This is a listing of 29 sites that legally offer free horror, ghost & gothic audiobooks.
There is also a listing here of free ebooks, for reading, in this genre:
All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute and for you to read and/or download.. If you find that any site listed is offering content that can not be legally transferred, please let me know in the comments below.
This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below or at our forums.
Most entries at those sites that offer only online listening or viewing can be downloaded with VideoCacheView. Thanks to AJNorth for this tip.
A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages:
For a complete listing of the free ebook pages here at Gizmo's, see
Libraries are also an excellent source for reading and listening materials for this genre. To find out more information on your local library, the links here may help: Library Information
Free Horror/Ghosts/Gothic Audiobooks
Ambling Books has just under 100 free classic audio books for download in MP3. No registration is required. Using their player allows you to download in 1 file, otherwise the downloads are usually divided into several MP3 files.
AudioBooksForFree (Horror-Thriller) offers 209 free audio books for free. However the free download is only available for bearable quality (8kBps) and segmented MP3 files. Some of these works are not what I would consider Horror, but many are and the entries in the sub-categories of Ghosts and Vampires all fit in this category.
Audio Literate has 4 free classic audiobooks in Horror/Ghost Stories available for free download in MP3 (zipped) without registration.
AudioLiteratureOdyssey is a site maintained by voice actor Nikolle Doolin. It has the ghost story/psychological thriller Turn of The Screw available for download in very good quality MP3.
BooksShouldBeFree A very nice and large collection of classic horror and ghost novels featured for free download in MP3. They also provide links to text versions of the works.
Classicly has 60 free classic audiobooks in its Horror genre listing. All are available for free download in MP3, without registration. Thanks to Tyler G for this suggestion.
Cthulhu is a horror podcast inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and Cthulu Mythos. This site is listed thanks to MrWednesday7 (James).
Darker Projects has a good number of horror themed podcasts available for free listening online or free download in MP3.
Dark Fantasy a/k/a Nightmare Audio, a PodOmatic podcast of scary radio shows.
Dead of Night Radio has 7 approximately half hour stories for free download in MP3.
Free AudioBooks.EU has 1 free classic audiobook in its horror section. Available for free download as iTunes Podcast, M4b and MP3 (as well as EPUB, MOBI and read online).
Free Audiobooks.WS has 6 free classic audiobooks in their Horror category available. Links are offsite, so listening and download options vary.
Free Listens is a blog that links to and reviews free audiobook offerings. This link is to the Horror category.
FreeMP3AudioBooks has three works by Edgar Allan Poe: The Masque of the Red Death; The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven available for download in MP3 or as a Zip.
HG World an ongoing podcast production of what looks to be 3 different story lines and all 3 seem to be zombie related. All are available for free download in MP3 or free listening online without registration.
In the Gloaming offers podcasts of "creepy tales of now" for free listening online or free download in MP3.
Jack Kincaid has the horror novel, Hoad's Grim, available for free download in MP3 at the site. There is also a link to archive.org for download in several audio formats.
LibriVox has a good number of free audio books available for download in MP3 (64kb/128kb) or ogg vorbis. All are human read. This is a very nice collection, including the collected public domain works of H.P. Lovecraft.
Librophile has 200 free audiobooks in their horror genre available for free listening online or free download in MP3 without registration. The site does not allow direct linking to genres, so you have to select Horror from the Genre menu
PodioBooks has a very interesting collection of 20 free audio books These are available for download in very good quality MP3.. These books will not be found at the other free sites here.
PseudoPod offers horror fiction podcasts for free listening online or for free download in MP3.
ScottSiglerOffers several audio works available for free listening at Podiobooks or download in iTunes.Also a nice collection of short stories and serialized novels for download in PDF. These are adult works. Thanks to MrWednesday7 (James) for this.
Tales to Terrify has a good collection of stories in its 52 hour long shows. All are available for free listening online or free download in MP3.
The Drama Pod has around 15 free podcasts in their Horror category. These are original stories and are available for free listeining online without registration.
The Dunsteef Audio Fiction Magazine produces free audio files of stories that are available for free listening online or free download in MP3 without registration.. This link is to their posts tagged Horror.
The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast features completereadings of some of the works of Lovecarft as well as podcasts discussing the various works. All available for free listening online without registration.
The Story Spieler offers a classic story and poem for free listening online or free download in MP3 without registration. All narrated by Roy Trumbull, a retired radio and TV broadcaster.
We're Alive a podcast story of post apocalyptic Los Angeles with Zombies. Looks to be still active. All episodes of the 3 seasons are available for free download in low quality MP3 without registration. Free registration allows download in higher quality.
If you know of a site that may be added to the listings, please post in the comments for the page.
I hope you enjoy the free material available through these sites.