An free audiobooks (or a talking book) is a recording of a book or other work being read out loud. A reading of the complete text is described as “unabridged”, while readings of a shorter version are an abridgement.
Spoken audio has been available in schools and public libraries and to a lesser extent in music shops since the 1930s. Many spoken word albums were made prior to the age of cassettes, compact discs, and downloadable audio, often of poetry and plays rather than books. It was not until the 1980s that the medium began to attract book retailers, and then book retailers started displaying audiobooks on bookshelves rather than in separate displays.
1. Batavia’s Graveyard by Mike Dash
From the bestselling author of Tulipomania comes Batavia’s Graveyard, the spellbinding true story of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and survival.
2. Buying Trances by Joe Vitale
Best-selling author and renowned marketer Joe Vitale reveals the most powerful secret of effective persuasion the world has ever known!
3. Code Red Fallujah by Donnelly Wilkes
rstrikes rain down, Gatling guns pound, and snipers lurk in the distance—welcome to the combat aid station of a young doctor embedded with the heavily weaponized 1st Marines Division as the Battle of Fallujah boils over.
4. Empire of Ants by Susanne Foitzik, Olaf Fritsche
This sweeping portrait of the world’s uncontested six-legged conquerors will open your eyes to the secret societies thriving right beneath your feet—and shift your perspective on humanity.
5. George Washington’s Final Battle by Robert P. Watson
George Washington is remembered for leading the Continental Army to victory, presiding over the Constitution, and forging a new nation, but few know the story of his involvement in the establishment of a capital city and how it nearly tore the United States apart.
6. Return of the God Hypothesis by Stephen C. Meyer
The New York Times bestselling author of Darwin’s Doubt presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology.
7. The Dictionary of Demons by M. Belanger
This premium-hardcover, limited edition of one the world’s most important books on demonology has been expanded to include even more fascinating details about even more demons. Ever since the publication of the original book, author M. Belanger has been collecting material for this expanded, tenth-anniversary edition.
8. The Unplugged Alpha by Richard Cooper
Most men today are sent off into society with a broken belief system, which they use to make choices, that get them terrible results with life and women.
9. The World as I See It by Albert Einstein
The Einstein revealed in these writings is witty, keenly perceptive, and deeply concerned for humanity. Einstein believed in the possibility of a peaceful world and in the high mission of science to serve human well-being. As we near the end of a century in which science has come to seem more and more remote from human values, Einstein’s perspective is indispensable.
10. The World Turned Upside Down by Yang Jisheng
Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail.
11. Three Simple Steps by Trevor Blake
How many self-help books are written by authors whose biggest success is selling self-help books? Three Simple Steps is different.Despite stock market crashes, dot-com busts, and the specter of recession, the author started a virtual company from home, using a few thousand dollars of his savings.
12. Hot Protestants by Michael P. Winship
An innovative and compelling study of puritanism that follows the full sweep of the movement’s history in England and America