Audible providing free audiobooks to kids stuck at home amid coronavirus

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Audible describes itself as "the leading creator and provider of premium spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, offering customers a rich destination for insight and inspiration to enhance their daily lives."

Hundreds of titles are available for kids and families

Children, tweens and teens looking for something else to keep them occupied as the school year winds down — or comes to an early close — are in luck thanks to a recently launched effort from Audible.

The company has created Stories.Audible.com where it's offering hundreds of titles at no cost to children and families. In a press release, Audible described the services as "a place where anyone, in any country, can enjoy unlimited streaming of hundreds of titles for kids and families for free."

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"Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids," reads a description.

The stories, which Audible editors hand-picked, offer narratives of entertaining and educational value. From classic tales including “Winnie the Pooh,” “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “The Call of the Wild” to more contemporary stories such as Greg James’ “Kid Normal” and J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” titles.

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Along with English-language stories, Audible also has audiobooks in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese and Japanese. Listeners can access the stories from their smartphones, tablets, desktops and laptops and there’s no login needed.

“We hope that Audible Stories will offer children — and everyone — some respite during these unsettling times,” Audible said. “With our heartfelt wishes for good health for all.”

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