June 22, 2020

Top 400 Librivox Audio Books from the Past Five Years


As we prepare to add thousands of new free titles to our LearnOutLoud Free Audio & Video Learning Directory, we took a deep dive into Librivox.org to pick out over 400 great new audio books that they’ve recorded over the past five years. The volunteer narrators at Librivox have now recorded over 14,000 free titles since 2005! It’s a little overwhelming to try to go through them all. We’ve tried to pick out the most interesting and best narrated audio books they have to offer. Currently on our site we have 3,300 of their titles which we’ve selected that you can browse on their publisher page here:

3,300 of the Best Librivox Audio Books on LearnOutLoud.com

Now we’ve thoroughly browsed the audio books they’ve recorded in the past five years and picked out an additional 400 audio books we’ll be adding to our site soon. Along with these 400 audio books, we’ve also updated many of the existing audio books on our site with better narrations of dozens of titles. For now here are the over 400 titles that we’ll be adding soon. Right now we’re linking directly to Librivox for them and we’ve sorted them according to our categories below:

Arts & Entertainment Audio Books:

Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci
Lectures on Painting by Edward Armitage
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Edgar James Banks
George Frideric Handel by Herbert Francis Peyser
Beethoven and His Nine Symphonies by Pitts Sanborn
Tchaikovsky and His Orchestral Music by Louis Biancolli
Johann Sebastian Bach by Herbert Francis Peyser
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Herbert Francis Peyser
Stories From Wagner by J. Walker McSpadden

Biography Audio Books:

Mark Twain: His Life and Work by William M. Clemens
Mark Twain: The Complete Interviews by Mark Twain
A Confession by Leo Tolstoy
Mark Twain by Archibald Henderson
Memoir of Washington Irving by Charles Adams
Emily Bronte by Agnes Mary Frances Robinson
Jane Austen and Her Times by Geraldine Mitton
Heroines of Fiction by William Dean Howells
Giacomo Puccini by Wakeling Dry
Lady Byron Vindicated by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe: Compiled from Her Letters and Journals by Charles Edward Stowe
Shakespeare: Life and Work by John Munro, Frederick James Furnivall
The Early Lives of Dante by Giovanni Boccaccio, Leonardo Bruni
Joseph Conrad by Hugh Walpole
The Life of Mozart by Otto Jahn
Tolstoy by L. Winstanley
Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance by Ford Madox Ford
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
My Reminiscences by Rabindranath Tagore
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson
Narrative of The Life of David Crockett of The State of Tennessee by Davy Crockett
David Wark Griffith: A Brief Sketch of His Career by Robert Edgar Long
Life and Lillian Gish by Albert Paine
Screen Acting by Mae Marsh
A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, Written by Himself by Davy Crockett
Diary of a Suicide by Wallace E. Baker
A Book of American Explorers by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences by Frederick Treves
The Women of the American Revolution by Elizabeth F. Ellet
Famous Impostors by Bram Stoker
The Making of an American by Jacob A. Riis
An American in the Making: The Life Story of an Immigrant by Marcus Eli Ravage
The History of Genghis Khan by Jacob Abbott
Recollections And Letters Of General Robert E. Lee By His Son by Robert E. Lee, Jr.
Napoleon: A Short Biography by Robert Matteson Johnston
Sir Francis Drake by Julian Corbett
Henry D. Thoreau by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn
The Lives of the Ancient Philosophers by Francois Fenelon
Passages from the Life of a Philosopher by Charles Babbage
Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen by Elbert Hubbard
Susan B. Anthony: Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian by Alma Lutz
A Boys’ Life of Booker T. Washington by Walter Clinton Jackson
Hero Tales from History by Smith Burnham
The Life Of Abraham Lincoln by Ward Hill Lamon
Hurlbut’s Life of Christ For Young and Old by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton

Business Audio Books:

