Monday, October 11, 2010

My Hands are Occupied

If you're like me, and you love to read but feel that you can't because you're hands are occupied with crafty projects, these links are great for free audiobooks.
Right now, as I currently work on Caleb's A Cardigan for Merry, I am listening to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on Craft Lit. (Perfect for Halloween time) Craft Lit is a podcast done by Heather, and English teacher, who has a very nice relaxing voice and a lot of knowledge about the work she is reading. She is a knitter and started doing her podcasting with knitters in mind. However, she is great to listen to when working on many different craft projects.
Another favourite site of mine is Librivox, which is a project geared toward publishing all of the books in the public domain in free audio format. Librivox is amazing! It has every genre including, but not limited to, literature, poetry, non-fiction, government documents, and religious texts. Most recordings are done in a group format, but there are several that have been done by individuals with incredibly expressive and clear reading voices.
I also enjoy Learn Out Loud, which publishes both free and not so free podcasts over many different genres from literature to history to politics. Right now, for the month of October, they are offering Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, for free download. I am planning this one next because, it too, is perfect for Halloween time.
If you are a fan of mysteries and old-time radio shows, I recommend Old Time Radio's recording of Agatha Christie's mysteries. I listened to all of the podcasts over the weekend, and they are wonderful!

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