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by Mack Reynolds
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LibriVox recording of MERCENARY, by MACK REYNOLDS. Read by MARK NELSON. Every status-quo-caste society in history has left open two roads to rise above your caste: The Priest and The Warrior. But in a society of TV and tranquilizers--the Warrior acquires a strange new meaning..... (Introduction from the Gutenberg text) 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 Joseph Conrad
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LibriVox recording of Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad. Read in English by Peter Dann Joseph Conrad was born in former Poland, spent part of his childhood exiled in Russia because of his father's Polish nationalist political activities, learned and read French early, and did not speak a word of English until his late teens. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that when Conrad came to write this, his first novel, it centred on the pain of having a contested sense of identity, the experience of...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, psychological fiction, dutch borneo fiction, imperialism fiction, trading...
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by Kate Langley Bosher
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LibriVox recording of Mary Cary, Frequently Martha, by Kate Langley Bosher. Read by Jan MacGillivray. "My name is Mary Cary. I live in the Yorkburg Female Orphan Asylum. You may think nothing happens in an Orphan Asylum. It does. The orphans are sure enough children, and real much like the kind that have Mothers and Fathers; and that’s why I am going to write this story." So begins Mary’s diary, which she fills with her various doings and misadventures at the Asylum in Virginia...
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LibriVox recording of The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume 3: The Viaticum and Other Stories by Guy de Maupassant. (Translated by Unknown.) Read in English by James K. White. This is volume is a collection of 50 of de Maupassant's short stories. Summary by James K. White. 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 Katharine Newlin Burt
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LibriVox recording of SNOW-BLIND, by KATHARINE NEWLIN BURT. Read by ROGER MELIN. A bit of a menage-a-quatre in a remote cabin in the wilderness as fugitive Hugh, his younger brother Pete, nursemaid and cook Bella, and now the newly arrived snow-blinded young Sylvie who had been snatched from near death in the snow by the heroic but moody Hugh. Because of her blindness, Sylvie is led to believe her rescuer to be a handsome and dashing hero; his younger brother to be but a young lad of 14; and...
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by Margaret O. Oliphant
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LibriVox recording of Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life, Volume 1 by Margaret O. Oliphant. Read in English by Anne Erickson Catherine Vernon has a firm hand on her family and on the family business. Her plans for her young protege Edward, whom she loves like a son, are disturbed by the arrival of Hester, a 14-year-old girl who is just as strong willed. The conflict between Catherine and Hester is resolved through their mutual love for Edward. On one level a love story, Hester is unusual for...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, victorian fiction, psychological fiction, domestic fiction
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by Heinrich von Kleist
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LibriVox recording of MICHAEL KOHLHAAS, by HEINRICH VON KLEIST. Read by GREG W. Michael Kohlhaas is an 1811 novella by Heinrich von Kleist, based on a 16th-century story of Hans Kohlhase. Both the theme (a fanatical quest for justice) and the style (existentialist detachment posing as a chronicle) are surprisingly modern. They resonated with other writers more than a century after it was written. Kafka devoted one of only two public appearances in his whole life to reading passages from Michael...
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by George Moore
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LibriVox recording of Celibates, by George Moore. Read by James E. Carson The author is considered the first great Irish writer of realist fiction and is said to have been an inspiration for James Joyce. Celibates is a novel of three characters: Mildred Lawson, John Norton and Agnes Lahens.They have nothing in common other than an absolute love of themselves and an inability to sympathize with others. In that vein, it constitutes a striking image of our own modern day self-absorbed society....
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of Sir Nigel, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Clive Catterall. By 1348 the House of Loring has fallen on hard times. Together, the Black Death and the greedy monks of Waverley have bled away all of the Loring wealth. Even the manor house will have to go to pay their debts. Then a chance encounter with the King of England provides Nigel, the last of the Lorings, with the chance to seek his fortune in the constant wars with France. But more importantly for Nigel it also...
