Our LibriVox Listening Wish List

We are huge fans of LibriVox. I don’t have children who enjoy reading but they do appreciate listening to good literature. Over the years we have listened to many classic “books on tape” that might have otherwise been totally ignored by them. Because of this venue, they have been exposed to authors like C.S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ann Sewell, Roald Dahl, Louisa May Alcott, and several others, enjoying many of the titles written by each of these authors. This year, in addition to the books they will read independently, I have a wish list of titles found on LibriVox that I would love for us to enjoy together. This list is based on suggested titles for college bound students. I plan to let the kids take turns selecting titles to listen to. While this is an ambitious list, I hope we will be able to listen to at least one title a week. At least that is my goal.

If you click on the titles below they will take you to that page with the audios on LibriVox. However, I find that at times LibriVox experiences some internet issues and the pages fail to load. I just keep trying. I usually download the files and save them to a CD so that we can listen wherever we are so long as we have a device that reads MP3 files.

Jane Austen- Emma,  Pride and Prejudice

Charlotte Brontë- Jane Eyre

Emily Brontë- Wuthering Heights

AntonChekhov- The Cherry Orchard

Joseph Conrad- Lord Jim

Daniel Defoe- Robinson Crusoe

Charles Dickens (one of my personal favorite authors)-Bleak House, The Cricket on the Hearth, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Hard Times, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, A Tale of Two Cities

Alexandre Dumas- The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, The Man in the Iron Mask

George Elliot-Silas Marner

Benjamin Franklin- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Thomas Hardy- The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Return of the Native, Tess of the Durbervilles, Under the Greenwood Tree

Nathaniel Hawthorne- The Scarlet Letter, The House of Seven Gables

Homer- The Illiad, The Odyssey

Victor Hugo- The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Henrik Isben- A Doll’s House

Henry James- The Turn of The Screw

James Joyce- Dubliners, A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man

Franz Kafka- The Metamorphosis

Sinclair Lewis- Main Street

Jack London- (we have already read White Fang and The Call of the Wild) The Sea Wolf

Niccolo Machiaveilli- The Prince

Christopher Marlowe- Dr. Faustus

Herman Melville- Moby Dick

Edgar Allan Poe- The Works of Edgar Allan Poe-The Raven Edition

George Bernard Shaw- Pygmalion

Mary Shelley- Frankenstein

Upton Sinclair- The Jungle

Sophocles- Antigone

Robert Louis Stevenson- Treasure Island, The Black Arrow, Kidnapped

Jonathan Swift- Gulliver’s Travels

William Makepeace Thakery- Vanity Fair

Henry David Thoreau- Walden

Leo Tolstoy- Anna Karenina

Ivan Turgenev- Fathers and Sons

Edith Wharton- The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth

Walt Whitman- Leaves of Grass

Oscar Wilde- The Picture of Dorian Gray

Booker T. Washington- Up From Slavery

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