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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
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  • Angelou, Maya – On the Pulse of Morning (read by the author) – YouTube
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  • Bukowski, Charles – The Laughing Heart (read by Tom Waits) – YouTube Audio
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  • Burton, Tim – The Nightmare Before Christmas (read by Christopher Lee) – YouTube Video
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  • Coleridge, Samuel – The Dungeon – Free MP3
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  • Crane, Hart – “The Broken Tower” and “The Hurricane” (read by Tennessee Williams) – Vimeo
  • Crowley, Aleister – Poems by Aleister Crowley (read by Aleister Crowley) – Spotify
  • Cummings, EE – Somewhere I Have Never Travelled – (read by author) – YouTube
  • Cummings, EE – Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town – (read by author) – YouTube
  • Dante – Inferno (read by John Ciardi) – Spotify
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  • Dickinson, Emily – An 8 Hour Reading of Emily Dickinson Poetry- YouTube
  • Dickinson, Emily – The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Series 1 – Free iTunes – Free MP3
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  • Dickinson, Emily – Because I Could Not Stop for Death – Free MP3
  • Dickinson, Emily – Hope Is the Thing With Feathers – Free MP3
  • Dickinson, Emily – ‘I Started Early–Took My Dog’ – YouTube
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  • Donne, John – Death, Be Not Proud – Free Stream/MP3
  • Donne, John – The Good-morrow – Free Stream/MP3
  • Donne, John – The Sunne Rising – Free MP3
  • Ehrmann, Max – Desiderata (Read by Leonard Nimoy) – YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. – Four Quartets (Read by T.S. Eliot) – YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. – Four Quartets (Read by Alec Guinness) – YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. – Journey of the Magi(Read by T.S. Eliot) – YouTube
  • Eliot, T.S. – Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats (Read by T.S. Eliot) – Spotify playlist
  • Eliot, T.S. – The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
  • Eliot, T.S. – The Waste Land – Free MP3
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  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence – A Coney Island of the Mind – Spotify
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence – Selections from A Coney Island of the Mind (read by author) – Free MP3 – Free Stream
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence – Baseball Canto – Free MP3/Stream
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  • Frost, Robert – A Line Storm Song – Free MP3
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  • Frost, Robert – The Gift Outright (read by author) – YouTube
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  • Ginsberg, Allen – A Supermarket in California (read by Ginsberg) – Free MP3
  • Ginsberg, Allen – America (read by Ginsberg) – Free Stream
  • Ginsberg, Allen – First Blues: Rags, Ballads and Harmonium Songs – Spotify
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Howl, A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley, and Supermarket in California (read by Ginsberg) – Free MP3/Stream
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Howl (read by Ginsberg, 1959) – YouTube
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Howl (first recorded reading of Howl by Ginsberg, 1956) – Free Stream – Free iTunes – Web
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Howl (read by James Franco) – YouTube
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Jahweh and Allah Battle – Free Stream
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Kaddish and other works (read by Ginsberg) – Free Stream
  • Ginsberg , Allen – Mind Breaths (read by Ginsberg) – Free Stream/Download
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Sunflower Sutra  (read by Ginsberg) – Free MP3
