The Open Audiobooks Project

Via the Creative Commons weblog, we learn about this worthy project:

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 Austen’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.

1 comment

  1. I’m sure that a lot of people already know this, but there is a similar thing for texts out there – Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.net/). Thousands of public domain texts – a really great resource for searchable texts (what chapter was that quote from again?), and perfect for someone who has a PDA with a text-file reader.

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