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by Margaret O. Oliphant
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LibriVox recording of Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life, Volume 2 by Margaret O. Oliphant. Read in English by Anne Erickson Catherine Vernon has a firm hand on her family and on the family business. Her plans for her young protege Edward, whom she loves like a son, are disturbed by the arrival of Hester, a 14-year-old girl who is just as strong willed. The conflict between Catherine and Hester is resolved through their mutual love for Edward. On one level a love story, Hester is unusual for...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, victorian fiction, psychological fiction, domestic fiction
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by Howard R. Garis
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LibriVox recording of Uncle Wiggily and Old Mother Hubbard, by Howard R. Garis. Read by Mark F. Smith. Uncle Wiggily Longears, an old bunny gentleman now stricken with rheumatism and getting around with a cane, still is quite active. In these stories, he encounters a string of characters from Mother Goose's tales and has adventures that are not quite in keeping with her books! These gentle tales are 7 - 8 minutes each and quite suited to a nightly reading to a small child. (Intro by Mark F....
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by Rick Raphael
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LibriVox recording of Make Mine Homongenised, by Rick Raphael. Read by Jeanie. Just sixty miles from ground zero in Nevada there lies Circle T Ranch run by Hetty Thompson the owner, Barney Hatfield the farmhand, and Johnny Culpepper the assistant manager. It was just another ordinary ranch until, that is, the two cows and the rooster hit the nuclear jackpot. (Introduction by Jeanie1914) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by Mary Katherine Maule
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LibriVox recording of A Prairie-Schooner Princess by Mary Katherine Maule. Read in English by Sharon Kilmer. The story of a Quaker family's journey from Ohio to Nebraska beginning in 1856. They encounter a mystery which leaves them an orphan girl who will forever change their lives. Blizzard, the Civil War, and Indians and more Indians fill this great adventure which tests their faith and ingenuity while shaping their loves and futures. Summary by Sharon Kilmer. For further information,...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, Historical Fiction, Westerns, travel fiction, general fiction
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by Susan Warner
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LibriVox recording of DIANA, by SUSAN WARNER. Read by BRIDGET GAIGE. Diana Starling is the beautiful and quiet daughter of a cold and mentally abusive mother. She falls in love with Evan Nolton, but her mother wishes her to marry someone else. Yet, despite her mother's strong objections, she chooses her own husband. However, she can be truly happy only if she forgets her first love. Will she find the strength do do that? (Introduction by Stav Nisser) For further information, including links to...
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by Helen Hunt Jackson
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LibriVox recording of Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson. Ramona, a novel written by Helen Hunt Jackson (1884), is the story of a part-Scottish and part-Native American orphan girl growing up and getting married in Southern California, suffering racial discrimination and hardship. Originally serialized in the Christian Union on a weekly basis, the novel became immensely popular. Overall, it has had more than 300 printings, been made into four film versions, and has been performed as an outdoor play...
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by Martha Finley
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LibriVox recording of Grandmother Elsie by Martha Finley. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Change has come to Elsie's family in the 8th book of this delightful series. Her daughter, Violet, marries a naval Captain with three children of his own and the children try to adjust to life with their new step-mother and her family. - Summary by Gabrielle C 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 Harriet Martineau
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LibriVox recording of DEERBROOK, by HARRIET MARTINEAU. Like the later and more famous novel Middlemarch, Deerbrook describes the life of country people in a fictional English town. The Grey family live in one of the loveliest houses in Deerbrook, but a change in their lives is going to take place... The Ibbotson sisters, Hester and Margaret, orphaned distant cousins of Mr. Grey. Like in Jane Austen's novels, we see how the sisters are trying to advance themselves. In Victorian England, the...
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by Charles Monroe Sheldon
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LibriVox recording of In His Steps, by Charles Monroe Sheldon. Read by various volunteers. In His Steps takes place in the railroad town of Raymond. The main character is the Rev. Henry Maxwell, pastor of the First Church of Raymond, who challenges his congregation to not do anything for a whole year without first asking: “What Would Jesus Do?” (taken from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by H. Beam Piper
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Five short stories by classic science fiction writer H. Beam Piper. Recorded by Mark Nelson 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 Edgar Rice Burroughs
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LibriVox recording of The Outlaw of Torn, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Susan Umpleby and Richard Kilmer The story is set in 13th century England and concerns the fictitious outlaw Norman of Torn, who purportedly harried the country during the power struggle between King Henry III and Simon de Montfort. Norman is the supposed son of the Frenchman de Vac, once the king's fencing master, who has a grudge against his former employer and raises the boy to be a simple, brutal killing machine with...
