Free audio books? Well it’s amazing what’s available. Contemporary and classic titles that you can hear and dive into where ever you are. You can listen to them at home, while walking on the way to school or work in your car or on public transport.

Here’s a shortcut to a few good sources for free audio books.

All You Can Books

All You Can Books gives you unlimited access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the free trial period and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel..

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The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for free for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just one book, All You Can Book offer you unlimited audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please.

Itunes – Audiobooks – free classic audiobook

Thousands of free audiobooks await you on itunes. Whether you're stuck in traffic, powering through your workout, doing housework or cramming for an English test — Audiobooks puts the most beloved audiobooks at your finger tips.

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Now with Apple Watch support! You can now control the playback of your audiobooks right from your wrist. Easily select from books in your library, switch chapters, or control playback. The included Glance view (accessible from the Apple Watch's clock) shows you the currently playing book and how far you are in the current chapter.

Or if you don't have time for an audiobook you can listen to a Podcast instead. Podcasts are like your own personalized radio station, proving a steady stream of topical, fun episodes to enjoy.

Features include:

- Thousands  free Audiobooks for you to choose from
- A large collection of Podcasts to enjoy
- Offline download perfect for your commute or holiday
- Background and AirPlay enabled playback
- Dark Mode to be kind on your eyes at night
- Fully customisable Sleep Timer.

Open Culture

This is my personal favorite! Aside from the classic books there are the classic narrators that make this collection of audio books extra special, names such as Orson Welles, Sir John Gieguld, Thomas Hardy, Sir Laurence Olivier, William Burroughs, and others are among the readers.

I could honestly spend the next twenty years going through their collection. There’s also some great women authors in there, like Jane Austen, Emily Dickenson, Charlotte Bronte and others but unfortunately not many female narrators.

Here's their rave:

"Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Below, you'll find great works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more. Also please see our related collection:800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices.

Vision Australia

Vision Australian is not available to the general public but they are worth listing this not for profit organisation for those people with a vision disability.

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Vision Australia are renowned for the amazing work they do for vision impaired Australians. Those who qualify can have their Secondary and Tertiary course materials read to them. Over the decades the service has expanded to the general public.