Staff Picks 2021
- 1 Introduction
- 2 LibriVox Staff Picks 2020
The audiobooks which feature as Staff Picks in 2021 will be added here. A short summary 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. Bonus points if they fit the current monthly theme.
LibriVox Staff Picks 2020
We're still in the throes of COVID-19, but hopefully, this year's picks will take you out of the house a bit and bring some relief for your stressed mind.
January 2021: Silver Linings
Happy New Year 2021! With 2020 finally over, we can start to make new plans for the coming year, which will hopefully be much better… Let’s look into a brighter tomorrow with 10 gems from our catalog.
The Peril Finders by George Manville Fenn, read by a group of LibriVoxers
The Charwoman's Daughter by James Stephens, read by Michele Fry
The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim, read by Tom Weiss
Preferred Risk by Frederik Pohl, read by Nick Bulka
Marthas Kinder by Bertha von Suttner, read in German by Eva
All Things Are Possible by Lev Shestov, read by Expatriate
The Hope of the Gospel by George MacDonald, read by Jordan
In the Fourth Year by H. G. Wells, read by John Schuurman
The Enterprise of the Mayflower, by Amice MacDonell, play
All That Matters by Edgar A. Guest, read by a group of LibriVoxers
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 19693 times in January 2021.
February 2021: History in Black and White
February marks Black History Month in the US, and together with the Black Lives Matter movement, LibriVox has risen to put out more books by African Americans. Delve into a truly black part of world history with 10 gems from our catalog.
The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories by Paul Laurence Dunbar, read by Kirks Voice
The Homesteader by Oscar Micheaux, read by a group of LibriVoxers
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson, read by James K. White
Violets and Other Tales by Allice Dunbar Nelson, read by James K. White
Hagar's Daughter by Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins,read by a group of LibriVoxers
On Being Nebro in America by J. Saunders Redding, read by Kevin S.
Report on Civil Disorders by the Kerner Commission, read by a group of LibriVoxers
Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1838 - 1839 by Fanny Kemble, read by James K. White
Eunuchus - The Eunuch, by Terence, play
Os Escravos by Antonio Frederico de Castro Alves, read in Portuguese by Leni
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 2813 times in February 2021.
March 2021: Into the Future
With the vaccinations for COVID-19 starting up all over the world, we may look into the future a bit more optimistically! Let’s take a glimpse into what may lie ahead of mankind with 10 gems from our catalog.
The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, read by Maire Rhode
L'Eve Future by Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, read in French by Isad
El Anacronopete by Enrique Gaspar y Rimbau, read in Spanish by Epachuko
Star Ship by Poul William Anderson, read by Paul Harvey
Arqtiq, a Study of the Marvels at the North Pole by Anna Adolph,read by Chuck W.
The Fourth Dimension by Charles H. Hinto, read by Peter Yearsley
Mars and its Canals by Percival Lowell, read by a group of LibriVoxers
Seeking a Human Spaceflight Program Worthy of a Great Nation read by a group of LibriVoxers
La Vida es Sueno, by Calderon de la Barca, play; read by Kendal Rigans
In the Net of the Stars by F.S. Flint, read by Nemo
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 20934 times in March 2021.