Hundreds of free audio books!

I’m so excited about a site that Rebekah shared with me today. Books Should Be Free has hundreds of classic audiobooks available for download — for free!

Go check it out and download some to listen while you drive or fold laundry or exercise. Many of them would be great to listen to as a family.

Thanks, Rebekah!

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  1. Rae says

    How neat and exciting! Thank you for sharing! This will be perfect for a 20hour each way road trip we will be making next week.

  2. Cheri Wilson says

    When I went to this site it said there was malware on it. Apparently google tested it and found malware as well, so might be something to check into before using.

    • says

      Hmm, that didn’t show up on my computer. I’m wondering if it’s just a wrong setting on their site. The site worked perfectly for me.

  3. Lucretia says

    My virus protection software blocked me from this site because it contains malware. Too bad because I’d love to get some free books to listen to!

  4. Kristina says

    Thanks, I’m so excited about this site!! I found a couple of good reviews when I looked it up on google.

  5. Brianna says

    Hmmm. My virus protection didn’t block the site (I wonder if that’s a bad thing?). But I listened to a couple of samples (Jane Austen, Mark Twain, etc.) and the reading made me want to gnash my teeth! :P I couldn’t find any readers that were reading with much, uh, enthusiasm. It made me want to bang my head on the desk! LOL. Anyhow, I think that when I’m old and grey and have the time (no small children to run after) I’ll be a volunteer and read those books the way they’re supposed to be read!! :)

  6. says

    The problem with Books Should Be Free is that the narrators are volunteers and often there are problems with sound quality. One chapter could be read with someone who speaks in a monotone and the next chapter is someone who speaks with a lisp, followed by someone who does a very poor British accent.
    I’m sorry I am an audiobook snob and prefer a professionally produced and narrated product.

    Soooo…. I still get my audiobooks for free, I just download them from my public library’s website. They use a program called overdrive media console, (which is not malware/spyware/adware) and I can get classics as well as new releases. Using the Overdrive program I can even get ebooks for free (which can be used with most readers like Nook, sometimes even with kindle).
    To see if you library participates in downloadables, you can enter your postal zipcode at search.overdrive.com

  7. Kevin says

    If you look carefully, that website actually gets the free files from another website: http://www.archive.org . There are around 5000 audio books there, and many many other free media items, including music, etc.

  8. says

    How cool! I think this site gets some of its recordings through Librivox. I couldn’t get the podcast download to work (I think I set it up wrong and can’t undo it), but through iTunes I found the same recording by looking up Librivox. My daughter has never read or heard Pinocchio and wants to get it, so I just downloaded it for her. She’ll be thrilled. Thanks!