http://librivox.org/the-water-babies-by-charles-kingsley/

Seven whole hours of me.  And a minute or so of Berlioz.  Recording an entire book is quite a task … this has taken since June, but I’m happy with how it turned out — and I’ve learned a lot to apply to future recordings.

It’s funny how little of the book was *in* the version I’d read as a child … many characters left out, all the sidetracks and rambles left out.  This is the unedited story (hopefully, anyway, because it can be hard to know with the earlier Project Gutenberg texts) and I love how sensible it is for the most part.  Sure, there are some very dated references to people of various nationalities which I could have lived without reading, but the balancing of Science and Wonder, without discrediting either, is really nicely done.

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  1. mandarine

    I’ve started listening to your this morning while riding to work, and then back tonight. I do not know the story or anything, but up to now (I am at chapter 2, part 2), it sounds as a cis-atlantic version of Huckleberry Finn. And I love it. (The cock-kick grouse part was very ‘visual’).

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