The Top 7 Websites To Find Unique Or Unknown Free Audiobooks

Posted on December 21, 2011. Filed under: Reader's Advisory, Web sites | Tags: , |

Makeuseof have evaluated and listed the top 7 websites to find uniques or unknown free audiobooks in a recent article. Below is a summary of this article (or click here to read the whole thing). It complements nicely their earlier article 10 best websites for free audiobooks.

Lit2Go is an audiobook project containing a nice collection of fiction books, educational books, poems, short stories and more, which you can browse by author, title, reading level or subject matter.

Internet Archive includes a collection of audiobooks and poetry.

The books in The Story Spieler are narrated by a retired TV and radio broadcaster, and his choice of stories is both varied and interesting.

Voice in the Dark offers an intriguing collection of mystery, fantasy and poetry, mixed with some legends, fairy tales and much more. All are read by real people and all are available in both low quality and high quality MP3s.

FreeAudioBooks is a diverse collection which features many true classics along with children’s stories, lots of non-fiction audios and many more genres to choose from.

Tor.com is a large collection of short stories by famous or not-so-famous authors, which are available for download in MP3 format.

Remember the good old days of pulp fiction? Pulp stories are an interesting glimpse into the 1930s, and could be really entertaining to read. Check out Pulp Daily.

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Back to the future

Posted on October 4, 2011. Filed under: Food for thought | Tags: , , , , |

These illustrations are by French artist Villemard in 1910 of how he imagined the future to be in the year 2000.  He’s pretty close . . .

More pictures here.

HC

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Overdrive Most Downloaded Books

Posted on February 8, 2011. Filed under: Books | Tags: , , |

The DigitalLibrary blog has an article about the most downloaded ebooks. The DigitalLibrary blog is a blog for Overdrive, the audio and ebook service that we looked at and which is used by some public library services in Australia, notably Yarra Plenty Public Library.

Each month overdrive produces their Most Downloaded Books from the Library lists. These feature popular eBook and audiobook downloads from all libraries in Overdrive’s global network. In this post here you can look at the most popular downloaded books in the UK, Canada and the US.

In our neck of the woods Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden appears on the Most Downloaded Adult Fiction list, while House Rules  by Jodi Picoult has reached number one. Also, Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens is one of the most downloaded nonfiction novels in Australia.

Take a peek at the Most Downloaded Books from the Library (Australia) list – any surprises there?

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Free audio books

Posted on October 6, 2010. Filed under: Books | Tags: , , |

If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch there is a new app, called Audiobooks, that lets you browse or search for books you want to listen to and download them directly to your iOS device for playback – for free.

Audiobooks provides a “simple and straightforward way to listen to many of the best classic books” for free with titles like Oliver Twist, Moby Dick, Pride and Prejudice and The Art of War. They also have more modern titles such as How to Train Your Dragon and My Sister’s Keeper for purchase.
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