Recordings of Books on the Ambleside List - Librivox wikiWhat's with the ads? DD needs more audiobooks. What are your Librivox favourites? I just posted these in a different thread tonight. But these are two my 8 yr old really enjoyed.
The tricky thing with Librivox is that since all of the readers are volunteers, the quality is not consistent. In preparation for an 8, mile road trip, I spent hours and hours browsing the catalog and listening to different readers and have found many very well done books and a few absolute gems! By the way, listening to books in the car is a fantastic strategy. Not only do you all get to experience the book together , but it can really make for peaceful drives , with everyone intently listening. So dive into these classics, whether in your car, in the house or on individual mp3 players, you can't go wrong with these great books. Even though we enjoy these readers, before downloading any book, listen to the a bit of the first chapter online to see how you like the reader. Click on the reader's name to go directly to their Librivox page and see all the books they have worked on.
Listeners have requested a list of LibriVox recordings of books recommended by Ambleside Online for use with homeschooling. Anyone looking for audio books for children will find plenty of ideas on this page. This is the first part, covering years 0 - 4. The second part, covering Years 5 - 8, may be found here. The third part, covering Year 9, is here. The fourth part, covering Year 10, is here.
Benefits of Audio Books for Students
There is nothing worse than having to stay at school during the holidays! The boring time expected by Gerald, James and Kathleen turns into a series of adventures in The Enchanted Castle , when they find a magical ring… Read the novel by Edith Nesbit to find out more. Heidi also has lots of places to explore when her aunt brings her to the Swiss mountain hut where she will stay with her grandfather. This book is also available in French. While Heidi soon settles in, Dorothy will try everything to return to Kansas. To do this, she must see The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , and so she starts out on the yellow brick road… Read all about Dorothy and her new found friends in our dramatic reading of L.
In the last few years, audio books have exploded in popularity amongst adult readers. But what about kids? While sites like Audible are popular and provide thousands of titles for adults and children, the cost of purchasing books and membership fees can add up. Luckily, there are thousands of free audio books available for readers of all ages if you know where to look. Here are six of the best sources, some of which offer books for all readers, and some tailored just for kids. Much like Project Gutenberg , our favorite source for free ebooks, Librivox books are from the public domain, and read by volunteers. Books are available to stream online or download.
We are currently listening to The Princess and the Goblin , and it is wonderfully done. I also plan to use Our Island Story on Librivox for next year. We really like the Secret Garden read by Cara Shallenberg sp??? I think that is her first name. I was mistaken. Who knows how long it will take us to get through it.