By cataloging The Brothers Karamazov, LibriVox has now made two full years of free public domain audiobooks available to the world. That is, if you started listening to our catalog today, and listened 24 hours a day, it would take you two years to get through our catalog. By which time, I hope, we’ll have another two years for you to listen to.
I just have to brag a little bit about “The Brothers Karamazov”, please forgive me…
I finished the project and by cataloging it, I managed to reach the two years of audio milestone.
It has a length of 40 hours. I know, some Dickens novels are just as long and were read as a solo, but I had to deal with 96 sections and perceived at least 300 volunteers: for more than a year I was able to constantly have one section not claimed. Every time a section was claimed, I orphaned another one due to the two month rule. It was started as a solo project, abandoned, taken up by a coordinator, who abandoned it, too. Moreover, I had three prooflisteners and two editors who volunteered for this project. Tricia was the last editor/prooflistener/reader. Thank you!
I’m really glad that this book is finally finished. It was started nearly four years ago, in April 2006 and it was one of my three horsemen of the Apocalypse of Russian novels. The other two are “Crime and Punishment” and “War and Peace”. “Crime and Punishment” was cataloged a while age and now only “War and Peace” is left.
The latter one is a 17-headed hydra (17 volumes) and I can concentrate now on finishing this one. At the moment I deal with its 14th and 15th head…