Audible Stories are currently offering free audio books in English, French, Chinese, German, Italian, Spanish and French.
Some Irish language audio stories are also available on the Raidió na Life SoundCloud at this link. There are also links to stories read by Conor Hackett and more on Cois Life’s SoundCloud here.
LibriVox has hundreds of books in different languages, read by volunteers. If you click on search here you can choose the language and the genre. There is also a multilingual fairy tale collection in 6 different languages, that you can access here.
Unite for Literacy provides free access to more than 400 original picture books, one fourth of them written in Spanish. The digital books provide audio narrations in more than 40 languages, spoken by native speakers in warm, expressive voices. The languages of narration include indigenous and endangered languages along with languages most widely spoken in the US. Our publishing services include the ability for our partners to curate and embed a selection of books on their websites.
Global Storybooks is a free multilingual literacy resource for children and youth worldwide. Read, download, toggle, and listen to a wide variety of illustrated stories.
Scribd offer a free subscription to their huge collection for one month. There are thousands of books for children and adults to read and listen to! www.scribd.com
Listening to audio books is not only relaxing, it is a way to hear more of a language, which we all know is a great exercise!
Dr Francesca La Morgia
Founder, Mother Tongues