9 Websites for Free Audio Books ...

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Do you like listening to a good story on the go and are in need of a few good websites for free audio books? An audio book collection is a great way to have a story at the ready whenever the mood strikes. While I still believe that nothing beats the feel of a paperback, I cannot deny that a cache of audio books is much easier to carry in your pocket. I’m always on the hunt for really great deals on books in their various forms. And, of course, after I find them and try them, I must share them with you! If you need a few suggestions then check out our list of nine websites for free audio books.

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Gutenberg.org

What better way to start our list of websites for free audio books than with the site credited with bringing e-books to a mass audience: Project Gutenberg. You may already know that gutenberg.org offers free e-books, but did you know that it also offers free audio books? Yep, sure does. Audio books are divided into two categories: human read and computer generated. The choice is yours but I prefer the human read option. Stream the audio book directly or download the files for later. Audio files range in size and type.

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Audio Books for Free

The Audio Books For Free site at AudioBooksForFree.com has three main tabs, letting you choose between fiction, non-fiction, and children. The teal and grey site is clean, well-organized, and easy to navigate. The design is simple and the pages load quickly. The site has helpful filters such as language, play time, strong language, and adult content. Sound files are only available in MP3 format. This file type is compatible with a variety of mobile devices.

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Audio Books For Free is a great resource for those looking to access free audio books. The website is well-designed and easy to navigate, with helpful filters such as language, play time, strong language, and adult content. The site offers a wide selection of both fiction and non-fiction audio books, as well as a section specifically for children's titles. All audio books are available in MP3 format, which is compatible with a variety of mobile devices.

The site also offers a convenient search bar, allowing users to quickly find the audio book they are looking for. Audio Books For Free also provides a helpful list of the most popular titles and authors, so users can easily find what other people are listening to.

The site is also updated regularly with new audio books, so users can stay up-to-date with the latest releases. Audio Books For Free also offers a convenient customer service form, allowing users to get quick and helpful answers to their questions.

In conclusion, Audio Books For Free is a great resource for those looking to access free audio books. With a wide selection of titles, helpful filters, and a convenient search bar, it is easy to find the perfect audio book for any occasion.

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Librivox.org

Librivox has a large inventory of audio books available in languages from English to Yiddish. Browse by author, title, genre, or language or use search titles. Download the entire MP3 file or subscribe to the Librivox iTunes Podcast channel. There are a couple drawbacks: a single title may have several different upload entries or several different readers in the same file. Nevertheless, it certainly makes the story more interesting.

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Librivox is a great resource for free audio books in a variety of languages. It offers a huge selection of titles, from classics to modern works, and is easy to search. The audio files are available to download or stream, and there is also an iTunes Podcast channel. Each title may have multiple uploads and readers, making the stories more interesting. Librivox is a great way to enjoy books without having to read them.

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Lit2Go

The Lit2Go website, available at etc.usf.edu/lit2go, is nicely organized and easy to navigate. Browse authors, titles, genres, collections or...readability! Yep, you read that right. Pretty awesome, isn’t it? Collections include The Books of Oz, Monstrous Creatures, and Proto-Feminist Literature. Lit2Go offers MP3 format, .pdf transcripts, story descriptions, word count, and original artwork for every title. There is also a Lit2Go iTunes Podcast channel.

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Lit2Go is a great resource for free audio books and other literary works. It is available at etc.usf.edu/lit2go and is easy to navigate. It offers a variety of collections, such as The Books of Oz, Monstrous Creatures, and Proto-Feminist Literature. Each title includes an MP3 format, a .pdf transcript, a story description, a word count, and original artwork. In addition, Lit2Go has an iTunes Podcast channel.

The website also offers a readability feature that allows readers to select books based on their reading level. This feature makes it easier for readers to find books that best suit their needs. For example, readers who are just starting out with audio books can use this feature to find books that are easier to understand.

In addition, Lit2Go has a search feature that allows readers to search for books by title, author, genre, or collection. This makes it easy to find books that readers are looking for. It also has a “favorites” section that allows readers to save books they like and come back to them later.

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Podiobooks

Podiobooks.com is an awesome site! It has a large variety of titles – not just the classics. The website is divided into three main sections: Featured, Top Rated, and Latest. Podiobooks’ specialty is “audio books in serialized form” - bite-sized files that you listen to at your convenience, similar to the size of a podcast. Stream or download the MP3 from the website or subscribe to the Podiobooks Apple iTunes Podcast channel.

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Podiobooks.com is an online platform for audiobooks. It offers a wide selection of titles, ranging from the classics to the latest releases. The website is divided into three main sections: Featured, Top Rated, and Latest. Podiobooks specializes in “audio books in serialized form”, which means that audiobooks are broken up into smaller, more manageable files, similar to the size of a podcast. This makes it easier for users to listen to them at their own convenience. Podcasts can be streamed or downloaded in MP3 format from the website, or users can subscribe to the Podiobooks Apple iTunes Podcast channel.

Podiobooks also offers a great way to support authors, as users can donate to their favorite books. All donations go directly to the authors and are used to help them create more books. Additionally, Podiobooks has a vibrant community of listeners who share their reviews and opinions on the books they have listened to. This allows users to get an idea of the quality of the book before they commit to listening to it.

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Free Classic Audio Books

Talk about straightforward site design. FreeClassicAudioBooks.com cuts out the fluff to bring you two things: title and download link to either MP3 or M4B format. While the website design is not at all fancy, it is pretty easy to navigate. Books are listed alphabetically. And, like the title suggests, FreeClassicAudioBooks.com offers only the classics.

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Books Should Be Free

First off, it has a top 100 section! Love that. Browse by genre or top books, or search by keywords. BooksShouldBeFree.com has a helpful five star rating system and listener reviews. Stream or download one of many titles in either MP3 or M4B format. BooksShouldBeFree.com has an iTunes Podcast channel. This site also provides outside links to the free e-book whenever possible.

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Another great feature of BooksShouldBeFree.com is their extensive collection of classic literature, including works by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Mark Twain. They also offer a wide range of non-fiction titles, covering topics such as history, self-help, and business. The site is user-friendly and regularly updated with new titles. In addition, BooksShouldBeFree.com allows users to submit their own recordings of public domain books, making it a community-driven platform. With its easy navigation and diverse selection, this website is a must-visit for anyone looking for free audio books.

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Storynory

StoryNory.com is a very cool site that I wish had been around when my children were little. This site focuses on children's books and offers lots of them. There are several categories such as original stories, fairy tales, classic, educational, and junior. Each book page has a story description, transcript, and brief bio about the audio book reader. One story is published every week. Stream from the site, download the MP3, or subscribe to the iTunes Podcast.

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Your Local Public Library

This list would not be complete without a nod to our fantastic public library system. Many libraries offer online content. Some of that content includes an increasing number of audio books. If you have a public library in your area and a library card, check it out. You are bound to find an audio book or two to your liking, from the standard classics to current popular titles, in a variety of downloadable formats! Just remember that free audio books from the library usually work the same as checking out a library book: there is a return date, it just works a little different.

There are lots of sites that offer free audio books. Many of these sites offer the same classic stories but not all are read the same way. This is just a small sampling of what's out there. We hope one of these sites works for you. Do you have a favorite website for free audio books? Please, share with us!

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I would love the option to listen to audiobooks when I am in the car or in other instances where I cannot read. Thank you!

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sounds worth looking into.

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You're welcome, ladies! Enjoy and happy reading...er, listening. -_^

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