Audiobooks are a great way to get students reading on the go. No, they may not be reading the words, but sometimes it’s just as good for students to hear the words. And in some cases they can read along with the audio version. There are many uses, but the point being, audiobooks are highly portable. They can be played on phones, mp3 players and some ebook readers. You’ll be surprised at how many audiobooks are freely available online.
Free Audio Books
- LibriVox if you don’t know it already, is the king of free audio books. You can use the catalog to search through their library of nearly 1000 works, all part of the public domain. If you’re feeling generous, you can even contribute wiki-style by recording audio of your own.
- LearnOutLoud.com is your one-stop destination for audio and video learning. Browse over 20,000 educational audio books, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos.
- Free Classic AudioBooks. Digital narration for the 21st Century. Free classic audiobook downloads in mp3 audio and ipod audio book format.
- Project Gutenburg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today. They also have audio books, both human-read and computer-generated.