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

Posted: October 1st, 2019, 10:53 pm
by mightyfelix
I have a play as well. But then- does it count if the ghost is a hoax? (Not really a spoiler, btw; the audience knows before the first act is up, and even the prologue implies it.)

The Drummer, or The Haunted House
by Joseph Addison
https://librivox.org/the-drummer-or-the-haunted-house-by-joseph-addison/

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

Posted: October 1st, 2019, 10:58 pm
by mightyfelix

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

Posted: October 2nd, 2019, 4:03 am
by Availle
Thanks for your suggestions Todd, but Mr. Grimm was featured in September... Somebody's not paying attention. :roll:

Vampires do count, thank you. :D The Drummer I'm not sure about, it's more fun than horror, right? And I'd prefer this month to be dark. Very dark. Fitting the outside... :twisted:

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

Posted: October 2nd, 2019, 7:08 am
by ToddHW
Availle wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 4:03 am
Thanks for your suggestions Todd, but Mr. Grimm was featured in September... Somebody's not paying attention. :roll:
There is a small downside to retiring (as I did last year): no more 2 hour daily commutes to fill with listening to our stories. So I often don't look at the new releases or monthly picks because I don't know when I'd listen to them.

Yeah, I know, not a serious problem.

Thanks, Todd

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

Posted: October 2nd, 2019, 10:52 am
by Piotrek81
How about some railway-themed spookiness?
https://librivox.org/wybrane-opowiadania-by-stefan-grabinski/
8-)

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

Posted: October 2nd, 2019, 3:02 pm
by mightyfelix
Availle wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 4:03 am
Thanks for your suggestions Todd, but Mr. Grimm was featured in September... Somebody's not paying attention. :roll:

Vampires do count, thank you. :D The Drummer I'm not sure about, it's more fun than horror, right? And I'd prefer this month to be dark. Very dark. Fitting the outside... :twisted:
Oh, yes, I see. The Drummer is pretty light, yes. Probably not what you're looking for. :)

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

Posted: October 8th, 2019, 3:47 pm
by Leni
Availle wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 5:36 pm
All languages welcome!

It's a short one - wouldn't you like to read it in the original until the end of the month? :mrgreen:
Done. :mrgreen:

https://librivox.org/o-defunto-by-jose-maria-de-eca-de-queiros/

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

Posted: October 8th, 2019, 4:27 pm
by Availle
:thumbs:

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

Posted: October 11th, 2019, 11:24 am
by mightyfelix
Leni wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Availle wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 5:36 pm
All languages welcome!

It's a short one - wouldn't you like to read it in the original until the end of the month? :mrgreen:
Done. :mrgreen:

https://librivox.org/o-defunto-by-jose-maria-de-eca-de-queiros/
:clap:

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

Posted: November 9th, 2019, 8:00 am
by Availle
Wow, I've never been quite that late for the Staff Picks... :shock: Sorry 'bout that... :oops:

The staff has finally picked for November, thank you for your many 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!

The theme for next month is:

Spirituality


Christmas is coming around and I'd like to have something upliftingand heart-warming for the season. And kids stuff. And spiritual stuff. And Christmas stories...
All religions/spiritual bents welcome!

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: December 4th, 2019, 5:41 pm
by TriciaG
Wow - not many suggestions for the month. Sorry about not looking myself!

I noticed that it's posted: https://librivox.org/2019/12/01/a-spiritual-time/

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

Posted: December 6th, 2019, 7:58 pm
by Availle
Thanks Tricia! I needed a bit of time to think of a new theme for next year :wink:

The staff has picked for December! 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!

I think it's time again for a little LibriVox World Tour!

I'm looking for books written by authors of the respective continents / places or books and stories set there. All languages welcome!

The theme for next month is:

Australia / New Zealand / Antarctica


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: December 7th, 2019, 2:10 am
by mightyfelix
Ooh, good one! I have a few.

Dave Brings Home a Wife This is a DR of several chapters from a longer book, set in Australia.

Either The Wasters or Mrs. Pretty and the Premier, two Autralian plays by Arthur Adams. The Wasters is more serious and not as light-hearted as the other, but both are excellent, and recorded by a wonderful cast, if I do say so.

The Luggage of Life, by Frank W. Boreham. Although he was born in England, Boreham spent most of his life ministering in Australia and New Zealand. In his introduction to this book, he states, "These leaves are of Australian growth."

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

Posted: December 7th, 2019, 2:39 am
by Availle
Oh, so many plays set in Australia, I had no idea! :clap:

Well, personally, I'm all up for a bit of fun, and a kissy stenographer ;-)

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

Posted: December 7th, 2019, 2:47 am
by SonOfTheExiles
I would suggest the poetry of Henry Lawson, A.B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson and C. J. Dennis.

It’s just a pity that Victor Daley’s “Wine and Roses” is not currently Librivoxed.

Did you know that if you play an Austrian accent through a loudspeaker with an aluminium (Al) diaphragm, it automatically turns into an Australian accent?

Ava, how do you feel about being the next Prime Minister of Australia? :wink:


Cheers,
Chris