Audiobooks are ubiquitous in my household. Why? Firstly, my husband commutes to work and enjoys listening to either podcasts or books during his drive. Secondly, my daughter is extremely dyslexic, had practically no phonological awareness (even though we drilled the Spalding Method daily for 1.5 years), and she had extreme trouble with decoding. Consequently, we rely highly upon audiobooks to augment her learning. According to current research, there is no difference between traditional reading versus audio forms. Our brains don’t know the difference.
I recently discovered a new resource, Christian Audio. The company offers a variety of memberships, but I was drawn to the free Audiobook of the Month program. This account requires a subscription to their newsletter which allows the free monthly promotional download. The month of May is “The Hiding Place” by Corrie ten Boom.
Looking for more FREE audiobooks?
Try Librivox an online platform for audiobooks within the public domain. Another resource is bookshare.org but this requires a professional diagnosis of reading barriers such as: blindness, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, retinitis pigmentosa, etc.