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May 29, 2022 William John Locke
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Triona by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers; Simon Evers Olivia is a newly orphaned young woman looking for adventure and...
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May 29, 2022 W. Somerset Maugham
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LibriVox recording of Lady Frederick, a Comedy in Three Acts by W. Somerset Maugham. Read in English by ToddHW; David Purdy; Tomas Peter; Lynette Caulkins; Scott Caulkins; John Payton; Anthony Joseph; Christina Fu; Anna Maria; GlennProud3; Ailis; ToddHW; David Purdy; Tomas Peter; Lynette Caulkins; John Payton; WendyKatzHiller; Anthony Joseph; Christina Fu; Anna Maria; James R. Hedrick; GlennProud3; Ailis; ToddHW; Rapunzelina; Tomas Peter; Lynette Caulkins; John Payton; Anthony Joseph; Christina...
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May 29, 2022 Robert Hugh Benson
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LibriVox recording of The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson. Read in English by Dustin Pete; Following the death of his fiancée, Laurie Baxter becomes consumed by an obsession with the supernatural. Attempting to reach his deceased bride, he attends rituals and séances, delving ever deeper into the dark embrace of the occult. But instead of reconnecting with his lost love, Laurie is brought into contact with forces far more sinister. For further information, including links to online text,...
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May 28, 2022 Campbell Stuart
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LibriVox recording of Secrets of Crewe House : the story of a famous campaign by Campbell Stuart. Read in English by Patrick McHaffie Campbell Stuart, a Canadian, was involved in British efforts of propaganda during the two World Wars. His most active work was done during the first World War. This book is a detailed and illustrated account of his work during WWI, and more generally the efforts of British persons to direct propaganda campaigns against Germany and their allies with the intent of...
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May 28, 2022 Margaret O. Oliphant
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LibriVox recording of The Marriage of Elinor by Margaret O. Oliphant. Read in English by Librivox volunteers Elinor has decided to marry. But who is the man she has chosen? No one seems to know. Is he of good character? Does he have a "past"? Or even a wife? - Summary by LynneT For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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May 28, 2022 Lafcadio Hearn
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LibriVox recording of Some Chinese Ghosts by Lafcadio Hearn. Read in English by Ben Tucker. Noted writer of Asian folklore Lafcadio Hearn brings us a volume of mysterious and magical folk stories from the country of China. - Summary by Ben Tucker For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, myths, Legends, stories, folklore, china
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May 27, 2022 Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade
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LibriVox recording of Our Little Russian Cousin by Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade. Read in English by Marie Christian. This delightful little book is one of many titles in The Little Cousin Series. The author narrates details in the life of a fictional Russian girl named Petrovna. In doing so she introduces children to Russian life and culture at the turn of the 20th century. - Summary by Marie Christian For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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May 27, 2022 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Landlady by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Yuqing Everything changed when Ordynov, a secluded young thinker, stepped out of his old lodgings in search of another corner. The ailing landlord watched from a distance, while the beautiful landlady came close... A tale of love, murder, and sorcery, The Landlady is one of a kind among Fyodor Dostoevsky's works. Written at the age of 26 before he was sent to Siberia, preceded only by...
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May 27, 2022 George Payne Rainsford James
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LibriVox recording of The Smuggler by George Payne Rainsford James. Read in English by Lynne T; The county of Kent, situated in the south eastern corner of England is ideally placed for the smugglers' trade. Close to London, with its market for contraband, with the English Channel separating it from France by just 21 miles and the North Sea to the east it was a smugglers' haven. Unlike Cornwall, where smugglers relied on shipwrecks... either caused by inclement weather, or human intervention,...
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May 27, 2022 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of True Stories of Wonderful Deeds (Version 2) by Anonymous. Read in English by LittlePeanut This book contains 37 short stories for little folk featuring a variety of historical figures and their wonderful deeds. These stories span over a wide time frame. There is one featuring brave Queen Boadicea and another about the Battle of Waterloo. There is a variety of topics covered, including many bravely fought battles, an inventor, and a traveler’s adventure with a tiger! -...
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May 27, 2022 C. S. Evans
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LibriVox recording of The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans. Read in English by mlcui A retelling of the classic fairy-tale, illustrated by one of the leading figures in the Golden Age of book illustration. Never underestimate the importance of receiving an invitation to significant social events. (Summary by mlcui) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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May 27, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Black Cat Vol. 02 No. 10 July 1897 by Various. Read in English by ToddHW; Greg Giordano; Julie Burks; docdlmartin; Availle The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Many writers were largely unknown, but some famous authors also wrote original material for this magazine. This is the tenth issue of volume 2 with the following five short stories: > For Dear Old Yale, by...
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May 27, 2022 Henry David Thoreau
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LibriVox recording of Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau. Read in English by PhyllisV Cape Cod is one of several excursion books by Henry David Thoreau. The travel itinerary frames his thoughts about geography, natural and local history, and philosophy. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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May 25, 2022 George O. Smith
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LibriVox recording of QRM-Interplanetary by George O. Smith. Read in English by Mark Nelson QRM-Interplanetary is one of eleven science fiction novelettes by George O. Smith published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine between 1942 and 1945. It was re-released in the anthology Venus Equilateral with nine other Smith stories in 1949. - Summary by sjmarky For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go...
