Staff Picks 2022

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Introduction

The monthly "Staff Picks" is a set of 10 books from our catalog. Once upon a time, these books were showcased on the main page for LibriVox on archive.org, but this feature has been discontinued. However, the current staff picks are still announced in the "news/blog" section on the LibriVox homepage.

Feel free to suggest any of our completed projects for future staff picks. Please post your suggestions in this thread. Bonus points if they fit the current monthly theme.

The audiobooks which featured as Staff Picks in 2022 will be added here. A short blurb 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.

Enjoy!

LibriVox Staff Picks 2022

Dare we hope that this year we'll beat the pandemic for good? But at least you'll know what to do come the next lockdown...

January 2022: Positive Outlook

Happy New Year 2022! Let’s hope that this year will finally allow us to overcome the pandemic that has held the world hostage for 2 years now… Lift your spirits!

Fiction

The Candle and the Cat by Mary F. Leonard, read by a group of LibriVoxers

The Turn of the Tide by Eleanor H. Porter, read by a group of LibriVoxers

The Ministry of Disturbance by H. Beam Piper, read by Phil Chenevert

Trial and Triumph by Frances E.W. Harper, read by Jim Locke

恩讐の彼方に (Onsyuu no kanata ni) by Kikuchi Kan, read in Japanese by ekzemplaro

Non-Fiction

Infection and Immunity by George M. Sternberg, read by knotyouraveragejo

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, read by Maria

The Consolatione Philosophiae by Boethius, read in Latin by bedwere

Drama

Sunshine, by Walter Ben Hare, play

Poetry

Outlook Odes by T.W.H. Crosland, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 18336 times in January 2022.


February 2022: Not What it Seems...

It is known: February is the coldest month of the year. Or is it? Let’s take a closer look at things that may be different from what you expected.

Fiction

Missing: Page Thirteen by Anna Katharine Green, read by Bev. J. Stevems

Cecilia de Noel by Mary E. Hawker, read by David Wales

I was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon by Richard Sabia, read by Phil Chenevert

An Exchange of Souls by Barry Pain, read by Roger Melin

The Paying Guest by George Gissing, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Non-Fiction

The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ by Nicolas Notovitch, read by a group of LibriVoxers

South Sea Idylls by Charles Stoddard, read by David Wales

Theological Essays by Charles Bradlaugh, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Drama

The Freaks, by Arthur Wing Pinero, play

Poetry

At Dawn and Dusk by Victor Daley, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 3527 times in February 2022.


March 2022: March Love

March brings spring and spring brings love and romance. If you’re ready to go out and find new love – or rekindle an old one.

Fiction

Das Marmorbild by Joseph von Eichendorff, read in German by lorda

Precious Bane by Mary Webb, read by Noel Badrian

The Rose Colored World and other Fantasies by Ethel M. Brodie, read by a group of LibriVoxers

La Papallona by Narcis Oller, read in Catalan by Joan Pujolar

Thyrza by George Gissing, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Non-Fiction

Love Letter Collection 2008 by various authors, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Marriage, it's Ethic and Religion by P. T. Forsyth, read by IntheDesert

Royal Romances of Today by Kellogg Durland, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Drama

Don Juan Tenorio, by Jose Zorrilla y Moral, play read in Spanish by Epachuko

Poetry

Love Songs by Sara Teasdale, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 17628 times in March 2022.


April 2022: Forces of Nature

Spring has come, where Mother Nature awakens after her long sleep. See what she’s got up her sleeves...

Fiction

The Wind by Dorothy Scarborough, read by Availle

Cuentos de la selva para los ninos by Horacio Quiroga, read 'in Spanish by a group of LibriVoxers

Running Water by A.E.W. Mason, read by Nicholas Clifford

The Trawler by James Brendan Connolly, read by Roger Melin

The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat by Laura Lee Hope, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Non-Fiction

Diggers in the Earth by Eva March Tappan, read by April6090

Unser Wald by Curt Grottewitz, read in German by a group of LibriVoxers

The Night the Mountain Fell by Edmund Christopherson, read by David Wales

Drama

Rainy Week, by Eleanor Hallowell, dramatic reading

Poetry

Lyrics of Earth by Archibald Lampman, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 3715 times in April 2022.


May 2022: Back to our Roots

Humanity has been around for some 300,000 years and far indeed we have come in that time! Let’s look back at our common roots.

Fiction

Old Indian Legends by Zitkala-Sa, read by Robert Scott

The Cat of Bubastes by G.A. Henty, read by David Leeson

Under the Andes by Rex Stout, read by Roger Melin

Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio by Songling Pu, read by a group of LibriVoxers

The Volsungasaga by W. Morris and E. Magnusson, read by Corpang

Non-Fiction

Man and His Ancestor by Charles Morris, read by a group of LibriVoxers

The Golden Bough by James Frazer, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Visits to the Dead in the Catacombs of Rome by George Washington Greene, read by David Wales

Drama

Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus, play

Poetry

The Ramayan by Valmiki, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 9122 times in May 2022.


June 2022: Keeping Secrets

Being able to keep secrets is what makes a great friendship. But are all secrets worthy of staying hidden?

Fiction

On Secret Service by William Nelson Taft, read by Roger Melin

Space Platform by Murray Leinster, read by Mark Nelson

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens, read by Alan Chant

L'Aguille Creuse by Maurice Leblanc, read in French by Bidon

The Room in the Dragon Volant by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, read by Elizabeth Klett

Non-Fiction

Secret Chambers and Hiding Places by Allan Fea, read by Peter Yearsley

The Romance of Excavation by David Masters, read by Steven Seitel

Wilderness Ways by William J. Long, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Drama

The Magistrate, by Arthur Wing Pinero, play

Poetry

The Secret Key and Other Verses by George Essex Evans, read by a group of LibriVoxers

Note: The books from this selection were downloaded 13025 times in June 2022.