Tell Me a (Short) Story with Chapterme

26 Oct

Many of us loved to have stories read to us when we were young… do we ever really lose the desire for that?  I think that is part of what makes audiobooks so popular nowadays… the pleasure of someone reading a book to us (and we don’t even have to wait for bedtime!).   A quick Google search will turn up free audiobooks in digital format, easy to listen to on laptops or upload to Ipods.

Or, if you’d like to sample the book first, now there is Chapterme, a site designed to help you discover books and authors by listening to random chapters.   Then, your tastes will be compared with those of other listeners in order to choose other chapters.

The recordings are created by the fabulous LibriVox.org site.  At any time you can go to the book page on LibriVox.org and listen to the whole book.  From there, you can navigate to Project Gutenberg if you want to get the text.

Not a big time commitment… but potentially a great way to stumble upon a new story or two.

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