Struggles and Triumphs by P.T. Barnum
Principles of Political Economy by John Stuart Mill
Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Wealth by Anne Robert Jacques Turgot
Fundamentals of Prosperity by Roger Babson

Education & Professional Audio Books:

A Collection of Supreme Court Opinions: 1803-2018
My Experiences as an Executioner by James Berry
An Essay on Crimes and Punishments by Cesare Beccaria
The Flu: A Brief History of Influenza by A. Mouritz
Little Masterpieces of Science: Health and Healing by George Iles
How We Think by John Dewey
On the Future of Our Educational Institutions by Friedrich Nietzsche
Emile by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Education by Ellen G. White
How to Write a Novel
The American Language by H.L. Mencken
The Raven and The Philosophy Of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe
The Technique of the Mystery Story by Carolyn Wells

History Audio Books:

The Warren Report on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Watergate Report
The Domestic Slave Trade Of The Southern States by Winfield Hazlitt Collins
The Famous Missions of California by William Henry Hudson
Americans All, Immigrants All
Whom We Shall Welcome: Report of the President’s Commission on Immigration and Naturalization
The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Charles Hanson Towne
The Suffragette: The History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement by Sylvia Pankhurst
A Century of Negro Migration by Carter G. Woodson
A History of California: The American Period by Robert Glass Cleland
The Chicago Race Riots, July 1919 by Carl Sandburg
The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner
San Francisco Before And After The Earthquake by William Henry Irwin
The American Postal Service: History of the Postal Service from the Earliest Times by Louis Melius
A History of the Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco by Edward Hilton, Frank Aitken
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle
Europe In The Middle Ages by Ierne L. Plunket
Early Rome: From the Foundation of the City to its Destruction by the Gauls by Wilhelm Ihne
History of Egypt by Frederick C.H. Wendel
Roman History: The Early Empire by William Wolfe Capes
An Account of Egypt by Herodotus by Herodotus
The Vikings by Allen Mawer
Prehistoric Men by Robert John Braidwood
The Normans in European History by Charles Homer Haskins
The French Revolution by Robert Matteson Johnston
The History of Britain by John Milton
The Story of the French Revolution by Ernest Belfort Bax
History of France by Charlotte Mary Yonge
History of the World War by Francis Andrew March
The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt
Campaigning With Grant by Horace Porter
The War That Will End War by H.G. Wells
The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution by William Cooper Nell
France At War: On the Frontier of Civilization by Rudyard Kipling
The Fireside Chats by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Farewell and Last Addresses
The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. 2: Rome
The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. 1: Greece
Andrew Jackson’s State of the Union Addresses by Andrew Jackson
Abraham Lincoln’s Inaugural Addresses by Abraham Lincoln
Famous Assassinations Of History by Francis Johnson
A Short History of the World by H.G. Wells
1001 Questions and Answers on General History by Benjamin Hathaway

Languages Audio Books:

The English Language by Logan Pearsall Smith
Mary’s Grammar by Jane Marcet
A Cursory History of Swearing by Julian Sharman

Literature Audio Books:

The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
The Minister’s Wooing by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Siege of London by Henry James
The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Cane by Jean Toomer
The Dream Coach by Anne Parrish
The Girl from Hollywood by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Son At The Front by Edith Wharton
The Half-Breed: A Tale of the Western Frontier by Walt Whitman
1900 or The Last President by Ingersoll Lockwood
A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Other House by Henry James
The Outcry by Henry James
The Tragic Muse by Henry James
Oldtown Folks by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Cruise of the Dazzler by Jack London
Bracebridge Hall by Washington Irving
The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
The Papers by Henry James
A Daughter of the Snows by Jack London
A Country Doctor by Sarah Orne Jewett
Tales of the Fish Patrol by Jack London
A London Life by Henry James
The Odysseys of Homer by Homer
The Book of Good Counsels by Sir Edwin Arnold
A Book of Myths by Jean Lang
The Egyptian Book of the Dead by E.A. Wallis Budge
The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by Sir Thomas Malory
The Chaucer Storybook by Geoffrey Chaucer, Eva March Tappan
Tales of Troy: Ulysses the Sacker of Cities by Andrew Lang
The Misanthrope by Moliere
The Quintessence of Ibsenism by George Bernard Shaw
Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
The Markets of Paris by Emile Zola
Black Magic by Marjorie Bowen
Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot
His Masterpiece by Emile Zola
Scenes from a Courtesan’s Life by Honore de Balzac
The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe
Taking the Bastile by Alexandre Dumas
The Queen’s Necklace by Alexandre Dumas
Lourdes by Emile Zola
Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson
Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair’s Youth by Hermann Hesse
The Inheritors by Ford Madox Ford, Joseph Conrad
The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Ladies’ Paradise by Emile Zola
The Vicar of Tours by Honore de Balzac
Horace Walpole’s Letters: A Selection by Horace Walpole
Lodore by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Hans of Iceland by Victor Hugo
The Forty-Five Guardsmen by Alexandre Dumas
The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
The Bridge Builders by Rudyard Kipling
The New Machiavelli by H.G. Wells
A Voyage to the Moon by Cyrano de Bergerac
The Story of a Modern Woman by Ella Hepworth Dixon
The Mystery of the Sea by Bram Stoker
The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Lost Girl by D.H. Lawrence
Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
Mark Twain’s Speeches, Part 2 by Mark Twain
Mark Twain’s Speeches, Part 1 by Mark Twain
Curiosities of Literature by Isaac D’Israeli
Essays on Modern Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
The Novels of Jane Austen by George Henry Lewes
Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt
A Key To Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Through the Magic Door by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Victorian Literature by Clement Shorter
The Tale of Terror: A Study of the Gothic Romance by Edith Birkhead
Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic by Benedetto Croce
A Student’s History of American Literature by William Simonds
Poems of Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Madman by Kahlil Gibran
Slabs of the Sunburnt West by Carl Sandburg
Poetry of Thomas Moore by Thomas Moore
The Gardener by Rabindranath Tagore
Poems of Nature by Henry David Thoreau
Introducing Irony by Maxwell Bodenheim
When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Mountain Interval by Robert Frost
The Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Book of American Negro Poetry
Philosophies by Ronald Ross
The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
Amores: Poems by D.H. Lawrence
The Crescent Moon by Rabindranath Tagore
Leda by Aldous Huxley
The Poems of Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift
Rainer Maria Rilke: Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems by Aldous Huxley
Three Lives by Gertrude Stein
Nutcracker and Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Household Tales by Brothers Grimm
Three Science Fiction Stories by Frank Herbert
Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens
Round The Fire Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Korean Folk Tales by Im Bang, Yi Riuk
Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by William Butler Yeats
Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy
Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million by O. Henry
Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
Three Stories & Ten Poems by Ernest Hemingway
In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway
Korean Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis
Mowgli: All of the Mowgli Stories from the Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods by William Drake Westervelt
The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft
Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends by Gertrude Landa
The Wisdom of the Ancients: A Series of Mythological Fables by Francis Bacon
Life and Adventures of Jack Engle by Walt Whitman
Stories of Don Quixote: Written Anew for Young People by James Baldwin
Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Katharine Berry Judson
Under the Sunset by Bram Stoker
A Sportsman’s Sketches by Ivan Turgenev
Dutch Courage and Other Stories by Jack London
A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Tales of King Arthur and The Round Table by Andrew Lang
Smoke by Ivan Turgenev
The Permanent Husband by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A Lear of the Steppes by Ivan Turgenev
Taras Bulba and Other Tales by Nikolai Gogol
Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A Raw Youth by Fyodor Dostoevsky
A House of Gentlefolk by Ivan Turgenev
The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Dream of the Red Chamber by Xueqin Cao
Rudin by Ivan Turgenev
The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev
Uncle’s Dream by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
My Life: The Story of a Provincial by Anton Chekhov

