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Post by BellonaTimes » September 8th, 2013, 2:19 pm

In reference to Ruth's post here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47341
This is a list of short works that could be recorded by LibriVox. They're all under 200k in size, so you should be able to record them in 80 minutes or less. Most would fit well on one of the Non-Fiction Short Works collections, and a few could be solo projects, like Poems by a Little Girl.

A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales by Jonathan Nield. 142k
A Primary Reader by E. Louise Smythe. 67kb
All for Love; Or, The World Well Lost: A Tragedy] by John Dryden. 190k in progress: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=63455
An Inquiry Into the Obligations of Christians by William Carey. 116 kB
Books and Bookmen by Ian Maclaren. 68 kB RuthieG will do
Days with Sir Roger De Coverley by Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele. 80 kB
Essays of Elia and the Last Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb. Masque 31 kB
Home Geography for Primary Grades by C. C. Long. 116 kB
Poems By a Little Girl by Hilda Conkling. 88 kB
The Harwich Naval Forces by E. F. Knight. 175 kB
The Inspector General by Nikolai Gogol. 187 kB
The Life and Death of Cormac the Skald 121 kB
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/265
The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer. 178 kB In the catalog
William Harvey and the Discovery of the Circulation of the Blood by Thomas H Huxley. 64 kB RuthieG will do

These are the the works that are under 500kb; they may take two or three hours to record, which would make them good candidates for first solos, or first BC projects for newbies.

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson. 341k
Discourses on Satire and on Epic Poetry by John Dryden. 362 kB
Great Britain and Her Queen by Anne E. Keeling. 341 kB
Isaac Bickerstaff, Physician and Astrologer, by Sir Richard Steele. 261 kB
Lad: A Dog by Albert Payson Terhune. 472 kB Recording in progress: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=47006
London to Land's End by Daniel Defoe. 245 kB RuthieG will do
More English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. 345 kB
More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre. 463 kB
Napoleon Bonaparte by John S. C. Abbott. 314 kB
On the Art of Writing by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. 396 kB
Pioneers of the Old South: A Chronicle by Mary Johnston. 310 kB
Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin. 279 kB
The Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift. 246 kB
The Book of Missionary Heroes by Basil Mathews. 388 kB
The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln by Helen Nicolay. 337 kB
The Coverley Papers, From 'The Spectator' by Addison, Budgell, and Steele. 352 kB
The Discovery of Muscovy etc. by Richard Hakluyt. 229 kB
The History of King Charles II of England by Jacob Abbott. 337 kB
The Life of Christopher Columbus by Edward Everett Hale. 333 kB
The Life of Christopher Columbus by Edward Everett Hale. 333 kB
The Mason-Bees by J. Henri Fabre. 375 kB Recording in progress: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=48984
Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children by Roosevelt, ed. Joseph Bucklin Bishop. 248 kB
Wild Animals I Have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton. 295 kB

All of the links are on the LibriVox wiki for Ambleside http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Recordings_of_Books_on_the_Ambleside_List
except the one to The Life and Death of Cormac the Skald, which didn't work for me for some reason -- it has a different name on the wiki.
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Post by RuthieG » September 8th, 2013, 3:37 pm

Thank you, BT. I took the liberty of editing your post to lay claim to a couple. Well, why have magic powers if you don't use them occasionally? ;)

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Post by BellonaTimes » October 1st, 2013, 7:51 pm

I may solo on one of the Fabre bug books. There was an intriguing katydid in the garage yesterday morning... 8-) This fellow, I believe:
http://www.floridanature.org/photos/Microcentrum_retinerve_1a,_Saint_Cloud,_2001118.jpg
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Post by RuthieG » October 2nd, 2013, 4:24 am

Just like a leaf! Damn clever, these insects!

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Post by BellonaTimes » October 6th, 2013, 10:54 am

The Mason-Bees by J. Henri Fabre. 375 kB
now on the Launch Pad :)

He's a good writer, surprised more of his work hasn't been recorded.
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Post by RuthieG » October 6th, 2013, 1:18 pm

BellonaTimes wrote:The Mason-Bees by J. Henri Fabre. 375 kB
now on the Launch Pad :)

He's a good writer, surprised more of his work hasn't been recorded.
Noted! :)

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Post by icequeen » October 31st, 2013, 4:17 pm

I just posted The Story of the Greeks, by H.A. Guerber in the LP. This one is on the second list, year 6.
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Post by RuthieG » October 31st, 2013, 5:31 pm

Thanks, Ann! I'll make a note that it is in progress :).

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Post by y2kdaddio » November 24th, 2013, 7:07 am

Hi Ruth,

I'll do The Boy's Life of Lincoln. Should I post the template on the New Projects forum?

