Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sounds good to me

One of the great things about my job is that since a lot of the time I'm just working on little paper repairs that are pretty mindless, I can listen to books on my iPod.  Multitasking is a great thing.

Well, in my attempt to find free audio books to listen to, a couple years ago I came across Librivox.  It's a great site and every single one of their audio books are free!  They are all books that are in the public domain (published before 1926) and are read by volunteers.  This of course means that not all of the recordings are the most professional sounding, but for the most part, they are excellent.  I've "read" so many books this way over the last couple years.  Here's just a few:  The Count of Monte Cristo, Daniel Deronda, Emma, The House of Mirth, Little Men, Mansfield Park, North and SouthPersuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Room With a View, The Scarlet Pimpernel (currently listening), Sense and Sensibility, and Vanity Fair.  

And another fantastic feature of the site is that you can "subscribe" to a book as a podcast and you can download it automatically in iTunes, so it's ready to put onto your iPod!  You can even try searching for a book in iTunes as well.

And if you find you love the site as much as me, they are always looking for volunteers to help read books!  I've been wanting to volunteer for a while, but didn't have a microphone, but now, thanks to my new MacBook, I can actually help out!

{ Happy Listening! }

1 comment:

Cheryl and William said...

I also like they have free books (print versions) and audio books as well.