Listening to books is entirely different experience than conventional style reading. To listen to a book, you need an audio book. An audiobook is a voice recording of the content of a book that you can listen to on your MP3 player, computer or smart devices such as phone and tablets.
The interesting thing is that you can listen to audiobooks anywhere, anytime without keeping hard copies of that books. You can play an audio book even in your car or on a jogging track with your iPod.
There are millions of audiobooks (or talking books) available for free on the internet. They are available on public domains so you can download and use without any fear of legal issues.
You can also buy exclusive books from online digital stores.
Most of the libraries are now hosts audiobooks online for downloads. If you have a library card of your local library, then you can easily access audio books collection.
Digital Audiobook Formats
Normally, we used audiobooks on audio players, smart devices such as Smartphone, tablets, or iPod etc. So they are normally in one of the following audio formats:
- WMA (Windows Media Audio)
- AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
Usually, online digital stores offer audio books in several formats. Before purchasing or downloading the books, please make sure you know the supported format for your device.
Best Online Resources for Audio Books
There are a lot of sites that provide free and paid audioboks. Most of the websites hosts books on public domains, so you can download for your personal library without any hesitation. Here’s list of few resources.
Apple’s iBooks App is a prime source of audiobooks for iOS users. You can download the app from iTunes for your iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac computer.
A huge collection of auiobooks is available on Audible.com. You can subscribe to get the nice range of audiobooks for your Android or iOS devices.
Download and listen to your favorite audiobooks read by reliable volunteers from all over the world. The Project Gutenberg site is a nice place to search your dream books online.
Amazon.com Audiobooks section offers thousands of books for your digital library. You can buy audiobooks from the great authors.
Booktopia Audio Books is one the largest digital audio store in Australia. You can buy books
Audio Books section of Booktopia is another nice place for audiobooks. Homepage featured audio CD’s, trending audiobooks, and books for kids.