Monday, March 1, 2010

Newer Librivox Recordings has added 1,000 new Librivox recordings to its library. I skimmed the over 700 titles in the literature category and added the following to my listening list for 2010. Keep in mind that I automatically delete any books that have terrible readers so I plan to complete only half of these books. I'll let you know how they sound.

The Aeneid by Virgil
Ayala's Angel by Trollope - good
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by Nesbit - DNF. (Shakespeare without the beauty).
Brazilian Tales
A Brief History of England by Beers
Castles in the Air by Baroness Orczy  This reader had a nice voice, but English is not his first language.
Daniel Deronda by George Eliott - fairly good reader, VERY long
Day Boy and Night Girl by George MacDonald - This was okay, not my favorite of MacDonald's works
Deephaven by Sarah Orne Jewett - did not finish (due to story if I recall, not the reader)
From the Temple - poems of George Herbert
Holy War by John Bunyan
Literary Tastes: How to Form Them by Bennett
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Burnett - reader was okay, story was a bit syrupy
A Short History of England by G.K. Chesterton


Jenny said...

I hope the reader of The Aeneid is good. I really need to reread The Aeneid myself; maybe I will give the LibriVox recording a try.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Nice to go ahead and plan your schedule out. Nice to anticipate problems, too!