without excuse – the literary is now auditory

LibriVox, in their own words:

volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.

From Aristotle’s Poetics to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, LibriVox has much to keep us enlightened (read: entertained) for quite some time. Feeling playful? Read (or, rather, listen to) Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. Feeling devotional? How about Andrew Murray’s Absolute Surrender? Like to watch “House” on Tuesday nights? Try listening to P.G. Wodehouse’s My Man Jeeves (Hugh Laurie played Mr. Wooster in the tv version of Jeeves and Wooster, based on this series of books). Feel like a trip down memory lane to Jr. High? Try Jack London’s Call of the Wild or White Fang. Feeling theological? Try C. S. Lewis’ Spirits in Bondage. Only have time for a brief diversion? Try a poem or a short story.For the entire catalog, click here.In short, we no longer have an excuse for eschewing the literary.

One Comment

  1. jmnlman says:

    Interesting concept too bad the problem with volunteer readers is that they’re often pretty lousy.

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