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Free Audio Goodness

If you're looking for some free audio fun, I have some links to share:
* AudioBooksforFree.com
For the Gothic, science fiction, or fantasy fan, there are some jewels to be found here, including multiple works by Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, William Hope Hodgson, Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, and Jules Verne.
* The Mercury Theatre on the Air
Downloads are available for many of Orson Welles's wonderful 1930s radio dramas, including the classic 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast.
* GPod Audio Books
There are some terrific books available here, from The Odyssey to The Man in the High Tower.

In other news, I've accepted an invitation to join as a contributor to the Liberty and Power Blog with George Mason University's History News Network. The blog is syndicated through LJ as power_liberty.

Man preys on man; and you mourn for the idle tapestry that decorated a gothic pile, and the dronish bell that summoned the fat priest to prayer. You mourn for the empty pageant of a name, when slavery flaps her wing, and the sick heart retires to die in lonely wilds, far from the abodes of men. Did the pangs you felt for insulted nobility, the anguish that rent your heart when the gorgeous robes were torn off the idol human weakness had set up, deserve to be compared with the long-drawn sigh of melancholy reflection, when misery and vice are thus seen to haunt our steps, and swim on the top of every cheering prospect? Why is our fancy to be appalled by terrific perspectives of a hell beyond the grave?
Mary Wollstonecraft, "A Vindication of the Rights of Men"


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 7th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
*SQUEE* i'm downloading the war of the worlds broadcast right now. :D thanks! <3
Mar. 7th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
You bet - enjoy! :)
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
This is so cool. Thanks for the links. I think I need more hard drive space, and a bigger iPod....
Mar. 7th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! I know exactly what you mean about needing more space...
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
Poo! I wish i didn't already own all the Mercury Theater stuff!! Audiobooksforfree.com is pretty good but its also got a catch. If you get the "free" version the quality pretty much stinks. If you're willing to actually pay a pittance for it you get a better deal. I've got a behemoth collection of CBS Radio Mystery Theater from the 70's complete with Nixon and Patty Hearst news interruptions. If anyone's interested let me know. There's some pretty good stuff including Orson Wells! Yay!! I have about 75 episodes. Thank you Professor Lady!
Mar. 8th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
Good point about the Audiobooksforfree site; they're not exactly for free!!! Still, I'm pleased to pay less than $10 for 12 hours of unabridged audiobooks. It sounds like you have some great versions in your collection - wow! I'm always interested in good audio. Yay for Orson the man! :)
Mar. 7th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
Waaaaay cool! Thanks!

Feed promptly added to flist. ;-)
Mar. 8th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome!

And thanks. :)
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Mar. 8th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! :)
Mar. 7th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, that audiobooks site looks like a treasure trove. Thanks!
Mar. 8th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
You bet - hope you enjoy! :)
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