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Download audiobooks for free on these sites

November 30, 2015
Download audiobooks for free

I only discovered the appeal of audiobooks earlier this year.  For the most part I listen to them when driving, as it takes thirty minutes for me to drive to work. Legal sites with good quality content where I can download audiobooks for free are not very common. On these sites you can download audiobooks for free and as far as I am aware they are all legal. I have personally used each of them and can say that the audio quality is good and for the most part, the narrators speak clearly and portray good emotion with the characters. When I say three of the best sites to download audiobooks for free, it is my opinion, after all this is my blog…

Librivox

Librivox hosts free public domain audiobooks. All of their books are recorded by volunteers. You may find that some books have multiple versions with various narrators. I would suggest first listening to a piece of each version before settling on which one you will download, as different narrators will set different tones and some versions may be a dramatic reading with multiple readers. Most, if not all, of the books that are read, are in the public domain, so you will find many classics such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Check out Librivox here and I recommend this dramatic version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Overdrive

It’s free to listen audiobooks on Overdrive, but it is dependent on whether you’re a library card holder of one of the libraries it supports. Readers from The Bay will be happy to know that the Nelson Mandela Bay Library hosts it’s electronic library on Overdrive. It is also has videos and ebooks that can be booked out. All items can be booked out for seven days, you can renew your booking, but it is dependent on whether the book has been reserved. Check out the online Nelson Mandela Bay Library and I recommend listening to I Capture the Castle by Dodi Smith.

Loyal Books

Books Should Be Free is now known as Loyal Books. It is easy to navigate and contains mostly classics. The nice thing about this site is that the audiobooks can be streamed or downloaded in a number of different formats. I recommend listening to The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.

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