Acoustical Liberation of books in the public domain, and how you can help

For those of you following along, we’ve been working on podcasting some of our books.  So it’s only natural, during Audio Book Appreciation Month, that we’d plug audio books! When you start a project like this, especially if you’ve never really done it before, you either jump right in (read the books and buy a mic) or you look for the least threatening way in.

LibriVox is a great organization that can help you learn to podcast, without killing you. They have volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and publish the audio files on the internet. Their goal is to record all works in the public domain.

And everything they record is free to the public. Wow!

Their catalog so far is very extensive, but it’s growing every day.  If you have a special book you love, that’s being worked on, you can volunteer your talents, even if you don’t know anything about doing a podcast recording.  If there’s a book that’s out of copyright that’s not been recorded, or if you wish to do another version, you can post that book in the forum and get help starting that project.

Below is a little snapshot of the vigor, talent and wide ranging selection of material LibriVox deals with (including non-English works!)

Four Mothers at Chautauqua by Pansy, Alden, Isabella
Posted 6 hours ago

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The by Khayyám, Omar
Posted 6 hours ago

Parting Guest, A by Riley, James Whitcomb
Posted 27 hours ago

Wit and Humor of America, The Vol 04 by Various
Posted 29 hours ago

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue by Hope, Laura Lee
Posted 29 hours ago

Aljaska (Alaska) en de Canada-spoorweg by Anonymous, anoniem
Posted 40 hours ago

Aljaska (Alaska) en de Canada-spoorweg by Anonymous, anoniem
Posted 41 hours ago

Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant by Grant, Ulysses S.
Posted 43 hours ago

Pursuit of God, The by Tozer, Aiden Wilson
Posted 43 hours ago

Alcatraz by Brand, Max
Posted 43 hours ago

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