“There are tens of thousands of audiobooks available in the world, in various languages, ranging all the way from education to entertainment.”

http://www.nokia.com/betalabs/audiobooks

One thousand of those books are, of course, by LibriVox. In a kind acknowledgement of that, when demonstrating beta software, Nokia have converted a few LV books to play as minature-size audio files on some of their mobile phones. Splendidly, when they were choosing five out of our wide range — they included Freud’s Dream Psychology, which I contributed a chapter to.

With regard to the freeness: our books are all free, the compression format is an open standard, and the converting software is freeware. Plus a chap from Nokia took the time to sign up to the LV forum to assure us of the latter, which gets them added Nice People points, too.

I don’t have a mobile myself, and obviously I can’t condone people irradiating their head just to listen to me, (though I will be flattered,) but I’m sure with some kind of hands-free equipment, and an adequate shielding of tin-foil, owners of various mobile devices can benefit safely. Enjoy!

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