Egils saga has been selected as the first audio book. It is one of the best known and most critically acclaimed sagas.
Egils saga is an epic Icelandic saga. The oldest transcript (a fragment) dates back to 1240 AD. The saga is centered on the life of Egil Skallagrímsson, an Icelandic farmer, viking, and skald. It is generally referred to as “Egla” by Icelandic scholars.
The first few chapters have been uploaded and linked to the Egils saga page. More chapters will be added as soon as they are ready. The full number is 92, so this should take a while to complete, but the aim is to finish the audiobook by the end of January 2011.
On a personal note, this is working quite well to warm up my voice! As this is warm-up reading, I do a maximum of three takes on each chapter and each chapter is one whole unedited take. With 5-10 minutes per chapter, I need to read 2-3 chapters to warm up sufficiently for “real work”, so I will need to supplement the recordings with additional readings after work to meet my deadline. So far I’m having fun with it, though, so that shouldn’t be a problem!