November 25, 2023

Listen to 200 Free Audible Audiobooks Without a Subscription

We’ve been subscribers to Audible for over 15 years and have never known them to give free audiobooks away to non-members. But in the past year, they have done just that, now offering over 200 of their professionally narrated audiobooks absolutely free! All that is needed is an Amazon.com account and you can start listening for free on Amazon.com, Audible.com, or on the Audible app. Below, we’ll list all 200 of their free audiobooks we now feature in our Free Audiobooks Section (which now has over 4,000 free audiobooks). We’ll link to Amazon.com, where you can listen to them for free. If you use Audible.com, you can browse most of these free audiobooks at this link:

Free Audiobooks on Audible

This page doesn’t have all of their free audiobooks though. We had to dig a little deeper to find even more free audiobooks in their catalog for you. Along with many unabridged classic literature audiobooks, their free offerings include some contemporary Audible Original audiobooks. These contemporary audiobooks include their excellent Words and Music series featuring top musicians talking about their careers and playing music. Below, we’ll list the contemporary audiobooks first, followed by over 150 free classic audiobooks of some of the greatest literature of all time.

Another thing we wanted to mention is that these free audiobooks allow you to listen immediately through their web players on Audible.com or Amazon.com. But you can also add these audiobooks to your Amazon/Audible library and listen to them on the Audible mobile app. That is probably the best option for listening as the app will automatically bookmark where you left off on the audiobook and will also allow you to utilize all the navigation options from Audible’s user-friendly mobile app. In the Audible app you’ll also be able to download the audiobook to your mobile phone for offline listening.

One last thing we wanted to emphasize is that if you see an audiobook here you like, then listen to it as soon as possible. In all of our years running LearnOutLoud.com, we’ve seen thousands of free audiobooks come and go, and there’s no telling if Audible will keep these generous offerings free forever. Seize the day and listen away!

We’ll start with this list of about 20 contemporary audiobooks that Audible offers for free:

Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education by Jay T. Dolmage

The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears by Donald Katz

The Book of Baraka by Ras Baraka

Cesar Millan’s Guide to Audiobooks for Dogs by Cesar Millan

Cesar Millan’s Guide to Bringing Home a Shelter Dog by Cesar Millan

Dream With Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey by Ronnie Screwvala

Heads Will Roll by Kate McKinnon & Emily Lynne

I Learn from Children: An Adventure in Progressive Education by Caroline Pratt

The Impeachment Inquiry Report

Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World by Donald Katz

The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories by Donald Katz

Louis Vuitton: The Audacity by Caroline Bongrand

Monumental: Harriet Tubman and Newark’s Liberation Movement by Pia Wilson

The Most Wonderful Tales of the Year by Audible Narrators

The Motherlode: 100 Women Who Made Hip-Hop by Clover Hope

The Mueller Report

On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis

The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture

Women Talking by Brittany K. Allen

Next, we’ll highlight 25 of their free audiobooks from their superb Words and Music series. These Audible Original titles feature top musicians telling stories and performing their music in audiobooks that run about 90 minutes to 2 hours long. We’ve listened to a few, and they’re very entertaining:

Aimee Mann: Straw into Gold

Alanis Morissette: Words and Music

Beck: Dear Life

Billie Joe Armstrong: Welcome to My Panic

Bluebird Memories: A Journey Through Lyrics & Life

Brandy Norwood: A New Moon

Break Shot: My First 21 Years by James Taylor

Carlos Santana: Light, Spirit, and Soul

Chuck D: Songs That Shook the Planet

Eddie Vedder: I Am Mine

Elvis Costello: How to Play the Guitar and Y

Jeff Tweedy: Please Tell My Brothers

John Legend: Living Legend

Liz Phair: Never Said Nothing

Pete Townshend: Somebody Saved Me

Road Trip Elegies: Montreal to New York by Rufus Wainwright

Sheryl Crow: Words and Music

Smokey Robinson: Grateful and Blessed

Snoop Dogg: From the Streets to the Suites

St. Vincent: Words and Music

Steve Earle: The Moment in 1965 When Rock and Roll Becomes Art

Sting: Upon Reflection

Tenacious D: The Road to Redunktion

Tom Morello: Speaking Truth to Power Through Stories and Song

Unquiet: My Life with Beethoven by Jonathan Biss

Who I Really Am: Diary of a Vampire by Alice Cooper

Yo-Yo Ma: Beginner’s Mind

And lastly, in this blog post, we’ll feature over 150 free works of classic literature that Audible offers. Many of these free audiobooks were by the publisher AudioGO (formerly BBC Audiobooks) that Audible must’ve acquired the rights to distribute. They are outstanding professional narrations, which are almost all unabridged recordings. Add them all to your library, and you’ll have a very nice collection of audiobook classics! There’s a lot of Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Jane Austen, and much more. We’ll list them all below in alphabetical order:

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Abridged) by Mark Twain

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

An Old Man’s Love by Anthony Trollope

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens

The Beatrix Potter Collection by Beatrix Potter


Black Beauty: An Audible Original Drama by Anna Sewell

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Bliss and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield

Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope

The Chekhov Collection of Short Stories by Anton Chekhov

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

Dr. Wortle’s School by Anthony Trollope

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dubliners by James Joyce

The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson

Emma by Jane Austen

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim

The Europeans by Henry James

The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

False Dawn by Edith Wharton

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

First Love by Ivan Turgenev

Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield

Ghostly Tales

Ghostly Terror!

The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton

Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott

The Grasmere Journals by Dorothy Wordsworth

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Love Poems

Great Nature Poems

Great Poems

H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection by H.G. Wells

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Kidnapped (Abridged) by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

King Solomon’s Mines by Henry Rider Haggard

Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

The Land of Mist by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Little Women: An Audible Original Drama by Louisa May Alcott

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde

Love by Elizabeth von Arnim

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Middlemarch by George Eliot

The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

New Atlantis by Sir Francis Bacon

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

The Old Maid by Edith Wharton

The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

The Professor by Charlotte Bronte

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence

Remember, Remember by Winifred Holtby

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

She and Allan by Henry Rider Haggard

Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes: The Voice of Treason by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Silas Marner by George Eliot

Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite by Anthony Trollope

The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

South Riding by Winifred Holtby

The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

The Three Musketeers: An Audible Original Drama by Alexandre Dumas

Treasure Island: An Audible Original Drama by Robert Louis Stevenson

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins

Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy

Typhoon by Joseph Conrad

Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

A Vindication Of The Rights Of Men and A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

The Warden by Anthony Trollope

The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope

The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy

What Maisie Knew by Henry James

The Wisdom of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton

Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Start listening to a totally free Audible audiobook today! Thanks Audible!!