Forum Thread

Options For Listening to Affordable or Free Audiobooks

Reply to ThreadDisplaying 3 Posts
  • Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    I'm an Audible subscriber. I've amassed quite the library over the years. But I've found it frustrating sometimes whenever I've used up my credits and I have nothing to listen to until the next month comes around. So I'd like to share some options I've come across to tide you over until those Audible credits come in. Or, if you haven't tried audiobooks, this may be a place to start.

    Audiobooks.com - Has many similarities to Audible.

    Scribd - It too is subscription based, but it allows you to listen to or read unlimited audiobooks, ebooks, and podcasts.

    Downpour - It is a lot like audible in the sense it doles out credits every month for you to spend on books.

    Chirp - It's an email subscription service that will send you daily deals on audiobooks. Every day you receive an email that will show you two deals on audiobooks. Many books are $3.99 or less.

    Apple Books - It's not subscription based, and you pay for the books individually.

    Google Play Books - Very similar to Apple Books.

    Librivox - This is a free library of audiobooks that are out of copyright and read by volunteers.

    Project Gutenberg - This is another volunteer created library of free audiobooks and ebooks.

    Your Public Library System - Many libraries use apps like Overdrive an Hoopla so you can check out audiobooks like you would in person, but on your phone.

  • Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        

    Good list. Thanks. I've used Librivox before. Listened to Flatland that way years ago.

    Chirp sounds cool. Think I'll give that a go.

  • Are you sure you want to delete this post?
        
    Heisenberg Wrote:

    Good list. Thanks. I've used Librivox before. Listened to Flatland that way years ago.

    Chirp sounds cool. Think I'll give that a go.

    I've never used Librivox, but it does sound cool as well. I've seriously thought about just "checking out" a book at my local library.