LibriVox Recommendations

Posted on December 26, 2007 by | Posted in about LibriVox, News, on the web | Comments: 17 Comments on LibriVox Recommendations

We occasionally get people asking for recommendations. MetaFilter has a thread collecting some good ones:
LibriVox Recommendations from MetaFilter.



  1. Andy says:

    One of the best recordings I’ve heard was Dostoyevsky’s “Notes From the Underground” especially where Gordon Mackenzie was reading. I’ve found myself re-listening to those chapters.

    I’m not sure if he is reading more these days but I hope he is!

  2. Emily says:

    I loved listening to Daniel Deronda by George Eliot. The story is engaging and uplifting and the reading is excellent.

  3. Bill Corcoran says:

    The Herman Melville novels, “Typee” and “Moby Dick” are among my Librivox all time favorites.

  4. I really enjoyed listening to Giles, Herbert Allen. “China and the Chinese”
    David Barnes read well.

  5. Darien says:

    Call of the wild is a great book and i enjoyed listening to it

  6. Beatriz says:

    Elizabeth Clett’s reading of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” is exceptional. Though read solely by Clett, each character is read with distinct variations in accent and inflection, adding a sense of drama and intricacy that does justice to such a beloved and respected novel.

  7. Megan says:

    Rilla of Ingleside, read by Karen Savage. She made the book seem so real to me. I really like how the different people are read. Susan and Norman Douglass are awesome. :-)

  8. Man Her says:

    I recommend Don Quijote. Readers are fluent, and you will
    enjoy listening them. Thank you very much to these readers.

  9. Nina says:

    I really enjoyed Tristan and Isult by Joseph Bedier, translated by Hillare Belloc.

  10. Prateek says:

    I loved Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. The person does a wonderful job with reading.

  11. Patrick says:

    The reader who does Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and PRince and the Pauper by Mark Twain is John Greenman. The man is a true artist; he also does Uncle Tom’s Cabin and it is phenomenal. That is easily the best audio book I’ve ever heard.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The Secret Garden, Fracis Hodgson Burnett was read really well. I enjoyed the uplifting story and the excellence of the prose style. It was a real discovery.

  13. Alexandra says:

    I loved the Book. The Enchanted Barn by Grace Livingston Hill read by Gail Mattern, not only is her voice captivating but the story line is capable of being in any era.
    So if you like a story with a little romance this one could be for you.

  14. Amos Pollard says:

    Do you guys have a facebook fan page for LibriVox » Blog Archive » LibriVox Recommendations? I looked for 1 online but couldn’t come across it, I would love to become a fan!

  15. irene linda says:

    This is to register my appreciation for the truly impressive readings by Elizabeth Clett. When a chapter or story begins with Elizabeth’s voice, I find myself smiling and getting settled to enjoy however much time Elizabeth reads to me… okay, not just to me, but it feels like it! It is as enjoyable to listen to her talented interpretations as I recall it was when my own mother and father read to me as a child. Thank you Elizabeth! You have the ability to transport your listeners into the magical world of true and valuable escape, as does a good play, opera, or a rare film.

    I teach English in São Paulo, SP, Brasil and also make voice recordings when called upon by a local studio which prepares English material for learners here in Brasil. If you should ever wish to speak with one of your fans, here is a USA phone number (I bought this on Skype to permit my family and friends to be able to phone me economically): 352-350-1073

    In sincere appreciation,
    Irene Linda Atchison

    Rua Saint Hilaire, 60/72
    Jardim Paulista
    São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
    Local phone/fax in São Paulo: 55-11-3884-4688

  16. Holly says:

    I enjoyed North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Each chapter had a different reader and the readers were from all over the world. It was so interesting to be transported by all the different accents.

  17. Amy says:

    Everything I have listened to of Karen Savage is outstanding. She reads three of the Scarlet Pimpernel series and it is fantastic. She also does quite a few of Anne of Green Gables series, as well as a number of Jane Austen’s. I don’t believe that you will find a more accomplished reader on this site. When she does accents you could not tell that it is not her native tongue. If you want hours of enjoyment just look up her page of works.

    Elizabeth Klett is also a fantastic reader. She did Jane Eyre and it was phenomenal. She also does some Jane Austen and other stuff that is incredibly enjoyable.

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