Last updated on February 4th, 2020 at 03:24 pm
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This is the last part of my 4 part series on building a home library inexpensively.
Be sure to check out the first 3 parts for more tips
Today’s post concentrates on finding inexpensive to free sources of audio books.
My children love audio books. They listen to them while playing Lego, while eating lunch and during long road trips in the car. We borrow many of them from our local library, however they cannot keep up with my children’s demand for audio books.
Here are a few places I have discovered to help keep down the costs of my children’s habit.
1. Yard Sales
Audio books are scarce at yard sales, but they can be found. We have many yard sale titles of Adventures in Odyssey.
Thrifty Tip: Often yard sale audio books are in cassette tape form. If you don’t own a cassette player often you can find portable ones at yard sales for just $5, and headphones to go with them for $1.
Thrifty Tip: Audio books do not cost that much more to ship than paper backs, but they are more to buy than second hand books, so this is a great way to get the best value out of your book credits.
I just found out about this site this weekend while reading my June 2012 edition of Women’s Day.
Booksshouldbefree.com has a large selection of audio books that you can download to your computer, mp3 player or to i-tunes for free. All are classic titles. There are 14 pages full of Children’s titles as well as many more titles in other genres.
Christianaudio.com offers one free download per month of a full length current title. They also have many other free titles and podcasts available.
To receive your free title sign up for a free account and watch for e-mails each month.
I wish I knew of more ways to snag audio books for less, perhaps you do? Leave a comment below if you know of a great source of inexpensive or free audio books.
For a list of 52 different websites, apps, and stores our thrifty family uses to help us keep our expenses low, click here to visit our Thrifty Tools Resource Page.