Staff Picks 2018

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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 2018

January 2018: Sounds Great!


Aaron's Rod by D. H. Lawrence, read by Bill Boerst

Der arme Spielmann by Franz Grillparzer, read in German by Availle

The First Violin by Jessie Fothergill, read by Sandra G.

Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy, read by Rachel Lintern

A Cathedral Singer by James Lane Allen, read by David Wales


How to Listen to Music by Henry E. Krehbiel, group recording

Chopin: the Man and Music by James Huneker, group recording

Music Notation and Terminology by Karl Wilson Gehrkens, group recording


Confidences d'un joueur de Clarinette, by Erckmann-Chatrian, French drama


Folk Ballad Collection 001, by Various, read and sung by LibriVoxers

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 3895 times in January 2018.

February 2018: Cold, Cold Winter


The Bobbsey Twins at Snow Lodge by Laura Lee Hope, group recording

The Land of the Frozen Suns by Bertrand W. Sinclair, read by Roger Melin

The Case of the Pocket Diary Found in the Snow by Augusta Groner, read by Dawn Larsen

Snow Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt, read by Roger Melin

In Winter by Yosef Hayim Brenner, read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau


Auf Schneeschuhen übers Gebirge by Fridtjof Nansen, group recording in German

Adrift on an Ice Pan by Sir Wilfred Grenfell, read by Sean Michael Hogan

A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson, read by Lee Smalley


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, by Jessie Braham White, drama


The Snowflake and Other Poems, by Arthur Weir, group recording

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 4048 times in February 2018.

March 2018: Feed Me!


Tea-table Talk by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Ruth Golding

Make Mine Homogenized by Rick Raphael, read by Gregg Margarite

John Dough and the Cherub by L. Frank Baum, group recording

The Harvester by Gene Stratton-Porter, read by Cindy Steib

Bei Tische - eine gastrosophische Novelle by Otto Roquette, read in German by Crln Yldz Ksr


Six Cups of Coffee by Various, group recording

The Lord's Table by Andrew Murray, read by Phil Snyder

No Animal Food & Diet With Vegetable Reipes by Rupert H. Wheldon, read by Ben Adams


An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, by Louise May Alcott, dramatic reading


Rhymed Receipts for Any Occasion, by Imogen Clark, read by Betsie Bush

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 14437 times in March 2018.

April 2018: To Spring


Easter Lily by Amanda M. Douglas, group recording

The Diary of a Goose Girl by Kate Douglas Wiggin, read by Maria Therese

Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev, read by tovarisch

April's Lady by Mrs. Hungerford, group recording

Ausgewaehlte Novellen by Guy de Maupassant, read in German by Hokuspokus


ABC of Vegetable Gardening by Eben Eugene Rexford, read by Bill Boerst

The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour by Sir Alfred Edward East, read by Sue Anderson

Across Asia on a Bicycle by T. G. Allen and W. L Sachtleben, group recording


Love is the Best Doctor, by Moliere, drama


Easter Carols, by Louisa P.S. Hopkins, group recording

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 20347 times in April 2018.

May 2018: Revolutions


Gadsby by Ernest V. Wright, group recording

Outlaws of Ravenhurst by Sister M. Imelda Wallace, read by Maria Therese

Gloriana, or The Revolution of 1900 by Florence Dixie, read by Mark Nelson

The Gadfly by Ethel L. Voynich, group recording

No Surrender by Constance E. Maud, read by Lisa Reichert


A German Deserter's War Experience by anonymous, read by Lee Smalley

The Story of Peterloo by Francis A. Bruton, read by Phil Benson

Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days by Annie L. Burton, read by Michele Fry


The Naturewoman, by Upton Sinclair, drama


Rebel Verses, by Bernard Gilbert, group recording

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 15138 times in May 2018.

June 2018: Travel Plans


Megane by Toson Shimazaki, read in Japanese by ekzemplaro

Meridiana by Jules Verne, group recording

The City of the Sun by Tommaso Campanella, read by Rapunzelina

Dave Dashaway Around the World by Roy Rockwood, read by Scott Danneker

The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells, group recording


Through East Anglia in a Motor Car by James Edmund Vincent, read by TND

Southern Arabia by Mabel and Theodore Bent, group recording

The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry Garrard, read by Kevin Green


The Admirable Crichton, by J. M. Barrie, play


Poems on Travel, by various authors, group recording

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 14973 times in June 2018.

