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by John William Streets
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LibriVox recording of Challenge by John William Streets. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Christie Crews; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Hats4cats; Ian King; J. McDougall; Lee Ann Howlett; bean420; MaryAnn; Maria Kasper; Ruth Golding; SamanthaBraswell The editor of the volume Made in the Trenches includes these poignant notes: Corporal Streets, in submitting these sonnets some months ago, wrote: "They express not only my feelings but the feelings of thousands of...
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by Jules Verne
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LibriVox Aufnahme von Der Chancellor , von Jules Verne. Gelesen von: AKINOM, Anne, Christian Al-Kadi, Kristine Bekere, Dirk Eichhorn, Gesine, Karlsson, Lisa, Ragnar und Dirk Weber. LibriVox recording of Der Chancellor, by Jules Vernes. Read in German. Der Chancellor ist eines von Jules Vernes ungewöhnlichsten Werken. Es erzählt vom Untergang eines Schiffes in Form eines Tagebuches, das der Passagier J.-R. Kazallon führt, wird die letzte Fahrt des Dreimasters Chancellor geschildert, der...
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by Laura Lee Hope
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LibriVox recording of The Outdoor Girls Around the Campfire by Laura Lee Hope. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. This is book #13 in the "Outdoor Girls" series. The girls decide to camp out at a shack along the shores of Rainbow Lake, but when they arrive it has burned to the ground. Who is prowling around the camp at night, and what is the story of a sweet old lady they meet, known as the Old Maid of the Mountains. (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including...
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by John Cleland
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LibriVox recording of Fanny Hill, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland. Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1749) was the first widely-read English novel in the genre "Erotica." It was written by John Cleland as he was serving hard time at a debtor's prison in London. Over the centuries, the novel has been repeatedly banned by authorities, assuring its preeminent role in the history of the ongoing struggle against censorship of free expression. Until Fanny Hill ,...
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by Marie D. Webster
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LibriVox recording of Quilts, Their Story and How to Make Them by Marie D. Webster. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. Although the quilt is one of the most familiar and necessary articles in our households, its story is yet to be told. In spite of its universal use and intimate connection with our lives, its past is a mystery which -- at the most -- can only be partially unravelled. (from the Introduction) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by Ralph Milne Farley
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LibriVox recording of The Radio Planet by Ralph Milne Farley. Read in English by KevinS; Lynette Caulkins; John; Gitchegumi; Kirill D; Mark Nelson; Alexis Duclaux; Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan; Dr. Lyndon; Shashank Jakhmola; Adrian Stephens; Michael Knowles; mokka Could you make a radio set? Don’t answer rashly. Don’t say that you have already built several. For note that we did not ask whether you could assemble a set from parts already manufactured by others, but rather whether you could build...
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LibriVox recording of The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice; Or, Solving a Wireless Mystery by Allen Chapman. Read in English by Tom Hirsch Radio is an ideal boy’s hobby, but it is not limited to youth. Nevertheless it offers a wonderful scope for the unquenchable enthusiasm that always accompanies the application of youthful endeavor, and it is a fact that the majority of the wonderful inventions and improvements that have been made in radio have been produced by young men. To be appended and/or...
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by Friedrich Schiller
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LibriVox recording of Die Räuber - Ein Schauspiel, by Friedrich Schiller. Read by redaer. This recording is in German. Die Räuber ist der Titel des ersten veröffentlichten Dramas von Friedrich Schiller. Das Werk, das zunächst nicht als Bühnenstück, sondern als Lesedrama vorgesehen war (siehe unterdrückte Vorrede), sorgte für nationales Aufsehen im Literaturbetrieb und machte Schiller schlagartig berühmt. (Zusammenfassung von Wikipedia) Enthält die Besprechung "Die Räuber. Ein...
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by Emily Dickinson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Railway Train by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 28, 2011. Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Dickinson's poems are unique for the era in which she wrote; they...
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by Olive Custance
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LibriVox recording of Rainbows by Olive Custance. Read in English by Nemo At age 16, London blueblood Olive Custance already figured in literary circles shared by Oscar Wilde and John Gray. She later wrote for the "Yellow Book", a notorious British quarterly of the late 1890's, featuring poems, essays, short stories and artwork by many well-known writers and artists of the age. In 1902 she married Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas, famed for his relationship with Oscar Wilde. Opals, her...
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Arnold. As usual, Trollope creates a nice variety of characters of different English classes, sentiments and positions. The primary themes are the inheritance of property, extravagance or reason in the spending of assets, the mating of young people, and the electoral practices of the time. The election chapters are based on Trollope's own experiences when he ran for Parliament. There are, of course, many subplots which...
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by Francis Marion Crawford
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LibriVox recording of The Ralstons by Francis Marion Crawford. Read in English by Lynne T Katharine has married Jack Ralston secretly and hoped to force her rich uncle's hand in assisting him to find a career. After his refusal, she couldn't face her new husband to break the news and a series of mishaps led everyone - Katharine included - to believe Jack had fallen victim to the demon he had been fighting: drink. Realizing that she need not acknowledge the marriage, yet unable to continue on as...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of The Pretty Lady, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Simon Evers. ‘The Pretty Lady’ is considered to be one of Bennett's most revealing and under-rated works. It is the story of a French prostitute, Christine, who has escaped from wartime Ostend, and set herself up in business in London. Though a refugee, she demands no pity; she is self-sufficient, practical and realistic. Christine is not a harpy preying on innocent soldiers, but a canny businesswoman, doing the best she can...
