Release your free voice

On LIBRIVOX you can find acoustical liberation of books in the public domain. It's an impressive place on the Internet where everyone can listen to audio books freely. Today, and starting our approach to Librivox, we bring you a classic masterpiece.

The Metamorphosis
(in German, Die Verwandlung, “The Transformation”) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915, and arguably the most famous of his works along with the longer works The Trial and The Castle. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a giant “monstrous vermin”.
(Summary from Wikipedia)

The book is divided in three parts, you can choose the quality of the audio (MP3) that, of course, will be reflected on the file size and the time will take to download it. You can click each of the following links. If you prefer you can take it all from the zip file or subscribe it using iTunes bellow.

I - 00:49:52 [mp3@64kbps - 23.9MB] [mp3@128kbps - 47.8MB]
- 00:53:51 [mp3@64kbps - 25.8MB] [mp3@128kbps - 51.7MB]
- 00:50:42 [mp3@64kbps - 24.3MB] [mp3@128kbps - 48.6MB]

The orginal text , translation by Ian Johnston
Wikipedia - The Metamorphosis
Zip file of the entire book - 74.1MB
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David Barnes is the reader and his home is here.

LibriVox is a hope, an experiment, and a question: can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to help bring books in the public domain to life through podcasting?
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then release the audio files back onto the net (through a podcast, catalog, and bit torrents). They are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project, and operate almost exclusively through Internet communications.
Volunteering for LibriVox is easy and does not require any experience with recording or audio engineering or acting or public speaking. All you need is a computer, some free recording software, and your own voice. You will find there a welcoming and friendly community, and if you have any questions they’re likely to be answered quickly on a very busy forum.



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