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== Introduction ==
 
 
Here are the audiobooks which featured as Staff Picks in 2008/2009. More details of these selections may be found on the linked blog posts.
 
 
Suggestions for future Staff Picks on the LibriVox home page and the Internet Archive LibriVox index page are always welcome. Please post your suggestions in [http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17058 <u>this thread.</u>]
 
 
== LibriVox Staff Picks 2009 ==
 
 
=== December 2009: [http://librivox.org/2009/12/24/its-christmas-time-again/ Christmas] ===
 
 
===== Solos =====
 
[http://librivox.org/christmas-holidays-at-merryvale-by-alice-hale-burnett/ <u>Christmas Holidays at Merryvale</u>] by Alice Hale Burnett, read by Kara Shallenberg.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-christmas-angel-by-abbie-farwell-brown/ <u>The Christmas Angel</u>] by Abbie Farwell Brown, read by Jan McGillivray.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/peace-on-earth-good-will-to-dogs-by-eleanor-hallowell-abbott/ <u>Peace On Earth, Good-Will To Dogs</u>] by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, read by Allyson Hester.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/a-christmas-carol-by-charles-dickens-2/ <u>A Christmas Carol</u>] by Charles Dickens.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-spirit-of-christmas-by-henry-van-dyke/ <u>The Spirit of Christmas</u>] by Henry van Dyke, read by Jan MacGillivray
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-spirit-of-christmas-version-2-by-henry-van-dyke/ <u>The Spirit of Christmas</u>] by Henry van Dyke, read by David Leeson.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/told-after-supper-by-jerome-k-jerome/ <u>Told after Supper</u>] by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Ruth Golding.
 
 
''Dutch:'' [http://librivox.org/een-kerstlied-in-proza-by-charles-dickens/ <u>Een Kerstlied in Proza</u>] by Charles Dickens, read by Bart de Leeuw
 
 
===== Group Readings =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-birds-christmas-carol-by-kate-douglas-wiggin/ <u>The Birds’ Christmas Carol</u>] by Kate Douglas Wiggin.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/old-christmas-by-washington-irving/ <u>Old Christmas</u>] by Washington Irving.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/santa-clauss-helper-by-thomas-nelson-page/ <u>Santa Claus’s Partner</u>] by Thomas Nelson Page
 
 
[http://librivox.org/a-christmas-carol-by-charles-dickens/ <u>A Christmas Carol</u>] by Charles Dickens 
 
 
===== Poetry, Short Stories and Song =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/music-on-christmas-morning-by-anne-bronte/ <u>Music On Christmas Morning</u>] by Anne Bronte
 
 
[http://librivox.org/twas-the-night-before-christmas-by-clement-c-moore/ <u>Twas the Night Before Christmas</u>] by Clement C. Moore.
 
 
A second collection of [http://librivox.org/a-visit-from-saint-nicholas-by-clement-clarke-moore/ <u>Twas the Night Before Christmas</u>] by Clement C. Moore.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2009/ <u>Christmas Carol Collection 2009</u>].
 
 
[http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2006/ <u>2006 Carol Collection</u>]
 
 
''German:'' [http://librivox.org/adventskalender-2009-by-various/ <u>Adventskalender 2009</u>]
 
 
''Multilingual:'' The annual [http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?title=christmas+short+works&author=&status=all&action=Search <u>Christmas Short Works Collections</u>] from 2006 - 2009.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/christmas_poetry_and_hymn_collection/ <u>Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection</u>]
 
 
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=== November 2009: [http://librivox.org/2009/11/05/in-memory-of-the-fallen/ In Memory of the Fallen] ===
 
 
===== Solos =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/four-weeks-in-the-trenches-by-fritz-kreisler/ <u>Four Weeks in the Trenches</u>] by Fritz Kreisler, read by FNH.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/high-adventure-a-narrative-of-air-fighting-in-france/ <u>High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France</u>] by James Norman Hall, read by Mike Vendetti.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/kitcheners-mob-adventures-of-an-american-in-the-british-army/ <u>Kitchener’s Mob, Adventures of an American in the British Army</u>] by James Norman Hall, read by Mike Vendetti.
 
 
''Dutch:'' [http://librivox.org/brieven-van-den-nutteloozen-toeschouwer-door-louis-couperus/ <u>Brieven van den nutteloozen toeschouwer</u>] by Louis Couperus, read by Anna Simon.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/in-the-field-1914-1915-by-marcel-dupont/ <u>In the Field</u>] (1914-1915) by Marcel Dupont, read by FNH.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/over-the-top-by-arthur-empey/ <u>Over the Top</u>] by Arthur Empey, read by Mark F. Smith.
 