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by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of The Pretty Sister Of José by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read in English by LibriVox Vounteers. Pepita would rather become a witch than a wife. She's seen too many women, including her mother, wither away at their husband's hands. Popular and respected, our gentle, but fiercely independent heroine immediately grows cruel and cold to any suitor drawn in by her allure. When a famous bullfighting lady killer from Madrid takes interest in her, will Pepita's resolve crumble with...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of The Age of the Puritans Volume 2. Read in English by InTheDesert. This volume of The Age of the Puritans (late 16th century and 17th century) begins with Theodore Beza's 1575 catechism, brief and simple enough to be learned by children. William Perkins preaches a sermon on a life centred on 'Christ crucified', Pierre du Moulin, the Huguenot, on suffering as a Christian and Richard Sibbes on 1 Peter 4:18. John Owen gives his oppinion on how dissenters should consider their...
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by William Henry Hudson
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LibriVox recording of The Purple Land by William Henry Hudson. Read in English by Larry Wilson; MaryAnn; DJRickyV; Alexander Brett; jftocanada; Kalynda; Jairus Amar; Chancho Jomp In W.H. Hudson’s first novel, an Englishman wandering on horseback across the pampas finds adventure and romance in Uruguay. The full title became: “The Purple Land: Being the Narrative of One Richard Lamb's Adventures in The Banda Oriental, in South America, as Told By Himself”. In the preface to "The Sun...
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by Edith Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of Pussy and Doggy Tales, by Edith Nesbit. Charming Tales about cats and dogs. (Summary by Elli) 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 (42MB)
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by 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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by Agnes Strickland; Elisabeth Strickland
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LibriVox recording of The Lives of the Queens of England, Volume 7 by Agnes Strickland; Elisabeth Strickland. Read in English by Ann Boulais The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by her sister Elisabeth. These volumes give biographies of the queens of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066. Although by today's standards, it is not seen as a very scholarly work, the Stricklands used many sources...
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by Jean Ingelow
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LibriVox recording of From Queen's Gardens by Jean Ingelow. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Foon This is the second part of a collection of poetry written by English female poets. This part of From Queen's Gardens is a collection of 30 poems by Jean Ingelow. - Summary by Carolin 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...
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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of Queen Zixi of Ix or The Story of the Magic Cloak by L. Frank Baum. Read in English by Phil Chenevert L.Frank Baum, or the Wizard of Oz fame, wrote this delightful book and considered it his best of all that he wrote. it tells the story of faries who weave a magic cloak one day that has the ability to grant it's owner one wish. That's all, just one. After this they must then give it away to another person who will then have a wish of their own. The travels of this magic...
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by Luis Carlos Martins Pena
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LibriVox recording of Quem casa, quer casa by Luis Carlos Martins Pena. Read in Portuguese by Leni; brianna; Pier; Rachel Moraes; KevinS; Kazbek; deni; L.S.B.Seabra; AlexOliveira75 Comedia dramática que descreve as confusões e as brigas de uma família onde mais de um casal vive na mesma casa. Retrato irônico e animado da vida familiar da época. - Summary by Pier For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by W. E. B. Du Bois
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LibriVox recording of The Quest of the Silver Fleece, by W. E. B. Du Bois. Read by AJai Hilton & Richard Kilmer. The Quest of the Silver Fleece is a story of romance, race economics and politics set around the 1900s. Here, a traditionally educated boy and an unschooled “swamp girl” each begin a journey toward love, ambition and redemption in the “Old South.” (Summary by AJai Hilton) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by Anonymous
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In this saga, the events that led to Eirik the Red's banishment to Greenland are chronicled, as well as Leif Eirikson's discovery of Vinland the Good (a place where wheat and grapes grew naturally), after his longboat was blown off-course. By geographical details, this place is surmised to be present-day Newfoundland, and is likely the first European discovery of the American mainland, some five centuries before Christopher Columbus's journey. (Summary from Wikipedia.) For further information,...
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by Rev. O. R. Vassall-Phillips
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LibriVox recording of Life of Saint Gerard Majella by Rev. O. R. Vassall-Phillips. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. Saint Gerard Majella was an Italian lay brother of the Redemptorists. His only ambition was to be like Jesus Christ in his sufferings and humiliations. St. Alphonsus considered him a miracle of obedience. Although weak in body, he did the work of three, and his great charity earned for him the title of Father of the Poor. He was a model of every virtue, and so drawn to Our...
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by Various
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LibriVox Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 028 von verschiedenen Dichtern. Auf Deutsch gelesen von LibriVox Freiwilligen. Eine Sammlung von 16 deutschen Gedichten für LibriVox. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier. 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...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 032 Read in German by LibriVox Volunteers. Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Franziska Gräfin zu Reventlow (1871–1918): Tot Fritz von Ostini (1861-1927): Postskriptum; Hans und Marie; Die Glocken Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811): Der verlegene Magistrat Ludwig Bechstein (1801-1860): Die beiden Brüder; Des Hundes Not Carl Grunert (1865-1918): Das Ei des Urvogels Gustav Meyrink (1868–1932): Der...
