Audacity — Create Your Own Audio Books on CD

This past Christmas, my mother-in-law made a fabulous set of audio book recordings on CD for Emily.  I consider these priceless heirloom gifts.  Emily calls the CDs “Grandma Music”.  Char choose three or four bedtime story books and recorded herself reading them using a program called Audacity. You can download Audacity for free by clicking here. Using a headset or microphone, you can record yourself reading books (or singing, or whatever)  and save it as an .mp3 which can later be burned to CD.  What I love the most about these very personal audio books is that Grandma left little messages for Emily such as “Goodnight, Emily, I love you.”  Very sweet!  Since Christmas, Grandma has even emailed another .mp3 file which Mark burned onto CD.


  1. Audacity is a great program, my brother introduced us to it and we’ve used it several times.

  2. Valerie Deneen says

    Cool, we are big fans of open-source software in this household. Glad to see someone else using it too. 🙂