Besides myself reading I found many websites and youtube videos of books I've never owned and several I've never heard of to record. Several had the authors reading.
I used a basic microphone app on my tablet. I had to download it but my phone had the app already. There are several audio book apps you can use but I went very basic.
After recording and doing a quick check for quality (definitely not the best but good enough) I renamed the file to the title, author and reader if not by me. Then I emailed them to myself a couple stories at a time. Since my laptop is dying I figure saving them on my email is the safest place for me.
Because they send as a .wav file it can be added to my iTunes. I'll most likely burn the stories onto CDs.
I think in the future I'd like to buy a microphone to attached to my computer for better quality but the tablet idea works for me for now. I think the longest story I recorded was 12 minutes long.
Some books I recorded:
- Paperbag Princess in English and French by Munsch
- The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Trivizas
- Sneetches by Seuss
- I Need My Monster by Noll
- Stone Soup by McGovern
- No Mirrors in My Nana's House by Barnwell
- Some Mother Goose nursery rhymes
Have you made your own audio books before? What did you use? If you were to record some what books would you use- any childhood favourites?