Freebie Friday: 7 downloadable audiobooks for all ages & interests


What a terrific roundup of FREE audios – from children’s classic to business advice, here’s something for everyone!

Random House Audio continues their great “Try Audio” promotion with a new batch of titles. Download these, and bookmark to check back later – there’s a constantly changing selection for listeners! Plus tons of audio info and suggestions. Here’s the link:  And here’s the list of titles:

Jack Reacher’s Rules  Written by Lee Child  Read by Dick Hill and Lee Child

Lost and Found in Cedar Cove  Written by Debbie Macomber Read by Lorelei King

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Written by Lewis Carroll Read by Jim Dale

Griftopia Written by Matt Taibbi Read by Patrick Egan

The Darwin Elevator  Written by Jason M. Hough Read by Simon Vance

Garlic and Sapphires  Written by Ruth Reichl Read by Ruth Reichl

And here’s an interesting audio twist! Online shoe mega-vendor Zappos is offering a free audiobook featuring their business philosophy, with a foreward read by Zappos’ founder. Here’s the download link for Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright: Plus, get more freebies on the book’s website here:



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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