Audio books can be downloaded from the Internet, purchased in acim bookstore or borrowed from libraries. They come in a variety of formats: CD, cassette and as a download to a computer or MP3 player. There are free audio book sites, rental audio books sites and clubs where you need to be a member to download audio books.
The Website Audible.com is a membership site that offers many benefits. The members can choose 1 digital audio book each month for up to 75% savings from regular retail prices. They also receive a free audio download each week. Members are offered daily discounts and member only exclusive offers. The site boasts of World-class Customer Service. They have two plans to choose from: Platinum and Gold.
AudioBooksForFree.com is a MP3 file audio book site. Registration is free, but membership is $100 USD per year. Categories are children, animal, train tales, fairy tales, and serials, grown up books, science arts, Christian books, jokes, poetry and songs.
Audiobooks.org features free books such as Robinson Crusoe, A Tale Of Two Cities and a Christmas Carol. They also have free samples and links to other publishers and sellers and to itunes. You can download the iTunes player right on the site, should you need to do so.
LearnOutLoud.com is a Website where you can find free audio books for business, on religion, self-development, sports and hobbies, travel, technology, science, politics, literature, history and many other categories. They have a free audio book of the month, a main catalog page, a free directory of audio books, and they can offer recommendations based on your selection history and registration. They also list free resources on their site including a directory of other free audio and video learning sites
The simplyaudiobooks.com site is where you can rent audio books, download audio books or buy them right on the site. There is a DL club List, and audio book club, audio books on CD and Talking Books for Kids (a selection of audio books geared for young kids to entertain them and provide audible learning.
Jiggerbug.com is another Audio Book Rental Club where you can enjoy unlimited audio book rentals every book with free shipping and awesome customer service.
spokenalliance.com has just about everything you could want in audio book selection. They have free audio books, unabridged audio books, downloadable MP3 audio books, and free audio books. They have sections on featured audio books, new audio books, tv and film audio books and every category of audio book imaginable. This is not a membership site, so no member fee. They do have a Newsletter to keep customers informed of new additions to the site. They have a Buying Guide, and instructions on how to download to a MP3 player, how to burn a CD, and how to download to your iPod.
Blish.com is a huge audio book site that has a category for every book taste. The categories include: antiques, careers, children’s, classic literature, cooking and food, current events, crime, drama, economics, education, essays, fantasy, fiction, finance, folklore, foreign language, government, health and fitness just to name a few. Blish makes it easy for customers to download right from the site.