Three audiobooks

I have three audio books to tell you about today.

First of all, today, Nov 24 2009, is the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species”. Hooray for Charles Darwin! So maybe you would enjoy listening LibriVox’s free, volunteer-read, unabridged recording:
http://librivox.org/the-origin-of-species-by-charles-darwin/ (it’s a little over 24 hours long) Enjoy!

Next, our LibriVox production of Hamlet, which we began in July of 2006 and just finished today! Dozens of volunteers worked on this one. I played Rosencrantz.
http://librivox.org/hamlet-by-william-shakespeare/

And finally, something I’m really proud of — Alice’s Abenteuer im Wunderland (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in German)! Elli and I took turns reading every other chapter. Yes, I recorded half a book in German! Yay me! I guess I won’t podcast this one, but you can download it here, for free, of course. :)
http://librivox.org/alices-abenteuer-im-wunderland-von-lewis-carroll/

Now Elli and I are trying to find something else to read together in German. Alice was relatively easy for me because I know the story in English very well, so another famous children’s book would be ideal. The tricky thing is that anything we read must have been published before 1923, including translations, so we’re pretty limited.

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2 Responses to “Three audiobooks”

  1. Lucas

    How about the Brothers Grimm? Or Mark Twain? There are quite a few serviceable translations of Twain around.

  2. Dave

    I downloaded Darwin’s Origin of Species from Mininova. I have to say you’re doing the community a service. Well done and thanks.


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