Staff Picks 2020

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The audiobooks which feature as Staff Picks in 2020 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 2020

Let's go on another world tour in 2020!

January 2020: World Tour 2020: Australia, New Zealand and Thereabouts


Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Lad by Rosa Campbell Praed, read by Kirsty Leishman

The Story of a New Zealand River by Jane Mander, read by Gail Timmerman Vaughn

On Our Selection by Steele Rudd, read by Son of the Exiles

Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope, read by Simon Evers

Island Nights Entertainments by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Tony Addison


History of Australia and New Zealand from 1696 to 1890 by George Sutherland, group recording

The Gladstone Colony by James Francis Hogan, read by Timothy Ferguson

The South Pole by Roald Amundsen, group recording


Mrs. Pretty and the Premier, by Arthur Adams, play


In the Days when the World was Wide and Other Verses by Henry Lawson, group recording

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 11037 times in January 2020.

February 2020: World Tour 2020: South and Central America


Fairy Tales from Brazil by Elsie Spicer Eells, group recording

Antologia de Cuentos Hispanoamericanos by Various Authors, read in Spanish by LibriVoxateers

O Mulato by Aluisio Azevedo, read in Portuguese by Adriana Secciotto

Memorias Postumas de Bras Cubas by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, read in Brazilian Portuguese by Leni

Las Fuerzas Extranas by Leopoldo Lugones, read in Spanish by Victor Villaraza


The Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition and the Telegraph Line Commission by Candido Mariano Da Silva Rondon, group recording

The Emancipation of South America by Bartolome Mitre, read by Piotr

Zone Policeman 88 by Harry A. Franck, group recording


Oroonoko, by Thomas Southerne, play


Fausto by Estanislao del Campo, read in Spanish by mariemdover

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 15629 times in February 2020.

March 2020: World Tour 2020: Central and South Africa


Dreams by Olive Schreiner, read by Noel Badrian

Nada the Lily by H. Rider Haggard, read by Phil Benson

In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz, group recording

The Man-Eater by Edgar Rice Burroughs, read by Joseph de Noia

Folk Stories From Southern Nigeria, West Africa by Elphinstone Dayrell, group recording


Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Africa by Frank G. Carpenter, read by BettyB

Biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua by Samuel Downing Moore, read by Leni

Sleeping Sickness by Fleming Mant Sandwith, read by Pam Nagami


The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting, dramatic reading


The Poetry of South Africa by Alexander Wilmot (ed.), group recording

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 14113 times in March 2020.

April 2020: World Tour 2020: Northern Africa and Arabia


It Happened in Egypt by Charles & Alice Williamson, read by Sibella Denton

Tor, A Street Boy of Jerusalem by Florence M. Kingsley, read by Patrick Saville

The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night group recording

The Myths of Babylonia and Assyria by Donald Mackenzie, group recording

The World's Story Vol. 3: Egypt, Africa, and Arabia by Eva March Tappan (ed.), group recording


The Secret of the Sahara: Kufara by Rosita Forbes, read by Steve Seitel

With the Royal Army Medical Corps in Egypt by Tickner Edwardes, read by Steve C.

Tabai al Istibdad Wa Masari Al Istibad by Abd al Rahman al Kawakibi, group recording


The Persians, by Aeschylus, drama


A Multilingual Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam, group recording

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 12098 times in April 2020.

May 2020: World Tour 2020: Southern Europe


Priče iz Davnine by Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, read in Croatian by Josip B.

The Alhambra by Washinton Irving, read by David Wales

La Punyalada: Novela Montanyenca by Marian Vayreda, read in Catalan by ipujolar

I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga, read in Italian by Lisa Caputo

Stories by Foreign Authors - Spanish by Various, group recording


The Consitutions of the Athenians by Aristotle, read in Modern Greek by karampas1968

Celebrated Crimes: Ali Pacha by Alexandre Dumas, read by John van Stam

Gallipoli Diary by John Graham Gillam, read by Sue Anderson


Hecyra: The Mother in Law, by Terence, drama


Sonetos - Poemas Filosoficos by Luís Vaz de Camões, group recording in Portuguese

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 10037 times in May 2020.

June 2020: World Tour 2020: Central Europe and the British Isles


An Heilige Wassern by Jakob Christoph Heer, read in German by Eva K.

The Fair Maid of Perth by Sir Walter Scott, group recording

Hoe hij raad van Indie werd by Paul Adriaan Daum, read in Dutch by Marcel Coenders

Legendes Rustiques by George Sand, group recording in French

The Fate of Fenella by 24 authors, group recording


Some Haunted Houses of England and Wales by Elliott O'Donnell, group recording

The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators by Hendrik van Loon, group recording

Bismarck by Georges Lacour Gayet, read by Pamela Nagami


George Dandin, by Moliere, French drama


Unser täglich Gift by Otfried Krzyzanowski, group recording in German

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 6125 times in June 2020.