Audible is offering kids hundreds of free audiobooks to keep them sane while stuck at home and practicing social distancing. Audible Stories, is a new service that is live and available through web browsers or the company’s official desktop and mobile apps.
The company added that from March 19, kids everywhere can instantly stream the wide collection of stories, including titles across six different languages. The company stated: “This will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.”
Select titles include the likes of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, Jack London’s White Fang, William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. There are modern works as well, including plenty of Audible Originals, such as Ashli St. Armant’s Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons, Lee Bacon’s The Mystery of Alice, and V. E. Schwab’s The Near Witch. There are also plenty of educational offerings, including Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry and Richard Robert’s Becoming Fluent.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.