Staff Picks 2020
- 1 Introduction
- 2 LibriVox Staff Picks 2020
- 2.1 January 2020: World Tour 2020: Australia, New Zealand and Thereabouts
- 2.2 February 2020: World Tour 2020: South and Central America
- 2.3 March 2020: World Tour 2020: Central and South Africa
- 2.4 April 2020: World Tour 2020: Northern Africa and Arabia
- 2.5 May 2020: World Tour 2020: Southern Europe
- 2.6 June 2020: World Tour 2020: Central Europe and the British Isles
- 2.7 July 2020: World Tour 2020: Scandinavia and the Baltics
- 2.8 August 2020: Happy 15th Anniversary!
- 2.9 September 2020: World Tour 2020: Eastern Europe
- 2.10 October 2020: World Tour 2020: Asia
- 2.11 November 2020: World Tour 2020: North America
- 2.12 December 2020: All As One
The audiobooks which feature as Staff Picks in 2020 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 2020
Let's go on another world tour in 2020!
January 2020: World Tour 2020: Australia, New Zealand and Thereabouts
Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Lad by Rosa Campbell Praed, read by Kirsty Leishman
The Story of a New Zealand River by Jane Mander, read by Gail Timmerman Vaughn
On Our Selection by Steele Rudd, read by Son of the Exiles
Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope, read by Simon Evers
Island Nights Entertainments by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Tony Addison
History of Australia and New Zealand from 1696 to 1890 by George Sutherland, group recording
The Gladstone Colony by James Francis Hogan, read by Timothy Ferguson
The South Pole by Roald Amundsen, group recording
Mrs. Pretty and the Premier, by Arthur Adams, play
In the Days when the World was Wide and Other Verses by Henry Lawson, group recording
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 11037 times in January 2020.
February 2020: World Tour 2020: South and Central America
Fairy Tales from Brazil by Elsie Spicer Eells, group recording
Antologia de Cuentos Hispanoamericanos by Various Authors, read in Spanish by LibriVoxateers
O Mulato by Aluisio Azevedo, read in Portuguese by Adriana Secciotto
Memorias Postumas de Bras Cubas by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, read in Brazilian Portuguese by Leni
Las Fuerzas Extranas by Leopoldo Lugones, read in Spanish by Victor Villaraza
The Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition and the Telegraph Line Commission by Candido Mariano Da Silva Rondon, group recording
The Emancipation of South America by Bartolome Mitre, read by Piotr
Zone Policeman 88 by Harry A. Franck, group recording
Oroonoko, by Thomas Southerne, play
Fausto by Estanislao del Campo, read in Spanish by mariemdover
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 15629 times in February 2020.
March 2020: World Tour 2020: Central and South Africa
Dreams by Olive Schreiner, read by Noel Badrian
Nada the Lily by H. Rider Haggard, read by Phil Benson
In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz, group recording
The Man-Eater by Edgar Rice Burroughs, read by Joseph de Noia
Folk Stories From Southern Nigeria, West Africa by Elphinstone Dayrell, group recording
Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Africa by Frank G. Carpenter, read by BettyB
Biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua by Samuel Downing Moore, read by Leni
Sleeping Sickness by Fleming Mant Sandwith, read by Pam Nagami
The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, by Hugh Lofting, dramatic reading
The Poetry of South Africa by Alexander Wilmot (ed.), group recording
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 14113 times in March 2020.
April 2020: World Tour 2020: Northern Africa and Arabia
It Happened in Egypt by Charles & Alice Williamson, read by Sibella Denton
Tor, A Street Boy of Jerusalem by Florence M. Kingsley, read by Patrick Saville
The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night group recording
The Myths of Babylonia and Assyria by Donald Mackenzie, group recording
The World's Story Vol. 3: Egypt, Africa, and Arabia by Eva March Tappan (ed.), group recording
The Secret of the Sahara: Kufara by Rosita Forbes, read by Steve Seitel
With the Royal Army Medical Corps in Egypt by Tickner Edwardes, read by Steve C.
Tabai al Istibdad Wa Masari Al Istibad by Abd al Rahman al Kawakibi, group recording
The Persians, by Aeschylus, drama
A Multilingual Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam, group recording
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 12098 times in April 2020.
May 2020: World Tour 2020: Southern Europe
Priče iz Davnine by Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, read in Croatian by Josip B.
The Alhambra by Washinton Irving, read by David Wales
La Punyalada: Novela Montanyenca by Marian Vayreda, read in Catalan by ipujolar
I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga, read in Italian by Lisa Caputo
Stories by Foreign Authors - Spanish by Various, group recording
The Consitutions of the Athenians by Aristotle, read in Modern Greek by karampas1968
Celebrated Crimes: Ali Pacha by Alexandre Dumas, read by John van Stam
Gallipoli Diary by John Graham Gillam, read by Sue Anderson
Hecyra: The Mother in Law, by Terence, drama
Sonetos - Poemas Filosoficos by Luís Vaz de Camões, group recording in Portuguese
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 10037 times in May 2020.
An Heilige Wassern by Jakob Christoph Heer, read in German by Eva K.
