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By Cliff Weitzman Dyslexia & Accessibility Advocate, CEO/Founder of Speechify in Books on September 19, 2022
Do you want to learn Russian? Or perhaps you’re already a Russian speaker. Let's talk Russian audiobooks.

    Audiobooks in Russian to guide language learning

    Auditory learning has been the central learning method in linguistics for a very long time. And, it’s good to know that nothing has changed. Nowadays, many people use audiobooks to learn foreign languages. So, platforms like Audible have become incredibly popular with language learners. 

    Another thing that can help you learn Russian, or any other language via audiobooks is to switch the language settings on an audiobook that is otherwise in English. This can be a great method of auditory learning and will help you add Russian words to your vocabulary in a quick and natural way. When practicing auditory learning by utilizing audiobooks it’s always good to start small, meaning you should first start with children’s books or short stories before moving to more complex books.

    The best way to find audiobooks in Russian is to search for them in Russian. This means you can type things such as аудио, аудиокнига, аудиокниг, книга, or книги, and similar variations to find books that can help you get familiar with the language. 

    Best-selling Russian audiobooks

    If you want to stay authentic to Russian tastes and preferences, you can always listen to audiobooks that are considered popular in Russia. Some of these are mentioned below.

    7 шагов к стабильной самооценке 

    This is a book written by Борис Литвак and is one of the popular audiobooks in Russia.

    Серебряная осень

    This is another audiobook that’s popular among listeners in Russia. It’s written by Николай Беляев, a popular sci-fi and fantasy author.

    Лорд в серой шинели

    This one is a fantasy book by the author Александр Конторович. 


    Does audible have books in Russian?

    Audible does in fact have books in Russian, however, the collection isn’t at all comprehensive.

    Where can I find audiobooks in other languages?

    LibriVox is good for finding books in different languages.

    Can you learn Russian by reading Russian books?

    Both reading and listening can be a great way to learn Russian or any other language for that matter. 

    Where can I find Russian books online?

    There are several websites where you can the best books in Russian for free. Such as, GoldenLib, LibKing and Aldebaran. And, you can also find some on Kindle too.

    What is the difference between reading a book and listening to an audiobook?

    Audiobooks and regular books are pretty much the same, after all, you’re getting the same content. However, audiobooks are less time-consuming and offer a lot more. They’re inclusive of people with reading difficulties, such as dyslexia. And, they allow you to multitask while listening, saving your time and maximizing productivity.

    What are some examples of audiobooks in other languages?

    There are many popular audiobooks in languages other than English. For example, 狄公案 – 狄公案 [The Cases of Detective Di Renjie], which is Mandarin, or Violeta by Isabel Allende, which is in Spanish.

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