Staff Picks 2017

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Introduction

The audiobooks which feature as Staff Picks in 2016 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 2017

January 2017: Time to Get Started!

Fiction

First on the Moon by Jeff Sutton, read by Richard Kilmer

Redburn's First Voyage by Herman Melville, read by James K. White

David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd, read by Greg Weeks

Love and Freindship by Jane Austen, read by Cori Samuel

Non-Fiction

The Divine Companion by James Allen, group recording

Prehistoric Men by Robert J. Braidwood, group recording

John Gutenberg, First Master Printer by Franz von Dingelstedt, group recording

South African Memories by Lady Sarah Wilson, read by SallyMC

Drama

Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller, drama

Poetry

The Prelude, by William Wordsworth, group recording

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 7993 times in January 2017.


February 2017: Be my Valentine!

Fiction

French Medaeval Romandes from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France, group recording

Undine by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué., read in German by Karlsson

Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost, read by Mary Bard

He Fell In Love With His Wife by Edward P. Roe, group recording

Salmelan Heinätelkoot by Olli Wuorinen, read in Finnish by Harri Tapani Ylilammi

Non-Fiction

Don't Marry! by James W. Donovan, group recording

Love Letters of Mrs. Piozzi Written When She Was Eighty by Hester Lynch Piozzi, read by Crln Ylz Ksr

The Art of Kissing by Will Rossiter, group recording

Drama

The Maid of Maiden Lane by Amelia E. Barr, drama

Poetry

Rose and Roof Tree, by George Parsons Lathrop, group recording

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 15307 times in February 2017.


March 2017: Love that dare not...

Fiction

The Satyricon by Gaius Petronius Arbiter, group recording

Where Angels Fear to Tread by E. M. Forster, read by Julie Pandya

A L'ombre des Jeues Filles by Marcel Proust, read in French by Bernard

Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein, group recording

Ziska by Marie Corelli, read by ilianthe

Non-Fiction

3 Contributions to the Theory of Sex by Sigmund Freud, group recording

Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey, read by Margaret Espaillat

I, Mary MacLane by MaryMacLane, read by Lynne T.

Drama

The Trial of Oscar Wilde, anonymous court records, dramatic reading

Poetry

Poemas, by Federico Garcia Lorca, read in Spanish by Victor Villaranza

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 11548 times in March 2017.


April 2017: Gather ’round, it’s storytime!

Fiction

Die verkaufte Grossmutter by Hanns Heinz Ewers, group recording in German

The Lion of Saint Mark by G. A. Henty, group recording

Young Readers Science Fiction Stories by Richard M. Elam, read by David Wales

Sunday Morning Storyland by Rev. Wilfrid J. Diamond, read by Maria Therese

Kashtanka by Anton Chekhov, read by Grant Hurlock

Non-Fiction

The Frozen North by Edith Horton, read by Laura Victoria

The Story of the Romans by H. A. Guerber, group recording

Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley, group recording

Drama

Robin Hood, by Amice MacDonell, drama

Poetry

The Littlest One - His Book, by Marion St. John Webb, read by Caro Davy

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 16336 times in April 2017.


May 2017: Laughter is Universal

Fiction

Love Insurance by Earl Derr Biggers, group recording

He by Andrew Lang and Walter H. Pollock, group recording

That House I Bought by Henry E. Warner, read by David Wales

Contes Humoristiques by Theophile Gautier, read by Zeckou in French

The Village That Voted the Earth was Flat by Rudyard Kipling, read by Tony Addison

Non-Fiction

Das Lob der Narrheit by Erasmus von Rotterdam, read by Julia Niedermaier in German

Comic History of the US by Bill Nye, read by Allyson Hester

English as She is Wrote by anonymous, read by Tricia G.

Drama

The Inspector General, by Nikolai Gogol, drama

Poetry

Misrepresenatative Men, by Harry Graham, group recording

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 9143 times in May 2017.


June 2017: A long, long time ago

Fiction

Faraon by Boleslaw Prus, read by Piotr Nater in Polish

The Young Carthaginian by G. A. Henty, group recording

Die Ahnen (Bd. 1: Ingo) by Gustav Freytag, group recording in German

The Gold Sickle by Eugene Sue, read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet and Mike Pelton

Hindoo Tales or the Adventures of 10 Princes by Dandin, read by sid

Non-Fiction

The Tree Dwellers by Katharine E. Dopp, read by knotyouraveragejo

The Manual of Egyptian Archeology by Gaston Maspero, read by Timothy Ferguson

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Edgar J. Banks, group recording

Drama

The Story of the Armada, by Amice MacDonell, drama

Poetry

The Kalevala, by Elias Lönnrot, group recording

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 9339 times in July 2017.


July 2017: Relax, Take It Easy...

Fiction

Greylorn by Keith Laumer, read by Mark F. Smith

The Valiant Runaways by Gertrude Atherton, read by Lynne T.

