I have to explore this site more, at a leisurely pace. Whenever I read about people who had accents, in the books, I have wondered what that might sound like. This site is a repository of peoples’ accented speech, so should be fun to keep this as a handy reference.
Speech Accent Archive
Originally seen at Brian Meidell’s Blog
Update: Also see International Dialects of English Archive, which serves up accents as .mp3 files.