Insomnia Collection Vol. 003


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.8 stars; 5 reviews)

Soporific dullness is in the ear of the listener, and what's tedium incarnate to one person will be another person's passion and delight. However, it is hoped that at least one from the range of topics here presented will lull the busy mind to a state of sweet sleep.

Introduction by Cori Samuel. (15 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Articles from the Directory of Hillsdale County (Mich.), Part 1 58:11 Read by TriciaG
Articles from the Directory of Hillsdale County (Mich.), Part 2 50:15 Read by TriciaG
The Cornish Mutations 31:51 Read by Son of the Exiles
Corticelli Yarn Book Number 6 47:06 Read by Jael Baldwin
Classes, Divisions, and Sections of the Decimal Classification System, Part 1 42:45 Read by Maria Kasper
Classes, Divisions, and Sections of the Decimal Classification System, Part 2 34:43 Read by Maria Kasper
Introductory Lecture on Experimental Physics 35:52 Read by 5pak
Selections from the Directory of Hillsdale County (Mich.), 1919 45:48 Read by TriciaG
History of Henry County, Illinois - Kewanee Township A-F 1:00:47 Read by MaryAnn
Selected Entries for the Letter C, Encyclopedia Britannica 52:47 Read by Peter Yearsley
Telephone Directory, Menomonie (Wisc.), April 1919 55:42 Read by Jael Baldwin
Natural Gemstones 31:57 Read by 5pak
Home Telephone Directory for New Albany, Indiana 58:26 Read by KHand
Geographical Encyclopaedia of New South Wales 34:36 Read by Son of the Exiles
One Thousand Questions in California Agriculture Answered 39:58 Read by Ann Boulais
Organic Chemistry (1908), Selections from the Index 1:07:38 Read by Son of the Exiles
The Sailor's Word-Book, Letter G Selections 52:18 Read by MaryAnn
The First Earl of Shaftesbury 43:01 Read by Bev J Stevens
Shearing in the Riverina, New South Wales 58:07 Read by 5pak
Selections from Simpson's Chelsea, Pimlico, Brompton, and Knightsbridge Directo… 46:20 Read by MaryAnn

Reviews

Third “Volume” of Soporific Speech Does the Stuff

(5 stars)

All three “volumes” are a collection of bits and pieces of printed manner that are brilliantly boring enough to send you right off to sleep when nothing else will. Pages from a telephone directory, a yarn catalog, promotional material from an oil company. In volume one, some poor sod even reads out the first thousand digits of pi! From this collection, Cornish Mutations is my favorite. Played low at bedtime, it’s like a little burbling brook of incomprehensible linguistics lecture sending me right off to sleep. To whoever thought this up, three cheers!