Who Did It? by Nat Gould, read by Phil Benson

Canne al vento by Grazia Deledda, read by enrica Gampieretti in Italian

October Vagabonds by Richard Le Gallienne, read by Roger Melin

Non-Fiction

St. Rose of Lima: The Flower of the New World by Florence M. Capes, read by Eduardo

The Secret of Everyday Things by Jean-Henri Fabre, read by MaryAnn

https://librivox.org/196-tage-auf-treibender-eisscholle-by-emil-bessels/ 196 Tage auf treibender Eisscholle] by Emil Bessels, read by Availle in German

Drama

Predlozhenie, by Anton Chekhov, drama in Russian

Poetry

Brittain's Ida or Venus and Anchises, by Edmund Spenser, Phineas Fletcher, read by T. A. Copeland

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 12387 times in July 2017.


August 2017: In Memoriam

The Bible - Book of Genesis read in Hebrew by Israel Radvinski (1948 - 2007)

The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton W. Burgess, read by Dorothy Lieder (1915 - 2008)

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Third Watchman read by bryfee (1949 - 2008)

The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise by Abelard and Heloise, read by icyjumbo (1964 - 2010)

Selected Early Poems by William Carlos Williams, read by Alan Davis Drake (1945 - 2010)

The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire, 5 poems read by John E. Farell (1961 - 2014)

Bleak House , by Charles Dickens, read by Cynthia Lyons (1946 - 2011)

The Runaway Skyscraper, by Murray Leinster, read by Gregg Margarite (1957 - 2012)

The Tale of Grandfather Mole by Arthur Scott Bailey, read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)

The Life, Adventures, and Piracies of Captain Singleton, by Daniel Defoe, read by Denny Sayers (- 2015)

Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness by Selma Lagerloef, read by Lars Rolander (1942 - 2016)

The Wrong Box, by R.L. Stevenson & L.Osbourne, read by Andy Minter (1934 - 2017)

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 24776 times in August 2017.


September 2017: Stargazing

Fiction

In the Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells, group recording

Voyage to the Moon by Cyrano de Bergerac, read by Peter Tucker

Under the Witches Moon by Nathan Gallizier, read by Bill Boerst

Auf zwei Planeten by Kurd Lasswitz, group recording in German

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

Non-Fiction

Memoirs and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel by Margaret Herschel, read by Kevin Green

Masters of Space by Walter kellogg Towers, group recording

Practical Talks by an Astronomer by Harold Jacoby, group recording

Drama

Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, drama

Poetry

Sonnets, by Constance Naden, read by Newgatenovelist

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 24674 times in September 2017.


October 2017: Going West

Fiction

Gold by Stewart Edward White, read by Richard Kilmer

Winnetou by Karl May, group recording in German

The Delafield Affair by Florence Finch Kelly, read by Bill Boerst

Wildfire by Zane Grey, read by Tony Oliva

Deadwood Dick's Doom by Edward L. Wheeler, group recording

Non-Fiction

The Boy Scouts Handbook by Boy Scouts of America, group recording

The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate by Eliza P. Donner Houghton, group recording

Indian Heroes andGreat Chieftans by Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa), read by Laura Caldwell

Drama

Our American Cousin, by Tom Taylor, drama

Poetry

The Black Riders and Other Lines, by Stephen Crane, read by T. Tilbe

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 32224 times in October 2017.


November 2017: From the Darkness...

Fiction

The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson, read by Mark Nelson

Eddystone by Wilhelm Jensen, read in German by Rainer

The Man Who Found Out (A Nightmare) by Algernon Blackwood, read by Phil Chenevert

Leyendas by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, group recording in Spanish

Red Arrows in the Night by Daniel A. Lord, read by Maria Therese

Non-Fiction

How to Analyse People on Sight by Elsie and Ralph Benedict, group recording

Celebrated Crimes: Desrues by Alexandre Dumas, read by John van Stan

The Right Way to do Rwong by Harry Houdini, read by Lee Ann Howlett

Drama

The Castle Spectre, by Matthew Lewis, drama

Poetry

The Spook Ballads, by William Theodore Parkes, group recording

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 23344 times in November 2017.



November 2017: From the Darkness...

Fiction

The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson, read by Mark Nelson

Eddystone by Wilhelm Jensen, read in German by Rainer

The Man Who Found Out (A Nightmare) by Algernon Blackwood, read by Phil Chenevert

Leyendas by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, group recording in Spanish

Red Arrows in the Night by Daniel A. Lord, read by Maria Therese

Non-Fiction

How to Analyse People on Sight by Elsie and Ralph Benedict, group recording

Celebrated Crimes: Desrues by Alexandre Dumas, read by John van Stan

The Right Way to do Wrong by Harry Houdini, read by Lee Ann Howlett

Drama

The Castle Spectre, by Matthew Lewis, drama

Poetry

The Spook Ballads, by William Theodore Parkes, group recording

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 12387 times in November 2017.



December 2017: ... Into the Light

Fiction

A Romance of Two Worlds by Marie Corelli, read by Amy Gramour

Die Weltwanderer by Karl Gjellerup, grouprecording in German

The Wizard by H. Rider Haggard, read by Michael Monhollon

Christmas, a Story by Zona Gale, read by Jacquerie

Rejected of Men, a Story of Today by Howard Pyle, read by David Wales

Non-Fiction

The Confessions of Al Ghazali by Al Ghazali, group recording

The Path of Light by Shanti Deva, read by Eric Metzler

Sermons on Several Occasions by John Wesley, group recording

Drama

Ben Hur, by Lew Wallace, dramatic reading

Poetry

Hofgedachten, by Jacob Cats, read in Dutch by sv1637