 
===== Group Readings =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-escape-of-a-princess-pat/ <u>The Escape of a Princess Pat</u>] by George Pearson.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/canadas-one-hundred-days-part-on-by-john-livesay/ <u>Canada’s Hundred Days: With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, Aug. 8 – Nov. 11, 1918. Part One Amiens</u>], by John Frederick Livesay.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/observations-of-an-orderly-by-ward-muir/ <u>Observations of an Orderly by Ward Muir</u>].
 
 
[http://librivox.org/a-school-history-of-the-great-war-by-albert-e-mckinley/ <u>A School History of the Great War</u>] by Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/diary-of-a-nursing-sister-on-the-western-front-1914-1915-by-anonymous/ <u>Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915</u>] Anonymous, attributed to Kathleen Luard.
 
 
===== War Poetry =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/in-flanders-fields-by-john-mccrae/ <u>In Flanders Fields</u>] by John McCrae.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-unconquered-dead-by-john-mccrae/ <u>The Unconquered Dead</u>] by John McCrae.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/smile-smile-smile-by-wilfred-owen/ <u>Smile, Smile, Smile</u>] by Wilfred Owen.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/anthem-for-doomed-youth-by-wilfred-owen/ <u>Anthem for Doomed Youth</u>] by Wilfred Owen.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/dulce-et-decorum-est-by-wilfred-owen/ <u>Dulce et Decorum Est</u>]  by Wilfred Owen.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-soldier-by-rupert-brooke/ <u>The Soldier</u>] by Rupert Brooke.
 
 
===== Short Non-fiction Items=====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?title=Bombardment+of+the+Dardanelles&author=&status=all&action=Search <u>Bombardment of the Dardanelles</u>], read by Bellona Times.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?title=Haig+Strikes+Near+Arras&author=&status=all&action=Search <u>Haig Strikes Near Arras</u>], read by Esther.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?title=The+First+World+War+-+Selections+from+the+Manchester+Guardian&author=&status=all&action=Search <u>The First World War - Selections from the Manchester Guardian</u>], read by Carl Manchester.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?title=Austrian+Emperor+to+Take+Command+at+Vienna+Headquarters&author=&status=all&action=Search <u>Austrian Emperor to Take Command at Vienna Headquarters</u>], read by James Smith.
 
 
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=== October 2009: [http://librivox.org/2009/10/22/hallo-halloween/ Hallo Hallowe’en!] ===
 
 
===== Solos =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-book-of-halloween-by-ruth-edna-kelley/ <u>The Book of Hallowe’en</u>] by Ruth Edna Kelley, read by Sibella Denton.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-canterville-ghost-by-oscar-wilde/ <u>The Canterville Ghost</u>] by Oscar Wilde, read by David Barnes.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/ghost-stories-of-an-antiquary-by-m-r-james/ <u>Ghost Stories of an Antiquary</u>] by M.R. James, read by Peter Yearsley.
 
 
''German:'' [http://librivox.org/nachtstuecke-by-eta-hoffmann/ <u>Nachtstücke</u>] von E.T.A. Hoffmann, gelesen von Rainer.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/animal-ghosts-by-elliott-odonnell/ <u>Animal Ghosts</u>] by Elliott O’Donnell, read by Allyson Hester.
 
 
===== Group Readings =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/famous-modern-ghost-stories-by-dorothy-scarborough/ <u>Famous Modern Ghost Stories</u>], compiled by Dorothy Scarborough.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-beetle-by-richard-marsh/ <u>The Beetle</u>] by Richard Marsh.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/life-of-the-spider-the-by-j-henri-fabre/ <u>Life of the Spider</u>] by J. Henri Fabre.
 
 
===== Drama =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-tragedy-of-macbeth-by-william-shakespeare/ <u>Macbeth</u>] by William Shakespeare.
 
 
===== Short Story =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-004/ <u>The Ghost Extinguisher</u>] by Gelett Burgess, read by Gregg Margarite.
 
