Friday, August 31, 2007

Audiobooks: great resource for language learning

This is my response to Audio books - a richer reading experience


hi steve,

i love audio books! specially since i drive at least 1 or 2 hours a day from/to work.

my favorite site for free audio books is:

http://librivox.org/

there are tons of them. now, since these books are recorded by volunteers not all of them are of the best quality. but once you start browsing around you can find which readers have not only good audio quality but also are good readers.

also, once you find a reader that you like, it's possible to find other recording that he/she made.

you can download all audio books here. they are complete free and they offer 3 different formats.

AND MOST IMPORTANT! you can become a volunteer, too!!! i would encourage non-native speakers of english to:

1) listen or download audio books in english from this site.

2) BECOME A VOLUNTEER READER! There are several recordings in languages other than english... but i think there need to be more!

all the information you need is in their website http://librivox.org/
but if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me and i'll try to help you. i've been reading/recording for them for while in spanish and english.

enjoy!

1 comment:

Sheryl said...

Audiobooks are awesome. But only unabridged ones that come with the text. Otherwise, it's kind of a nusiance. I currently only own two, but I'm enjoying using them for study at the moment.

Also - audiobooks galore:

”Audio Books”