- Books, Literature, and Writing
Where to Find Free Audio Books Online
Great background sound for working!
I can't work in complete silence and tv and music can be too distracting. Audio books let me work and listen while still being able to get work done.
Listen to Free Audio Books
There are a number of sites online which provide free audiobooks for download and many more with podcasts. This lens is to help you get started finding something to listen to.
Totally Free Audio Books to Download - No memberships, spyware, or other unpleasantness, oh yeah and completely legal.
There are lots of places out there with free ebooks, but some sites are crammed full or ads or are less than legal. I've collected the sites I feel are the best for downloading ebooks. Most of these are works in the public domain.
Also, if you use iTunes to manage your audiobooks browse around the iTunes store, there are many free and inexpensive audiobooks there (check both in audiobooks and under podcasts).
ListenLibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. The first step is to get the mp3 or ogg files into your own computer.
- Telltale Weekly - MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and AAC Audiobooks
Funding a free audio library
- www.AudioBooksForFree.com entrypoint
Audio Books in MP3 format. All audiobooks are FREE in 8 kb/s. No BANNERS, No POPUPS, NO SPYWARE, No VIRUSES, No EMAIL-HARVESTING
- Gutenberg:The Audio Books Project - Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg makes audio eBooks available for some of the same great literature available in plain text. Our listings are divided into two categegories, human read and computer read.
- Free - Main - Audio books. Free to enjoy, Free to share
Welcome to LiteralSystems.org. These free audio books are here for your personal enjoyment and we do hope you enjoy them. Schools are also welcome to make these audio books available to their students.
Well Told Tales is a pulp-fiction podcast featuring original short stories read by professional actors. Twice a month, we present a new short story -- either sci-fi, horror or hardboiled -- read by a working actor. Our podcasts are like audiobooks, o
- Podiobooks.com - Serialized audio books in podcast form
Free audio books delivered as podcasts. Subscribe for free to any book and start from chapter one. Podiobooks.com
- Voices in the Dark
Nice selection of audio books including some by one of my favorite authors H.P. Lovecraft.
- Free Audio Books - Download Great Books for Free | Open Culture
Open Culture explores enlightened podcasts, videos and other web media. Get free university courses, foreign language lessons, audio books and more...
- Audio Literature Odyssey Official Site
Podcast of audio books by authors such as: Jane Austen, Chekhov, Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, Henry James, etc. Mostly Poetry.
- Lit to Go: Browse by Author
Lit2Go is an online treasury of children's literature in audiobook format that can be played on any computer or MP3 player. Each passage is aligned with the Sunshine State Standards and includes reading strategies and other information to support cla
- Escape Pod
Science Fiction Short Story Podcast
Fantasy short story podcast
Horror short story podcast
Poll! - What do you think?
How often do you listen to audio books or podcasts?
Find a Podcast or Radio Show - Podcasts are audio blogs, and like most blogs they're usually free.
Here are some places to get you started listenign to podcasts. I've also included a link to BBC Radio which makes most of it's programs available for listening online.
- BBC - Radio Homepage
You can listen to BBC radio online, via AM/FM and shortwave, and via DAB digital radio and digital TV in the UK
Earideas is a collection of the best thoughtful audio available on the web. We've got shows from public and other broadcasters, magazines, newspapers, museums, as well as individuals. You can find it all here (to subscribe, download, or listen on our
The Podcast Directory
- Get a Podcast
Podcast search engine, thousands of podcasts to view and play
- Creative Commons
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
- Internet Archive: Old Time Radio
Shows from radio's golden age. Sherlocke Holmes, the Shadow, Abbot and Costello, the Marx Brothers, and more. I especially love the old detective shows like Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe.
- Classic Poetry Aloud
Poetry podcasts of the great poems of the past. It''s English literature for living - a few minutes of the day for quiet and reflection. Classic Poetry Aloud - giving voice to the poetry of the past. Request a reading by e-mail. iTunes holds the most