Tuesday, November 22, 2005

LibriVox

I recently found the LibriVox website. LibriVox is a volunteer project that subtitles itself as "acoustical liberation of books in the public domain." Basically the idea is that individuals read old books out loud while a PC or mp3 player (e.g., iPod) records them. The mp3 files are then made available online for the world to download: either listen to them on your PC, burn them to an audio or mp3 CD, or copy them to an mp3 player.

P. Smith in the City [P.G. Wodehouse, 1910] is available at LibriVox.
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (October 15, 1881 – February 14, 1975) was an English comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success for more than seventy years. Described by Sean O'Casey as "English literature's performing flea", Wodehouse was an acknowledged master of English prose admired both by contemporaries like Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers like Salman Rushdie, Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. [P.G. Wodehouse at Wikipedia]

2 comments:

Newvictorian said...

Thanks Joe! I'm a huge Wodehouse fan and now I can spend some time with him when reading isn't possible.

I'm also going to do a post on this.

Nick Milne said...

I, too, will promote this potentially infamous service. I may even produce some material for it, if the world can stand to hear "Lepanto" read as if by a breathless Yeats.