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by J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of Peter and Wendy, by J. M. Barrie. Read by volunteer readers. Peter and Wendy tells the classic story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook. (Introduction modified from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by G. A. Henty
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LibriVox recording of Through the Fray, by G. A. Henty. Read by GabrielleC. Ned Sankey is a quick-tempered, strong-willed boy during the Luddite riots in Yorkshire. The happy times at the beginning of the story are soon marred by the death of his father. From there things only get worse. When things take a turn for the worst, how will he respond? (Summary by GabrielleC) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by Joseph Conrad
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LibriVox recording of An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad. Read in English by Peter Dann This, Conrad's second, novel serves as an illuminating prequel of his first, 'Almayer's Folly', teasing out the origins of the factional tensions that are such a distinctive feature of the social life of the little settlement of Sambir, on the Pantai river in Borneo, that figure so prominently in its predecessor. The central plot has an almost mythic quality ('A foolish king has two sons who are...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, language and literatures: english literature, psychological fiction, lingard,...
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by Murray Leinster
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LibriVox recording of Operation Terror , by Murray Leinster. Read by Mark Nelson. An unidentified space ship lands in a Colorado lake. Equipped with a paralyzing ray weapon, the creatures begin taking human prisoners. A lone land surveyor and a journalist are trapped inside the Army cordon, which is helpless against the mysterious enemy. Can they stop the aliens before it is too late? (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 038 Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are...
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by Joseph Conrad
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LibriVox recording of Lord Jim (version 2) by Joseph Conrad. Read in English by Peter Dann While it's not often described as such, "Lord Jim" can be viewed as a kind of love story whose real theme is the close bond which develops between an older and worldly-wise sea captain, Marlow, and a deeply troubled young sailor called Jim who, in the opening phase of the story, commits an act of reprehensible cowardice for which he is publicly shamed. While the novel's nominal focus rests...
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by Mona Caird
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LibriVox recording of The Wing of Azrael, Volume 1 by Mona Caird. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Mona Caird, a British writer and feminist, criticized in numerous non-fiction writings the state of marriage as it existed in her time. Her novel The Wing of Azrael reflects her criticisms. This is the first volume of three. In volume 1, Viola Sedley has attracted the admiration of both Philip Dendraith, a young nobleman, and Harry Lancaster, who, like Viola, comes from a more modest...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, feminist fiction, 19th-century fiction
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by Pansy aka Isabella Alden
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LibriVox recording of Interrupted, by Pansy. Read by TriciaG. Alternately titled Out in the World . Claire Benedict is a capable, responsible, solid young Christian woman. Everyone leans on her for support and depends on her to do much that needs to be done in her church and social circle. But then her businessman father dies unexpectedly and leaves the family almost penniless, interrupting her tranquil, fulfilling life. Written by Isabella Alden under the pen name Pansy. (Summary by Tricia G)...
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by Robert Barr
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Desciption Field Code for Archive.org: LibriVox recording of A Prince of Good Fellows, by Robert Barr. Read by Lars Rolander. Robert Barr (1849 - 1912) was a Scottish Journalist, editor, humorist and author. A Prince of Good Fellows was published in 1902, and is a series of Historical Fiction stories about the young James V, King of Scots (1512 – 1542). The chapters are full of humor and adventure and portrays a young King who is both wise and adventurous. (Summary by Lars Rolander) For...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells. Read in English by volunteer readers. In the summer of 1921, a disenchanted journalist escapes the rat race for a drive in the country. But Mr. Barnstaple's trip exceeds his expectations when he and other motorists are swept 3,000 years into the future. The inadvertent time travelers arrive in a world that corresponds exactly to Barnstaple's ideals: a utopian state, free of crime, poverty, war, disease, and bigotry. Unfettered by the...