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May 24, 2022 Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus
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LibriVox recording of Las Vidas Paralelas Tomo IV by Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus. (Translated by Antonio Ranz Romanillos.) Read in Spanish by Carlos Lombardi Vidas Paralelas de Plutarco narra la vida de diferentes personajes históricos y también compara unos con otros. Es un libro al que se lo puede abordar desde diferentes disciplinas. Puede ser interpretado como un tratado de ética, de historia o de política y sociedad. Plutarco desde el comienzo se disculpa acerca de los hechos que...
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May 24, 2022 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
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LibriVox recording of Kopal-Kundala by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. (Translated by H. A. D. Phillips.) Read in English by Librivox volunteers A story of love and innocence, by one of India's most loved novelist/ poets of the 20th century, the mentor of Rabindrath Tagore. (Summary by Czandra) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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May 24, 2022 Origen of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of Against Celsus Book 6 by Origen of Alexandria. (Translated by Frederick Crombie.) Read in English by David Ronald Against Celsus, preserved entirely in Greek, is a major apologetics work by the Church Father Origen of Alexandria, written in around 248 AD, countering the writings of Celsus, a pagan philosopher and controversialist who had written a scathing attack on Christianity in his treatise "The True Word". Among a variety of other charges, Celsus had...
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May 23, 2022 Francis J. Finn, S.J.
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LibriVox recording of Ethelred Preston; or, The Adventures of a Newcomer by Francis J. Finn, S.J.. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. Ethelred Preston is a story for boys written by Fr. Finn, SJ. The hero, Ethelred, while on his way to college, meets Packy Jarloe, a peddler, who induces him to change places with himself, so that Packy goes to Henrytown College, announcing himself as Ethelred Preston, while Ethelred takes Packy's peddler's pack and sets out on the road to make his fortune...
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May 23, 2022 Michail Alexejewitsch Kusmin
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LibriVox recording of Taten des Großen Alexander by Michail Alexejewitsch Kusmin. (Translated by Ludwig Rubiner.) Read in German by Friedrich Wenig bekanntes Werk über Alexander den Großen. In komprimierter Form werden durch Michail Kusmin sowohl biografische Daten als auch überlieferte Legenden aus dem Leben Alexanders des Großen literarisch verarbeitet. Dabei versucht er weder, die seit der Antike bekannten Dichtungen zu übertreffen noch zu kopieren, sondern ist voller Hochachtung und...
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May 23, 2022 Clara Doty Bates
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of A Fish Story by Clara Doty Bates. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  May 8, 2022.  Read in English by Allegra LittleCole; Bruce Kachuk; czandra; dc; Garth Burton; yourbookvoice; Leanne747; Laur; LeeSalter; Damiand7; Phil Chenevert and RajVO. Clara Doty Bates was a 19th-century American author who published a number of volumes of poetry and juvenile literature. Many of these works were illustrated, the designs being furnished by her...
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May 22, 2022 Sapper
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LibriVox recording of The Dinner Club by Sapper. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Herman Cyril McNeile, better known as Sapper, was one of England’s most popular fiction writers during the period between World Wars I and II. He was a soldier, and his early writings mostly concerned war and the way war influenced the lives of his main characters. Because British officers were prohibited from publishing under their own names, he used the pseudonym Sapper. His best known works are ten thrillers...
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May 22, 2022 David Walker
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LibriVox recording of Walker's Appeal by David Walker. Read in English by Jim Locke The Appeal grabbed readers’ attention in as dramatic a manner as Walker could have possibly imagined. In her book, Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought, Kirsten Waters writes about how the pamphlet itself was viewed as dangerous by pro-slavery forces, while Walker actively worked to get his text in the hands of Black readers. He did not direct his writing to White audiences, and in the...
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May 22, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Make Way for Liberty by Various. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk Four aspects of warfare are explored in this stirring collection of poems written by some of the best poets of their era. The horrors of war, the valor of men in defending freedom and the remarkable patriotism and discipline evidenced in battle are all subjects of this concise collection of classic poetic narratives. These four magnificent poems explore the concept of liberty and freedom and the individual...
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May 22, 2022 William Drake Westervelt
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LibriVox recording of Legends of Old Honolulu by William Drake Westervelt. Read in English by Librivox volunteers Hawai'i: land of wonder and beauty and a culture rich in history and mythology. Dr. Westervelt settled in Hawai'i as a young man and collected stories and myths from his adopted home. Here we have a collection dedicated to the largest city, Honolulu. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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May 22, 2022 Paul Laurence Dunbar
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of James Whitcomb Riley by Paul Laurence Dunbar. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 15, 2022.  Read in English by Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; Jacqueline Tyler.; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Linda Rymniak; LeeSalter; Laur; mleigh and RajVO. This LibriVox Weekly Poem is taken fron Taken from THE COMPLETE POEMS OF PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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May 22, 2022 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of Silver Blaze by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; Phil Chenevert A famous race horse disappears a week before an important race; the trainer is found dead on the desolate moor and the police are completely baffled. Naturally the owner and the police turn to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to help unravel the tangled threads of this mystery. Which he does in his usual imaginative and yet logical way. I think this is one of the best Sherlock...
