This post is based on the Librivox: A Reader’s ‘Audio-Heaven’ #1 where I talked about what and why Librivox. Click on the link see for yourself.
In this post, I’ll make sure that you get familiar with Librivox. Here are some tips for getting started on Librivox.
All the readers on LibriVox are volunteers, finding a good audiobook can sometimes be hit-or-miss. Here are some tips I’ve found useful when searching for audiobooks on LibriVox:
SEARCH FOR RECCOMENDATIONS
If you know someone who listens to audiobooks on LibriVox, ask them what books they’ve enjoyed. Or, browse the internet for recommended books and narrators. This LibriVox discussion thread on Goodreads is an awesome place to get some good and worthy recommendations.
DOWNLOAD LATEST RECORDINGS
Popular novels usually have multiple recordings. By default you’ll be downloading the newest one. Another advantage of latest recording is that you will get more correct context.
TRY BOTH- COLLABORATIVE & SOLO PROJECTS
For plays, collaborative projects are better. Hearing each character’s words in a different voice rises a sensational feeling in the reader’s mind. I often read and hear plays at the same time. I download the audiobook of a specific play/drama and run it either on my phone or on my laptop and at the same time I read the book in the written form too. It feels like you are in a theater of your own. And since you have have downloaded the file you can pause and play whenever you want.
Do you love audiobooks? Share some narrators or audiobooks you’d recommend or some of your own tips in the comments below!