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ⓘ LibriVox is a group of worldwide volunteers who read and record public domain texts creating free public domain audiobooks for download from their website and o ..




LibriVox
                                     

ⓘ LibriVox

LibriVox is a group of worldwide volunteers who read and record public domain texts creating free public domain audiobooks for download from their website and other digital library hosting sites on the internet. It was founded in 2005 by Hugh McGuire to provide "Acoustical liberation of books in the public domain" and the LibriVox objective is "To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet".

On 6 August 2016, the project completed project number 10.000. and from 2009–2017 was producing about 1.000 items per year. Most releases are in the English language, but many non-English works are also available. There are multiple affiliated projects that are providing additional content. LibriVox is closely affiliated with Project Gutenberg from where the project gets some of its texts, and the Internet Archive that hosts their offerings.

                                     

1. Other websites

LibriVox site
  • LibriVox home page and LibriVox Catalogue of Audio Books
Articles
  • Reason Magazine: The Wealth of LibriVox May 2007
  • Xeni Tech story from NPRs Day to Day, "Amateur Audio Books Catch Fire on the Web"
LibriVox mirrors
  • LibriVox at Internet Archive full mirror with streaming and reviews