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Fiction & Literature

  • Austen, Jane – Northanger Abbey – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Austen, Jane – Persuasion – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice (read by Kate Beckinsale) – Free iTunes 
  • Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Austen, Jane – Pride and Prejudice (alternative version) – Spotify
  • Austen, Jane – Sense and Sensibility – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Stream – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Auster, Paul – Free Stream – “Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story”
  • Auster, Paul – Free MP3 – The Red Notebook (read by the author)\
  • Babel, Isaac – Free MP3 – “The Story of the Dovecote” (read by Nathan Englander) – Free MP3
  • Babel, Isaac – “You Must Know Everything” – Free MP3
  • Baldwin, James – “A Letter to My New Nephew” (read by Chris Rock) – YouTube
  • Baldwin, James – The Story of Siegfried – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Baldwin, James – Fifty Famous Stories Retold – Free MP3 Stream/Download
  • Ballard, JG – “A Place and A Time to Die” (Dramatized version) – Free MP3 Stream
  • Ballard, JG – “Track 12” and “Venus Smiles” – Free Stream
  • Ballard, JG – Cocaine Nights – Free Stream
  • Ballard, JG – “My Dream of Flying to Wake Island” (read by William Boyd) – Free MP3
  • Ballard, JG – The Drowned World – Free Stream
  • Ballard, JG – “The Stories of JG Ballard” (dramatized for radio) – Free Stream
  • Balzac, Honoré de – La Comédie Humaine (French) – Free Downloads
  • Balzac, Honoré de – Le Père Goriot – Free Stream/Download
  • Balzac, Honoré de – The Peasant Story of Napoleon – Free MP3
  • Barrie, JM – Peter Pan – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Barrodale, Amie – “William Wei” (read by James Franco) – Free MP3
  • Barthelme, Donald – “Chablis” (read by Etgar Keret) – Free Stream
  • Barthelme, Donald – “Concerning the Bodyguard” (read by Salman Rushdie) – Free MP3
  • Barthelme, Donald – “Game” and “School” (read by T.C. Boyle) – Free MP3
  • Barthelme, Donald – “I Bought a Little City” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Barthelme, Donald – “The Royal Treatment” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Baum, Frank L. – The Wizard of Oz (read by Tituss Burgess) – Free iTunes
  • Baum, Frank L. – The Wizard of Oz (Vol 1) – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Baum, Frank L. – The Marvelous Land of Oz (Vol 2) – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Baum, Frank L. – Ozma of Oz (Vol 3) – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Baum, Frank L. – Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (Vol 4) – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Baum, Frank L. – The Road to Oz (Vol 5) – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Baum, Frank L. – The Emerald City of Oz (Vol 6) – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Baum, Frank L. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz (Vol 7) – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Baum, Frank L. – Tik Tok of Oz (Vol 8) – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Baum, L. Frank – The Scarecrow of Oz  (Vol 9) – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Baum, L. Frank – Rinkitink in Oz (Vol 10) – Free MP3
  • Baum, L. Frank – The Lost Princess of Oz (Vol 11) – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Baum, Frank L. – The Tin Woodman of Oz (Vol 12) – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Baum, Frank L. – The Magic of Oz (Vol 13) – Free MP3
  • Baum, Frank L. – Glinda of Oz (Vol 14) – Free MP3
  • Beckett, Samuel – The Complete Short Prose, 1929-1989 – Free Audio Stream
  • Beckett, Samuel – Waiting for Godot (Live Reading) – Real Player
  • Beckett, Samuel – Waiting for Godot (Theatrical performance with Bert Lahr) – Spotify
  • Borges, Jorge Luis – ‘On Exactitude in Science’ – Free MP3/Stream
  • Borges, Jorge Luis –  Ibn Hakkan Al-Bokhari, Dead in his Labyrinth (Read by Orhan Pamuk) – Free Stream
  • Borges, Jorge Luis – Shakespeare’s Memory – Free Stream
  • Borges, Jorge Luis  – “The Book of Sand” – Free Stream
  • Borges, Jorge Luis – The Gospel According to Mark (read by Paul Theroux) – Free Stream
  • Bradbury, Ray – Futuria Fantasia (a sci fi short story collected edited by Ray Bradbury) – Free Stream
  • Bradbury, Ray – All Summer in a Day – Free Stream/MP3
  • Bradbury, Ray – The Golden Apples of the Sun – Free Stream/MP3
  • Bradbury, Ray – The Pedestrian – YouTube
  • Bradbury, Ray – The Martian Chronicles & The Illustrated Man Read by Leonard Nimoy – YouTube
  • Bradbury, Ray – The Martian Chronicles (Radio drama with Derek Jacobi & Hayley Atwell) – Spotify
  • Bradbury, Ray – Radio Dramas of Bradbury Stories – Free Stream
  • Bradbury, Ray –  “The Last Night of the World” – Soundcloud
  • Brodkey, Harold – “Dumbness is Everything” (read by Michael Cunningham) – Free Stream
