Staff Picks 2018
- 1 Introduction
- 2 LibriVox Staff Picks 2018
- 2.1 January 2018: Sounds Great!
- 2.2 February 2018: Cold, Cold Winter
- 2.3 March 2018: Feed Me!
- 2.4 April 2018: To Spring
- 2.5 May 2018: Revolutions
- 2.6 June 2018: Travel Plans
- 2.7 July 2018: Crimes and Passion
- 2.8 August 2018: Celebrations!
- 2.9 September 2018: On School
- 2.10 October 2018: Colored Leaves in the Dark
- 2.11 November 2018: WWI - Endings
- 2.12 December 2018: There's Always Hope!
The audiobooks which feature as Staff Picks in 2018 will be added here. More details of these selections may be found on the linked blog posts. For more information and a list of Staff Picks in previous years, have a look at the main Staff Picks page
If you prefer to download m4b files, all our staff picks have been converted to this format, which can be downloaded from the respective catalog pages.
Suggestions for future Staff Picks on the LibriVox home page are always welcome. Please post your suggestions in this thread.
LibriVox Staff Picks 2018
January 2018: Sounds Great!
Aaron's Rod by D. H. Lawrence, read by Bill Boerst
Der arme Spielmann by Franz Grillparzer, read in German by Availle
The First Violin by Jessie Fothergill, read by Sandra G.
Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy, read by Rachel Lintern
A Cathedral Singer by James Lane Allen, read by David Wales
How to Listen to Music by Henry E. Krehbiel, group recording
Chopin: the Man and Music by James Huneker, group recording
Music Notation and Terminology by Karl Wilson Gehrkens, group recording
Confidences d'un joueur de Clarinette, by Erckmann-Chatrian, French drama
Folk Ballad Collection 001, by Various, read and sung by LibriVoxers
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 3895 times in January 2018.
February 2018: Cold, Cold Winter
The Bobbsey Twins at Snow Lodge by Laura Lee Hope, group recording
The Land of the Frozen Suns by Bertrand W. Sinclair, read by Roger Melin
The Case of the Pocket Diary Found in the Snow by Augusta Groner, read by Dawn Larsen
Snow Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt, read by Roger Melin
In Winter by Yosef Hayim Brenner, read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau
Auf Schneeschuhen übers Gebirge by Fridtjof Nansen, group recording in German
Adrift on an Ice Pan by Sir Wilfred Grenfell, read by Sean Michael Hogan
A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson, read by Lee Smalley
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, by Jessie Braham White, drama
The Snowflake and Other Poems, by Arthur Weir, group recording
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 4048 times in February 2018.
March 2018: Feed Me!
Tea-table Talk by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Ruth Golding
Make Mine Homogenized by Rick Raphael, read by Gregg Margarite
John Dough and the Cherub by L. Frank Baum, group recording
The Harvester by Gene Stratton-Porter, read by Cindy Steib
Bei Tische - eine gastrosophische Novelle by Otto Roquette, read in German by Crln Yldz Ksr
Six Cups of Coffee by Various, group recording
The Lord's Table by Andrew Murray, read by Phil Snyder
No Animal Food & Diet With Vegetable Reipes by Rupert H. Wheldon, read by Ben Adams
An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, by Louise May Alcott, dramatic reading
Rhymed Receipts for Any Occasion, by Imogen Clark, read by Betsie Bush
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 14437 times in March 2018.
April 2018: To Spring
Easter Lily by Amanda M. Douglas, group recording
The Diary of a Goose Girl by Kate Douglas Wiggin, read by Maria Therese
Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev, read by tovarisch
April's Lady by Mrs. Hungerford, group recording
Ausgewaehlte Novellen by Guy de Maupassant, read in German by Hokuspokus
ABC of Vegetable Gardening by Eben Eugene Rexford, read by Bill Boerst
The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour by Sir Alfred Edward East, read by Sue Anderson
Across Asia on a Bicycle by T. G. Allen and W. L Sachtleben, group recording
Love is the Best Doctor, by Moliere, drama
Easter Carols, by Louisa P.S. Hopkins, group recording
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 20347 times in April 2018.
May 2018: Revolutions
Gadsby by Ernest V. Wright, group recording
Outlaws of Ravenhurst by Sister M. Imelda Wallace, read by Maria Therese
Gloriana, or The Revolution of 1900 by Florence Dixie, read by Mark Nelson
The Gadfly by Ethel L. Voynich, group recording
No Surrender by Constance E. Maud, read by Lisa Reichert
A German Deserter's War Experience by anonymous, read by Lee Smalley
The Story of Peterloo by Francis A. Bruton, read by Phil Benson
Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days by Annie L. Burton, read by Michele Fry
The Naturewoman, by Upton Sinclair, drama
Rebel Verses, by Bernard Gilbert, group recording
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 15138 times in May 2018.
June 2018: Travel Plans
Megane by Toson Shimazaki, read in Japanese by ekzemplaro
Meridiana by Jules Verne, group recording
The City of the Sun by Tommaso Campanella, read by Rapunzelina
Dave Dashaway Around the World by Roy Rockwood, read by Scott Danneker
The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells, group recording
Through East Anglia in a Motor Car by James Edmund Vincent, read by TND
Southern Arabia by Mabel and Theodore Bent, group recording
The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry Garrard, read by Kevin Green
The Admirable Crichton, by J. M. Barrie, play
Poems on Travel, by various authors, group recording
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 14973 times in June 2018.
