It seems like everywhere you turn, someone’s talking about streaming audiobooks — and most of the talk is about services that are coming soon (Overdrive) or services that aren’t available here in the United States (Bardowl). But there is another option — one that is up and running and definitely worth a listen.
Available for several years now, the Naxos Spoken Word Library is a streaming audiobook service that offers listeners more than 1,200 audio titles and access to the entire Naxos AudioBooks Catalog. Additionally, most audio productions from the NSWL include on-screen text from the print edition and can be accessed via the company’s NSWL App.
“The Naxos Spoken Word Library is the first and still the most comprehensive streaming site for spoken word classics,” says Nicolas Soames, co-founder and publisher of Naxos Audiobooks. “It offers a base of some 700 classic titles, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, junior classics. All the major names are there: Austen, Dickens, Melville, Conan Doyle, Tolstoy, Joyce, Shakespeare, Wilde, Carroll, Baum and hundreds more, as well as audiobooks on philosophy, history, religion and music.” Continue reading