Florida’s Government provides Free Audibook Downloads

Online Audio

Lit2GoAs much as I complain about amateurs rehashing readily available commercial public domain audiobooks like Dracula and Frankenstein when there are solid versions available for free I can’t fault em. Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 format designed for use in Florida’s public schools (the service is funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Education). Typical of the audiobooks available for download is the one below:

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley

Preface And Letters |MP3|
Chapter 1 |MP3|
Chapter 2 |MP3|
Chapter 3 |MP3|
Chapter 4 |MP3|
Chapter 5 |MP3|
Chapter 6 |MP3|
Chapter 7 |MP3|
Chapter 8 |MP3|
Chapter 9 |MP3|
Chapter 10 |MP3|
Chapter 11 |MP3|
Chapter 12 |MP3|
Chapter 13 |MP3|
Chapter 14 |MP3|
Chapter 15 |MP3|
Chapter 16 |MP3|
Chapter 17 |MP3|
Chapter 18 |MP3|
Chapter 19 |MP3|
Chapter 20 |MP3|
Chapter 21 |MP3|
Chapter 22 |MP3|
Chapter 23 |MP3|
Chapter 24 |MP3|

To search the archives for more Speculative Fiction like Edgar Allan Poe, L. Frank Baum and Beatrix Potter in the public domain (and other less interesting genres) click HERE. But remember these are for educational use only. A maximum of twenty-five (25) mp3 files may be used in any non-commercial, educational project without special permission. The use of more than twenty-five mp3s in a single project requires written permission from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology.

Posted by Jesse Willis

UPDATE: Here’s the podcast feed for Lit2Go’s reading of Frankenstein:

http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/rss/frankenstein.xml

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