Free or cheap fiction audiobooks or podcasts
March 8, 2011 9:53 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for entertaining, free or inexpensive audiobooks or podcasts that can be easily downloaded from an iPhone.
posted by slidell to Writing & Language (18 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
- free or cheap
- easy to download via an iPhone
- entertaining and relatively easy to follow
I enjoy the We're Alive zombie podcast, and I was able to download all the archives for free on iTunes. I would love to find other podcasts or audiobooks that are similarly easy to access and easy to listen to.
Troubles to date:
- half of what I've found are *.rar, zipped, flash, or other formats that require a full computer
- audible and amazon audiobooks seem expensive (unless I'm overlooking the deals?)
- one-off short stories aren't what I'm looking for right now
- the free books on librivox seem to be classics. I don't mean to be a cretin and will continue to work on Moby Dick, but I suspect Philip K Dick is more my speed now. I have trouble following long explanations in ye olde dialects while shopping at Home Depot and carrying heavy loads of gravel.
What do you recommend? I know I've mentioned two sci-fi examples, but I like all sorts of themes: I recently enjoyed reading The Corrections (Franzen) and Blindness (Saramago), and watching the movie The Fighter. I have seen threads with audiobook recommendations, but I was having trouble filtering by cost and format. Thanks!