What’s a Podiobook? Think of it as a 21st-century version of Dickens’s serialized novels – for free. Tech-savvy writers have by-passed print publishing entirely, posting chapter-by-chapter audio versions of their books online. There’s a wide range of literary quality & audio production in the over 250 titles available for download. GoodReads has selected 50 top free audiobook downloads and is hosting a “Best Free Audiobook” list, with votes cast by listeners. Stop by and see if any of the titles pique your interest. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a hidden jewel, such as Scott Sigler’s title Infection, a top podiobook free download before being released as a print title followed by Contagious, available both as a podibook and as a print title that received a Booklist starred review. Find out more in this New York Times article by Andrew Adam Newman about Stigler & podiobooks.
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