If you would love to hear classic novel greats like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland or Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson you can. Completely free with no charge in any way.
LibriVox has volunteers that record chapters of books in the public domain then release the audio files back onto the net. Their goal is to try and make all public domain books available as free audio books. They are a completely volunteer, free content, open source, public domain project.
Copyright gives an person or corporation rights on a text, for a limited period of time. This means no one else can reproduce it, or make derivative works while the copyright is in force. Eventually the copyright expires and the text becomes free and enters the public domain. Meaning anyone can use that text however they wish.
Go To their Site For Your Free Audio Books Or To Help With The Cause. http://librivox.org/