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Much thanks to reader Karlton for informing me of his post here about the free professional Audiobook giveaway. I've downloaded their free audiobooks before (but I haven't in a while since it's mostly Protestant stuff) and they really are top notch. THIS OFFER EXPIRES AT THE END OF AUGUST, so get moving!

Here's Karlton's scoop:

Every month, ChristianAudio gives away a premium audiobook download for free. The free download for month of August is The Confessions of Saint Augustine, narrated by Simon Vance.

Among the most important classics in Western literature and one of the first autobiographies ever, Confessions is a “warts and all” account of Saint Augustine’s uncertainty and earthly desires. He recounts how he discovers and cherishes a relationship with his God as the last corrupt days of the Roman Empire come to a close.

The audiobook is narrated by Simon Vance, one of the most celebrated narrators today who has over 400 audiobooks under his belt. The translation is as accessible as any 4th century book I’ve read (seriously, it’s quite good).

Downloading the audiobook was simple and quick. I got to choose between mp3 and m4p, and the audiobook comes in 10 files of approximately 70 minutes each. The sound is crisp and clear, and I must confess: I’m highly impressed.

Again - GO GET IT! Even if you're not going to listen to it for a while, you're not going to get it free again!
11 comments so far:
    Mark of the Vineyard August 25, 2008 at 4:20 PM , said...

    Do you need to be registered to d/l it?

     
    The Catholic Journeyman August 26, 2008 at 6:55 PM , said...

    You so rock the Blogosphere...thanks for that. I have had the "Confessions" (paper) book for a year and havent had time to read it through....now I can hear it in my 2 hour commute.
    -Dave

     
    Mike August 28, 2008 at 9:49 AM , said...

    I don't think it's free, unless i'm doing something wrong. Let me know if i have to register or something. Thanks, Mike

     
    The Catholic Journeyman August 28, 2008 at 10:21 AM , said...

    Yes its free and yes you have to register there, which took me all of 30 seconds. Hurry up...only couple days left...
    -Dave

     
    Karlton September 1, 2008 at 5:30 PM , said...

    Thanks for linking! I've been a fan of Catholic Audio for a long time! Keep up the good work.

     
    Justin G. September 1, 2008 at 6:19 PM , said...

    Missed that one by a few hours, I reckon. How about hosting a repost of this audio somewhere?

     
    Mark of the Vineyard September 1, 2008 at 7:28 PM , said...

    ARGH. I deleted part 8 :-( Can anyone host it, or e-mail it to me? I'd really apreciate it. Thanks!

     
    The Catholic Journeyman September 2, 2008 at 8:45 AM , said...

    Mark - I wcan email it but your blogger profile has no contact info.
    Send me an email at catholicjourneyman@yahoo.com and I can do it.
    -Dave

     
    Nathan August 22, 2009 at 9:53 PM , said...

    can someone please email this audiobook to me at: mnmnate@comcast.net

     
    tdadroyalty January 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM , said...

    please....for anyone who took advantage of the opportunity to download this audiobook...., can someone do me the kind favor of uploading it that i may be able to dowload it. Please, i have been really wanting to have this audiobook for a while and missed the chance on christianaudio.com.

    my email is trini360degree@hotmail.com

    thank you kind soul in advance :)
    God will reward you.

     
    Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 1:58 AM , said...

    hi guys the books is available to download for free at
    http://www.archive.org/details/confessions_augustine_0911_librivox

    thanx guys

     

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