Sunday, August 26, 2012
Here is an almost bottomless source of free (public domain) books i have just come upon.
I have been listening to them for years, first on cassette tapes and then cd's from the library; then downloaded from Lit2go from iTunes U; and now librevox.
Librevox is a source of free audiobooks read by amateurs, I do find the quality kind of varied, but it is free. These are not going to be best sellers; they are public domain, out of copyright, and there are old familiar classics plus a lot of obscure and interesting stuff. I just finished one that consisted of the letters of a pioneer woman in Wyoming in the early 1900's.
So, you need an iPhone or iTouch, probably there is an app for android too. Download the app Audiobooks, there is a free version and an upgraded version that costs 99 cents. You will have a choice of free books or ones that cost, make your selection, download or stream, and there you go.
If you want to volunteer and read for librevox, you can go to the website.
Knowing me, I am probably the last person to find this resource, but hey, I wanted to share it. I find these audiobooks a great way to pass the time and learn something while driving, or housecleaning, or working out.