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by Matthew A. Henson
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LibriVox recording of A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson. Read in English by Lee Smalley In this fascinating memoir, Matthew Henson describes the incredibly dangerous, exhausting, and bone-chilling trip to what was until then the never-before reached point on earth, the North Pole. "Robert Peary is remembered as the intrepid explorer who successfully reached the North Pole in 1909. Far less celebrated is his companion, Matthew Henson, a black man from Maryland....
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LibriVox recording of Out of the Closet: A Collection of Early LGBTQ+ Fiction by Various. Read in English by LibriVox volunteere This is a collection of 22 LGBTQ+ stories published between 1841-1923, covering a wide span of authors, genres, and literary traditions. Some stories are coded and euphemistic, often framing their central relationships as friendships or familial bonds. Others are surprisingly brazen and bold for their time, courting controversy for their refusal to obscure the...
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by Martin Andersen Nexø
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LibriVox recording of PELLE THE CONQUERER, VOLUME I, by Martin Andersen Nexø. Read by Greg W. When the first part of "Pelle Erobreren" (Pelle the Conqueror) appeared in 1906, its author, Martin Andersen Nexo, was practically unknown even in his native country, save to a few literary people who knew that he had written some volumes of stories and a book full of sunshiny reminiscences from Spain. And even now, after his great success with "Pelle," very little is known about...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of The Battle of Life, by Charles Dickens and read by Mark F. Smith. While "The Battle of Life" is one of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books - his annual release of a story just before Christmas - this one breaks the tradition by not being concerned with Christmas. Rather, its subtitle, "A Love Story", reveals more of the plot. The major events of this book take place on land that once was a battleground. That is just a backdrop for Dickens' idea of the real...
Topics: Romance, Fiction
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by F. Anstey
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LibriVox recording of The Brass Bottle, by F. Anstey. What happens when a not-so-lucky man happens upon a brass bottle and releases the djinni caught within? Misunderstanding, culture shock, hilarity, among other things. Will the well-intentioned djinni help his new master? Or will he make things even worse? (Summary by Guero) 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...
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by Georg Ebers
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LibriVox recording of Joshua, by Georg Ebers. Read by Ann Boulais. Hosea is a commander in Pharaoh's army... and a Hebrew. As he returns home from war, he finds that there has been a great pestilence in Egypt and his people are being blamed for it. Hosea receives a message from his father to follow his people to Succoth, but he is hesitant to give up his position in the army. Someone else also sends a message, containing a new name for him from God. There is much intrigue in this retelling of...
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by William Le Queux
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LibriVox recording of THE SEVEN SECRETS, by WILLIAM LE QUEUX. Read by TOM WEISS. A true “whodunit” with as many twists and turns as an English country road. Old man Courtenay is found murdered in his bed. Dr. Ralph Boyd is summoned to Courtenay Manor to examine the slain man and discovers a clue that might solve the case. But, he decides to keep the clue private for personal reasons. In the meantime, Scotland Yard has no clues as the culprits or the motive. Dr. Boyd, because of his new...
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by Philip Jose Farmer
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LibriVox recording of Rastignac The Devil, by Philip Jose Farmer. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). French colonists on a planet ruled by reptiles and amphibians are forced to wear living “skins” that subdue aggression and enforce vegetarianism. As children, Rastignac and his reptile friend Mapfarity force themselves to become carnivores and begin a protein fueled journey that causes Rastignac to develop a Philosophy of Violence. When a spaceship from Earth crashes in the ocean,...
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by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of Sara Crewe, or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's Boarding School, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. (Summary by AngelFirePixie) 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 Charles Waddell Chesnutt
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LibriVox recording of The Conjure Woman, by Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Read by James K. White. Published in 1899 by Houghton Mifflin, Chesnutt's first book, The Conjure Woman, was a collection of seven short stories, all set in "Patesville" (Fayetteville), North Carolina. While drawing from local color traditions and relying on dialect, Chesnutt's tales of conjuring, a form of magic rooted in African hoodoo, refused to romanticize slave life or the "Old South." Though...
