Staff Picks 2019
- 1 Introduction
- 2 LibriVox Staff Picks 2019
- 2.1 January 2019: Epic Resolutions
- 2.2 February 2019: What’s so Funny?
- 2.3 March 2019: Women's March
- 2.4 April 2019: A Man's World
- 2.5 May 2019: The Quest for Freedom
- 2.6 June 2019: Let's Hear it for the Kids!
- 2.7 July 2019: Summer Love
- 2.8 August 2019: LibriVox is 14!
- 2.9 September 2019: Home Sweet Home
- 2.10 October 2019: Our Best Friends
- 2.11 November 2019: Lurking in the Dark
- 2.12 December 2019: A Spiritual Time
The audiobooks which feature as Staff Picks in 2019 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 2019
January 2019: Epic Resolutions
War and Peace by Leo Tolstory, group recordings
Middlemarch (version 2) by George Eliot, read by Margaret Espaillat
Le Comte de Monte-Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, group recording in French
The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray, read by Nick Bulka
Varney, the Vampyre Vols. 1-3 by Thomas Prest, group recordings
Gray's Anatomy by Henry Gray, group recordings
la Historia de Heródoto by Herodotus, translated by Bartolomé Pou, read in Spanish by Tux
The Life of Jesus Critically Examined by David Friedrich Strauss, translated by George Eliot, read by Leni
The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, read by Thomas A. Copeland
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 37271 times in January 2019.
February 2019: What’s so Funny?
Humour of the North by various, group recording
Bildergeschichten by Wilhelm Busch, group recording in German
The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare
The Mirror Of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah, read by David Wales
Historia de la vida del Buscón, llamado Don Pablos, ejemplo de vagabundos y espejo de tacaños by Francisco de Quevedo, read in Spanish by Epachuko
My Mark Twain by William Dean Howells, read by Denny Sayers
The Enemies of Books by William Blades, read by Maria Kaspar
English as She is Wrote by Anonymous, read by TriciaG
Wappin' Wharf: A Frightful Comedy of Pirates by Charles S. Brooks, play
Sonnets of a Budding Bard by Nixon Waterman, group recording
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 15612 times in February 2019.
March 2019: Women's March
Die Reise nach Tilsit by Hermann Sudermann, read in German by Karlsson
Langs een omweg by A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint, read in Dutch by Anna Simon
Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green, group recording
La Comédie Humaine: La Femme de trente ans by Honoré de Balzac, read in French by Ezwa
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, group recording
War and Women by Mabel Annie Stobart, read by Celine Major
In Defense of Women by H. L Mencken, read by ML Cohen
Heroines of Fiction by William Dean Howells, read by Jim Locke
The Parson's Wedding by Thomas Killigrew, play
Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics by Bliss Carman, read by Peter Yearsley
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 6712 times in March 2019.
April 2019: A Man's World
The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum, read by Don W. Jenkins
Eddie of Jackson's Gang by Brother Ernest Ryan, read by Maria Therese
The Man Who Lost Himself by H. De Vere Stacpoole, read by Roger Melin
Mr. Harrison's Confessions by Elizabeth Gaskell, read by Noel Badrian
The Lesson of the Master by Henry James, read by Nicholas Clifford
Father and Son by Edmund Gosse, group recording
40 Seasons of First-Class Cricket by Richard Gorton Barlow, read by Phil Benson
George and Robert Stepehnson by Samuel Smiles, read by Andy Minter
The Good-Natured Man by Oliver Goldsmith, play
Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Lomax, group recording
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 6528 times in April 2019.
May 2019: The Quest for Freedom
The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, read by Expatriate
The Penal Cluster by Rendall Garrett, read by Phil Chenevert
The Trial of Callista Blake by Edgar Pangborn, read by Roger Melin
Seven Wives and Seven Prisons by L.A. Abbott, read by Nathalie J.
Claude Gueux by Victor Hugo, read by a group of LibriVox volunteers in French
Prisoner for Blasphemy by George William Foote, read by Rob Marland
J'accuse by Emile Zola, read in French by Ezwa
Briefe aus dem Gefaengnis by Rosa Luxemburg, read in German by Hokuspokus
The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, dramatic reading
Bars and Shadows by Ralph Chaplin, read by Ben Adams
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 8466 times in May 2019.
June 2019: Let's Hear it for the Kids!
