I heard about Librivox in a kind of unique way, I guess. I am a HUGE fan of Megan Whalen Turners Attolia books (there wouldn't happen to be any other fans around here, would there?) and I am a member of an online fan community for the series. I found out that there were a few other fans of the books who lived in my area and we decided to get together and discuss the books in person.
It was basically one of the funnest things I've ever done. (Yes, I know funnest isn't a word. This is me, not caring.) We sat and talked for FIVE HOURS STRAIGHT about my favorite books. And we'll be getting together in a few weeks to do it AGAIN. But anyway, while at this get-together I was telling them about how I really loved listening to audio books while at work. (I work as an Illustrator). Unfortunately, our library has a really supid policy of only allowing you to check out three CDs at once. This means I'd have to go back and forth to the library during lunch breaks in order to get 3 CDs of an audio book at a time. FRUSTRATION. One of my book friends told me to go to Librivox and my problems would be solved!
And they were
The first recording I listened to was The Count of Monte Cristo, which my roommate had been bothering me to read for months but, well, its LONG. The second book I listened to was The Scarlet Pimpernel, I fell in LOVE with Karen Savage's readings (and converted my roommate to Librivox through them--Karen, you have two HUGE FANS over in Utah) and I've been listening to her solos at work ever since, as well as other Librivox recordings. Once I get into the swing of things I'd love to snag one of the other Scarlet Pimpernel books to do as a solo, even though I know I could never do it quite as well as Karen
I've wanted to do audio recordings as long as I can remember, but it took me a few months to actually work up the courage to join. Now that I've started, I'm having so much fun.
And I am really, truly going to STOP rambling NOW.
"I knew I'd be in this story somewhere." [size=84]From[i] The King of Attolia[/i], by Megan Whalen Turner[/size]