You just need to send an email to with 'Sarah Bean reading The Brothers Karamazov' in the subject field, or post in this thread https://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=28781 on the official librivox forum. For more info https://librivox.org/pages/thank-a-reader/
Thanks for thanking the reader :)
Ever heard of Bampfylde Moore Carew? A remarkable character that lived between 1693 and 1759, born the son of a wealthy aristocrat in Devon but gave it all up to take the life of a gypsy in which he rose to be the mendicant king, master trickster, and dog stealer. As unbelievable as it seems this account is verified by historical documents to some extent, though none of the details of his marvellous adventures can be verified he certainly did visit America and know many of the people mentioned.
oh wow, i have some great answers for that if only i could pull them out my memory. Especially love the ones where they're all speaking Tarpaulin, in one of my favourites they're going to Australia I think, there's a priest on board, it's kinda one of those murky morality and sensibility put to the test things, set about 1850 naybe? probably written by someone like William Golding though, really had that brooding sense The Spire has.
I feel it's hardly worth mentioning the truly great works that get endless praise, https://librivox.org/the-nigger-of-the-narcissus-by-joseph-conrad/ of course being one of that great writers most fascinating works.
Love The Old Man and the Sea though that's not on librivox as it was published in 1952, you'll have to listen to the one narrated by Charlton Heston on youtube.
As for librivox books I can highly recommend some of the original tales and diaries of the great adventurers themselves - also the great scifi author Jules Vern wrote a wonderful series https://librivox.org/celebrated-travels-and-travellers-vol1-by-jules-verne/ which talks in detail about the various great travellers of the ages, a wonderful and insightful work full of that charming Victorian sensibility and written by one of histories truly great thinkers.
I wrote an app for Librivox to help me learn Flutter. It's free and ad-free. I'm making a couple of updates now.
I'd love to hear any suggestions for features.
Android: JC4 Librivox
Apple: JC4 Librivox
It did when I first replied, but not anymore. Thanks.
Not sure if you're interested, but it'd be cool if you can make it open source on github. I get it if you don't want to, though.
Thanks again. In return, you should check out New Pipe for ad-free YouTube on android.
I wrote an app: JC4 Librivox.
It's ad free. Works on Android & Apple.
Android link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.johnchambers.audiobooks
Apple link: https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/jc4-librivox/id1546778200#?platform=iphone
Download audiobook from https://librivox.org/ . This will download as a zip file.
Download RAR from the app store to unzip the file
Download VLC from the app store or whatever you use to play mp3 files
*Download a file manager from the app store to organize the mp3s into a different folder, if you want
Essentially, yes, because sign up is always just open generally, though not to record specifically books whose copyright expired in a particular year. If you're interested, this page has some information and links. You're advised to do a mike check first, as well as try out a couple of chapters in a collaborative project before diving into a solo project of your choice if that's what you want to do, so you know what's involved. Obviously joining a collaborative work means you'll be limited to what's happening at the time.
It's a long book. I'm not sure that I should recommend it to you. Have you read any book by Wilkie Collins?
Sorry, I'm new here in Reddit. I've posted my favorite group audiobooks.
But here's the link: https://librivox.org/the-woman-in-white-by-wilkie-collins/
Yes, I'm. But English is my second language. I still need improvement with the recording and editing. When I have done something good, I might share it here. :D
Are you a reader, as well?
I'm not familiar with that book. I see it's got 2 entries here: https://librivox.org/search?q=The%20Woman%20in%20White&search_form=advanced
Are you a reader on LibriVox?
Most of us use free software called Audacity. For a recording device, a USB mic plugged into your PC or Mac will do. This page has tons of info, and links to any more details you might need. Have fun!
Well, though it might not be quite what you're after, Flatland is science finction; and after listening to it, I very soon came across it mentioned in Hyperspace by Michio Kaku!
not entirely related but a note for myself more than anything, this looks interesting, an account of an early journey across Australia - Robert O'Hara Burke and the Australian Exploring Expedition of 1860 - https://librivox.org/robert-ohara-burke-by-andrew-jackson/
of course this book is probably hugely racist and rather distressing to people of any decent moral character, just like many current Australian policies... [e.g. ongoing awful treatment of Aboriginals, refugees and etc]
-first impressions from the first few chapters, little bit dry and somewhat academic in style. Nothing too shocking so far beside the expected casual dehumanisation of the Aboriginals, etc.
https://librivox.org/greenmantle-version-2-by-john-buchan/ is a very similar yarn to king of the khyber rifles, in it the hero is another wonderful white man working for the good empire this time it's a lot more explicitly war related - He goes undercover through Germany and down to Turkey where the dastardly Germans are doing all sorts of evil things to stur up a jihad [just like in King] because of course the only reason the middle east would be unhappy with the british empire is if someone tricked them into it with religious zealotry and greedy cunning...
