Pootling about on iTunes, looking for fiction audiobooks and podcasts, seeing what’s on offer and I came across Librivox recordings’ short fiction podcast. Librivox basically records literature in the public domain and offers the audio files for download free of charge. The readers are all volunteers and the quality of what I have listened to so far has been excellent. 

I cycle my youngest son to nursery three days a week and have this stuff on my Zune to listen to as I do. Highlights so far have been Kurt Vonnegut’s superb ‘2BR02B,’ a tale of population control that confidently predicted the current state of our planet though written over 40 years ago, and Chekhov’s ‘Misery,’ which I found deeply touching being the father of two sons.

Check them out on iTunes or at their website. The best things in life are indeed free.