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May 21, 2022 B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of The Flying U's Last Stand by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Lee Smalley Settlers are lured to Montana by a land boom syndicate in a scheme that encroaches on the Flying U Ranch. Members of the Flying U attempt to thwart the land-grab, as its very existence is threatened. So begins a dramatically engrossing novel involving an array of fascinating characters, some innocent, others decidedly not. A spunky child goes missing, a prairie fire is set, and a romance begins. B. M....
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May 20, 2022 Harold L. Goodwin
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LibriVox recording of The Wailing Octopus by Harold L. Goodwin. Read in English by Mark Nelson Rick and Scotty fly off to the Caribbean, along with Drs. Briotti and Zircon, in search of pirate treasure. They soon become entangled with foreign spies and a hurricane and Steve Ames and the U.S. Navy, and it's a non-stop race to the treasure! - Summary by sjmarky For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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May 20, 2022 Fialho de Almeida
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LibriVox recording of A Cidade do Vício by Fialho de Almeida. Read in Portuguese by Monica Hinrichs-Mayer; Jorge Luis; Rachel Moraes; Cristina Luiz; Katarina K. Müller; Dyefferson Azevedo Obra dedicada, por José Fialho de Almeida, a Joaquim Xavier de Figueiredo e a Mello Oriol Pena. Nela se encontram encerrados diversos contos de ficção, que a par da obra Contos, também foram produzidos durante as horas de ócio. Os seus dois livros de contos foram editados quando ainda era estudante de...
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May 19, 2022 Robert Paltock
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Vol. 2 by Robert Paltock. Read in English by James R. Hedrick; The imaginary voyage, from which a hero returns made wise through extraordinary experience, is at least as old as Odysseus. But the major inspiration for this 1750 iteration is Gulliver’s Travels (1726), with which it shares elements of early sci-fi. Wilkins’ new friends are a lens through which to contemplate the customs of his old English ones, as the Lilliputians...
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LibriVox recording of Fame and Fortune Weekly No. 2: Born to Good Luck; or The Boy Who Succeeded by Frank Tousey. Read in English by Keith Salis; Dick Armstrong is an enterprising young man who works his way out of a slave-labor situation to become a successful businessman at only age 17. He shows through cool, reasonable understanding of business, an honest man can make something of himself if he takes advantage of the opportunities given him. (Summary by Keith Salis) For further information,...
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May 19, 2022 Clarence Darrow
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LibriVox recording of Clarence Darrow, Selected Works: 1893-1917 by Clarence Darrow. Read in English by William Allan Jones This is a collection of 8 works by Clarence Darrow written between 1893 and 1917. Clarence Darrow was most noted in his time as an enormously successful defense attorney. Consider that he was the defense attorney at the Scopes Monkey Trial and at the "trial of the century", the Bobby Franks murder trial. He, like Robert G. Ingersoll, William Cowper Brann (Brann...
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May 19, 2022 J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of Alice Sit-by-the-Fire by J. M. Barrie. "The ever-delightful classic ... produced by Charles Frohman at the Criterion Theatre, New York, on Christmas day, 1905, and which has always been a triumphant play for the talents of the greatest ladies of the theatre, from Ethel Barrymore down to Helen Hays. Alice is the central figure who returns from India to England with her husband, and has the problem of readapting herself to the home and children she had left...
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May 18, 2022 Aldous Huxley
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LibriVox recording of Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Aldous Huxley is best known as a philosopher and novelist – notably as the author of Brave New World. He also wrote poetry, short stories and critical essays. Most of his work is somewhat dark and mildly sardonic, partly because he came of age just after World War I, when all of Europe was in a state of cultural, political and social confusion. His novel, Crome Yellow, is a prime example. Mortal Coils...
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May 18, 2022 Ford Madox Ford
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LibriVox recording of The Queen Who Flew: A Fairy Tale by Ford Madox Ford. Read in English by Marie Christian; heidiquist; Dawn Sutton; Peter Dann; Yoganandh In this delightful tale, the naive and sheltered Queen Eldrida learns the secret of flight from her friend the bat and sets off by air for a series of unusual adventures. In her travels she meets new friends - and foes - and discovers the joy of being of use to her fellows. (Summary by Scarbo) For further information, including links to...
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May 17, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Collection 060 by Various. Read in English by Volunteer Readers A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, rats and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the sound of a monstrous howl, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording....
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May 17, 2022 Charles Edward Moberly
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LibriVox recording of The Early Tudors: Henry VII and Henry VIII by Charles Edward Moberly. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Following the chaos of the Wars of the Roses, the reigns of Henry VII and VIII were autocratic and centralized to an unprecedented degree. This slim volume by the British historian and educator, Charles Moberly, provides many interesting details about the reigns of these two monarchs. But the author also offers a clear picture of the European context in which they acted:...
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May 17, 2022 Adam Oehlenschläger
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LibriVox recording of Aladdin, Or, The Wonderful Lamp (A Dramatic Poem, in Two Parts) by Adam Oehlenschläger. (Translated by Theodore Martin.) Read in English by LibriVox volunteers This retelling of Aladdin in dramatic verse begins in the humble home of a tailor, whose son spends his days in idleness and brings his parents nothing but grief. Soon, however, this son is brought to a magical grotto, where he finds a great treasure which will bring him his fortune. This story will have some...
