Mastodon compliments —


Getting lots of nice LibriVox-related email lately!

From a fellow in Finland:

Thanks once more about the librivox, it is a amazing system and I have really enjoyed listening the books. MP3 books give totally new possibilities. And at the same it is also back to the basics or original story telling way like it was before the radio or TV

From a lady working in Qatar:

… I listen to the librivox stories at night when I’m trying to go to sleep. Night is when it’s worst — I lie there wishing I was home — and it’s nice to have something to get my mind off of it. I finished your “Secret Garden” a few days ago and I’m working through “A Little Princess.” Something about this place is making me want to regress to my childhood.

From a gentleman, aged 55:

I absolutely love Librivox and I can’t thank you all enough. I would like to download your books onto CDs so that I can play them on my CD player while I work.

From a lady:

This is such a great cause, I’ve had a stroke recently and cannot hold a book to read it, I can however, listen to audio CD’s.

From a father:

Thank you for your LibriVox recordings. My family has had many good hours of listening. We especially enjoyed your reading of ‘The Secret Garden’, but also have listened to ‘Swiss Family Robinson’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’.

I’ve always been a reader — but find listening proves helpful in getting through some books (like Moby Dick).

From a mother:

We live in Singapore, and wanted to let you know how much we have enjoyed… continue to enjoy…your recordings.

Our 6 year old, Jackie (Jackson) has listened to Our Island Story and some of the Baum books on, and, in fact, after a hard morning at outside play and Primary 1 (first grade) he loves to sit down on the floor, construct something (out of cardboard, leggos, etc) and listen to you read a story

From a lady:

I don’t know you but i listen a lot to the audio books you read. I live in
the netherlands. So i’am not very good in Englisch. But i listen every day
on the way to my work to story’s. So my english improved every day a little.
And i find it a lovely way to start a day. I like the little princes and i
just listen to the secret garden.

Thanks, everyone :)

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5 Responses to “compliments”

  1. Annie

    I get emails like that too, doesn’t it just make you want to sit down and record more? :)

  2. Lee Ann

    I had first heard your voice when I listened to “O Pioneers” so felt like I was hearing an old friend when I listened to “The Duel” and “Little Orphan Annie”, two favorite poems from childhood read to me many many many times by my grandmother from a book she had as a girl, “Poems Every Child Should Know”. I am so delighted that this is a book precious enough for recording. I loved it as a child and love it still. Perhaps you shared these poems with your grandmother, too.

    Many thanks!
    Lee Ann

  3. Marianna E

    I love Librivox, The Secret Garden was on my list to read for years, but for some reason I never got to it. I never listened to audiobook before, since I prefer reading the books by myself, but I stumbled
    upon Librivox few weeks ago,so I gave it a try and was thrilled when I saw The Secret Garden. I fell in love with both the story and the way you read, then came the Little Princess and I got used to your voice so much that I am listening to all the books you’ve recorded. :) So thanks to you and librivox I can even “read” on my 40 minutes drive to work every day.

  4. Andrew Hardy

    Hi, I just wanted to thank you for your excellent recording of The Secret Garden. It’s the very first audio book I have listened to and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m from northern England and I thought your rendition of theYorkshire accent was genuinely delightful. Because of your recording I am considering volunteering myself.Thank you again.

  5. kara

    Why, thank you Andrew! It’s nice to know I did ok on that accent :) I hope you will come over to librivox and volunteer. It’s tremendously fun. If you’re shy about reading at first, we always need proof-listeners, too. See you there!

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