Listening to Chinese Audiobooks is a great way to learn Chinese. We’ve discussed this learning strategy earlier: an audiobook together with the corresponding transcript is one of the best ways of improving your proficiency in a foreign language.
This is the list of audiobooks in Chinese that we were able to find so far. Most come together with the transcript.
Notes about Chinese Audiobooks:
1. Some people (like me!) prefer to own the real physical book rather than just a website transcript, so the Chinese e-book and physical book versions have been listed for your convenience. However, please note that the text in the book may be different from the audiobook depending on the edition. While the exact transcript is preferable, don’t stress too much if it doesn’t match up. It will still be helpful if you read it!
2. I adapted this list from an old forum post. Some of the dead links have been removed and updated.
3. Many of the audiobooks and e-books that I found were listed on Amazon.com. For copyright reasons, they might not be available on your local Amazon store, so try looking on Amazon.com if in doubt.
4. If you’re looking for more Chinese audio to study from, we think Chinese Class 101 is worth checking out.
Have you found any other high quality Chinese audiobooks available online? Please let us know below in the comments and we will add them to this list! We’d also be grateful for any reports of dead links or incorrect transcripts. Thank you.
Rohan has spent years studying Japanese, Chinese and Korean, and currently lives in Japan. He created the perapera pop-up dictionary plugins to help other learners of Chinese and Japanese.