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by Annie Fellows Johnston
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LibriVox recording of The Gate of the Giant Scissors, by Annie Fellows Johnston. This is the story of Joyce, an American girl who has been sent abroad to France to study, and of her adventures in France, - the wonderful house with the gate of The Giant Scissors, Jules, her little playmate, Sister Denis, the cruel Brossard, and her dear Aunt Kate. (Summary from an original 1898 copy of book.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by Walter Lowrie
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LibriVox recording of Gaudium Crucis: A Meditation for Good Friday by Walter Lowrie. Read in English by KevinS A reflection on the crucifixion of Christ and its theological (especially, soteriological) meanings. - 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 a volunteer reader, visit librivox.org...
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by Wolfgang Sartorius Freiherr von Waltershausen
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LibriVox recording of Gauss zum Gedächtnis by Wolfgang Sartorius Freiherr von Waltershausen. Read in German by redaer. Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß (* 30. April 1777 in Braunschweig, † 23. Februar 1855 in Göttingen) gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Mathematiker (Princeps mathematicorum). Er leistete wesentliche Beiträge auf vielen Gebieten, unter anderem der Zahlentheorie, Algebra, Geodäsie, Astronomie, Statistik, Analysis, nicht-euklidische Geometrie, Geophysik, Magnetismus,...
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by James Joyce
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LibriVox recording of Dubliners , by James Joyce. Masterful short stories about life in Dublin at the turn of the 19/20th century, by James Joyce. (Summary by Hugh McGuire) Read by LibriVox volunteers. 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 audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (191MB)
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by Noel E. Sainsbury
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LibriVox recording of Dorothy Dixon and the Mystery Plane by Noel E. Sainsbury. Read in English by Susan Morin Young peoples book of adventure in aviation with young women in the lead rolls. This is in the earlier days of aviation. - Summary by Susan Morin 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...
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by Margaret Penrose
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Librivox recording of Dorothy Dale's Camping Days by Margaret Penrose. Read by Lucy Burgoyne So the parties separated and then Dorothy was free to leave her hiding place. She longed to tell her friends the strange story, but she knew that the finding of Tavia was the one and only thing to be thought of just then. “Are you sure that this is the direction in which the boys went?” asked Nat, with something like a sigh. Dorothy looked over the rough woodland. “No,” she said, “there was a...
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by L. Frank Baum
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LibriVox recording of Dot and Tot of Merryland by L. Frank Baum. Read in English by Zaradaqaw; Dave Shaw; deongines; Paul Adamson; Greg Giordano; Chad; Beth; Patti Cunningham; Lynne Thompson; Linda Dougherty; Kevin W. Davidson; Cheri Gardner Dot and Tot of Merryland is a 1901 novel by L. Frank Baum. After Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, he wrote this story about the adventures of a little girl named Dot and a little boy named Tot in a land reached by floating on a river that flowed...
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Double: A Petersburg Poem (Version 2) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Magda Wilde In this classic novella, the life of a drab office clerk named Golyadkin begins to be haunted by his "doppelgänger," a man identical to him possessing all the charm and charisma Golyadkin lacks. This double shows up over and over again, succeeding in the things Golyadkin has failed to do throughout his life. As this double...
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by William Congreve
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LibriVox recording of The Double Dealer by William Congreve. Read in English by ToddHW; Alan Mapstone; Larry Wilson; Son of the Exiles; Lydia; Tomas Peter; Mike Manolakes; Dave Lantz; Adrian Stephens; Matea Bracic; Sonia; Devorah Allen; Algy Pug; ambsweet13 "This remarkable melodrama [The Double Dealer] - for a comedy it can scarcely be called... Is it possible to imagine a more inextricable tangle? No human brain can keep the threads clear for two consecutive minutes.... What wonder if...
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by Jean de La Fontaine
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Librivox recording of Favole di Jean de La Fontaine: libro nono translated by Emilio de Marchi. Read by Paolo Fedi Nei 12 volumi delle “Favole” (1669 - 1693) Jean de La Fontaine rinnovò la tradizione esopica, rappresentando la commedia umana. Quest’opera dimostrò il suo amore per la vita rurale e attraverso animali simbolici ironizzò sulla vita della società dell’epoca. In the 12 volumes/books of “Favole” (1669 - 1693) Jean de La Fontaine renewed Aesop’s tradition,...
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by Jean de La Fontaine
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Librivox recording of Favole di Jean de La Fontaine: libro terzo translated by Emilio de Marchi. Read by Paolo Fedi Nei 12 volumi delle “Favole” (1669 - 1693) Jean de La Fontaine rinnovò la tradizione esopica, rappresentando la commedia umana. Quest’opera dimostrò il suo amore per la vita rurale e attraverso animali simbolici ironizzò sulla vita della società dell’epoca. In the 12 volumes/books of “Favole” (1669 - 1693) Jean de La Fontaine renewed Aesop’s tradition,...
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by Jean de La Fontaine
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Librivox recording of Favole di Jean de La Fontaine: libro decimo translated by Emilio de Marchi. Read by Paolo Fedi Nei 12 volumi delle “Favole” (1669 - 1693) Jean de La Fontaine rinnovò la tradizione esopica, rappresentando la commedia umana. Quest’opera dimostrò il suo amore per la vita rurale e attraverso animali simbolici ironizzò sulla vita della società dell’epoca. In the 12 volumes/books of “Favole” (1669 - 1693) Jean de La Fontaine renewed Aesop’s tradition,...
