Great Librivox books?
October 23, 2014 7:51 AM   Subscribe

What are some great librivox audiobooks? &amp who are some great Librivox readers? (This exact question has been asked twice before, but since the last time was in 2011 I think it's not too gauche to ask for an update.) Thanks!
posted by Going To Maine to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
I just yesterday finished listening to the Librivox version of Samuel Butler's The Way of All Flesh, which was read entirely by a single reader. I loved the book, and felt that the reader brought a lot to the text, as well.
posted by Dr. Wu at 8:20 AM on October 23, 2014


I'm a lover of Dickens, and I discovered the wonderful reader Ty Hynes when I listened to his version of Oliver Twist.

I love it when I have one reader for the whole book, as opposed to different readers, one for each chapter.
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box at 8:24 AM on October 23, 2014 [1 favorite]


Multi-reader books are terrible. Annie Coleman's version of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is very well done.
posted by The Bridge on the River Kai Ryssdal at 8:27 AM on October 23, 2014


Karen Savage's solo versions of Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion are good.
posted by zadcat at 8:33 AM on October 23, 2014


Most of the sherlock holmes books were pretty well read.
posted by empath at 8:49 AM on October 23, 2014


I enjoyed Tristan and Iseult as read by Joy Chan. It's a good listen for your commute or relaxing in bed at the end of the day. Her dictation is lovely. Very easy to listen to and really carries you into the story.
posted by cardinality at 9:02 AM on October 23, 2014


I posted on the Blue about this not too long ago.

Since then, I've particularly enjoyed Kirsten Wever's rendition of Whose Body?, by Dorothy Sayers.
posted by Iridic at 11:45 AM on October 23, 2014


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