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by George Farquhar
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LibriVox recording of The Recruiting Officer, by George Farquhar. The author was himself a recruiting officer, and possibly gathered all the materials for this play on the very spot where he has placed his scene—Shrewsbury. He has dedicated the piece "to all friends round the Wrekin," and has thanked the inhabitants of the town for that cheerful hospitality, which made, he adds, "the recruiting service, to some men the greatest fatigue on earth, to me the greatest pleasure in...
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by Unknown
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Librivox recording of The Book of John The book of John stands out among the Biblical writings about Jesus as an eloquent depiction of his deity, composed in detailed and elegant prose. It’s believed to have been written by the apostle John near the end of the first century A.D. The World English Bible is a new public-domain translation, retaining the accuracy and beauty of previous translations as well as of the original languages, while achieving a remarkable level of accessibility to...
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by G. A. Henty
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LibriVox recording of Colonel Thorndyke's Secret, by G. A. Henty. Read by Librivox volunteers. Intrigue, murder, highwaymen... A British soldier serving in India has stolen a diamond bracelet from a Hindu idol. The bracelet comes into the possession of Colonel Thorndyke, who is subsequently sent home to England, where he dies of wounds received and bequeaths the bracelet to his relatives, having told his brother about it, but not its location. Meanwhile, the theft has caused a stir in India,...
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by Plutarch
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LibriVox recording of The Morals, Volume 2, by Plutarch. Read by Librivox Volunteers.] The Moralia (loosely translatable as "Matters relating to customs") of the 1st-century Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea is an eclectic collection of 78 essays and transcribed speeches. They give an insight into Roman and Greek life, but often are also fascinating timeless observations in their own right. Many generations of Europeans have read or imitated them, including Montaigne and the...
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by Leo Tolstoy
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LibriVox recording of Master and Man, by Leo Tolstoy. Translated by Louise Shanks Maude (1855-1939) and Aylmer Maude (1858-1938). A land owner, Vasili Andreevich, takes along one of his peasants, Nikita, for a short journey to another town. He wishes to get to the town quickly ‘for business’. They find themselves in the middle of a blizzard, but the master in his avarice wishes to press on. They eventually get lost off the road and they try to camp. The master’s peasant soon finds himself...
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by Owen Wister
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LibriVox recording of Members of the Family, by Owen Wister. Read by David Wales. Members of the Family is a collection of eight short stories about people in the Wyoming Territory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Summary by David Wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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by Unknown
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Librivox recording of "The Book of Esther" read by Esther. Esther appears in the Bible as a woman of deep piety, faith, courage, patriotism, and caution, combined with resolution; a dutiful daughter to her adopted father, docile and obedient to his counsels, and anxious to share the king's favour with him for the good of the Jewish people. That she was raised up as an instrument in the hand of God to avert the destruction of the Jewish people, and to afford them protection and forward...
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by Sherwood Anderson
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LibriVox recording of Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson. Published in 1919, and listed on the Modern Library roster of the 20th century’s 100 greatest novels in English, Winesburg, Ohio presents a series of loosely related character studies of the inhabitants of a fictional Midwestern town that together form a novel of unusual unity and vision. The inarticulate and lonely citizens of Winesburg, each with his or her own secret tale to tell, frequently relate those tales to, or through...
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by Mary Hallock Foote
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LibriVox recording of A Touch of Sun and Other Stories, by Mary Hallock Foote. Read by David Wales Four short stories by Mary Hallock Foote (1847–1938), an American author and illustrator. She is best known for her illustrated short stories and novels portraying life in the mining communities of the turn-of-the-century American West. She is famous for her stories of place, in which she portrayed the rough, picturesque life she experienced and observed in the old West, especially that in the...
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LibriVox recording of Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac, by L.A. Abbott. Read by Kehinde. This work the author claims is indeed a true story of how he happened to be married seven times to seven different women and the rollicking, hilarious events that led (or stumbled) to the marriages and the ah–disassembling/failing/failures of each said marriage which happened oftentimes to land him in prison. The summarist finds the work a very...
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by William Le Queux
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LibriVox recording of The Great White Queen, by William Le Queux. Read by Tom Weiss. How to describe this book? In a word – savage. For those regular Librivox Le Queux mystery listeners, this book is a step in a different direction by the author. The book starts out like most Le Queux. Our hero, Richard Scarsmere, befriends an individual (Omar) at an English boarding school who turns out to be an African prince from a kingdom called Mo. Omar receives a visit from one of his mother’s trusted...
