Fire and Ice by Robert Frost – dance & music mix

Every now and again I search YouTube to see what people are doing with LibriVox files or saying about the site. And found a really lovely video – this is a dance to a remix of Robert Frost’s poem Fire and Ice. You can hear my read along with lots of other LibriVoxers (it was… Read more »

LibriVox catalogues its 2,500th work!

It doesn’t seem like a moment since I was making an excited post (and podcast) about reaching its 2K book … and now here we are seven months and 500 more completed projects on from there. The numbers aren’t quite so notable once one hits four figures; the next biggie will be 5K, but… Read more »

Esther Waters by George Moore – new free audiobook

Esther Waters is a book I saw recommended somewhere online a long time ago, bought in hard copy from the dingy basement of a London bookshop a year ago, and have now contributed two chapters to its audiobook incarnation. It’s a realist novel about a housemaid whose virtue is lost – outside the sanctity of… Read more »

Talking History – Julia Ward Howe

I’ve just found that a poem I recorded a long time ago, by Julia Ward Howe, has been used as part of a history podcast. The segment starts off with a lovely combined voice recording of her Mother’s Day Proclamation, and then continues with my own recording of her inspired Mother Mind. The show was… Read more »

From A to Z – a long short-story by Susan Glaspell

I recorded this short story more than a year ago now … and it took me almost that long to get around to editing it, since in the raw state it was about 70 mins. Now it’s trimmed to a perfect 49 mins 37 seconds and it’s available for general listening. [audio:] There are also… Read more »

The Pirate Library

My original idea for this website was to create an Encyclopedia Piratica, hence the domain name. However, I never found the time and energy to do the vast amount of work required; too much time spent proof-reading and recording audiobooks. However, this weekend I’ve sat down and used a few different resources to pull together… Read more »

Elegiac Sonnets by Charlotte Turner Smith

Charlotte wrote these poems while in debtors’ prison with her husband … luckily, the collection was successfully published, which allowed her to pay for their release. David and I alternate on these readings … which took a bit over a year to finish (that’s my fault entirely; I procrastinate too much.) They didn’t deserve that… Read more »

The Moving Picture Girls – that’s a wrap!

My newest solo has been released at LibriVox. I needed a bit of light relief after the splendidly wordy William Morris, so the Moving Picture Girls by Laura Lee Hope, seemed like a good choice. It’s set in early 20th century New York city, the home of a burgeoning movie industry, and is a very… Read more »

The Eilithia Project by Marjorie Danser (at Audible)

I’ve recently found that my first commercial audiobook recording was released at in late November — I finished production at the start of November, and was puzzling over what was taking it so long to be made public. Anyway, Hooray!! It does include the most epic misspelling of my name to date, but hopefully… Read more »