  • Ginsberg, Allen – The Last Word on First Blues – Spotify
  • Ginsberg, Allen – The Lion for Real (read by Ginsberg) – Free on Spotify
  • Ginsberg, Allen – “The Shrouded Stranger Of The Night,” “Sweet Levinsky,” and “Stanzas: Written at Night in Radio City.” – Free Stream/Download
  • Ginsberg, Allen – “What would you do if you lost it?” (read by Ginsberg) – Free Stream/Download
  • Ginsberg, Allen – Witchita Vortex Sutra – Spotify
  • Giorno, John – The Death of William Burroughs – Free Stream
  • Hardy, Thomas – Poems (read by Richard Burton) – Spotify
  • Hemingway, Ernest – Second Poem to Mary (read by Hemingway) – Free YouTube
  • Henley, Ernest – Invictus – Free YouTube
  • Hitchcock, Robyn – “If Death is Not the End” (Read by Alan Rickman) – Free Stream
  • Homer, The Odyssey – Free Stream/MP3 Download – Free iTunes
  • Hughes, Langston – Langston Hughes Reads Langston Hughes – Spotify
  • Hughes, Langston – The Dream Keeper and Other Poems of Langston Hughes (read by Hughes) – Spotify
  • Hughes, Langston – The Glory of Negro History – Spotify
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers (ready by Hughes) – YouTube
  • Hughes, Langston – The Voice of Langston Hughes – Spotify
  • Hughes, Ted – Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes & Peter Porter Read Their Poetry – Spotify
  • Keats, John – To Autumn – Free MP3
  • Keats, John – Ode on a Grecian Urn – Free MP3
  • Keats, John – Ode to a Nightingale (as recited loosely by F. Scott Fitzgerald) – YouTube
  • Keats, John – Ode to a Nightingale (as read by Benedict Cumberbatch) – YouTube
  • Keats, John – On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer – Free MP3
  • Keats, John – When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be – Free MP3
  • Kerouac, Jack – 4 Albums with Kerouac Reciting Poetry & Verse – Spotify
  • Kipling, Rudyard – If (read by Dennis Hopper) – YouTube
  • Kipling, Rudyard – If (read by Michael Caine) – YouTube
  • Kipling, Rudyard – My Boy Jack (read by Ralph Fiennes) – YouTube
  • Kipling, Rudyard – The Gods of the Copybook Headings – Free MP3
  • Kipling, Rudyard – The Way Through the Woods – Free MP3
  • Levertov, Denise – City Psalm, Open Secret, Love Song, The Ache of Marriage, To the Muse, The Certainty (read by the author) – SoundCloud
  • Levine, PhilipThe Feed They Lion (read by Philip Levine) – YouTube
  • Lorca, Federico Garcia (Read by Patti Smith) – YouTube
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth – Selected Works – Free MP3
  • McCrae, John – “In Flanders Fields” (read by Leonard Cohen) – YouTube
  • Melville, Herman – Ball’s Bluff – Free Stream
  • Merwin, W.S. – After a Storm (read by author) – Free Stream/Download
  • Merwin, W.S. – Berryman (read by Janna Levin – Free Stream
  • Milton, John – On His Blindness – Free MP3
  • Multiple Authors – 19 Century French Poetry, Read in French by Paul Mankin – Spotify
  • Multiple Authors – 20th Century French Poetry, Narrated by Paul Mankin – Spotify
  • Multiple Authors – French African Poetry, Read in French by Paul Mankin – Spotify
  • Nabokov, Vladimir – The University Town (read by Ralph Fiennes) – Free Stream
  • Nash, Ogden – Christmas with Ogden Nash – Spotify
  • Nash, Ogden – Ogden Nash Read Ogden Nash – Spotify
  • Neruda, Pablo – First Poetry Reading in the US (1966) – Free Stream
  • Neruda, Pablo – First Poetry Reading in English (1971) – Free Stream
  • Neruda, Pablo – Birth (Read by Neruda) – Free Stream
  • Neruda, Pablo – Keeping Quiet (Read by Sylvia Boorstein) – Free Stream
  • Neruda, Pablo – Pablo Neruda Lee a Pablo Neruda – Spotify
  • O’Hara, Frank – Animals (read by Zadie Smith) – Free Stream
  • Oliver, Mary – “The Summer Day,” “Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night,” “Many Miles” and “Night and the River” (read by the author) – YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia – Sylvia Plath reading her poetry (23 poems read by the author) – YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia – Ariel (read by author) – YouTube Stream
