How to find Great Free Audiobooks Online

Free stuff is great. And everybody seems to promise us free audiobooks online. But you don’t just want to download any ole’ books. You want to listen to THE BEST free audiobooks! Right?!

And you want to be sure that you can come back for more free audiobooks and aren’t accidentally signing up for a subscription. Right?!

Audiobooks are so popular these days. Which means there are more ways than ever to enjoy them without going broke. But, as they say, you get what you pay for. And I’ve seen lots of listicles with websites to download free audiobooks that were really disappointing.

Either the mentioned audiobook services were not available to everyone, the productions had bad quality, or the websites simply looked fishy.

Not having to pay anything is only half of the story. Just like I don’t watch every movie on Netflix only because it’s “free” for me, I don’t listen to every audiobook just because I can download it for free. I want awesome stories and the best voice actors!

I want to be thoroughly entertained!

So it was time to make my own blog post with websites for free audiobooks that I have used regularly myself and that I can in good conscience recommend to you.

On the following websites, you will find great selections of entertaining books performed by professional narrators. And you have so many titles to choose from that you’re likely to find a bunch of new 5-star listens, no matter which genre you like.

All of the following websites are, of course, completely legal!

(Unlike, by the way, audiobooks on YouTube. Please stay away from those!)

Get your Audiobooks for Free Online from these 6 Websites

Free Audiobook Codes

Listen to Audible audiobooks of your choice for free!

The Free Audiobook Codes website has a big catalog of free Audible books that is nicely sorted by genre. The page displays how many free audiobook codes are available for each book.

Once you’ve picked a book, click on “Get Promo Code”, choose your Audible marketplace (GB or US), and the code will be displayed right away on the website.

Follow the instructions to redeem it on the Audible website, and the book will be added to your Audible library.

You can use the Audible app for free, no need to sign up for a subscription with them. Just create a free account without putting in your payment information. Or log in with your Amazon email and password.

Authors and publishers choose to offer their audiobooks for free on this website as part of their promotional efforts!

PodBean offers free classic books in the public domain that are professionally narrated and produced. You can simply stream and listen to the free audiobooks online, or you can download the PodBean app and listen on your phone.

You don’t even have to create an account. Just click and enjoy!

Audio Freebies is a fantastic site to download free audiobooks. You can choose from a great catalog of books. The code will be displayed right away, and you can download the audiobook for free.

This is a very convenient, easy-to-use site with free audiobook codes for Audible, Spotify, and other platforms.

You can also listen to a sample directly on AudioFreebies to see if you like the narrator!

Audiobooks Unleashed

Audiobooks Unleashed is probably my favorite on this list. They have a wide variety of audiobooks from all genres and a really nice search function.

Just look through the catalog, pick an audiobook, and you’ll instantly receive a code for the Audible marketplace of your choice.

It’s all very hassle-free, and there’s a great team behind this website that produces and publishes audiobooks and helps indie authors with their promotion.

Audible Free Listens

Audible itself offers a selection of free audiobooks that don’t require a paid membership or even a trial sign-up. The link above takes you directly to their page of actually free audiobooks.

Simply log in as discussed above, and you can get to Audible’s free books in the same way as the audiobooks you got through free codes.

LibriVox is a project by volunteers who read books that are in the public domain. You can download any book in MP3 format and play it in the audiobook app of your choice.

Pin this list to revisit it later:

Audiobooks for free online: 6 Legal and Easy-to-Use Websites with Great Books

Free Audiobook Review Copies

Audiobook review copies are a little-known but absolutely awesome thing! Indie authors, narrators, and publishers give you an audiobook for free (usually in the form of an Audible promo code). And you return the favor by leaving an honest review on Audible to help other listeners make their buying decision.

And don’t worry, writing an Audible review isn’t all that difficult. No one will expect you to write a long book analysis! You can usually be done in 3-5 minutes.

Check out my list of the best places to find audiobook review copies and my guide on how to write a helpful Audible review in 3 minutes.

Free Audiobooks Online with your Library Card

Many libraries work with Overdrive Libby, Hoopla, and other digital platforms, so you can get ebooks and audiobooks for free online from your local library.

Please check your library’s website to find out which digital program they are part of and how you can access their free audiobooks!

Hoopla is a truly excellent audiobook app, and you can find so many fantastic books here! While you are usually limited in the number of downloads you get per month, this is the cheapest way to get the newest bestsellers in audio format.

Pin this list of websites with free audio books for later:

Where to find the best Free Audiobooks (image shows a person with long dark hair wearing pink headphones)

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22 thoughts on “How to find Great Free Audiobooks Online”

  1. Great post! All this time I never knew there were so many options for places to find good audiobooks. I started out using Scribd but then realized that I don’t listen to audiobooks as much as I thought I would, so I just stuck to my Audible subscription and use the credits to get books and that’s enough for me. I never knew that audiobooks were also included in Kindle Unlimited?! That’s definitely not common knowledge, I think? Will definitely have to check it out 🙂

    1. Haha, yeah, I stumbled over the Kindle Unlimited audiobooks by accident a few years ago. It’s such a great way to try out Audible. That’s why I’m writing so much about this 😀

    1. I tried Spotify two years ago or so. And back then, I found it too difficult to actually find audiobooks on there, so I gave up on it. I’ll check it out again, thank you 🙂

    1. Great! I’m keeping this list updated 🙂 One of my favorite websites for free audiobooks sadly closed down a few weeks ago. But new ones are taking its place.

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