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Free Resources: eAudiobooks

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There are a number of sites that offer free eaudiobooks. Many of these eaudiobooks are of works that are in the public domain. In other words, you probably won't find the hottest best sellers or many new books on these lists, but some of them do have fairly extensive collections, often in multiple languages. Also, most of them offer downloads in multiple formats, so should work on most devices including iPods.

Audiobook Podcast Collection from OpenCulture includes downloadable audiobooks from a variety of sources.

AudioOwl.com - Includes an excellent collection in English sorted by genre, as well as downloadable audiobooks in many other languages, including French, German, Spanish, and more.

Classic Poetry Aloud offers a podcast of poetry readings.

Free Classic AudioBooks offers books in both mp3 and m4b formats.

FreeAudio.org has a small selection of nonfiction works.

Gutenberg Audio Books Project has both human- and computer-read audiobooks.

LibriVox bills itself as “acoustical liberation of books in the public domain.” It offers a growing catalog of books read by volunteers. You can even volunteer to read a chapter yourself!

Lit2Go: MP3 Stories and Poems - Includes a sizeable collection of downloadable audiobooks in MP3 format, and in many cases an accompanying e-text so you can read along online.

LoudLit.org pairs "great literature and accompanying audio" and notes that by "putting the text and audio together, readers can learn spelling, punctuation and paragraph structure by listening and reading masterpieces of the written word."

Podiobooks offers free serialized audiobooks in a variety of genres.

Storynory: Free Audio Stories for Kids

ThoughtAudio.com - Focusing on thinkers, writers and essayists, their goal is making classic literature available to anyone willing to listen.


Podcasts - free eaudiobooks (without the 'book' part)

Ask-Mefi: Recommendations for Educational Podcasts

LearnOutLoud.com: Free Audio Books - LearnOutLoud.com is your one-stop destination for audio and video learning. Browse over 20,000 educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos.

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