36 Places For Free Science Fiction & Fantasy Audiobooks Online

Introduction

This is a listing of 36 sites that legally offer free audiobooks, for Science Fiction and Fantasy works. 

There is also a listing here of  Free Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks for reading.

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 Science Fiction-Fantasy.  To find out more information on your local library, the links here may help:  Library Information

Although not involving ebooks, Rizar's Things to Come pages here at Gizmo's has some great information that will interest any SciFi buff.

Free Science Fiction/Fantasy Audiobooks

Ambling has 175 free audiobooks in their science fiction category available for free download in MP3.

AudioBooksForFree has 64 Science Fiction and 132 Fantasy audio books for download in MP3 format.  However the free download is only available for bearable quality (8kBps) and segmented MP3 files.  Some interesting entries here that are not found elsewhere.

AudioBookTreasury (Science Fiction) has only one work (In A Thousand Years-Hans Christian Andersen) available for free download in MP3 (or complete work in Zip) or for listening online.

Audio Literate has 7 free classic audiobooks in Science Fiction available for free download in MP3 (zipped) without registration.  Also available are 10 free classic audiobooks in the Fantasy section.

BestScienceFictionStories has links to a 28 free audio versions of science fiction works.

BooksShouldBeFree has 142 Science Fiction and 161 Fantasy audio books for free download in very good quality MP3 format.  Some of the fantasy works were not what I consider fantasy, but the science fiction collection has a few unusual and interesting looking entries.

CCProse has 4 free H.G. Wells audiobooks available for free listening online without registration.

ClarkesworldMagazine offers free science fiction short stories for online viewing and also some audio versions.  A winner of the 2010 Hugo award for best Semiprozine.  Thanks to Knight_of_Pentacles for this.

Darker Projects  has a number of audio projects, including a series on Star Trek after the fall of the Federation and Dr. Who tribute.  All are available for free listeining online.

ERBzine offers the Voice of America serialization of "Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs for free download in MP3.  The text version is also availble on this page.

EscapePod offers free weekly audio science fiction short stories in podcast and mp3.  Thanks to Jon Maloney for this suggestion.

Free Classic Audio Books  has a nice size collection of free science fiction works sorted by author.  All are available for free download in MP3 or M4B (Quicktime - iPod etc).

Free Listens  reviews free human read audiobooks and posts links to the free audiobook.  This link is to its reviews labeled Science Fiction.

Goodreads has a collection of 55 free science fiction audiobooks.  The links are offsite, so download and listening options vary.  The link to the audiobook is on the book page, select "more details".

Hard SF A collection of links to science fiction audiobooks and stories on the web for free download.  The entries are listed by author.  A number of the links are dead, but there are enough live ones to made this a good resource for scince fiction audio.

Internet Archive has listings for several variations of "science fiction"  in their keyword search under audio books.  Most are in Sci Fi and Science Fiction.

Isaac Asmiov's Foundation Trilogy (BBC) the interenet archive has the BBC radio production of Asimov's classic trilogy available for free download in MP3 or for free listening online.

JimKelly (InternetArchive) the internet archive offers a number of works by Science Fiction writer Jim Kelly, originally offered as podcasts, for online listening or download in MP3 or Ogg Vorbis.

KFAT offers the free science fiction story, Twin Stars, an audio drama for free listening online or free download in MP3.

LibriVox offers 106 Science Fiction works as well as 96 Fantasy works available for download in MP3 (64kb/128kb) or ogg vorbis.  All are human read.  This is a very nice collection.

Lit2Go offers 4Science Fiction works by HG Wells and has 30 free Fantasy novels available for free download in very good quality MP3 without registration.  They are also available for online reading

LLeeLowe offers 2 novels and some short stories for free reading online and free download in PDF.  Other formats are available (and linked) at other sites.  Also available are audio versions of the novels for free download.

MariaLectrix is a site that is primarily known for its books catering to a Catholic readership.  However, their Science fiction audio book section is a very interesting collection of serial books, mostly from the 1930s magazine Astounding Stories of Super Science.  They also have a nice collection under the Fantasy category.

Miette's Bedtime Story Podcast about 10 free audio stories in her science fiction category.  All are available for free listening online or free download in MP3.

Misfits Audio Productions a collection of  podcasts in several categories, some based upon novels, available for free listening online or free download in MP3 without registration.  This link is to their Science Fiction category.

OpenCulture has an interesting listing of classic science fiction on the web.  There are links to text, audio and video.  Some very interesting entries here.

PodCastle the associated site of EscapePod, above, offers podcasts and MP3 of fantasy related works.   Thanks to Ron Hudson for this suggestion.

Podiobooks has a collection of audio books that were originally released as podcasts.  Interesting collection that has sub-sections of Alternative History, Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Magical Realism and Science Fiction.  These are available for download in very good quality MP3.

SciFiSerial offers a daily dose of science fiction audio, either a short story or a book chapter presented in serial form.  Thanks to MrWednesday7 for this suggestion.

Second Shiftthree college students are transported to another world, where they must deal with new realities and try to find a way home.  This ran for two seasons, but does not look active any more.  All episodes are available for free listening online and free download in MP3 without registration.

Star Trek Eras  a continuation of the Star Trek stories in audio productions.  All are available for free listening onlinne and some are available for free download.

StoriesNow offers a small but interesting collection of free Science Fiction audio books for download in MP3.

The Story Spieler offers the science fiction novel, Fat Chance, for free listening online or free download in MP3 without registration.  there is also a colleciton of short stories.  All narrated by Roy Trumbull, a retired radio and TV broadcaster.

Tor.com has a good number of Science Fiction & Fantasy stories available for download in pdf, mobi pocket, html or ePub.  Also available for listening or download as MP3.

Tracy Falbe offers "Union of Renegades" as a free audiobook in podcast.    The first 3 chapters are available for free download in MP3 at the page linked.  The remainder is available free as a podcast at Podiobooks (linked).  19 hours of listening.

Virtual Imprint offers the 5 volume science fiction series, Earthbound, for free listening online or free download in MP3 without registration.

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by mr6n8 on 25. March 2013 - 13:16  (106519)

March 25, 2013, 9 new sites added and 1 dead link removed (1 link fixed). All links here checked and working.

I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments.

If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments.

If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8).

Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting.

Thanks

Steve

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