LibriVox is an organisation with a simple goal – to make all public domain works accessible in audiobook form. I’ve been involved for a long while now, part of an enormous group of volunteers who record chapters, poems and entire books to attempt to reach this goal. You can see which works I’ve been involved with here, but in the meantime, I like to blog about solo works as they are completed.
To take a break from the Grace Harlowe world, I picked a travel book called – British Highways and Byways from a Motor Car. The book journals the travels of an American visiting our small island with the luxury of a car – having previously been frustrated by visiting via train. He covers a lot of the country, up to Scotland and through Wales, London and the South and plenty more.
Quite a lot of the book is taken up with tales of the car itself, and how it brings them to visit places of interest – mostly castles, cathedrals, and the many villages that are home to the best authors and poets. I really enjoyed the little snippets though, moments where the author, Thomas Dowler Murphy, gets a talking to from the police, or decides to visit a different garage because he knows he’s being tricked for being a tourist.
My thanks, as always, go to those who helped produce the book. I’ve enjoyed it immensely, even the bits where I had to ask for help pronouncing Welsh and Scottish place names. Next on my list is the third book of Grace Harlowe’s adventures.
Image by Kristen