Staff Picks 2008/2009

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Here are the audiobooks which featured as Staff Picks in 2008/2009. 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 this thread.

LibriVox Staff Picks 2009

November 2009: In Memory of the Fallen


Four Weeks in the Trenches by Fritz Kreisler, read by FNH.

High Adventure A Narrative of Air Fighting in France by James Norman Hall, read by Mike Vendetti.

Kitchener’s Mob, Adventures of an American in the British Army by James Norman Hall, read by Mike Vendetti.

Dutch: Brieven van den nutteloozen toeschouwer by Louis Couperus, read by Anna Simon.

In the Field (1914-1915) by Marcel Dupont, read by FNH.

Over the Top by Arthur Empey, read by Mark F. Smith.

Group Readings

The Escape of a Princess Pat by George Pearson.

Canada’s Hundred Days: With the Canadian Corps from Amiens to Mons, Aug. 8 – Nov. 11, 1918. Part One Amiens, by John Frederick Livesay.

Observations of an Orderly by Ward Muir.

A School History of the Great War by Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson.

Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915 Anonymous, attributed to Kathleen Luard.

War Poetry

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae.

The Unconquered Dead by John McCrae.

Smile, Smile, Smile by Wilfred Owen.

Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen.

Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen.

The Soldier by Rupert Brooke.

Short Non-fiction Items

Bombardment of the Dardanelles, read by Bellona Times.

Haig Strikes Near Arras, read by Esther.

The First World War - Selections from the Manchester Guardian, read by Carl Manchester.

Austrian Emperor to Take Command at Vienna Headquarters, read by James Smith.

December 2009: Christmas


Christmas Holidays at Merryvale by Alice Hale Burnett, read by Kara Shallenberg.

The Christmas Angel by Abbie Farwell Brown, read by Jan McGillivray.

Peace On Earth, Good-Will To Dogs by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, read by Allyson Hester.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

The Spirit of Christmas by Henry van Dyke, read by Jan MacGillivray

The Spirit of Christmas by Henry van Dyke, read by David Leeson.

Told after Supper by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Ruth Golding.

Dutch: Een Kerstlied in Proza by Charles Dickens, read by Bart de Leeuw

Group Readings

The Birds’ Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin.

Old Christmas by Washington Irving.

Santa Claus’s Partner by Thomas Nelson Page

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Poetry, Short Stories and Song

Music On Christmas Morning by Anne Bronte

Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.

A second collection of Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.

Christmas Carol Collection 2009.

2006 Carol Collection

German: Adventskalender 2009

Multilingual: The annual Christmas Short Works Collections from 2006 - 2009.

Christmas Poetry and Hymn Collection