Free audio books of classics

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  • Retroid Moderator 2 May 2009 13:23:59 45,463 posts
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    Here

    Beowulf
    Borrowing a Match by Stephen Leacock
    Dracula by Bram Stoker
    Edgar Allen Poe - Short Stories
    Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    In A Thousand Years by Hans Christian Andersen
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
    Poetry Collection Volume 1
    Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu
    The Diary of a Nobody
    by George & Weedon Grosssmith
    The Divine Comedy by Dante
    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
    Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome
    Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

    I haven't listened to any yet but I'm going to start out with Edgar Allen Poe & Three Men in a Boat, some of my all-time favourites :)
  • beastmaster 2 May 2009 13:31:01 20,704 posts
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    Wow. That's for that. Sherlock is on it's way down now ;-)
  • Onny 2 May 2009 13:39:40 5,695 posts
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    Brilliant find!
  • Deleted user 2 May 2009 13:47:15
    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    Nice! Is the Beowulf the Seamus Heaney translation?

    I doubt it. That's copyrighted.
  • Retroid Moderator 2 May 2009 14:06:25 45,463 posts
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    \o/

    Wasn't sure if I'd be the only one interested :)
  • DavetheDave 6 May 2009 10:23:08 1,391 posts
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    Very cool.

    Cheers for posting this Retriod.
  • Alastair 6 May 2009 10:25:52 24,259 posts
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    Nice one.
    Fancy Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Wind in the Willows, Huck Finn and Tom Saywer.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 6 May 2009 10:26:29 32,463 posts
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    Teh piracy! Copyright doesn't expire ever. Not to me. If there's a zombie apocalypse, there'll be some mighty angry zombies coming for us all.

    The Art of War sounds good, I think I'll try it out. It was written by one of the descendants of the Sun family in Dynasty Warriors too, as an added tenuous games related bonus.
  • MetalDog 6 May 2009 10:27:27 24,076 posts
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    Nice find - thanks for sharing =)
  • TechnoHippy 6 May 2009 11:04:15 17,316 posts
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    Good find.
  • iokthemonkey 6 May 2009 11:11:08 4,662 posts
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    On a related note, I just picked up a 2 box, 16 disc set of David "Silver from 'Sapphire & Steel'" Collings reading the complete works of M.R. James.

    It's spicy.
  • Deleted user 7 March 2019 11:51:01
    You can also go to https://librivox.org/ which has ~12,000 public domain audio books.

    They are voiced by volunteers so can be of varying quality, but I found them to be really good... until I got into Audible.

    Edited by GuybrushFreepwood at 11:53:33 07-03-2019
  • TheHammerite 7 Mar 2019 11:59:08 3,487 posts
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    I downloaded the complete collection of Edgar Allen Poe recently. It's a hard listen at times. I'm thinking I'll stick with his most well-known stories and skip the more obscure ones.
  • neilka 30 Jun 2020 18:44:00 23,345 posts
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    I'd love to read your essay Betty x
  • Crocoboco 1 Jul 2020 09:02:37 3 posts
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    Great find. I've read some Edgar Allen Poe stories few years back and some of them are just great! I recommend you "A Descent into the Maelström" it's one of my favourites.
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