Say you are a lit teacher, and you’ve assigned a novel for your students to read. Depending on the novel, you may find a free copy in the public domain. For instance, I teach D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover in my ENH295: Banned Books & Censorship class. I provide links for my students to download the ebook version for free online and a link to just read it online. But LibriVox goes even a step forward by providing audiobooks for free. I couldn’t find Lady Chatterley, but I did find 6 other Lawrence novels. Here’s a link to Women in Love.
LibriVox makes reading or listening to a novel on your mobile device super easy, especially with the quick and easy “Subscribe in iTunes” link. With one click the book can be added and ready for sync with your iPhone or iPod. If students have trouble listening to audiobooks, they can visit the About Listening to LibriVox page for help.
Here’s a link for more help with downloading and listening to audiobooks on LibriVox.