Philosophy Audio Books:

Musings of a Chinese Mystic: Selections from the Philosophy of Chuang Tzu by Lionel Giles
On the Ends of Good and Evil by Marcus Tullius Cicero
A Guide to Stoicism by St. George Stock
On Duties by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Early Greek Philosophy and Other Essays by Friedrich Nietzsche
Treatises On Friendship And Old Age by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Common Sense, How to Exercise It by Yoritomo Tashi
The Sayings of Lao Tzu by Lao Tzu
Moral Letters by Seneca
A Guide to Stoicism by St. George William Joseph Stock
Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers by Charles Bradlaugh
History of Philosophy by William Turner
Religion and Science from Galileo to Bergson by John Charlton Hardwick
The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche
Anthropology by Immanuel Kant
The Logic of Hegel by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Political Ideals by Bertrand Russell
The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Philosophical Rudiments Concerning Government and Society by Thomas Hobbes
Some Problems of Philosophy by William James
The Case of Wagner by Friedrich Nietzsche
Theory of Colours by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
An Interpretation of Keats’s Endymion by Henry Clement Notcutt
The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosophical Essays by Bertrand Russell
Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics by Immanuel Kant
Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits by Friedrich Nietzsche
The Phenomenology of Mind, Volume 1 by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The Phenomenology of Mind, Volume 2 by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Selections from the Principles of Philosophy by Rene Descartes
Human Nature and Conduct by John Dewey
A General View of Positivism by Auguste Comte
The New Idealism by May Sinclair
Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
The World as Will and Idea, Volume 2 by Arthur Schopenhauer
The World as Will and Idea, Volume 3 by Arthur Schopenhauer
Our Knowledge of the External World: As a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
The Philosophy of Logical Atomism by Bertrand Russell
An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense by Thomas Reid
A Defence of Idealism by May Sinclair
A Philosophical Enquiry: Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke
Thomas Hobbes by A.E. Taylor
Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
Social Statics by Herbert Spencer

Politics Audio Books:

Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing
Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Germany by Friedrich Engels
United Nations Agreements
Labor and Freedom by Eugene V. Debs
Deportation: Its Meaning and Menace by Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman
Indian Home Rule by Mohandas Gandhi
The New Freedom by Woodrow Wilson
The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism by Bertrand Russell
Washington and the Riddle of Peace by H.G. Wells
Karl Marx: An Essay by Harold Laski
The Citizen’s Almanac
The Mueller Report by Robert Mueller
A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

Religion & Spirituality Audio Books:

Like Christ by Andrew Murray
Meister Eckhart’s Sermons by Meister Eckhart
A Holy Life: The Beauty of Christianity by John Bunyan
Short History of the Christian Church by John Fletcher Hurst
The Ascent of Mount Carmel by Saint John of the Cross
Observations Upon the Apocalypse of St. John by Sir Isaac Newton
The Freedom of the Will by Jonathan Edwards
On Christian Doctrine by Saint Augustine
A Treatise on Good Works by Martin Luther
The Spiritual Exercises by St. Ignatius
The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White
Religious Studies, Sketches and Poems by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The War of Antichrist with the Church and Christian Civilization by George F. Dillon
A History of American Christianity by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
Hinduism and Buddhism: An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Aitreya-Aranyaka Upanishad
Maitrayana Upanishad
Svetasvatara Upanishad
Kaushitaki Upanishad
Taittriyaka Upanishad
Katha Upanishad
Chandogya Upanishad
The Holy Koran
The Confessions of al-Ghazali by Al-Ghazali
The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley
Old Testament Legends: Being Stories Out Of Some Of The Less-Known Apocryphal Books Of The Old Testament by M.R. James
The Promulgation of Universal Peace by Abdul Baha Abbas
The Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors by Max Arthur Macauliffe
Religions of Ancient China by Herbert Allen Giles
The Jesus of History by Terrot R. Glover
Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People by Evelyn Underhill
The Jefferson Bible by Thomas Jefferson
World English Bible
The King James Bible
The History of the English Bible by John Brown

