What are the best Free Audio Books?

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    #1AudioBook Bay

    AudioBook Bay

    AudioBook Bay is a popular website that offers various ebooks and audiobooks for free. Through this website, you can download audiobooks for free or share them in a safe way and with high quality.

    Websites

    Free

    Brian Jackson
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "AudioBook Bay is a great solution to free audio books. Their site is easy navigate and search for books. It is hard to see though how many books they really have available. "
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    #2LibriVox Audio Books

    LibriVox Audio Books
    LibriVox Audio Books provides free access to over 24,000 audio books in more than 30 languages. Each audiobook can be streamed over the internet or downloaded for later use. All LibriVox audio books can be freely listened to and shared.
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Jordan Sandoval
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "LibriVox Audio Books really hits the nail on the head if you want to listen to audio books on your smart phone. It's a wonderful program. However, though they boast about their number of books, most of them are older so it can be hard to find newer releases."
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    #3Loyal Books

    Loyal Books
    Loyal Books is an audio library with thousands of free audiobooks of public domain that you can listen online or download to listen in mp3. The are books in English but also in other languages like Spanish, Chinese, French, German or Japanese.
    Websites

    Free

    Jacob Perry
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I got this app after being recommended it by a friend. It's really great. There are a lot of books available ready by different people. It's easy to save your place too. I did have some problems with the app crashing when I was first using it, but that seems to be fixed now."
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    #4OverDrive

    OverDrive

    More than 30,000 libraries worldwide offer titles from OverDrive, so download the app and find your next book today. Its app is available on Android and iOS devices. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Claudia Zapata
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "The overdive application is a free audio book, allowing you to work and study anytime, anywhere, and the application also supports text formatting to make the reader easy to see, always updated with many new books and very A variety of books support your majors"
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    #5Open Culture

    Open Culture

    The biggest shared resource you're going to find on the Internet. Open Culture offers hundreds of free audiobooks, mainly on classic novels such as Jane Austen's Pride and the Prejudice and many more.

    Websites

    Free

    Johnny Bishop
    Written on October 12, 2017
    "I like this site because it has a vast repository of resources for learning and enjoying culture. There are lectures, audio books, e-books, and a large repository of lessons to learn various topics from astronomy to physics. If you want to learn you can also access a large repository of over 200 textbooks which you can use as part of the lessons on the site."
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    #6Lit2go

    Lit2go
    Lit2Go gives us a free online collection of audio stories, poems and texts in audiobook format. We can find also abstracts, citations playing time and word count for the passages we select to listen to. You can also download the text in pdf to help you read if you need it. The books and texts are from public domain, mainly.


    Websites

    Free

    Jane Valdez
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "This site is a great addition to any bibliophiles collection. I mean, I was able to download and listen to Alice in Wonderland here! The site also lets you download the work in pdf format so you can read while waiting at an appointment for example. "
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    #7Scribl

    Scribl
    Scribl is both a resource for publishing books and a library that contains indie and public domain books. The books on public domain are free to listen and download and read if you want to. The published books are rank by crowdpricing a price system that is based on the ranking created by readers.
    Websites

    Free

    Douglas Perkins
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "This is just what I need for when I am in my car driving to work and would like to hear an audio book and at the right price of free. This site is a must have."
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    #8Internet Archive

    Internet Archive

    Internet Archive is a website that aims to build a digital library of sites on the internet and other digital cultural artifacts. The website can be accessed by users for free.

    Websites

    Free

    Kathleen Jones
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "Internet Archive is a good resource for accessing free ebooks, but it does not have the same amount of audiobooks available. There are some, especially classics, but it is not anything approaching the amount of ebooks they have, but it's still a good resource for free audio books since there aren't a ton of those."
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    #9The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 short stories of the famous detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These stories were originally published as serialized single stories in The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. 