  • Plath, Sylvia – A Birthday Present (read by the author) – Free MP3/Stream
  • Plath, Sylvia – Daddy (read by author) – YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia – Fever 103 (read by the author) – YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia – Lady Lazarus (read by author) – YouTube
  • Plath, Sylvia – Morning Song (read by Meryl Streep) – SoundCould
  • Plath, Sylvia – Spinster – Soundcloud
  • Plath, Sylvia – The Applicant (read by the author) – YouTube
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – Annabel Lee – Free MP3
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven (read by Christopher Walken) – YouTube
  • Poe, Edgar Allan – The Raven – Free MP3
  • Pope, Alexander – Nature and Art – Free Stream
  • Pope, Alexander – The Quiet Life – Free Stream
  • Pound, Ezra – Cantico del sole – Free MP3 [text]
  • Pound, Ezra – Canto XVII (“So that the vine burst from my fingers’) – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra – Canto XXX – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra – Canto XLV – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra – Canto LVI – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra – Homage to Sextus Propertius, Section VI (read by author) – Free MP3
  • Pound, Ezra – Sestina: Altaforte (read by author) – YouTube
  • Pound, Ezra – The Seafarer  (read by author) – Free MP3
  • Rexroth, Kenneth – “One Hundred Poems from the Chinese” and “In Defense of the Earth” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Rich, Adrienne – Mourning Poem, Spring Thunder, White Night and other poems (read by author) – Free Stream/Download
  • Rich, Adrienne – “Planetarium” (read by astrophysicist Janna Levin) – Soundcloud
  • Rich, Adrienne – “Power” (read by astrophysicist Roseanne Cash) – Soundcloud
  • Rich, Adrienne – What Kind of Times Are These? (read by the author) – Soundcloud
  • Rimbaud, Arthur – Illuminations – Free MP3 Zip File
  • Rumi – Poems read by  Tilda Swinton, Madonna, Robert Bly & Coleman Barks – YouTube/Soundcloud
  • Sandburg, Carl – A Lincoln Album: Readings by Carl Sandburg – Spotify
  • Sandburg, Carl – Chicago – Free Stream
  • Sandburg, Carl – The People Yes – Spotify
  • Sassoon, Siegfried – Aftermath (Read by Jeremy Irons) – YouTube
  • Sexton, Anne – Waiting to Die (read by author) – YouTube
  • Sexton, Anne – “Her Kind,” “The Ambition Bird,” “Ringing the Bells,” “Music Swims Back to Me,” and “The Truth the Dead Know” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne – “With Mercy for the Greedy,” “The Starry Night,” “Letter Written on a Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound,” and “Self in 1958,” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne – Divorce, Thy Name is Woman,” “Gods Making a Living,” “Jesus Cooks,” “Jesus Walking,” and “The Fury of Overshoes” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne – “Rowing,” “Riding the Elevator Into the Sky,” “The Play,” “The Rowing Endeth,” “Us,” and “The Touch” (read by the author) – Free Stream
  • Sexton, Anne – What’s That – Spotify
  • Schiller, Friedrich – Poetry of Friedrich von Schiller: Read in German by Kinski – Spotify
  • Shakespeare, William – Shakespeare’s Sonnets – Free MP3s
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe – Adonais – Free MP3
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe – Ozymandias of Egypt – Free MP3
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe – Ozymandias (read by Bryan Cranston) – Free YouTube
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe – Various Poems (read by Vincent Price) – Free Spotify
  • Smith, Patti – Reading at Columbia University of Poetry That Would Become Horses (1975) – YouTube
  • Smith, Patti – Reading of 12 Poems From “Seventh Heaven” (1972) – YouTube
  • Stein, Gertrude – A Valentine to Sherwood Anderson (read by Gertrude Stein) – Free MP3
  • Stevens, Wallace – “Credences of Summer” and “An Ordinary Evening in New Haven” (read by the author) – Free Stream/Download
  • Stevens, Wallace – “The Idea of Order at Key West,” “The Poem that Took the Place of a Mountain,” and “Vacancy in the Park” (read by the author) – .au format – .gsm format –.ra format
