Librivox World Tour 2012

Comments about LibriVox? Suggestions to improve things? News?
Availle
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15051
Joined: August 1st, 2009, 11:30 pm
Contact:

Post by Availle » October 23rd, 2011, 12:34 am

For the Staff Picks in 2012, I would like to take a virtual Librivox World Tour, focusing on literature and books from each of the continents for one month.

The schedule is as follows:

1. Europe staff picks page here: http://librivox.org/2012/01/31/librivox-world-tour-2012-europe/
2. Asia staff picks here: http://librivox.org/2012/03/31/librivox-world-tour-2012-asia/
3. Australia/Oceania http://librivox.org/2012/05/31/librivox-world-tour-2012-australia-oceania/
4. North America staff picks here: http://librivox.org/2012/07/31/librivox-world-tour-2012-north-and-central-america/
5. South America (including Antarctica) staff picks here: http://librivox.org/2012/08/31/librivox-world-tour-2012-south-america/
6. Africa staff picks page here: http://librivox.org/2012/11/01/librivox-world-tour-2012-africa/

So, if you were planning to read solo or set up as a group the most famous novel of Guatemala, or poetry from New Zealand, or a story set in Algiers; if you wanted to read one of the books we already have in its mother tongue or in English... feel free to push it up your list a little so we have lots of books to choose from! All genres are welcome!

This is just a general call for readings, I will post a specific call for book suggestions in the staff picks thread as usual. :wink:

Thanks! :D
Cheers,
Ava.

--
AvailleAudio.com

Inspired by LibriVox: The 8 Views of Lake Biwa

Availle
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15051
Joined: August 1st, 2009, 11:30 pm
Contact:

Post by Availle » October 23rd, 2011, 12:58 am

Would you like to help with our World Tour? Not up for a solo, not enough time or inspiration?
Here is a list of group recordings that would be fitting for our World Tour:

Fiction:

Non-Fiction:

Edited by Availle: As the Tour is over, and many of the books on this list already complete, I have deleted them from this post.
Cheers,
Ava.

--
AvailleAudio.com

Inspired by LibriVox: The 8 Views of Lake Biwa

Hokuspokus
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 8003
Joined: October 24th, 2007, 12:17 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Post by Hokuspokus » October 23rd, 2011, 10:33 pm

A World Tour is a great idea! :clap:

neckertb
Posts: 12819
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:47 am
Location: French in Denmark

Post by neckertb » October 29th, 2011, 1:08 pm

I agree :D But seeing the way it's going, you might want to put Europe last...

The mysteries of Paris is also a great read, no claims right now. I'm soloing it in French but I don't know if I'll be ready.
Nadine

Les enfants du capitaine Grant

Live in a death + 70 country? Have a look at Legamus

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 38445
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » October 29th, 2011, 1:30 pm

Diversions in Sicily should be done by February: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=36046
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late to Mend
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room
21st Century Policing recommendations: LINK

Availle
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15051
Joined: August 1st, 2009, 11:30 pm
Contact:

Post by Availle » October 29th, 2011, 1:44 pm

It's great that you all like the idea! :D

I think it will be relatively easy to fill the three non-fiction spots for each continent, but the others... :?:

Admittedly, I did not search in depth yet, but as far as gloriana knows, we don't have any drama with setting/author/main character from either Australia or South America in the catalog. And we can just wing it for Africa and Asia, thanks to Shakespeare and Marlowe...

This is why I did the timing as described in the OT, so that we have more time to fill the gaps. :wink:
Cheers,
Ava.

--
AvailleAudio.com

Inspired by LibriVox: The 8 Views of Lake Biwa

annise
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 29072
Joined: April 3rd, 2008, 3:55 am
Location: Melbourne,Australia

Post by annise » October 29th, 2011, 1:52 pm

At a pinch you could use Jules Verne "In search of the castaways" for fiction for one of the trouble spots - he covers the southern hemisphere :D .

Anne
Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. - Hugh McGuire.

neckertb
Posts: 12819
Joined: March 9th, 2009, 7:47 am
Location: French in Denmark

Post by neckertb » October 29th, 2011, 1:57 pm

I think the frozen pirate happens in the Southern hemisphere too but I'll have to check...
As for drama :hmm:
Nadine

Les enfants du capitaine Grant

Live in a death + 70 country? Have a look at Legamus

Availle
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 15051
Joined: August 1st, 2009, 11:30 pm
Contact:

Post by Availle » October 29th, 2011, 2:10 pm

Well, we have two dramas by Brazilian authors in the catalog:

http://librivox.org/amor-por-anexins-by-artur-de-azevedo/
http://librivox.org/desencantos-by-machado-de-assis/

Both are very short, and all we'd need is an English translation of them... (or any other dramas by those two, perhaps?)

:wink:
Cheers,
Ava.

--
AvailleAudio.com

Inspired by LibriVox: The 8 Views of Lake Biwa

RuthieG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 22049
Joined: April 17th, 2008, 8:41 am
Location: Kent, England
Contact:

Post by RuthieG » October 29th, 2011, 2:59 pm

Non-fiction for Asia: East by West Vol. 2 by Henry Lucy should be finished by the end of the year. Starts in Japan, goes on to India and Ceylon, and then home through the Suez Canal.

Ruth
My LV catalogue page | RuthieG's CataBlog of recordings | Tweet: @RuthGolding

Carolin
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 37156
Joined: May 26th, 2010, 8:54 am
Location: the Netherlands
Contact:

Post by Carolin » October 29th, 2011, 3:02 pm

Availle wrote:or a story set in Algiers
the golden silence happens to be set in algiers! its good that africa is the last continent as we just started and i think the list of books fit for africa isnt all that long :D

CK

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 38445
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » October 29th, 2011, 5:22 pm

Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late to Mend
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room
21st Century Policing recommendations: LINK

Cori
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 11986
Joined: November 22nd, 2005, 10:22 am
Location: Great Britain
Contact:

Post by Cori » October 30th, 2011, 3:32 am

It'd be good to cross languages as much as possible too -- not that I want to increase anyone's workload, but just to say that mother-tongue readings are a great choice for any part of the world!

(But it would be so cool to hear African texts in Japanese, European ones in Brazilian Portuguese, Australian ones in German and so on...)
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

Leni
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 9205
Joined: July 27th, 2008, 9:10 pm
Location: Vitória, Brazil

Post by Leni » October 30th, 2011, 7:36 am

Cori wrote:It'd be good to cross languages as much as possible too -- not that I want to increase anyone's workload, but just to say that mother-tongue readings are a great choice for any part of the world!

(But it would be so cool to hear African texts in Japanese, European ones in Brazilian Portuguese, Australian ones in German and so on...)
We are almost done with a translation in Portuguese of a book by Dostoievski: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25538 :)
Leni

sallymc
Posts: 253
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 4:57 am

Post by sallymc » October 30th, 2011, 10:50 am

Ooh Ava, this sounds so exciting. Are you looking for new books to be read for your tour, or are ones already in the catalogue acceptable. I recently read a South African classic - Story of an African Farm. Would that be eligible?
And then there is Jock of the Bushveld, also a classic story of the South African bush in the 19th century. Quite a buzz at the moment with the release of the animated movie!
Sallymc

Post Reply