 
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=== September 2009: [http://librivox.org/2009/09/25/picks-of-the-week/ Picks of the Week] ===
 
 
===== Solos =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/two-years-in-the-forbidden-city-by-princess-der-ling/ <u>Two Years in the Forbidden City</u>] by Princess Der Ling, read by Jc Guan.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/king-coal-by-upton-sinclair/ <u>King Coal</u>] by Upton Sinclair, read by Michelle Harris.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/sailing-alone-around-the-world-by-joshua-slocum/ <u>Sailing Alone Around the World</u>] by Joshua Slocum, read by Alan Chant.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/lectures-of-col-r-g-ingersoll-vol-1-by-robert-green-ingersoll/ <u>Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1</u>], and [http://librivox.org/lectures-of-col-r-g-ingersoll-volume-2/ <u>Vol. 2</u>], read by Ted Delorme.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/lady-audleys-secret-by-mary-elizabeth-braddon/ <u>Lady Audley’s Secret</u>] by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, read by Elizabeth Klett.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-green-odyssey-by-philip-jose-farmer/ <u>The Green Odyssey</u>] by Philip Jose Farmer, read by Mark Nelson.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-daffodil-mystery-by-edgar-wallace/ <u>The Daffodil Mystery</u>] by Edgar Wallace.
 
 
===== Group Readings =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-dhammapada-translated-by-f-max-mueller/ <u>The Dhammapada</u>], translated by F. Max Muller.
 
 
''French:'' [http://librivox.org/a-se-tordre-by-alphonse-allais/ <u>À se tordre par Alphonse Allais</u>].
 
 
===== Poetry =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-song-of-hiawatha-by-henry-wadsworth-longfellow/ <u>The Song of Hiawatha</u>] by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, read by Peter Yearsley.
 
 
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=== July 2009: [http://librivox.org/2009/08/01/july-mmm-summer-strawberries-and-audiobooks-in-the-sun/ mmm… summer, strawberries and audiobooks in the sun] ===
 
 
===== Solos =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-magic-of-oz-by-l-frank-baum/ The Magic of Oz] by L. Frank Baum, read by Piper Hale.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/triplanetary-by-ee-doc-smith/ Triplanetary] by "Doc" Smith, read by Mark F. Smith.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-magic-city-by-e-nesbit/ The Magic City] by E. Nesbit, read by Ruth Golding.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/by-pond-and-river-by-arabella-b-buckley/ By Pond and River] by Arabella B. Buckley, read by Laura Caldwell.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-sea-wolf-by-jack-london/ The Sea Wolf] by Jack London, read by Tom Crawford.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-scarlet-plague-by-jack-london/ The Scarlet Plague] by Jack London, read by James Christopher.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/summa-theologica-prima-pars-trinity-and-creation-by-saint-thomas-aquinas/ Summa Theologica, Part Two] by St. Thomas Aquinas, read by Jim Ruddy.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/autobiography-of-madame-guyon/ Autobiography of Madame Guyon] by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon, read by peaceuntoyou.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/madame-midas-by-fergus-hume/ Madame Midas] by Fergus Hume, read by Lucy Burgoyne.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/after-london-or-wild-england-by-richard-jefferies/ After London] by Richard Jefferies, read by Ruth Golding.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/nonesense-novels-by-stephen-leacock/ Nonsense Novels] by Stephen Leacock, read by TriciaG.
 
 
Swedish: [http://librivox.org/de-vandrende-djaeknarne-by-victor-rydberg/ De Vandrande Djäknarne] by Viktor Rydberg, read by Lars Rolander.
 
 
Hebrew: [http://librivox.org/selection-of-essays-and-articles-by-eliezer-ben-yehuda/ אסופת מסות ומאמרים Selection of Essays and Articles] by by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda אליעזר בן יהודה, read by Omri Lernau.
 
 
Chinese: [http://librivox.org/three-classic-chinese-texts/ 中國傳統書籍三本(三百千) / Three Classic Chinese Texts], read by Jc Guan.
 
 
===== Group Readings =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-montessori-method-by-maria-montessori/ The Montessori Method] by Maria Montessori.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-first-book-of-urizen-by-william-blake/ The First Book of Urizen] by William Blake, read by Denny Sayers and David Andreas.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/clarissa-or-the-history-of-a-young-lady-vol-1-by-samuel-richardson/ Clarissa, or the History of a Young Lady, Vol. 1] by Samuel Richardson.
 
 
Dutch: [http://librivox.org/andersens-sproken-en-vertellingen-door-hans-christian-andersen/ Andersens Sproken en vertellingen] by Hans Christian Andersen.
 
 
German: [http://librivox.org/auf-zwei-planeten-by-kurd-lasswitz/ Auf zwei Planeten] by Kurd Laßwitz.
 
