Chinese Audiobooks

Chinese Audio Books Recommendation from Peanuts (I only listen to multi-voice books)

Ancient
1. Who Gets The World – my favourite audio book and money back guarantee from me 😛
2. The Pillow Book – little dumpling sounds so cute.
3. Floating Dreams, The Promise of 3 Lifetimes – many great voices and a fast pace plot.
4. Jin Yun Zhe, Mo Shang Shuang – good audio book.
5. Killing of Three Thousand Crows – my C gege is so seductive as the male lead.
6. Seeking Affections – Anything with Yuan Tian He is always good.
7. “I” Have a Sickness – when it comes to C gege & Ah Shou, I am bias 😛
8. Mei Gong Qing – the 2 voices are good and it is being updated after a long hiatus.
9. E Mei – Cherry is always good but a change in the male voice after 100 episode making it imperfect.
10. Piao Piao’s Desire to be an Immortal – funny female voice and hilarious story.

Modern
1. Silent Separation – my 1st modern audio book but the male voice is a let down. The male voice in the completed radio drama, petboy is the best !!!
2. Mirage – the plot is average but the voices are great.
3. Twice Blooming Flower – the voices and the songs are good.
4. Caught in my Own Trap – a good production from Amy but the plot is a bit slow.
5. Let Me Look at You – the male voice is good but the female voice sounds like an auntie 🙁
6. Good Morning, Miss Undercover – good voices and songs.
7. Kao, I’ve Been Submerged! – a funny novel with the appropriate voices.
8. Liang Yan Xie Yi  – a confusing novel but a well-produced audio book.
9. Only If The First Sign of Life – I don’t really like the novel but the production is top-notch with a very seductive male voice.
10. Running Snail – a very nice & cute production.

Nearly all radio dramas are good especially those with petboy & Zone !!!


 Instructions for downloading and streaming audiobooks.

Any technical difficulties or questions related to audiobooks, please leave comment in this page. Do have your anti-virus and malware protection running as most of the Chinese downloading websites can’t be trusted.

http://www.cxt8.com/

Step 1: Search

Search

Step 2: Stream or Download
to listen to the chapter without downloading the file, click on the headphone icons next to each chapter. As pointed by the Red arrow.
to download the chapter, click on the green download button. As pointed by the Black arrow.
Download

Step 3: Downloading the Chapter
click on any of the 4 buttons inside the red box.

download2

http://www.ysts8.com/

Step1: Search
type in the name of the novel inside the search box.

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Step2: Click on novel name

novel

Step3: Download chapters
to download or stream chapter, click on the green download buttons (arrows)  next to each chapter.

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Step 4: Listen or Download
to listen to the chapter without downloading, click on the link that the Black arrow is pointing to.
to download the chapter, right click on the link that the Black arrow is pointing to.

chapter

[Review]

33 Responses

  1. Anuradha Venkatachalam
    Anuradha Venkatachalam May 19, 2014 at 1:59 am |

    Hi There,

    Is there a way to “buy” your audio books? I need CDs/DVDs of audio books. This is for a public library and hence there cannot be any copyright violations.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Anu

  2. Anuradha Venkatachalam
    Anuradha Venkatachalam May 19, 2014 at 2:00 am |

    Oh dear… dint realise that I would be pasting my contact info on public wall….

    Dear Admin, would you be kind enough to delete my above post containing my email id and phone number?

    Thanks,
    Anu

  3. Peanuts
    Peanuts May 19, 2014 at 2:17 am |

    Anuradha Venkatachalam:
    Hi There,

    Is there a way to “buy” your audio books? I need CDs/DVDs of audio books. This is for a public library and hence there cannot be any copyright violations.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Anu

    Hi, this is just a hobby blog. We don’t sell anything. I don’t think there is any CD/DVDs for those audio books but you can download them. Most of the good audio books are recorded by cxt8.com so I guess it holds the recording copyrights for those books. Hence, it is best that you contact them. Their website is in Chinese so can you read Chinese? If not, I can try to get you their email address. I am sure they can understand simple English. Which books are you interested in as some books are recorded by fans or other website?

  4. Anuradha Venkatachalam
    Anuradha Venkatachalam May 20, 2014 at 1:25 am |

    Thanks for your quick response. I would really appreciate if you can pass me cxt8.com contact info. Thanks again!

  5. Peanuts
    Peanuts May 20, 2014 at 1:46 am |

    I am not sure which email address but if you send to both, I think you should get a reply. kefu@cxt8.com AND admin@cxt8.com. The website is http://www.cxt8.com/ so you can check it out with google translate if you can’t read Chinese.

  6. Meena
    Meena August 27, 2014 at 1:30 pm |

    Hi,

    Does this website has any English translated audio books as well ?

    Thanks,
    Meena.

  7. Peanuts
    Peanuts August 28, 2014 at 3:24 am |

    Meena:
    Hi,

    Does this website has any English translated audio books as well ?