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by George W. Ogden
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LibriVox recording of Trail's End by George W. Ogden. Read by Jeff Chesnut & Richard Kilmer When an agriculture professor wanders into a wicked Kansas cowtown in order to experiment raising wheat, both the professor and the town get more than they bargain for. A wild and woolly Western. (Summary by Jeff Chesnut). (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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by Valmiki
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LibriVox recording of The Ramayan, Book 4, by Valmiki. Translated by Ralph T.H. Griffith. Read by om123- The Ramayan is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti). The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being Mahabharata. It is the story of Rama, who embarks on an epic journey followed by the fight with Ravana, the demon king who abducted Rama's wife, Sita. The epic depicts the duties of...
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by Herbert Francis Peyser
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LibriVox recording of Schubert and His Works by Herbert Francis Peyser. Read by David Wales his is a short introduction to Franz Schubert’s life and works. “…to give the casual radio listener a slight idea of Schubert’s inundating fecundity and inspiration. Like Bach, like Haydn, like Mozart, Schubert’s capacity for creative labor staggers the imagination… Volumes would not exhaust the wonder of his myriad creations. If this tiny book serves to heighten even a little the reader’s...
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by Caedmon
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LibriVox recording of Caedmon's Hymn. Read by Kara Shallenberg. Cædmon was an Anglo-Saxon herdsman attached to the double monastery of Streonæshalch (657–681). Originally ignorant of the art of song, Cædmon learned to compose one night in the course of a dream. Cædmon’s only known surviving work is Cædmon’s Hymn, the nine-line alliterative vernacular praise poem in honour of the Christian god he supposedly learned to sing in his initial dream. The poem is one of the earliest attested...
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by E.M. Forster
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This is a LibriVox recording of Howards End by E. M. Forster. Read by Elizabeth Klett. The book is about three families in England at the beginning of the twentieth century. The three families represent different gradations of the Edwardian middle class: the Wilcoxes, who are rich capitalists with a fortune made in the Colonies; the half-German Schlegel siblings (Margaret, Tibby, and Helen), who represent the intellectual bourgeoisie and have a lot in common with the real-life Bloomsbury Group;...
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by Sir Edwin Arnold
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LibriVox recording of Bhagavad Gita, translated by Sir Edwin Arnold. The content of the text is a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra just prior to the start of a climactic war. Responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and Prince and elaborates on a number of different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies. This has led to the Gita often being described as a...
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by Louis Couperus
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LibriVox opname van Wereldvrede van Louis Couperus. Gelezen door Marcel Coenders. Wereldvrede is het vervolg van Majesteit. Nadat zijn vader Oscar is overleden regeert Kroonprins Othomar nu als Keizer Othomar de XII. In dit boek wordt gepleit voor internationale gerechtshoven, maar is men bang voor een grote oorlog voordat deze gerechtshoven daadwerkelijk worden opgericht. Het is nu meer dan 100 jaar na de uitgave van dit boek allemaal uitgekomen en ook nog wel in Den-Haag de geboorteplaats van...
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by Mary Hallock Foote
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LibriVox recording of In Exile and Other Stories, by Mary Hallock Foote. Read by David Wales. Six short stories by Mary Hallock Foote (1847–1938), an American author and illustrator. She is best known for her illustrated short stories and novels portraying life in the mining communities of the turn-of-the-century American West. She is famous for her stories of place, in which she portrayed the rough, picturesque life she experienced and observed in the old West, especially that in the early...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of Een reiziger, die geen handel drijft, van Charles Dickens. Gelezen door: Marcel Coenders. Een serie journalistieke artikelen uit het tijdschrift 'All the Year round' geschreven in de periode 1860 - 1869. In deze artikelen worden veel sociale misstanden van het 19de-eeuwse Engeland beschreven. Samenvatting geschreven door Marcel Coenders. Voor meer informatie, inclusief een link naar het M4B luisterboek, de on-line tekst, info over de lezers, RSS feeds, CD hoes en andere...
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by Margery Williams
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LibriVox recording of The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams. Read by Barbara Bear and Mama Bear. This classic story by Margery Williams, published in 1922, imparts the timeless message that toys need not be expensive or modern to be appreciated. Through giving and receiving love, even a commonplace stuffed animal can become real in the eyes of a child. This recording, read by a mother and daughter, is dedicated to Barbara Bear, who is real. For further information, including links to online...
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by Justin McCarthy and Rosa Campbell Praed
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LibriVox recording of The Rebel Rose, by Justin McCarthy and Rosa Campbell Praed. Read by arteest. The Rebel Rose is the story of Mary Stuart Beaton, a descendant of Mary Queen of Scots who has come to London in the hope of having her family claims legitimized. The Pretendress -- as she is called, finds herself caught up in the devices of her own personal guardians as well as a scheming London society woman scorned by a powerful member of Parliament who has become an admirer of the Princess....
