September, 2009

Picks of the Week

Posted on September 25, 2009 by | Posted in For Volunteers, News, Weekly Picks | Comments: 22 Comments on Picks of the Week

Two Years in the Forbidden City by Princess Der Ling. A fascinating glimpse into old China, beautifully read by Jc Guan.

The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, read by Peter Yearsley. We all think we know it, but how many of us do? With its regular, beating rhythm, Hiawatha has often been parodied, but in truth, it is a powerful, emotional epic.

King Coal by Upton Sinclair, read by Michelle Harris, exposes the dirty working conditions in the coal mining industry in the western United States during the 1910s.

Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum, a classic of travel literature, written by the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. Read by Alan Chant.

Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1.. Read by Ted Delorme. Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll (1833–1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his defense of atheism. Volume 2 is also available.

Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, read by Elizabeth Klett. One of the best examples of 19th century sensational fiction, the book’s plot includes madness, bigamy, attempted murder, and seduction.

The Dhammapada, translated by F. Max Muller. The Dhammapada is is a Buddhist scripture, considered one of the most important pieces of Theravada literature. Despite this, the Dhammapada is read by many Mahayana Buddhists and remains a very popular text across all schools of Buddhism.

The Green Odyssey by Philip Jose Farmer. Read by Mark Nelson. Alan Green is a space traveler stranded on a barbaric planet who has been taken slave and made a consort to an insipid and smelly queen. How can you resist, especially as it is a recording by one of our most popular readers?

À se tordre par Alphonse Allais. Alphonse Allais est un journaliste, écrivain et humoriste français célèbre à la Belle Époque, connu pour sa plume acerbe et son humour absurde.

The Daffodil Mystery by Edgar Wallace.
If you’re in the mood for a good old-fashioned murder mystery, this could be for you.


LibriVox Community Podcast #107

Posted on September 17, 2009 by | Posted in Librivox Community Podcast, News | Comments: 4 Comments on LibriVox Community Podcast #107

Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #107 hosted by Cori.


Duration: 16:32

Intro by Cori and a Poem by Neeru.

Guest appearances by Various Giggling stars of the Blooper Thread.

TriciaG talks about Proof-Listening – an essential part of the LibriVox Audiobook Production Process.

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Whither Norway?

Posted on September 1, 2009 by | Posted in about LibriVox, For Volunteers, News | Comments: 18 Comments on Whither Norway?

I got an email the other day asking for Norwegian LibriVox recordings. I thought: “surely there must be.”

Turns out there is not.

There are Swedish and Danish and even Finnish recordings, but none in Norwegian.

What gives, Norway? We’d love to have you … join us, it’s fun!


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