Public Domain eAudio Websites


This is a list of links to eAudiobooks and Audio Media on the World Wide Web.  These internet sites provide access to eMedia in the public domain.  Please note that the Humboldt County Library and its staff are not responsible for the content found on any of these sites.


Archive Audiobooks
The audiobooks section of Archive links to various collections of fiction and nonfiction, plays and poetry.  Some of these are read in machine voices, others by humans. 


Librivox 
An extensive list of classics and other audio books for adults and children, read by volunteers.  The books include fiction in all genres, nonfiction, plays and poetry, Bibles, etc.  Following the interests of the readers, the lists also include many nonfiction subjects not usually found in commercial audiobook recordings, such as crafts, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, and literary criticism.


Lit2go
A free online collection of older stories and poems in mp3 audiobook format.  Because this site was developed as a resource for teachers, there are a number of additional, optional features.  Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material.
 Reading levels are included (by grade level.) An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each work. 


Poetry Archive
A large collection of poetry by published and classic poets, in audio format, sometimes read in the author's own voice.


Public Radio Podcasts
Podcasts from NPR including the TED Radio Hour, news, science, interviews, arts, and more.


Storytelling Podcasts
Intended for adults, podcasts collected from everywhere, by iPodder, the website which lists "hand-picked, peer-reviewed podcasts that you can count on for quality information and entertainment."

Thought Audio
Thoughtful audio books ranging from Lewis Carroll and H.G. Wells to Saki, Gandhi, and Nietsche.