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by Joseph Conrad
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LibriVox recording of Almayer's Folly, by Joseph Conrad. Read by Tom Weiss. Almayer’s Folly is about a poor businessman who dreams of finding a hidden gold mine and becoming very wealthy. Kaspar Almayer is a white European. He agrees to marry a native Malayan captured by Captain Tom Lingard, his employer, believing the marriage will bring him riches even though he has no love for the woman. They have one daughter named Nina. Almayer relocates with his wife to Malaysia where he hopes to build...
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox recording of In Memoriam A.H.H., by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read by Elizabeth Klett. In Memoriam is Tennyson’s elegiac tribute to his friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died in 1833 at the age of 22. Tennyson wrote this long poem over 17 years as a chronicle of his mourning process. The poem became a favorite of Queen Victoria when she was grieving for her husband, and was one of the most popular and artistically influential poems of the Victorian period. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)....
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by J.S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Paradise Mystery, by J.S. Fletcher. Read by volunteers. A quiet cathedral town in England, full of gossips and people who are not quite who they seem to be, is the setting for this murder mystery. (Summary by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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by Orison Swett Marden
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LibriVox recording of How to Succeed, by Orison Swett Marden. In this volume, Orison Swett Marden explains the road to success in simple terms for the benefit of anyone, who wishes to follow in his footsteps. Over 100 years after publication, most of these lessons are still valid today. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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by Joseph Jacobs
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LibriVox recording of Indian Fairy Tales, by Joseph Jacobs. This book is a fine collection of Indian fairy tales, some are folklore, some are from the Jataka tales, and some from panchatantra. (Summary by sidhu177) 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...
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by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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LibriVox recording of The Pearl of Orr's Island, by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Read by Bridget Gaige. Go on a journey to the coast of Maine and immerse yourself in the picturesque community on Orr’s Island. See the raindrops glistening on the pine needles and hear the waves crashing on the rocks. This is a tale of romance, tragedy, crusty sea captains, an impetuous boy, a loving girl, complete with village gossips and twists in the plot. (Summary by Bridget Gaige) For further information,...
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LibriVox recording of Starlight Ranch And Other Stories Of Army Life On The Frontier, by Charles King. Read by David Wales. Five stories of Army life in the mid to late 19th century. Charles King (1844 – 1933) was a United States soldier and a distinguished writer. He wrote and edited over 60 books and novels. Among his list of titles are Campaigning with Crook, Fort Frayne, Under Fire and Daughter of the Sioux. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales) For further information, including links...
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by Thomas Hardy
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Librivox recording of Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. One of the greatest English tragic novels, TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES (1891) is the story of a “pure woman” who is victimized both by conventional morality and its antithesis. Born near Dorchester, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) set most of his stories in the region between Berkshire and Dorset in the fictional county of Wessex. He was a controversial writer whose work often showed the result of flouting...
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by Immanuel Kant
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LibriVox recording of Perpetual Peace: A Philosophic Essay, by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Translated by W. Hastie (1842-1903). Read by D.E. Wittkower. This essay, written in 1795, puts forth a plan for a lasting peace between nations and peoples. Kant puts forth necessary means to any peace, and argues that nations can be brought into federation with one another without loss of sovereignty. In one translation, telling of the historical impact of this essay, this federation is called a “league...
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by United States
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Read for librivox.org by Michael Scherer . The Articles of Confederation, the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address. 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. Download M4B (20MB)
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by Jack London
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Librivox's public domain recording of Jack London's White Fang from Project Gutenberg's etext #910 . White Fang (1906) was written as a companion to Jack London's successful Call of the Wild (1903). It is the tale of a wild dog born in the wild and eventually brought to civilization. The story is viewed primarily through the eyes of its canine protagonist and deals with themes of morality and redemption. (Summary by Gord Mackenzie.) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader,...
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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Librivox recording of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic children's novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can't help but love. Despite her "tragical" past, Anne's optimism and imagination have helped her to always see the best in things. Anne's life changes considerably when she is accidentally adopted by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister who thought they were getting a boy to help out...
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by Frances Trego Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Billy Whiskers, the Autobiography of a Goat, by Frances Trego Montgomery. Read by Allyson Hester. This delightful children's story can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike! A mischievous goat, Billy Whiskers, gets into trouble so often that the book could be named, "Billy Trouble Whiskers"! This humorous story will bring you many chuckles and give you a chance to get lost in Billy's adventures with childlike enthusiasm. From riding in a police car, to being a...