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May 16, 2022 L. A. Borah
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LibriVox recording of The House of Dust by L. A. Borah. Read in English by Ben Tucker The old Lamont House sits still out in the Louisiana swamp, covered in dust and seemingly untouched since that terrible murder that occurred there twenty years ago. When daughter of murdered patriarch of the Lamont family Elise shows up at the Lamont House one stormy evening, escorted by intrepid doctor Kirk Hayward, to meet her brother and his new bride, they become entangled in a series of mysterious events...
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May 16, 2022 Walter Geer
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LibriVox recording of Napoleon The First, An Intimate Biography by Walter Geer. Read in English by Celine Major Excerpt: "Now that one hundred years have elapsed since the " long-drawn agony " of Saint Helena we think that the time has come for a more impartial estimate. Facts are clearer, motives are better known, much new evidence is available. Let us then endeavor to depict Napoleon as he was, and " nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice." - Walter Geer For...
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May 16, 2022 Emile Guimet
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LibriVox recording of Promenades japonaises by Emile Guimet. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne. Voyage d'Emile Guimet avec Félix Régamey, dessinateur. Regard sur le pays, les paysages, la société, et histoire, religions, mœurs, cuisine, rites, théâtre, légendes et contes, anecdotes et humour... ! Avec une curiosité exquise et une bien aimable bienveillance. Ouvrage en deux tomes et très joliment illustrés. - Summary by Christiane Jehanne For further information, including links to...
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May 16, 2022 Hargrave Jennings
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LibriVox recording of Phallic Worship by Hargrave Jennings. Read in English by Peter Yearsley. A fairly scholarly, short survey of religious sexual symbols and practices from ancient times to the near-present, and within various countries and religions. The essay is coloured by liberality and acceptance of common themes between different religions. Note: "phallic" in the context of this work refers to both male and female genitalia. (The text lacks a bibliography.) (Summary by Peter...
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May 16, 2022 Osgood E. Fuller
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LibriVox recording of Brave Men and Women: Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs by Osgood E. Fuller. Read in English by KHand Brave Men and Women is a collection of stories about historical figures who, through success and failure, made an impact on their world. As noted in the Preface, the author's aim "has simply been to form a sort of mosaic or variegated picture of the Brave Life - the life which recognizes the Divine Goodness in all things, striving through good report and evil...
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May 16, 2022 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
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LibriVox recording of Relíquias de Casa Velha by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. Read in Portuguese by Dyefferson Azevedo; Rachel Moraes; luciagug; Monica Hinrichs-Mayer; Lindineia Amorim; Cristina Luiz; Leni Relíquias de Casa Velha é o último livro de obras curtas de Machado de Assis, publicado ainda em vida do autor. O livro é composto de nove contos, um conjunto de discursos e críticas, além de duas pequenas peças. A obra traz ainda, em sua abertura, o possivelmente mais famoso poema...
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May 15, 2022 Hugh Walpole
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LibriVox recording of Hugh Walpole: Selected Short Stories by Hugh Walpole. Read in English by David Wales Eleven short stories from The Windsor Magazine in the 1920s, Best British Short Stories of 1922, and Best British Short Stories of 1923. - Summary by David Wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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May 15, 2022 E. Pauline Johnson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 21 recordings of The Lost Lagoon by Emily Pauline Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 8, 2022. Read in English by Allegra LittleCole; alattice; Aiken; Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; Chris Fong; lazygameuse; geribeth; Garth Burton; JakeW; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; mleigh; Paula Messina; Patrick Randall; RajVO; Biblia and robrestivo. Emily Pauline Johnson was a Canadian poet, author, and performer who was popular in...
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May 15, 2022 William Henry Samuel Jones
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LibriVox recording of Malaria: A Neglected Factor in the History of Greece and Rome by William Henry Samuel Jones. Read in English by Leon Harvey. This short book has the objective of showing how important it is to stamp out malaria as soon as possible. Unlike a plague that suddenly takes it victims and leaves its survivors, malaria is a debilitating infection. It seizes all, fit and unfit alike, gradually lessening the general vitality until, in some cases, it has exterminated the people among...
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May 14, 2022 Appian of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of Las guerras ibéricas by Appian of Alexandria. (Translated by Juan Schweigewser.) Read in Spanish by Epachuko El historiador Apiano dedica el volumen VI de su "Historia romana" al prolongado y cruento proceso de conquista de los pueblos que habitaban la Península Ibérica. Roma necesitó 200 años para derrotarlos o incorporarlos al imperio en comparación con los 8 años que Julio César necesitó para conquistar toda la Galia. La obra narra los episodios de la...
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May 14, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 15. . Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. This collection is dedicated to recordings of short mythical or legendary works which are in the Public Domain. The stories tell of legends, heroes, myths, and ancient lore from many different cultures. (Summary by Lynette Caulkins) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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May 14, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 14 by Various. Read in English by Libriox Volunteers. This collection is dedicated to recordings of short mythical or legendary works which are in the Public Domain. The stories tell of legends, heroes, myths, and ancient lore from many different cultures. (Summary by Lynette Caulkins) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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May 13, 2022 Jack Snow
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LibriVox recording of The Shaggy Man of Oz by Jack Snow. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; "During the past few years, several readers have written me asking: "What ever happened to the Nome King's tunnel under the Deadly Desert?" The answer will be found in this book. Everyone who has read the Oz books knows and loves Shaggy. He first met Dorothy in "The Road To Oz," and from that time on had a number of adventures in which he discovered such famous Oz personages as...