    Thanks,
    Meena.

    No

  8. wanyupa
    wanyupa November 2, 2014 at 5:48 am |

    hi!
    I’m a fan from Thailand. Since I used my new IPad , I can’t listen to the audio book at all. So, I’d like to ask if it needs to install any special app ? Please help me solve this problem.
    Thanx
    Wanyupa

  9. hoju
    hoju November 6, 2014 at 11:28 pm |

    wanyupa:
    hi!I’m a fan from Thailand.Since I used my new IPad , I can’t listen to the audio book at all. So, I’d like to ask ifit needs to install any special app ? Please help me solve this problem.
    Thanx
    Wanyupa

    Hi! I’ve never used the above audiobook sites on my iPad. I went in quickly to cxt8 and tried it out but also was unable to get anything to play. They have a mobile site 3g.cxt8.com that is supposed to be IOS friendly, but when you read the instructions, it says that some of the security features in IOS do not allow automatic play of the mp3 files, even in this site. You must manually go in and “click play on the main page.” Unfortunately, I still couldn’t get it to work when going to what I believed was the main page.

    So, in summary, theoretically, you can play from cxt8 from your iPad, but I haven’t figured it out yet. If I eventually do, I’ll let you know. Sorry!

    As an alternative, you can try ximlaya, which has lots of audiobooks and radio dramas. Or Tudou as well.

  10. squinty
    squinty February 21, 2015 at 1:23 am |

    I spent a day downloading Who Gets The World on my computer via ysts8, wahahahaha! Then I realized I somehow managed to download wrong, and had to do it again… I’ll take it slower this time, avoid muscle strain…
    At this turtle pace, how can I accomplish my dream of world domination (downloading tons of audiobooks)?
    Meh, one step at a time, turning one sister into an audiobook downloading zombie, then the other, and FINALLY THE WHOLE WORLD!
    Seriously though, downloading properly is super slow… Thank you very much for this audiobook post! ^_^

  11. Alix
    Alix February 26, 2015 at 12:46 pm |

    Hi, I’ve noticed within recs/reviews there are often links to the Vietnamese editions of books. I was wondering if you could recommend anywhere that has the audio version in Vietnamese.

  12. Bongsd
    Bongsd February 26, 2015 at 11:15 pm |

    Alix:
    Hi, I’ve noticed within recs/reviews there are often links to the Vietnamese editions of books. I was wondering if you could recommend anywhere that has the audio version in Vietnamese.

    Hi, you can try these websites 🙂
    http://radioplus.vn/nghe-doc-truyen/audio-truyen-ngan-tinh-yeu
    http://thegioiaudio.org/forums/truyen-audio-lang-man-trung-quoc.397/

  13. pingabingme
    pingabingme March 8, 2015 at 3:33 am |

    Hi everyone,
    I really enjoy audiobooks but unfortunately for me, I have trouble purchasing coins from cxt8 to enjoy them. I’m in USA, and do not have a chinese bank account. For people who are facing the same obstacles as me, can you please tell me how you solved the dilemma? Thanks in advance!

  14. Peanuts
    Peanuts March 8, 2015 at 9:19 pm |

    Get your friends or relatives in China to purchase for you. Or search in ximalaya to see if anyone has uploaded the free copies.

  15. squinty
    squinty March 21, 2015 at 3:19 am |

    pingabingme:
    Hi everyone,
    I really enjoy audiobooks but unfortunately for me, I have trouble purchasing coins from cxt8 to enjoy them. I’m in USA, and do not have a chinese bank account. For people who are facing the same obstacles as me, can you please tell me how you solved the dilemma? Thanks in advance!

    Hi, pingabingme. Am I too late to comment? I don’t know too much about this, but ysts8 has alot of audiobooks. Recently, I lost my sister to the audiobook craze, and she has an app that can download all the chapters pretty quickly, if you have an iPhone. It’s not an app from ysts8 but something that downloads from it, and all in Chinese, but I’m sure you can navigate it with a dictionary. 😛
    That app totally stole my place in her heart, and yes, it was me who introduced her to audiobooks. Oh, the irony. She ignores me for a recording!

  16. Serena
    Serena April 14, 2015 at 1:44 am |

    squinty: Hi, pingabingme. Am I too late to comment? I don’t know too much about this, but ysts8 has alot of audiobooks. Recently, I lost my sister to the audiobook craze, and she has an app that can download all the chapters pretty quickly, if you have an iPhone. It’s not an app from ysts8 but something that downloads from it, and all in Chinese, but I’m sure you can navigate it with a dictionary.
    That app totally stole my place in her heart, and yes, it was me who introduced her to audiobooks. Oh, the irony. She ignores me for a recording!

    Hello, if it’s not too much trouble, can you tell me which app is that? I’m having trouble signing up for cxt8 (didn’t receive the validation emails after several tries).

  17. y3jin
    y3jin May 13, 2015 at 10:15 am |

    hi, i’m also have trouble to sign up for cxt8. verification mail i didnt receive it at all.