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by Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of The Dead Secret, by Wilkie Collins. "Everything in life has a price. May be, telling a Secret has the highest. However, not telling may be worse. What will Sarah choose? will she tell the Secret which destroyed her life?" (Summary by Stav Nisser) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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by Barry Pain
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LibriVox recording of Eliza by Barry Pain. Read by Nigel Boydell. A gentle, yet deliciously humourous series of brief anecdotes, that follow the mundane, though surprisingly hazard strewn lives of our rather pompous main character, and his long suffering wife, Eliza. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, by L. Frank Baum. Read by Judy Bieber Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz was the fourth of 14 Oz books written by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919). Published in 1908, while Baum was resident in Coronado, California, it is considered one of the "darker" of the Oz tales. However, it also is enlivened by Baum's considerable wit, penchant for puns, and dry social commentary. In this title, Dorothy, her kitten Eureka, Jim, a cab horse, and Zeb, a...
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by Jean de La Fontaine
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LibriVox recording of Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks by Jean de la Fontained, translated into English by W. T. Larned. (Summary by bge1234) 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. Download M4B (15MB)
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by Hugh Walpole
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Scarecrow by Hugh Walpole. Read by Cynthia Moyer. Toying with the distinctions between reader and narrator, author and character, imagination and perception, Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole's The Golden Scarecrow, in nine chapters, presents nine stories of nine children, united by location, more or less. A tenth story of a tenth life, divided into Prologue and Epilogue, provides a different sort of unity. These gentle and horrible tales of the weird may seem suitable...
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by Marion St. John Webb
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LibriVox recording of The House with the Twisting Passage, by Marion St. John Webb. Read by Xenutia.] When Jenny goes to stay with her Aunt Abby, a caretaker in a grand old manor-house, she discovers a wonderful twisting passage on the second floor with an array of colourful characters living in the rooms along it – each of them with a story to tell. (Summary by Xenutia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Norman F. Langford
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LibriVox recording of The King Nobody Wanted, by Norman F. Langford. Read by Dawn Larsen In a very real and interesting way, The King Nobody Wanted tells the story of Jesus. Where the actual words of the Bible are used, they are from the King James Version. But the greater part of the story is told in the words of every day. (Introduction by N. F. Langford) 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 Henry James
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LibriVox recording of "An International Episode," by Henry James, from the 1892 Harper and Brothers edition, illustrated by H. W. McVickar. This edition is in the University of California Berkley collection, and has been scanned and uploaded to the Internet Archive, found here . LibriVox has separated the work into 6 sections, recorded by: Section 1: Alex Foster Section 2: Gordon Mackenzie Section 3: Paula Berinstein, The Writing Show Section 4: Kara Shallenberg Section 5: Neal Foley,...
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by Willa Cather
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Librivox recording of O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Read by rachelellen O Pioneers! tells the story of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants in the farm country near Hanover, Nebraska, (a fictional town near Glenvil) around the turn of the 20th century. The main character, Alexandra Bergson, inherits the family farmland when her father dies, and she devotes her life to making the farm a viable enterprise at a time when other immigrant families are giving up and leaving the prairie. The...
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by James Boswell
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. III, by James Boswell. This is the third volume of the Biography of Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson's Life has been documented in great detail by his friends, this biography being originally published by James Boswell, and then edited several times by other persons, such as John Croker, who have been friends of both Samuel Johnson as well as James Boswell. Already famous during his life time, Samuel Johnson's biography attracted considerable...
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by Mark Twain
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Librivox recording of Roughing It by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Roughing It is semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was authored during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a sequel to his first book Innocents Abroad. This book tells of Twain’s adventures prior to his pleasure cruise related in Innocents Abroad.(Wikipedia) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by George Eliot
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Librivox recording of Silas Marner, by George Eliot. Read by rachelellen. Silas Marner (originally published in 1861): Betrayed by a beloved friend and accused of a crime he didn’t commit, awkward Silas Marner is expelled from his beloved religious community — the only community he has ever known. He exiles himself in the remote village of Raveloe. Friendless and without family, set apart from the villagers by their superstition and fear of him, he plies his weaving trade day after day,...
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by Platon
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L'apologie de Socrate par Platon, traduit par Victor Cousin. Lu pour Librivox par leyla. « Je ne sais, Athéniens, quelle impression mes accusateurs ont faite sur vous. Pour moi, en les entendant, peu s’en est fallu que je ne me méconnusse moi-même, tant ils ont parlé d’une manière persuasive ; et cependant, à parler franchement, [...] ils n’ont pas dit un mot qui soit véritable ; et de ma bouche vous entendrez la vérité toute entière, ... » (de « L'apologie de Socrate ») How...
