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Post by Carolin » November 4th, 2018, 8:45 am

haha i was getting a little worried about you there. :) if you need help let me know!
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Post by Availle » November 4th, 2018, 3:29 pm

With some delay, the staff has picked for November. 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 will be a bit more uplifting:

HOPE

I am happy about all suggestions concerning, well, hope, happy endings.... ummm... you get the idea. :D

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and poetry.

Thanks for your help! :D
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Post by TriciaG » November 4th, 2018, 5:35 pm

Beautifully written staff pick post!
Away from LibriVox Mon, Oct 7 through Tues, Oct 15.

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Post by ToddHW » November 4th, 2018, 5:46 pm

Howsabout the following for hope: https://librivox.org/love-is-the-best-doctor-by-moliere/
Lucinde and Clitandre want to get married but her father Sganarelle has other plans. So she pretends to be ill - and none of the learned physicians that Sganarelle engages can help until.... Happy ending guaranteed.

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Post by Carolin » November 4th, 2018, 11:36 pm

TriciaG wrote:
November 4th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Beautifully written staff pick post!
Yes! Very well done :thumbs:
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Post by Availle » November 5th, 2018, 1:06 am

Thank you! :D

Todd, I appreciate you chiming in with your drama background! But... this one I already picked back in April this year. Reruns not allowed.
Anything else dramatically hopeful? :wink:
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Post by ToddHW » November 5th, 2018, 6:58 am

Drat. So howsabout another play? https://librivox.org/at-the-sign-of-the-greedy-pig-by-charles-s-brooks/

The Ballad Monger in a small town is going to be hung for fraud unless the extravagant claims he makes for the unfailing charms worked by the love songs and lullabys he sells can be proved true. Will the woman he loves - so far in vain - save him? Or will she decide instead to accept the wooing of the powerful town official? He can but hope....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by mightyfelix » November 6th, 2018, 11:55 am

I have two suggestions for this theme. The first, a non-fiction, is called The Future of the Women's Movement. While it details some disheartening facts about the situation of women in 1913 England, it does so with the belief that their situation can and will improve as we continue to work toward equity between the sexes.

Next, I have a short chapter book (less than 1 hour run time) called Little Miss Grasshopper by the author of the well-known story of Heidi. In this story, a family takes a long-anticipated vacation which is suddenly interrupted by a potential disaster. Without hope pushing them on, the family will certainly never be the same again.

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Post by Availle » November 6th, 2018, 3:56 pm

I think those are all brand new ones - thank you for your suggestions! :D
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Post by TriciaG » November 6th, 2018, 4:01 pm

Away from LibriVox Mon, Oct 7 through Tues, Oct 15.

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Post by Availle » November 6th, 2018, 4:06 pm

Now THAT takes some hope indeed!

Great finds, thanks Tricia! :D
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Post by Availle » December 3rd, 2018, 12:35 am

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!

The theme for next month will be a bit more uplifting:

EPICS


I am happy about all suggestions regarding the longest books on LibriVox. The longer the better, give our listeners something to do over the long winter nights! I'm thinking of Count of Monte Christo, Les Mis, War and Peace, The Song of the Nibelungs, that kind of things. What else do we have And what is our longest LV recording ever? :shock:

Especially welcome are suggestions of plays and (epic) poetry.

Thanks for your help! :D
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Post by Kitty » December 3rd, 2018, 12:44 am

interesting topic. I found a few here off the top of my head:

definitely the Odyssee. We have it in many languages, but maybe worth pointing out is the original Greek version. So far we have 8 books completed, but I’m not sure if that is the total:
https://librivox.org/book-1-of-the-odyssey-by-homer/

The Kalevala, for Northern epics, a whopping 15 and a half hours
https://librivox.org/kalevala-crawford-translation-by-elias-loennrot/

Beowulf, in Modern English though:
https://librivox.org/beowulf/

Paradise Lost by Milton, is definitely considered an epic too:
https://librivox.org/paradise-lost-by-john-milton/

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Post by Foon » December 3rd, 2018, 2:30 am

For poetry, I've recently read Hermann and Dorothea by Goethe. https://librivox.org/hermann-and-dorothea-by-johann-wolfgang-von-goethe/
We also have the original German version in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/hermann-und-dorothea-by-johann-wolfgang-von-goethe/
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Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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