Great Audio Books For Summer

Great Audio Books For Summer

Great Fiction for Summer

Listen to great fiction this summer, including some of the all-time greatest literature you might've never had a chance to read. We're featuring a lot of classics of contemporary literature on audio download now. Load them up on your portable audio player and take them with you on your trip, to the beach, or anywhere:

Contemporary Literature Audio Downloads

Here are some of the classics of contemporary literature we now feature on audio download:

16 Audio Book Downloads by Ernest Hemingway

5 Audio Book Downloads by William Faulkner

Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Read by the Author)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley (Winner of the 1977 Pulitzer Prize)

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Beloved by Toni Morrison (Read by the Author)

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Enjoy these modern classics!

Art Masterpieces

LearnOutLoud.com presents our featured audio book of the month for June:

Art Masterpieces

This audio book features selections of writings by authors and art historians covering some of the greatest works of Western painting, including Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Michelangelo's The Last Judgment, Rembrandt van Rijns' The Night Watch, and many more.

Twenty-two paintings are covered in this collection and each MP3 file covers a painting and has a high quality image of the art work embedded into it (which can be viewed in iTunes). Also included in this collection is a supplemental PDF which features images of all 22 paintings.

This audio book is well narrated by Antonia Bath and is a great way to introduce yourself to the masterpieces of painting as you explore the history of art from the Renaissance to the Modern era.

Download Art Masterpieces today.

Classic Literature Downloads

LearnOutLoud.com is pleased to now be offering almost the complete catalog of classic literature from the publisher NAXOS AudioBooks on MP3 Download. Along with their classic fiction, modern classics, Shakespeare dramatizations, and poetry, we're also featuring many of their nonfiction titles covering history, religion, and biographies. Also most of their titles feature music from the NAXOS classical music catalog. Listening to these audio books is an excellent way to experience the great works of literature.

Browse Over 350 NAXOS Classic Literature Downloads

Here's some of the classic titles we're offering on download:

Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes (abridged)
Great Poets of the Romantic Age by William Blake, William Wordsworth, and more
Hamlet: John Gielgud's Classic 1948 Recording by William Shakespeare
The Odyssey by Homer
Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence

And here's some downloadable titles geared towards a younger audience:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Grimm's Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm
The Story of Jesus by David Angus
Tales from the Greek Legends by Edward Ferrie

And here's a few of their contemporary literature offerings:
After the Quake by Haruki Murakami
The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
The History of the World Cup, 1930-2002 by Brian Glanville
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

In the coming weeks we will be adding NAXOS AudioBooks entire catalog including hundreds more audio titles on MP3 download. We'll keep you updated! Enjoy!

Here are some of the highlights from their library which we've recently added:

Ancient & Medieval Classics:
-The Aeneid by Virgil
-The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
-The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
-The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
-The Iliad by Homer

Shakespeare Dramatizations:
-Hamlet by William Shakespeare
-King Lear by William Shakespeare
-King Richard III by William Shakespeare
-The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Classics for Kids:
-Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
-Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
-Famous Americans in History by Barnaby Chesterman
-Grimm's Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm
-Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
-Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
-The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

Unabridged Classics:
-Dubliners by James Joyce
-Emma by Jane Austen
-Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
-The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Nonfiction Titles:
-A Guide to Wine by Julian Curry
-The History of English Literature by Perry Keenlyside
-The History of Opera by Richard Fawkes
-They Saw It Happen
-Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Here's some of the new classic titles we're offering on download:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Unabridged) by Mark Twain
The Essential Dylan Thomas by Dylan Thomas
Great Expectations (Unabridged) by Charles Dickens
Great Poets: W.B. Yeats by William Butler Yeats
The Hound of the Baskervillesby Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
The Odyssey (Unabridged) by Homer
Othello by William Shakespeare
Paradise Lost (Unabridged) by John Milton
The Prophet & the Wanderer by Khalil Gibran
Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Spiritual Verses: Masnavi-Ye Ma'navi, Book 1 by Rumi
The Trial (Unabridged) by Franz Kafka
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

And here's some more downloadable titles geared towards a younger audience:

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table by Benedict Flynn
Thumbelina and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Famous People in History II by Nicolas Soames

And here's a few of their other offerings that may be of interest:

Ancient Greek Philosophy: An Introduction by Hugh Griffith
Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
Classics: A Very Short Introduction by Mary Beard
Introducing Postmodernism by Richard Appignanesi
The Life and Works of Beethoven by Jeremy Siepmann
The Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Perry Keenlyside
Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction by Edward Craig

We could go on pointing out the great offerings from NAXOS, but why don't you take a look for yourself:

Browse Over 350 NAXOS Classic Literature Downloads