Monday, June 30, 2008

Librivox & Project Gutenberg

I previously forgot to mention that in my Stumbling that I have also come across Project Gutenberg and Librivox. Project Gutenberg has a larger selection of eBooks than Planet eBook, though they're not all available in PDF format. Personally, I prefer the formatting from Planet eBook, but that's just me. I'm not discriminating against Project Gutenberg for their formatting.

Librivox is literally translated from Latin as "free voice." That being said, it's a catalog of free audio books. The selection is quite varied, but all of the books are, like Planet eBook and Project Gutenberg, those that are in the public domain.

2 comments:

Hugh said...

hi eli, thanks for the note .... what about getting some of your students to volunteer to make recordings for librivox?

Eli, English Teacher Extraordinare said...

I would have my students volunteer, except that two of the things we work heavily on are fluency and vocabulary. I can guarantee you that if they read anything for Librivox, people would have a hard time following the story.

Maybe if there were short poems... I don't know. We'll see. Term doesn't start until August.