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The Audio Wing of the Dunyazad Digital Library

Work in progress, under construction.

Begun for Sabrina, and now dedicated to her memory Ö

Audio recordings of poems by Robert E. Howard

Please note that the URL has changed to dunyazad-library.net/audio/howard/

Last updated with a new poem: November 26, 2019 Ė 123 poems so far. Six poems still need to be recorded by a female reader.

January 21, 2021: It has taken me more than a year, but Iíve finally re-recorded all the 55 Howard poems I had already recorded, using a new microphone.

In case you are interested, here is my
Beginnerís Guide to Voice Recording, last updated February 2020.

The Audio section of the Dunyazad Digital Library focuses on poetry.

Its purpose is, on the one hand, to make those poems accessible to visually impaired readers, since speech synthesizers can do a sufficiently good job with prose, but, as a rule, completely mess up poetry. On the other hand, like a song wants to be sung, a poem wants to be brought to life by a reader who lends it her or his voice, thoughts, experience, and emotions.

All recordings have been made for the Dunyazad Digital Library. The texts are in the public domain. You may download the files for private use, but are not allowed to redistribute them without the respective voice artistís written consent.

Enjoy! If you do, please leave a note in the Guestbook. Iíd also be happy to hear from you by mail if you have any comments, or if you want to contribute!

librarian@dunyazad-library.net

Some audio links:

Free Audio Books: Poetry on the Open Culture website

AudioBook Treasury has a few excellently read classic poems

and, of course, LibriVox