  • Brodkey, Harold – “Spring Fugue” (read by Jeffrey Eugenides) – Free MP3
  • Brodkey, Harold – “The State of Grace” (read by Richard Ford ) – Free Stream
  • Bronte, Anne – Agnes Grey – Free iTunes
  • Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre – Free iTunes – Free MP3 – Another Free MP3
  • Bronte, Charlotte – The Professor – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Bronte, Emily – Wuthering Heights – Free MP3 – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Brown, Margaret Wise – Good Night Moon (Read by Susan Sarandon) – YouTube
  • Burnett, Frances Hodgson – The Secret Garden (Read by Karen Gillan) – Free iTunes
  • Burroughs, William S. – Call Me Burroughs (his first spoken word album) – Spotify
  • Burroughs, William S. – “Ghosts of Chance” – YouTube
  • Burroughs, William S. – Junky – MP3s
  • Burroughs, William S. – Let Me Hang You (posthumous album featuring readings of Naked Lunch to music) – Spotify
  • Burroughs, William S. – The Best of William Burroughs, Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales, Dead City Radio, Break Through in Grey Room, and Call Me Burroughs – Spotify
  • Burroughs, William S. – “Thanksgiving Prayer” – YouTube
  • Burroughs, William S. – The Road to the Western Lands – Spotify
  • Calvino, Italo – Invisible Cities (excerpts read by Calvino) – Free Stream
  • Calvino, Italo – “Love Far from Home” (read by Salman Rushdie) – Free Stream
  • Calvino, Italo – The Night Driver (read by Jeanette Winterson) – Free Stream
  • Calvino, Italo – “The Daughters of the Moon” (read by Robert Coover) – Free Stream
  • Carroll, Lewis – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Carroll, Lewis – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (read by Cory Doctorow) – Multiple formats
  • Carroll, Lewis – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (read by Sir John Gielgud) – Stream/Spotify
  • Carroll, Lewis – Sylvie and Bruno – Free MP3 – Free MP3 – Free iTunes
  • Carroll, Lewis – Sylvie and Bruno Concluded – Free MP3 – Free iTunes
  • Carroll, Lewis – The Game of Logic – Free iTunes
  • Carroll, Lewis – Through the Looking Glass – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Carroll, Lewis – Through the Looking Glass (Read by Joan Greenwood, Stanley Holloway) – Spotify
  • Carver, Raymond – “Cathedral” (read by James Naughton) – YouTube
  • Carver, Raymond – “Chef’s House” (read by David Means) – Free MP3
  • Carver, Raymond – “Fat” (read by Anne Enright) – Free MP3
  • Carver, Raymond – “The Students’ Wife (read by Richard Ford) – Free MP3
  • Carver, Raymond – “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” (Read by Carver) – Free MP3
  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de – Don Quixote – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Chabon, Michael – “S. Angel” – Free Stream
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey – Canterbury Tales – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Cheever, John – “The Death of Justina” (read by John Cheever) – Free Stream/Download
  • Cheever, John ” The Enormous Radio” (read by Nathan Englander) – Free Stream
  • Cheever, John – “The Reunion” (read by Richard Ford) – Free MP3
  • Cheever, John – “The Swimmer” (read by Anne Enright) – Free MP3
  • Cheever, John – “The Swimmer” (read by Cheever himself) – Free Stream
  • Cheever, John – “The Five-Forty-Eight” (read by Mary Gaitskill) – Free Stream
  • Chekhov, Anton – Collected Stories – Free MP3 Stream/Download
  • Chekhov, Anton – “The Beauties” (read by Philip Pullman) – Free MP3
  • Chesterton, G.K. – The Man Who Was Thursday – Free iTunesFree Stream
  • Chekhov, Anton – Collected Stories – Free multiple formats
  • Chekhov, Anton – “The First Class Passenger,” “Harmfulness of Tobacco” and “A Transgression” (Read by Michale Redgrave) – Spotify
  • Chabon, Michael – “S Angel” (read by author) – Free Stream/Download
  • Chopin, Kate – The Awakening – Free iTunes
  • Chopin, Kate – Selected Stories – Multiple Formats
  • Christian Andersen, Hans – Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including The Emperor’s New Clothes, read by Sir Michael Redgrave – Free Spotify
  • Christian Andersen, Hans – Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Free MP3
  • Christian Andersen, Hans – The Emperor’s New Clothes – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Clarke, Arthur C. – “A Walk in the Dark” (A dramatized version of the text) – Free MP3 Stream
  • Clarke, Arthur C. – “Breaking Strain” – YouTube
  • Clarke, Arthur C. – Childhood’s End (Excerpts read by the author) – YouTube
  • Clarke, Arthur C. – “Hammer of God” – Free MP3
  • Clarke, Arthur C. – “The Nine Billion Names of God” and “The Star” – Free Stream/Download
  • Clarke, Arthur C. – “The Star” (Radio Drama) – YouTube
  • Conan Doyle, Arthur – Beyond the City – Free MP3
  • Conan Doyle, Arthur – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Radio Drama, Starring John Gielgud, Orson Welles & Ralph Richardson – Free Stream
