If you’ve been reading my ‘Τip of the Week’ email for long, you know I am a big fan of audiobooks. 

(I missed almost the entire month of May, so I suppose I should call it the “not so consistent tip”).

Whenever I am looking for a new audiobook, I always check Libby first.  Libby is the library app.  

Using Libby you can check out e-books and audiobooks from the library.  In fact, just last night, on Libby, I found The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel.  My wife has been reading the book these days.  I wanted to read it with her.  But, I tend to fall asleep when I read.  So, I went looking for the audiobook.  I can stay awake while reading an audiobook… since, I can walk around doing mindless activities, like watering the plants.  

 You may have seen the movie a few years back. I don’t recommend too many movies since most of them are filth.  The Monuments Men has it’s share of swearing as well.  Not the book.  The movie.  If you do watch The Monuments Men, watch Woman in Gold after.  The two movies go together well.  

Back to books.

If the book I am looking for is not available on Libby, I will then take a look at either Audible or Scribd.

I have recommended both before.  They both have their advantages, but you do have to pay.  Neither Audible, nor Scribd are free.   

Today I’m here to tell you about some more free audiobook options. 

You likely know about LibriVox: https://librivox.org/

Librivox is turning the world’s classic books into audio books.   The trick is, the books are read by volunteers.  Sometimes the reader is great.  Sometimes not.  But… they are free.  I don’t complain.  

I recently found out about a few YouTube channels that also offer the world’s classic books as audio books.   

The first is named, simply, Audiobooks.  The channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/rt20bg

The second is Greatest Audiobooks.  The channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GreatestAudioBooks

Between these two sites and LibriVox you will find hundreds of audiobooks.   For free!