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by Gottfried Keller
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Librivox Aufnahme von Erzählungen aus 'Die Leute von Seldwyla' , von Gottfried Keller. Read in German by Hans Hafen. Die Leute von Seldwyla ist ein zweiteiliger Novellenzyklus des Schweizer Dichters Gottfried Keller. Es umfasst zehn "Lebensbilder" (so der Arbeitstitel während der Berliner Entstehungszeit), die durch einen gemeinsamen Schauplatz, die fiktive Schweizerstadt Seldwyla, zusammengehalten werden. Diese Sammlung umfaßt sechs der zehn Novellen. (Zusammenfassung von...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 027, by Various. Read in German by LibriVox volunteers. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804): Vom Meinen, Wissen und Glauben. Aus: Kritik der reinen Vernunft Ludwig Bechstein (1801-1860): Das Natterkrönlein (aus Märchen-Sammlung) Franz Kafka (1883-1924): Ein Brudermord Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811): Über das Marionettentheater Max Dauthendey (1867–1918): Zwei Reiter am Meer Max Dauthendey (1867–1918): Likse und Panulla Gebrüder Grimm...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa by Various. Read in German by Julia Niedermaier; Eva K.; Hokuspokus; Bernd Ungerer; Hawe Diese Sammlung umfasst 10 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier . 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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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 046 by Various. Read in German by Hokuspokus; Ramona Deininger-Schnabel; Willi Rabe; DomBombadil; Cyamis; Bernd Ungerer; Eva K. Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Das Faß Amontillado übersetzt von Gisela Etzel Vor der Galavorstellung übersetzt von Franz Weil Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier . For further...
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LibriVox recording of Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 041, by various. Read in German by LibriVox volunteers. Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahmen (Erzählungen, Gedichte, Märchen, Essays) in anderen LibriVox Sammlungen gibt es hier . 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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by Carl von Ossietzky
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LibriVox recording of Sämtliche Schriften 1911-1921, Teil 6 by Carl von Ossietzky. Read in German by Rogthey; Monika M. C.; Friedrich; Capybara; Sonia; Rhigma; Kalynda Carl von Ossietzky war ein prominenter Journalist und Pazifist zur Zeit der Weimarer Republik, der für sein Engagement 1935 mit dem Friedensnobelpreis geehrt wurde. Während in den vorigen Teilen viele Kritiken und andere Artikel über Kunst und Wissenschaft zu finden waren, schreibt Ossietzky gegen Ende des Jahres 1921 wieder...
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by Samuel Adams
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LibriVox recording of The Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 2 by Samuel Adams. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Most Americans and many of other nationalities have heard of Samuel Adams. He was regarded in the Pre-Revolutionary Period of American History as a Statesman, Political Philosopher and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a prominent politician in Colonial Massachusetts and a prolific writer in defense of the relationship between the British American...
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by Upton Sinclair
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What would happen to you if you tried to make your way in the world believing all the clear, simple things you had ever been taught growing up? Here we have one response to that question, a commentary by the great novelist, journalist and political activist Upton Sinclair, on what we are to encounter as we make our way in this world we live in. It is set against the backdrop of its time (about a hundred years ago) and place (a capitalist microcosm called "Lockmanville" in upstate New...
Topic: socialism, capitalism, class struggle, economics, individualism, social reform,iction, literature,...
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by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
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LibriVox recording of Sandhya, Songs of Twilight by Dhan Gopal Mukerji. Read in English by Anusha Iyer; Josh Kibbey; Bruce Kachuk; Stefan Von Blon; Peter Yearsley Dhan Gopal Mukerji wrote Sandhya, Songs of Twilight while in San Francisco, as a way to support himself and pay for his college education. This collection of poems has several references to his homeland, India. In 1928, Mukerji was awarded the John Newbery Medal. - Summary by Wikipedia and Anusha For further information, including...
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by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer
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Librivox Aufnahme von Der Schuß von der Kanzel , von Conrad Ferdinand Meyer. Read in German by Hans Hafen. Der Schuß von der Kanzel ist eine humoristische Novelle von Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825–1898), die vom Werk Gottfried Kellers beeinflusst ist und zwischen Mai und August 1877 entstanden ist. Sie wurde erstmals im Zürcher Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1878 veröffentlicht. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Wilhelm Raabe
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Librivox recording of Die schwarze Galeere , by Wilhelm Raabe. Read in German by Felix Im Jahr 1599 sind die Niederlande von den Spaniern besetzt. Die Stadt Antwerpen ist bevölkert von italienischen Söldnern. Doch die Niederländer leisten Widerstand. Auf See ist der Wille der "Wassergeusen" ungebrochen und ihre Schlagkraft von den Besatzern gefürchtet. Am meisten graut ihnen jedoch vor dem Flaggschiff: Die schwarze Galeere... (Zusammenfassung von Felix) For further information,...