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May 13, 2022 L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Read in English by T. Craft Dorothy, a farm girl is whisked away from her home by a cyclone. She lands in the marvelous land of Oz, where she finds out she has saved the Munchkins from The Wicked Witch of the East. She is given the witch's Silver Slippers and told to go to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz for he is the only one who can send her back home. With the help of a Scarecrow, a Woodsman of Tin and a Cowardly Lion, she must...
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May 12, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 31, June 1, 1880 by Various. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Harper's Young People is an illustrated weekly publication for children that includes short stories, tales from history, natural history, poetry, puzzles, and other fun. This 31st issue of the serial was published on June 1st, 1880. In this issue, George Washington's story continues as he lays down the law--the tax law, that is--in America and enforces it with troops...
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May 12, 2022 Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné
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LibriVox  reading of The Letters of Madame de Sévigné to her daughter and friends by Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné. Read in English by Barbara Baker. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (5 February 1626 – 17 April 1696) was a French aristocrat famous for the precision, clarity, wit and vividness of her letters, which deal with personal issues and also with public events in the France of Louis XIV - Summary by Wikipedia For further information, including links...
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May 11, 2022 Joseph Conrad
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LibriVox recording of Youth, version 2 by Joseph Conrad. Read in English by Peter Dann This short tale was first published in book form alongside 'Heart of Darkness' and 'The End of the Tether', the three tales representing youth, middle age and old age, respectively. One of Conrad's 'Marlow yarns', the story is based on the trouble-plagued, much-delayed and ultimately ill-fated voyage of the cargo vessel 'Palestine' (here, 'Judea') carrying coal from England to Bangkok in 1882-1883, on which...
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May 10, 2022 Temple Scott
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LibriVox recording of Recruiting Songs by Temple Scott. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk. This rousing collection of poems is sure to bring out patriotic sentiments in us all. These works were written with the glories of victory in mind - victory based on dignity and basic human rights for all. The strident call to arms expressed here can't help but stir the soul and inspire the imagination with thoughts of a vanquished enemy and the triumph of a defender of truth and liberty. The concept of...
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May 10, 2022 Rudolf Greinz
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LibriVox recording of Der heilige Bürokrazius by Rudolf Greinz. Read in German by SabineE; Blue Boeser; lorda; Katharina Glowalla; Monica Hinrichs-Mayer; Katharina21; Claus Misfeldt; DHoeflmayer Eine heitere Legende - Summary by Projekt Gutenberg For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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May 10, 2022 Dmitry Venevitinov
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LibriVox recording of Стихи (Poems) by Dmitry Venevitinov. Read in Russian by LibriVox Volunteers. Разносторонне талантливый Веневитинов умер в 21 год от пневмонии. «Душа разрывается,— писал князь Одоевский,— я плачу как ребенок». Пушкин пенял его друзьям: «Как вы допу­стили его умереть?» Его небольшое, но...
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May 9, 2022 Edna Ferber
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LibriVox recording of So Big by Edna Ferber. Read in English by alexandraatiya and Mark Nelson The story of Selina DeJong and her son Dirk, whom she affectionately calls So Big. After the death of her husband, Selina raises So Big on her own while managing her deceased husband's farm in Illinois. When So Big grows up, he moves to Chicago, where he finds himself drawn to the fast-money stock-broker lifestyle of the 1920s. So Big is conflicted: he wants to live in the world of speculation and...
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May 9, 2022 John Calvin
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LibriVox recording of Sermons on Psalm 119 by John Calvin. (Translated by Thomas Stocker.) Read in English by InTheDesert The reading-over of these present sermons will sufficiently declare what commodity and profit they may bring with them: As in very deed the author of them right well showeth throughout all his work, in what sort the Lord God hath heretofore been served and also how ordinarily he is served by him. And therefore, for a full recommendation as well of the author as also of the...
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May 9, 2022 Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of The Biter Bit by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by Louise J. Belle and bletheringape. "The Biter Bit" is a humorous short story by British writer Wilkie Collins. Originally published as "Who is the Thief?" in the April 1858 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, it was retitled and published with nine other short stories in the 1859 book, The Queen of Hearts. The tale is told in epistolary form, recounting a comedy of errors involving a young wannabe police...
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May 8, 2022 Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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LibriVox recording of Taras Bulba by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. (Translated by Eugenie Chmelnitzky.) Read in German by Friedrich Spannende Erzählung voller Tragik über das Leben der russisch-ukrainischen Kosaken im frühen 17. Jahrhundert. Indem wir die Schicksale des Kosaken-Hetmans Taras Bulba und seiner beiden Söhne Andrij und Ostap verfolgen, erhalten wir ein umfassendes Bild über eine Zeit, die geprägt war von räuberischen Kriegen, blutigen Schlachten und grausamen...
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May 8, 2022 H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Plattner Story and Others by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Penny Witt; nbvoices; Grace Wereley-Bross; Jeremy Clark; Ron Altman; Terry Kroenung; Ben Tucker; Christine Rottger; Yoganandh; MichaelMaggs; mr2nique; Andrew Gaunce; thesecond A collection of short science fiction stories, written by H.G. Wells. - Summary by Krista Zaleski For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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May 8, 2022 James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of A Spring Song And A Later by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 1, 2022. Read in English by Algy Pug; Adrian Stephens; Bruce Kachuk; Christopher Collins; Garth Burton; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; mleigh; Patrick Randall; RajVO and robrestivo. This Weekly Poem is taken from Riley Songs of Home by James Whitcomb Riley (1910) - Summary by David Lawrence For further information,...