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by Ben Bova
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LibriVox recording of The Dueling Machine, by Ben Bova. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). The Dueling Machine is the solution to settling disputes without injury. After you and your opponent select weapons and environments you are injected into an artificial reality where you fight to the virtual death… but no one actually gets hurt. That is, until a warrior from the Kerak Empire figures a way to execute real-world killings from within the machine. Now its inventor Dr. Leoh has to prevent...
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by Charles W. Diffin
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LibriVox recording of Dark Moon, by Charles W. Diffin. Read by Richard Kilmer. Mysterious, dark, out of the unknown deep comes a new satellite to lure three courageous Earthlings on to strange adventures. (Summary by Charles Diffin) 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 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by Bob Neufeld The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin in Brazil that encountered prehistoric animals. It has been the inspiration for subsequent fiction, including Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park . For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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by Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of Topsy-Turvy, by Jules Verne. Topsy Turvy is a translation of Sans dessus dessous (1889) . This anonymous translation was first published by J. G. Ogilvie (New York, 1890). We meet our old friends Barbicane and J.T. Maston from “Earth to the Moon” who now give us their own approach to the topic of “global warming”. Although they are searching for coal and not oil, readers will find that the auction of the Arctic energy reserves has a definite 21st century ring....
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells. Read by Mark F. Smith. Surely the Time Traveler threw great dinner parties! His guests were treated to a once-in-forever trial of a miniature time machine - an exquisite miniature that acted so flawlessly as to appear to be stage magic. That his guests did not believe the explanation - the machine vanished into the mists of the future - was patent. Still, a couple of the more thoughtful had reservations about branding the demonstration an...
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by Rex Beach
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LibriVox recording of The Spoilers, by Rex Beach. Read by Tom Weiss. Rex Beach was born in Atwood, Michigan to a prominent family and pursued a career as a lawyer before being drawn to Alaska at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush. After five years of unsuccessful prospecting, he turned to writing. His first novel, The Spoilers, was based on a true story of corrupt government officials stealing gold mines from prospectors, which Beach witnessed while he was prospecting in Nome, Alaska. The novel...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The World Set Free, by H. G. Wells. Radioactive decay is a major theme in the novel The World Set Free, published in 1914. Wells explores what might happen if the rate of decay could be speeded up. The book may have encouraged scientists to explore theories of nuclear chain reaction. It also served as a vehicle for Wells to develop his ideas on survival of the human race. (Summary by Bill Boerst) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by Mark Clifton
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LibriVox recording of Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Clifton. Read in English by Dale Grothmann When Earth loses contact with the colony planet Eden, an expedition is sent to find out why. Even though the planet has been determined to have no hostile properties, the second expedition is astonished to find no evidence of the colony. The colonists are spread out, naked, wandering dazed among the bushes, with no sign of any of the technology they brought from Earth. - Summary by Dale Grothmann For...
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by Charles W. Diffin
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LibriVox recording of The Finding of Haldgren, by Charles W. Diffin. Read by Richard Kilmer. Chet Ballard answers the pinpoint of light that from the craggy desolation of the moon stabs out man's old call for help. (Summary by Charles Diffin) 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 Godfrey Sweven
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LibriVox recording of Limanora, The Island Of Progress by Godfrey Sweven. Read in English by KirksVoice Our ethereal man with wings, whom we met in Riallaro, continues his tale about Limanora which is a Utopian Island created as an experiment in Eugenics. Medical and technological advances have led to a central Power Source, computers, and weather control to name a few. - Summary by kirk202 For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by H. Rider Haggard
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LibriVox recording of Lysbeth, a Tale of the Dutch, by H. Rider Haggard. Read by Abigail Rasmussen. This is a great book if you're looking for an adventure filled novel. It takes place during the Spanish Inquisition and describes some of the horrors that happened giving you an idea of what it was really like to live during that time period. Follow Lysbeth, a young Hollander girl, as she struggles through life enduring times of hardship and peace, sorrow and happiness, war and love....
