Tip of the Day: Listen to a Classic

ImageModern popular literature leaves much to be desired.  The bestseller list is populated by vampires, sexual deviants and clichéd mysteries.  While the masses may find this appealing, some of us are actually looking for an escape.  For those of us who have already trudged through a thousand years of ball-gagged virgins and false murder accusations, rest assured!  There is an answer: librophile.com.

Librophile provides a vast selection of free audiobooks.  These classic works are no longer copyrighted so they can be disseminated for free.  Even better, some bored souls have kindly read through the works so that you won’t even need to pay for the paper.

Some highlights:

Judging from the constant allusions in the comment section, I think we have a number of Percy Shelley devotees on the JNormanPost.  Consider the masterwork of the apple of his eye, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

For those of you who are annoyed by the bright optimism of the Edward-Bella relationship, consider the masterful dour emotional insight of Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina, crystallized in this uplifting passage:

She was utterly unlike what she had been when he first saw her…He looked at her as a man looks at a faded flower he had gathered, with difficulty recognizing in it the beauty for which he picked and ruined it…but now, when as at that moment it seemed to him he felt no love for her, he knew that what bound him to her could not be broken.

How’s that for realism!

Or, if you’re looking for a Dickensian twist on your commute to your sterile, suburban office park, you can find all his classics: David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, etc.

Seriously, check out the huge selection.  You will not be disappointed.  You can put the audio files on your mobile device and listen at your convenience.  Enjoy!

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