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You can now download hundreds of audiobooks from Audible for FREE

Written by
Kate Lloyd

If you’re the kind of person who likes to disappear from reality into an audiobook, you’re in luck. To help those in self-isolation, Audible has just opened up a huge chunk of its collection to readers/listeners for free.

All you have to do to get access is visit this site. There, you’ll be met with classics (various Brontës, Jane Austen, Chaucer, Shakespeare and F Scott Fitzgerald – a real all-star squad) as well as less highbrow reads. Who couldn’t use a comforting night in with Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, right now?

The collection is broken down into categories including Elementary, Teen, Tween, Literary Classics and Folk Tales. You can also get books narrated in languages like Spanish and German if those are your mother tongues, or you just fancy flexing some linguistic muscle while you keep yourself indoors. No log-in is needed to browse the books and you can access the collection via computer browser or your phone. Get listening! And if that’s not enough audiobook action for you, you’ll find more at BBC Sounds and Open Culture.

More things to do at home?

Stream a digital yoga class

Go on an online museum tour

See a virtual art exhibition

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