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Do you like to listen to audiobooks?

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.

Enjoy!

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DDOORN 9/19/2012 8:39AM

    Love audiobooks for traveling. Can't find time for them otherwise...just give me my tunes! :-)

Don

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OOLALA53 8/27/2012 9:24PM

    Thanks for this resource! I want to start listening more. I hope the artists who wrote the books get some kind of compensation, if appropriate, too, though.

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GUITARWOMAN 8/27/2012 7:29PM

    You are correct!

The site is spelled librivox.

My apologies.

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JANEDOE12345 8/27/2012 5:21PM

    Another one is http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/R>
Having a tough time getting into librevox -- is it librivox.org?

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MEXGAL1 8/27/2012 2:09PM

    Thanks for sharing ;)!

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/27/2012 12:22PM

    Thx for the tip, if I listen to anything but the radio it is learning CD's that sure aren't free.

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MUSICNERD1993 8/27/2012 11:33AM

    That sounds awesome! ...but not as awesome as imslp is for sheet music. Best website ever.
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MSGO72 8/26/2012 9:56PM

  Thanks for sharing


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DRAGONCHILDE 8/26/2012 8:59PM

    I love librevox. I have several books from them. :) Listening to audiobooks is the only way I can tolerate the treadmill more than 5 minutes at a time!

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