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May 8, 2022 Edgar A. Guest
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LibriVox recording of Keep Going by Edgar A. Guest. Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Keep Going, by Edgar A. Guest. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 24, 2022. ----- This poem is often wrongly attributed to John Greenleaf Whittier, but the source we're using is a scan of a 1921 newspaper with Guest attributed as the author. The line, "Success is failure turned inside out," is taken from this poem. - Summary by TriciaG...
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May 8, 2022 Joseph Conrad
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LibriVox recording of Lord Jim (version 2) by Joseph Conrad. Read in English by Peter Dann While it's not often described as such, "Lord Jim" can be viewed as a kind of love story whose real theme is the close bond which develops between an older and worldly-wise sea captain, Marlow, and a deeply troubled young sailor called Jim who, in the opening phase of the story, commits an act of reprehensible cowardice for which he is publicly shamed. While the novel's nominal focus rests...
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May 8, 2022 Rudyard Kipling
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LibriVox recording of Cuentos de las montañas by Rudyard Kipling. (Translated by Agustín Fernando de la Serna.) Read in Spanish by Volunteer Readers Aventurarnos en los “Cuentos de las Montañas” es zambullirnos sin concesiones en los antiguos días de la India durante la dominación británica, desde la perspectiva de un ciudadano patriota y orgulloso del imperio. R. Kipling, popular escritor, periodista y poeta inglés nacido en India y educado en Inglaterra, cimentó su reputación...
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May 7, 2022 William Allen White
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LibriVox recording of In Our Town by William Allen White. Read in English by volunteer readers. Some humorous, some heartwarming, some heartstring-pulling stories from the newspaper office of a small Kansas town, "in that part of the country called the West by those who live east of the Alleghenies, and referred to lovingly as 'back East' by those who dwell west of the Rockies. It is a country town where, as the song goes, 'you know everybody and they all know you,' and the country...
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May 6, 2022 Ellis Parker Butler
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LibriVox recording of Kilo: Being the Love Story of Eliph' Hewlitt Book Agent by Ellis Parker Butler. Read in English by DaleBarkley Traveling salesman Eliph' Hewlitt finds the love of his life in Kilo, Iowa and decides to settle down there. - Summary by Dale Barkley For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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May 6, 2022 Georgios Vizyinos
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LibriVox recording of Το μόνον της ζωής του ταξείδιον by Georgios Vizyinos. Read in Greek by Penelope Σε αυτό το διήγημα η φαντασία αγκαλιάζει την πραγματικότητα όπως στα παραμύθια. Ο παππούς ζει μέσα στη φαντασία του ιστορίες για βασιλοπούλες που ερωτεύονται το ραφτάκι τους και δεν μπορούν να ζήσουν...
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May 5, 2022 Richard Baxter
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LibriVox recording of The Quaker's Catechism by Richard Baxter. Read in English by InTheDesert I suppose thou wilt marvel that I trouble myself with so wild a generation as the people called Quakers are or that I trouble thee with a few hasty lines which I wrote on such an occasion. I'll truly tell thee the cause of both: They sent me five several papers, one of them containing the queries which I answer, and others of them almost nothing but a bundle of filthy railing words. They chose out one...
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May 3, 2022 Sherwood Anderson
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LibriVox recording of Poor White: a Novel by Sherwood Anderson. Read in English by Bob R. This is a story of the effect of industrialization on a small town and its people, around the beginning of the 20th Century. The lead character is Hugh McVey—a shy, lazy, fairly ignorant, dreamy young man. Most of the story takes place in the little town of Bidwell, Ohio, where Hugh gets a job as a telegraph operator. He does discover he has a talent with calculations and drawings that enable him to...
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May 3, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Love Stories Volume 5 by Various. Read in English by volunteer readers. Here are 20 more love stories under an hour each, offered by LibriVox volunteers, covering all kinds of experiences involving romance or other kinds of love resulting in heartbreak or happiness, fantastic or real -- where the heart overflows with passion, pride, emotion or wonder. You know -- love. - Summary by Michele Fry For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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May 3, 2022 Carey Rockwell
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LibriVox recording of The Revolt on Venus (Dramatic Reading) by Carey Rockwell. Read in English by Librivox volunteers  Space Cadets Tom Corbett, Roger Manning and Astro head to Venus for a tyrannosaurus hunt. Instead, they stumble on rebellion that threatens the entire Solar Alliance. - Summary by Rich Brown For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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May 3, 2022 Harold Bell Wright
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LibriVox recording of The Mine with the Iron Door by Harold Bell Wright. Read in English by Scotty Smith and Jim Locke Of all the stirring tales of this picturesque region of the Santa Catalinas, of all the romantic legends and traditions that have come down to us from its shadowy past, none is more filled with the essence of human life and love and hopes and dreams than is the tale of the Mine with the Iron Door. - Summary by The Author For further information, including links to online text,...