  • Conan Doyle, Arthur – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (64 Hours of Readings) – Spotify
  • Conan Doyle, Arthur – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Free iTunes – Free MP3 – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Conan Doyle, Arthur – The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Conan Doyle, Arthur –  The Mystery of Cloomber – Free MP3
  • Conan Doyle, Arthur – The Return of Sherlock Holmes – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Conan Doyle, Arthur – The Speckled Band – Free iTunesFree Stream
  • Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness (Narrated by Hayward Morse) – Spotify
  • Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness (Orson Welles’ radio drama from 1938) – YouTube
  • Conrad, Joseph – Lord Jim – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Conrad, Joseph – The Secret Agent – Free iTunes – Free MP3 – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Conrad, Joseph – The Secret Sharer – Free MP3
  • Conrad, Joseph – The Secret Sharer – YouTube
  • Cooper, James Fenimore – Jack Tier, or the Florida Reef – Free MP3
  • Cooper, James Fenimore – The Last of the Mohicans – Free iTunes – Free MP3–  Free MP3 Zip File
  • Crane, Stephen – The Open Boat – Free MP3 – Free iTunes
  • Crane, Stephen – The Red Badge of Courage – Free iTunes – Free MP3 – Alternate MP3
  • Dante Alighieri – The Divine Comedy (English) – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Dante Alighieri – The Divine Comedy (Italian) – Free Stream from Princeton University
  • Dante Alighieri – Divina Commedia  (Full reading in Italian) – Free Stream/MP3
  • Dante Alighieri – The Inferno, Cantos I-VIII (Read by John Ciardi) – Spotify
  • Danticat, Edwidge – Water Child (read by Junot Diaz) – Free MP3 – Free iTunes
  • Danticat, Edwidge – “Seven” (read by Junot Diaz) – Free Stream
  • Defoe, Daniel – Robinson Crusoe – Free iTunes – Free MP3 – Free MP3 Zip file
  • Defoe, Daniel – Robinson Crusoe (alternate version read by Nigel Graham) – Spotify
  • DeLillo’s, Don – “Baader-Meinhof” (read by Chang-rae Lee) – MP3
  • DeLillo, Don –  “The Itch” – Free Stream
  • Diaz, Junot – “Alma” (read by Victor Rasuk) – YouTube
  • Diaz, Junot – “How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie)” – Free MP3
  • Diaz, Junot – “The Cheaters Guide to Love” – YouTube
  • Dick, Philip K. – “Beyond Lies the Wub” – Free MP3
  • Dick, Philip K. – “Mr. Spaceship” – Free iTunes – Free Stream & Download
  • Dick, Philip K. – “Second Variety” – Free MP3 Zip File – Free iTunes
  • Dick, Philip K. – “The Crystal Crypt” & “Beyond the Door” – Free iTunes – Free Stream
  • Dick, Philip K. – “The Defenders” – Free MP3
  • Dick, Philip K. – “The Eyes Have It” – Free MP3
  • Dick, Philip K. – “The Gun” – YouTube
  • Dick, Philip K. – “The Hanging Stranger” – Free MP3
  • Dick, Philip K. – “The Skull” – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Dick, Philip K – “The Variable Man” – Free Stream – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Dick, Philip K – “Tony and the Beetles” – MP3 Part 1 – MP3 Part II
  • Dick, Philip K – Radio Plays – Stream
  • Dickens, Charles – 24 Hours of Dickens Stories Featuring Classic Recordings by Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles & More – Free YouTube
  • Dickens, Charles – A Christmas Carol – Free iTunes – Free MP3s – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Dickens, Charles – A Christmas Carol (Read by Neil Gaiman) – Free Stream
  • Dickens, Charles – A Tale of Two Cities – Free iTunes – Free MP3s – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Dickens, Charles – Bleak House – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Dickens, Charles – Christmas Stories – Free MP3s
  • Dickens, Charles – David Copperfield – Free iTunes – Free MP3s – Free MP3s
  • Dickens, Charles – Great Expectations – Free iTunes – Free MP3s – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Dickens, Charles – Hard Times – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Dickens, Charles – Oliver Twist – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Dickens, Charles – “The Christmas Tree” (Read by Simon Callow) – Free StreamFree MP3
  • Dodge, Mary Mapes – Hans Brinker – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – Crime and Punishment – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – Notes from the Underground – Free MP3
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – The Brothers Karamazov – Free iTunes – Free Stream – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – The Dream of a Ridiculous Man – Free Stream/Download
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – The Gambler – Free MP3 Zip File – Free Stream
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – The Grand Inquisitor (dramatic reading) – Free Stream – Free MP3 Zip
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – The Idiot – Free MP3 Zip File – Free Stream
  • Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – The Possessed – Free MP3