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by Washington Irving
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Librivox recording of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving. The quiet Dutch community of Sleepy Hollow lay in the Adirondack mountains on the western shore of the mighty Hudson River in America's colonial period. The solitude of the woods was breathtaking, and not even a schoolmaster was immune from the eerie miasma which everyone knew permeated the dense forest. Written in 1820, Washington Irving's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow has become a classic of American literature, and has...
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by Myrtle Reed
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Librivox recording of The Spinster Book , by Myrtle Reed. A cross between guidebook and social commentary, The Spinster Book gives clever and humorous insights on topics such as courting, handling men and women, love letters, marriage and spinsterhood. (Summary by Kristin Hughes) 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. Read by Librivox volunteers...
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by Joseph Bedier
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Librivox recording of Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bedier. This is the Arthurian legend of Tristan and Iseult. It is a tale of love, honour, intrigue, betrayal and jealousy, ending ultimately in tragedy. This story predates that of Lancelot and Guinevere, and it one of the most influential romances of the medieval period, inspiring many artists, from story-tellers to painters to composers. (Summary by Joy Chan) Read by Joy Chan . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please...
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by Upton Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of They Call Me Carpenter, by Upton Sinclair. Read by Tom Weiss. The story takes place in the fictional city of Western City circa 1920. It begins with a man named Billy who is attacked by a mob of ex-servicemen outside a theater after watching a German film. Billy stumbles into a church to escape the mob and is visited by Carpenter, that is Jesus, who walks out of the stained glass window of the church. Carpenter is shocked and appalled by his observations of greed,...
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Brothers Karamazov , by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. The book portrays a parricide in which each of a murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that explores deep into the ethical debates of God, free will, and...
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by Oscar Wilde
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Librivox recording of The Happy Prince and Other Tales, by Oscar Wilde. Read by Joy Chan 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 (47MB)
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by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Dies ist eine LibriVox aufname gelesen von Redaer. Von der Kürze des Lebens von Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BC - AD64). Übersetzt durch J. Moser; veröffentlicht 1829. "Es ist nicht wenig Zeit, was wir haben, sondern es ist viel, was wir nicht nützen." Über die Kostbarkeit der Zeit, die vielfältigen Arten, wie Menschen dieselbe verschwenden, und wie der Mensch die Frist seines Lebens richtig nutzt. Heute so relevant wie 49 AD. (Zusammenfassung von redaer) LibriVox Projektseite:...
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by C. Collodi
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Librivox recording of The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi and translated by Carol della Chiesa. Read by LibriVox volunteers. The Adventures of Pinocchio is a novel for children by Italian author Carlo Collodi (here transl. by Carol della Chiesa). The first half was published in serial form between 1881 and 1883, and then completed as a book for children in February 1883. It is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father, a woodcarver named...
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Librivox recording of Aesop's Fables, Volume 6 (Fables 126-150). Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 6 of 12. (Summary by Chip) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Robert Frost
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LibriVox recording of A Boy's Will, by Robert Frost. Read by Savanna Herrold and Bill Boerst. Robert Frost preferred to describe the New England countryside using everyday language. He used both as tools to explore world views and life philosophies. A Boy's Will was his first poetry anthology. (Summary by Bill Boerst) 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 Mary Roberts Rinehart
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LibriVox recording of The Bat by Mary Roberts Reinhart. Read by Alan Winterrowd. The novelization of the play of the same name that had an initial run of 867 shows on Broadway and has been performed all over the world and been made into three movies over a span from 1926 to 1959. An intricate mystery, with a wide cast of characters. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Oscar Wilde
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Librivox recording of the Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde. Read by John Gonzalez . Wilde's meditation on capital punishment, the Ballad of Reading Gaol comes after he was convicted and imprisoned under charges of gross indecency. The charges stemmed from his affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, the son of the Marquis of Queensberry. It relates the story of an execution of a man who murdered his wife which Wilde witnessed during his internment. Published in 1898, it was Wilde's last published...
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by Aldous Huxley
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Librivox's public domain recording of Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley. Crome Yellow , published in 1921 was Aldous Huxley's first novel. In it he satirizes the fads and fashions of the time. It is the witty story of a house party at "Crome" where there is a gathering of bright young things. We hear some of the history of the house from Henry Wimbush, its owner and self appointed historian; Apocylapse is prophesied, virginity is lost, and inspirational aphorisms are gained in a trance....
