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The Best Audiobooks On Librivox 

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Updated May 28, 2019 514 votes 62 voters 2.3k views 25 items

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Have you ever wanted to boost the number of classic books you've read? There is a host of titles everyone wishes they could find the time to read but just can't seem to ever open the book. Fortunately, there is a great new service that provides you with audiobooks of classic literature. LibriVox offers free audio recordings of public domain works. You can download them for free and listen to them on your drive to work, so you will have read many more books without even trying. These audiobooks on LibriVox are recorded by volunteers, and you can always expect the highest of quality on all of them. 

LibriVox is an excellent resource not enough people know about. It is entirely run by volunteers who just want to spread literature to the masses. Whether you've always wanted to sit down to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or Alice in Wonderland, you can find a recording here. 

There are thousands of superb LibriVox recordings. Once you finish one book, you will immediately want to go to the next. You never have to be bored on your commute ever again. You can vote for the best LibriVox audiobooks here or upvote based on the narrator you like most. 

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Lewis Carroll, William Glennon

Narration: Solo, Kara Shallenberg

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a ...more
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Aesop's Fables is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Aesop

Narration: Solo, Phil Chenevert

Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the ...more
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Adventures of Huckleberr... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Mark Twain

Narration: Solo, Mark F. Smith

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American ...more
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Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Charlotte Brontë

Narration: Solo, Elizabeth Klett

Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name "Currer Bell." The ...more
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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Charles Dickens

Narration: Solo, Kara Shallenberg

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the ...more
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The Swiss Family Robinso... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Johann David Wyss

Narration: Solo, Kara Shallenberg

The Swiss Family Robinson is a novel by Johann David Wyss, first published in 1812, about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia.
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Pollyanna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Eleanor H. Porter

Narration: Solo, Phil Chenevert 

Pollyanna is a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that is now considered a classic of children's literature, with the title character's name becoming a popular term for someone with ...more
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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Louisa May Alcott

Narration: Solo, Abagail Rasmussen

Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books rapidly over several months at the request of ...more
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The Call of the Wild is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Jack London

Narration: Solo, Mark F. Smith

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period in which strong sled dogs were in high demand. The ...more
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Emma is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Jane Austen

Narration: Solo, Sibella Denton

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the ...more
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Great Expectations is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Charles Dickens

Narration: Solo, Mark F. Smith

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens' thirteenth novel and his penultimate novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is ...more
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A son at the front is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Edith Wharton

Narration: Collaborative

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Civil Disobedience is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Henry David Thoreau

Narration: Solo, Gord Mackenzie

Resistance to Civil Government is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit ...more
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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Rudyard Kipling

Narration: Solo, Phil Chenevert

The Jungle Book is a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The stories were first published in magazines in 1893–94. The original publications contain illustrations, some by ...more
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Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Narration: Solo, Karen Savage

Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written for all ages, it has been considered a children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the ...more
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Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Homer

Narration: Collaborative

The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern ...more
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The Adventures of Sherlo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Arthur Conan Doyle

Narration: Solo, Mark F. Smith

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective, and illustrated by Sidney Paget.
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Treasure Island is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Robert Louis Stevenson

Narration: Solo, Kara Shallenberg

Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book on 14 November 1883 by ...more
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A Little Princess is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Narration: Solo, Elizabeth Klett

A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is an expanded version of Burnett's 1888 short story entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's, which ...more
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The Bhagavad Gita is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Goswami Kriyananda

Narration: Collaborative

The Bhagavad Gita (lit. "The Song of God"), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700-verse Sanskrit scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23–40 of Bhishma ...more
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The Portrait of a Lady ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Henry James

Narration: Collaborative

The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880–81 and then as a book in 1881. It is one of James's most ...more
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Heidi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Johanna Spyri

Narration: Solo, Kara Shallenberg

Heidi (; German: [ˈhaɪdi]) is a work of children's fiction published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, originally published in two parts as Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning ...more
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The Wind in the Willows ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Kenneth Grahame

Narration: Solo, Mark F. Smith

The Wind in the Willows is a children's novel by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals in a pastoral ...more
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Understood Betsy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Narration: Solo, Lee Ann Howlett 

Understood Betsy is a 1916 novel for children by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
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Up From Slavery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Audiobooks On Librivox
Booker T. Washington

Narration: Collaborative

Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his personal experiences in working to rise from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the ...more