“For dyslexics, speech-to-text technology can open up vast opportunities for accumulating all kinds of knowledge.” – Dr. Lauren Katz
- “Balancing Ear and Eye Reading” (2015) by Jamie Richardson, Amy E. Vanden Boogart, and Denise Douce
- “Do Audiobooks Get in the Way of My Child Learning to Read?” by Jamie Martin for Understood.org
- “How Do Audiobooks Help Kids with Dyslexia?” by Learning Ally Audiobook Educator Tip Sheet
- “Keep Em Reading: The Importance of Audiobooks for Dyslexics”(2017) by Dr. Lauren Katz
If you have a documented disability, look into
Free, unlimited access. The audiobooks use customizable computer voices. To join Bookshare, you must have a reading barrier that qualifies for Bookshare. Learn about qualifications HERE. No cost.
- Learning Ally
Unlimited access. The audiobooks are read by trained volunteers. Learning Ally is for people with an eligible print disability. Learning Ally will help you obtain the proper documentation as part of membership. Learn more HERE or call at (800) 221-4792. The cost is approximately $12/month.
Other Options – Free Audiobooks Online
by Dallas Clark
When you start looking for free audiobooks online, it won’t be long before you start coming across less-than-reputable websites. Some may actually require you to enter payment information while others provide access to pirated content. Still, there are several websites and apps that you can use to listen to and/or download free audiobooks legally. Among them are LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, and Spotify.
If you’re looking for a full list of ways to find free audiobooks that you’d normally have to pay for, you probably won’t find it on this list. Instead, I’ve compiled 11 completely legal and free ways to find free audiobooks online.
Click HERE for an easy-to-read chart and additional information.
Audible audiobooks are professionally narrated. One book a month is included as a part of the premium plus membership, which is $14.95/month. Members may purchase additional books. Another option is the Audible Plus membership at $7.95/month. Click HERE for more information.