I was never much of an audiobook person. . . . But then I got this Android phone
and discovered Librivox.org, where they have hundreds of free public domain audiobooks for download. And I've kinda gotten hooked.
I'll listen to a book many times when it's not convenient to be reading one -- while cooking
or doing maintenance
or while drifting off to sleep. I also like to plug
into a home stereo's line-in, or a car stereo. It's incredible what you can carry around in your pocket now.
So, just to list what I have so far from Librivox, in the nautical vein. If anyone else has recommendations, feel free to add to the list.
Captains Courageous (really good reader -- he does about ten difference voices)
Heart of Darkness
Riddle of the Sands
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Sailing Alone Around the World
P.S. For other Android owners, the app I use is "Smart AudioBook Player." It's free, and very functional.