Open Audiobooks Project

August 16th, 2004 by Ross Scaife

Ryan Gabbard has recently begun a new and interesting collaborative project:

The goal of the Open Audiobooks Project is for volunteers to work together to create audio books of public domain texts for people to freely download, distribute, and modify. While the results will probably not be a match for books read by professional readers, we hope they will nonetheless be enjoyable and useful.

The inspiration for this project was when a bunch of bloggers got together and made an audio book of Lawrence Lessig’s Free Culture in just a few days by having different people record different chapters.

…Our pilot project is to create an audiobook for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, since most people like it and it is divided into small chapters convenient for reading.

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