LibriVox has completed an unabridged recording of Henry Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body. It’ll take the keen student anatomist a little over 66 hours to go through once — and it only had one proof-listener through all five parts of the project, so there is at least one person in the world who’s done it. There are 44 readers, of whom I am one, contributing to the final part to edumacate listeners about The Digestive Apparatus and The Urinary Bladder. The book was split into five volumes for ease of completion and downloading, and each part links to the fully illustrated 1918 text, so those who wish can check out the diagrams at the same time. Newly available are free MP4 versions, as well as the usual archive.org free offerings of individual / zipped collection of MP3s and also OGGs.
As audiobooks go, this probably isn’t the most obvious choice for beach-listening or an absorbing commuting option. But there’s nothing else like it in the catalogue (yet!) and I sincerely hope it hits the spot for lots of listeners. We-at-LibriVox would love to know future listeners’ stories … why HAVE you picked this book..? There’s a new feedback feature available, which could be used for exactly this, or just sign up to the forum and post.
(18:26) — The Urinary Bladder.
If you think I’ve pronounced “ureter” or anything else wrong … I’m sorry, I did do my best, (including completely rerecording this chapter!) and Brit and US pronunciation vary all over the place.