The LibriVox community is a group of volunteers with tremendous talent, enthusiasm and energy. In addition to recording books, poems, short stories, and other literature as free audiobooks, they also create podcasts promoting the site. This week’s podcast had the theme of getting started as a volunteer, so I contributed a segment.
The podcast contains some excellent advice, and you will hear that many people take a professional approach when creating recordings for LibriVox. For instance, I frequently use web 2.0 technologies in my work as a voice-over talent, and I was glad to hear Icyjumbo talk about their use in his volunteer work. Andy Minter’s humorous discussion of character analysis is spot-on with comments made by professional audiobook narrators.