Free Downloadable e-Audiobooks and e-Books


Internet Archive: Audio Archive  —
You can find a wide variety of audio programs here including books, music, and old time radio shows.

LibriVox  —
LibriVox has public domain works that have been read and recorded by volunteers.

Podiobooks  —
Podiobooks has more recent books, but by mostly unknown authors. This site also lets you set up a subscription for receiving books on a schedule of your choice.

Pseudopod  —
Pseudopod has short horror fiction. Be sure to read the "Welcome to Pseudopod" post, but to paraphrase, this site is NOT for children.

Escape Pod  —
Escape Pod has short science fiction.

PodCastle  —
PodCastle has short fantasy fiction.

Clonepod  —
Clonepod has short science fiction stories with ratings from G to PG13.


Open Library  —
This site includes 20 milion user-contributed items and over 1 million e-books in multiple editions and formats. Its goal is "one web page for every book ever published."

Project Gutenberg  —
This is the largest collection of free ebooks, including some audiobooks.

Baen Free Library  —
Baen Publishing, a science fiction and fantasy publisher, has released some of their books as free ebooks.

Planet eBook  —
Planet eBook has classic literature.

International Children's Digital Library  —
These have to be read online, they are not downloadable. They have a large selection of children's books in many languages.