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by Jean de La Fontaine
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Librivox recording of Favole di Jean de La Fontaine: libro decimosecondo translated by Emilio de Marchi. Read by Paolo Fedi Nei 12 volumi delle “Favole” (1669 - 1693) Jean de La Fontaine rinnovò la tradizione esopica, rappresentando la commedia umana. Quest’opera dimostrò il suo amore per la vita rurale e attraverso animali simbolici ironizzò sulla vita della società dell’epoca. In the 12 volumes/books of “Favole” (1669 - 1693) Jean de La Fontaine renewed Aesop’s tradition,...
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by Liebig, Justus, and Gardner, John (ed)
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Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) was a German chemist who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry and is known for his discovery of nitrogen as an essential plant nutrient. These letters "were written for the especial purpose of exciting the attention of governments, and an enlightened public, to the necessity of establishing Schools of Chemistry, and of promoting by every means, the study of a science so intimately connected with the arts, pursuits, and social...
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by Jean de La Fontaine
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Fables de La Fontaine, livre troisième de Jean de La Fontaine, lu pour Librivox par Cicorée , Claire Dyard, Enkerli , Ezwa, Fep, Jc Guan, Lady Maria et Sebly. Voici le troisième des douze livres des Fables de La Fontaine. Celles-ci datent du XVIIe siècle et ont été enregistrées par des lecteurs de divers horizons. This is the third book from a collection of 12. The fables were written and first published in the 17th century. They portray humans' behaviour in the society. (Summary by...
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by Jean de La Fontaine
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Fables de La Fontaine, livre cinquième de Jean de La Fontaine, lu pour Librivox par Michaël Cadilhac, Christian, Claude Covo-Farchi, Didier, Emy, Ezwa, Harry et Louis. Voici le cinquième des douze livres des Fables de La Fontaine. Celles-ci datent du XVIIe siècle et sont lues par des lecteurs de divers horizons. This is the fifth book from a collection of 12. The fables were written and first published in the 17th century. They portray humans’ behaviour in the society. (Summary by Ezwa)...
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by Frank W. Boreham
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LibriVox recording of Faces in the Fire, and Other Fancies by Frank W. Boreham. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. In this collection of essays, Frank Boreham shares with us his musings on how everyday items such as boots and linoleum, or a cozy fire, or even Nothing at all, can enrich our spiritual lives and draw us closer to our Heavenly Father. Summary by Devorah Allen. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Sir Walter Scott
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LibriVox recording of The Fair Maid of Perth, Or, St. Valentine's Day by Sir Walter Scott. Read in English by Rita Boutros; Elsie Selwyn; Campbell Schelp; Elijah Fisher Henry Gow has fallen in love with the Fair Maid of Perth, Catherine, the glovemaker's daughter. To make sure that he would be the first person she sees on Valentine's day, he walks to her house at the break of dawn, and arrives - just in time to save her from am attempted kidnapping. Henry acts immediately to save her, but the...
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by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of A Fair Barbarian, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The setting is a small English village in the 19th century. When her niece shows up on her doorstep unexpectedly, a quiet spinster finds her life turned upside down. (Summary by Linda Andrus) 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...
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by Edgar Dubs Shimer
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LibriVox recording of Fairy Stories my Children Love Best of All by Edgar Dubs Shimer. Read in English by Matt Bounds; amethystbrown; Kathleen Moore; Robin Cook; Jim Locke; Treefairy; Maria de Fátima da Silva; roshni; Kate Frishman; Malini Sarovar; Ron Altman; SilentKnight; Sophia Field; James K. White; John Wanamaker; Sumit Waghmare; Bhavya; MajorToast In this collection, we get to know which fairy tales Mr Shimer loved to tell his kids. Some of the stories may be familiar, but most of them...
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by Eugene Field
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LibriVox   volunteers bring you 11 recordings of A Fairy Glee by Eugene Field.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 1, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and The Voice before the Void. This poem is taken from Volume X, A Library of American Literature: An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891. Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV.,...
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by May Wentworth
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LibriVox recording of Fairy Tales from Gold Lands Volume One by May Wentworth. Read in English by Diana Schmidt; Adriana Sacciotto; DJRickyV; declanreads; eliseblack; Carmen Fullmer California, both old and new, is the scene of these fairy stories. They are unique tales written with with a pleasant tinge of romance about them to fix yourr attention, and a touch of pathos that goes to the heart, to make them good and happy. - Summary by phil chenevert and the author For further information,...
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by Richard Sibbes
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LibriVox recording of The Faithful Covenanter by Richard Sibbes. Read in English by InTheDesert The Faithful Covenanter in two sermons upon Genesis 17:7 by the late learned and reverend divine, Richard Sibbs, Doctor in divinity, master of Katherine Hall in Cambridge and sometimes preacher to the honourable society of Grayes-Inne. Nehemiah 1:5 O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him. - Summary from the Title Page For further...
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by Geraldine Hodgson
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LibriVox recording of English Literature by Geraldine Hodgson. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. This book is not meant to be a History of English Literature, but an introduction for those who do not know much about it, or who may be thinking of it as a "dull, horrid thing" which they have to learn in school. I venture to hope that this book may become too dear to throw away when the study is done, and overall I have tried very hard not to write a "stuffy" book....
