We’ve seen a couple audiobook projects popup around Creative Commons licensed books recently (Lessig’s audiobook and Doctorow’s audiobook), but this new Open Audiobooks Project aims to collect recordings of public domain books. They’re kicking off the project by recording Jane Austenâ€™s Pride and Prejudice. If you’re a fan of the book, have a good voice, and want to contribute to the project, sign on their site.
I’m not sure I want to read a chapter of Pride and Prejudice…I think I’d prefer some Shakespeare. Of course, old Bill would be pretty challenging for the average reader–lots of tricky pronounciation and unfamiliar words.