As absurdly racist and sexist as King, a stark contrast to the world as seen though the eyes of Stella Benson or HG Wells, although of course Wells was a massive racist in a lot of his books, Sleeper Awakens for example... Wells and Benson see the modern world with exciting and alive women bus conductors [a theme in both works] but Mundy, Buchan, Haggard, et al are living in this absolutely absurd fantasy full of heroic white men civilizing savages, bringing order to the world, forging an eternal empire...
To neither of these groups does the war make the slightest lick of sense.
another is, https://librivox.org/the-ivory-child-by-h-rider-haggard/, this has dated even worse than King of the Khyber, everything from bloodsports to that obsequious fawning over the aristocracy fills this jingoistic yarn detailing the adventures of a white African being ~~imperialist~~ heroic and ~~sexist~~ chivalrous... While not as enjoyable or insightful as Britling or This is the End I think these works help explain far clearer the society of the early twentieth century that drifted so resolutely into that most bloody of conflicts; this notion of the invincible englishman dominating the world and clearing away ['educating and civilizing' into slavery] the savages was such a prominent thing. Europe was enraptured with this blind optimism, this zeal for conquest and global control - war was simply a path to riches and glory, the world was a full of wealth just waiting to be claimed....
[not yet read;]
interesting contrast from the same year, https://librivox.org/the-home-and-the-world-by-rabindranath-tagore/
another book from 1916 is, https://librivox.org/king-of-the-khyber-rifles-by-talbot-mundy/, it's not aged as well as the others but then I imagine the reader of books like Mr Britling would have looked down on it then... It's a romp through stereotyped India and up the much famed Khyber Pass, the war is little mentioned save for the occasional reference to germans as being behind the evil side and us [the british empire] being the force for all that is good in the world... King is a heroic british gentleman member of the Khyber Rifles, a secret service agent tasked with dealing with the threat of invasion and Jihad from the northern provinces of musselmen.
The book encapsulates the jingoism and imperial optimism which was do prevalent in that pre-war era, the many references to the 'luck of the British army' and the endless harping about the glories of war perhaps didn't ring so true any more to those who read it in the trenches of the somme....
and another, https://librivox.org/the-power-house-by-john-buchan/, this first serialised in 1913 and published in 1916 is a dramatic mystery story hinging on very real, and soon to be vindicated, fear that the civilized world is but a dastardly deed away from chaos - "You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilisation from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass" - the hero a tory MP get's tangled up in a vaguely Teutonic conspiracy of Anarchists and a powerful criminal enterprise called 'the power house' with a dastardly plot...
While not explicitly about the war [which hadn't started when it was penned] this does have some fascinating insights to the mind of the time, there's even a possible, if vague and brief reference to the troubles which would go on ignite the conflict in europe -- "I have forgotten the details, but it had something to do with the Slav States of Austria and an Italian Students' Union, and it threatened at one time to be dangerous." the group he's up against is very much like the 'black hand' as so commonly referenced in literature as a shadow cable of nefarious plotters and which was the actual name given to the Serbian unity group that was behind the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, Though it's a stretch to say he had this in mind the group were active since the start of that century and these troubles were certainly playing into the feelings of disquiet over europe.
As with all the english language books released at this time [that i know of so far] there is of course no reference what so ever to England being anything but a noble and upright nation fighting against the barbarism of the world to install civilization - though the germ of the cynicism which would depose this somewhat jejune perspective is certainly starting to show itself, even before the horrors of what were to come are felt.
also brilliant, https://librivox.org/this-is-the-end-by-stella-benson/, a fascinating insight into the times from a truly remarkable woman - this story much like Mr Britling details how life in a small idle is shattered by the advent of the war, wonderfully written and hugely absorbing - as Peter Eastman [reader and author of the librivox synopsis] states unlike many novels it doesn't race unerringly towards it's conclusion, rather the end just happens and i think that very much is the point, and power, of this wonderful book - i don't want to ruin it although i suspect one can guess the events at the conclusion of this just as one might has easily foreseen where Mr Britling was leading and over eleven million other real-life tales...
>Virginia Woolf also knew Benson, and remarked in her diary after her death: 'A curious feeling: when a writer like Stella Benson dies, that one’s response is diminished; Here and Now won’t be lit up by her: it’s life lessened.'
--one thing that makes me a bit sad about the world we live in is i'm going to have to wait until something like 2025 before her book about riding across america in a ford motorcar is in the public domain, and this is why i will never purchase or condone anything the Disney corporation does....
I use Smart Audiobook Player. Absolutely love it.
it has speeds of 0.5x 0.6x 0.7x 0.8x 0.9x 1.0x 1.1x 1.2x 1.3x 1.4x 1.5x 1.6x 1.7x 1.8x 1.9x 2.0x 2.2x 2.4x 2.6x 2.8x 3.0x
I use Librovox Audio Books Free (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=biz.bookdesign.librivox). It has a few annoying things about it, but for the most part it's servicable and the audio playback speed is a sliding bar so you could probably fine-tune it to your preference.