Japanese Audiobooks with Transcripts

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The list of audiobooks were taken from this thread [1] and only contains audiobooks with a Japanese transcript and an English translation. For translations of works by Japanese authors, they come from an online source or a source for a commercial one.

Short stories

O Henry

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Edgar Allan Poe

Brothers Grimm

Hans Christian Andersen

Oscar Wilde

Charles Perrault

Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Kido Okamoto

Kenji Miyazawa

Osamu Dazai

Beatrix Potter


Full length novels

Soseki Natsume

Osamu Dazai


  • Murasaki Shikibu Tale of Genji (1594 min)(24 Chapters--one audio link is dead)Transcript Audio Translation
  • Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (244 min)(Complete)Transcript Audio (HQ) Translation
  • E.C. Tubb The Winds of Gath (5 hr)(Incomplete)Audio
  • The New Testament New Interconfessional Translation (? hr)(Complete) Audio


* - Couldn't find a translation online, but commercial translations are available.

# - Found in the collection of short stories, The Curious Casebook of Inspector Hanshichi : Detective Stories of Old Edo, translated by Ian MacDonald.

HQ - Audio labeled 'HQ' usually have clearer sound, better voice acting, and sound effects.

@ - Found in the bilingual text The Tales of Miyazawa Kenji, translated by John Bester.

$ - Found in Crackling Mountain and Other Short Stories, translated by James O'Brien.