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Greetings from London, UK :)

Posted: May 18th, 2020, 12:51 pm
by bookwarm
Hi Everyone,

My name is Jo. Originally from Poland, I have been living in the UK for the past 15 years, enjoying jobs as varied as a sandwich artist, a cab driver, and for the past 8 years, a home based currency trader.
I first came across LibriVox a few year ago, when browsing audiobook apps, but was too busy to volunteer then. Ever since wanted to give it a go, though. What gave me that final push was recently listening to Derek Perkins's fantastic reading of the fascinating popular science trilogy by Yuval Noah Harari. If only I could be half as good as Derek one day! (Slim chance to reach the intellectual heights of Yuval any time soon.) :lol:
English is not my native language, and it's probably next to impossible to get rid of the accent entirely, but I am aiming to get better and better with practice.
LibriVox is a great initiative by selfless people providing a broad and rich listening experience to the public for free and I am excited to join the ranks. Thank you for having me.

Best regards,
Jo

Re: Greetings from London, UK :)

Posted: May 20th, 2020, 6:13 pm
by Kazbek
Hi, Jo! We welcome accents around here, so you're more than welcome to bring your voice to our English projects. Of course, it would be great to add more Polish titles to our catalog, if you'd like to read something in your first language as well.

Michael

Re: Greetings from London, UK :)

Posted: May 21st, 2020, 5:33 pm
by bookwarm
Kazbek wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Hi, Jo! We welcome accents around here, so you're more than welcome to bring your voice to our English projects. Of course, it would be great to add more Polish titles to our catalog, if you'd like to read something in your first language as well.

Michael
Hi Michael,

Thank you for the encouragement! I definitely want to try reading in both languages. My 1-minute test just got a green light, so I'm ready to dive right in. :D