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Temporary Server Failure

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:26:50 +0000

We are very sorry, but a temporary server failure has reset our catalog to its status of September 15th, 2016. So, there are no books on the LibriVox homepage that were catalogued after this date. We have now fixed the server and are very busy to recreate our catalog. However, this will take some time, […]

Man spricht deutsh

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:02:28 +0000

LibriVox has quite a large German speaking community who has been reading numerous works by German authors. This month, we honour both with 10 gems from our catalog. Alexander von Humboldt was a major figure in German science, and he is credited with founding the fields of biogeography. Homeschooled like his brother, he was always […]

Under the Southern Cross

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 07:04:29 +0000

Often sadly forgotten among the English speaking countries, this month we’ll put our focus on authors from New Zealand and Australia with 10 gems from our catalog. Unfortunately, there are not many authors of Aboriginal or Maori descent in our catalog, since their legends and history were traditionally transmitted orally. The Stone Axe of Burkamukk […]

Another LibriVox Milestone: 10,000 projects!

Sun, 07 Aug 2016 01:41:00 +0000

Today, just in time as a present for our 11th anniversary, LibriVox readers completed project #10,000! It is Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (Volume 1) by Songling Pu, translated by Herbert A. Giles, and recorded as a group project by more than 20 LibriVox volunteers. This number includes 5556 solos as well as 1349 […]


Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:02:11 +0000

On August 10th, LibriVox will celebrate its 11th anniversary! Congratulations! This is the perfect occasion to look back on those years and to reminisce a little with 10 milestone gems from our catalog. When LibriVox started in August 2005, nobody knew where this would be going, or if this was going at all. But it […]

Tiger and Dragon

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:54:39 +0000

It’s the time of the year when people start thinking about vacation, and many turn to the Far East in search of exotic adventures. Let’s have a look at 10 gems from our catalog by Asian authors. Tigers were probably present at the 금수회의록 (Assembly of Animals) that was called in to criticise and judge […]

LibriVox Community Podcast No. 142

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:04:50 +0000

Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #142, wishing Bill (a LibriVox listener) a Happy 102nd Birthday! Duration: 14:12 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Hosted by MaryAnn Spiegel With contributions from Roger Melin, Newgatenovelist, Gaby, Lucy Perry, Monika M. C., Boris, Charlotte Duckett, John Burlinson, and Sonia. […]

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Tulip Fever

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:29:46 +0000

Since we have a very strong Dutch speaking community on LibriVox, let’s have a look at 10 gems from our catalog written by Dutch authors. Probably the most famous one we have is Vincent van Gogh. Yes, to be fair, he was not an author, but one of the greatest painters who ever lived… Still, […]

La Dolce Vita

Sun, 01 May 2016 08:21:34 +0000

Romance is the big theme in May, and where better to go and find it than in Italy? Let’s have a look at 10 gems from our catalog written by authors from Italy. When talking about Italian romance, the Betrothed Lucia and Renzo come to mind. Deeply in love with each other, they are still […]

LibriVox Community Podcast No. 141

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 19:40:45 +0000

Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #141, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of The Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare. Duration: 42:00 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Hosted by Charlotte Duckett With contributions from Lean Yau, Carol Box, Maria Kasper, John Burlinson, Caprisha Page, Adele […]

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Conquest of Paradise

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:02:56 +0000

This month, we put authors from all over Latin America in the spotlight. Experience the diversity of a whole continent with 10 gems from our catalog. Let’s start with Padre Antonio Vieira who, born in Portugal, moved to Brazil as a child and there became a renowed Jesuit preacher. He felt that the ideal sermon […]

French Kiss

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 07:11:48 +0000

In celebration of the International Francophonie Day on March 20th, let’s have a look at authors from France with the following 10 gems from our catalog. What better person to represent the nation than one who shares its name. Anatole France won the 1921 Nobelprize for literature for “a nobility in style, a profound human […]

From Russia With Love

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 07:03:56 +0000

Russia is a huge country with an enormous diversity of her people and their customs. The following 10 gems from our catalog highlight a few of our Russian authors. Leo Tolstoy, a nobleman turned social reformer in his later years, is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. This makes it difficult […]

American Graffiti

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 15:08:34 +0000

Happy New Year! LibriVox is 10 years old, and this year we’ll highlight our contributions to literature from all over the world. Let’s start with 10 gems from our catalog devoted to American authors. When Emerson felt the need to find a uniquely American poet, Walt Whitman stepped up to the challenge, and devoted his […]

Seeking Refuge

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:44:10 +0000

December 18 marks International Migrants Day. While nothing to celebrate, let’s take a closer look at the issue with 10 gems from our catalog. Robert Bruce is driven from Scotland by the English. When he tries to return, he lands on hostile shores, and immediately polarises a wedding party. Will he find enough support to […]

Trial and Error

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 07:11:42 +0000

November 10 marks World Science Day for Peace and Development. Especially if you’ve been out of school for a while, it’s time to brush up your knowledge a bit with 10 gems from our catalog. Jules Verne knew a lot of science, and the Baltimore Gun Club uses it to construct a cannon to shoot […]

Poor Classes

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:02:12 +0000

October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Unfortunately, we still have a long way to go, although conditions do have improved since the writing of the following 10 gems from our catalog. Poverty pushes people to the fringes of society. D. H. Lawrence paints a sensitive picture of the ones that […]

Travel Stories

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 07:02:01 +0000

September 27 marks World Tourism Day, and this month is generally a good time for taking a trip somewhere. Alternatively, you can listen to other people’s travel stories, like those in the following 10 gems from our catalog. These days, travelling has become a safe and easy pastime for everyone. That was not so in […]

LibriVox completes its 9000th project

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:53:40 +0000

Today, hot on the heels of our 10th anniversary, LibriVox reached another milestone: the release of our 9000th project. And the lucky project is… Michael Armenta’s solo recording of The Origin Of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin. Michael chose to record the 6th and last edition, often considered the definitive edition, […]

LibriVox 10th Anniversary Podcast No. 140

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:58:28 +0000

Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #140 celebrating LibriVox’s tenth birthday,  hosted by Ruth Golding (RuthieG). Duration: 25:57 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Featuring SonoftheExiles, chocoholic, commonsparrow3, Peter Why, commonsparrow3, hugh, mhhbook, smike, GregGiordano and a host of others. * * * * * * * * […]

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