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, read by Mama Bear and Barbara Bear
The Quest of the Golden Pearl by John Robert Hutchinson, group recording
Das Ruebezahlbuch by Carl Hauptmann, read in German by a group of LibriVox volunteers
El Raton Perez / Perez the Mouse by Luis Coloma, read in English and Spanish
Elsje by A.C. Kuiper, read by Hanny Gunninck in Dutch
Insect Adventures by Jean-Henri Fabre, group recording
Indian Boyhood by Ohiyesa, aka Charles Alexander Eastman, read by Carol Pester
How to Tell Stories to Children by Sara Cone Bryant, group recording
Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll, dramatic reading
The Rocket Book by Peter Newell, read by Denny Sayers
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 4342 times in June 2019.
July 2019: Summer Love
Une Rencontre by William Dean Howells, read in French by Margot
The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter, read by Mike Pelton
Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta by Johannes Linnankoski, read in Finnish as a group recording
Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing, read by Jim Locke
Love of Zion by Abraham Mapu, read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau
Love Romances of the Aristocracy by Thornton Hall, group recording
The Three Great Virtues - Three Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson, read by Robert Scott
Unmasked or the Science of Immorality by Mary Edwards Walker, read by Pamela Nagami
Kilmeny of the Orchard by Lucy Maud Montgomery, dramatic reading
Edwy by Ann Radcliffe, read by Grant Hurlock
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 5798 times in July 2019.
August 2019: LibriVox is 14!
Contos Phantasticos by Teofilo Braga, read in Portuguese by a group of LibriVoxers
De H. B. S. Tijd van Joop ter Heul by Cissy Van Marxveldt, read in Dutch by lezer
Obryv by Ivan Goncharov, read in Russian by tovarisch
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, read by Michele Fry
Three Stories and Ten Poems by Ernest Hamingway, read by KevinS
Use of the Dead to the Living by Thomas S. Smith, read by David Wales
Understanding Climatic Change by USGARP, read by Warren Kati
The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen by Howard Carter, read by Availle
A Little Bit of Fluff by Walter W. Ellis, drama
Das Schwarze Revier by Paul Zech, read in German by a group of LibriVoxers
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 18385 times in August 2019.
September 2019: Home Sweet Home
Odysseus by Karl Friedrich Becker, read in German by Karlsson
Bruce by Albert Payson Terhune, read by SamR
With Her in Ourland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, group recording
The Return by H. Beam Piper and John J. Mcguire, read by Reynard T. Fox
The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore, group recording
My Trip Abroad by Charlie Chaplin, read by Chuck Williamson
Notes of a War Correspondent by Richard Harding Davis, group recording
Making a Rock Garden by Henry S. Adams, read by Peter Yearsley
The Return of Peter Grimm by David Belasco, drama
Lacplesis by Andrejs Pumpurs, read in Latvian by Kristine Bekere
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 4497 times in September 2019.
October 2019: Our Best Friends
Wilk, psy i ludzie by Adolf Dygasinski, read in Polish by Piotr Nater
The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, read by Tony Addison
I am a Cat by Soseki Natsume, read by Peter Eastman
The Animal Story Book by various authors, group recording
In Search of the Unknown by Robert W. Chambers, read by Peter Eastman
Bert's Treatise of Hawkes and Hawking by Edmund Bert, read by Curt Walton
Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers by John Burroughs, read by Laura Caldwell
The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday, group recording
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting, dramatic reading
Selections from Harris's Cabinet by William Roscoe, read by Phil Benson
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 3886 times in October 2019.
November 2019: Lurking in the Dark
Wybrane Opowiadania by Stefan Grabinski, read in Polish by Piotr Nater
The Cruel Painter by George MacDonald, read by Ned Troxel
O Defunto by Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros, read in Portuguese by Leni
Black Magic by Marjorie Bowen, read by Molly Craig
El Vampiro by Alexandre Dumas, read in Spanish by phileasfogg
Where no Fear Was by Arthur Christopher Benson, group recording
A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers, read by Andrea Fiore
The Coming of the Fairies by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, group recording
The Dream by Joanna Baillie, play
The Spook Ballads by William Theodore Parkes, group recordiing
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 18130 times in November 2019.
December 2019: A Spiritual Time
Adventskalender 2019 by Various authors, group recording in German
Nußknacker und Mausekönig by E.T.A Hoffman, read in German by Hokuspokus
The Christmas Hirelings by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, read by Patti Cunningham
Mr. Beasleys Christmas Party by Booth Tarkington, read by Arnold
The Dead by James Joyce, read by iremonger
Spiritual Exercises by St. Ignatius Loyola, read by Phil Chenevert
Friendship by Hugh Black, read by Mary Ann
The Book of the Dead translated by E. A. Wallis Budge, read by Jim Locke
The Priest and His Disciples by Hyakuzo Kurata, play, read by Expatriate
Morning Bells by Frances Ridley Havergal, read by Jael Baldwin
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 23042 times in December 2019.