New audiobook: The War of the Worlds

The works of H. G. Wells joined the public domain in Europe on 1st Jan this year. It seemed plain rude to let that milestone pass without my taking on something of his. The existing recordings of War of the Worlds at LibriVox were both over 10 years old, so I decided that was a… Read more »

New audiobook: The Soul of London by Ford Madox Ford

It’s been a while, but I’ve finished a new audiobook! Or, in truth, a rather patient editor finished it for me. I started recording The Soul of London in 2013, after working on something that had been quite challenging. I needed a change — something absorbing, but non-fictional, to avoid dealing with characters and voices… Read more »

A Whispery Christmas Carol

I know I’ve been quiet all year, and that hasn’t changed with my latest LibriVox release. Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is the second of my whispered book recordings. I don’t know that I’ll do more now … it’s harder work than regular recording and they seem to mystify as many people as they beguile. Still,… Read more »

Whispering Willows

I have awfully random ideas from time to time. Last October I was grabbed by a particularly odd one. I’d been having a little trouble sleeping and so went searching for solutions. Amongst well-meaning lectures about not drinking caffeine after noon (no, really?!) and advice about room lighting levels were some fascinating YouTube relaxation videos…. Read more »

January’s offerings: Nesbit, Doyle, Stein and Lawrence

It’s like buses, there are no projects for months (though I’m as busy as ever) and then several come along at once. Such a range of options, too. Closest to my heart is Dr. Watson’s second outing in The Sign of the Four. It’s another dramatic reading, where I read all the narration and the… Read more »

Iambik’s second birthday & competition

You’ll have seen me posting about Iambik Audio before; a commercial venture with a range of audiobooks, particularly specialising in smaller-press books. It’s their second birthday this month, and they’re giving away a free collection to the winner of a random drawing happening at the end of the month. You can find out more info… Read more »

New audiobook: Wings and the Child by E. Nesbit

Yes, I am very fond indeed of Ms. Nesbit, and was happy to find this non-fiction account of the building of a small-scale Magic City using whatever’s already available at home, in best Blue Peter style. There are some lovely photographs in the Gutenberg text, to illustrate her various structures. She also goes further, to… Read more »

New audiobook: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

I’m a little behind on my blogging, but never mind — here is my FIRST Legamus solo completed! A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf, free in MP3 format with a total running time is just over four hours, across six files. Legamus, of course, is a parallel enterprise to LibriVox, for those readers… Read more »

Dr. Watson, I presume

So yes, The Hound of the Baskervilles has been tracked down and identified by the ever-alert Sherlock Holmes with a substantial amount of help from Yours Truly as Dr. Watson, and is available as a full cast recording by clicking to the LibriVox page via the CD cover pictured here. I found playing Dr. Watson… Read more »

Beta listeners welcome: Pulchritude by Ana Mardoll

Experience a darker side of “The Beauty and the Beast” where, in a world of vindictive fairies and scornful magicians, not everyone will live happily ever after. Pulchritude tells the tale of Bella, a beautiful girl caught between her selfish father and an enchanted prince ready to sweep her into a dangerous romance built on… Read more »