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by Jeremias Gotthelf
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Librivox Aufnahme von Die schwarze Spinne , von Jeremias Gotthelf. Read in German by Hans Hafen. Die schwarze Spinne ist eine Novelle von Jeremias Gotthelf aus dem Jahr 1842 . Eingebettet in eine idyllisch angelegte Rahmenerzählung werden alte Sagen zu einer gleichnishaften Erzählung über christlich-humanistische Vorstellungen von Gut und Böse verarbeitet. Die Novelle ist unterteilt in die am Anfang auftretende Rahmenhandlung, die jedoch später zur Binnenhandlung übertritt. Zuerst kaum...
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by Charles Whibley
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Scoundrels by Charles Whibley. Read in English by Greg Lewin. An ironic history of British criminals, mostly pre-Victorian pickpockets, highwaymen and thieves. Here we meet Moll Cutpurse the Queen of thieves, Jonathan Wild the Thief-taker General, Captain Hind the gallant highwayman and many others. The book begins with an essay on the artistic achievements of thievery followed by a sequence of short biographies. Summary by Greg Lewin. For further information,...
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by Edward Whymper
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LibriVox recording of Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69, by Edward Whymper. Read by Nicholas Clifford Scrambles Amongst the Alps is one the great classics (some would say the greatest) of early mountaineering literature, and Edward Whymper (1840-1911) one of the leading figures of the early years of Alpine climbing. He is best known, of course, for his many attempts on the Matterhorn, and for the loss of four members of his climbing party after the successful first ascent of the...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Sea Poems: An Idiosyncratic Selection by Various. Read in English by David Wales Seventeen poems about the sea or in which the sea plays an important role. - Summary by david wales The selection includes: The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner , by Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Kraken , by Alfred Tennyson Dover Beach , by Matthew Arnold Ariel's Song in The Tempest (Act 1, Scene 2), by William Shakespeare A Sea Dirge , by Lewis Carroll The Jumblies , by Edward Lear Dutch Lullaby...
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by Robert W. Chambers
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LibriVox recording of In Search of the Unknown by Robert W. Chambers. Read in English by Peter Eastman Robert Chambers was a contemporary of Lovecraft, and this book consists of "weird supernatural tales" in a somewhat similar manner, except that the emphasis is on humor rather than horror. The narrator works for the newly opened Bronx Zoo in New York. He describes his adventures trying to obtain various rare specimens for the zoo's collection, animals that range from the merely...
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by Voltairine de Cleyre (1866-1912)
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LibriVox recording of Selected Works: Haymarket Speeches by Voltairine de Cleyre, read by Enko. Voltairine de Cleyre was an American anarchist. She was skilled in many subjects and wrote essays, poems, letters, sketches, stories and speeches. These are her selected Haymarket speeches. (Summary by enko) 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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by Thomas Browne
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LibriVox recording of Selected Works of Sir Thomas Browne by Thomas Browne. Read in English by Barbara Baker Selections from the varied writings of a 17th century English doctor with a well-stocked mind, an interest in the new science of his age and a deep religious faith. His prose is famous for its Baroque complexity and its frequent eloquence. Sir Thomas endowed English with numerous quotations and was a notable coiner of words, many of which are still in common use. - Summary by Barbara...
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by Robert G. Ingersoll
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LibriVox recording of Selected Interviews with Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 1 by Robert G. Ingersoll. Read in English by Ted Delorme; Claudia Salto; Edward Kirkby; Scott Danneker; Julia Niedermaier; Chris Chapman; Phil Chenevert; Herman Roskams A controversial lecturer, brilliant lawyer, and arguably the most famous orator of the mid to late 1800's, Ingersoll railed against the absurdities of the Bible and cruelties of Christianity, particularly the horrific notion of "eternal...
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by Saint Jane Frances de Chantal
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LibriVox recording of Selected Letters of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal by Saint Jane Frances de Chantal. (Translated by The Sisters of the Visitation.) Read in English by Eduardo; Christine Lehman; dylandrego; Joseph Tabler; Carol; Larry Wilson; April6090; Colleen McMahon; Kalynda; gsharp88; Nsilvermoon; Mich_elle; Maria de Fátima da Silva; Twinkle; Ken Hallenius Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (1572 – 1641) is a Roman Catholic Saint, who founded The Congregation of the Visitation after the...
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LibriVox recording of Self Help; with Illustrations of Conduct and Perseverance by Samuel Smiles. Read in English by volunteer readers. Self-Help is the book that gave its name to the whole genre of literature known by that name. It is full of profiles of individuals who, through hard work, perseverance, and taking advantage of every opportunity that came their way, succeeded. At the same time, it discourages greed and promotes charity and philanthropy. It has been called "the bible of...
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by Sam K. Cowan
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LibriVox recording of Sergeant York and His People, by Sam Cowan. Read by Brett W. Downey From a cabin back in the mountains of Tennessee, forty-eight miles from the railroad, a young man went to the World War. He was untutored in the ways of the world. Caught by the enemy in the cove of a hill in the Forest of Argonne, he did not run; but sank into the bushes and single-handed fought a battalion of German machine gunners until he made them come down that hill to him with their hands in air....
