The Open Audiobooks Project is a new initiative where volunteers contribute their recording of a chapter of a book in the public domain. These recordings will be freely available for download when they are complete. Their first project is Pride and Prejudice, which seems like an excellent choice: in my opinion, it's among the most purely entertaining of the accepted "classics" of English literature. In other words, you'll like it even though it's something your high school English teacher would have wanted you to read.
It looks like they're still seeking volunteers, so if you want to give it a shot, head over to the site and sign up. One of the neat things about this project is that the initiators recognize that there might be value in having works read by ordinary people rather than professional readers. I'm looking forward to sampling the results.Posted by at August 13, 2004 10:11 AM