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by Pedro Carolino
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LibriVox recording of English as She is Spoke by Pedro Carolino. Read in English by J A Carter; Elsie Selwyn English as She is Spoke is a 19th century Portuguese-to-English phrasebook that has become a classic of absurdist humor, owing chiefly to the apparent fact that its writer had absolutely no knowledge of English. It is thought that for utterly obscure reasons its unknown author, Pedro Carolino, used a dictionary to translate Portuguese words to French, then a second dictionary to convert...
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by John Chalmers; Thomas Dealy
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LibriVox recording of English and Cantonese Dictionary by John Chalmers; Thomas Dealy. Read by DavidReader John Chalmers’ English and Cantonese Dictionary offers a valuable glimpse into the state of Cantonese that was spoken in Canton and in the colony of Hong Kong during the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century; through the comprehension of, and the presentation made by, Mr. Chalmers and some other foreigners. Anyone who has only heard Chinese spoken in Putonghua/Mandarin, can now...
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by Alexander Kinglake
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LibriVox recording of Eothen, or Impressions of Travel brought Home from the East by Alexander Kinglake. A classic of Victorian travel writing, Kinglake’s book describes his journey through the Ottoman empire to Cairo, and his residence there in time of plague. [Summary by hefyd] 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 Bliss Carman
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 7 recordings of Epilogue by Bliss Carman. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 21, 2016. Read in English by Brian Darby; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper and Peter Yearsley. In 1904, Canadian poet Bliss Carman published Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics, which was not just a translation of the fragments but an imaginative reconstruction of the lost poems. While of little to no scholarly value, Carman's...
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by Knud Rasmussen
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LibriVox recording of Eskimo Folk-Tales by Knud Rasmussen. (Translated by W. W. Worster.) Read in English by Expatriate Quote: "No man is better qualified to tell the story of Greenland, or the stories of its people. Knud Rasmussen is himself partly of Eskimo origin; his childhood was spent in Greenland, and to Greenland he returned again and again, studying, exploring, crossing the desert of the inland ice, making unique collections of material, tangible and otherwise, from all parts of...
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by Helen Fryer
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LibriVox recording of The Esperanto Teacher, by Helen Fryer. The international language Esperanto was first released to the world in 1887, when L. L. Zamenhof published his first book, "Dr. Esperanto's International Language". Since that time, many learning books have been developed to help the beginner attain a proficiency in the language. Helen Fryer's "Esperanto Teacher" is one of the earliest of these attempts in English. Divided into 45 short and easy lessons and...
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by John Locke
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LibriVox recording of An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding by John Locke. Read by LibriVox Volunteers John Locke's essays on human understanding answers the question “What gives rise to ideas in our minds?”. In the first book Locke refutes the notion of innate ideas and argues against a number of propositions that rationalists offer as universally accepted truth. In the second book Locke elaborates the role played by sensation, reflection, perception and retention in giving rise to...
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by Théodule Ribot
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Librivox recording of Essay on the Creative Imagination by Théodule Ribot. Translated from the French into English by Albert H. N. Baron. Read by J. M. Smallheer. "It is quite generally recognized that psychology has remained in the semi-mythological, semi-scholastic period longer than most attempts at scientific formulization. For a long time it has been the "spook science" per se, and the imagination, now analyzed by M. Ribot in such a masterly manner, has been one of the most...
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by Charles Hodge
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LibriVox recording of Essays and Reviews by Charles Hodge. Read in English by InTheDesert. Charles Hodge, one of America's foremost theologians, founded the Princeton Review (originally 'Biblical Repertory') in 1825. Hodge took the opportunity to respond to many controversial issues in his day, touching theology, biblical interpretation, church controversy, missionary activity and social issues. The articles in this volume were collected by Hodge in 1857. Each section begins with a footnote...
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by Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of Essays on Paul Bourget, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Collection of short essays concerning French novelist and critic Paul Bourget. Included: "What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us" and "A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget". (Summary by John Greenman) 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 Voltairine de Cleyre
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LibriVox recording of Selcted Essays, by Voltairine de Cleyre. Voltairine de Cleyre (1866–1912) was, according to Emma Goldman, "the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced." Today she is not widely known as a consequence of her short life. De Cleyre was especially influenced by Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft and Clarence Darrow. After the hanging of the Haymarket protesters in 1887, she became an anarchist. "Till then I believed in the essential...
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by William Harmon Norton
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LibriVox recording of The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton. Geology is a science of such rapid growth that no apology is expected when from time to time a new text-book is added to those already in the field. The present work, however, is the outcome of the need of a text-book of very simple outline, in which causes and their consequences should be knit together as closely as possible,—a need long felt by the author in his teaching, and perhaps by other teachers also. The author...
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by William Ruschenberger
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LibriVox recording of The Elements of Entomology by William Ruschenberger. Read by LibriVox Volunteers The Elements of Entomology is one of seven in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. It is a succinct little textbook from 1845 that presents an introduction to entomology. The author was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and president of the Academy of Natural Sciences.(Summary by A.L. Gramour) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by William Ruschenberger
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LibriVox recording of The Elements of Herpetology and Ichthyology by William Ruschenberger. Read in English by Nichalia Schwartz; Amy Gramour; Lucretia B.; Lauren Huff; Zarina Silverman; Larry Wilson This succinct little textbook from 1844 presents an introduction to herpetology and ichthyology. The information, albeit not current, is still interesting and of use as a general overview of reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Please note that the classification of the animals may have changed since...
