Staff Picks 2010

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Introduction

Here are the audiobooks which featured as Staff Picks in 2010. More details of these selections may be found on the linked blog posts. Have a look at the main Staff Picks page for picks of other years.

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 2010

January 2010: (as posted on the Internet Archive)

Solos

The Agony Column by Earl Derr Biggers, read by peac.

D-99 by H.B. Fyfe, read by Jerry Pyle.

French: Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud, read by Jc Guan.

Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini, read by Gord Mackenzie.

The Seventh Man by Max Brand, read by Robert Keiper.

The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865 by Leander Stillwell, read by Sue Anderson.

Group Readings

The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard.

The Lost Stradivarius by John Meade Falkner.

An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham.

Wanted – 7 Fearless Engineers! by Warner Van Lorne, a pseudonym of F. Orlin Tremaine.



March 2010: Our Readers’ Favourites – Old and New

Solos

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan, read by Adrian Praetzellis.

The Parenticide Club by Ambrose Bierce, read by Peter Yearsley.

The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer, read by Elaine Tweddle.

The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson, read by J. M. Smallheer.

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, read by Alex Foster.

The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson, read by Alan Winterrowd.

Group Readings

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley, read by Christie Nowak and Clive Catterall.

Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein.

The First Fifty Digits of Pi.

Poetry

Selected Poems by Christina & Dante Gabriel Rossetti, read by Leonard Wilson.



October 2010: Autumn Leaves

Fiction

The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy, read by Tadhg. (Autumn theme - forest)

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, read by Lizzy Driver. (October 1667: Death of J. Swift)

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, group recording. (First Week in October: Children's Book Week; October 1890: Death of C. Collodi)

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, read by Roger Melin. (October 1818 (old calender): Birth of I. Turgenev)

The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth by H. G. Wells, read by Alex C. Telander. (October 16: World Food Day/Food Engineer Day)

Non-Fiction

Third Class in Indian Railways by Mohandas K. Gandhi, group recording. (October 2nd: Int. Day of Non-Violence = Gandhi's Birthday (1867) = National Holiday in India)

From October to Brest-Litovsk by Leon Trotsky, read by Rebecca. (Red October - Russian Revolution 1917)

Good Sense by Baron Paul Henri Thiry d'Holbach, read by Roger Melin. (October 12: Freethought Day)

Play

Richard III by William Shakespeare, dramatic reading. (October 1452: Birth of Richard III of England)

Poetry

Second April Collection by Edna St. Vincent-Millay, read by Kristin Hughes. (Autumn theme - poem "The Death of Autumn")



November 2010: Fogs of November

Fiction

Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn, group recording. (November theme: ghosts)

Therese Raquin by Emile Zola, group recording. (November theme: horror)

The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell, read by Jane Greensmith. (November 1865: Death of E. Gaskell)

The Lancashire Witches by Harrison Ainsworth, read by Andy Minter. (November theme: witches)

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Raven Ed, Vol. 2) by Edgar Allan Poe, group recording. (November theme: horror)

Non-Fiction

The Diary of a Dead Officer by Arthur Graeme West, read by Ruth Golding. (November 11: Remembrance Day)

The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell, group recording. (November 18: International Philosophy Day)

Famous Men of Modern Times by John H. Haaren, group recording. (November 19: International Men's Day)

Dramatic Reading

Dracula by Bram Stoker, dramatic reading. (November 1847: Birth of B. Stoker)

Poetry

Poems and Prose for the Departed, Vol 1 by Various, read by Ruth Golding. (November 1/2: All Saints/Souls Day)


Note: The books from this collection got downloaded 38578 times in November 2010.



December 2010: December Holidays

Fiction

Adventskalender 2010 by various, group recording in German. (December theme: Advent)

Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock, read by Debra Lynn. (30. December 1869: Birth of S. Leacock)

Grimms' Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm, group recording. (16. December 1859: Death of Wilhelm Grimm)

The Christmas Angel by Abbie F. Brown, read by Jan MacGillivray. (December theme: Christmas)

The Upas Tree by Florence L. Barclay, read by MaryAnn. (2. December 1862: Birth of F. Barclay)

Non-Fiction

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, read in 21 languages. (December 10: Human Rights Day)

The Nobel Prize in 1904 by various, group recording. (December 10: Nobel Prize Ceremony)

The Quest of the Historical Jesus by Albert Schweitzer, read by JoeD. (December theme: Christmas - birth of Jesus)

Play

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, drama. (December theme: Twelfth Night - End of Christmas Season)

Poetry

Snow Bound by John G. Whittier, read by Paul Henry Tremblay . (17. December 1807: Birth of J.G. Whittier)


Note: The books from this collection got downloaded 12304 times in December 2010.