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Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and case) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves sociological and technical speculations based on current or future science and technology. This is a reader-selected collection of short stories that entered the US public domain when their copyright was not renewed. Summary by Cori Samuel, with Wikipedia input. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Read by Cori Samuel. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 18 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818, and this audiobook is read from that text. Shelley's name appeared on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to the scientist, Victor...
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by Henry Kuttner
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LibriVox recording of The Creature From Beyond Infinity , by Henry Kuttner. Read by Mark Nelson. A lone space traveler arrives on Earth seeking a new planet to colonize, his own world dead. At the same time a mysterious plague has infected Earth that will wipe out all life. Can a lone scientist stop the plague and save the world? Or will the alien find himself on another doomed planet? (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Philip K. Dick
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LibriVox recording of The Crystal Crypt & Beyond The Door, by PHILIP K. DICK Read by Phil Chenevert Two early science fiction stories by the wonderful craftsman, Philip K. Dick. In the Crystal Crypt, taken from the 1954 Planet Stories, the war between Mars and Terra is about to erupt and earth has only merchants and salesmen to fight; can they carry out their mission? Beyond the Door is a story that asks and answers the question: what lives beyond the door? And is it dangerous? (Summary by...
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by Jeff Sutton
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LibriVox recording of First on the Moon by Jeff Sutton. Read in English by Richard Kilmer The four men had been scrutinized, watched, investigated, and intensively trained for more than a year. They were the best men to be found for that first, all-important flight to the Moon--the pioneer manned rocket that would give either the East or the West control over the Earth. Yet when the race started, Adam Crag found that he had a saboteur among his crew ... a traitor! Such a man could give the Reds...
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by George Horace Lorimer
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LibriVox recording of Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son, by George Horace Lorimer. Read by peac. Being the Letters written by John Graham, Head of the House of Graham & Company, Pork-Packers in Chicago, familiarly known on 'Change as "Old Gorgon Graham," to his Son, Pierrepont, facetiously known to his intimates as "Piggy." George Horace Lorimer was an American journalist and author. He is best known as the editor of The Saturday Evening Post. (Summary by...
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by Henry James
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LibriVox recording of The Bostonians, vol. 1 and 2, by Henry James This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty, young protégée of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the struggle between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political...
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by Henry James
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LibriVox recording of IN THE CAGE, by HENRY JAMES. Read by LEE ANN HOWLETT. In the Cage is a novella by Henry James, first published as a book in 1898. This long story centers on an unnamed London telegraphist. She deciphers clues to her clients' personal lives from the often cryptic telegrams they submit to her as she sits in the "cage" at the post office. Sensitive and intelligent, the telegraphist eventually finds out more than she may want to know. (Introduction from Wikipedia)...
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by James Driscoll
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LibriVox recording of The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service, by James Driscoll. Read by Tom Clifton. The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service is a boys adventure story set in WWI - Three College Chums join the military and face the perils of spies, submarines and enemy soldiers in the trenches of embattled Europe. An engaging story set in a period where good guys wore white hats, bad guys wore black hats and every chapter ends with a cliffhanger so you have to come back for more! (Summary by Tom...
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by Charles W. Diffin
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LibriVox recording of The Moon Master, by Charles W. Diffin. Read by Richard Kilmer. Through Infinite Deeps of Space Jerry Foster Hurtles to the Moon—Only to be Trapped by a Barbaric Race and Offered as a Living Sacrifice to Oong, their Loathsome, Hypnotic God. (Summary by Charles W. Diffin) 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 Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
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LibriVox recording of The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. Read in English by Sarah Terry The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish is, all at once, a satire, a treatise on natural philosophy, a work of proto-science fiction, and a defiant venture into a scientific world where women were not usually allowed. It tells the tale of a young Lady who is kidnapped by a man that tries to sail away with her. Through divine interference, however, the ship is tossed into a storm...
