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[2020 Updated List] Free Listen to and Download Audio Books Online

Summary: When you feel tired to read the books from your eyes, just try to listen to the audio books in ears. This page collects the best 50 books for children and adult, and 20 sites to listen or download the free audio books. Surely, you can get the mighty way to save any audio books online for your ear enjoyment.

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Free Audio Books

Audio books, superior to music listening in life, have become the popular ear enjoyment. You can find adult, teenagers, or children listen to audio books on the go easily.

What audio books do you listen? Which site gives you the free audio books resource? Can you download all the free audio books online?

In this post, we will introduce most 50 popular audio books for kids and adult, and 20 sites where you can get the free audio books listening online or download.

Surely, we will tell the secret to save all online audio books to your computer in 3 steps.

Best audio books list updated 2020

Amazon audio books list (top 20)

Amazon as one of the biggest audio books seller platform, it lists the top 20 best seller. You can refer to the list.

Hillbilly Elegy

The Shack


The Whole30

A Man Called Ove

Tools of Titans

First 100 Words

The Lose Your Belly Diet

The 5 Love Languages

Reasons To Vote For Democrats

You Are a Badass

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Giraffes Can't Dance

Norse Mythology

The Handmaid's Tale

Hidden Figures

The Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

Portraits of Courage

Milk and Honey

A Wrinkle in Time

For the audio books, they are not free. You are only allowed to listen to the sample of audio edition. You need to pay money to buy them.

Children's audio books list (top 30)

Harry Potter

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Swiss Family Robinson

Anne of Green Gables

Treasure Island

Our Island Story


The Secret Garden

Little Women

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Grimms' Fairy Tales

Peter Pan

The Junior Classics

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Scarlet Letter

A Christmas Carol

A Little Princess

This Side of Paradise

Mansfield Park

The Golden Age

English Fairy Tales

The Wind in the Willows

North and South

Black Beauty

The Adventures of Reddy Fox


Anne of Avonlea

Anne's House of Dreams

The Prince and the Pauper

Best 20 sites of audio books for free online listen

Logo Audio books sites Download Link
Librivox Librivox No
YouTube YouTube No
Scribl Scribl Yes, with money
Open Culture Open Culture Yes, part for free download
Loyal Books Loyal Books Yes No
OverDrive OverDrive No
Internet Archive Internet Archive No
Storynory Storynory Yes
Librophile Librophile No!/audiobooks/popular/free
Light Up Your Brain Light Up Your Brain Yes
ThoughtAudio ThoughtAudio No
Free Classic AudioBooks Free Classic AudioBooks Yes
Learn Out Loud Learn Out Loud Yes
Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg Yes
19 Nocturne Boulevard 19 Nocturne Boulevard Yes
Alphabetimals Alphabetimals No
AlvieTheLittleBrownBurro AlvieTheLittleBrownBurro No Yes
AudioBookTreasury AudioBookTreasury Yes

How to download free online audio books

The above sites enable you to get free listen to audio books online. And some of them also let you download free audio books. For those sites where you can not get free audio books download, you need to use the audio books downloading software to save them to your computer.

How to get free audio books from iTunes/YouTube (for some limited sites)

Download part free audio books from iTunes

iTunes provide some free music and audio books for its users. So you can find free audio books on iTunes directly and save them to your computer or Mac. Go to visit, to download the free audio books from iTunes.

Download purchased audio books from iTunes

For those paid audio books, you can purchase them on iTunes, and then download purchased audio books from iTunes.

If you do not want to pay money, you can or take the following way to save audio books from iTunes.

How to download free audio books from YouTube

YouTube is the free site that lets you listen to audio books online, but like its videos, you cannot download them from YouTube directly. Here audio books downloader, Video Downloader, will help you.

Step 1 Run this downloader on your computer.

Step 2 Go to the audio book page on, copy the link, and paste it on the Url bar on this program.

Step 3 Analyze the file, and select the audio book format. Here you can select "Only Download" or "Automatically Convert to" MP3, FLAC, AIFF, etc. to put the files on your iTunes, or iPod.

Download Audio Books from YouTube

How to save all free audio books from Spotify/iTunes/SoundCloud and more

From the above sites, you may know that some sites like Spotify, iTunes, and other sites that are not allowed to get audio books downloading, and you can only free listen online. At this point, you can use audio recording software to capture all the sounds from the sites to your computer. Audio Recorder is the software that you need.

Step 1 After downloading , install and run this audio books recorder on your computer.

Step 2 Select "Audio Recorder", turn on "System Audio" and turn off "Microphone audio".

Step 3 Go to Spotify or iTunes to find the audio book. Once you click the play button on the site, just click "REC" on Audio Recorder to start to record the audio books.

Record Audio Books from Spotify

In this way, you can save all free audio books that you can hear online to your computer as MP3/WMA/AAC/M4A.

Here, you could also check the steps to save any audio books from any site in the following video tutorial.

Video Record Music from Any Site play-button


This page focuses on the best 50 free audio books' introduction, and the best 20 sites to listen/download audio books online. Definitely, we also share the ways to download any audio books for offline listening.

Apat from the sites where you could find free audio books online, you could also find the free audio books with some apps on your phone. Check here: Free audio books app.

If you have any questions or suggestions, just leave your comments below.

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December 15, 2020 07:25 / Updated by to Media Recorder, Audio

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