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by Martha Finley
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LibriVox recording of Elsie's Womanhood, by Martha Finley. The fourth book in the Elsie Dinsmore series, Elsie grows into a young woman. She marries her father's old friend, Edward Travilla, and together start a family. The latter half of the book occurs during the Civil War. (Summary by GabrielleC) 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...
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by Jacques Futrelle
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Elusive Isabel is a novel by Jacques Futrelle (April 9, 1875 - April 15, 1912) first published in 1909. Set in Washington, D.C., it is a spy novel about an international conspiracy of the "Latin" countries against the English-speaking world with the aim to take over world control. (Summary from Wikipedia) Readers include: J. M. Smallheer Gesine Kristin Hughes Laura Caldwell Roger Melin Kalynda webround Esther For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Emily Climbs by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read in English by Nancy Halper “Emily Climbs” is the second book in a series by the author of "Anne of Green Gables." Emily Byrd Starr, an orphan living with her New Moon aunts, is destined to be a writer. When she is permitted to attend high school in Shrewsbury with her pals she is overjoyed, until she is told there are two conditions: she must board with Aunt Ruth, and she must give up writing fiction while she is...
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by Giles Lytton Strachey
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LibriVox recording of Eminent Victorians, by Giles Lytton Strachey. Read by Margaret Espaillat. On Modern Library's list of 100 Best Non-Fiction books, "Eminent Victorians" marked an epoch in the art of biography; it also helped to crack the old myths of high Victorianism and to usher in a new spirit by which chauvinism, hypocrisy and the stiff upper lip were debunked. In it, Strachey cleverly exposes the self-seeking ambitions of Cardinal Manning and the manipulative, neurotic...
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Emma, by Jane Austen. Read by Sherry Crowther. (Vol. 1 Ch. 4 and Vol. 2 Ch. 11 read by Kara Shallenberg) Sherry reads Jane Austen’s sparkling comedy of manners with wit and vivacity, and brings the characters to life. Mr. Woodhouse worries and frets, Miss Bates chatters on, and Emma blithely manipulates and misunderstands her friends and family until she finally learns her lesson! (Summary by Kara) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of The Empire of Russia From the Remotest Periods to the Present Time, by John S.C. Abbott. A history of Russia from 500 B.C. to 1855 A.D., written by John Stevens Cabot Abbott, the brother of Jacob Abbott. (Summary by Jean Bascom) 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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by Pope Leo XIII
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LibriVox recording of The Great Encyclical Letters of Pope Leo XIII by Pope Leo XIII. Read in English by Maria Therese Pope Leo XIII (2 March 1810 – 20 July 1903), born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci to an Italian comital family, reigned from 20 February 1878 to his death in 1903. He was the oldest pope (reigning until the age of 93), and had the third longest pontificate. He is well known for his intellectualism, the development of social teachings with his famous papal encyclical...
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by William Blades
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LibriVox recording of The Enemies of Books by William Blades. Read in English by Maria Kasper. The author, an avid book collector, calls for the better protection of books against the "enemies" which lead to their physical destruction. In a series of brief chapters, he details the losses caused by raging fire, floods of water, noxious gases, sheer neglect, ignorant bigotry, invasions of bookworms and other vermin, inept bookbinders, clueless book collectors, clumsy servants, and...
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by Louis-Georges Desjardins
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LibriVox recording of England, Canada and the Great War, by Louis-Georges Desjardins. Read by Cathy Barratt. Mr. Desjardins was driven to write this work to refute statements uttered by the nationalist Henri Bourassa, which the former feared painted all Quebecers with the same unpatriotic brush in respect to their contribution to the Great War. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Harriet Lummis Smith
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LibriVox recording of The Girls of Friendly Terrace (or Peggy Raymond's Success), by Harriet Lummis Smith. Read by Daryl Wor. Peggy Raymond and her friends, Amy, Priscilla and Ruth, encounter a new neighbour, Elaine, and her family. While Peggy, in her usual cheerful and practical manner, welcomes them into the neighbourhood of Friendly Terrace, a variety of mysteries slowly unfold about them and why they ended up moving there. (Harriet Lummis Smith later went on to write four sequels to...
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by Gertrude Stein
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LibriVox recording of Geography and Plays, by Gertrude Stein. Geography and Plays is a 1922 collection of Gertrude Stein's "word portraits," or stream-of-consciousness writings. These stream-of-consciousness experiments, rhythmical essays or "portraits", were designed to evoke "the excitingness of pure being" and can be seen as literature's answer to Cubism, plasticity, and collage. Although the book has been described as "a marvellous and painstaking...
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by Arthur T. Pierson
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LibriVox recording of George Müller of Bristol by Arthur T. Pierson. Read in English by Dave Harrell George Muller was a great hero of faith. His greatest aim was to demonstrate that God answers prayer and can be trusted for every minute detail of life. Spending countless hours asking God to provide his needs, he only relied upon God. God called him to care for orphans and he conducted his orphanage in the same way, on faith alone. When a certain need was apparent, they would immediately go to...
