More ideas for listening

Posted on April 30, 2009 by | Posted in about LibriVox, For Volunteers, News, Uncategorized, Weekly Picks | Comments: 10 Comments on More ideas for listening

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim.
Four women leave dreary post-WWI London for a month in an Italian castle. Highly recommended by listeners. Read by Diana Kiesners.

Multilingual Poetry Collection 004.
Poems in Arabic, Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish.

Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens.
A wonderful recording of one of Dickens’ masterpieces. Read by Mil Nicholson.

The Magic World by E. Nesbit.
An enchanting and timeless collection of short stories by this much-loved author. Read by Ruth Golding.

King Lear by William Shakespeare.
This recording marked the 400th anniversary of the first performance of the play on December 26th 1606, and still holds the Librivox record for a major dramatic work – being completed in just a week.

History of the United States, Vol. I: The Colonial Period by Charles and Mary Beard.
The first volume of this seven-part work by the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. Volumes II – V are also available, and Volume VI is currently being recorded.

Zum ewigen Frieden. Ein philosophischer Entwurf von Immanuel Kant.
In der Abhandlung „Zum ewigen Frieden” wendet Kant die Grundsätze seiner Moralphilosophie auf die Beziehungen zwischen Staaten an. Aufgenommen von Christian Al-Kadi.

The Gerrard Street Mystery and Other Weird Tales
by John Charles Dent.
Spooky stories read by Moira Fogarty.

White Fang by Jack London.
Written as a companion to Jack London’s successful Call of the Wild (1903), this is the tale of a wild dog born in the wild and eventually brought to civilization.

Have fun!



  1. Irene says:

    I hope someone can read the three books:
    “A Mind That Found Itself”,
    “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”,
    and “Streams in the Desert”
    Thank you so much!

  2. Ruth says:

    “A Mind That Found Itself” by Clifford Whittingham Beers is in the Public Domain, and I will add it to the Book Suggestions on the forum.

    “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Streams in the Desert” are both still in copyright in the USA (where our files are hosted) and not available for us to record, I’m afraid.


  3. Paul says:

    I do so hope that I read in the not too distant future that Laurie Lee’ ‘As I walked out one midsummers morning’ is available…… The only trouble with this site is there are not enough hours in my day to listen to the great selection!


  4. Ruth says:

    Laurie Lee is not in our timeframe, I’m afraid. He was only born in 1914, and none of his work is in the Public Domain. :(

  5. Paula says:

    Thank you… this has given me a chance to hear some of my favorite books from my teen years and discover new ones. Listening when I am driving is a great gift.

  6. Steve says:

    I would like to recommend the Collected Poems of Paul Lawrence Dunbar (Pub. 1913?) and “Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence” by Charles A. Goodrich (Pub 1842)

  7. Ruth says:

    I have posted these two on the Book Suggestions thread on the forum, Steve.

  8. Heh I am actually the first reply to your awesome read?

  9. James Mites says:

    The Magic World was a great collection of short stories, it was something that I could listen to and was short enough I could listen to a segment on each leg of a drive. It really breaks up the driving for me.

  10. louise mollot says:

    how can i download for free the audiobook a mind that found itself-thanx

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