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Audio Books

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    The ebooks in Section A  meet the following criteria:

         *they are free

    •         *no registration or login is required

  •         *there is a minimum of 6 books per site

        *all have audio and visuals (animation, photographs, videos, or illustrations)






         The ebooks in Section B meet the following criteria:

      •              *they are free

  •                 *no registration or login is required

  •                 *they are typically audio only

  •                 *most are suitable for high school students




Section A  



 Storyline Online

Read by members of the screen actors guild. Beautiful quality. Full screen mode. Choose internet speed.




Read by celebrities. Filter your search by clicking "free" in the content type. English and Spanish books. Full screen mode.




Animated books and music with audio and highlighted text. 



Read To Me

Videos of celebrities reading books - excellent quality and good selection.  



Mrs. P. com

Large collection of books for early readers and ESL students beautifully read by actress Kathy Kinny.  This link goes to Mrs. P.'s YouTube playlists where you can access 70+ videos. 



We Do Listen

11 animated audio books that deal with how to listen, deal with bullies, violence and self esteem issues.



Oxford Owl

Large collection of illustrated audio books, searchable by age and type. 

Under "The library", go to "Choose an age", click on ebooks, select and read ebook.



Robert Munsch

Robert Munsch reads a number of his books. Audio only, so you need a copy of the book to follow along.




Toon Book Reader

11 audio books with illustrations, some of which have comic book format.



RIF  Reading Planet

Stories rotated frequently. Some chapter books. Story songs.  Most have audio, and words are highlighted as they are spoken.




Folk Tales and Fables | PBS Kids

Use the icons on the left to choose the story category, and use the up and down arrows to see more categories.



Mighty Books

The 8 story books on the home page are the free, otherwise a subscription is required.  When a book is selected it opens in full screen mode.



Story Time For Me

Grouped by age 1-4 or 4-8. Ability to move page forward or backward. Good visuals and graphics.  Full screen. Stories focus on social and family issues



Johnnie's Story Page

Links to interactive stories and reading sites. Stories for beginning and older readers. 




Audio only with target audience 7-11 years. Many original stories, fairy tales, myths, classic, educational, and junior.




Tar Heel Reader

Very simple books for beginning readers K-21 years.  Search by topic, type, and language.  Can be accessed via alternative methods including switches.  Access speech, font, and download options by clicking on the gear icon - top right side of page.




An online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle, and high school students.  Choose from e-books, early readers, chapter books, teen fiction, classics, and graphic novels. Many Features are adjustable including text size, color and font. Excellent audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages can turn automatically



Section B




Books Should Be Free

Free audio books from the public domain.  May search over 20 genres including teen, philosophy, and short stories.  Listen online or download in mp3, iPod, or itunes format.  



Free Classic Audio Books 

Books grouped by whether read by human voice or text to speech.  Includes classic titles and some unexpected titles including 911 Commission Report, and Spanish Headstart Course for Latin America.  Mp3 or m4b format.




Learn Out Loud

The free section of this site offers 5000 free audio and video resources.  It also includes interviews, speeches and lectures.  Available as downloads or listen online.  Browse by category including technology, science, and sports.





Download public domain books or subscribe to a podcast.




Project Gutenberg

The first producer of free e-books, this site now boasts 45,000 e-books that can be downloaded to e-readers or computers.  Browse by audio books, top 100, or download and burn to cd's.  All books are in the public domain.






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