December, 2008

New Year’s Picks

Posted on December 31, 2008 by | Posted in about LibriVox, News, Weekly Picks | Comments: 3 Comments on New Year’s Picks

For our worldwide community, here are our New Year’s picks for your cold winter evenings or hot sunny days:

Old and New Year Ditties by Christina Rossetti
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
Love Among the Chickens by P. G. Wodehouse
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Die Elixiere des Teufels by E.T.A. Hoffmann
The Man Who Would Be King by Rudyard Kipling
Paddeltje, de scheepsjongen van Michiel de Ruijter by Johan Been
Varney, the Vampyre Volume 1 by Thomas Preskett Prest
Stops, or How To Punctuate by Paul Allardyce
The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Best wishes from us all at Librivox for a happy and healthy New Year!

Please note: not all of these may be in the Public Domain in all countries of the world. Please check before downloading.


LibriVox Reaches 2,000

Posted on December 31, 2008 by | Posted in about LibriVox, News | Comments: 9 Comments on LibriVox Reaches 2,000

Just in time for your 2008/09 new year’s celebration, LibriVox has reach another great milestone, by cataloging our 2,000th book, Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. VI.

The rest of the series can be found here:

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

LibriVox is an all-volunteer project to record public domain audiobooks, and give them away for free. We are among the most prolific audiobook publishers in the world.

We reached 1,000 books on October 31, 2007, after 26 months; the second thousand came 14 months later.

Congratulations to all the readers, coordinators, proof-listeners, moderators, and techies who have helped build LibriVox into one of the great communities online. Thanks to Internet Archive for hosting our audio files, and to Project Gutenberg for making thousands of public domain texts available online. And thanks to all our listeners for listening.

If you’d like to volunteer to help make audio recordings of every public domain text in the universe, you could take a look at our volunteer page, or jump right into our forum.


Christmas Choices

Posted on December 24, 2008 by | Posted in about LibriVox, News, Weekly Picks | Comments: 3 Comments on Christmas Choices

We have selected a few seasonal recordings for your holiday enjoyment! :D

Christmas Short Works Collection 2008 (multilingual)
Christmas Short Works Collection 2007
Christmas Short Works Collection 2006
Nussknacker und Mausekönig
The Spirit of Christmas
A Christmas Carol
Santa Claus’s Partner
The Seven Poor Travellers
The Story of the Other Wise Man
The Birds’ Christmas Carol

I hope you enjoy them, and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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Emaildesk: Opening a new world

Posted on December 21, 2008 by | Posted in about LibriVox, mail, News | Comments: 1 Comment on Emaildesk: Opening a new world

From a listener:

Dear everyone at LibriVox, we would like to thank each and every one of you for contributing to this wonderful library. Since my wife’s eye sight has been failing due to retinitis pigmentosa, she can not any more enjoy reading. It was opening a new world for her, when I discovered LibriVox this year.
We wish every one a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Keep up the good work.
With best wishes
Knud Erik S.


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