July 2018: Crimes and Passion
Irrungen, Wirrungen by Theodor Fontane, read in German by Hans Hafen
Time Crime by H. Beam Piper, read by Mark Nelson
La Fabrique de Crimes by Paul Feval Fils, read in French by ezwa
The Countess of Lowndes Square and Other Stories by E. F. Benson, group recording
The Flaw in the Chrystal by May Sinclair, read by Expatriate
Survivor's Tales of Famous Crimes by Walter Wood, group recording
Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne by Dorothy Osborne, group recording
The Chronicles of Crime Vol. 1 by Camden Pelham, read by Kevin Green
There are Crimes and Crimes, by August Strindberg, play
Poems of Passion, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, read by Joy Chan
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 8709 times in July 2018.
August 2018: Celebrations!
The Birthday Party, a Story for Little Folks by Oliver Optic, read by Lucy Burgoyne
And so They were Married by Florence Morse Kingsley, read by Michele Eaton
Jolanthes Hochzeit by Hermann Sudermann, read in German by Karlsson
Bobby in Search of a Birthday by Lebbeus Mitchell, read by Teresa Baumann
The Garden Party by Katharine Mansfield, read by Lucy Burgoyne
Princess Mary's Gift Book by various authors, group recording
Celebration of Dialects and Accents, Vol. 1 by Aesop, group recording
Magna Carta Commemoration Essays by various authors, group recording
The Tinker's Wedding, by John Millington Synge, play
200th Anniversary Collection, by Robert Browning, group recording
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 10227 times in August 2018.
September 2018: On School
Baseball Joe at Yale by Howard R. Garis, read by Donald Cummings
The Three Midshipmen by William Henry Giles Kingston, group recording
Mothering on Perilous by Lucy S. Furman, read by Laura Victoria
田舎教師 (Inaka Kyoshi) by Katai Tayama, read in Japanese by ekzemplaro
The Treasure by Kathleen Norris, read by Kristel Tretter
Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It by William Walker Atkinson, read by Roger Melin
In Time Of Emergency: A Citizen's Handbook On Nuclear Attack, Natural Disasters by the US Office of Civil Defense, read by TriciaG
Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education by Horace Mann, read by Maria Kasper
The School for Husbands by Molière, translated by Henri van Laun, play
L' Art d'être grand-père by Victor Hugo, read in French by Bernard
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 5749 times in September 2018.
October 2018: Colored Leaves in the Dark
Seven Autumn Leaves From Fairyland by E. Cunningham, group recording
Sonata de otoño: memorias del marqués de Bradomín by Ramón del Valle-Inclán, read in Spanish by Mongope
The Rain-Girl by Herbert George Jenkins, read by Anna Simon
路上 (Rojyoo) by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, read in Japanese by ekzemplaro
Heart of Darkness (version 2) by Joseph Conrad, read by Bob Neufeld
The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 08 - 03. March 1897 by various authors, group recording
The Martyrs of Science, or, the Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler by David Brewster, read by bala
Light and Peace: Instructions for Devout Souls to Dispel Their Doubts and Allay Their Fears by Carlo Giuseppe Quadrupani, read by Dave7
Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill, play
Autumn Leaves: Original Pieces in Prose and Verse edited by Anne Wales Abbot, group recording
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 13616 times in October 2018.
November 2018: WWI - Endings
The Marne: a tale of the war by Edith Wharton, read by Elizabeth Klett
Three Soldiers by John Dos Passos, read by mb
עולה (Injustice), with excerpt from The Escaping Club by Yosef Haim Brenner & A. J. Evans, read by Omri Lernau
The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West, read by Elizabeth Klett
The Sword of Deborah by F. Tennyson Jesse, read by MaryAnn
How I Filmed the War by Geoffrey H. Malins, read by R. S. Steinberg
The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings, group reading
Kurze Aufklärungen über Wesen und Ziel des Pazifismus by Alfred Hermann Fried, read in German by schrm
Rada; A Belgian Christmas Eve by Alfred Noyes, read by David Wales
Ardours and Endurances by Robert Nichols, group recording
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 11358 times in November 2018.
December 2018: There's Always Hope!
Little Miss Grasshopper by Johanna Spyri, translated by Helen B. Dole, read by Devorah Allen
The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins, group reading
Παραμύθι χωρίς όνομα (Tale Without Name) by Penelope Delta, read in Greek by Rapunzelina
The Story of a Nodding Donkey by Laura Lee Hope, read by Nan Dodge
The Upward Path: A Reader For Colored Children by various, group reading
The Future of the Women's Movement by Helena Swanick, group reading
Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay by Immanuel Kant, translated by W. Hastie, read by D.E. Wittkower
Zum ewigen Frieden. Ein philosophischer Entwurf by Immanuel Kant, read in German by Christian Al-Kadi
The Hope of the Gospel by George MacDonald, read by Jordan
Whittington and his Cat by E. L. Blanchard, play
It Can Be Done by various, group recording
Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 14876 times in December 2018.