I love audiobooks!
They are fun and entertaining!
For the last few years, I have been listening to audiobooks almost every day.
Listening to amazing stories while cooking or cleaning the house makes any mundane chores exciting. To my surprise, I realized that listening to the audio version of a 1000 page classic novel doesn’t seem to bore me at all. I tend to actually relish the works of Dickens and Austen.
That being said, I am not talking about audible or any other similar sites that offer Audiobooks. I listened to some great classics in the public domain. Which means you can listen for free.
The Website I rely on to listen to some great works of classic novels is lit2go. This platform gives access to amazing classic books, narrated by professional narrators.
Along with listening to their great collection of novels, you can also benefit some other things such as:
- Listen to poems, plays and short stories.
- Download the audiobooks for free in the Mp3 format.
- Also, read and listen to books for free.
- Download the reading passages for free.
- If you are a teacher, use the reading materials as supplementary reading materials for classrooms.
- Also use these Free audiobooks and Pdfs to learn English.
- These are full-length audiobooks that you can listen for free.
All of these absolutely free of cost!
Now Let’s have a look at 21 of the best free AUDIOBOOKS you should start listening from this website.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Page count: 366 Chapters: 43
Huckleberry Finn is a wonderful story, filled with high adventure and unforgettable characters. The theme of the novel delves into issues such as racism, war, and freedom. The protagonist of the novel is Huckleberry Finn who is also the narrator. The book was frequently banned however many consider Huckleberry Finn THE FIRST AMERICAN NOVEL since it’s the first novel to be written in the American vernacular.
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
Page count: 251 Chapters: 25
Agnes Grey is Anne Bronte’s first novel about a girl who is forced to leave her home and family to take up the job as a governess. The story mostly related to Bronte’s own experience as a Governess to an English family.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Page count: 251 Chapters: 13
Since its publication in 1865, Alice and her adventures in wonderland has been embraced by both children and adults from all over the world. Considering the huge success, Carroll’s classic story has been made into an endless number of movies, Tv shows, and video games. Have a look at this post from Buzzfeed to find out the most popular 17 adaptations of Alices’ Adventures in Wonderland
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Page count: 232 Chapters: 7
Published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is Jack London’s most-read book. It is generally considered the masterpiece of his so-called “early period”. London was a life-long animal lover and was affected by animal cruelty.
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Page count: 255 Chapters: 49
Black Beauty is an autobiographical memoir told by a horse named Black Beauty! From the earlier carefree days as a colt on an English farm to his difficult times in London. This book has been sold in over 50 million copies over 50 languages and manages to be one of the best-selling books of all time.
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Page count: 1276 Chapters: 117
The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure story that takes place during the historical events of 1815 to 1838. Set in a historical background The count of Monte Cristo is one of Duma’s most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. This piece tells the tale of a man who seeks revenge after his escape from prison and deals with the central themes of vengeance, justice, forgiveness, and mercy. Duma’s tale of revenge is loved by many filmmakers that it has been made into numerous TV series and Films. Interestingly Montecristo is one of the popular tourist destinations on the coast of Tuscany, Italy
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Page count: 418 Chapters: 27
One of the most renowned horror stories, Dracula, is written by Bram Stoker. It’s narrated in first-person diary entries and letters, telling the story of an encounter with Count Dracula.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Page count: 280 Chapters: 24
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was first published in London, England in 1818. It contains elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is often considered the first science fiction novel.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Page count: 544 Chapters: 59
Great Expectations follows Pip’s life expectations as he attempts to fit in with upper-class society while pining for the affection of Estella. It is Dickens’s second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Page count: 592 Chapters: 59
Jane Eyre is a classic novel by Charlotte Brontë which was published in 1847. Jane Eyre is an orphan. She is enforced to find her own way in the world while learning about friendship, family, love, trust, societal roles–and how to deal with dark secrets.
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Page count: 42 Chapters: 1
The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real is the story of a toy rabbit that hopes the love of his owner will make him real. The book was first published in 1922 and has been republished many times since.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Page count: 759 Chapters: 25
Little Women concerns the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. It was based on Alcott’s own experiences as a child in Germantown, Pennsylvania with her three sisters, Anna, May, and Elizabeth.
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Page count: 324 Chapters: 19
Sara Crewe was leading a life of a princess at Miss Minchin’s select seminary for the young ladies until her indulgent and wealthy father died. Life wasn’t the same for her ever since. Yet, the six-year-old always remained as a warm-hearted and affectionate soul. Read the story to find out how caring Sara finds her fortune again.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Page count: 320 Chapters: 31
Northanger Abbey tells the story of Catherine Morland and family friends. The book is considered a parody of a gothic novel.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Page count: 512 Chapters: 53
Oliver Twist is Charles Dickens’ second novel. It is about a boy named Oliver Twist, who escapes from a workhouse and meets a gang of pickpockets in London. The novel is one of Dickens’s most well-known works and has been the subject of numerous film and television adaptations.
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Page count: 208 Chapters: 17
Peter Pan (also known as the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up or Peter and Wendy) is the story of a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook.
Peter Rabbit and Other Stories by Beatrix Potter
Page count: 94
This is the story of Peter Rabbit, his brothers and sisters, and many other animals that inhabited the imagination of English Beatrix Potter.
The Professor by Charlotte Brontë
Page count: 368 Chapters: 25
The Professor was Charlotte Brontë’s first novel, written before Jane Eyre but rejected by publishers until after her death. The book tells the story of a young man named William Crimsworth, from his formative years to his appointment as a teacher at an all-girls school. The story is based upon Brontë’s experiences in school.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Page count: 272 Chapters: 24
The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, is set in Puritan New England in the 17th century. Exploring the issues of grace, legalism, and guilt, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, a Puritan woman who commits adultery then struggles to create a new life.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Page count: 375 Chapters: 27
The Secret Garden (1909) is one of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s most popular novels. The book tells the story of Mary Lennox, a spoiled, contrary, solitary child raised in India but sent to live in her uncle’s manor in Yorkshire after her parents’ death. She is left to herself by her uncle, Mr. Craven, who travels often to escape the memory of his deceased wife. The only person who has time for Mary is her chambermaid, Martha. It is Martha who tells Mary about Mrs. Craven’s walled garden, which has been closed and locked since her death. Mary becomes intrigued by the prospect of the forgotten garden, and her quest to find out the garden’s secrets leads her to discover other secrets hidden in the manor. These discoveries combined with the unlikely friendships she makes along the way help Mary come out of her shell and find new fascination with the world around her.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Page count: 208
The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children’s literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphized animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie.
Time for your action:
What are some of the classic audiobooks you listened to for free? Did you like them or would you prefer paid services? Let me know on the comments.
Always curious to hear from you,