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by Louisa May Alcott
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LibriVox recording of Spinning-Wheel Stories, by Louisa May Alcott. Read by volunteer readers. A group of stories-within-a-story, told in the classic Louisa May Alcott style. "I've a little cold," said the old lady, "and am too hoarse for talking, my dears; but Aunt Elinor has looked up a parcel of old tales that I've told her at different times and which she has written down. You will like to hear her reading better than my dull way of telling them, and I can help Minnie and...
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by Murray Leinster
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LibriVox recording of Murder Madness, by Murray Leinster. Read by Richard Kilmer. Murder Madness! Seven Secret Service men had completely disappeared. Another had been found a screaming, homicidal maniac, whose fingers writhed like snakes. So Bell, of the secret "Trade," plunges into South America after The Master--the mighty, unknown octopus of power whose diabolical poison threatens a continent! (Summary by Murray Leinster) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Ray Cummings
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LibriVox recording of Phantoms of Reality, by Ray Cummings. Read by Richard Kilmer. Red Sensua's knife came up dripping—and the two adventurers knew that chaos and bloody revolution had been unleashed in that shadowy kingdom of the fourth dimension. (Summary by Ray Cummings) 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 Gene Stratton-Porter
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LibriVox recording of The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton-Porter. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Threatened with isolation in a sanitorium for tuberculosis, a young soldier escapes and finds himself healing in a paradisal bee-garden by the ocean, tending bees which he knows nothing about, and other unlikely charges who in their circuitous ways, challenge him to discover love. (summary by Czandra) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Ray Cummings
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LibriVox recording of Jetta of the Lowlands, by Ray Cummings. Read by Richard Kilmer. Fantastic and Sinister Are the Lowlands into Which Philip Grant Descends on His Dangerous Assignment. (Summary by Ray Cummings) 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 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Fate of Fenella by Various. Read in English by Patti Cunningham; TriciaG; Anna Simon; Lynne Thompson; ToddHW; Beth Thomas; Michele Fry; Mary J; Christa Matichuk; Natalie Paula; Rosie; Nincompup; Maria Kasper One book, twenty-four authors ... Fenella is the beautiful, girlish and headstrong heroine of a sensational Victorian novel which continually passes from one writer's cliffhanger to another's resolution. Fenella, with her young son Ronny, is recuperating in a...
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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of Skylark Three, by E. E. Smith. Read by Richard Kilmer. This is a sequel to The Skylark of Space. The novel concerns Richard Seaton and his allies who have encounters with aliens while fighting DuQuesne and the Fenachrone..(Introduction by wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become...
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by Pansy
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LibriVox recording of Sunshine Factory by Pansy. Read in English by Fiddlesticks Seven very short sweet stories by Pansy that you will not soon forget! They are stories children will love, and everyone can enjoy. They will make you smile and laugh and bring tears to your eyes. And each one teaches an important lesson in a sweet, encouraging way. - Summary by fiddlesticks For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Edmond Hamilton
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LibriVox recording of The City at World's End, by Edmond Hamilton. Read by Mark Nelson. A surprise nuclear war may cause the End of the World, but not the way anyone could have imagined. A classic science fiction tale from Galaxy Magazine. (Summary by Mark Nelson) 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 Heinrich Zschokke
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LibriVox recording of Kaleri-orja by Heinrich Zschokke. (Translated by C. R. Lindberg.) Read in Finnish by Harri Tapani Ylilammi. Kaleri-orja on saksalais-sveitsiläinen kirjailijaijan ja pedagogin Heinrich Zschokken lyhyt ja koskettava kertomus, joka sijoittuu 1600 - 1700-luvun Ranskaan. Välimeren rannalla, vuorien ja kauniiden metsien ympäröimänä, on eräs paratiisinkaltainen Hyéres-niminen kaupunki. Luulisi siellä vain onnellisia ihmisiä elävän. Mutta ihmisillä siellä voi olla...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. Read by Paul Adams. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it is among the most famous works of fiction. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward...
