Where to find Free Audio Books

One of my most popular posts was one I did on Where to Find Free Ebooks. But did you know that there are also sites that have free audio books available as well?

There is a wide variety of quality and type among free audiobooks. You can find human read books that range from a simple narration to others that are audio performances by groups of actors. There are also machine read books that also vary greatly in the  sound of the computer translation. Some sites offer both human and machine-read audio books.

Human read Books:

Audio Books for Free.com:   http://audiobooksforfree.com/ Free downloads. You can also purchase MP3 discs, CDs and DVDs formatted in various ways.

Audio Books.net:  http://www.audiobooks.net/audiobooks_free.php Free audiobooks. Also has audio books available for purchase.

Literal Systems  http://literalsystems.org/abooks/index.php Recorded by professional actors under a Creative Commons license.

Librivox:  http://librivox.org/ Audio books narrated by volunteers.

Lit2Go: http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/ From Florida’s Educational Technology Clearinghouse, K thru 12 children’s stories and poems.

Podiobooks:  http://www.podiobooks.com/ Serialized books presented as podcasts. Oh! And they are read by the authors – How cool is that?

Computer Generated Audio Books:

Books Should be Free:  http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/ Books from Public Domain sources presented in a very visual way. Includes books digitized by Gutenberg.org and recorded by Librivox.org.

Free Classic Audio Books:  http://freeclassicaudiobooks.com/ Offers free digitally narrated books. Also offers human-read books on CD for a fee.

Free Christian Audio Books:

Free Christian Audio Books:  http://www.freechristianaudiobooks.com/ Digital Narration

Audio Treasure:  http://www.audiotreasure.com/ The Bible in various languages and translations.

This bolg entry composed while listening to Best of Duke Ellington.

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