November, 2008

In Flanders Fields

Posted on November 11, 2008 by | Posted in Podcast | Comments: 2 Comments on In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae.

Read by Gord, Kristen, Kara, Mike, Randomdad, Mark, and me. I believe it was our first “weekly poem,” and was Mike’s idea. They were all recorded around November 11 (Remembrance Day in commonwealth countries), 2005.

For all the renditions, see here.

Here is the music remix, by Euterpe Archipelago.

And here is Mike’s rendition:



Emaildesk: Letter from Japan

Posted on November 7, 2008 by | Posted in about LibriVox, mail, News, on the web | Comments: 9 Comments on Emaildesk: Letter from Japan

MT writes:

Hi Hugh,

I am writing this mail just to say thank you for the wonderful project you have started.

I have been introducing Audio Books form LibriVox to learners of English in Japan in the past year, and I have had a great time.
The Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables, The Winds in the Willows…those are the wonderful audio books I truly enjoyed to listen and to introduce in my blog.

Since last month, I have started “Audio Book Club” where I introduce a particular audio book form LibriVox and exchange comments about the story with readers of my blog. This month, I picked up the Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter, and my first choice was The Tale of Two Bad Mice, without knowing that it was read by the founder of LibriVox.
When I found that you are the founder, I thought it is time to say thank you.

Lots of people are learning English in Japan, and in other countries, and we have paid awfully lots of money to listen English. Audio Books are, although very interesting, prohibitively expensive to buy. But with LibriVox, we can enjoy wonderful books at free and also can share the pleasure with friends on internet.

It is indeed marvellous.

Thank you again and best regards,


LibriVox on O’Reilly

Posted on November 6, 2008 by | Posted in about LibriVox, News, on the web | Comments: Comments Off on LibriVox on O’Reilly

O’Reilly TOC blog has an interview with … me! …. about LibriVox:

LibriVox is a volunteer effort with a big goal: record audiobook editions for every title in the public domain. In the following Q&A, LibriVox founder Hugh McGuire discusses the project’s beginnings, the organic development of the LibriVox community, and the distinctions (or lack thereof) between “professional” and “amateur” efforts. [more…]


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