Thank you so much to both LibriVox listeners who took the time to thank me for some of the books I have recorded for LibriVox over the past 11 years. Those who listen to our LibriVox books are as much of our "volunteer team" as those of us who record! Without our shared love for books and reading, where would we all be in this world?icequeen wrote: ↑April 13th, 2019, 8:26 pmPraise received for Sue Anderson (Sue Anderson) from our 'Thank a reader' feature:
and...Dear Ms. Anderson,
Thank you very much for the wonderful reading of John Lloyd Stephens
two books, "Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and
Yucatan" (Vol. 1 & 2).
I have traveled to Mexico and wanted to read the books for many years,
but never had the time. But listening to you read them provided many
hours of pleasure. I learned a lot of historical information along
Thank you again for a job well done!
To volunteer narrator Sue Anderson,
Thank you so much for your reading of By Ox Team to California - A Narrative of Crossing the Plains in 1860. I thoroughly enjoyed the non-fiction account of Lavinia Honeyman Porter, and I am grateful for the resource of all these books made available by Librivox and their volunteers! Your reading style is very clear and slow enough that I become entirely enveloped in the story! I also enjoyed In Dakota with General Custer.
All of Sue's recordings!
About John Lloyd Stephens' Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan--That was one of the formative volumes (2 volumes, actually) I read growing up. I was part of an experimental jr. high program (7th to 9th grades) in our public school to teach foreign languages. I studied Spanish, became fascinated with all things "Mexico," and read Stephens sitting in our public library! My dad, who liked to travel, picked up on my enthusiasm, and we made the first of many winter trips to Mexico, beginning in 1953. On my website, you can see a photo of our 1949 Studebaker crossing a bridgeless Mexican river by raft http://audiobooks.oliveandseablue.com/autobio/travel/an-1880s-sojourn-in-saltillo-mexico/. Stephens wrote another two-volume set: Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, which is yet to be recorded.
You might enjoy listening to "An 1880's Sojurn in Saltillo, Mexico," a short selection which I read for Volume 48 of the LibriVox Short Non-fiction Collection: https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-048-by-various/
By Ox Team to California and Boots and Saddles (Elizabeth Bacon Custer's memoir of her life with her famous husband) attest to my love for first-hand accounts of life on the frontier. If you liked those books, you would probably enjoy Amy Letters from An Officer's Wife 1871-1888 by Francis Roe: https://librivox.org/army-letters-from-an-officers-wife-1871-1888-by-frances-m-a-roe/
Thank you both for writing.
With my best wishes,