Audiobooks are gaining its popularity rapidly. It enables people to listen to their favorite fiction or novel in a more convenient way. For example, they can listen the audiobooks when they are on bus or underground. Or they can also listen while in the gym room working out. Besides, they can even listen to the audiobooks while driving on the way home or to work so as to keep themselves calm. People can purchase or download audiobooks from many websites or stores such as iTunes, Audible.com, Audiobooks.com, etc. Today we will sort out some free-of-charge websites or stores among them.
The most popular one is, of course, iTunes. iTunes used to give some free audiobooks for users to download. Although they are only some record of blog, not some best-sellers, it was still some good stuff. However, the free stuff have now vanished. Now you can’t find any free audiobooks on iTunes. Therefore, if you want to get free audiobooks, we can recommend you some other options.
1. Audible.com (free trial)
Perhaps the best-known provider of downloadable audio books,has been going strong since 1997. While it’s primarily a subscription service – it costs $14.95/month after a 30-day free trial – it does offer free audio books as part of its promotions to attract new subscribers. Audible sponsors many popular podcasts, including This American Life and other top shows, and provides free audio books through those ads. Be alert when listening to those podcasts to get free audio book offers.
Audible has a free iPhone app that provides access to your Audible library via Wi-Fi.
2. Loyal Books (truly free)
Another site that offers public domain audio books (meaning books whose authors have been dead for, in most cases, at least 75 years). Most of its over 7,000 titles are drawn from Project Gutenberg and LibriVox. The audio books here are completely free and can be downloaded either as a podcast or as an MP3. Titles are offered in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and more.
3. LibriVox (truly free)
This volunteer-driven site offers public domain books in audio format read by people from all over the world (and thus offers books in many languages). Audio books are available as 64 or 128 kbps MP3s. Since these are public domain-only books, you won’t find the latest titles here. If you’re looking for a wide selection of classic titles, especially if you’re interested in hearing them in a large number of different languages, LibriVox is a good bet.
4. Lit2Go (truly free)
Teachers may find Lit2Go to be a particularly good resource for their students. This site, which offers a couple hundred free audiobooks, collects classic literature into bite-sized chunks. For instance, a long novel like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland appears as 12 separate downloads for easy assignment and listening. Even better, each selection comes with reading strategies, transcripts, and more.
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5. Project Gutenberg (truly free)
Project Gutenberg is the most prominent provider of free, public domain ebooks on the web. It also offers audiobook versions of some of its titles. You won’t find the latest books by the biggest authors here, but if you’re after the classics, it’s a great resource for truly free books. Download the books in MP3, M4B audio book, Speex, or Ogg Vorbis formats.
These five websites can provide you a massive free resource of audiobooks to download. You can download the free audiobooks from these websites and then add them into your iTunes playlist then sync your playlist to your iPhone. Then you will be able to enjoy the audiobooks whenever and wherever you wish. Enjoy it!