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    Michelle Young
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "For fans of Sherlock Holmes, this is a wonderful collection. Especially the kindle version. Once you buy it, you can access it from any smartphone or tablet through the Kindle app. No need to review on the stories itself but the collection takes in all the essential ones. The ability to take these books anywhere is the standout feature and getting it at such a low cost makes it totally worth it !"
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    #10Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a book where wordplay, parody, and logical and philosophical puzzles are everywhere. For all the surface playfulness, there is meaning in every page.
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    Michelle Webb
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "This is one of the best free audio books that I have ever found. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland is a classic book that will always be enjoyed by each generation. I downloaded to my Kindle from the Amazon store and within minutes I was able to listen to the content. Lewis Carroll was a talented author and the story is fun and interesting."
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    #11The Odyssey

    The Odyssey

    After enduring the Trojan War, Odysseus begins the treacherous journey home to Ithaca. Homer's The Odyssey was composed around 700 BC and is one of the earliest epics in existence, remaining as one of the most influential works of literature today.

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    Nathan Peters
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I was looking for free books to read and I ran across The Odyssey. It has been a while but I have read this classic once before. It is however a great read and well worth reading again. If your into ancient gods and monsters this book is right up your alley. I enjoyed all the action and adventure in this book and it is a hard one to set down. Overall a great book and I would recommend it to anyone."
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    #12Dracula

    Dracula

    Dracula is a Gothic horror book written by Irish author Bram Stoker, which was first published in 1897. It follows the story of the vampire Dracula attempting to move from Transylvania to England to find new blood and spread his curse.

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    Sue Wu
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "This is a classic, very creepy and well-written, much scarier than expected for such an old book. It is unfortunately, neither free nor an audio book. It is very inexpensive for the kindle version so I would still recommend reading it - just not listening to it."
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    #13Ulysses

    Ulysses
    Considered one of the greatest 20th-century novels written in English, James Joyce's Ulysses pulls from Greek Mythology to create a modern version staring Ulysses as he journeys through 20th century Ireland. 
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    Christian Vargas
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "I read a lot of books. I cannot afford to pay for a new book every time I finish one. A friend showed me Ulysses. I love Greek Mythology so it keeps me interested. It is the best free resource for this type of book. I am really happy I found it."
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    #14Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    Treasure Island is a children's historical novel by Robert Louis Stevenson that tells the story of Jim Hawkins as he sets off on an expedition in search of Captain Flint's buried treasure. Along the way, he endures mutiny and pirate attacks. 

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    Gregory Peters
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Treasure Island is a great choice of novel to turn into an audiobook, however it is not free."
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    #15The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild is Jack London’s famous short novel published in 1903. London explores the laws of civilization and wilderness and the pull of instinct through the eyes of Buck, a half Saint Bernard, half Scottish shepherd. 

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    Phillip Webb
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "Some times, you can't just sit and focus all your attention on the words on a page, audio books are my solution for it and The Call of the Wild by Jack London is one of my personal favorites. "
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    #16Frankenstein

    Frankenstein

    Frankenstein is a science fiction book written by Mary Shelley which centers on scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. 

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    Betty Murray
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "One of my favorite books is Frankenstein. It's even better as an audio book and is one of my favorite audio books of all time. It's a classic story that I recommend everyone read at least once in their life. If you don't want to read it, you can listen to the audio book, which is amazing. You'll love this book, especially being able to relax and just listen to the audio. I highly recommend this haunting tale to everyone out there. Check it out!"

Summary

Best What are the best Free Audio Books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AudioBook BayWebsites 10 Free
2LibriVox Audio BooksApps 8 Free
3Loyal BooksWebsites 7 Free
4OverDriveApps 6 Free
5Open CultureWebsites 5 Free
6Lit2goWebsites 3 Free
7ScriblWebsites 2 Free
8Internet ArchiveWebsites 1 Free
9The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesBooks 0 Paid
10Alice's Adventures In WonderlandBooks 0 Paid
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