Advantages of Audio Books

Listening to audiobooks improves reading and speaking accuracy and fluency. And also can change the way we listen, read and learn, improving the literacy of young readers.

Listening is the first language skill that we acquire and high percentage of what we learn, we learn by listening. For those young learners who have difficulty reading, listening to Audiobooks can make learning a much easier process. It also makes it inclusive and fun! Listening to audio books can be a good activity for car rides and holiday travel.

According to Denise Johnson, assistant professor of reading education at the College of William & Mary, audio books can provide a way for second-language learners, students with learning disabilities, and struggling or non-readers to “access literature and enjoy books.

Here, we are lisitng for you and younger readers a few websites that provide instant access to thousands of audio books with many of them for Free. Enjoy!

www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks

  • Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer.

www.spotify.com

  • You or your kids might use this popular streaming service to listen to music, but did you know they also offer audio books? You’ll need a free (or paid) account to listen, but if you don’t mind hearing a few ads now and then, you’ll be able to stream (but not download) audio books for free.

To find audio books on Spotify, go to the browse menu in the Spotify application, click on “Genres and Moods” then scroll down to click on “Word.”

www.loyalbooks.com/

  • Another online database for free audio book and ebook downloads, this site is easy to navigate and books are available in a variety of different formats and languages.

www.getepic.com/

  •  Keep kids reading with over 40,000 of the best children’s books.

https://librivox.org/

  • Librivox books are from the public domain, and read by volunteers. Books are available to stream online or download.