Free Summer Listening With LibriVox
It is summer and it is a great time to catch up on all the literature you've been wanting to read. If you're taking trips or loading up your iPod to go to the beach, then you may want to check out LibriVox:
Over 160 Free Audio Books From LibriVox
Over 50 Free Audio Books For Kids
In case you haven't heard of them yet, LibriVox brings together volunteers to read books in the public domain which they offer as free audio book downloads on MP3. At LearnOutLoud we've culled the best of best from this massive audio book resource.
One great thing about LibriVox is that they've put almost all of their audio books onto RSS feeds. This enables you to stream and download the files right from LearnOutLoud.com as a podcast. Also on LibriVox's site they feature one-click subscriptions into iTunes for their audio books.
So take a gander and grab an audio book for your portable audio device. Get smart and have fun with free summer listening from LibriVox!
Blackstone Audiobooks Literature Downloads
Now for some people who aren't as fond of the volunteer-narrated literature and are seeking a professional voice to speak the word check out:
Blackstone Audiobook Downloads
We're now featuring over 50 of their audio books on MP3 download. These classic unabridged recordings are narrated by some of the best voices in the audio book business.
If you're going to be investing 18 hours and 45 minutes this summer listening to Dicken's Great Expectations or 11 hours and 30 minutes taking in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, you might just want a seasoned voice actor to take you through it. We'll leave it up to you.
2007 Audie Award Winners
The Audie Awards took place on June 1st in New York City. For those of you who've not heard of the Audies, they are basically the Oscars for audio books. You can check out our full blog post on the 2007 winners here:
2007 Audie Award Winners Blog Post
Here are some highlights of the winners which we offer through LearnOutLoud.com:
Audiobook of the Year
Inspired by...The Bible Experience: New Testament
Narrator: Denzel Washington, Blair Underwood, Angela Bassett, Juanita Bynum, Shirley Caesar, Kirk Franklin and more
To Kill a Mockingbird
Publisher: Caedmon Audio
Author: Harper Lee
Narrator: Sissy Spacek
For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend
Publisher: Tantor Media
Author: Patricia B. McConnell
Narrator: Ellen Archer
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Author: Frank McCourt
Narrator: Frank McCourt
The Long Tail
Publisher: Hyperion Audiobooks
Author: Chris Anderson
Narrator: Christopher Nissley
This I Believe: Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Editors: Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
Narrator: Bill Gates, Martha Graham, et al.
More Features for Kids.LearnOutLoud.com
Last month we were very excited to launch Kids.LearnOutLoud.com. Now we've added some more features to help you find the kid's audio learning resources you're looking for.
You can now Browse by Age. These are the age groups you can browse by:
Ages 8 & Under
You can now search within the Kids.LearnOutLoud.com section. Also you'll see featured titles in the Kids Catalog section. Hope these help you find great audio learning resources on: