LibriVox Audio Books provides unlimited access to over 50,000 audio books. Each audiobook can be streamed over the internet or downloaded for later use. The LibriVox Audio Books app features classic best sellers and out of print treasures from every genre of literature in more than 30 languages.
Audio books from LibriVox are free thanks to the dedicated work of hundreds of volunteers who record, edit and distribute the books. New releases are prepared daily, and the entire catalog spans the breadth of world literature, including novels, history, biography, short stories, poetry and more in both fiction and non-fiction.
The LibriVox AudioBook app makes it easy to search the LibriVox catalog of free audio books. You can browse by title, author or genre, look at new recordings, or search by key word. Because the books are free, you can listen to as much or as little of a book as you like with no cost. The app remembers your position, so you can return to a book later, and includes unlimited bookmarks and a sleep timer for your convenience.
Now over 50,000 Audio Books
Ratings and Reviews
5-Star content, one annoying problem
This review is for the app (LibriVox is one of the best things on the modern internet). Playback and downloading works well. Search algorithm finds what you want most of the time (though having separate entries for different readings of the same book makes things more complicated than they need to be). The only serious problem is ads. Not that they exist. They’re infrequent and generally tasteful. It’s the VOLUME. The ads don’t seem to be scaled to the same volume as the books. Rather, whenever an ad plays there’s a large spike in volume and I’m inevitably startled if I’m wearing headphones. It’s particularly troublesome if you’re listening to a book to help you sleep.
So much variety
My sister connected me to LibriVox about 5 years ago. I have been able to find works that fit my eclectic tastes from Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood and A.A.Milne ( whom I just discovered to write of more than Pooh bears) to L. Frank Baum and Lucy Maud Montgomery, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Eleanor Hallowell Abbott. I especially love readers Kara Schallenburg (Helen's Babies), Laurie Anne Walden, Peter Yearsley, Allison Hester, Phil Chenovert, with Gregory Holdsworth being a marvelous, expressive young reader. To be sure this is not my whole list of favorite readers or authors. But it is like going to a candy store to see what else is on the shelf!
Thank you for providing this service for those of us who read like sharks having a feeding frenzy!!
I have used LibriVox for the past three years and am always consistently blown away by the skill of some of these amateur readers. I also have Audible, and with both combined I feel like there is always something interesting and new to experience. LibriVox's best feature is the wide, free use of public domain writings. The search for good readers is rewarding, albeit different than Audible. The difference is that with LibriVox it doesn't cost me a cent. Excellent. The mobile app is very straightforward, and in a way offers even more options than my subscription, in particular the playback speeds.
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