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by William Law
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LibriVox recording of A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law. This is one of the greatest devotional books of the Christian faith, inspiring thousands to a closer walk with their Lord. John Wesley was a close associate of Mr. Law and was influenced by this very book to some of his great work in England, and America too. William Law uses fictional characters to illustrate what true devotion is, and what it is not. This makes for a very interesting reading experience. Every...
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by Aeschylus
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LibriVox recording of Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus. (Translated by Arthur Sanders Way.) Read in English by Expatriate Seven against Thebes is the third play in an Oedipus-themed trilogy produced by Aeschylus in 467 BC. The trilogy is sometimes referred to as the Oedipodea. It concerns the battle between an Argive army led by Polynices and the army of Thebes led by Eteocles and his supporters. The trilogy won the first prize at the City Dionysia. The trilogy's first two plays, Laius and...
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by William Le Queux
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LibriVox recording of THE SEVEN SECRETS, by WILLIAM LE QUEUX. Read by TOM WEISS. A true “whodunit” with as many twists and turns as an English country road. Old man Courtenay is found murdered in his bed. Dr. Ralph Boyd is summoned to Courtenay Manor to examine the slain man and discovers a clue that might solve the case. But, he decides to keep the clue private for personal reasons. In the meantime, Scotland Yard has no clues as the culprits or the motive. Dr. Boyd, because of his new...
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by Booth Tarkington
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LibriVox recording of Seventeen by Booth Tarkington Read by Jonathan Burchard A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family Especially William (Summary by 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 become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B(184mb)
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by Eliza Burt Gamble
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LibriVox recording of The Sexes in Science and History by Eliza Burt Gamble. Read in English by Rapunzelina In this revised second edition of her first book "The evolution of woman" (1894), subtitled "An inquiry into the dogma of woman's inferiority to man", Eliza Burt Gamble uses Darwin's theory of evolution and other scientific information to compare the development of the male and female organisms and describe their differences. Introducing the role of the woman in...
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by Eduard Mörike
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LibriVox recording of Der Schatz, by Eduard Mörike. Read in German by Hokuspokus. Eine märchenhafte Geisternovelle. Zur Konfirmation hat Franz Arbogast, an einem Ostersonntag geboren, ein geheimnisvolles Büchlein mit Lebensregeln für Osterkinder bekommen. Jahre später ist er als Goldschmiedsgeselle unterwegs, um kostbare Steine für einen Krone einzukaufen, doch all sein Geld wird ihm auf rätselhafte Weise gestohlen. Noch rätselhafter aber ist, dass sein Büchlein den Verlust voraussagt...
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by Alexander Lange Kielland
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LibriVox recording of Schnee, by Alexander Lange Kielland. Read in German by Jessi. Als Johannes an Ostern mit seiner Verlobten Gabriele seine Eltern besucht, kommt es zu Spannungen zwischen seinem Vater und Gabriele. Der Vater, Daniel Jürges, ist ein einflussreicher Priester und ein überzeugter Gegner der modernen Ansichten, die einen kritischen Standpunkt der Kirche gegenüber vertreten. Für den Vater ist klar, dass Johannes seinem Beispiel folgen und ebenfalls Prediger werden wird,...
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by Friedrich Hebbel
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LibriVox recording of Schnock by Friedrich Hebbel. Read in German by Claus Misfeldt Hebbel schildert in seiner Kurzgeschichte die Umstände einer zufällig gemachten Reisebekanntschaft. - Summary by Claus Misfeldt 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...
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by Louisa May Alcott
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LibriVox recording of ROSE IN BLOOM, by LOUISA MAY ALCOTT. Read by Maria Therese. Opening several years after the close of "Eight Cousins", we find Rose coming home fresh from a voyage overseas, to find much changed about her. Now of a marriageable age and heiress to a fortune, Rose finds joy,sorrow, and finally love await her -- as the Rose is finally ready to bloom into a good, strong, sweet and true woman. This sequel to Eight Cousins was written by Louisa May Alcott, the author of...
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by Paul Hensel
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LibriVox recording of Rousseau by Paul Hensel. Read in German by Rebecca Braunert-Plunkett; schrm; Kazbek; Kornelius; Celila; Sonia Monographie zu Leben und Werk Jean-Jacques Rousseaus In diesem Werk erörtert Paul Hensel in groben Zügen das Leben und Werk des oftmals zuwenig weitreichend gesehenen, missverstandenen J.J. Rousseaus. Die Titelüberschriften der Kapitel Mensch, Rechtsphilosophie, Erziehungslehre, Nouvelle Héloïse (Stichwort Liebe) lassen schon erahnen, dass die großen Themen...
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by Seba Smith; Lawrence Labree
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LibriVox recording of The Rover Vol. 01 No. 03 by Seba Smith; Lawrence Labree. Read in English by AllenO; Sshoger; Kate Follis; Jim Locke "The Rover: A weekly magazine of tales, poetry and engravings, original and selected" was a magazine started in 1843 by Seba Smith and Lawrence Labree. The editors aimed at a high quality standard in their selection of short stories and poetry. Every half-year, the 26 weekly issues were also published under a bound compilation. This is the third...
