January 20, 2012

My latest LibriVox solo is finished!

http://librivox.org/kayrays-storytime-by-various/

It’s a collection of children’s stories and rhymes, and includes:

Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
The Old Woman and her Pig by Sara Cone Bryant
The House that Jack Built by Randolph Caldecott
Mother Goose by Eulalie Osgood Grover
The Old Man’s Bag by T. W. H. Crosland
Struwwelpeter: Merry Stories and Funny Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann
Johnny Crow’s Garden by L. Leslie Brooke
Johnny Crow’s Party by L. Leslie Brooke
Book About Animals by Rufus Merrill
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Androcles and the Lion by Joseph Jacobs
The Master Cat, or Puss In Boots by Charles Perrault
The Little Red Hen by Florence White Williams
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
The Slant Book by Peter Newell
The Rocket Book by Peter Newell
and
The Mythological Zoo by Oliver Herford

They’re almost all picture books (except for a few that are chapters from larger books) and you can find them online at Project Gutenberg if you want to look at the pictures.

Thanks for proof-listening and cataloging, Elli! :)

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12 Responses to “January 20, 2012”

  1. Jennifer in MamaLand

    Thanks! I will download these… I’m sure we’ll enjoy them!

  2. Kathy

    oh my gosh! Little Black Sambo might be the first book I remember, when I reach back into my childhood memory of books. Can’t wait to hear your rendition of it.

    Thanks, Kara!

  3. Elli

    Woohoo! Congrats!!! I had SO much fun listening! :)

  4. Shelly Bender

    Hi Kara: Do you have any plans to record another mystery, like “Whose Body”? I so enjoyed that!

  5. kara

    Hi Shelly,

    I’ve LOVE to record another mystery. The trick is finding a really good one which was published before 1923! I wish I could do more Sayers, but Whose Body was a lucky exception, since its copyright expired and somehow wasn’t renewed. That’s a very rare case.

    Got any suggestions? :)

  6. Shelly

    I wish I did! Listening to your reading of “Whose Body” was my first experience with Livirvox and now I am hooked! I am currently reading “The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories by Dorothy L Sayers, which are all short stories but just great. Hopefully you will find something you would like to record – please let me know as I will definitely be one of the first to listen to it!

  7. Paulina

    Thank you so much for being such a great reader! I’m not sure if I’ll be reading these stories, but I listened to your recording of The Secret Garden and it was lovely! I am now reading The Odyssey and was pleasantly surprised to hear your voice and recognized it right away and so I decided to check out your website in order to thank you!

    Now I can’t help but imagine Mary Lennox telling me the story of Odysseus. :)

  8. kara

    Aww, that’s so sweet! Thanks for telling me! :)

  9. Chrisentiae

    Sunday 19 February 2012

    Hi Kara,

    I have just finished listening to Heidi and am about to start “Kayray’s Storytime” 20 January 2012.

    Heidi had a lot of good moral messages, which made it all the more fun. Not sure how that canary and cat I hear sometimes in the background made it to all those places and the Swiss alps, but hey , all is good! :D

    I love to listen to these stories because …

    … they are edifying, uplifting, wholesome and make me happy.

    I do read, well on the net, and before the net I did a lot of reading. I much prefer being read to though. I am very artistic and creative, much like you are Kara, and so these stories you read really come to life.

    These joys are something that are always with us, for they come from within us. I love the stories and God willing one day, I will get to continue to enjoy them in Heaven.

    Intrinsic joys like these are eternal treasures of the heart. :D

    So hello Kara, thank you, hello again and waving happily!

    :D

    Chrisentiae

  10. Stacy

    I just want to tell you how much I enjoy listening to the books you read. I find that I can get lost in what you read. It is wonderful.

    Thank you so much!

    Stacy

  11. Jim E

    Kara,

    I’ve made this collection the featured resource today at HomeschoolFreebieOfTheDay.com !

    Thanks,
    Jim Erskine

  12. kara

    Hey that’s great! :) So glad you included links to the texts, too. The illustrations are half the fun!


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