Ahh, the old plain list of bookmarks which was so popular before Google transformed Internet navigation from directory browsing to search…

Reading & Listening

This is where I go when I am looking for freely available audio books, e-books, and podcasts.

Audio Books

  • Ad Alta Voce, from RAI (the Italian National broadcasting channel) offers many audio books for free read by actors. Some can be downloaded, others can be acccessed only from the website. Latest book episodes are also available as an RSS feed.
  • The BBC has a section with Audio books.
  • LibriVox and Loyal Books host collection of books read by volunteers.


  • Project Gutenberg has a large collection of out-of-copyright books. Many classics can be downloaded from this site.
  • Standard eBooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free.
  • Many Books has more than 50.000 free books. Many of the early eBooks are from the Project Gutenberg archive; now it offers also the opportunity to authors to self-publishing their work.
  • Feedbooks is another good source of main public-domain books. The portal also offers paid-for books.
  • The Internet Archive and the Open Library offer over 20,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. There is also a collection of 1.3 million modern eBooks that may be borrowed by anyone with a free account.


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Author: Adolfo Villafiorita

Last modified: 2020-06-02 Tue 14:29 (created on: 2020-03-18 Wed 00:00)

Published: 2020-06-05 Fri 18:24