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Post by KiltedDragon » May 13th, 2010, 11:13 am

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Post by BookAngel7 » May 25th, 2010, 10:00 am

My recommendation is The Railway Children, as read by Karen Savage.

http://librivox.org/railway-children-by-e-nesbit/

I'd never want to read this aloud to anyone if I could give them her recording instead, and I've been known to say that I don't think Edith Nesbit herself could have read it better. This goes down among my favorite recordings of all times. :9:

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Post by Availle » May 30th, 2010, 6:54 pm

Something short? I just stumbled across this little, 20 min. gem yesterday:

http://librivox.org/porcelain-and-pink-by-f-scott-fitzgerald/

It's a one-act drama that I think is really funny, and it definitely deserves more than the louse 2500 downloads it had so far!
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Post by Gesine » June 3rd, 2010, 8:37 am

I just loved Ruth's (RuthieG) wonderful rendition of Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew - such a fun mystery, and very well put together with its sub-plots.

Also really enjoyed Elizabeth Klett's (gloriana) reading of Edith Wharton's The Glimpses of the Moon.
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Post by RuthieG » June 3rd, 2010, 9:17 am

Thank you, Gesine. If it is half as much fun to listen to as it was to record, that is good enough for me. :) I fully intend to do a third of Cleek's mysteries soon. I think I have rather a soft spot for that man. :lol:

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Post by Gesine » June 3rd, 2010, 9:25 am

RuthieG wrote:Thank you, Gesine. If it is half as much fun to listen to as it was to record, that is good enough for me. :) I fully intend to do a third of Cleek's mysteries soon. I think I have rather a soft spot for that man. :lol:

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Oh good. I just looked on Gutenberg to see if there were any more of his, saw that there were a couple, and was going to petition you to do them! No pressure, but... quickly, please. :)
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Post by RuthieG » June 3rd, 2010, 10:04 am

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Post by Gesine » June 3rd, 2010, 11:35 am

RuthieG wrote:I have done The Riddle of the Purple Emperor. ;)

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I knooooow... but I'm already listening to that now, so you'd better hurry up with another. ;) I'm having premature withdrawal symptoms.
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Post by RuthieG » June 3rd, 2010, 12:16 pm

Oh, all right then... :lol:

But I have to finish old Sherlock first. Perhaps this will spur me into action.

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Post by Steampunk » July 3rd, 2010, 5:54 pm

Some suggestions for American Independence Day (July 4th):



U.S. Historical Documents
http://librivox.org/us-historical-documents/

Declaration of Independence

Articles of Confederation

US Constitution


Amendments to the United States Constitution
http://librivox.org/the-amendments-to-the-constitution-of-the-united-states-of-america/


The Federalist Papers
http://librivox.org/the-federalist-papers-by-alexander-hamilton-john-jay-and-james-madison/


The Anti-Federalist Papers
http://librivox.org/the-anti-federalist-papers-by-patrick-henry/


Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 015
http://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-015/

On the Faults of the Constitution by Benjamin Franklin


Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death by Patrick Henry (1736-1799)
http://librivox.org/give-me-liberty-by-patrick-henry/


Long Poems Collection 006
http://librivox.org/long-poems-collection-006/

The Midnight Ride Of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


United Kingdom House of Lords Speeches Collection
http://librivox.org/united-kingdom-house-of-lords-speeches-collection/

Speech on the American War of Independence, 1777, by 1st Earl of Chatham (William Pitt the Elder)



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Post by RuthieG » July 4th, 2010, 2:13 pm

I haven't got time today to do a staff pick post for 4th July, I'm afraid. I spotlighted one on archive, but if anyone else can do the staff picks post today, do please go ahead.

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » August 5th, 2010, 3:23 am

Hi

Can I suggest that the consistently excellent recording of Dickens's Sketches by Boz should find a place in the next Staff Picks? I thought this project showed off LV group collaboration at its best.

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Post by downey8kids » August 6th, 2010, 4:02 pm

39 Steps has already been suggested so I will second it.

I would also recommend The Prisoner of Zenda and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau, both solo works by the same wonderful reader.

Finally, I would suggest King Soloman's Mines.

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Post by neckertb » August 16th, 2010, 5:08 am

I'll suggest Monsieur Lecoq, read by ezwa, for the non-English works.
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Post by Availle » September 23rd, 2010, 10:02 pm

I will take care of the 'Staff Picks' over at archive.org for a while. I would like to update them once a month, starting with next month. Interestingly, I am better at coming up with non-fiction stuff, so I would appreciate some help with the fictional side of Librivox. I'd like to have it a bit thematic on top of that :roll:

Please post in the thread if you have a (fiction) suggestion for

October 2010 - 'Autumn Leaves'

Thanks!
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