Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Get free audiobooks at Librivox.com

Librivox.org is simply fantastic, especially for kids.  The site has audio versions of books whose copyright has expired, read by volunteers.

If you are picky about having a skilled actor doing your audiobook reading for you, then the site isn't for you.  But if you don't mind a reading by a public-spirited amateur, then this is an amazing resource.

The best way I've found to access the recordings is to:

1. Download the "Zip file of the entire book"
2. Open this folder once downloaded, then copy all the files into a folder in your iTunes folder
3. In iTunes, go to "File / Add folder to library" and add that folder to your library

Then you can put the album on your iPod/iPhone or just play it on the computer.

A great recording to start with for kids is Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by James Baldwin.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Librivox audiobooks. Some of my favorite free audiobooks for kids: Treasure Island, The Wizard of Oz, and Anne of Green Gables. It's not from Librivox, but another good free legal audiobook for kids is The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.


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