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 »

The Midsummer Night’s Behemoth

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 any… Read more »

Strange Recordings from Family Papers

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 now… Read more »

James Henry and the Echo

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 one… Read more »

10k download milestone passed!

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 zip… Read more »

Dead Men Tell No Tales …

… 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]

A tentative stab at “Is listening reading?”

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. If… Read more »

Decline and Fall, Vol. 4 – now available

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 so… Read more »

Just Another Weekly Podcast

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 voice’.)… Read more »

Paradise Lost – found, slightly wrinkled!

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.  Still,… Read more »