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Learn English: 23 site with fascinating audio books

Audiobooks are a great way to learn to understand English by ear, expand your vocabulary and feel the melody of the language. And, of course, at the same time enjoy the very book for which there was always not enough time, writes

We offer you 23 site where you can freely download audio books in English.

Serious books

Loyal books - on the site you can download more than 7000 audiobooks, mostly classic novels, but there are also fairy tales and adventures. All books are in the public domain and are completely free.

Lit2Go - a huge library of audiobooks from one of Florida's learning centers. Basically, here are collected books for children and adolescents, so newcomers to the site will find a lot of useful information. And for those who are already more fluent in the language, there is, for example, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" or "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes".

LibriVox - native speakers volunteer to read books and upload them to the site. The sound quality is good, the diction of the reciters is also good.

Free Classic AudioBooks - collection of classics and biographies. The books here are usually serious and complex, suitable for students who are already fluent in English.

Podiobooks - modern books, often read by the authors themselves.

New fiction - books from modern American authors in good reading. Especially useful for those who want to master spoken American English.

Thought audio - works that the whole world recognizes as great, classics and philosophy. The books are difficult both to listen to and to understand in general. But worth it.

Literalsystems - a small resource where volunteers upload their own well-read books. So far, there are very few books, but the repertoire includes both recognized classics, like Charles Dickens, and modern famous authors, like Corey Doctorow.

Wired for books - a large collection of audiobooks and audio performances for children and adults.

BookRix - a collection of audiobooks of different genres: from classics to pulp fiction. Beginners are advised to pay attention to books for teenagers (Young Adult): they are very easy to understand

Fairy tales and children's books

World of tales - an excellent collection of tales and legends from all over the world: tales of African peoples, American Indian legends and much more. There are also stories of famous storytellers: Charles Perrault, the Grimm brothers, Hans Christian Andersen.

Storynory - short audio stories, most of which are understandable for those who have just started learning the language.

Kiddie Records Weekly - children's audiobooks and songs of the last century along with colorful books. You can listen and watch pictures at the same time.

Robert Munsch Site - children's writer Robert Munch reads his books and puts them in free access. And he reads very emotionally, you will listen! The texts are attached.

Alvie, the Little Brown Burr - a series of short stories about the adventures of Alvy the donkey for the little ones. But it is also suitable for adults who have just started learning the language in order to master simple but necessary words and "feel" the basic grammar.

Audio Stories 4 Kids - over 200 short audio stories for children. You can also download texts and coloring books on the site.

Podcasts and not only

Podcasts in English - a collection of short podcasts on a variety of topics, from household to completely unexpected. Podcasts are compiled and freely available by professional teachers. Each audio-lesson comes with text, a glossary and questions to consolidate the material studied.

Learn Inglês - podcasts from the British Consulate on everyday topics for beginners. There are some good grammar lessons on the site.

LinkEngPark - short audio and video lessons of conversational and business English, as well as lessons from the BBC for vocabulary replenishment. The resource will be useful to students of all levels.

Learn Out Loud - a collection of various audio books, podcasts and videos for learning the language.

ESL - another collection of podcasts on various useful topics: how to call technical support, how to place an order in a cafe, how to discuss the advantages of a museum with a guide. You can also listen to discussions about modern ecology, economics and other sciences. Almost all podcasts will be understandable to beginners.

Podcastle - a resource for fans of fantasy. Every week the site puts out a free story in this genre. By the way, you can also try to read the story in English, and after moderation it will appear on the site.

Cthulhu - podcast for connoisseurs of horror: you can download and listen to the stories of Howard Lovecraft, Edgar Poe and other masters of the genre. The reading is very good.

See also:

9 tips how to learn English from scratch

10 YouTube channels that will help you learn English

20 universal sites for learning English

Looking for English: 10 language schools in the 10 states of America

20 free sites for learning English

Top 10 mobile applications for learning English

Six methods to independently master English

10 songs to help learn English

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