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by Omar Khayyam
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LibriVox recording of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Richard Le Gallienne. Read by Michael Armenta. One of the greatest works of poetry in history, this lyric poem presents the deep feelings and emotions of the poet on subjects such as life, death, love, God and destiny. (Summary by Michael Armenta) 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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by Omar Khayyám
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LibriVox recording of A Rubaiyat Miscellany by Omar Khayyám. (Translated by Richard le Gallienne; Edward FitzGerald; Arthur Guiterman; Ruel William Whitney.) Read in English by Algy Pug The translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald has remained the most celebrated rendering in English of the Persian poet's work. While several other scholars produced their own translations of the Rubaiyat, yet others contented themselves by just paraphrasing the work of Fitzgerald. This...
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by Omar Khayyam
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LibriVox recording of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward Whinfield. Omar Khayyám (1048–1131) was a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. In the Western world he is most famous for his many rubáiyát (quatrains), a four line rhyming stanza, which were popularized in an extensively reworked collection in English by Edward Fitzgerald, the first edition of which appeared in 1859. However, Fitzgerald was neither the first nor the most scholarly of the...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of a Ruby Wedding Collection by various authors. Read in English by Ruth Golding. This collection comprises short stories, poems, a little bit of history and a little bit of ornithology, all with ruby connections. The reader greatly enjoyed searching out suitable gems for inclusion in this celebration of her own Ruby Wedding Anniversary. 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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by Frank Stockton
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LibriVox recording of Rudder Grange, by Frank Stockton. Read by Sibella Denton. This book presents a number of short, comedic sketches of a country life in middle America in the late 1800s. The hilarious twists and turns endear our adorable, naive married couple to the reader; and the orphan servant Pomona - dear, odd, funny Pomona! - is the focus of several of the stories. Imagine a honeymoon in a lunatic asylum, and you've got Rudder Grange! For further information, including links to online...
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by Murray Leinster
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LibriVox recording of The Runaway Skyscraper, by Murray Leinster. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Arthur Chamberlain has problems. His one-man engineering firm is faltering and his pretty secretary Estelle barely notices him. But these problems are put aside when his Manhattan office building falls into the fourth dimension. Madison Square is filled with wigwams and it’s up to Arthur to engineer a way to make his building to fall back to the future. – The Runaway Skyscraper first...
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by René Descartes
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LibriVox recording of Selections from the Principles of Philosophy by René Descartes. (Translated by John Veitch.) Read in English by Foon The Principles of Philosophy, originally published in Latin in 1644, and translated to French in 1647, sets forth the principles of nature--the Laws of Physics--as Descartes viewed them. The book provides a systematic statement of natural philosophy and metaphysics, and represents the first truly comprehensive, mechanistic account of the universe. The...
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Sense and Sensibility (Version 3), by Jane Austen. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first published novel, focuses on the lives and loves of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. The sensible Elinor and the sensitive Marianne both fall for men whose affections are otherwise engaged. The novel includes a wonderful cast of colorful supporting characters, as well as Austen's trademark dry wit and ironic narration. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)...
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of Sermons to Children by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by MaryAnn Twenty-three sermons where the truth to be taught is appended to a story as a Moral. Some of these sermons reflect the doctrines of infant baptism and transubstantiation. (Summary by MaryAnn) 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...
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by H. P. Lovecraft
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LibriVox recording of Seven H.P. Lovecraft Stories by H. Philip Lovecraft Read by Phil Chenevert Howard Phillips Lovecraft, better known as H.P. Lovecraft, was an American author of horror, fantasy, poetry and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction and many feel he is the acknowledged master of creepy, weird and unsettling stories. These are seven stories by Lovecraft that literally span his career; some being written when he was barely a teenager and one (The Shunned...
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by Myrtle Reed
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LibriVox recording of The Shadow of Victory by Myrtle Reed. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; KHand; Natalie Paula; MaryAnn; crystalarmeta; Jairus Amar; Tony Green This is another work by the author Myrtle Reed who is also the author of "The Spinster Bbook" and "Old Rose and Silver" and was a bestseller during 1903. (Summary by sidhu177) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B Audiobook or other formats (if...
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by Jonathan Swift
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of On A Shadow In A Glass by Jonathan Swift. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for August 2, 2015. Read in English by Ann K; Domenica Campbell; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; JoeBlu; J. McDougall; Julia Niedermaier; Larry Wilson; Leonard Wilson and Maria Kasper. Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral,...
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Renard T. Fox. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1841. Poe referred to it as a "tale of ratiocination" featuring the brilliant deductions of C. Auguste Dupin; it is today regarded as one of the first detective stories and is almost certainly the first locked room mystery. (Summary from Wikipedia) For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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by Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev; Александр Николаевич Афанасьев
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LibriVox recording of Народные русские сказки (Russian Fairy Tales), Выпуск 2 by Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev. Read in Russian by LibriVox Volunteers. Коллекция "Народные русские сказки" А.Н. Афанасьева впервые представила в печати народную сказочную традицию в своём многообразии и истинном виде, бережно сохраняя...
