Librivox Recommendations?
December 19, 2007 12:26 PM   Subscribe

FavoriteLibrivox books?

I am getting ready for a long drive and wonder if any of you have listened to any good librivox books. After searching the web I've found a few recommendation lists

Can you add to the wealth?

posted by prettyboyfloyd to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
posted by bjgeiger at 12:29 PM on December 19, 2007

“Ghost Stories of an Antiquary” by Montague Rhodes James...
posted by joe_from_accounting at 12:33 PM on December 19, 2007 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks - I haven't listened to his stuff yet, but this reader (judging from the linked stuff above and the article at reason magazine) is also supposed to be pretty good.
posted by prettyboyfloyd at 12:40 PM on December 19, 2007

Listened to Pride and Prejudice earlier in the year and it's very well read. (Also Frankenstein, which was ok and Dracula, which was a bit of a chore to be honest. Starting Moby Dick after Christmas)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:44 PM on December 19, 2007

My favourite Librivox reader is Andy Minter. His reading of The Prisoner of Zenda is fantastic. I've also enjoyed his reading of "Man Sized in Marble", in one of the Ghost Story collections, and Four Max Carrados Detective Stories.

I also liked The Big Bow Mystery, read by Adrian Praetzellis.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:51 PM on December 19, 2007

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, both because the novel is wonderful and because the reading by John Gonzales is impecable.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 12:56 PM on December 19, 2007

Response by poster: Doh! In my post above I meant to include a link to this reader's website.
posted by prettyboyfloyd at 1:17 PM on December 19, 2007

I'm a fan of Aldous Huxley's works PRIOR to Brave New World and this version of Crome Yellow was excellent
posted by canoehead at 1:35 PM on December 19, 2007

I haven't listened to many, but I enjoyed Kafka's Metamorphosis, read by David Barnes.
posted by good in a vacuum at 1:47 PM on December 19, 2007

On the light side, I very much liked Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson, and Eve's Diary, by Twain. I wished both had been longer.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 2:10 PM on December 19, 2007

Tarzan of the Apes, read by Mark F. Smith (who does a fantastic job).
posted by at 3:27 PM on December 19, 2007

The "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is awesome. The guy does a fantastic job.
posted by TomMelee at 4:05 PM on December 19, 2007

I very much enjoyed The Age of Innocence, The Enchiridion, and Schopenhauer's Studies in Pessimism.

Letters of Two Brides was amusing, and did not interfere with multitasking.
posted by mfcorwin at 6:15 PM on December 19, 2007

Sarrasine by Balzac is a lot of fun, and the reader is appropriately hammy. And it has a bonus Roland Barthes tie-in!
posted by pamccf at 6:18 PM on December 19, 2007

For a really loooong listen, there's The History of England (12 chapters released so far). I love it, and it helped me understand US history in a way I never had before. But you have to be willing to accept that Macaulay drops a LOT of names, and even on my fourth or fifth listen, I'm still not sure of all the noblemen involved. (It doesn't help that whenever Joe Schmoe gets made Earl of Someplace, he'll be referred to as Someplace from then on out, and then of course in the next generation, his eldest son will be Earl of Someplace, so you'll have to remember which Someplace was which.... but it's all good fun!)
posted by happyturtle at 11:39 PM on December 19, 2007

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