  • Doyle, Roddy – “Bullfighting” (Read by Dave Eggers) – Free MP3
  • Dr Who Audio DramasSpotify
  • Dreiser, Theodore – Sister Carrie – Free MP3
  • Dumas, Alexandre – The Comte de Monte Cristo – Free iTunes – Free MP3s – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Dumas, Alexandre – The Three Musketeers – Free iTunes – Free Stream – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Eliot, George – Silas Marner – Free MP3
  • Eliot, George – Middlemarch – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Eliot, T.S. – The Cocktail Party (Performed by Alec Guinness & Cathleen Nesbitt) – Free Spotify
  • Faulkner, William –  “Shingles for the Lord” – Free Stream
  • Faulkner, William – Faulkner Reads Faulkner – Free Stream
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott – Bernice Bobs Her Hair – Free iTunes –  Free MP3s/Stream
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott – Flappers and Philosophers – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott – Tales of the Jazz Age – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Beautiful and Damned – Free iTunes – Free MP3s/Stream
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Great Gatsby – Free Stream
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott – This Side of Paradise – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Flaubert, Gustave – Madame Bovary – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Flaubert, Gustave – Three Short Works
  • Ford, Richard – “Displaced” (Read by Richard Ford)
  • Forster, E.M. – A Room with a View – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Forster, E. M. – Howards End – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Forster, E.M. – “The Machine Stops” – Free iTunes
  • Gaiman, Neil – Coraline (Read in its entirety by Neil Gaiman and friends) – Video
  • Gaiman, Neil – “A Study in Emerald” – Free iTunes
  • Gaiman, Neil – “How to Talk to Other Girls at Parties” – Free MP3
  • Gaiman, Neil – “Orange” (read live) – Free Video
  • Gaiman, Neil – “Other People” (read by Neil Gaiman) – Free Video
  • Gaiman, Neil – The Graveyard Book (read by Neil Gaiman) – Free Video
  • Gaiman, Neil – “Troll Bridge” (read live, starts at 4:00 mark) – Free iTunes
  • Gaiman, Neil – “The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury” (read by Neil Gaiman) – Free Stream
  • Gaiman, Neil – “The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains” – Free MP3
  • Gaitskill, Mary – “The Other Place” (read by Jennifer Egan) – Free MP3
  • Geng, Veronica – “Love Trouble Is My Business” (read by Jonathan Franzen) – Free MP3
  • Gogol, Nikolai – Dead Souls – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Gogol, Nikolai – “The Nose” – Free MP3
  • Gogol, Nikolai – The Overcoat and Other Short Stories – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Gordimer, Nadine – “A Style of Her Own” and “The Bridegroom” (read by the author, 1961) – Free Stream/Download
  • Gordimer, Nadine – “City Lovers” (read by Tessa Hadley) – Free MP3
  • Gordimer, Nadine – “Loot” (read by author) – YouTube
  • Gordimer, Nadine – “The Pet” (read by Joseph O’Neill) – Free Stream
  • Grahame, Kenneth – The Reluctant Dragon (read by Boris Karloff) – YouTube
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel – House of the Seven Gables – Free MP3s
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel – Rappaccini’s Daughter – Free Stream
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel – The Scarlet Letter – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel – The Scarlet Letter – Spotify
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel – “Wakefield” (Read by Paul Auster) – YouTube
  • Hayden, Julie – “Day-Old Baby Rats” (read by Lorrie Moore) Free MP3
  • Heinlein, Robert – Methuselah’s Children (abridged) – Free Stream/MP3
  • Hemingway, Ernest – A Farewell to Arms (1948 radio drama) – YouTube
  • Hemingway, Ernest – Ernest Hemingway Reads Ernest Hemingway – Free Stream
  • Hemingway, Ernest – Homage to Switzerland (read by Julian Barnes) – Free MP3
  • Hemingway, Ernest – “In Harry’s Bar in Venice” (a short story read by Hemingway: .au format.gsm format.ra format)
  • Hemingway, Ernest – “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (read by Charleston Heston) – Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4
  • Hesse, Hermann – Siddhartha – Free MP3 – Spotify
  • Hitchcock, Alfred – Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories for Young People – Spotify
  • Homer, The Iliad (Based on Samuel Butler Translation) – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Homer, The Odyssey (Based on Samuel Butler Translation) – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Hughes, Langston – “Simple on Indian Blood”(read by Ossie Davis) – Free Stream
  • Hughes, Langston – “A Toast to Harlem” (read by Ossie Davis) – Free Stream
  • Hughes, Langston – “Last Whipping” (read by Ossie Davis) – Free Stream
