My sister recommended a site to me :

From their site:


LibriVox is a hope, an experiment, and a question: can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to help bring books in the public domain to life through podcasting?

LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net (podcast, catalog, and bit torrent). We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.

We get most of our texts from Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive hosts our audio files.

The LibriVox Objective

Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet.


Example of listing to Darwin's Origin of Species:

There is a place where you can look at the categories of available genres. Under philosophy are works by Descarte and Russell for instance. If you travel a lot or have periods where you can take advantage of doing something that allows audio listening at the same time this a fantastic source. Download the book(s) and copy & paste into a portable MP-3 player and you're ready to go.

At some point in time it would be great to get some participation in the entry of some of the more respected works on the subject of atheism/agnosticism. 

This could become a valuable tool to further the dissemination of knowledge held by freethinkers. 

What are your thoughts?

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I've used Librivox before, and I really like it. Information should be free, with no restrictions what so ever. You should never not be learning something, and audio books are the perfect format to live by this. Plug in a book, be it fiction or science, it doesn't matter, and go about your day. This is the best way, in my opinion, to spend any day.

Sites like LibriVox are what makes the Web truly one of the greatest inventions ever to come our way. It would be a wonderful way for those visually-impaired to participate in what would otherwise be unavailable.

Thanks Ed. Here is another good site for FREE courses.

I used to listen to LibreVox MP3s in the car all the time, starting in 2010 or so, but have tapered off since working my way through what they had of the public domain authors on this list; Mark Twain, Jules Verne, Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Johnathan Swift, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert Louis Stephenson, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, Victor Hugo, and Jack London.

I originally kept what I downloaded but started deleting them after realizing there was no need: they're all out there if I ever want them again.

You also have another great public resource to take advantage of: your public library system. You can borrow most books on audio CD. I like this even better than LibreVox. I can't keep them, but I can borrow them whenever I want, which is a worthwhile trade-off for the better selection.


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