Author Topic: Rec: OpenCulture.com for free audio books, ebooks, textbooks  (Read 1616 times)

eveline

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Rec: OpenCulture.com for free audio books, ebooks, textbooks
« on: February 04, 2016, 02:11:00 PM »
It's a wonderful site. I just started a long commute to work, and I am not going to pay for audio book subscriptions that give me one book a month. I can listen to a novel in about 3 days based on my commute. So, I found this. Classics to guide you through modern life.

http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks

Watch the destruction on Pompeii

http://www.openculture.com/2016/02/watch-the-destruction-of-pompeii-by-mount-vesuvius-re-created-with-computer-animation-79-ad.html

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Re: Rec: OpenCulture.com for free audio books, ebooks, textbooks
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2016, 11:39:34 AM »
Cool! Here's another. Their mission: "To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet."
https://librivox.org

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Re: Rec: OpenCulture.com for free audio books, ebooks, textbooks
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 12:26:27 PM »
Nice find!

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Re: Rec: OpenCulture.com for free audio books, ebooks, textbooks
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 12:32:23 PM »
I LOVE librovox, and many people have uploaded their works to Youtube. If you have a good reading voice, please consider volunteering. A good reader makes a phenomenal difference.

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Re: Rec: OpenCulture.com for free audio books, ebooks, textbooks
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 01:41:31 PM »
My local library allows checkout of audiobooks through the "Overdrive" app - I've listened to quite a few books for free through the library!
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Re: Rec: OpenCulture.com for free audio books, ebooks, textbooks
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 07:47:37 PM »
My local library allows checkout of audiobooks through the "Overdrive" app - I've listened to quite a few books for free through the library!

I listen to Overdrive constantly.  I didn't know about LibriVox!