The Project Gutenberg Open Audiobook Collection

Thousands of free and open audiobooks powered by Project Gutenberg, Microsoft, and MIT


Project Gutenberg, Microsoft, and MIT have worked together to create thousands of free and open audiobooks using new neural text-to-speech technology and Project Gutenberg's large open-access collection of e-books. This project aims to make literature more accessible to (audio)book-lovers everywhere and democratize access to high quality audiobooks. Whether you are learning to read, looking for inclusive reading technology, or about to head out on a long drive, we hope you enjoy this audiobook collection.




For more technical information on the code used to generate these audiobooks please see our Interspeech 2023 Show and Tell Paper: Large-Scale Automatic Audiobook Creation


     title={Large-Scale Automatic Audiobook Creation},
     author={Brendan Walsh and Mark Hamilton and Greg Newby
             and Xi Wang and Serena Ruan and Sheng Zhao
             and Lei He and Shaofei Zhang and Eric Dettinger
             and William T. Freeman and Markus Weimer},


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