If you’ve ever felt like “guys” these days just aren’t what they used to be, or have taken a turn for the worse, and you want to make sure that you’re not one of them, or if you want to provide something actually useful for somebody you know, or if you’re a woman who is interested in strategy, warfare, philosophy, leadership, meditation, etc. (and I know for a fact that a good percentage of the readers here are female!) then this is for you.
It’s no secret to anyone who knows me – I like to study and I like to research.
However, most people don’t have the same situation that I have, where they can travel the world, train and study. For most folks, the 2 biggest constraints on their own study and research are:
- Limited Time
- Limited Access To Resources They’re Interested In
This post is going to help you solve both of those problems, and snatch your brain from the razor sharp kraken jaws of TV and Facebook,
For me personally, it’s important to mention that I am 110% against piracy of intellectual property. I’m a book publisher. My dad was a software developer. People deserve to get paid for the work they do. Period. Full motherfuckin’ stop.
That being said, there is a HUGE amount of incredibly awesome material available for free, and without it being theft in the public domain.
In this post, I’m going to use LibriVox. Here’s what they say about themselves on their own site:
To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet.
Our Fundamental Principles
- Librivox is a non-commercial, non-profit and ad-free project
- Librivox donates its recordings to the public domain
- Librivox is powered by volunteers
- Librivox maintains a loose and open structure
- Librivox welcomes all volunteers from across the globe, in all languages
It’s an awesome project. Like sourceforge for audiobooks, or an audiobook library that you don’t need a library card for, and where you can check out as many books as you want without ever having to return them.
I use LibriVox all the time. Even moreso now that I’ve picked up a cheap tablet that I can carry around with me.
I don’t always have time to do as much reading as I’d like. I have plenty of opportunity while riding in cars, working outside, 12 hour daily power electricity and water cuts, etc. to listen to audiobooks, though.
So – what I’ve done for you is I’ve combed through all 154 pages of links on LibriVox, and I’ve selected the audiobook titles which I think are awesome, interesting, or that I would suggest listening to.
Generally, I don’t like fiction. I prefer how to books, philosophy, strategy, and biographies. And that’s mostly what I’ve included in the list for you today.
I’ve not formatted the list as hyperlinks. It’s just raw text links, but by going through the URL list, you can get an idea of what I’ve put together for you, and leech it at your leisure.
Start downloading. Get under a barbell, in front of a heavy bag, on your bike or on the path in a forest, and begin enjoying the Mans Man audio library. 🙂