An audio book is simply a digitally recorded version of the printed paper book being read out aloud by a narrator. Audio books provide many different benefits like you can listen to audio book while taking care of your chores, multiple people can listen at the same time, you can carry hundreds of audio books with you as compared to hard copy books, and many other benefits.
Currently hundreds of thousands of high quality books are freely available for download online. Here we have listed the best websites for free audio books.
The Internet Archive
The Internet Archive has a very good collection of free audio books and poetry recordings from a variety of sources. There are a number of ways you can find books to listen to here, including by subject, keywords, alphabetically, or by title.
Loyal Books has thousands of audio books in different categories. They offer a complete history of each book along with a book synopsis and the date of publication. You can download audio books as Mp3, iTunes Podcast, or listen to them in your RSS reader. Additionally, you can also download just specific chapters.
Podiobooks.com has merged with Scribl hundreds of free serialized audio books from some amazing authors.
Storynory is a storytelling website for kids that has interesting stories for kids as audio books and written text.
Librivox is an entirely volunteer-curated collection of free audio books that are in the public domain. Volunteers read chapters of these books, and the chapters are then placed online for public consumption.
Open Culture has a very respectable collection of great audio books, mostly classics, available for free in a variety of downloadable formats.
With over 100,000 ebooks and audiobooks, Librophile has a reliable library of classic titles. It has powerful search engine that searches for free digital books from great sources such as Librivox, Gutenberg, and Open Library, but also includes results from Amazon to give you more options.
If you are interested in sci-fi and fantasy audio books, check out Lightspeed Magazine. The books are written and narrated by Lightspeed Magazine authors.
A great site for children, with illustrations to highlight each audio book.
Manybooks is a reliable website to get e-books but they also have a section for audio books.
BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers eBook distribution services to independent writers. BookRix specializes in religious, fantasy-based and fictitious audio books for download.