Audio Darwin

This page provides links to free audio mp3 files of Darwin's works for downloading onto a computer, phone or mp3 player.

Unabridged files of Darwin's works were split into 50kb parts. These parts were processed with text-to-speech software (Cepstral's premium voice Lawrence (UK) 64kbps 44.10kHz Mono). The mp3 files are about 25 megabytes each. (Distributed by public license.)

Listen to a sample. (The last sentence of the Origin of species.)

For the texts and images on this site see Publications ; Manuscripts or Supplementary texts.


Darwin's Beagle Diary

Read by Jo Stone-Fewings, introductions by John van Wyhe, click here. (This is the only human-read book provided.)

Autobiography

Darwin, C. R. 1958. The autobiography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882. With the original omissions restored.
In 8 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

Journal of Researches

Darwin, C. R. 1839. Journal and Remarks. Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle between the years 1826 and 1836.
In 28 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

Darwin, C. R. 1845. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the world. 2d edition.
In 26 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

Geology of the Voyage of the Beagle

Darwin, C. R. 1842. The structure and distribution of coral reefs.
In 11 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

On the Origin of Species

Darwin, C. R. 1859. On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. 1st edition.
In 21 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

Fertilisation of Orchids

Darwin, C. R. 1862. On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects.
In 9 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

Climbing Plants

Darwin, C. R. 1875. The movements and habits of climbing plants. 2d ed.
In 7 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

The Descent of Man

Darwin, C. R. 1871. The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex.
Volume 1.
In 17 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

Volume 2.
In 20 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

The Expression of the Emotions

Darwin, C. R. 1872. The expression of the emotions in man and animals.
In 14 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

Insectivorous Plants

Darwin, C. R. 1875. Insectivorous Plants.
In 19 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

Erasmus Darwin

Darwin, C. R. 1879. Preliminary notice. in Krause, E. Erasmus Darwin.
In 6 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

Vegetable Mould and Worms

Darwin, C. R. 1881. The formation of vegetable mould, through the action of worms, with observations on their habits.
In 8 mp3 files, download as one zip file here.

 

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