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Best Sites to Download / Listen Free Audio Books (Top 25)

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Instead of reading book on the sofa or viewing ebook with your iPad, there’s another cool way of enjoying books, even with your eye closed. Yes, that’s listening to audio books. No matter you’re driving, travelling or jogging, audio books can be handy in such activities, adding some fun to your day.

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If you are ready to give it a try, below we’ve gathered a huge list of websites that offer you free and legal audio books to listen to and download. Most of these sites allow you to download audio books in mp3 format that can play on cell phones, iPad / tablet devices, computers and music players. Enjoy!

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks including epub books and kindle books. The site has 2000 free audio books in all genres, read by volunteers.
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Lit2Go
Lit2Go is a site that offers free collection of stories and poems in Mp3 format (audiobook). An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. You can download each reading passage as a PDF and print it as a supplemental reading material for your classroom.

Open Culture
On this site, you can find thousands of free online courses, audio books, textbooks, ebooks, language lessons, movies and more.

LibriVox
LibriVox has an extensive collection of free audio books, short stories, poems read by volunteers. Most of their audio books feature collaborations from multiple narrators, while some of their titles are read by a solo narrator.
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LearnOutLoud.com
This directory features free audio books, lectures, speeches, sermons, interviews, and many other great free audio and video resources. Most audio titles can be downloaded in digital formats such as MP3 and most video titles are available to stream online.

Books Should be Free
This site provides thousands of free audio books that you can download in mp3, iPod and iTunes format for your portable audio player.
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FreeAudioBooks.ws
FreeAudioBooks.ws lets you download audiobooks, books on tape, books on CD, books that talk, MP3 and more.

Archive.org
This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to grateful dead concerts, to old time radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by their users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download.

BookRix
BookRix lets you download free audio books or listen online. You can create, upload and share your own audio book to be published in their online library.

Storynory
Storynory offers beautifully read audio stories for children and adults. It enables you listen online or via podcast or app.
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Podiobooks.com
Podiobooks.com offers serialized free audiobooks to thousands of listeners. All of them are with the permission from the authors.
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AudioBooksforFree.com
This site provides mp3, iPod and DVD audiobooks (adventures, detectives, horrors, classics, children, non-fictions, philosophy, etc.) for you to download. Every audio book produced and recorded by professional actors/narrators and experienced directors.

FreeClassicAudioBooks.com
This site offers free classic audiobooks that can be downloaded in mp3 audio and ipod audio book format.

Light Up Your Brain
This site offers great brain-teaser games for kids and audio books for children available for free download.

ThoughtAudio.com
ThoughtAudio.com offers audio book downloads of philosophy and classic literature audio book titles.

KiddieRecords.com
Kiddierecords.com is trying to preserve a niche medium that few seem to remember: 78 RPM song and story records targeted at kids.

Librophile
Librophile is a free audio book website that lets you find public domain audio books. On the site, you can browse by “popular”, “latest” and “genres” to find an audio book that you’re interested.

Audiobooks.net
Audiobooks.net is another site that offers you the opportunity to experience some of literature’s finest works through audiobooks.

Free-Audio-Books.co.uk
This is another site that lets you listen and download free audio books. Just browse through the categories or use the search option to find free audio books you’re interested.

NewFiction
NewFiction offers a library of audio books that are performed by multiple actors.

Miette’s Bedtime Story Podcast
Miette searches the globe and reads you the world’s best short stories, the treasured and the forgotten, podcasting them in a patent-pending purr.

PodCastle
PodCastle is an online audio magazine that features free, fictional audio stories for fantasy lovers.

AudioCloset
With AudioCloset, you can upload and download audiobooks for free. All of them have been recorded especially for this website.

Ejunto
Ejunto.org features free domain audiobooks about various historical figures. The online service can also be found on iTunes in the podcasts section.

Maria Lectrix
A public domain audiobook podcast – for people with catholic tastes.

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