Librivox – free audio books

On the BDA forum recently, Jamie Munro drew attention to the American site Librivox –  http://librivox.org . Their objective is to make all books in the ‘public domain’ available – for free – in audio format on the internet.
‘Public domain’ means that the books are no longer subject to coyright legislation. In the USA this generally means texts that have been published before 1923.
The books are read by volunteers so the quality is variable. However, Jamie drew attention to the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes which you could try before downloading http://www.archive.org/details/adventures_sherlock_holmes_rg_librivox
 The Internet Archive http://www.archive.org  also has loads of old radio versions of the Sherlock Holmes stories you can download to you MP3 player or listen to online. Although these are not all written by Conan Doyle, here are more than 125 featuring among others Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce and Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson.http://www.archive.org/details/OTR_Sherlock_Holmes_smurfmeat .
Happy listening!