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Published October 27th 2012
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I love books and am proud to say I have perused several books in my short life. However, like many other I drifted towards reading shorter things like newspapers and magazines rather than a full-size book. Reading a proper book was no longer an item filling my daily schedules.

However, while searching for a means to alleviate my 3 hour long daily commute to work, I discovered the joy of audiobooks. My first audiobook was Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I found myself focusing with all my attention on the voice of the reader, smiling at trivial details, frowning at others and completely absorbed in the spoken words. My mind was entirely concentrating on the voice of the reader. I discovered I was hooked, to audiobooks.

Reading a book is great but listening to it is even better and this may be attributed to the fact that listening is a more primal act than reading which was introduced much later in the history of human civilization.

My love for audiobooks soon led me to embarking on a journey searching for free audiobooks. My search led to some terrific websites and my love for audiobooks soon blossomed to an eternal passion. Please find below a concise list of my discoveries.

1. Check out Librivox

This website is a gold mine of free audio-books. Ranging from fiction to non-fiction, from romantic to drama, from adventures to horror, this website stocks audiobooks on an extensive range of genres and has been designed to appeal to all including the ones with indecisive streaks. With over 6000 audiobooks in their library, Librivox is committed to keep its patrons forever entertained. And all these audiobooks are for free!

The readers are often quite talented and superb and will lead you to the world of the respective books with their dramatic and versatile voices. Audiobooks make ideal companions for all occasions. You can also take advantage of the free Librivox App available in Android and Iphone.

Go wild or go slow and start downloading today by going here.

2. Browse Audible
This website is a book-lovers paradise with audiobooks on almost all imaginable genres. Audible boasts an extensive book library with 100,000 plus audiobooks in its stock. Unfortunately, these audiobooks are not free. However, as an act of generosity and in a bid to attract new members Audible offers a free 30 day trial along with the option to download one free audiobook.

Check out this website, enjoy the free 30 day trial and get the free audiobook. And if you find yourself falling in love with this amazing website then paid membership is only a click away. Find out more here.

3. Maintain constant vigilance
If you love audio-books and do not wish to pay for them, then maintain a watchful eye for free audiobooks in various freebies and bargain websites. Namely, ozbargain and freesampleasutralia are some of the premiere Australian websites which sometimes offer free audiobooks for the enjoyment of the general public.

You can choose to subscribe to these websites and they will notify you when free audiobooks along with other freebies become available.

Books should be free for all and this article is an endeavour to bring to you the option of obtaining free audiobooks.

Happy downloading and happy reading!
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your library is worth checking out. Brisbane libraries have free audiobooks online.
by nicme (score: 0|8) 2242 days ago
The following website is a great link to access free Libravox audiobooks:
by Joy (score: 3|1904) 2241 days ago
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