Audible Book Downloads

87 Sites for Free Audiobooks Online 

Great list of free audiobook sites online.

Samuel L. Jackson voices this audiobook version of "Go The Fuck to Sleep." Thank you, Internet. 

Perfect choice for narrator!

harpermedia:

Audiobook lovers, here’s a fun challenge for 2012 we found. It’s being hosted over at Teresa’s Reading Corner. If you pop over to her site you can sign up and take part in the 2012 Audio Book Challenge. She’s created, with the help of @dogearedcopy, four levels to the challenge:

  • Flirting-Listen to 6 Audio Books
  • Going Steady- Listen to 12 Audio Books
  • Lover- Listen to 25 Audio Books
  • Married-Listen to +++  Audio Books

Don’t forget to check out the rest of her book and audiobook reviews. Thanks for coming up with this Teresa, it looks like a lot of fun!

It’s not too late to sign up…

harpermedia:

Just Kids is now available as an audiobook! The lovely Patti Smith reads it herself and it’s wonderful. It’s available as a CD or a downloadable audiobook. You can listen to a clip and share the news here.

Heard good things about this one.

harpermedia:

Just Kids is now available as an audiobook! The lovely Patti Smith reads it herself and it’s wonderful. It’s available as a CD or a downloadable audiobook. You can listen to a clip and share the news here.

Heard good things about this one.

Sherlockology: Sherlock Holmes stories free on audiobook CD 

sherlockology:

Collect seven free Sherlock Holmes audiobook CDs, written by Arthur Conan Doyle and read by Sir Derek Jacobi, with The Telegraph (UK only) November 19th - 25th.

Free inside Saturday’s paper (November 19th), investigate the disappearance of the champion racehourse, Silver Blaze.

Free…

fyarthurdarvill:

 

Doctor Who: Night of the Humans

Night of the humans is an audio book read by Arthur Darvill

Chaptesr 9-13 can be downloaded here 

Previous chapters can be found here

Cool.

Torchwood Audio Book Downloads

torchwoodgraphics:

torchwoodgraphics:

All files (excluding the last two which are mp3) can only be played in itunes, but they are all i could find. But everyone has itunes, so yeah :P 

Now complete.

John Green's tumblr: So I'm Narrating This Audiobook... 

fishingboatproceeds:

I’m in Grand Haven, Michigan right now recording an audio version of The Fault in Our Stars. A lot of people have asked me to narrate the audiobook, and after extensive discussions with my awesome audiobook publisher, we have arrived at the following solution:

There will be a real audiobook,…

5 Reasons I Love Audio Books

1. The amount I “read” has greatly increased since I started to listen to audio books.

2. I can listen to audio books during my commute to and from work.

3. I can download audio books from Audible, the library, etc and be listening to it within minutes.

4. I don’t need to any light to listen to audio books.

5. Many audio books are read by the author which make the experience more personable.

A Beginner’s Guide to Audio Books

An audio book is a sound recording of a book.  Some recordings are abridged, meaning that some parts of the book (fluff stuff, not the key parts) are omitted.  Others are the unabridged, or complete, book.

In the past audio books were distributed mainly on CDs or cassette tapes, but nowadays downloadable digital formats (eg MP3) are the most popular way of listening to audio books. 

The great thing about digital formats is that you can download audio books and begin listening to it in just minutes. Transferring audio books to your portable listening device (iPod, Blackberry, etc) means you can listen while jogging, driving, working out, taking a walk, etc.

The biggest online seller of audio books is Audible, which is owned by Amazon.com. There are also many places where you can download audio books for free. The following article lists my favorite places to download free audio books: 10 Places to Download Free Audio Books. Another good place to start is with the Audible.com free trial which lets you download a high-quality audio book for free as part of a 14 day no-obligation trial.

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