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Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: May 7th, 2019, 9:16 am
by Basquetteur
Hi,

If you wish to have something in Spanish, there are these books that come to my mind:

-two versions of the tales by Perrault. I think I like better the latest one: https://librivox.org/cuentos-de-hadas-by-charles-perrault-2/

or perhaps:
https://librivox.org/platero-y-yo-by-juan-ramon-jimenez/
or
https://librivox.org/fabulas-literarias-by-tomas-de-iriarte/

or this bilingual English/Spanish edition of a Spanish tale, read by two different readers:
https://librivox.org/el-raton-perez-perez-the-mouse-by-luis-coloma/

Now not in Spanish, but in English:
For somehow boys and girls, I have been involved in several books in librivox about classics adapted for them, such as these ones:
https://librivox.org/the-odyssey-for-boys-and-girls-by-alfred-john-church/
(There is also: https://librivox.org/the-iliad-for-boys-and-girls-by-alfred-j-church/)

and
https://librivox.org/stories-of-don-quixote-by-james-baldwin/

Baldwin wrote a number of books for children which are in librivox:
https://librivox.org/author/1707?primary_key=1707&search_category=author&search_page=1&search_form=get_results

Cheers,

Basquetteur

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: June 3rd, 2019, 6:25 am
by Availle
The staff has picked for June, thanks for your suggestions! Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year plus the readers!

Next month many people will go on holidays, and since we've taken care of the kids, let's take care of the adults this time! Most popular summer reads are crime/whodunit and:

ROMANCE

I am happy about all suggestions concerning romances and romantic reads (bonus if it's a crime of love ;-) ) Because it's summer, I'd like to keep this light and fluffy and fun, so no tragedies this time around please!

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

All languages welcome!

Thanks for your help! :D

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: July 1st, 2019, 5:11 pm
by Availle
The staff has picked for July! Please have a look at this summary for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year plus the readers!

Next month LibriVox will celebrate its 14th anniversary!

That means, be ready for a birthday surprise! :wink:

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: July 1st, 2019, 11:10 pm
by mightyfelix
Availle wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 5:11 pm
Next month LibriVox will celebrate its 14th anniversary!

That means, be ready for a birthday surprise! :wink:
Oh, my! I hadn't realized how quickly it is coming up! I guess we'll need to get a 14th anniversary collection going pretty soon! :D

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: July 8th, 2019, 7:42 pm
by ej400
mightyfelix wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:10 pm
Availle wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 5:11 pm
Next month LibriVox will celebrate its 14th anniversary!

That means, be ready for a birthday surprise! :wink:
Oh, my! I hadn't realized how quickly it is coming up! I guess we'll need to get a 14th anniversary collection going pretty soon! :D
And maybe a community podcast?

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: July 9th, 2019, 1:19 am
by schrm
mightyfelix wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:10 pm
Oh, my! I hadn't realized how quickly it is coming up! I guess we'll need to get a 14th anniversary collection going pretty soon! :D
there is non, still?
or i couldn't find one?

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: August 2nd, 2019, 4:55 am
by Availle
Happy 14th Anniversary!


The staff has picked for August, I hope you like this year's anniversary selection! Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year plus the readers!

Next month people will return from holidays, so I'd like to see if we have something suitable in our catalog. How about a theme of

Back to Normal :D

I am happy about all suggestions concerning back to school / back to work / overcoming failure / apologising / returning home after years away...

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

All languages welcome!

Thanks for your help! :D

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: September 3rd, 2019, 4:49 pm
by Availle
The staff has picked for September! Please have a look at this page for the current list. You can also check out our wiki page for a plain vanilla list that contains all the staff picks for this year plus the readers!

The theme for next month is:

Our Furry Friends

I'd love to feature recordings about animals or that have an important animal character. Anything goes: from puppies to kittens, from roosters to cows, from fish to insects, from spiders to alligators... You get the idea :wink:

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

All languages welcome!

Thanks for your help! :D

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: September 3rd, 2019, 4:59 pm
by TriciaG
Nice!

I do see a typo, on the "With Her in Ourland" paragraph: "How she will far in male-dominated America" :)

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: September 3rd, 2019, 6:19 pm
by Availle
Fixed - thank you Tricia.

Do you have something animalistic to offer as well? :wink:

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: September 3rd, 2019, 8:23 pm
by annise
https://librivox.org/lady-into-fox-by-david-garnett/ if it's not been done already.
Though whether the fox is actual or a figment of the man's (or woman's) troubled mind may be debatable.
Anne

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: September 3rd, 2019, 8:34 pm
by commonsparrow3
Oh, I love the topic you've chosen for October!

May I suggest including at least one work about the dangers to our furry and/or feathered friends:
The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday
Our Vanishing Wildlife by William T. Hornaday
The Passenger Pigeon by William B. Mershon

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: September 3rd, 2019, 11:28 pm
by Elizabby
As far as animal characters go, The Story of Doctor Dolittle and The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle both have plenty!

DR version with lots of animal voices: https://librivox.org/the-story-of-doctor-dolittle-dramatic-reading-by-hugh-lofting/

Solo reads (both by Karen Savage):
https://librivox.org/the-story-of-doctor-dolittle-version-3-by-hugh-lofting/
https://librivox.org/the-voyages-of-doctor-dolittle-by-hugh-lofting-2/

And a sweet little short story by one of my favourite authors (Edith Nesbit): The Prince, Two Mice and some Kitchen Maids
https://librivox.org/nine-unlikely-tales-for-children-by-e-nesbit/

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: September 3rd, 2019, 11:32 pm
by Availle
Thank you ladies!

The "Lady into Fox" is interesting - did you know that in Japanese folklore, evil fox spirits disguise themselves into beautiful women to lead men astray? Interesting connection we have here ;-)

"The Passenger Pigeon" is a painful book. Just reading the summary makes me want to cry. :cry: At least there are some bison left (even though they may not be complete pure-breds)

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

Posted: September 4th, 2019, 5:52 am
by TriciaG
Availle wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 6:19 pm
Fixed - thank you Tricia.

Do you have something animalistic to offer as well? :wink:
Usually not my listening topic, but perhaps Little Fuzzy, if it hasn't been offered before? https://librivox.org/little-fuzzy-by-h-beam-piper/

Are they just "animals" or "persons"?