I LOVE audiobooks! I love listening to children’s stories in the car with my kids. I love being able to put on an audiobook when I don’t have time to read to them. I love putting in an earbud and listening to a book while I wash the dishes, cook dinner, or do the laundry.
That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about this deal (and some other great free sources for audiobooks).
Free and books together in the same sentence always makes me happy! And there is a great deal this month only (February 2015) that you just can’t pass up! Audible is offering TWO free books when you sign up for a membership. That’s right, just sign up, and you can download two professional quality audiobooks for FREE (typically they will give new members one free book, so this is really a great deal!). Click the link below to claim your free audiobooks.
You can cancel any time, and since Audible is an Amazon company, you know they have great customer service. Also, I found a great article with all the tips and tricks you need to get the most out of Audible.
But, just in case you don’t want to sign up, or you are already a member, here are my other handy tips for free audiobooks.
1) Librivox– I have loved Librivox since I first found it about 5 years ago. It is a volunteer based organization that provides free audiobooks to the world. They are all public domain works, but hey, I like old books! Since they are read by volunteers, some readers are profoundly better than others. But there are some readers who may as well be professional! My favorites for children’s books are the Thornton W. Burgess books read by John Lieder and the Edith Nesbit books read by Karen Savage.
2) Library– Your public library has always been a great source for audiobooks! Go browse their selection, or log in online to reserve a copy of your favorite. Most libraries now also offer online downloads through services like Overdrive. But, if it’s hard to be patient and wait for your books to become available, you might try….
3) Hoopla– Hoopla is an app that offers free audiobooks (also movies and more) when you log on through your public library. Best thing about Hoopla? No waiting for your book to become available! You can download or stream it right away! Plus, there are many current and popular books available! The negative is that, as with many new apps, some of the bugs are still being worked out. They have made a ton of improvements since I first downloaded it about 6 months ago (when it would constantly crash and loose my place!). The app now almost never crashes, but it has occasionally randomly started playing my book! Still, I’m sure this app will continue to improve.
These are my four favorite audiobook sources. I’d love to hear what yours are! Especially if they are free…