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British readers on LibriVox

January 20, 2014

I realise that I am unable to add tags to pages on this blog, only to posts. Why, I know not, but WordPress does not allow it. Hence, I shall post here and add tags to this!

LibriVox is a fantastic community, with readers from all parts of the globe. It is clear however from the number of Google searches that, for one reason or another, some listeners like to listen to particular accents. This doesn’t apply solely to listeners from the United Kingdom. I have also had comments from teachers of English as a second language that they like to be able to point their students to recordings made by readers with different accents, to help them to differentiate between the different ways that English is spoken around the world.

Accordingly I made a page some time ago with a list of readers who speak English with accents from the British Isles: English, Welsh, Scottish and also Irish. Since first writing the page, many more readers have joined, and I have recently updated the page. There are now over 70 readers listed, most of whom have completed at least one entire book as a solo recording.

You will find readers who speak English in the “Received Pronunciation” (RP) style, also known as “BBC English”. Also, many of us have various flavours of Southern, Northern and West of England accents, as well as a few Welsh and Scots accents. I have yet to discover a reader with a Northern Irish accent, unfortunately.

Here’s the page: https://golding.wordpress.com/home/other-british-readers-on-librivox/ last updated 27th September 2015, now with over 100 readers.


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