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by Mabel E. Wotton
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LibriVox recording of Word Portraits of Famous Writers by Mabel E. Wotton. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Nemo; Kathleen Moore; ADKreader; Sonia; Phil Schempf; Michael Fassio; Tomas Peter; Adele Pooley; Eva Davis; Steve C; April6090; Amy Gramour; Kay Sun; Demosthenes; Devorah Allen; VfkaBT; Robert Robinson; MaryAnn; BettyB; Greg Giordano; Emma Charlotte; Rosemarie DeSapio Mabel Elizabeth Wotton, an author herself, moved in the literary circles of the late nineteenth century establishing many...
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by Francis Edward Tourscher
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LibriVox recording of Work Of The Sisters During The Epidemic Of Influenza October, 1918 by Francis Edward Tourscher. Read in English by David Wales In 1918 over 2,000 Roman Catholic nuns left their convents in the Philadelphia area to nurse the sick and dying of the influenza epidemic. Twenty-three of the sisters died because of their ministrations. This is an account of their heroic work published in the American Catholic Historical Society Of Philadelphia, 1919. “Gathered and arranged from...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The World Set Free, by H. G. Wells. Read by LivelyHive. The World Set Free is a novel published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. The book is considered a prophetical novel foretelling the advent of nuclear weapons. A constant theme in Wells's work, such as his 1901 nonfiction book Anticipations, was the role of energy and technological advance as a determinant of human progress. The novel opens: "The history of mankind is the history of the attainment of external power. Man is...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The World Set Free, by H. G. Wells. Radioactive decay is a major theme in the novel The World Set Free, published in 1914. Wells explores what might happen if the rate of decay could be speeded up. The book may have encouraged scientists to explore theories of nuclear chain reaction. It also served as a vehicle for Wells to develop his ideas on survival of the human race. (Summary by Bill Boerst) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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LibriVox recording of Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 13 by Various. Read in English by ToddHW; Heather Eney; Chad Jackson; Sonia; Jennifer Wilson; Rita Boutros; docdlmartin; MaryAnn; zandra; yourbookvoice; Owlivia; Sonia; Sonrisa Jones; calbrummie; Michele Eaton; Alan Mapstone; Colleen McMahon; Rita Boutros; Larry Wilson The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of...
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LibriVox recording of Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 8 by Various. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of...
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LibriVox recording of The World's Best Poetry, Volume 6: Fancy and Sentiment (Part 1) by Various. Read in English by Sonia; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; Jason in Panama; Craig Franklin The sixth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, includes a range of notable poems that deal with both the realm of the fantastic and our own sensibilities, covering subjects such as the imagination; fairies; elves; sprites; myths;...
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by Various; William Jennings Bryan; Francis Whiting Halsey
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LibriVox recording of The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. V: Great Britain - III by Various; William Jennings Bryan; Francis Whiting Halsey. Read in English by volunteer readers. In 1906, William Jennings Bryan, himself a famous American orator, and Francis Whiting Halsey published a series of the most famous orations of all time. They are ordered by both geographic area and time period, ranging from Ancient Greece to their contemporary United States. The third, fourth, and fifth volumes of...
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by Henry van Dyke
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LibriVox recording of What Peace Means by Henry van Dyke. Read in English by Tom Penn; Jules Hawryluk This is a collection of three sermons by Henry van Dyke, dealing with the subject of peace in the immediate aftermath of World War I. As peace has not been forthcoming, the sermons are still timely until today. - Summary by Carolin 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...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of Wheels of Chance, by H. G. Wells. The Wheels of Chance - A Bicycling Idyll follows the adventures of a Drapers Assistant who, having brought an ancient bicycle, sets off on a 2 week tour of the countryside. He encounters a Lady in Grey wearing rationals (bloomers). And his world will never be the same again. (Summary by annise) 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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by H. Rider Haggard
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LibriVox recording of When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard. Read in English by Librivox volunteers A fictional memoir of Humphrey Arbuthnot of Devonshire, we are taken on a voyage to the island of Orofena, in the South Seas, together with Bickley, the servant Bastin and the spaniel Tommy. It is a land of adventure and danger, the result of which eventually leads to the author's death. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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LibriVox recording of When a Man Marries by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read in English by Sharon Kilmer A divorced playboy hosts a dinner party complete with a stand in wife to placate his aunt who financially supports him. When his chef is hospitalized with smallpox symptoms, the fun begins. Throw in an ex-wife, a mystery, and a little romance and you have a comedy of side splitting proportions. - Summary by Sharon Kilmer For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of When We Were Very Young (Version 3) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Matthew Soanes; A timeless collection of poems for the whole family to enjoy, including "Buckingham Palace", "Disobedience", "Halfway Down" and of course, "Teddy Bear", where we're introduced for the first time to Edward Bear, later to become known as Winnie-the-Pooh. Beloved for nearly 100 years, there's no better time to go back to where it all began! (Summary...