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LibriVox recording of The Vampire Nemesis and Other Weird Tales of the China Coast by Dolly. Read in English by Ben Tucker This unjustly forgotten classic collection of grisly horror stories from pseudonymous author Dolly brings us four tantalizing and terrible tales of hate-fueled murder, foul deeds, fierce creatures and other terrors that lurk in the dark. A vicious lout is given his just desserts at the claws of the titular creature in "The Vampire Nemesis". A spurned hypnotist...
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May 2, 2022 Morgan Robertson
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LibriVox recording of The Pirates by Morgan Robertson. Read in English by Joseph DeNoia A dozen men jailbreak from a naval prison, and steal the newest destroyer tied up at the docks to escape in: the fastest ship in the navy. However a young officer was the only one on board, and is now a part of the voyage to escape. Things get tense when he awakens, and finds his boyhood rival and enemy is one of the jailbreakers on board! Can the officer find a way to sabotage their escape, without being...
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May 2, 2022 Laura Lee Hope
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LibriVox recording of The Outdoor Girls in Army Service by Laura Lee Hope. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. This 8th book in the "Outdoor Girls" series, find the girls and boys again at Pine Island, but under very much altered conditions. America had entered the great World War and all the boys but Will Ford have volunteered. Later the boys were called to Camp Liberty, some distance from Deepdale, and the girls conceived the plan of opening a Hostess House for the benefit of...
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May 2, 2022 Aldous Huxley
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LibriVox recording of Limbo by Aldous Huxley. Read in English by Librivox volunteers This is Aldous Huxley's first collection of short stories, which consists of 6 stories and a play. Characters in the play, "Happy Families", read by the following Librivox volunteers: Aston: ToddHW Aston's Dummy: James R. Hedrick Topsy: czandra Topsy's Dummy: czandra Sir Jasper: Marvin Larson Belle: Dawn Sutton Henrika: Rachel Costello Cain: Krista Zaleski Stage Direction: Krista Zaleski (Summary by...
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LibriVox recording of Little Masterpieces of Science - The Naturalist as Interpreter and Seer by George Iles. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Another in the series of Little Masterpieces in Science, The Naturalist as Interpreter and Seer includes essays and excerpts from the works of Charles Darwin, Alfred R. Wallace, Thomas H. Huxley, Leland O. Howard and George Iles. The following topics are covered -The Origin of Species, The Descent of Man, Mimicry and Protective Resemblances Among...
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May 2, 2022 Charles F. Horne; Rossiter Johnson; John Rudd
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LibriVox recording of The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 8 by Charles F. Horne; Rossiter Johnson; John Rudd. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers A comprehensive and readable account of the world's history, emphasizing the more important events, and presenting these as complete narratives in the master-words of the most eminent historians. This is volume 8 of 22, covering from 1438-1513 AD . - Summary Adapted from the Title Page For further information, including links to online...
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May 1, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 227 by Various. Read in English by Volunteer Readers This is a collection of 44 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for April 2022. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit librivox.org . M4B Audiobook (49MB)
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May 1, 2022 Prudenci Bertrana
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LibriVox recording of Recull de contes by Prudenci Bertrana. Read in Catalan by Volunteer Readers Prudenci Bertrana fou un escriptor modernista que s’enfrontà al classicisme (i classisme) noucentista que dominava la Catalunya de principis del segle XX. Conegut sobretot per la seva novel·la Josafat (1906) i pel llibre de contes Proses bàrbares (1911), va publicar una gran quantitat de contes entre l’any 1903 i el 1937 que són considerats dels millors de la literatura catalana. Les seves...
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May 1, 2022 Georgiana Fullerton
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LibriVox recording of Ellen Middleton by Georgiana Fullerton. Read in English by Volunteer Readers Ellen Middleton had a happy childhood with her uncle and aunt. She grew up alongside her cousin Julia. Suddenly, something happened. Her life spiraled out of control. She married the wrong man. Her life is ruined and she is tormented by guilt over something she has done. A huge secret she holds and wishes to keep. A secret which, if revealed, would ruin her life forever. Lady Georgiana Fullerton...
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May 1, 2022 Dorothy Frances McCrae
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LibriVox recording of The Treasure by Dorothy Frances McCrae. Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Treasure, by Dorothy Frances McCrae. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 24, 2022. ----- Dorothy Frances McCrae was an Australian poet. - Summary by TriciaG For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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May 1, 2022 G. Thompson Hutchinson
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LibriVox recording of As Time Glides On by G. Thompson Hutchinson. Read in English by Krista Zaleski. A collection of short poems, each referencing a specific month of the year, arranged by G. Thompson Hutchinson. - Summary by Krista Zaleski For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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Apr 30, 2022 Stephen Marlowe
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LibriVox recording of Recruit for Andromeda by Stephen Marlowe. Read in English by Andrew Huguelet No one comes back from the Nowhere Journey, whatever they say about some “rotation.” When Kit Temple's drafted, he figures he's leaving his girl, his life, behind forever. But his fellow-draftee, the enigmatic Arkalion, seems to know a lot more than what he's letting on. When Kit follows Arkalion to the end of space and time, he finds out what's really going on in this “Nowhere” and takes...
