LibriVox - a free source of audiobooks on the web
Isn't reading books a chore? How much boring could it possibly be? And if you're blind, it's so dull that your eyes can't be bothered to even look. Yep, reading books is surely the dullest past-time anybody could bother with. And the slap in the face is, it's not even free! You have to pay for books to be bored senseless! Unless you join a library. Either way it's an insult.
The likes of audible.com have tried to rectify this by producing audio readings of said books, but they cost money too. But if you have no cash to flash and you don't mind listening to the classics rather than the current Times bestseller list, then have a play around with LibriVox.
The site uses volunteers to record chapters of books that are available in the public domain - those that are no longer held in copyright. Their aim is to record all books available in the public domain, which is an endless task since more are released from copyright every day. For example, the works of Charles Dickens are available, as are those of Mark Twain - both have been dead long enough for copyright not to be an issue anymore.
To be honest, the quality is very hit and miss. Some are presented professionally, while others are presented by nasal Australians with no sense of timing or pronunciation or the ability to read. At best, it's a free way to create a collection of audio books for your iPod. At worst, it's like waterboarding for the ears. But it's free, dammit, and if you don't like them you can volunteer and record your own.