  • Hughes, Langston – “Feet Live Their Own Life” (read by Ossie Davis) – Free Stream
  • Hugo, Victor – Les Misérables Vol. 1 – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Hugo, Victor – Les Misérables – Radio drama narrated by Orson Welles – Multiple formats
  • Hugo, Victor – The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Free MP3 – Free iTunes
  • Hugo, Victor – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Abridged version read by Christopher Lee) – Spotify
  • Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World (Dramatized version read by Huxley) – Free Stream
  • Huxley, Aldous – Crome Yellow – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Irving, Washington – Rip Van Winkle – Free MP3
  • Irving, Washington – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • James, Henry – Daisy Miller – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • James, Henry – “Greville Fane” (read by Cynthia Ozick) – Free Stream/Download
  • James, Henry – The Turn of the Screw – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Johnson, Denis – “Emergency” (read by Tobias Wolff) MP3
  • Joyce, James – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File – Free Stream
  • Joyce, James – Chamber Music – Free iTunes – Free Stream
  • Joyce, James – Dubliners – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File – Free Stream – Free on Spotify
  • Joyce, James – “Eveline” (read by Sebastian Barry) – Free MP3
  • Joyce, James – Finnegans Wake – Free Stream
  • Joyce, James –  “The Dead” – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Joyce, James – “The Dead” (Read by Cynthia Nixon & Colum McCann) – Free Stream
  • Joyce, James – “The Dead” (Read by Bart Wolffe) – Spotify
  • Joyce, James – Ulysses – Free Stream Various Formats
  • July, Miranda – “Ron Spivey” (read by David Sedaris) – Free MP3
  • Kafka, Franz – “A Little Fable” (Read by David Foster Wallace) – Free Stream
  • Kafka, Franz – “A Hunger Artist” (read by Hanif Kureishi) – Free MP3
  • Kafka, Franz – “Before the Law” – Free MP3
  • Kafka, Franz – “In the Penal Colony – Free MP3
  • Kafka, Franz – The Metamorphosis – Free iTunes – Free MP3 – Free Stream – Spotify
  • Karloff, Boris – Tales of the Frightened – YouTube
  • Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg, etc — 18 Hours of Beat Readings — Spotify
  • Kincaid, Jamaica – “Figures in the Distance” (read by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) – Free MP3
  • Kincaid, Jamaica – “Girl” and “Wingless” (read by Edwidge Danticat) – Free Stream
  • King, Stephen – “Afterlife” – YouTube
  • Kipling, Rudyard – Kim – Free iTunes
  • Kipling, Rudyard – Just So Stories for Little Children – Free iTunes – Free MP3/Stream
  • Kipling, Rudyard – Rikki-Tikki-Tavi – Free MP3
  • Kipling, Rudyard – “The Elephant’s Child” – Free MP3
  • Kipling, Rudyard – The Jungle Story – Free MP3 Zip File
  • L’Heureux, John – “Three Short Moments in a Long Life” – Free MP3 Stream
  • Lawrence, D.H. – Everlasting Flowers – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Lawrence, D.H. – A Woman and Her Dead Husband – Free MP3
  • Le Guin, Ursula – “The End” (Dramatized version) – Free MP3 Stream
  • Leroux, Gaston – The Phantom of the Opera (abridged) – Spotify
  • Lewis, C.S. – The Chronicles of Narnia – Free MP3s
    • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    • Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    • The Silver Chair
    • The Horse and His Boy
    • The Magician’s Nephew
    • The Last Battle
  • Lewis, C.S. – Spirits in Bondage – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Lewis, C.S. – The Screwtape Letters (narrated by John Cleese) – YouTube
  • Lewis, Sinclair – Babbit – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Lewis, Sinclair – It Can’t Happen Here (reading of an adapted play) – YouTube
  • Lewis, Sinclair – Main Street – Free MP3s – Free iTunes
  • London, Jack – Call of the Wild – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • London, Jack – The Heathen – Free MP3
  • London, Jack -To Build a Fire – Free MP3
  • London, Jack – White Fang – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth – Selected Works – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Lovecraft, H.P. – The Call of of Cthulhu (Read by Garrick Hagan) – Free YouTube – Free Stream Part 1Free Stream Part 2
  • Lovecraft, H.P – The Call of of Cthulhu & Other Stories – Spotify
  • Lovecraft, H.P. – The Outsider and The Hound (read by Roddy McDowall) – Free
  • Lovecraft, H.P. – The Collected Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft – Free Mp3 Zip File – Free Stream
  • Lucretius – On the Nature of Things – Free MP3 Zip File – Free iTunes
  • Lu Xun – A Madman’s Diary and Other Stories – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Mann, Thomas – Death in Venice – Free MP3s/Download
  • McCabe, Eugene – Annahullian (read by Colm Tóibín) – Free MP3
  • McCann, Colum – “Transatlantic” (read by author) – Free MP3
