Apple Lets You Download Six Free Audio Books Read by Celebrity Narrators: Start with Kate Beckinsale Reading Pride & Prejudice

A quick heads up: Apple has just released six clas­sic books read by celebri­ty nar­ra­tors. And they’re all free. The list includes:

From start to fin­ish, that’s 36 hours of free audio. For much more of that, vis­it our col­lec­tion: 1,000 Free Audio Books: Down­load Great Books for Free

Look­ing for free, pro­fes­­sion­al­­ly-read audio books from Here’s a great, no-strings-attached deal. If you start a 30 day free tri­al with, you can down­load two free audio books of your choice. Get more details on the offer here.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Oscar-Win­ning Actress Vio­la Davis Reads the Children’s Sto­ry, Rent Par­ty Jazz, for Jazz Appre­ci­a­tion Month

Christo­pher Lee Reads Four Clas­sic Hor­ror Sto­ries by Edgar Allan Poe (1979)

Bill Mur­ray Reads the Poet­ry of Lawrence Fer­linghet­ti, Wal­lace Stevens, Emi­ly Dick­in­son, Bil­ly Collins, Lorine Niedeck­er, Lucille Clifton & More

Pat­ti Smith Reads Oscar Wilde’s 1897 Love Let­ter De Pro­fundis: See the Full Three-Hour Per­for­mance

Hear Arthur C. Clarke Read 2001: A Space Odyssey: A Vin­tage 1976 Vinyl Record­ing

The Great Leonard Nimoy Reads H.G. Wells’ Sem­i­nal Sci-Fi Nov­el The War of the Worlds

Leonard Nimoy Reads Ray Brad­bury Sto­ries From The Mar­t­ian Chron­i­cles & The Illus­trat­ed Man (1975–76)

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  • Kimberly D. Robinson says:

    It’s a won­der­ful news to know Apple Com­pa­ny shares a free audio­book. Most of the Books are quite well known, users of ios will be glad to down­load it to there app store. I already grab my copy and start­ed lis­ten­ing to Pride and Prej­u­dice, nar­rat­ed by Kate Beck­in­sale and the sto­ry was amaz­ing! I’m excit­ed to try out the oth­er free audio­books.

    Kim­ber­ly D. Robin­son

  • Denice says:

    Thanks, Open cul­ture for the info! It’s a good deed for apple to share Free Audio­books List. Can’t wait to have my own.


  • Robert Bade says:

    I did­n’t like it. I nev­er heard a word of any of the 6 Jane Austin books adver­tised for free. I have messed with this web site for half an hour and noth­ing — going in cir­cles. Sur­pris­ing­ly, it did­n’t offer to let me pay, it was a small pre­view with no link to the goods.

  • Happy Scot says:

    Bril­liant — would nev­er have realised these were free on ITunes.
    Just down­loaded 4 of the 6. Thanks!

    (not sure what guy above is talk­ing about, no has­sle what­so­ev­er…)

  • Ramachandran says:

    I am inter­est­ed in books such option of free audio books will help to fill m6 inter­est

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  • khosrow says:

    look­ing for or I am inter­est­ed in books such option of free audio books will help to fill m6 interes

  • Victoria says:


  • Raʼno says:

    I want to read and lis­ten audio books

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