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Audio books are great. Getting them for free is even better. Let sonorous voices do your reading for you as you commute to work or pick up the kids. Download hundreds of great reads -- er, listens -- for free, courtesy of LibriVox.org, which, not surprising considering their prices, is a nonprofit organization.

Volunteers produce the audios from books in the public domain. You can go to the group's website, or the books can easily be searched for -- and accessed on -- iTunes. Besides classic novels, such as Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," which obviously is an earful, there are podcasts of things such as William James' classic essay "The Moral Equivalent of War."

You can give back by volunteering to read books for the free audios. The group will provide you with -- you guessed it -- free recording software.


 

 

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