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Old 02-01-2021, 04:35 PM   #1
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An audiobook about canoe trips and starvation

This winter I have been even more of a troglodyte than usual, since the monthly contradances I used to attend are cancelled due to COVID and we can't visit people or be visited by them. I was thinking about taking up a new hobby of some sort when it occurred to me that now might be the time to try recording a book for LibriVox. LibriVox is a site that offers free recordings of books that are in the public domain, read by volunteers. I spend a lot of time in the woodworking shop, and my 'day job' also involves a lot of loud things, so I spend a lot of time wearing earmuffs to save my hearing, and listening to audiobooks.

When I was reading an old (1980s) National Geographic last fall while waiting at the garage for our car to be worked on I read an article on Labrador. It mentioned a book from 1908 that was written by a woman who was the first person to accurately map some of the main interior rivers, after her husband had died while attempting the same trip in an earlier year. I found that the book hadn't been recorded yet, so I decided to give it a try. I got done in January, and it's now available online. It's a free download, and I'll put a link in below in case anyone here might be interested.

A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador by Mina Benson Hubbard
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