What are the best resources for downloading free audio books?

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    #1AudiobookStore

    AudiobookStore

    AudiobookStore is an app which is available on both Android and iOS devices. It has over 55.000 DRM free audiobooks from top-selling authors in every category, with thousands more added each month.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jonathan Richardson
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "I was looking for a new way to download audiobooks for free and came across the Audiobooks app. I looked into it and sure enough, it offered over 55,000 free audiobooks for download. That was exactly what I was looking for! The selection and ease of use make this an awesome product that I highly recommend!"
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    #2Audible

    Audible

    Audible is home to a library of over 180,000 audiobooks, podcasts, and Audible Channels. This tool comes with a complete customization of your listening experience. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Check price

    Zachary Austin
    Written on July 7, 2018
    "I love audible as an alternative to reading books. Listening to unabridged audio books is much more enjoyable than forcing yourself to read in the evenings. You can lay in bed at night and listen to books without the hassles of lights, glasses, etc. Highly recommend this as an alternative to physical books. Plus you get free books every month with a membership!"
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    #3Scribl

    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

    Joe Hamilton
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "This service is great for authors who want to publish their books and gain a following online. I can publish books and have a crowd-based pricing model where my work can increase in value as it becomes more popular. A great way to start your career without depending on the publishing firms of the old."
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    #4Loyal 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

    Benito Quiroz
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "I have been using Loyal Books for years to enjoy my favorite books. Pretty much all of the classics are on the website, for free, and also some lesser-known books that I bet would fit into your particular genre of reading. It's worth a browse, as I've been surprised over and over by the vast selections of Loyal Books."
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    #5Lit2go

    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

    Tammy Weber
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "If you are into books, poems and other written things BUT don't have all the time in the world to sit down and read them then this is perfect for you. This allows you to actually LISTEN to the stories while you do other things: workout, drive... ect. Its also so easy to use and upload your own stories."
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    #6Open 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

    Sue Wu
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "Open culture doesn't only offer audio books, they offer a lot more than I expected. I also downloaded a bunch of e-books I've been wanting to read for so long. "
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    #7ThoughtAudio

    ThoughtAudio

    ThoughtAudio is an audiobook hosting site that offers free audiobooks that are divided per section. The website offers various audiobooks from classics to philosophical novels.

    Websites

    Free

    Helen Lynch
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "I was given the duty to babysit my five year old niece but the problem is that my niece can't sleep without anyone reading her a bedtime story. My voice was rather coarse that day so I figured i should find her an audiobook instead. I stumbled upon ThoughtAudio and made her listen to the first section of Alice in Wonderland. She slept so snuggly."
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    #8DigitalBook

    DigitalBook

    DigitalBook offers over 100,00 free e-books and audiobooks ranging from Young Adult fiction to Classic novels. DigitalBook was formerly known as Librophile. 

    Websites

    Free

    Michael Newman
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "I always wanted to read Pride and the Prejudice but I have trouble appreciating the story because I don't know how to pronounc some words properly. That's why I decided I needed to listen to an e-book. I saw many free audibooks sites on my search but it was digitalbooks that stood out because they have a wide array of classics to choose from! not only did i listen to one classic, i spent the whole day listening to others. "
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    #9LibriVox 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

    Tyler Peters
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "I love to read but I'm always on-the-go and I can't be bothered to just sit down and read a pocketbook, that's why I'm so grateful that I found Librivox's selection of free audiobooks that I could simply listen to as I commute on my way to work. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for downloading free audio books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AudiobookStoreApps 21 Free
2AudibleApps 15 Free
3ScriblWebsites 13 Free
4Loyal BooksWebsites 12 Free
5Lit2goWebsites 9 Free
6Open CultureWebsites 6 Free
7ThoughtAudioWebsites 5 Free
8DigitalBookWebsites 3 Free
9LibriVox Audio BooksApps 1 Free
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