I have now recorded two stories for Podcastle, one which came out last September and other which hasn’t been published yet. On both occasions, I have been generally satisfied with my reading, but there is/was a lot of room for improvement.

The only way to get better is to practice! Thusly I have started contributing to the catalog of Public Domain recordings at LibriVox! Their objective is “to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet.”

My first recording for them is The Enchanted Canary1 out of The Red Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang. I think the recording is much better than the last two stories I did, so that makes me happy. The text is available here, from the Gutenberg Project. [3/4/09 edit: Link removed. I'll post a link to an mp3 upload on my server. Hopefully tonight]
[3/5/09 edit: go to this posting for the link]

1: I’m not sure how eternal that link will be. If you get 404, let me know and I’ll fix it.

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7 Responses to LibriVox

  1. I love Librivox–I just finished listening to The Three Musketeers and it made my drives back and forth to school and work seem productive!

  2. Annie says:

    Link be broken :(

  3. Bill Ruhsam says:

    @Annie: I think it’s fixed. For now…

  4. Bill Ruhsam says:

    @Meg: It’s a noble endeavor. We’ll see how long this whole mp3 craze lasts us…

  5. I think the mp3 “craze” is here to stay. Now whether Librivox will outlive its usefulness as audio books become more common and cheaper is another question.

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