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 »

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 recording: The End of Books by Octave Uzanne

So, I’ve been head-down on commercial audio recordings for the most part so far this year, but found a little time to squeeze an entertaining piece of non-fiction into a just-published LibriVox collection. Octave Uzanne’s The End of Books is a lively set of imaginings on Life in the Future, from 1894. There’s a brief… Read more »

The Life of Beau Nash

In between other projects, I rummaged around the LibriVox forum for something short and interesting to record … and ended up contributing a couple of chapters to Goldsmith’s Biography of Richard Nash, which has just been completed. Although this was a collaborative work, in the end only three of us contributed to it — Tricia… Read more »

Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body

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… Read more »

New solo complete: Royal Children of English History

I came across this lovely book about a month ago. Shortly after, a partner-in-crime whizzed it through Distributed Proofreaders in most accomplished style, and it was stored at Project Gutenberg. Preserving all its charming illustrations, and quite a bit of the book’s layout, I might add! And then I took a holiday and recorded it,… Read more »

October recordings

This month, I have catalogued a book, some collaborative contributions, and — finally, more pirates! I’ve been working on my solo recording of Anna Sewell’s “Autobiography of a Horse”, Black Beauty, all summer, as its short chapters and positive attitude were a pleasant change from the intense modern non-fiction book I was recording for Audible… Read more »

Declined and Fallen! LibriVox reaches 2,000 releases!

All six volumes of Edward Gibbon’s History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire have been recorded, in full, and are now available for free through LibriVox. I’ve made a contribution to each volume, and in Volume 6, I even got to read the first section, all about the Crusades and Richard the… Read more »

JS Mill – The Subjection of Women

It’s been quiet on the cataloguing front in the last few weeks … I eased back on the editing I was doing, having acquired (happily-intermittant!) tendinitis in my mousing arm, which is little better with a trackball and heaps of anti-inflamatories, as yet. And I’m in the middle of lots of projects, none of which… Read more »