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Be my Valentine!

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:00:18 +0000

February 14 is Valentine’s Day and depending on where you live you will buy or receive Valentine’s chocolates, cards, flowers… We also let our romantic side show this month with 10 gems from our catalogue. Let’s start with twelve French Medieaval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France. Written in the 12th century, the […]



Time to get started!

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 11:01:17 +0000

Happy New Year everyone! A new year has just begun, and we are also looking at beginnings in 10 gems from our catalogue. The Prelude is always a good start, and this particular one has the distinction to be the first major narrative poem dealing with a spiritual journey. In this case, it’s the journey […]



Christmas Podcast

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 08:48:05 +0000

Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #144: LibriVox Christmastime plans; thoughts on Christmas; poems, short stories, and other Christmas-related readings; exclusive radio play; Christmas interview; LibriVox bloopers. Duration: 1:40:39 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Hosted by Twinkle With contributions from Cheryl Adam (cadam10e), April6090 (adr6090), Molly […]


Media Files:
https://archive.org/download/librivox_community_2013/librivox_community_podcast_144_128kb.mp3




LibriVox Community Podcast No. 143

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:02:06 +0000

Listen to LibriVox Community Podcast #143: LibriVox first experiences, forum names and why users chose them, and a special segment on voice characterisations Duration: 55:50 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Hosted by Kangaroo With contributions from Aaron M. Lebowitz (aaronml), Amelia Chesley (plaidsicle), Craig Campbell […]


Media Files:
https://archive.org/download/librivox_community_2013/librivox_community_podcast_143_128kb.mp3




Shakespeare in Love

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:37:52 +0000

British literature has a long history, and many of the best known stories of all times originated on the British Isles. This time, however, we are after the lesser known authors for this year’s final 10 gems from our catalogue. For almost 200 years, Thomas Kyd had fallen into obscurity, even though the playwright from […]



The Man From La Mancha

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 08:10:14 +0000

Spanish is the second most spoken native tongue on the planet – and this month, we will celebrate our Spanish speaking librivoxers with 10 gems from our catalog written by Spanish authors. When discussing Spanish writers, you cannot pass over Miguel de Cervantes. Living in poverty throughout his childhood, and never able to live from […]



About audiobook apps and ads in recordings

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:12:04 +0000

Have you run across a Librivox book that’s for sale or has an embedded advertisement? Look in our catalog for the originals, which are always free and never include ads. Many of our listeners use apps to access Librivox recordings. Librivox has nothing to do with app development. All apps are produced by third parties. […]



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 […]



Milestones

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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https://archive.org/download/librivox_community_2013/librivox_community_podcast_142_128kb.mp3




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 […]


Media Files:
https://archive.org/download/librivox_community_2013/librivox_community_podcast_141_128kb.mp3




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 […]