NMHSCU--Webresource: Free Audio Books
Posted by: "Tabitha Orr" firstname.lastname@example.org mtandg
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:04 am (PST)
AudioBooksForFree.com, allows you to download novels as Mp3 files. As
with music pulled from services such as Napster, users can listen to
cyber books on devices ranging from portable Mp3 music players to
mobile phones and personal computers.
There is a catch, however. Electronic bookworms who use the site will
have to suffer advertising between chapters. The service operators
promise advertising will not exceed 5 per cent of the length of the
book. Children's stories have no advertising.
Categories on offer range from science fiction to spy thrillers and
From the LIFE of FL Yahoo Group:
Acoustic liberation of books in the public domain
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and
release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all
public domain books available as free audio books.
Podiobooks: Free, serialized books on demandhttp://podiobooks.com/
Listeners to Podiobooks.com <http://podiobooks.com/
> can choose to receive
the episodes of
their books via an RSS feed or by listening to episodes by directly
downloading episodes from this site. Some listeners keep the audio
files on their computers, some transfer the book to CD, but most
transfer the file on to their mp3 player so they can listen no matter
where they are.
Why are the books on Podiobooks.com <http://podiobooks.com/
> free of charge?
Many authors do
this to get exposure for their work, others do it in the hopes you'll
buy their next work in development. Still others simply do it for the
sheer joy of writing. And while it's not required, you have the option
to donate money to the author of your choice. When you consider that
audio books run usually 50% more than their hardcover counterparts...
we hope you'll be generous. Authors receive 75% of all the proceeds
from the donations from listeners. The smaller portion goes to the
maintenance and upkeep of Podiobooks.com <http://podiobooks.com/