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by Thomas Hardy
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Librivox public domain recording of Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native . Like all of Hardy's work, The Return of the Native (1878) is passionate and controversial, with themes and sympathies beyond what a good Victorian would ever admit. A modern and honest novel of chance and choice, faith and infidelities, this dark story asks what is free will and what is fate? What is the true nature of nature, and how do we fit together? Can we fit together? A tragedy set in the barren land of Edgon...
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Librivox recording of The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders , by Daniel Defoe. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a 1722 novel by Daniel Defoe. Defoe wrote this after his work as a journalist and pamphleteer. By 1722, Defoe had become recognized as a novelist, with the success of Robinson Crusoe in 1719. His political work was tapering off at this point, due to the fall of both Whig and Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated; Robert...
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by Elizabeth Stoddard
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LibriVox recording of The Morgesons, by Elizabeth Stoddard. Read by jlenardon Stoddard’s novel traces the education and development of a young female in American middle-class society. The protagonist, Cassandra Morgeson, is educated by a series of journeys she makes throughout her youth and early adulthood. Each new setting represents a different stage in her intellectual development. Cassandra is born in Surrey, a small New England town. Surrey is quiet and isolated, granting a young woman...
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by Louis Couperus
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Librivox recording of Van Oude Menschen by Louis Couperus Zoals de titel al aangeeft gaat het boek over oude mensen (en ouder worden) en de dingen die voorbijgaan. Maar niet alles gaat voorbij met het ouder worden... Een duister geheim uit het verleden werpt zijn steeds groter wordende schaduw over een familie. For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
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by Ambrose Bierce
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Librivox recording of The Parenticide Club, by Ambrose Bierce. Read by Peter Yearsley. Includes four stories: My favorite murder -- Oil of Dog -- An Imperfect Conflagration -- The Hypnotist. 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 . M4B audiobook of Complete Book
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by Abraham Lincoln
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Librivox recording of The Gettysburg Address. Read by Shurtagal. It was a cloudy November day in 1863 when thousands gathered to hear renowned orator Edward Everett dedicate a national cemetery at the site of a pivotal battle early in July of that year. Also present to deliver "a few appropriate remarks" was the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln spoke but 278 words; Everett later wrote to the President, "I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I...
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by St. Augustine
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A LibriVox recording of The Enchiridion of Saint Augustine, translated by Prof. J F Shaw. Read by Darren L. Slider The Enchiridion, Manual, or Handbook of Augustine of Hippo is alternatively titled, "Faith, Hope, and Love". The Enchiridion is a compact treatise on Christian piety, written in response to a request by an otherwise unknown person, named Laurentis, shortly after the death of Saint Jerome in 420. It is intended as a model for Christian instruction or catechesis. - As the...
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by Marshall Saunders
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LibriVox recording of Beautiful Joe, by Marshall Saunders. Read by Allyson Hester. Beautiful Joe is a real dog, and "Beautiful Joe" is his real name. He belonged during the first part of his life to a cruel master, who mutilated him in the manner described in the story. He was rescued from him, and is now living in a happy home with pleasant surroundings, and enjoys a wide local celebrity. The character of Laura is drawn from life, and to the smallest detail is truthfully depicted....
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson. LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 different recordings of The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of March 2nd, 2008. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (8MB)
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by John Milton
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LibriVox recording of Paradise Regained, by John Milton. Paradise Regained is a poem by the 17th century English poet John Milton, published in 1671. It is connected by name to his earlier and more famous epic poem Paradise Lost, with which it shares similar theological themes. Based on the Gospel of Luke's version of the Temptation of Christ, Paradise Regained is more thoughtful in writing style, and thrives upon the imagery of Jesus' perfection in contrast to the shame of Satan. (Summary from...
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by Young's Literal Translation
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Job, Young's Literal Translation. Read by Mark Penfold. Young’s Literal Translation is a translation of the Bible into English, published in 1862. The translation was made by Robert Young, compiler of Young’s Analytical Concordance to the Bible and Concise Critical Comments on the New Testament. Young produced a “Revised Edition” of the translation in 1887. After he died on October 14, 1888, the publisher in 1898 released a new Revised Edition. (Summary...
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by Bram Stoker
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LibriVox recording of Dracula, by Bram Stoker. The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn't invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public's imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross...
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by Herman Melville
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Librivox recording of Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville. Read by Stewart Wills Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have...
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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 Nathaniel Hawthorne
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LibriVox recording of The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read by Mark F. Smith. "The wrongdoing of one generation lives into the successive ones and... becomes a pure and uncontrollable mischief." Hawthorne's moral for "The House of the Seven Gables," taken from the Preface, accurately presages his story. The full weight of the gloomy mansion of the title seems to sit on the fortunes of the Pyncheon family. An ancestor took advantage of the Salem witch...