July 2018: Crimes and Passion


Irrungen, Wirrungen by Theodor Fontane, read in German by Hans Hafen

Time Crime by H. Beam Piper, read by Mark Nelson

La Fabrique de Crimes by Paul Feval Fils, read in French by ezwa

The Countess of Lowndes Square and Other Stories by E. F. Benson, group recording

The Flaw in the Chrystal by May Sinclair, read by Expatriate


Survivor's Tales of Famous Crimes by Walter Wood, group recording

Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne by Dorothy Osborne, group recording

The Chronicles of Crime Vol. 1 by Camden Pelham, read by Kevin Green


There are Crimes and Crimes, by August Strindberg, play


Poems of Passion, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, read by Joy Chan

Note: The books from this selection got downloaded 8709 times in July 2018.

August 2018: Celebrations!


The Birthday Party, a Story for Little Folks by Oliver Optic, read by Lucy Burgoyne

And so They were Married by Florence Morse Kingsley, read by Michele Eaton

Jolanthes Hochzeit by Hermann Sudermann, read in German by Karlsson

Bobby in Search of a Birthday by Lebbeus Mitchell, read by Teresa Baumann

The Garden Party by Katharine Mansfield, read by Lucy Burgoyne

Princess Mary's Gift Book by various authors, group recording


Celebration of Dialects and Accents, Vol. 1 by Aesop, group recording

Magna Carta Commemoration Essays by various authors, group recording


The Tinker's Wedding, by John Millington Synge, play


200th Anniversary Collection, by Robert Browning, group recording

September 2018: On School


Baseball Joe at Yale by Howard R. Garis, read by Donald Cummings

The Three Midshipmen by William Henry Giles Kingston, group recording

Mothering on Perilous by Lucy S. Furman, read by Laura Victoria

田舎教師 (Inaka Kyoshi) by Katai Tayama, read in Japanese by ekzemplaro

The Treasure by Kathleen Norris, read by Kristel Tretter


Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It by William Walker Atkinson, read by Roger Melin

In Time Of Emergency: A Citizen's Handbook On Nuclear Attack, Natural Disasters by the US Office of Civil Defense, read by TriciaG

Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education by Horace Mann, read by Maria Kasper


The School for Husbands by Molière, translated by Henri van Laun, play


L' Art d'être grand-père by Victor Hugo, read in French by Bernard

October 2018: Colored Leaves in the Dark


Seven Autumn Leaves From Fairyland by E. Cunningham, group recording

Sonata de otoño: memorias del marqués de Bradomín by Ramón del Valle-Inclán, read in Spanish by Mongope

The Rain-Girl by Herbert George Jenkins, read by Anna Simon

路上 (Rojyoo) by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, read in Japanese by ekzemplaro

Heart of Darkness (version 2) by Joseph Conrad, read by Bob Neufeld


The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 08 - 03. March 1897 by various authors, group recording

The Martyrs of Science, or, the Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler by David Brewster, read by bala

Light and Peace: Instructions for Devout Souls to Dispel Their Doubts and Allay Their Fears by Carlo Giuseppe Quadrupani, read by Dave7


Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill, play


Autumn Leaves: Original Pieces in Prose and Verse edited by Anne Wales Abbot, group recording

November 2018: WWI - Endings


The Marne: a tale of the war by Edith Wharton, read by Elizabeth Klett

Three Soldiers by John Dos Passos, read by mb

עולה (Injustice), with excerpt from The Escaping Club by Yosef Haim Brenner & A. J. Evans, read by Omri Lernau

The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West, read by Elizabeth Klett


The Sword of Deborah by F. Tennyson Jesse, read by MaryAnn

How I Filmed the War by Geoffrey H. Malins, read by R. S. Steinberg

The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings, group reading

Kurze Aufklärungen über Wesen und Ziel des Pazifismus by Alfred Hermann Fried, read in German by schrm


Rada; A Belgian Christmas Eve by Alfred Noyes, read by David Wales


Ardours and Endurances by Robert Nichols, group recording

December 2018: There's Always Hope!


Little Miss Grasshopper by Johanna Spyri, translated by Helen B. Dole, read by Devorah Allen

The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins, group reading

Παραμύθι χωρίς όνομα (Tale Without Name) by Penelope Delta, read in Greek by Rapunzelina

The Story of a Nodding Donkey by Laura Lee Hope, read by Nan Dodge


The Upward Path: A Reader For Colored Children by various, group reading

The Future of the Women's Movement by Helena Swanick, group reading

Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay by Immanuel Kant, translated by W. Hastie, read by D.E. Wittkower

Zum ewigen Frieden. Ein philosophischer Entwurf by Immanuel Kant, read in German by Christian Al-Kadi

The Hope of the Gospel by George MacDonald, read by Jordan


Whittington and his Cat by E. L. Blanchard, play


It Can Be Done by various, group recording