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Apr 30, 2022 Käthe Schirmacher
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LibriVox recording of The Modern Woman's Rights Movement by Käthe Schirmacher. (Translated by Carl Conrad Eckhardt.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers A history of the international woman’s rights movements originally published in 1905 and updated in 1909; English translation published in 1912. A lot has been written about the woman’s suffrage movements in the United States and England, but this book is unique in that it includes, in addition, chapters on the international woman's...
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Apr 30, 2022 Thornton W. Burgess
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LibriVox recording of Little Joe Otter (Version 2) by Thornton W. Burgess. Read in English by Jude Somers. Little Joe Otter, Mrs. Otter, and the two Otter children go on a traveling adventure where the children learn about trappers, bobcats, and the great fun of a slippery slide. (Summary by Jude Somers) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
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Apr 30, 2022 Theodore Roosevelt
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LibriVox recording of A Square Deal by Theodore Roosevelt. Read in English by volunteer readers. Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt became the 26th president of the United States when president William McKinley was assassinated in 1901. As the youngest president, Roosevelt advanced the progressive Republican program known as the “Square Deal” focused on conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection. Expanding on this theme, “The matter contained is this book...
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Apr 30, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Dramatic Reading Scene and Story Collection, Volume 003 by Various. Librivox readers present a collection of their favorite chapters and short stories, with the original author’s words all brought to life with different reader voices for each character in our popular Dramatic Reading style. This volume includes readings from Louisa May Alcott, two by L M Montgomery, Lewis Carroll, Victor Hugo, Kate Chopin, C K Chesterton, Jack London, and A A Milne. NOTE that Milne died...
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Apr 29, 2022 Pansy
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LibriVox recording of What They Couldn't: A Home Story by Pansy. Read in English by TriciaG The Cameron family tries to keep up in society despite their more limited finances, by "making a dollar look to [their] friends as though it was ten dollars," much to the harried father's embarrassment and potential ruin. In addition to the financial stress, the youngest daughter has been "bringing up herself," such that she's on the road to moral peril. This story follows the life of...
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Apr 29, 2022 Morgan Robertson
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LibriVox recording of The Wreck of the Titan, or Futility by Morgan Robertson. Read in English by Joseph DeNoia The Titan: the latest and most awesome industrial feat of modern luxury ocean liner, holding two thousand passengers, is set to sail the Northern Lane Route between New York and England. This alleged unsinkable and indestructible vessel is set to beat the record for this voyage in less than 5 days! In her crew: John Rowland; a drunk, and washed-out naval seaman. On the passenger list:...
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Apr 29, 2022 Benito Pérez Galdós
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LibriVox recording of Tormento by Benito Pérez Galdós. Read in Spanish by Mongope Amparo (Tormento) es una muchacha sencilla, noble y trabajadora. Vive con su hermana, Refugio, que no se le parece en nada. Amparo, trabaja como sirvienta en casa de Francisco de Bringas y su esposa Rosalía Pipaón. Un día aparece por la casa un familiar, Agustín Caballero, hombre venido de las Indias donde se procuró una extensa fortuna. Éste empieza a sentir vivo interés por Amparo, cosa que no sienta...
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Apr 28, 2022 Burt L. Standish
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LibriVox recording of The Rockspur Eleven by Burt L. Standish. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. A fine football story for boys. This is another dime novel from the author of the Frank Merriman series. (Summary by Burt L. Standish) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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Apr 28, 2022 Laura Lee Hope
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LibriVox recording of The Outdoor Girls on Pine Island by Laura Lee Hope. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. In this 7th volume of the "Outdoor Girls" series, the girls spend the summer in a bungalow on Pine Island. The young people accidentally discovered a gypsy cave concealed by underbrush, and succeed not only in rounding up the band of gypsies, but in recovering several valuable articles that had been stolen from the girls. (Summary adapted from the book) For further...
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Apr 28, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Friends of Ukraine Publications. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. A number of publications distributed by the Friends of Ukraine in the period after the First World War when the Ukraine was struggling for its independence. (Summary by KevinS) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become...
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Apr 27, 2022 William Cullen Bryant
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Thanatopsis, by William Cullen Bryant. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 12, 2022.   Read in English by Adrian Stephens; Bruce Kachuk; CalmDragon; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; Michele Fry; Peter Yearsley; Richa Jain and William Allan Jones.  The author was only 18 when he wrote this contemplation on death, his most famous poem. His teenage musings on nature's capacity to delight us and calm us while we live,...
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Apr 27, 2022 Herman Melville
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LibriVox recording of The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville. Read in English by John Greenman. A collection of six short stories by American writer Herman Melville, published in May 1856. Except for the newly written title story, "The Piazza," all of the stories had appeared in Putnam's Monthly between 1853 and 1855. The collection includes what has long been regarded as three of Melville's most important achievements in the genre of short fiction, "Bartleby, the Scrivener",...
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Apr 26, 2022 Winthrop Packard
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LibriVox recording of Wild Pastures by Winthrop Packard. Read in English by Ryan Hammond; Owlivia; TR Love; Victor Seremet; fred; Susan Floerchinger; Jeffrey Michals-Brown; ChristineO; Nan Dodge; Seamus W. K. American naturalist, Winthrop Packard, takes on a journey along pastures, ponds, bogs, brooks and woods alerting us to their many inhabitants. He points out the birds, butterflies, fish, frogs and even skunks, and describes them and their habitat with free flowing narrative that is both...
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