Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Audio Books

I love audio books, especially for long car trips. I went looking today for some books for the kids to listen to and came across LibriVox. The site has audio recordings of a multitude of classic works. The goal is to get all works that are public domain recorded and have the recordings available, public domain. In my short visit, I found the works of Jane Austen (GOODY!) Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Edith Wharton, and Charles Dickens, to name a few. Maybe everyone else already knew about this, but it is a gold mine for me. I am so excited, not only to find books for the kids, but to have some new listening while I walk!

If you are looking for audio recordings you should also check out Lit2Go from the University of South Florida. They have some great offerings as well, broken out by grade level. Their website also has materials to go with the audio, including the text. The audio recordings are available not only on their website, but also on iTunes, which is where I first found them.

Do you have a good source for audio books? Please share!

1 comment:

Beverly said...

I prefer to listen audio books on my car stereo...