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Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Best 11 Places for Free Audio Books On The Internets

Load up your iPod with these great sites to download free audio books. Most of these are from older works, and are done under the Creative Commons license.

1. LibriVox
Open source comes to audio books, as public domain books are read by contributors from the public. There is a large selection of works here, but audio quality can vary. If you can't find what you're looking for, why don't you record your own version and upload it?
LibriVox also features a podcast.

Has a smaller selection, but they feature classics from Kafka, Shakespeare, The Bible, Plato, Mark Twain, Ghandi and more.

3. Free Christian AudioBooks
A selection of classic books about Christianity from authors, such as: Brother Lawrence, G. K. Chesterton, and Charles Spurgeon.

4. Naropa Poetics Audio Archives
Features lectures and poetry readings by some of the greats, including William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, and is hosted by

Has lots of books that are browseable by genre and read by voice actors. Genres include mystery, comedy, classics, science fiction and children's books.

6. Open Culture: Audio Book Podcast Collection
Links to lots of famous books that are available as podcasts through itunes.

7. Free Classic AudioBooks
The Classics as read by humans and computers, and available as mp3 or m4bs for ipod.

Free serialized audio books available as podcasts. Lots of modern, but lesser-known books in a wide range of genres.

Collection of Classics, short stories, poetry and children's books. The cool thing is that some of the books have text that you can read on your ipod while you are listening.

10. Gutenberg: The Audio Books Project
Large collection of public domain literature, available in human- and computer-read formats. Good source of foreign language books.

11. Audio Poetry
This site has well known poems read by poetry fans, and is hosted by

RIP Kurt Vonnegut.

Know any other good sites? Include them in the comments!

1 comment:

Link Jockey said...

As a promotion, BMW (?!!?!) has published 4 free audiobooks.