LibriVox loves Shakespeare, but getting his plays recorded has always been a very major undertaking. We have now only four completed as collaborative works, and one recorded as a solo. A fair number more are underway, but the task of cat-herding all the parts and bits and files and readers and pronunciations is unlike ...

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A bunch of us LibriVoxers have been meeting periodically in London to record various works together, and the longest running of those has recently been catalogued. 17 chapters of recycled British folklore and gossip from the very dear T.F. Thistleton-Dyer have been amusing, bemusing and plain boring a dozen of us for a year ...

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As part of the LibriVox London get-together this weekend, we sauntered along to Greenwich, to record in the foot tunnel which runs under the Thames. We hadn’t planned it in advance, and simply took along a giant book of poetry to dip into. My dips were pretty random, but I’m most happy with how ...

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The Water-babies by Charles Kingsley has had, according to the archive.org ticker, 10,148 downloads! Hoorah! Now, admittedly, their counter has good days and bad weeks, and it also counts any file as a download … so that could be 600 people downloading all 17 files separately, or it could be 10,000 people downloading the ...

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… though live women have been known to. http://librivox.org/dead-men-tell-no-tales-by-ernest-william-hornung/ Chapter One is mine, and no, I don’t know what happens next, but I look forward to finding out! It’s a mystery story, I know that much … and any story that starts at sea is starting well in my book. [audio:http://www.archive.org/download/dead_men_tell_no_tales_0804_librivox/deadmentellnotales_01_hornung_64kb.mp3] ...

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This week’s community podcast is themed from the forum thread for “One book a week in 2008”. (I’ve only read 12 so far — I think I’m behind?) There was a bit of discussion there about whether listening to a book was the same as reading it. Of course, it comes down to definitions. ...

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. IV by Edward Gibbon … my sections were #17 and #18. It’s beginning to blur into a bit of a Gibbony mass, now, so I confess I don’t remember what these were all about. But I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve recorded of his ...

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I went absolutely nuts in this week’s comunity podcast and talked for at least 3 minutes! And sang (for about 10 seconds in total, fear not.) Plus I also used the 148yr old voice recording that’s been doing the rounds this week, and commissioned a great interview — chocoholic talking to ExEmGe (LibriVox’s ‘golden ...

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Now available for your listening pleasure, 9hrs 41min of glorious Milton.  Oh, this HAS been a long time coming.  At the beginning of January, I posted that I’d snapped up the last section — unfortunately this didn’t turn out to be quite true, since another chapter was part-read, but then had to be orphanned.  ...

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I updated my Hear Me page and associated spreadsheet today and can proudly announce —  I have reached 50 hours of recorded contributions to the public domain!  50 hours and 16 mins, to be precise, (which I need to be with all that Pi in there.) Think I might start counting the podcasts, too ...

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