Public Domain eAudio Websites

Free Audio - Listen Online or Download

This is a list of links to eAudiobooks, podcasts, and media on the World Wide Web.  These internet sites provide access to materials in the public domain - books that are not under copyright, and-or new audio provided free as podcasts.  These sites are not part of the Library.  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. 


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.

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. 

Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind
A fine, long list of fiction and nonfiction podcasts gathered for you by OpenCulture.

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.

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