8 Best Places to Download Audio Books Online ...


Download Audio Books and you suddenly have tons of time to read – or to listen, at least!

While I'm a huge supporter of the written word, because I love the smell and texture of books, there are occasions when a Kindle book works better for me, or when I download audio books so I can keep my hands free.

They come in handy so often, like on those endless car rides where the radio sucks, you're tired of all your CDs, and you don't really want to talk.

I've put together a list of the best places to download audio books online, some of which have free services!

1. the Audio Bookstore

It was tempting to begin this list with Amazon as the best place to download audio books but, as you'll see, it's further down the list.

I like the Audio Bookstore best because of its versatility (it promises compatibility with more than 500 devices), its selection (you download more than 85,000 audio books, and there are CDs to buy as well), and its prices.

Typically, right now, it costs about $7.49 to download an audio book!

2. Books Should Be Free

With a name like that, there was no way I couldn't include this site.

Now, it's not perfect, but when you find a free site, you can't always expect perfection.2

For one thing, this only applies to books under public domain – and hey, that's cool.3

You can get a lot of classics, and there's an impressive selection.

What bothers me is that it's only available in certain formats – you can only download books here if you've got an iPad, an iTunes account, or an mp3 player.

Sure, that's most of us these days, but it's still pretty limited.

3. Audible

This is another place to download audio books where you have to pay – but, again, if you sign up with an account, most books are only $7.49, and many of them are free.2

Like The Audio Bookstore, the collection spans more than 85,000 selections and the books will work for all major lit-tronics, as well as for a wide variety of more obscure mp3 players.

It also keeps up an impressive list of new selections.

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