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by Samuel Madden; Charles Oman
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LibriVox recording of The Reign of George VI, 1900-1925: A Forecast Written in the Year 1763 by Samuel Madden; Charles Oman. Read in English by DrPGould Imagine a world in which there were no major revolutionary upheavals (the American, French and Russian revolutions did not occur), there was no Victorian Age, the Great War (World War I) went unfought. No Cold War, no United States, no Soviet Union; in short, no world as we have known it. Such is the vision presented in this counterfactual...
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by Benito Pérez Galdós
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LibriVox recording of Gerona, by Benito Pérez Galdós. Read by Tux. "Gerona" es la séptima novela de la primera serie de los Episodios Nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. Continúa con el relato novelado de la Guerra de Independencia entre España y Francia. En esta ocasión, se narra el asedio de las tropas francesas a la ciudad de Gerona a lo largo de la segunda mitad del año 1809. El protagonismo no recae sobre Gabriel de Araceli (protagonista del resto de novelas de la primera...
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by John Charles Dent
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LibriVox recording of The Gerrard Street Mystery and Other Weird Tales , by John Charles Dent. John Charles Dent, the author of the following remarkable stories, was born in Kendal, Westmorland, England, in 1841. His parents emigrated to Canada shortly after that event, bringing with them, of course, the youth who was afterwards to become the Canadian author and historian. Mr. Dent received his primary education in Canadian schools, and afterwards studied law, becoming in due course a member of...
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by Georg Trakl
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LibriVox recording of Gedichte by Georg Trakl. Read in German by Sonia; Crln Yldz Ksr; Monika M. C.; Theobroma; Boris Georg Trakl war ein viel zu früh verstorbener Österreichischer Dichter des Expressionismus. Dieser Gedichtband erhält 50 seiner Gedichte, unter anderem De Profundis, Verklärter Herbst, und In den Nachmittag Geflüstert. Allen Gedichten in diesem Band ist eine außergewöhnliche Farbenpracht gemein, und eine schwere, dunkle Stimmung und Atmosphäre. - Summary by Carolin For...
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by Eugenie Marlitt
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LibriVox recording of Das Geheimnis der alten Mamsell by Eugenie Marlitt. Read in German by Julia Niedermaier; Elli; Karlsson; Hokuspokus; RenateIngrid; Matze; Bernd Ungerer; keltoi Als die Ehefrau des Zauberkünstlers Orlowsky bei einem tragischen Unfall stirbt, wird ihre vierjährige Tochter Felicitas von der großbürgerlichen Familie Hellwig aufgenommen, sehr gegen den Willen von Frau Hellwig, denn "das Spielerskind" ist in ihren Augen ein sündiges Geschöpf, dem sich noch nicht...
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by Anoniem
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LibriVox opname van Geschiedenis van een Neger. Gelezen door kattekliek. Geschiedenis van een neger is een anoniem, rond 1771 verschenen boekwerk. Het is het verhaal van een hugenoot, aangeduid met de letter N., die met zijn vrouw en dochter en vergezeld van de begaafde neger Thomas van Suriname naar Amsterdam reist. N. ontpopt zich als een meester met verlichte ideeën die gelooft in de natuurlijke edelheid van de mens. Hij verklaart deze ideeën wanneer een eiland wordt aangedaan waar een...
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by Charles Goddard & Paul Dickey
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LibriVox volunteers present a dramatic recording of The Ghost Breaker by Charles Goddard and Paul Dickey. Dramatic Reading read by a full cast. The Ghost Breaker is a drama and haunted house horror complete with heroes, villains, and a Princess. The Ghost Breaker was originally a screenplay and would later be made a drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (Summary by Linette Geisel) Cast: Narrator: Linette Geisel Warren; Ghost Breaker and Kentuckian hero: Bill Mosley Maria Theresa, Princess of...
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 018 A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, 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. For more free audio books...
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by John C. Hutcheson
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LibriVox recording of The Ghost Ship, by John C. Hutcheson. This book intentionally veers in and out of the supernatural, as the title implies. The officers get more and more bewildered as they work out their position, and yet again encounter the same vessel going in an impossible direction. Having warned you of this, I must say that it is a well-written book about life aboard an ocean-going steamer at about the end of the nineteenth century. (Summary by N.H.) For further information, including...
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by Charlotte Maria Tucker
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LibriVox recording of The Giant-Killer - or the Battle Which All Must Fight by Charlotte Maria Tucker. Read in English by Lynne Thompson Ten year old twins. Constantine and Adolphus are chagrined to be shipped off to a private tutor in the country. Their lot appears worse when they meet their host and his family, consisting of a wife, son Aleck (who imagines himself the perfect student) and two little girls! On top of that, they are expected to study. Fun seems in short supply when they are not...
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by Virna Sheard
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LibriVox recording of Hallowe'en by Virna Sheard.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for  October 20, 2019. Read in English by annie70; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Erin Stone; Grace Buchanan; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; jcdavy; Joseph Campbell ; Kessie; Lee Ann Howlett; Nan Dodge; Phil Chenevert; Phil Schempf; Stacy; Tomas Peter A tribute to Hallowe'en by Canadian poetess Virna Sheard. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including...