 
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=== June 2009: [http://librivox.org/2009/07/01/june-is-bustin-out-all-over/ June is bustin’ out all over!] ===
 
 
===== Solos =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/this-simian-world-by-clarence-day-jr/ This Simian World] by Clarence Day, Jr., read by Epistomolus.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/irish-impressions-by-chesterton/ Irish Impressions] by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/lord-kitchener-by-chesterton/ Lord Kitchener] by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/what-i-saw-in-america-by-chesterton/ What I Saw in America] by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/anna-karenina-book-01-by-leo-tolstoy/ Anna Karenina, Book 1] by Leo Tolstoy, read by Kirsten Ferreri.
 
 
===== Group Readings =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/complete-hypnotism-by-a-alpheus/ Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism] by A. Alpheus.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/les-miserables-volume-02-by-victor-hugo/ Les Misérables, Volume 2] by Victor Hugo (1802-1885) and translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/armadale-by-wilkie-collins/ Armadale] by Wilkie Collins.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-life-of-charlotte-bronte-volume-2-by-elizabeth-cleghorn-gaskell/ The Life of Charlotte Brontë Vol. 2] by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/foxes-book-of-martyrs-vol-1/ Foxe’s Book of Martyrs], A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Early Christian and the Protestant Martyrs Vol. 1, by John Foxe.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/dubliners-by-james-joyce/ Dubliners] by James Joyce.
 
 
Spanish: [http://librivox.org/historia-de-la-celebre-reina-de-espana-dona-juana-llamada-vulgarmente-la-loca-anonymous/ Historia de la célebre Reina de España Doña Juana, llamada vulgarmente La Loca].
 
 
[http://librivox.org/multilingual-short-story-collection-001/ Multilingual Short Story Collection 001], including contributions in Cantonese, Chinese, Danish, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.
 
 
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=== April 2009: [http://librivox.org/2009/04/30/more-ideas-for-listening/ More Ideas for Listening] ===
 
 
===== Solos =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-enchanted-april-by-elizabeth-von-arnim/ The Enchanted April] by Elizabeth von Arnim, read by Diana Kiesners.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/dombey-and-son-by-charles-dickens/ Dombey and Son] by Charles Dickens, read by Mil Nicholson.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-magic-world-by-e-nesbit/ The Magic World] by E. Nesbit, read by Ruth Golding.
 
 
German: [http://librivox.org/zum-ewigen-frieden-ein-philosophischer-entwurf-by-immanuel-kant/ Zum ewigen Frieden], by Immanuel Kant, read by Christian Al-Kadi.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-gerrard-street-mystery-and-other-weird-tales-by-john-charles-dent/ The Gerrard Street Mystery and Other Weird Tales] by John Charles Dent, read by Moira Fogarty.
 
 
===== Group Readings =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/white-fang-by-jack-london/White Fang] by Jack London.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/history-of-the-united-states-vol-i-by-charles-and-mary-beard/ History of the United States, Vol. I: The Colonial Period] by Charles and Mary Beard.
 
 
===== Drama & Poetry =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/king-lear-by-william-shakespeare/ King Lear] by William Shakespeare.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/multilingual-poetry-collection-004/ Multilingual Poetry Collection 004]. Poems in Arabic, Chinese, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish.
 
 
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=== April 2009: [http://librivox.org/2009/04/15/new-staff-picks/ New staff picks] ===
 
 
===== Solos =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-cosmic-computer-by-h-beam-piper/ The Cosmic Computer] by H. Beam Piper, read by Mark Nelson.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/rupert-of-hentzau-by-anthony-hope/ Rupert of Hentzau] by Anthony Hope, read by Andy Minter.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/heidi-by-johanna-spyri-solo/ Heidi] by Johanna Spyri, read by Kara Shallenberg.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/heretics-by-g-k-chesterton/ Heretics] by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare.
 
 
===== Group Readings =====
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-voyage-of-the-beagle-by-charles-darwin/ The Voyage of the Beagle] by Charles Darwin.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-woman-in-white-by-wilkie-collins/ The Woman in White] by Wilkie Collins.
 
 
German: [http://librivox.org/maerchen-by-grimm-1/ Märchen 1] by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/whose-body-by-dorothy-l-sayers/ Whose Body?] by Dorothy L. Sayers, read by Kristin Hughes and Kara Shallenberg.
 
 
[http://librivox.org/the-fairyland-of-science-by-arabella-buckley/ The Fairyland of Science] by Arabella Buckley.
 
 
===== Drama =====
 
 
French: [http://librivox.org/la-comtesse-descarbagnas/ La Comtesse d’Escarbagnas] par Molière
 
 
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