Audio books may not offer the timeless look, feel and smell (oh, the sweet smell of freshly printed leaflets!) of regular books, but they certainly present their own unique set of advantages – They’re lightweight (actually, they’re weightless!), they’re portable, they eliminate dangerous paper cuts, they’re compact, and, best of all, you can typically find a good selection of audio books that are a lot cheaper than their printed counterparts – oftentimes free!

Take a look at this list of the 100 best free audio books – we bet you’ll find some worthy of your attention:

100 Best Must-Hear Audio books That Won’t Cost You a Penny

Where to Find the Best Free Audiobooks

Now that you know which audio books to look for, where can you find more like them? There are surprisingly many sites making a killing on handing out free audio books, but we’ve found several gems you should check out first:

Lit2Go

Lit2Go specializes in classic stories and poems that reside within the public domain.

Free Classic Audiobooks

Here you can find most of the familiar classics in mp3 format.

Librivox

From classic works to translations in a slew of other languages, Librivox offers a huge selection of free audio books to download.

Loyal Books

Besides of the most beloved classics, you can also find a large selection of hard-to-find or out-of-print books, along with titles from lesser known writers.

Storynory

Hearing a story is a great way to encourage your child’s love of reading, especially when you aren’t available to read it to them yourself. Storynory has a lot of original titles you can’t find anywhere else.

Learn Out Loud

Dedicated to all things educational, you can find some valuable self-help and other nonfiction resources, free for the listening.

OpenCulture

Currently boasting over 900 free audio books, you can find a good variety of classic literature and poems.

Scribl

Formerly known as Podiobooks, you can find a worldwide variety of novels, short stories, essays, and series.

Kiddie Records

Reminiscent of the books-on-record days, this site is dedicated to providing a look (and sound) back to a classic form of children’s storytelling, but with a modern, digital vibe.

Mind Webs

This old-time radio series from the 1970s through the 90s has been converted to a digital audio format for your enjoyment.

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