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by Mary Mapes Dodge
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Librivox recording of Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge. Read by Mark F. Smith. Mary Mapes Dodge created an instant bestseller with "Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates." She wanted the book to be partly a book of travels and partly a domestic story. It is a tale written for children that adults also find interesting and uplifting. Dodge writes as if she is sending a series of letters from Holland to children in America, and her you-are-there perspective is aided by...
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LibriVox recording of Happy Homes and the Hearts that Make Them: Or Thrifty People and why They Thrive by Samuel Smiles. Read in English by John Greenman Samuel Smiles was a Scottish author and government reformer, but he concluded that more progress would come from new attitudes than from new laws. He wrote popular articles and books on his theories; ways people could help themselves overcome their problems. His book "Self-Help" brought him to celebrity status: almost overnight, he...
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by Jessie Graham Flower
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LibriVox recording of Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer, by Jessie Graham Flower. Read by ashleighjane. The College Girls Series sees the friends part ways: Grace, Anne, and Miriam depart for Overton College, while Jessica and Nora attend a conservatory. The Eight Originals gather on holidays, but the seven College books focus on the three at Overton, along with new friends like J. Elfreda Briggs. They form Semper Fidelis, a society devoted to aiding less fortunate students at Overton. Following...
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LibriVox recording of Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 06, Dec. 9, 1879 by Various. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers. Harper's Young People upon its first publication in 1879 was an illustrated weekly publication containing delightful serialized stories, short stories, fiction and nonfiction, anecdotes, jokes, artwork, craft projects, and more for children. This sixth issue of the serial was published on December 9, 1879. Published by Harper & Brothers, known for their other...
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LibriVox recording of Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 01, Nov. 4, 1879 by Various. Read in English by jlenardon; Anusha Iyer; Jill Engle Harper's Young People upon its first publication in 1879 was an illustrated weekly publication containing delightful serialized stories, short stories,fiction and nonfiction, anecdotes, jokes, artwork, and more for children. Published by Harper & Brothers, known for their other publications Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Magazine. - Summary by Jill...
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LibriVox recording of Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 02, Nov. 11, 1879 by Various. Read in English by jlenardon; Kristin Gjerløw; Jill Engle Harper's Young People upon its first publication in 1879 was an illustrated weekly publication containing delightful serialized stories, short stories, fiction and nonfiction, anecdotes, jokes, artwork, and more for children. Published by Harper & Brothers, known for their other publications Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Magazine. - Summary by...
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LibriVox recording of Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 26, April 27, 1880 by Various. Read 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 26th issue of the serial was published on April 27th, 1880 and in its pages it includes the continuing sagas of a young mariner as he faces a dangerous storm at sea and of George Washington as he leads his...
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by Max Brand
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LibriVox recording of Harrigan! by Max Brand. Read in English by Sissyneck; ToddHW; aydrogekistky; Delmar H Dolbier; Paul Harvey; Cate Williams; Michele Eaton; Crocket; RussellEric; Derek Trial A gripping nautical tale set in Hawaii and upon the open sea. What starts out as a chance meeting between two men turns into a heated race for priceless treasure -- and the love of a remarkable woman. - Summary by Google Books For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by Oliver Optic
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LibriVox recording of Haste and Waste; The Young Pilot of Lake Champlain by Oliver Optic. Read in English by Scarlett Martin The sixth and last volume of the Woodville stories contains the record of a mechanical, rather than a moral triumph, though the virtues of patience and perseverance are incidentally illustrated, and the "little captain" of the Woodville is always a good son, a forbearing brother, and a kind friend. Lawry Wilford, the young pilot, is a boy of spirit and energy,...
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by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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LibriVox Aufnahme von Das Haus des schwarzen Magiers von Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Gelesen auf Deutsch von ClaudiaSterngucker. Was, wenn Geistererscheinungen nichts Übernatürliches sind, sondern etwas Natürliches, das man wissenschaftlich erforschen und erklären kann? Ein gebildeter, rational denkender Viktorianischer Gentleman verbringt eine Nacht in einem Haus, in dem es angeblich schon seit vielen Jahren spuken soll. Er überlebt diese Nacht nur dank seines klaren Verstandes, seines Wissens...
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by Charles Watts Whistler
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LibriVox recording of Havelok the Dane: A Legend of Old Grimsby and Lincoln by Charles Watts Whistler. Read in English by Tony Foster Troy, Athens, Rome... each has its founding legend. So too does the Lincolnshire town of Grimsby, once the largest fishing port in the world. Havelok the Dane probably derives from a folk-tale, orally passed down before assuming written form - first in Anglo-Norman French, later in Middle English verse (c. 1280-1300). It tells of the rescue of the Danish prince...
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by Ring Lardner
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LibriVox rvolunteers bring you 14 recordings of His Lady Friend by Ring Lardner. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  July 8, 2018. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Foon; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Jude; Kate Vaws; Lee Ann Howlett; Phil Schempf; RajVO; Tomas Peter and tovarisch.  This week's poem is taken from Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner's 'Bib Ballads" book of poetry about his child. In the Forward he says Dear Parents:—Don't...