Science Audio Books:

Tutankhamen and the Discovery of His Tomb by Grafton Elliot Smith
The Religion of Ancient Egypt by William Matthew Flinders Petrie
A Popular History of Astronomy During the 19th Century by Agnes Mary Clerke
Practical Talks by an Astronomer by Harold Jacoby
History of Astronomy by George Forbes
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin
On the Parts of Animals by Aristotle
The Elements of Anatomy and Physiology by William Ruschenberger
Light Science for Leisure Hours by Richard A. Proctor
Fourth National Climate Assessment: Impacts, Risks and Adaption in the United States
Understanding Climatic Change
Canoeing in the Wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
Report of the President’s Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island
Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained by Henry P. Manning
The New Physics and Its Evolution by Lucien Poincare
Worlds Within Worlds: The Story of Nuclear Energy by Isaac Asimov
My Inventions and Other Works by Nikola Tesla
Great Inventors and Their Inventions by Frank Puterbaugh Bachman

Self Development Audio Books:

The Logic of Vegetarianism by Henry Salt
The Way to Will-Power by Henry Hazlitt
An Iron Will by Orison Swett Marden
Morning and Evening Thoughts by James Allen
The Privilege of Pain by Caroline Kane Mills Everett
Poor Richard’s Almanack by Benjamin Franklin
Boy Scouts Handbook
The Life Triumphant: Mastering the Heart and Mind by James Allen
The Silence: What It Is, How To Use It by David Van Bush
Mental Fascination by William Atkinson
A Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga by William Atkinson
Letters to His Children by Theodore Roosevelt
The Art of Kissing by Will Rossiter
Happy Homes and the Hearts that Make Them by Samuel Smiles
Marriage, As It Was, As It Is, And As It Should Be: A Plea for Reform by Annie Besant
The Essentials of Spirituality by Felix Adler
The Shining Gateway by James Allen
Dynamic Thought: Or, The Law of Vibrant Energy by William Atkinson

Social Sciences Audio Books:

Prejudices, First Series by H.L. Mencken
Selected Essays of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson
Some Famous Women by Louise Creighton
Feminism in Greek Literature by Frederick Adam Wright
The Future of the Women’s Movement by Helena Swanwick
The Business of Being a Woman by Ida Tarbell
The Sexes in Science and History by Eliza Burt Gamble
Following the Color Line by Ray Stannard Baker
My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
The Future of the American Negro by Booker T. Washington
The Negro Problem by Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois
Life of Isaac Mason as a Slave by Isaac Mason
From the Deep Woods to Civilization: Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian by Charles Alexander Eastman
Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
Fifty Years in Chains: The Life of an American Slave by Charles Ball
The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
The Soul or Rational Psychology by Emanuel Swedenborg
Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex by Sigmund Freud
A Study in the Psychology of Religious Phenomena by James H. Leuba
The Theory of Psychoanalysis by Carl Jung
The Major Symptoms of Hysteria by Pierre Janet
The Mind And Its Education by George Herbert Betts
The Depths of the Soul by Wilhelm Stekel
A Mind That Found Itself by Clifford Whittingham Beers
My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum by Herman Charles Merivale
The Psychology of Religion by Edwin Diller Starbuck
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Volume 2 by Charles Mackay
Drugging a Nation by Samuel Merwin
The Psychology of Peoples: Its Influence on Their Evolution by Gustave Le Bon
The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le Bon

Sports & Hobbies Audio Books:

Bashan And I by Thomas Mann

Travel Audio Books:

Glimpses of Bengal by Rabindranath Tagore
Tales of a Traveller by Washington Irving
Sea and Sardinia by D.H. Lawrence
A Little Tour in France by Henry James
Washington Irving’s Visit to England by Washington Irving
Letters From America by Rupert Brooke
Six Months In Mexico by Nellie Bly

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