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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Classic Literature on Audio from Librivox

Now this is what the Internet is all about...common folks uniting in a noble cause, aided by modern technology. Librivox is a community of volunteers who record public domain books and make them available on the Librivox.org website. All of the texts are out of copyright, and every recording is free to download. As the Librivox website states:
"Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project."
If you've never visited Librivox.org, click there immediately and browse to your heart's content. Here is a sampling of some of the available titles (note: files are quite large):

Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale
Jane Austen's Emma: Chapter 1
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray: Chapter 1
G.K. Chesterton's The Wisdom of Father Brown: Chapter 1

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