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by William Butler Yeats
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Librivox 's weekly poetry project for the week of January 9, 2006: Where My Books Go, by William Butler Yeats. For information about our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/where-my-books-go-by-william-butler-yeats/ For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (4MB)
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by George Ethelbert Walsh
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LibriVox recording of White Tail the Deer's Adventures by George Ethelbert Walsh. Read in English by Foon White Tail is the son of Father Buck, who is the leader of the herd. He and his rival Young Black Buck get into all kinds of adventures, but they have to be wary of Puma the Mountain Lion and Timber Wolf! Will White Tail be able to keep away from them and follow in his father's hoofsteps? - Summary by Foon For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Clarence Hawkes
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LibriVox recording of The White Czar: A Story of a Polar Bear by Clarence Hawkes. Read in English by Shriya; Lee Stapleton; CTR; Omarius; David Lawrence; Dick Bourgeois-Doyle; JustinPaul; mleigh; Mina Gohari The land of the Eskimo is the most inhospitable desolate portion of Mother Earth inhabited by man. Well has the Eskimo need of his cheerful watch word, or salutation, of Aksuse, which means be strong. This is the story of a Polar Bear and his involvement with his environment and men. But...
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by Various; Chalmers Hadley
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LibriVox recording of Why do we need a public library? by Various. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Internet Archive, which hosts our audio books, is in the midst of their annual fund-raising. They have also begun a drive to provide a mirror site in Canada to ensure IA's availability to all users. The IA is a vast library with millions of public domain books, audio, film, radio, and other media. They also maintain an open library of copyrighted books one can 'check out' by becoming a...
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by Ivan Turgenev
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LibriVox recording of Virgin Soil Volume 2 by Ivan Turgenev. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Peter Tucker The second volume of Turgenev's last novel sees social change bubbling up into conflict with the established order and interacting with the fates of the characters, testing their resolve and motivations to the limit. The publication being read is divided into two volumes; the first one includes Chapters 1-20, approximately half the book, and is catalogued separately....
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by Paul Laurence Dunbar
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of The Voice Of The Banjo by Paul Laurence Dunbar. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 3, 2019. Read in English by Andy Glover; Algy Pug; Anita Sloma-Martinez; Brenda J. Davis; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Erin Stone; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Joseph Campbell ; Kyle L.; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Peter Yearsley; roaringlionfish and Rebecca Zimmerman. What struck me in reading Mr. Dunbar's poetry was what had...
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by John Poole Sandlands
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LibriVox recording of The Voice and Public Speaking by John Poole Sandlands. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. "I write for public speakers. I wish to take them into my confidence. I feel I can do them good. My object is to help them to speak with greater ease and efficiency. When the voice is developed and in a condition to answer the calls made upon it, then it will naturally seek to put its powers into operation.... Develop the powers of the voice and it will not be satisfied till...
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by William Bligh
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LibriVox recording of A Voyage to the South Sea, by William Bligh. Read by Tom Crawford. A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by command of His Majesty, for the purpose of conveying the Bread-fruit tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty’s ship The Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. Including an account of the Mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship’s boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in...
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by Virginia Woolf
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LibriVox recording of The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf. Read in English by Lynne T Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father's ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirise Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf's later novel, Mrs Dalloway. Two of the other characters were modelled after important figures in...
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by George Hamilton
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LibriVox recording of Voyage Round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora, by George Hamilton. Read by Roy Schreiber George Hamilton was the surgeon assigned to the frigate Pandora. The British Admiralty ordered the ship to the Pacific to arrest the Bounty mutineers and bring them back to England for trial. The commander, Captain Edward Edwards, also was ordered to chart the passage between Australia and New Guinea. While Edwards managed to arrest the mutineers still on Tahiti, he sank the...
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by Robert Louis Stevenson; Lloyd Osbourne
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LibriVox recording of The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson; Lloyd Osbourne. Read in English by Antony Brown; Lynne Thompson; Jules Hawryluk; Bill Boerst; Muggle1013; KHand; whdemick; deongines; Reeses118; Denise Nordell The Wrecker (1892) is a novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson in collaboration with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. The story is a 'sprawling, episodic adventure story, a comedy of brash manners and something of a detective mystery'. It revolves around the abandoned wreck of the...
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LibriVox recording of First World War Centenary Prose Collection Vol. III. Read by Maria Kasper; BeniaminoMassimo; BettyB; Mary in Arkansas; Barbara Baker; Winston Tharp; Colleen McMahon; Sonia; Peter Tucker; Ricarda; schrm; Foon; Leni; and Mike Overby. This collection of non-fiction and fiction pieces is the third volume commemorating the First World War. The majority of the items, all chosen by the readers, are in English, but the collection also includes pieces in Dutch, French, German,...
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LibriVox recording of First World War Centenary Prose Collection Vol. I. Read in English by MaryAnn; Carol Box; Phil Chenevert; Andy Minter; Algy Pug; Ruth Golding; Mary in Arkansas; Patrick Wallace; Sebastian Stephenson; ravenotation; Maria Kasper; David Wales; Patrick Eaton; The Buried Book; Winston Tharp; Sweet Pea; Sue Anderson; Lynne Thompson; Frank Lennon. Read in Dutch by Anna Simon. Read in French by Herman Roskams. Read in German by Availle; Herman Roskams; Julia Niedermaier;...
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