  • McEwan, Ian – “My Purple Scented Novel” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Melville, Herman – Moby-Dick – Free Stream – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Melville, Herman – Moby-Dick read by Celebrities (Benedict Cumberbatch, John Waters, Stephen Fry, Tilda Swinton & More) – Free Stream/Download
  • Melville, Herman – Moby-Dick read by Other Celebrities – SoundCloud
  • Melville, Herman – Moby-Dick (Abridged version read by Hayward Morse) – Spotify
  • Melville, Herman – Typee – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Miller, Arthur – Readings from The Crucible and Death of a Salesman – Spotify
  • Miller Jr, Walter M. – A Canticle for Leibowitz (Dramatized Version) – Free Stream
  • Miller, William – Rent Party Jazz (read by Viola Davis) – YouTube
  • Milne, A.A. – Winnie the Pooh (read Disney Book Group) – Free iTunes
  • Milton, John – Paradise Lost – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Milton, John – Paradise Regained – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Montgomery, Lucy Maud – Anne of Green Gables – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Moore, Lorrie – “Paper Losses” (read by Gary Shteyngart) – Free Stream
  • Munro, Alice – “Axis” – Free MP3
  • Murakami, Haruki – “Barn Burning” – Free Stream
  • Murakami, Haruki – “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning” – Free Stream
  • Murakami, Haruki – “U.F.O. in Kushiro” – Free Stream
  • Nabokov, Vladimir – My Russian Education (Read by Orhan Pamuk) – Free MP3
  • Nabokov, Vladimir – “Pnin” – Free Stream
  • Nabokov, Vladimir – Signs and Symbols – Free iTunes
  • Nabokov, Vladimir – Vladimir Nabokov Reads from Lolita & Selected Poems – Spotify
  • Nin, Anais – “Under a Glass Bell” (Read by the author) – YouTube
  • Northup, Solomon – Twelve Years a Slave – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • NPR – Star Wars Trilogy Radio Drama – YouTube
  • O’Connor, Flannery – “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” (Read by author in 1959) – Stream/Download
  • O’Connor, Flannery – “Everything That Rises Must Converge” (Read by Estelle Parsons) – YouTube
  • O’Connor, Flannery – “Revelation” (Read by Studs Terkel) – Stream
  • O’Connor, Frank – “The Man of the World” (read by Julian Barnes) MP3
  • O Henry, The Gift of the Magi – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Oates, Joyce Carol – “Mastiff” (read by Louise Erdrich) – Free Stream
  • Orwell, George – 1984 (Radio Drama from 1949 starting David Niven) – Free Stream
  • Orwell, George – 1984 (Complete reading by Pacifica Radio) – Soundcloud
  • Orwell, George – Animal Farm – Spotify version
  • Orwell, George – Homage to Catalonia – Chapter 1 here – Remaining Chapters here
  • Oz, Amos – “The King of Norway” (read by Jonathan Safran Foer) – Free Stream
  • Ozick, Cynthia – “The Shawl” (read by Joyce Carol Oates) – Free Stream
  • Paley, Grace – “Love” (read by George Saunders) – Free Stream
  • Plath, Sylvia – Three Women (a radio play) – Free Stream
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – 5 Hours of Edgar Allan Poe Stories Read by Vincent Price & Basil Rathbone – Spotify
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Essential Edgar Allan Poe – Spotify
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Complete Works Vol. 1 – Free iTunes – Free Stream/Download
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  • Poe, Edgar Allan – “The Masque of the Red Death” and Annabel Lee (read by William S. Burroughs) – Free YouTube Audio
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Cask of Amontillado – Free MP3/Stream 
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Mask of the Red Death (read by William S. Burroughs) – Spotify
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Pit and the Pendulum – Free MP3
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven – Free MP3
  •  Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven (read by Stan Lee) – YouTube
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven (read by James Earl Jones) – YouTube
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven (read by Neil Gaiman) – YouTube
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven (read by John Astin) – YouTube
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven (as read by Anne Waldman) – SoundCloud
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven (read by Christopher Lee) – YouTube
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven (read by Vincent Price) – YouTube
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven (read by Christopher Walken) – YouTube
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Tell Tale Heart – Free MP3
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Tell Tale Heart (read by Christopher Lee) – Free YouTube Audio
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Tell Tale Heart (read by Iggy Pop) – Free YouTube Audio
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Tell Tale Heart, Silence, Annabel Lee (read by James Mason) – Free Stream
