… on a boat
…in a tent
…under the Midnight Sun
…on the Alaska Highway
…at Grandma’s house “Outside”
Caution: There will be NO quiz! NO book report! NO essay!
My recommendation today is audiobooks from Lit2Go at the University of South Florida, found on iTunes as USF Lit2Go.
Last summer, I downloaded the unabridged Crime and Punishment for free onto my iPod from Lit2Go and played it over the car speakers while travelling. The narrator pronounced the Russian names smoothly and easily so that the characters and places quickly became as familiar to us as those of any easy-to-read American novel. I would recommend this title to anyone in junior high or above.
- Lit2Go describes itself as “a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format.”
Seriously, everything they offer is FREE and good quality. Compare this to other online audiobooks available for download. The iTunes store lists at least four unabridged Crime and Punishment editions with prices ranging from $17.95 to $43.95. Why pay even one cent, when a Lit2Go edition is available from iTunes University?
Fiction and non-fiction are available. Each title lists an abstract, citation, playing time, word count, and link to author information. Each reading passage also can be downloaded as a PDF and printed if you want to follow along.
To use Lit2Go, you need an iTunes account and iOS5 (Apple operating system). Download the iTunes U app for free.