PC Mag on LibriVox

Posted on August 29, 2007 by | Posted in in the press, News | Comments: 3 Comments on PC Mag on LibriVox

We’ve been selected as one of the top 100 undiscovered web sites by PC Mag!

Audiobooks are ridiculously expensive: The latest “Harry Potter” title lists at $80 on CD. Librivox, however, provides pod fodder for free. The site features a collection of public-domain books read by volunteers—and anyone can volunteer. The audio quality is good (MP3s at 64 or 128 Kbps, as well as OGG Vorbis files). Some narrators are better than others—some may have listened to a little too much NPR—but almost everything is at least decent, and some performances are quite good. The collection (a bit more than 800 Project Gutenberg works so far) is a bit of a hodgepodge, with everything from Walt Whitman to Edgar Rice Burroughs. You’ll have to wait about a hundred years for The Deathly Hallows, though.

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I wonder if we can crack the list of top 100 discovered web sites next year?

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3 comments

  1. AMMJ Wijesiriwardene says:

    Eyesight is too precious to spend on a computer screen. So this site is invaluable. After downloading the OGG file I transferred them to my MP4 player. There I go! Thank you Mr LibriVox!

  2. James Mites says:

    It would be good maybe if you put a file type limit on it so it was only mp3 and you would not have to use a format conversion program on it to listen to it on a standard Mp3 player?

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