Librivox - free audiobooks

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Azriel
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Librivox - free audiobooks

Postby Azriel » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:44 am

In the "What are you reading?" thread I noticed Cassie mentioned listening to a lot of audiobooks. I too listen to a lot, and thought I'd share a great place to get them for free.
I use Librivox (http://librivox.org/). It's only books that are public domain, so only older books, but they have a lot of classics of all genres.
The readers are all volunteers so the quality of the reading varies, and for long books often there will be many different readers since they do a chapter at a time. But still, considering how much audiobooks usually cost, this is an excellent service.
If you have itunes you can search for librivox in the podcast section and browse the books they have. There are tons.
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Re: Librivox - free audiobooks

Postby TomCotton » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:53 pm

That looks like something interesting. Thanks for the heads up. :yes:

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Re: Librivox - free audiobooks

Postby Cassie » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:45 pm

Thanks Az, I'll definitely have to check that out. We've spent tons on audiobooks over the last year or so, on newer stuff, but I'd like to listen to some old classic (Austen etc.) so maybe this would be a good way :)
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