The Fair Maid of Perth by Sir Walter Scott, group recording
Hoe hij raad van Indie werd by Paul Adriaan Daum, read in Dutch by Marcel Coenders
Legendes Rustiques by George Sand, group recording in French
The Fate of Fenella by 24 authors, group recording
Some Haunted Houses of England and Wales by Elliott O'Donnell, group recording
The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators by Hendrik van Loon, group recording
Bismarck by Georges Lacour Gayet, read by Pamela Nagami
George Dandin, by Moliere, French drama
Unser täglich Gift by Otfried Krzyzanowski, group recording in German
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 6125 times in June 2020.
Juha by Juhani Aho, read in Finnish by a group of LibriVoxers
The Power of a Lie by Johan Bojer, read by Lee Smalley
En Nyckfull Kvinna by Emilie Flygare Carlen, read in Swedish by a group of LibriVoxers
Pelle The Conqueror Vol. 1 by Martin Andersen Nexø, read by Greg W.
Lisbeth Longfrock by Hans Aanrud, read by Annise
Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen, read by Sharon Riskedahl
Piloting Directions for the Gulf of Finland by John W. Norie, group recording
The World's Story Volume 8 by Eva March Tappan, group recording
The Ghost Sonata, by August Strindberg, drama
Elder and Younger Eddas by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson, group recording
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 3406 times in July 2020.
August 2020: Happy 15th Anniversary!
In this special birthday edition, we looked at projects that 15 years ago seemed very ambitious - and which we have achieved since!
All Plays by William Shakespeare, some even multiple versions and/or in other languages.
7 versions of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
11 versions of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
25 English versions plus 22 multilingual ones of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in more than 50 languages
The original French plus 4 translations of 20000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
The original Spanish plus 3 translations of Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The original French plus 3 translations of all 5 volumes of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3 complete versions of The Holy Bible, one of them in Spanish
A complete English version of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Der Abenteuerliche Simplicissimus by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen in German
Ulysses by James Joyce
Natuurlijke Historie voor de Jeugd by de Schoolmeester, recorded at a group meeting of our Dutch members
13 of 15 volumes of Novelle per un anno by Luigi Pirandello in Italian
September 2020: World Tour 2020: Eastern Europe
Krysař by Viktor Dyk, read in Czech by Kudrna
Libussa by Johann Musäus, read by Carolin
The Dreamer of Dreams by Marie of Romania, read by a group of LibriVoxers
Arye Baal Guf by Hayyim Nachman Bialik, read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau
Tales from Jókai by Mór Jókai, read by Availle
Silhouettes of Russian Writers by Yuly Aykhenvald, read in Russian by Mark Chulsky
Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, read by Christian Pecaut
The History of the Jews in Russia and Poland by Simon Dubnow, read by S S Kim
Moralnosc Pani Dulskiej, by Gabriela Zapolska, read in Polish by Violet B Czaykowska
Epic of the Forgotten by Iva Vazov, read in Bulgarian by a group of LibriVoxers
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 6327 times in September 2020.
October 2020: World Tour 2020: Asia
Cowherd and Weaver Girl by Mingshi Zhu, read in Chinese by Guomin Do
Filibusterismo by Jose Rizal, read by Availle
At the Point of the Bayonet by G. A. Henty, read by a group of LibriVoxers
Tales of Old Japan by Lord Redesdale, read by a group of LibriVoxers
Sekar Karya by various authors, read in Javanese by a group of Librivoxers
Glimpses of Bengal by Rabindranath Tagore, read by Bhavya
Drugging a Nation by Samuel Merwin, read by Edmund Bloxam
The Afghan Wars 1839 - 43 and 1878 - 80 by Archibald Forbes, read by Phil Griffiths
Alexander the Great, by Jean Racine, play
Mga Piling Tula Mula sa Butang Hininga by Pascual de Leon, read in Tagalog by April Gomzales
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 13384 times in October 2020.
November 2020: World Tour 2020: North America
Flower of the North by James Oliver Curwood, read by Roger Melin
The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White, read by knotyouraveragejo
Armand Durand by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon, read by Bruce Pirie
The Quest of the Silver Fleece by W. E. B. DuBois, read by a group of LibriVoxers
Monja y casada, virgen y martir by Vicente Riva Palacio, read in Spanish by Joyfull
Historia verdada de la conquista de la nueve Espana by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, read in Spanish by Tux
Tecumseh by Ethel T. Raymond, read by a group of LibriVoxers
Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington, read by a group of LibriVoxers
A Summer in a Canyon, by Kate Douglas Wiggin, dramatic reading
The Song of Hugh Glass by Neihardt John, read by Nathan
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 86619 times in November 2020.
December 2020: All As One
Before Adam by Jack London, read by Tom Weiss
Love Stories Vol. 1 by various authors, read by various LibriVoxers
Myths and Legends Around the World Vol. 1 by various authors, read by various LibriVoxers
The Magic World by E. Nesbit, read by a group of LibriVoxers
A Journey in Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor, read by Tom Weiss
The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath by William Walker Atkinson, read by Mike Justice
Common Sense, How to Exercise It by Yoritomo Tashi, read by Thomas Rose
Association Football and How to Play it by John Cameron, read by Ben Adams
The Frogs, by Aristophanes, play
The World's Best Poetry vol. 4 - The Higher Life by various poets, read by various LibriVoxers
Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 3763 times in December 2020.