A World of Speculation

A new site is offering recordings of copyright-free classics for under a dollar. Call it iTunes for lovers of the spoken word.

Telltale Weekly has “A Dog’s Tale” by Mark Twain, “Give me Liberty or Give Me Death” by Patrick Henry, “The Magic Shop” by H.G. Wells, “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift, and “Leaves of Grass Book I: Inscriptions” by Walt Whitman. Which to listen to first? Too hard to decide.

Organizers aim to put up a few every week, read by experienced, paid actors (recorded-book-lovers know the importance of a professional reader), in MP3 and ogg (whatever that is) formats. In the long run, they want to create a library of free downloads.

I picked this up from bookninja.