Audio Book Sources: Both Paid And Free Audio Book Website

Audio Book Sources: Both Paid And Free Audio Book Website

I have been trying to write a blog post on the different sources you can obtain audio-books but haven’t gotten around to it until now. Considering the condition of our world currently, I believe this turned out to be the best time to share these sources and not only paid ones, free ones too.

Please know that we haven’t used all of these sources, therefore, feel as though it’s best to use the description of the source directly from the company.

The goal here is to inform you of your options.

Paid Audio Book Sources

Audible: Audible is the world’s largest producer and provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, enriching the lives of our millions of listeners every day. With our customer-centric approach to technological innovation and superior programming, Audible has reinvented a media category, and is the driving force behind today’s audio entertainment revolution.

Cost: $14.95 per month

You can sign up for a free 30 day trial HERE.

Scribd: The world’s largest digital library. Read unlimited* books, audiobooks,… Access to millions of documents. 

Cost: $8.99 per month

You can sign up for a free 30 day trial HERE.

LIBRO.FMThe first audiobook company to directly support local bookstores. We make it possible for customers to purchase audiobooks through their local bookstore of choice, and while our story is different from other audiobook providers, we offer the same audiobooks, at the same price.

Cost: $14.99 per month Or Individual Purchases

You can sign up for a free 30 day trial HERE.

KOBO: With one home for all your eBooks and audiobooks, the free Kobo App fits a world of reading in the palm of your hand. Start reading on one device, then switch to another—we’ll always remember where you left off, so you’ll never lose your place.

Cost: $9.99 per month 

You can sign up for a free 30 day trial HERE.

DOWNPOUR: We love books, and we believe that you should be able to enjoy your favorite book whenever, wherever, or whatever you are doing. Audiobooks allow that freedom.

Cost: $9.99 per month (Includes 1 Free Credit)

AUDIOBOOKSNOW: With AudiobooksNow you save on every audiobook you purchase. We do not use credits to hide the true costs. Whether you want to save big through our Club Pricing Plan or simply purchase at our everyday low prices. We offer one of the largest selections of audiobooks anywhere. You can download or stream your audiobooks through our website or free apps, and all our apps include in-app purchasing.

Cost: $4.99 per month 

You can sign up for a free 30 day trial H

AudiobooksNow - Digital Audiobooks for Less

Simply Audiobook: Simply Audiobook seems to work differently than the previous ones I mention. It’s a way to rent audiobooks. 

Renting an audio book saves you up to 70% off the cost of buying one. With our flat monthly rates and unlimited rentals, it’s possible to listen to multiple rentals for less than the cost of purchasing a single title.

Cost: $19.99 per month 

Free Audio Book Sources

Archive: Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3’s from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users

Digital Books: We are a place to find free public domain audio books and eBooks. You can explore over 100,000 Kindle, ePUB, and audio books using our free bookshelves.

Our powerful search engine not only looks hard for free digital books from great sources such as Librivox, Gutenberg, Google Books, and Open Library, but also includes results from Amazon to give you the best choice.

Hoopla: A groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

Librivox: The goal of this source is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet.

Lit2Go: Offers a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

Loyal BooksFree Audio BooksBooks Should be Free. Best Online Audiobook Downloads for Android, iPhone & mp3. Listen to Audible & Talking Books on Tape

Open Culture: Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer.

Over Drive: Borrow and read free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your library using your phone or tablet.It’s easy to get started―all you need is a library card!

Project Gutenberg: A library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

Story Nory: FREE audio stories for kids, including fairytales, original stories, myths, poems, music, history and audiobooks all read beautifully by professional actors.

Thought Audio: We offer free audio books for a selection of classic literature and philosophy titles. Click a title to access the audio and pdf document. We encourage questions and comments to our team with the use of our contact page and appreciate any donations from listeners to support our efforts.

Do you know of any other sources? Please share them with us in the comments below.

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