Audible.com features more than 50,000 digital titles including novels, magazines, radio shows, and podcasts. Members receive price breaks, and a one-book-per-month subscription costs $15. Nonmembers can download books for $15 to $50 per title.
Overdrive.com partners with libraries nationwide to offer free book downloads to library cardholders. A word of warning: Most books come in the WMA format, which requires devices compatible with Windows XP, such as Samsung’s YP-T8X.
Audiobooksforfree.com has a “generous (if eclectic) selection of free titles.” The catch? Most books in the public domain are “musty classics rather than today’s best-sellers.” Free audio recordings also tend to be low quality; higher-quality versions cost from $5 to $8.
Source: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
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