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by Robert Southey
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LibriVox volunteers offer you 8 different recordings of His Books by Robert Southey. This was the fortnightly poetry project for April 11th, 2010. For details of readers and the text source, please see the LibriVox catalogue page for this item. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (5MB)
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by Randall Garrett
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LibriVox recording of His Master's Voice by Randall Garrett. Read in English by Phil Chenevert This is a follow up story to Randal Garrett's original story, A Spaceship Named McGyer. The intrepid protagonist, now that he has become the completely unintended and unwilling master of the robot spaceship McGyer, is called in by the owners, very reluctantly. to see if he can help their experts fix the problem. Since he is the only human McGyer will listen to they must have him there to get the ship...
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by Charles A. Beard and Mary Ritter Beard
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Librivox recording of History of the United States, Volume 3 by Charles A. Beard and Mary Ritter Beard. Read by Librivox Volunteers. Charles Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one of the founders of the first greek-letter society for women, Kappa...
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by Thucydides (Θουκυδίδης)
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LibriVox recording of Ιστορίαι (Histories) Βιβλίοv 3 (Book 3), by Thucydides (Θουκυδίδης). Read by olorou Η Ιστορία του Θουκυδίδη εξιστορεί τα πρώτα 20 χρόνια του πολέμου μεταξύ της Αθήνας και της Σπάρτης, που κράτησε από το 431 μέχρι το 404 π.Χ. και είναι γνωστός ως Πελοποννησιακός Πόλεμος. Είναι έργο ζωής ενός...
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by John Buchan
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LibriVox recording of A History of the Great War, Volume 2 by John Buchan. Read in English by Lynette Caulkins; Paul Lawley-Jones; yourbookvoice; Edmund Bloxam; Tatiana Chichilla; BrandonB; EastCentralMinnesota;Acs2047; HossTheTroubadour;roselbex; maxmagnus99; This is the second of a four-volume history of the First World War, covering the period from the opening of the Dardenelles Campaign in September 1914 through the first stage of The Battle of Verdun, stopping in mid-April, 1916. As David...
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by C. C. James
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LibriVox recording of History of Farming in Ontario, by C. C. James. Read by Esther. This paper takes the reader through the early settlement from 1783 to the modern period of 1888-1912. We see how farming and farm industries developed and how the population was distributed during these times. We see the trends of settlers moving into the urban centers instead of rural and how the farm industries (making cheese, butter, wool, etc) move off the farm to the city factories. Excerpt: “The...
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by George Edmundson
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Librivox recording of History of Holland by George Edmundson. The title, "History of Holland," given to this volume is fully justified by the predominant part which the great maritime province of Holland took in the War of Independence and throughout the whole of the subsequent history of the Dutch state and people.(Summary from book prologue) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available),...
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by Frances Moore Brooke
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LibriVox recording of The History of Emily Montague Vol. II by Frances Moore Brooke. Read in English by Sonia; Jim Locke; EmmaHatton; Campbell Schelp; Grace Buchanan; Beth Thomas; Leanne Yau; KevinS; alanmapstone The novel takes place 10 years after the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759 when Quebec becomes a British colony. Written as a collection of letters, the story follows the relationships between Edward Rivers (a British soldier), his friend, John Temple (rather a cad), Emily...
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by Thucydides
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Librivox recording of The History of the Peloponnesian War , by Thucydides. Read by Librivox volunteers The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens) in the 5th Century BC. It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian general who served in the war. It is widely considered a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of history. The History...
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by Charlotte Mary Yonge
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LibriVox recording of History of France by Charlotte Mary Yonge. Read in English by Adele Pooley. A brief history of France from the early 800AD to the 1870s, focusing on the successive heads of state and the different wars which shaped France into the country it was by the time of the book's publication (late 19th century). Summary by Adele Pooley. 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 Eliza Haywood
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LibriVox recording of The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless, Vol. 3 by Eliza Haywood. Read in English by Michele Eaton Betsy Thoughtless is about marriage, rather than dealing with courrtship and thus differs from the type of domestic writing that would develop in the 19th century such as Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Rather than attracting a partner well, Betsy Thoughtless focuses on marrying well and Betsy learns that giving way to the role of women in marriage can sometimes be fulfilling....
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LibriVox recording of Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 by Charles Eliot. Read in English by Librivox volunteers Started in 1907, An Historical Sketch was a work in 3 volumes. The author was a British diplomat posted to Asia and his great work was interrupted by World War I, finally being published in 1921. It has been described as the definitive work on the subject and the style is easy to read and follow. In this, the third, volume, Eliot examines Buddhism outside India, and...
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by Anton Chekhov
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LibriVox recording of Historia de una anguila y otras historias by Anton Chekhov. (Translated by Saturnino Ximénez.) Read in Spanish by Epachuko. Recopilación de cuentos de uno de los grandes maestros del género: Antón Chéjov. Summary by Epachuko. 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...
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by Charles Morris
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LibriVox recording of Historical Tales, Vol I, by Charles Morris. Read by Kalynda. Volume I of a series containing anecdotes and stories, some well-known, others less so, of particular countries. This first volume comprises the discovery, colonization, founding, and early years of the United States of America, describing history for children and young adults in an exiting and novel manner. (Summary by Kalynda) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Various
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The first LibriVox collection of Historical Newspaper Articles. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers and has links to the texts. Public Domain newspaper articles in the US span a period of nearly two and a half centuries. Subjects, styles, period, publisher, and length vary greatly. This collection is a sampling of twenty such articles including one from the Journal de Paris. Although some of the works on the Librivox catalog such as the Federalist Papers were...
