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1000 Free Audio Books on MP3

1000 New Free Audio Book from LibriVox

Along with it being our fifth anniversary, we have also reached out 1000th Free Resource of the Day Email. And for this free resource we wanted to do something special, so we've just added 1000 new free audio books from LibriVox. LibriVox.org is a great site which brings together volunteers to read books in the public domain that they then offer as free audio book downloads on MP3.

The last time we added titles from LibriVox was over two years ago and since then they have grown enormously with over 2500 titles now available. We sifted through all their audio books and picked out the best titles based on literary merit, quality of narration, and how interesting they sounded. The narrators and recording quality have definitely improved with great new readers like Cori Samuel and Mike Vendetti. For many of the major classics they have multiple versions now so we've chosen what sounds like the best edition. We've also added the podcast feeds of the all audio books so you can listen to and download them all through our site. To download zips, subscribe through iTunes, get the eBooks, see chapter headings, and more click on the links over to LibriVox.

Before you dive in please note that LibriVox is calling for donations to help them with the operating costs of their site so please do if you're able to. We've kicked off our contributions with a $100 donation. Keep LibriVox alive by donating today:

Donate to LibriVox

Now you can browse over 1100 LibriVox titles on LearnOutLoud.com:

All LibriVox Titles on LearnOutLoud with 1000 New Titles

Among the 1000 new audio books there are 150 free audio books specifically for kids. All these new free audio books for kids can be found in our Kids Free Stuff Section:

Kids Free Stuff Section with 150 New Free Audio Books from LibriVox

And here are some of the great new audio books we've added by category:

Biographies:

Mozart: The Man and the Artist as Revealed in His Own Words by Friedrich Kerst

The World I Live In by Helen Keller

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington

Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography

Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer

The Life of St. Teresa by St. Teresa of Avila

History:

A Short History of the United States by Edward Channing

A Short History of England by G.K. Chesterton

Herodotus' Histories, Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard

Literature:

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

John Barleycorn or Alcoholic Memoirs by Jack London

Walking by Henry David Thoreau

The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

The Aeneid by Virgil

2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

A Room with a View by E.M. Forster

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence

The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Candide by Voltaire

Poems of William Blake

Dubliners by James Joyce

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Philosophy:

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

The Sayings of Confucius

Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Introduction to The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Discourse on the Method by Rene Descartes

The Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant

The Joyful Wisdom, or The Gay Science by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein

Essays, First Series and Essays, Second Series by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Religion & Spirituality:

The Tree of Wisdom by Nagarjuna

In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do? by Charles M. Sheldon

The People's Idea of God by Mary Baker Eddy

The Large Catechism by Martin Luther

Conceptions of Divine Love by St. Teresa of Avila

The Golden Bough by James Frazer

Bhagavad Gita Translated by Sir Edwin Arnold

The Meaning of the Glorious Koran

Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg

The Bahai Revelation by Thornton Chase

The Story of Mormonism by James E. Talmage

Mysticism: A Study in Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness by Evelyn Underhill

Twentieth Century New Testament

Science:

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin

The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry by M. M. Pattison Muir

The Outline of Science by J. Arthur Thomson

Philosophy and Fun of Algebra by Mary Everest Boole

Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein

Curiosities of the Sky by Garrett Serviss

Self Development:

Supreme Personality by Delmer Eugene Croft

A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers

Mental Efficiency by Arnold Bennett

The Power of Concentration by Theron Q. Dumont

The Secret of Dreams by Yacki Raizizun

A Guide to Men: Being Encore Reflections of a Bachelor Girl by Helen Rowland

How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Bennett

And this is just scratching the surface of what we've added! Enjoy 1000 new free resources as we reach Free Resource Email #1000! Thank you LibriVox!

All LibriVox Titles on LearnOutLoud with 1000 New Titles

5 Years of Learning Out Loud

It's been five years since we officially launched LearnOutLoud.com on March 1st, 2005. We've seen audio & video learning explode with thousands of great new audio books, podcasts, and videos being created and popping up across the world wide web. The audio learning revolution continues to grow as more people are taking advantage of their commutes, their workouts, and other times when their brain is free to learn out loud. We've certainly learned a lot over the course of the past five years and we hope you have too. Our passion for learning has only grown as we've strived to be the Web's primary destination for audio & video learning. We want to thank you so much for joining us in this journey of lifelong learning. We promise you amazing learning resources in the years to come.

Sincerely,
The LearnOutLoud Team
(Jon, David, Seth, & the rest of our crew!)

From E-Magazine #1: LOL Philosophy

Introduction to the LearnOutLoud.com Philosophy


Hi there, I just want to take a minute to personally welcome you to our first LearnOutLoud.com E-Magazine. If you find you don't have the time to read every book you've been meaning to, or you want to bone up on a subject you've become enamored with, we are the resource you've been looking for.

We don't just offer a catalog of audio books; we want to change the very concept of learning itself. Education is no longer restricted to the domain of the classroom or the study hall. Imagine the freedom of learning to speak fluent German on your way to work, or listening to the wisdom of the Dalai Lama while you exercise. The time will come when everyone will be able to learn whatever they want, wherever they want, and it isn't some futuristic fantasy. While bringing LearnOutLoud.com to life, we've discovered that great audio programs on every subject you can conceive of are currently waiting to be heard. If you want to enrich your life in ways you never thought possible, let LearnOutLoud.com show you just how easy it is.

-Jon Bischke
CEO/Founder, LearnOutLoud.com

You can check out the dozens of E-Magazines we've sent out over the past years. These newsletters feature new titles we're offering, great free resources and podcasts, and many other interesting audio learning articles. We've collected all of our past newsletters in one place for you to browse:

Browse LearnOutLoud.com's E-Magazine Archive

We plan to update this E-Magazine Archive very soon with all the latest E-Magazines from the past year.

LearnOutLoud.com Inventory at Year 5

Here's a quick inventory of the resources we currently have after five years:

25,000 Titles in Our Catalog

10,000 Audio Books for Sale in Our Sale Section

5,000 Audio Downloads for Sale in Our Downloads Section

3,000 Free Audio & Video Titles in Our Free Directory

2,000 Hand-Picked Educational Podcasts in Our Podcast Directory

2,000 Titles Published Through Our TeachOutLoud Service

1,500 Titles in Our Kids Catalog

Hopefully we can double these numbers in the coming year!


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