  • Porter, Eleanor – Pollyanna – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Price, Vincent – The Price of Fear (Classic radio show featuring Vincent Price) – Free YouTube
  • Pritchett, V.S. – The Rescue (Read by Jonathan Lethem) – Free Stream
  • Prokofiev, Sergei – Peter and the Wolf (Narrated by David Bowie) – Spotify
  • Proust, Marcel – À La Recherche Du Temps Perdu (Œuvre Intégrale) (in French) – Free Stream
  • Pushkin, Alexander – Eugene Onegin – Free MP3 Stream – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Ratcliffe, Stephen – Continuum – Free MP3 Stream
  • Rand, Ayn – Anthem – Spotify
  • Remarque, Erich Maria – All Quiet on the Western Front – Free Stream
  • Ruskin, John – The Golden River – Free MP3
  • Safran Foer, Jonathan – “Love is Blind and Deaf” – Video Animation
  • Saramago, José – “The Centaur” (Read by Nadine Gordimer) – Free MP3
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul (Performed by Lucy Lawless and Jaime Murray) – Free Stream
  • Sedaris, David – “The Mouse and the Snake” from Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary – Free MP3 – Web site
  • Sedaris, David – “Six to Eight Black Men” from the album ‘Live at Carnegie Hall’ – YouTube Audio
  • Sedaris, David – “Solution to Saturday’s Puzzle”from When You Are Engulfed in Flames – Free MP3
  • Sendak, Maurice – Where the Wild Things Are (read by Christopher Walken) – YouTube
  • Seuss, Dr. – Green Eggs and Ham (read by Neil Gaiman) – YouTube
  • Seuss, Dr. – How The Grinch Stole Christmas (read by Boris Karloff) – Spotify
  • Seuss, Dr. – How The Grinch Stole Christmas (read by Keith Morrison) – YouTube
  • Sewell, Anna – Black Beauty – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Schwartz, Delmore – “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities” (Read by Lou Reed) – Free Stream
  • Shakespeare, William – A 68 Hour Playlist of Shakespeare’s Plays Being Performed by Great Actors: Gielgud, McKellen & More – Free on Spotify
  • Shakespeare, William – 10 Plays Performed by Orson Welles on the Radio – Free Stream
  • Shakespeare, William – All’s Well Ends Well – Free Stream – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Shakespeare, William – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Shakespeare, William – Antony and Cleopatra – Free iTunes – Free Stream – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Shakespeare, William – As You Like It – Free iTunes – Free Stream – Free Mp3 Zip File
  • Shakespeare, William – Comedy of Errors – Free iTunes – Free Stream – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Shakespeare, William – Coriolanus – Free iTunes – Free Stream – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Shakespeare, William – Cymbeline – Free iTunes – Free Stream – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Shakespeare, William – Hamlet – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Shakespeare, William – Hamlet (French translation by Marcel Pagnol) – SpotifyYouTube
  • Shakespeare, William – Hamlet (Starring John Gielgud) – Spotify + Archive.org
  • Shakespeare, William – Julius Caesar – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Shakespeare, William – King Lear – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Shakespeare, William – Macbeth (with Alec Guinness) – Free Spotify
  • Shakespeare, William – Romeo and Juliet – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Shakespeare, William – The Merchant of Venice – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Shakespeare, William – The Sonnets – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Shakespeare, William – The Sonnets (read by Sir John Gielgud) – Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4
  • Shakespeare, William – The Tragedy of MacBeth – Free iTunes
  • Shaw, George Bernard – Pygmalion – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein (narrated by Aaron Mahnke of the Lore podcast) – Free iTunes
  • Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein (Abridged version read by Christophe Lee) – Spotify
  • Shepard, Sam – “Indianapolis (Highway 74)” read by Dave Eggers – Free Stream
  • Silverstein, Shel – The Giving Tree (Animated film narrated by the author) – YouTube
  • Silverstein, Shel – The Giving Tree (Read by Arianna Huffington) – YouTube
  • Sinclair, Upton – The Jungle – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis – Disguised (read by Nathan Englander) – Free MP3
  • Smith, Zadie – “Escape from New York” (read by Zadie Smith) – Free Audio Stream
  • Stein, Gertrude – If I Told Him: a Completed Portrait of Picasso – Free MP3
  • Stein, Gertrude – Matisse – Free MP3
  • Stein, Gertrude – The Fifteenth Of November . . . T. S. Eliot – Free MP3
  • Stein, Gertrude – The Making of Americans – Free MP3
  • Steinbeck, John – “The Snake” and “Johnny Bear” – Free Stream – Spotify
  • Sterne, Laurence – The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman – Free Stream: Vol 1. – Vol 2. – Vol 3. – Vol 4. 
