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LibriVox audiobooks

Published December 20, 2015

LibriVox audiobooks

One of my earliest forays into recording my voice involved working with LibriVox to create audiobooks. The site is a great place full of volunteers who help to record and gather together public domain works, creating a vast archive of audiobooks. I haven’t had time to participate in a long while, but did manage to list all the projects I was involved with. It was previously a constantly updated page on this site, but I’m moving it to this static archive for now.

Lip synching but not as you know it

Published December 31, 2011

Lip synching but not as you know it

One of the intriguing things about the LibriVox project is that all the works are from the public domain and all the recordings are put straight back in there as well. Hundreds of recordings are completed and head straight into the public domain for anyone to do anything with. It’s a decision that creates plenty of debate over in the forums, but is ultimately a good one. The works are there for the greater good, and shouldn’t be locked up behind copyright.

LibriVox: Grace Harlowe''s Junior Year at High School

Published February 8, 2011

LibriVox: Grace Harlowe''s Junior Year at High School

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. The third book in the Grace Harlowe series follows the girls as they face off against another enemy, only this time they create a sorority to make sure they are all on the same side.

LibriVox: British Highways and Byways from a Motor Car

Published September 5, 2010

LibriVox: British Highways and Byways from a Motor Car

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. To take a break from the Grace Harlowe world, I picked a travel book called - British Highways and Byways from a Motor Car.

Librivox: Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School

Published May 3, 2010

Librivox: Grace Harlowe's Sophomore Year at High School

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. I have finally finished the second book in the Grace Harlowe series - Grace Harlowe’s Sophomore Year at High School. As with the first book, Grace is the plucky young hero, facing tricky situations during her second year at school, surrounded by a fiercely loyal group of friends.

In for a penny

Published March 1, 2010

In for a penny

I’ve talked about Librivox on a few occasions before, and today I’m popping back to the topic to pass along a request for help. Although the time I can spare reading and recording LibriVox books varies throughout the year, it’s always been really great fun. Time spent there is supportive and friendly, and the book selection is vast and fabulous. LibriVox has been giving away free audiobooks for several years, and now it’s time to ask for help.

LibriVox: Grace Harlowe''s Plebe Year at High School

Published August 12, 2009

LibriVox: Grace Harlowe''s Plebe Year at High School

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. My latest solo book has been catalogued: Grace Harlowe’s Plebe Year at High School. It’s one of those books that is probably aimed at young adults, but is secretly interesting to all.

Telling tales

Published July 21, 2009

Telling tales

Today, the first LibriVox book that I co-ordinated has been completed and catalogued for the wider world to enjoy. If you’re at all interested in a book that follows the life of a prehistoric caveman, then I recommend The Story of Ab by Stanley Waterloo. It was quite exciting when I saw this book turn up in the new releases RSS feed, as it is with any book I’m involved in.

Another way to enjoy audiobooks

Published June 18, 2009

Another way to enjoy audiobooks

Recently, I have been making time to record more stuff for Librivox. The collaborative book that I was co-ordinating is nearing completion, so I have started a new solo effort, and am participating in some of the other group projects as well. More on that another time, what I am here to say is that a rather cool iPhone App has been rocketing up the application charts. It is simply called Audiobooks and it lets you listen to Librivox books on the go.

I never said I'd be cutting edge

Published August 21, 2008

I never said I'd be cutting edge

I know I’m very late to the game about this, but I just wanted to say that Google Docs is actually rather cool. I’ve just set up my very first co-ordination project for Librivox (as in, encouraging chapter submissions, rather than recording them) and I used Google Docs to host the text for each chapter. Being able to publish the document at the click of a mouse is amazing. I haven’t used it much more than that, and I know you’re all way ahead of me, but I just wanted to add my two cents.