February, 2008

Librivox Community Podcast #70

Posted on February 7, 2008 by | Posted in Librivox Community Podcast, News | Comments: Comments Off on Librivox Community Podcast #70

Listen to Librivox Community Podcast Show #70 [audio:http://www.archive.org/download/librivox_community/librivox_community_podcast_70.mp3]
Duration 13:42

Your host this week is Cori Samuel. Your podcast theme … adverts! Advertising newly-started LibriVox projects, a forum thread and an actual Finished Product.

Intro and closing music from Emery’s Musicalle, in the public domain at archive.org.

Applause from pdsounds.org.

1. Shurtagal: The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori

2. Sibella: Popular History of Ireland, Book 01 by Thomas D’Arcy McGee

3. Yours truly: Pi (to 49 decimal places)

4. kayray, Satu, a bunch of numbers and an Evening Bossa tune, played into the public domain at archive.org by Eric Matchett. (Thankyou, Eric, you rock!) Inspiration from, and parody of, a hair-care commercial.

5. Starlite … though, sneeze, and you’ll miss her.

6. lezer: The South Pole by Roald Amundsen.

7. Bear Creek Mama: Great Artists: Volume 1 by Jennie Ellis Keysor

8. sjmarky: Scott Brick vid (& Scott’s blog)

9. Bryce Albertson reading from G.K. Chesterton’s essay entitled Asparagus.

10. Closing disclaimer.

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Past and present Librivox Community Podcast files can be found at our spot in Archive.org

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Free Listens

Posted on February 5, 2008 by | Posted in News, on the web | Comments: 3 Comments on Free Listens

Free Listens is a blog dedicated to reviewing free audiobooks (including some LibriVox books), with new posts weekly. We particularly like the sensible/honest review policies:

* Solo recordings – I tend to review recordings made by one person, rather than the chapter-per-person organization of the Librivox group recordings. I do this for two reasons: 1) I like solo recordings better and 2) it’s easier to review. Listing the qualities of 14 different readers is difficult enough as it is without the possibility that I’ll have to own up that one of the 14 is sub-par.

* No bad reviews – If I’m reading a book and decide I don’t like it, I’ll put it aside; no hard feelings. I’ve come back to books from time to time and discovered that they’re actually good books, but I just wasn’t in the right mental state to enjoy it. The same goes with readers. I won’t continue listening if I dislike the reader, but neither will I publish my opinion that the reader is awful. There’s too much of good stuff out there to spend time dwelling on the negative



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