Do you prefer listening to audiobooks? They are becoming even more popular with the accessibility of mobile devices (iPods, iPads, smart phones, etc.). We have done some research for you and in this post share 10 places you can download audiobooks for free.
Listen to audiobooks when…
- You spend hours in your car on long trips or on a daily commute to work/school.
- You are exercising.
- You are waiting in doctor’s offices, waiting to pick your kids up from school, etc.
- You are cleaning.
- And anytime that fits into your life and schedule.
Our List of 10 Places to Listen to AudioBooks for FREE
#1: Books Should Be Free: Free public domain audiobooks & eBooks
#2: Project Gutenberg: Thousands of free eBooks available, including a list of audiobooks
#3: PodioBooks: Free audiobooks that they call “podiobooks.” A Podiobook is a serialized audiobook which is distributed via RSS, much like a podcast. You might want to read their FAQ first.
#4: Storynory: They publish free audio stories for children and usually publish a new one each week.
#5: Librivox: Free audiobooks read by volunteers around the world.
#6: iTunes App: Listen to 2,947 classic audiobooks for free
#7: Audio Literature Odyssey: Join voice-actor and writer Nikolle Doolin as she brings the pages of classic literature to life in this engaging literary podcast. Enjoy a myriad of great authors such as: Jane Austen, Edith Wharton, Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, and many more.
#8: LoudLit.org: Literature for your eyes and ears.
#9: Classic Poetry Outloud: Poetry that you can download or listen to online.
#10: Books free on Audible:
To find free books on Audible, you can do one of the following Google searches:
- $0.00 site:audible.com
- To filter out excerpts, interviews, etc. use this search:
$0.00 -Excerpt -Interview -Chapter -Extract -Speech -Sample – “A Conversation” – “This is Audible” site:audible.com
- Add “hrs” and it will give results only 2 hours or longer:
$0.00 -Excerpt -Interview -Chapter -Extract -Speech -Sample -”A Conversation” – “This is Audible” site:audible.com “hrs”
Here are some free Audible audiobooks we found using this search:
- FREE: The Future of a Radical Price: A business marketing book (NONFICTION)
- My Soul to Lose: A digital-only prequel to Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series (FICTION)
- Whodunnit?: Murder in Mystery Manor: A mystery/suspense book (FICTION)
You can also sign up for Audible’s free 30-day trial