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Created as a vehicle for writers and publishers to distribute their recorded work directly to the public, this site allows visitors to sample a wide variety of writers's works, as read by themselves. These selections are organized into a number of channels: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biography, Poetry, Self-Help, and Loudmouth (reader-submitted recordings). Most of the sections are quite deep, with the recent additions listed first and brief biographical notes provided for each author. Additional content includes a list of the top 20 downloads, weekly updated audio selections from The New Yorker, a message board, and a listing of live events. Users can also subscribe to a free email list that notifies them of new additions and upcoming live events. While a commercial site, collectively offers hours of free content and allows users to listen to their favorite (old and new) writing in the author's own words. At the time of writing, some highlights include J.R.R. Tolkien reading from The Two Towers, Adrienne Rich reading "Diving into the Wreck," and some (darkly) humorous clips from The Onion's Our Dumb Century.
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Date of Scout Publication
April 14th, 2000
Date Of Record Creation
April 7th, 2003 at 1:44pm
Date Of Record Release
April 7th, 2003 at 1:44pm
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