for Big Finish on why it can be difficult for them to branch out into other ranges - June 13 2011 podcast.

I just wanted to post this and tag it so anyone searching for Sherlock Holmes might be alerted to the full-cast audio plays that Big Finish produces. Their audios do NOT star Benedict Cumberbatch, FYI, but are cast with a talented pool of people. Big Finish produces quality.

All of the Big Finish podcasts can be found here (scroll down to “BF Day Podcast 13 June 2011” for the source of the above quote.

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Big Finish Productions

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magifox:

Spare Parts is most definately my fave (early) Fifth Doctor audio to date. (Thanks gallifreygal for that massive spam post for the Big Finish sale last week or I would have never picked it up. J/K) ;D

Peter Davison is just simply AMAZING through this whole audio with one of his - or very probably THE - best audio performance as the Fifth Doctor, especially in this scene here where he is to be experimented on by the Cybermen to stabilize their new species (along with solidfying their survival in history by basing their schematics on the Doctor’s brain tissue).

In short: BRB, crying forever in fear now. D:>

Also loved that they used the original Cybermen voices in this audio. It’s probably my fave of all the Cybermen voices due to it’s simply cold robotic tone that really creeps you out. (Sort of like in Tomb of the Cybermen).

“We must survive…”

Augh words cannot express how much i fucking LOVE LOVE LOVE FOREVER this audio. it’s one of my top two Five BFA recommendations to ANYONE and EVERYONE. The line that always gets me shaky is “The Committee is agreed. Insurgency must be crushed.” hrrrgh shutting up now.

THIRDED. This audio is amazing and you should all listen to it because it is AMAZING.

Fourthed. Seriously creepy and heart-rending and completely believable. You can really see things developing that way. Just.. it was amazing.

GLAMOUR CHASE

redlittledrake:

Hey, I just bought the audio then uploaded it so here it is: 

The Glamour Chase

Read by our beautiful, magnificent, gorgeous, hot and sometimes shirtless Arthur Darvill. 

Oooh :D Always happy for more audios!