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AudioBooks for Chinese Learning

This page is divided into two sections, here are jump links and a tally of available resources:

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Web-based

Chinese Gratis

BIBLE AUDIO

This website offers audio of the King James and Chinese Union Bible in Mandarin Chinese.

What I like about this site is that it provides an English translation beneath the Chinese text.

BIBLE AUDIO

This website offers audio of the bible in Mandarin Chinese (with both simplified and traditional text), Shanghhainese, Sichuanese, Yunnanese, Cantonese and Chinese sign language.

Just click on English in the upper right of the screen to change languages.

Read and listen to the Bible online, or download free audio recordings and sign-language videos of the Bible.

The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is an accurate, easy-to-read translation of the Bible.

It has been published in whole or in part in over 160 languages. More than 220 million copies have been produced.

 

LibriVox

At last count, this website offers over 400 free audio books in Chinese.

Take care to check the language before downloading books, as some Chinese dialects such as Hokkien, come up in the Chinese language search results.

Enjoy!

This website offers an enormous collection of audio books in Chinese.

There is no need to register, you can stream without logging in.

Enjoy!

Apps

有声小说大全

Only available for iOS.

有声小说大全 (Yǒushēng xiǎoshuō dàquán) or in English “Audiobooks,” contains a very large collection of audiobooks on a variety of topics and in many genres, including novels, lectures, children’s books and more!

Available Platforms: iOS and Android.

JW Library

BIBLE AUDIO

This app offers audio of the bible in Mandarin Chinese (with both simplified and traditional text).

Just click on Publications and then the little symbol at the with an “A” and a “Japanese character” on it to change the language of the books you want to download.

The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is an accurate, easy-to-read translation of the Bible.

It has been published in whole or in part in over 160 languages. More than 220 million copies have been produced.

Available Platforms: iOS and Android.  Also available from Microsoft and Amazon.

Apps (w/ In App Purchases)

Beelinguapp

Beelinguapp offers side-by-side bilingual stories.

You can listen to and read a story in one language and reference it in another.  Currently, it offers:

  • Spanish
  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Korean
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Chinese
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Japanese

There are free lessons available, but most stories can be bought for $0.99 each.  There is a complete premium version as well.

Available Platforms: iOS and Android.

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