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Free Audio Books Online - How to Find and Use Them

By Edited Mar 15, 2014 0 0

There can be no doubt that we live in a digital age. We don't even have to "read" anything anymore. We can just listen. Finding free audio books online can be easy, and there are so many of them out there that you could find yourself listening for a lifetime! I this article, I will show you how and where you can find free audio books online and how to use them.

Finding Them

If you do a search on the web, and you will find plenty of places that offer free audio books online. Some of the best offers can be found on sites like audible.com, who will give you a new bestseller for free just for trying their service. You can sign up for free audiobooks downloads, get your book, and cancel if you like.

There are also several other sites that offer free audiobooks downloads. Many sites now let you listen to books that are old and out of copyright. These are classic, great titles that you may have grown up reading, and now you can listen to them for nothing!

Also, sometimes authors or publishers will offer free mp3 audio downloads as a part of some type of promotion to sell their latest title. Sometimes authors just simply give away free audio books online of their own work because they either want people to have the knowledge or they want people to join their mailing list so they can possibly sell them something later. In these cases, why not go ahead and sign up? All you have to do is opt out of their list later if you want, and if you like their free audio books online, you might want to hear what else they have to sell later. Librivox is a site that offers free audio books online for many, many titles.

Sometimes, you might find free streaming audiobooks online. In other words, you can listen to books, but you cannot download them. This is not a bad deal either if you have the time to listen. People often put their products in this format in order to prevent users from giving away their free audio books online, because they are copyrighted material to others without purchasing.

There are a lot of specialty websites that offer free audio books online as well. The first that comes to mind is Christian free audio books online. Do a search for that term and you will find all kinds of sites that offer these. Typically, the authors have allowed the free mp3 audio downloads because they want to spread their message and feel it would be wrong to charge for it. If you are looking for someone or something specific, search free audio books online in that niche and you can probably find someone out there with free audio books online in the genre.

Maybe you cannot find your free audio books online. You can also go offline to find them. Check out sites such as craigslist to see if anyone is giving them away. You might also find them cheap. Also, look in your local classifieds to see if there are any garage sales going on.

Using Them

Once you have acquired your free audio books online, now of course, you are going to want to listen to the books! If you are "old school," you can burn them to a CD and put them in your CD player. Otherwise, there are several ways to listen to your free audiobooks downloads, but one thing you will need regardless is a good audio book player.

Your computer should have an audio book player built into it. It is typically simply the same program you use to listen to music. Sometimes you may want to listen to books on your computer, but more often than not you are going to want to take them with you. In that case, you need some type of portable mp3 player, of which you have an unbelievably wide selection.

Listening to your free audio books that you got online on the go is as easy as adding them to your music playlist on your device and pressing play, just like you would a good song. Your free audio books from online can also be put on your smart phone if you have such a device, as most of these – iphones, android phones, windows mobile phones, etc – will have some type of program built into them that allows you to listen easily.

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If you don't have an audio book player from which to play your free audio books you got online, there are an amazing amount of them to choose from. Just search "audio book player" and you will see what I mean. In fact, there has probably never been a better time than now to get both – free audio books online and the devices to listen to them.

Since so many new audio book players have come out in the past few years, there is an unbelievable amount of them to choose from. You might even find one for nothing if a friend has an extra one sitting around simply because they decided to upgrade. If not, the same principles apply as with finding free audio books online – do a search, check places like craigslist, etc.

If you are listening to free streaming audiobooks online, you just need to use whatever program your computer has installed for music to listen. Then, make sure you have some good speakers or some good headphones – your free audio books online will not do you any good if you can't hear them! This holds true with your smartphone or audio book player as well.

Listening to books has never been easier. You might not always find the exact title you are looking for, at least not for free, but I bet if you look hard enough, you can find free audio books online that are related and that you want to listen to. Now, go out and find some and start listening!



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