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – Free MP3
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Read by Christopher Lee) – Spotify
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island – Free MP3
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island (Read by Hans Conried) – Spotify
  • Stoker, Bram – Dracula – Free iTunes
    • See alternative version here. (full zip file)
  • Stoker, Bram – Dracula (Read by Christopher Lee) – Spotify
  • Stone, Tanya Lee – The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams (Read by Kiernan Shipka) – YouTube
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher – Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Swift, Jonathan – Gulliver’s Travels – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Thayer, Ernest Lawrence – Casey at the Bat – Free iTunes – Free MP3
  • Thomas, Dylan – A Child’s Christmas in Wales (read by Thomas) – Youtube
  • Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina – Free Stream
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  • Tolstoy, Leo – Five Short Stories – Spotify
  • Tolstoy, Leo – Selected Short Stories – Free Stream/MP3
  • Tolstoy, Leo – What Men Live By and Other Tales – Free iTunes
  • Tolstoy, Leo – War & Peace Book 1Book 2Book 3Book 4Book 5Book 6Book 7Book 8Book 9 (Zip Files)
  • Tolstoy, Leo – Selected Short Stories – Free Multiple formats
  • Wells, Tower – “Leopard” (Read by David Sedaris) – Free MP3 Stream
  • Trollope, Anthony – Barchester Towers – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Multiple versions here
  • Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Free MP3
  • Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Spotify version
  • Twain, Mark – The Prince and the Pauper – Free iTunes – Free MP3 Zip File – Free Stream
  • Unknown – Epic of Gilgamesh – Free iTunes
  • Unknown – Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Updike, John – “Playing with Dynamite” (read by Roger Angell) – Free MP3
  • Updike, John – “A & P.” (read by Allegra Goodman) – Free MP3
  • Updike, John –  “The City” (read by John Updike) – Free Stream
  • Updike, John – “The Lovely Troubled Daughters of Our Old Crowd” – YouTube
  • Updike, John – “Twin Beds in Rome” – Free Stream
  • Verne, Jules – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Free MP3 Zip File – Free iTunes
  • Verne, Jules – Around the World in 80 Days – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Verne, Jules – Mysterious Island – Free iTunes
  • Verne, Jules – The Master of the World – Free MP3
  • Voltaire – Candide – Free MP3
  • Vonnegut, Kurt – 2BR02B – Free MP3
  • Vonnegut, Kurt – “Harrison Bergeron” – Free MP3
  • Vonnegut, Kurt – The Big Trip Up Yonder – Free MP3
  • Vonnegut, Kurt – Slaughterhouse 5, Cat’s Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, Welcome to the Monkey House (Abridged readings by Vonnegut) – Spotify
  • Vonnegut, Kurt – “The Drone” – Free Stream
  • Vonnegut, Kurt – The Soldier’s Story (as a radio opera) – Free Stream
  • Wallace, David Foster – “Good People” – Free Stream
  • Wallace, David Foster – “The View from Mrs. Thompson’s” (read by DFW) – Free MP3
  • Waugh, Evelyn – Brideshead Revisit, Abridged (read by Sir John Gielgud) –  Stream
  • Welles, Orson – “The Shadow” radio drama (Performed by Welles) – Free MP3
  • Wells, HG – The Invisible Man- Free iTunes – Free Stream
  • Wells, HG – Magic Shop – Free Stream
  • Wells, HG – Time Machine (narrated by Kelsey Grammer) – Free iTunes
  • Wells, HG – Time Machine – Free iTunesFree Stream
  • Wells, HG – Time Machine (dramatized version) – Spotify
  • Wells, HG – The War of the Worlds – Free iTunes
  • Wells, HG – The War of the Worlds (Famous 1938 radio adaptation by Orson Welles) – Stream
  • Wells, HG – The War of the Worlds (Read by Maxwell Caulfield) – Spotify
  • Welty, Eudora – “The Wide Net” (read by the author) – YouTube – Cornell Web Site
  • Welty, Eudora – “Where Is the Voice Coming From?” (read by Joyce Carol Oates) – MP3
  • Welty, Eudora – “Why I Live at the P.O.” – YouTube
  • Wharton, Edith – The Age of Innocence – Free iTunes
  • Wharton, Edith – The Fulness of Life – Free MP3
  • Wilde, Oscar – The Happy Prince – Free MP3
    • Version read by Stephen Fry – YouTube
    • Version read by Orson Welles and Bing Crosby – YouTube
  • Wilde, Oscar – The Importance of Being Earnest (Performed by John Gielgud) – Free
  • Wilde, Oscar – The Importance of Being Earnest – Free MP3
  • Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray – Free iTunes – Free MP3s
  • Wolff, Tobias – “Bullet in the Brain” (read by T. Coraghessan Boyle) (MP3)
  • Wolff, Tobias – “The Night in Question” (read by Akhil Sharma) (MP3)
  • Woolf, Virginia – “A Haunted House” – Free MP3 – Free iTunes
  • Woolf, Virginia, – Jacob’s Room – MP3 Zip File – Free Stream
  • Woolf, Virginia – “The Searchlight” – Free MP3
  • Woolf, Virginia – The Voyage Out – Free Stream
  • Woolf, Virginia – The Short Stories – Spotify
  • Wyss, Johann David – The Swiss Family Robinson – Free MP3 Zip File

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