Audible, the subscription-based service which offers audiobooks and podcasts to users, is doing its part in keeping children entertained during the coronavirus pandemic. It has decided to make a fairly broad range of their novels free to listen to until schools reopen. One can only assume they’re talking about American schools, but ours are closed too so we’re sure South Africa counts.
Audiobooks are an absolute blast. All of you gatekeeping individuals who want to be miserable and insist audiobooks don’t count as reading, can just click on over to the next article because none of this will appeal to you.
For those of you who don’t have such hang-ups on literacy and know-how to listen effectively have no doubt heard of Audible, a subscription service that makes hundreds of thousands of audiobooks available for its users. While the actual fee to join Audible is fairly pricy, you won’t have to worry about paying because a whole lot of audiobooks are free while schools around the world are closed.
All you need to do is pop on over to this site and behold the collection of works that are available. While most of the stories are aimed at younger children, there are some classics thrown into the mix like A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Jack London’s Call of the Wild. There’re even a whole load of stories in languages other than English, should you feel so inclined to have your child learn German or French through the power of fairy tales.
Considering the standard subscription fee for Audible is $15 a month, this is a pretty phenomenal opportunity for people looking at investing in the service or just for parents who don’t want their kids to sit in front of the TV all day.