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Try these free audio books for your next long car trip


Michael Casey | CC BY 2.0

Zelda Caldwell - published on 08/29/18

Download these free recordings to your phone or computer, and you won't want the journey to end.

You’ll definitely want to bookmark this list of 900 free audio books available for download and helpfully compiled by the folks at Open Culture. Lovers of classic literature are in luck as Great Books – which are licensed under “public domain” — dominate the list.

We can’t vouch for every reader, but the narrator of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park was excellent and this recording came in very handy on a particularly monotonous section of Interstate 95.

Check out the entire list for your next trip. Here are the titles we plan on testing out:

Austen, Jane – Persuasion – Free iTunes – Free MP3

Balzac, Honoré de– Le Père Goriot – Free Stream/Download

Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre – Free iTunes – Free MP3 – Another Free MP3

Chekhov, Anton – Collected Stories – Free MP3 Stream/Download

Dickens, Charles – Great Expectations – Free iTunes – Free MP3s – Free MP3 Zip File

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – The Brothers Karamazov – Free iTunes – Free Stream – Free MP3 Zip File

Eliot, George – Middlemarch – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File – FREE from

Hawthorne, Nathaniel – House of the Seven Gables – Free MP3s

Homer, The Odyssey (Based on Samuel Butler Translation) – Free MP3 Zip File – FREE from

James, Henry – Daisy Miller – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File – FREE from

Lewis, C.S. – The Chronicles of Narnia – Free MP3s

O’Connor, Flannery– “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” (Read by author in 1959) – Stream/Download

Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island – Free MP3 – FREE from

Wharton, Edith – The Age of Innocence – Free iTunes

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