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by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon
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LibriVox recording of A Short and Easy Method of Prayer, by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon. Read by Jordan. Originally published in 1685, Madame Guyon’s A Short and Easy Method of Prayer is considered a classic of Christian mysticism, influencing great writers and speakers such as John Wesley and Charles Spurgeon. In it, Madame Guyon carefully and briefly sets out her ‘unmethodical method’ by which any and all can commune with God at any time and under any circumstances. (Summary...
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by John Owen
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LibriVox recording of The Mortification of Sin in Believers, by John Owen. Read by Stephen Escalera. John Owen, in this Puritan classic, writes succinctly of the matters of the heart in dealing with sin in the life of the Christian. In a way that cuts right to the heart of the matter while leaving no room for excuses, Owen encourages the Christian to “Be killing sin or sin will be killing you.” (Summary written by Stephen Escalera.) For further information, including links to online text,...
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Librivox recording of Aesop's Fables, Volume 5 (Fables 101-125). Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world. This is volume 5 of 12. (Summary by Chip) For more information on our readers, please see our catalog page...
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of The American Senator by Anthony Trollope. The American Senator is a novel written in 1875 by Anthony Trollope. Although not one of Trollope's better-known works, it is notable for its depictions of rural English life and for its many detailed fox hunting scenes. In its anti-heroine, Arabella Trefoil, it presents a scathing but ultimately sympathetic portrayal of a woman who has abandoned virtually all scruples in her quest for a husband. Through the eponymous Senator,...
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by Jack London
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LibriVox opname van Als de Natuur Roept, van Jack London. Gelezen door kattekliek. Als de Natuur Roept (The Call of the Wild) is een roman van de Amerikaanse schrijver Jack London. Het verhaal gaat over een eerder gedomesticeerde hond genaamd Buck. Zijn oer-instincten keren terug na een reeks van gebeurtenissen die ertoe leiden dat hij een sledehond wordt in de Yukon in de 19e-eeuwse Klondike Gold Rush, waar sledehonden werden gekocht tegen zeer royale prijzen. Voor meer informatie, inclusief...
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by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
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LibriVox recording of Der Mantel, by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. Read by Christian Al-Kadi. Akakij Akakijewitsch ist mit Leib und Seele Beamter, genauer gesagt: Kopist. Der Beruf des Abschreibens füllt sein ganzes Leben aus. Er ist davon so begeistert, dass er sogar Lieblingsbuchstaben hat. Sein Leben ändert sich erst, als er beschließt, sich einen neuen Mantel zu leisten. Der Mantel verwandelt Akakij Akakijewitsch sowohl äußerlich wie auch innerlich. (Introduction by Al-Kadi and Wikipedia)...
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by Various
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LibriVox Coffee Break Collection 002 This is a collection of short (15 minute or less readings) works in English suitable for a coffee break at work or a short commuter ride. The theme for this collection is Multi-Faith in various genres.(Summary by BellonaTimes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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by Various
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A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have succeeded. Readers include: Adrian Praetzellis Susan Goble hosmer_angel Howard Dratch Jessica AC Snyder Clarica Cody Logan BoltOfTash For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope Time to do a short Continental trip with Trollope and see if we agree with Walpole. "...not only Trollope's very best shorter book, but one of the most charming idylls in English literature. - . . It has all the colour and richness and cohesion of something done irresistibly." -Walpole. The storyline is simple - boy meets girl parents object - trials and tribulations follow - and then the story reaches it's...
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by Phaedrus
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LibriVox recording of The Fables of Phaedrus, by Phaedrus. Read by Leni. The fable is a small narrative, in prose or verse, which has as its main characteristic the aim of conveying a moral lesson (the "moral"), implicitly or, more normally, explicitly expressed. Even though the modern concept of fable is that it should have animals or inanimated objects as characters - an idea supported by the works of famous fabulists such as Aesop and La Fontaine - Phaedrus, the most important...
