librivox in top 100 undiscovered sites!

PC magazine lists us in their Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites. Librivox is in the left column, about halfway down. Cool! Lots of other good sites on that list, especially kiva.org and the extremely useful ZAMZAR (you just have to capitalize a name like that).

They even wrote a nice blurb about us:

Audiobooks are ridiculously expensive: The latest “Harry Potter” title lists at $80 on CD. Librivox, however, provides pod fodder for free. The site features a collection of public-domain books read by volunteers—and anyone can volunteer. The audio quality is good (MP3s at 64 or 128 Kbps, as well as OGG Vorbis files). Some narrators are better than others—some may have listened to a little too much NPR—but almost everything is at least decent, and some performances are quite good. The collection (a bit more than 800 Project Gutenberg works so far) is a bit of a hodgepodge, with everything from Walt Whitman to Edgar Rice Burroughs. You’ll have to wait about a hundred years for The Deathly Hallows, though.

Thanks, PC Mag!

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3 Responses to “librivox in top 100 undiscovered sites!”

  1. JKR

    My son listens to your stories almost every night. You have a very nice speaking/reading voice. I wonder if you would be interested in reading Famous Men of Rome by John Haaren?

    Thank you for your stories,
    JKR

  2. Katie

    Hi, Kara.

    Thank you for your contributions to Librivox! I just got done listening to your reading of “The Secret Garden” and you did a fantastic job bringing to life such a classic tale. You are by far one of the best readers I have heard in a long time. Keep up the good work!

    Respectfully,

    Katie

  3. kara

    Thanks, Katie! :)


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