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The Best Audiobooks On Librivox

Updated May 20, 2020 1.2k votes 193 voters 10.8k views26 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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    Charlotte Brontë
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    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 first American edition was  ...more
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    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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    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 stories  ...more
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    Lewis Carroll, William Glennon
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    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 girl  ...more
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    Charles Dickens
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    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 story of  ...more
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    Johann David Wyss
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    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.  ...more
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    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 novel's  ...more
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    Jane Austen
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    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 concerns and  ...more
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    Louisa May Alcott
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    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 her  ...more
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    Eleanor H. Porter
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    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 the  ...more
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    Charles Dickens
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    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 Dickens  ...more
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    Lucy Maud Montgomery
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    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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    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.  ...more
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    Edith Wharton
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    Narration: Collaborative

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    Henry David Thoreau
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    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 governments to  ...more
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    Frances Hodgson Burnett
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    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 was  ...more
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    Rudyard Kipling
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    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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    Homer
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    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 Western  ...more
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    cinntech addedRichard Jefferies
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    Robert Louis Stevenson
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    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 Cassell & Co., it  ...more
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    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 popular  ...more
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    Goswami Kriyananda
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    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 Parva). The Gita is  ...more
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    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 version  ...more
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    Johanna Spyri
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    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 (German:  ...more
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    Dorothy Canfield Fisher
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    Narration: Solo, Lee Ann Howlett 

    Understood Betsy is a 1916 novel for children by Dorothy Canfield Fisher.  ...more
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