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by Samuel Foote
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Great Panjandrum Himself by Samuel Foote. This was the weekly poetry project for May 31st, 2009. 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 (4MB)
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by George MacDonald
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Librivox recording of At the Back of the North Wind, by George MacDonald. Diamond the little boy sleeps in the hayloft above the stall of Diamond the horse. The loft is snug but drafty, and after plugging a hole in the wall one night, Diamond is scolded by the beautiful Lady North Wind for closing her "window" into his room. Thus begins their friendship. Spirited away by the North Wind, Diamond embarks on a series of adventures both near to and far from his home. His pure heart and...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of The Whole Family, by William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton Vorse, Mary Stewert Cutting, Elizabeth Jordan, John Kendrick Bangs, Henry James, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edith Wyatt, Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, Alice Brown and Henry van Dyke A 1908 NaNoWriMo forerunner, told in twelve chapters, each with a different author. The basic plot was to show how an engagement or marriage would affect and be affected by an entire family. The project became...
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by Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay
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Librivox recording of History of England, from the Accession of James the Second (Volume 1, Chapter 1) , by Thomas Babington Macaulay. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/history-of-england-volume-1-chapter-1/ This is chapter 1 of volume 1 of a series of books written by the Baron Macaulay in the 19th century. It starts with a brief resume of the history of England up until the Stuart kings and then starts to delve into a little more detail. Macaulay...
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by Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels
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Librivox recording of The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Read by Jon Ingram 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 (46MB) CD booklet Album Art CD booklet Album Art
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by Olive Green
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Librivox recording of How to Cook Fish , by Olive Green. Olive Green is the pseudonym for the prolific late 19th Century/early 20th Century author, Myrtle Reed. She wrote over thirty-three books and hundreds of magazine articles and pamphlets during her short lifetime. Ms. Reed was best known for writing romance novels that often included themes of everlasting and unrequited love, ironic revenge, mystery, and the occult. Her best known book is Lavender and Old Lace , which later became the...
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by G. K. Chesterton
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Librivox recording of The Innocence of Father Brown , by G. K. Chesteron. Read by Brian Roberg . The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) is the first of five collections of mystery stories by G. K. Chesterton starring an unimposing but surprisingly capable Roman Catholic priest. Father Brown's ability to uncover the truth behind the mystery continually surpasses that of the "experts" around him, who are fooled into underestimation by the priest's unimpressive outward appearance and,...
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by John Stuart Mill
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LibriVox recording of On Liberty by John Stuart Mill. Published in 1859, On Liberty details Mill’s view that individuals should be left wholly free to engage in any activity, thought or belief that does not harm others. Simple though it sounds, it is a position that challenges our ideas on the very nature of government and society, and sheds light on some of the key issues we face today. A key text of political philosophy, On Liberty has been continuously in print since its first...
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Librivox recording of the Amendments to the United States Constitution (version 2). Read by Jim Cadwell The Constitution has a total of 27 amendments. The first ten, collectively known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified simultaneously. The following seventeen were ratified separately. (Summary from wikipedia.org) 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 Cleveland Moffett
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LibriVox recording of Careers of Danger and Daring, by Cleveland Moffett. A Vocational Guidance Manual ? - Mr. Moffett has chosen unusual and picturesque careers, and has offered dramatic scenes from the lives of the steeple climber, the diver, the balloonist, the pilot, the bridge builder, the fireman, the wild animal trainer, the aerial acrobat, the dynamite worker and lastly the locomotive driver.(summary by annise) And it has great pictures - ever wondered what the top of a steeple really...
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by Charles Waddell Chesnutt
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LibriVox recording of The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, by Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Read by James K. White Published in 1899, The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line is a collection of narratives that addresses the impact of Jim Crow laws on African Americans and white Americans of the South. Many of Chesnutt's characters are of mixed-race ancestry which sets them apart for a specific yet degrading kind of treatment from blacks and whites. These...
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by British Parliament
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The Riot Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1714, the first year of the reign of George I, and came into effect in August 1715. This was a time of widespread social disturbance, as the preamble describes; the Act sought to put an end to this. A group of twelve or more people, “being unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously assembled”, would be read a proclamation; they must disperse within an hour, on pain of death. The same fate would befall anyone preventing the reading of the...
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by Alfred John Church
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LibriVox recording of Stories from Virgil, by Alfred J. Church. Read by Bill Boerst. Alfred J. Church created 26 stories from the original version of Virgil's Aeneid. He included well-known ones, such as "The Horse of Wood" and "The Love and Death of Dido," as well as many others perhaps less well-known, such as "King Evander" and "The Funeral Games of Anchises." (Summary by Bill Boerst) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of These Twain, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Simon Evers. Hilda is saved from destitution by Edwin Clayhanger who marries her. The two, with Hilda's son by her disastrous 'marriage' to George Cannon, are living in Bursley. Edwin does not enjoy an entirely happy marriage with Hilda because of her outspokenness. Hilda has strong opinions on matters which at the time were considered to be a male preserve – for example, on Edwin’s business. She also does things without telling...
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