Posted by: Paula Lenox | July 29, 2010


Making public domain books (works not covered by copyright) free in audio format is the goal of LibriVox since 2005.  Volunteers record chapters of books which are released to the public for free.   Students can listen to the files on the computer or it can be put on an mp3 player. Some of  the work you can find include authors such as Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe or James Joyce,  and Jane Austen, to name just a few.

Why audio books?  Encourage the reluctant reader to become immersed in literature, or assist students with reading difficulties, comprehension issues or vision problems who might need the extra assistance provided by audio books.

If you enjoy reading, have students who need encouraged to try new types of literature or just want a change of pace take a look at LibriVox.  If you are passionate about reading, and want to share your talents, join their team and volunteer to read some chapters.


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