I came across a pretty cool website that might be of interest to teachers and students at the start of the school year. ThoughtAudio.com is a website that offers free MP3 streams and downloads of audio books.
Here’s a sampling of some school readings.
Call of the Wild – Jack London
The Prince – Nicollo Machiavelli
The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge – Ambrose Bierce
The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
The books are segmented into chapters. The chapters can be streamed over the Internet by clicking on them or can be downloaded for local playback on your computer or MP3 player. For $10/year users can purchase a Zip Pass to allow them to download the entire book’s segments at one time. The Zip Pass is unlimited and can be used for as many books as a user wants.
This might be a great option for students who require audio support for reading. It looks like ThoughtAudio is planning on adding more titles soon. Check them out at ThoughtAudio.com.