  18. Peanuts
    Peanuts May 17, 2015 at 5:22 am |

    It could be bcos you don’t have a Chinese email address or the verification had gone to your spam folder. Anyway bcos of the copyright clampdown, cxt8 is practically defunct now so no need to register. Go & listen in ximalaya instead.

  19. RINKU
    RINKU May 19, 2015 at 12:05 am |

    Hi, could u give me a link to Cantonese audio books please ^^!

    Ps. i cant understand mandarin, so it would save my life if u would help me 😉

  20. joannakuang
    joannakuang May 19, 2015 at 4:10 am |

    yst8 sometimes has batch uploads that you can download from. Quality wise isn’t as good as cxt8 used to be, but free and still very listenable 🙂

    @RINKU: hmms, I have yet to encounter much Cantonese audiobooks. The only Cantonese audiobooks that I’ve downloaded was 南派三叔’s The Grave Robbers’ Chronicles audiobooks.

  21. RINKU
    RINKU May 20, 2015 at 5:29 am |

    Please give me links to Cantonese audio book ^^!

  22. Peanuts
    Peanuts May 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm |

    Hoju wrote: There are Cantonese audiobooks and radio dramas out there. However, with radio dramas, what I’ve found is, most of them are original stories written by the station themselves. The one I found that was adapted from a novel is The Woman on the Bread Tree. http://www.tudou.com/listplay/Si7-OQ7ySWI/UERSLxTix40.html Radio dramas may follow a story closely, but they don’t always follow the text closely, but I haven’t looked into it here.
    As for audiobooks, most audiobooks that I could find were older, more classic or famous wuxia novels. There are lots of Jin Yong or Gu Long audibooks out there in Cantonese. As for the romance c-novels that we like to discuss here or on SSB, I wasn’t able to find any.
    Here is
    Tian Long Ba Bu (Demi-Gods, Semi-Devils) http://www.outyee.com/guzai/126.html
    Chu Liu Xiang (Chor Lau Heung) http://www.tudou.com/plcover/A0aC6wpacaA/
    If you’re looking for something a little more modern, there is Tomb Robbers.
    盗墓笔记 http://www.outyee.com/video/?1313-0-0.html
    I haven’t pulled up the books and did a comparison of how close these audios are following the source novel.
    In general, that site outyee.com has tons of novels in Cantonese, whether they be in radio drama or audiobook form. You could always copy the title and paste it into a google search to see if it pulls up a written novel.

  23. RINKU
    RINKU May 22, 2015 at 5:22 am |

    TY peanuts, do u know one for xian xia cantonese audio books ^^

  24. asianbolt
    asianbolt June 3, 2015 at 12:31 pm |

    Hello admins!
    If you dont mind, can I know where I can find the english-translated versions of the audiobooks?
    Your Sincerely,
    Asianbolt 😉

  25. Kezia
    Kezia November 3, 2015 at 2:41 pm |

    I loved the radio drama of Silent Separation. Already listened to it 3 times. *-* The songs are really nice!

  26. thung
    thung January 21, 2016 at 2:49 pm |

    unable to listen offline @ ximalaya.pls help

  27. bookfunatic
    bookfunatic January 27, 2016 at 6:11 am |

    Hi thung

    download the ximalaya apps first on your phone or tablet, then you can download the audiobooks & listen offline

  28. thung
    thung February 7, 2016 at 12:00 am |

    thanks bookfunatic for the reply but still unable to download the audiobooks & listen offline.
    it prompt out ‘加入下载队列成功’ when selecting the down arrow icon.pls help.thank you

  29. bookfunatic
    bookfunatic February 9, 2016 at 2:46 am |

    Hi Thung,

    I usually get that message when my internet speed is slow, I usually download early early morning when no one/ few people are using

  30. bookfunatic
    bookfunatic February 24, 2016 at 1:31 am |

    Hi

    have really enjoyed a lot of the recommended books found here, @peanuts – specially liked all your audiobook recommendations,

    I found a nice book, thought of sharing with you guys but don’t know where to post, tried looking for where I can post for about a week now but no luck , so decided to put it here, really sorry if this is the wrong place

    title is 钟情一夏 by 叶紫

    audio book found in ximalaya with very nice voice

    put a silly smile on my face while listening to it

  31. minaninablog
    minaninablog September 6, 2016 at 2:22 am |

    Would like to recommend an audiobook that was recorded with multiple voices.

    恋上,一个人 (Liàn Shàng, Yī Gè Rén) http://www.ximalaya.com/8775945/album/3193834

  32. hul1
    hul1 January 6, 2017 at 3:04 pm |

    is the cxt8 site down or something? for some reason, whenever i click the play button, it doesn’t work… 😮

  33. Peanuts
    Peanuts January 7, 2017 at 8:15 am |

    You’ve to download the apps on the front page. But cxt8 is outdated now, go to ximalaya to listen to audio books.

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