  • Stevens, Wallace – To an Old Philosopher in Rome (read by the author) – Free MP3
  • Szymborska, Wisława — Life While-You-Wait (Read by Amanda Palmer) – Soundcloud
  • Tennyson, Alfred Lord – Break, Break, Break – Free MP3
  • Tennyson, Alfred Lord – The Charge of the Light Brigade – Free MP3/Stream – Quicktime – RealPlayer
  • Tennyson, Alfred Lord – The Lotos-Eaters – Free MP3
  • Thomas, Dylan – Dylan Thomas Reads 8 Hours of His Poetry – Spotify
  • Thomas, Dylan – Three Poems Read by W.H. Auden – Free
  • Thomas, Dylan – An Evening with Dylan Thomas – Spotify
  • Thomas, Dylan – Richard Burton Reads 15 Poems by Dylan Thomas – Spotify
  • Thomas, Dylan – Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait’ and 14 Other Poems (read by Richard Burton) – YouTube
  • Thomas, Dylan – Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (read by the author) – Free MP3/Stream
  • Thomas, Dylan – Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (read by the Sir Anthony Hopkins) – Free YouTube
  • Thomas, Dylan – The Wild West (read by the author) – Free MP3/Stream
  • Thomas, Dylan – Under Milk Wood (read by the author) – Free MP3/Stream
  • Updike, John – Rainbow (read by author) – Free Stream
  • Valéry, Paul – “Fragment Du Narcisse” (read by author) – Free Stream
  • Virgil – Aeneid – Free MP3 Zip Download
  • Whitman, Walt – O Captain! My Captain! – Free MP3
  • Whitman, Walt – Leaves of Grass – Free MP3 Zip File – Free Stream
  • Whitman, Walt – Song of Myself and Other Poems – Free Stream/MP3
  • Whitman, Walt – Song of Myself (read by James Earl Jones) – Free Stream/Download
  • Whitman, Walt – Song of Myself (read by James Earl Jones) – Free Stream
  • Whitman, Walt – Song of Myself (read by Orson Welles) – Free Stream
  • Whitman, Walt – Song of Myself (read by Eric Forsythe/U. of Iowa) – Free Stream
  • Wilbur, Richard – A Storm in April, The Ride, Shad-Time, Advice From the Muse and Other Poems (read by author) – Free Stream/Download
  • Wilde, Oscar – The Ballad of Reading Gaol – Free MP3/Stream
  • Williams, Tennessee – Selected Poems – Free Stream/Download
  • Williams, Willam Carlos – Selected Poems (read by poet 1954 ) – Free MP3
  • Williams, William Carlos – 39 Poems Read for The Library of Congress Recording Laboratory. May 5, 1945 – Free MP3
  • Williams, William Carlos – The Red Wheelbarrow, Tract, The Defective Record, To a Poor Old Woman, A Coronal, To Elsie, The Wind Increases, Classic Scene (read by poet 1954) – Free
  • Wordsworth, William – Daffodils (Read by Jeremy Irons) – YouTube
  • Wordsworth, William – The Last of the Flock – Free MP3
  • Wordsworth, William – Solitary Reaper – Free MP3
  • Wordsworth, William – Tintern Abbey – Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler – William Butler Reads His Own Work – Spotify
  • Yeats, William Butler – The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The Fiddler of Dooney, The Song of the Old Mother, Coole and Ballylee (read by the author) – YouTube
  • Yeats, William Butler – Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven – Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler – Byzantium – Real Media
  • Yeats, William Butler – Lake Isle of Innesfree (read by the author) – Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler – Lake Isle of Innesfree (read by Anthony Hopkins) – YouTube
  • Yeats, William Butler – Sailing to Byzantium – Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler – The Cold Heaven – Free Stream/MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler – The Fiddler of Dooney (read by the author) – Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler – The Song of the Old Mother (read by the author) – Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler – To my Heart, bidding it have no Fear (read by Richard Dawkins) – YouTube
  • Yeats, William Butler – When You Are Old – Free MP3
  • Yeats, William Butler – When You Are Old (Read by Colin Farrell) – YouTube
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