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by Charles Morris
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LibriVox recording of Historical Tales, Vol II: American II, by Charles Morris. Read by Kalynda. Volume II of a series containing anecdotes and stories, some well-known, others less so, of particular countries. This second volume supplements the first with additional stories of the discovery, colonization, founding, and early years of the United States of America, describing history for children and young adults in an exciting and novel manner. (Summary by Kalynda) For further information,...
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by Charles Morris
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LibriVox recording of Historical Tales, Vol III: Spanish American, by Charles Morris. Read by Kalynda. Volume III of a series containing anecdotes and stories, some well-known, others less so, of particular countries. This third volume covers the discovery, colonization, founding, and early years of the countries of South America, describing history for children and young adults in an exciting and novel manner. (Summary by Kalynda) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Henry Addington Bruce
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LibriVox recording of Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters by Henry Addington Bruce. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers The author describes popular ghost occurrences from a skeptical point of view, providing explanations based on recent scientific research (early 20th century), primarily in the field of psychology, like suggestion and hallucinations, using also his beliefs on mesmerism and telepathy. He finishes his book with a brief mention of ghost hunters and researchers into psychic...
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by Robert Glass Cleland
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LibriVox recording of A History of California: The American Period by Robert Glass Cleland. Read in English by Steven Seitel The Author's own summary surveys “first the faint awakenings of American interest in the Spanish province of Alta California. The New England merchants traffic again along the sunlit, poorly guarded coast; the shadow of Russia hangs for a moment over San Francisco Bay; the hide and tallow vessels laboriously collect their cargoes at every little port...the first...
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LibriVox recording of History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution: Volume 1, by Rev. James MacCaffrey. Read by Maria Therese. This first volume of a two volume set traces the trials and triumphs of the Catholic Church during the period before the reformation up to the 19th century. The origins, causes and developments of the various protestant sects that were the fruit of the reformation are studied in depth, as well as the men, schools of thought and movements...
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by St. George William Joseph Stock
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LibriVox recording of A Guide to Stoicism by St. George William Joseph Stock. Read in English by Bill Boerst This book is a primer on the philosophy of stoicism, resurrected from its origins in Greek and Roman philosophy. The original philosophy was based on a reasoning process which it was assumed would lead to a virtuous life. Zeno, the founder of stoicism, did not begin expounding on its teachings until he was in his forties. He believed that the purpose of life was "to live...
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by Sir Walter Scott
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LibriVox recording of Guy Mannering, or, The Astrologer by Sir Walter Scott. Read in English by DaveWindell; deongines; Josip B.; Ryan Bassette; ToddHW Guy Mannering is a young astrologer, just down from Oxford. While travelling in Scotland, he loses his way and unexpectedly comes to stay at Ellangowan, just as the son of Godfrey Bertram is born. Guy Mannering consults the stars to tell the fortune of the new-born, but as the boy is destined to face much danger in his life, Mannering decides...
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by Roy J. Snell
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LibriVox recording of Gypsy Flight by Roy J. Snell. Read in English by Dawn Larsen Rosemary Sample, an airplane stewardess, meets a mysterious dark lady on a flight to Salt Lake City. The plane is forced down overnight by a snowstorm. The passengers spend the night in a Hunting Lodge. In the morning, the dark lady finds her bag missing. It contains important papers that may mean the life or death of thousands of people in the small town of Happy Vale. - Summary by Dawn Larsen For further...
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by Joseph A. Altsheler
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LibriVox recording of THE GUNS OF SHILOH, by JOSEPH A. ALTSHELER. The Northern Army has just be handed a great defeat at Bull Run and is headed back to Washington, DC. How will the North answer this defeat? Follow our hero, Dick Mason, into the Western campaign to find out. This is the second book in the Civil War Series by Joseph A. Altsheler. (Summary by Ann Boulais) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Mayne Reid
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LibriVox recording of Gwen Wynn - A Romance of the Wye by Mayne Reid. Gwendoline Wynn, our heroine, is an orphan-heiress who lives on the river Wye. She will live with aunt until she comes of age and her money. Vivian Ryecroft, our hero and a captain in the Hussars, is on a leave of absence in Herefordshire, salmon fishing on the Wye. Gwen and Vivian have a chance, and brief, encounter on the Wye, and Vivian is enchanted. Will our hero and heroine find love? Will it last? [Summary by Ann...
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by Louis Bautain
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LibriVox recording of Estudio sobre el arte de hablar en público by Louis Bautain. Read in Spanish by Tux. El autor de este tratado de oratoria, uno de los individuos mas respetados y que figura entre los tres ó cuatro oradores y pensadores mas eminentes del clero francés, al cabo de cuarenta años de continua práctica en el arte de decir que principalmente como catedrático y predicador ha egercitado, ha querido comunicar á sus sucesores los secretos de la profesion en que tanto ha...
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by Edward Douglas Fawcett
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LibriVox recording of Hartmann the Anarchist, or the Doom of a Great City by Edward Douglas Fawcett. Read in English by Phil Benson A gem of nineteenth-century science fiction from mountaineer, philosopher and occasional novelist, Edward Douglas Fawcett. Stanley, a wealthy young socialist, is firmly opposed to revolution. But he finds himself on board the Attila, a coal-fired aeronef invented by the notorious anarchist Rudolph Hartmann, embroiled in a plot to bombard London from the air....
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