On the blog this week we throw the spotlight on Mark Nelson who is an Audiobook Narrator. He is the guy that you listen to when you buy the audio version of your favorite novel. After getting his degree in Radio-TV and Theater, he spent the next 25 years languishing in human resources. After a layoff in 2007, when his job was shipped to Singapore, he decided to get back to his theater roots and began audiobook narrating. He has done some voice-over work, but book narrating is his first love. You can listen to some of his work at LibriVox.org for free. Mark will join us on this week’s podcast with a great story and we talk to him about all manner of subjects.
Librivox – Free Public Domain Audiobooks
Our Charter – To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet.
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then LibriVox releases the audio files back onto the net for free. All their audio is in the public domain so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish. The readers are free to choose the books they wish to record. LibriVox sees itself as a library of audiobooks. 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, a microphone, some free recording software, and your own voice. We accept all volunteers in all languages, with all kinds of accents. We operate almost exclusively through Internet communications on our forum, where all your questions will be answered by our friendly community.
This Week’s Podcast:
On the show this week we do have guest Mark Nelson. We have a science fiction tale read by Mark and a ghost story from the famous Aldolpho Hotel in Dallas TX. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.
June 21 – RAS #333 – Growing Up!
June 28 – RAS #334 – Mason Henry Blue
July 05 – RAS #335 – Guest Mark Nelson
July 12 – RAS #336 – Podcast Replay?
July 19 – RAS #337 – Throwback Thursday 2
July 26 – RAS #338 – Detective Week