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Post by RuthieG » November 24th, 2013, 8:33 am

Oh, yes please. Just treat it as any LV project. It's 50 odd thousand words, so will make a nice shortish solo. :)

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Post by ColleenMc » November 5th, 2020, 11:07 am

Perhaps someone with editing powers will update the original post to include these completed projects/links to texts. If a text has been recorded, I included the LV link; if it hasn't, I include the link to the Project Gutenberg or Internet Archive text (Project Gutenberg preferred). Thought this might be useful to include the info here in case someone is looking for something to record but isn't familiar with the Ambleside wiki (I wasn't!)...



A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1359
(Note: Not sure how effective an audiobook this would be, as it's basically a list of novels set in different historical eras, but could be a good resource for anyone looking for novels to record!)


A Primary Reader RECORDED
Recorded 2x at Librivox: https://librivox.org/a-primary-reader-by-e-louise-smythe/ AND https://librivox.org/a-primary-reader-old-time-stories-fairy-tales-and-myths-version-2-by-e-louise-smythe/


All for Love - John Dryden RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/all-for-love-or-the-world-well-lost-by-john-dryden/


An Inquiry into the Obligations of Christians - William Carey - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11449


Books and Bookmen - Ian Maclaren - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3256


Days with Sir Roger De Coverley - Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/days-with-sir-roger-de-coverley-by-joseph-addison/


Essays of Elia and the Last Essays of Elia - Charles Lamb IN PROGRESS
LV recording in progress: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=83072


Home Geography for Primary Grades - C. C. Long RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/home-geography-for-primary-grades-by-c-c-long/


Poems by a Little Girl - Hilda Conkling http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1612


Harwich Naval Forces: Their Part in the Great War - E.F. Knight http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33769


The Inspector-General - Nikolai Gogol RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/the-inspector-general-by-nikolai-vasilievich-gogol/


The Life and Death of Cormac the Skald - W.G. Collingwood and Jon Steffanson http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/265


The Pursuit of God - A. W. Tozer RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/the-pursuit-of-god-by-aiden-wilson-tozer/

William Harvey and the Discovery of the Circulation of the Blood - Thomas Huxley RECORDED
Librivox recording (included in a Short Nonfiction collection): https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-031-by-various/

I'll do the longer works list as a separate reply.

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Post by ColleenMc » November 5th, 2020, 11:37 am

Updated list of the longer works.


A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland - Samuel Johnson IN PROGRESS
Librivox recording in progress: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=74039


Discourses on Satire and on Epic Poetry - John Dryden http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2615


Great Britain and Her Queen - Anne E. Keeling http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13103


Isaac Bickerstaff, Physician and Astrologer - Sir Richard Steele RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/isaac-bickerstaff-physician-and-astrologer-by-richard-steele/


Lad: A Dog - Albert Payson Terhune RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/lad-a-dog-by-albert-payson-terhune/


London to Land's End - Daniel Defoe http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1149


More English Fairy Tales - Joseph Jacobs RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/more-english-fairy-tales-by-joseph-jacobs/


More Hunting Wasps - J. Henri Fabre http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3462


Napoleon Bonaparte - John S. C. Abbott http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3775


On the Art of Writing - Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17470


Pioneers of the Old South: A Chronicle - Mary Johnston RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/the-chronicles-of-america-volume-05-pioneers-of-the-old-south-by-mary-johnston/


Sesame and Lilies - John Ruskin RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/sesame-and-lilies-by-john-ruskin/


The Battle of the Books - Jonathan Swift IN PROGRESS
Librivox recording in progress: viewtopic.php?t=73666


The Book of Missionary Heroes - Basil Mathews RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/the-book-of-missionary-heroes-by-basil-joseph-mathews/


The Boys' Life of Abraham Lincoln - Helen Nicolay RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/the-boys-life-of-abraham-lincoln-by-helen-nicolay/


The Coverley Papers, From 'The Spectator' - Addison, Budgell, and Steele http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6482


The Discovery of Muscovy etc. - Richard Hakluyt http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4076


The History of King Charles II of England - Jacob Abbott http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6659


The Life of Christopher Columbus - Edward Everett Hale http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1492


The Mason-Bees - J. Henri Fabre RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/the-mason-bees-by-jean-henri-fabre/


Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children by Roosevelt - ed. Joseph Bucklin Bishop RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/letters-to-his-children-by-theodore-roosevelt/


Wild Animals I Have Known - Ernest Thompson Seton RECORDED
Librivox recording: https://librivox.org/wild-animals-i-have-known-by-ernest-thompson-seton/



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