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by Pansy
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LibriVox recording of Tip Lewis and His Lamp, by Pansy (aka Isabella M. Alden). Read by TriciaG. Tip Lewis is a mischievous, unpromising scamp. One Sunday, a visiting Sunday school teacher tells his mission class how her minister had grown up in similarly bad circumstances, but had decided to follow God and had never regretted it. Tip decides to try to BE somebody, like that minister did. He is given a Bible - his lamp - to use as a guide, and from there, his life begins to change....
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by Voltaire
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LibriVox recording of Zadig or The Book of Fate by Voltaire. Read in English by Librivox volunteers "there is no Evil under the Sun, but some Good proceeds from it:" -- this quote from this novel sums it up. One of Voltaire's most celebrated works, Zagig follows the plight of a young man, Zadig, as he embarks on matrimony. This tale is somewhat philosophical, suggesting that no matter how we act, we are confronted by bigotry, injustice and betrayal. Although set in Babylon, there is...
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by Grace Livingston Hill
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LibriVox recording of The Finding of Jasper Holt by Grace Livingston Hill. Read in English by TriciaG Jasper Holt was a neglected child. As a consequence, he grew up to be angry and independent - generally good, but not caring what others thought of him... until he met Jean Grayson, the first truly good person he ever met. He knew she was out of reach to him due to his bad reputation. Her very existence and belief in him is motivation for him to change. - Summary by TriciaG For further...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of The Doctor's Wife, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read by Kirsten Wever. This is one of the Victorian “Sensationist” Mary Elizabeth Braddon's many novels (best known among them: “Lady Audley’s Secret”). It is extremely well written, fluid, humorous and, in places, self-mocking: one of the main characters is a Sensation Author. The motifs of the-woman-with-a-secret, adultery, and death are classic “sensationist” material. Yet this is also a self-consciously...
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by Pansy aka Isabella Alden
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LibriVox recording of Links in Rebecca's Life, by Pansy. Read by BookAngel7. Rebecca Harlowe is a young woman who strives to apply Christ's instructions in the Bible to her daily life and relationships. In this book we witness some of her successes and failures and the effect of her example on those around her. (Summary by BookAngel7) 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 H. C. Bailey
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LibriVox recording of The Highwayman by H. C. Bailey. Read by James E. Carson. A romance and adventure novel, set in England during the reign of Queen Anne. The book is much unlike the author's later detective short stories. The actual book is difficult to locate and appears to have been forgotten. It is not even listed by Wiki as part of the author's work, nevermind have any information on the book itself. (Summary by JCarson) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Murray Leinster
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LibriVox recording of The Mad Planet, by Murray Leinster. Read by Roger Melin. It is 30,000 years following dramatically changed climate conditions on earth which had let massive amounts of carbon dioxide belch from the interior of the planet into the atmosphere. Over the millenia this would have quite devastating effects on life as it had once been known. Much of the human and animal population would not survive the climate change, and indeed those few humans who did survive knew nothing of...
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by Murray Leinster
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LibriVox recording of Operation: Outer Space, by Murray Leinster. Read by Mark Nelson. Jed Cochrane is about to take off on man's first interstellar voyage. His mission: Make sure it's good television! (Introduction by Mark Nelson) 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 Ryunosuke Akutagawa
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LibriVox recording of 杜子春 (Toshisyun), by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Read by ekzemplaro. Toshisyun was published on Akaitori (a magazine for children) in 1920. It's based on a story in China. (Summary by ekzemplaro) 『杜子春』(とししゅん)は、芥川龍之介の短編小説。1920年(大正9年)に雑誌『赤い鳥』にて発表された。中国の古典、鄭還古の『杜子春伝』を童話化したもの。 (ウィキペディア) For further information, including...
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by James Blish
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LibriVox recording of The Thing in the Attic, by James Blish. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Honath the Pursemaker is a heretic. He doesn’t believe the stories in the Book of Laws which claims giants created his tree-dwelling race. He makes his opinion known and is banished with his infidel friends to the floor of the jungle where dangers abound. Perhaps he’ll find some truth down there. – The Thing in the Attic is one of Blish’s Pantropy tales and was first published in the July,...
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by Fanny Burney
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LibriVox recording of Camilla, by Fanny Burney. Camilla is Frances Burney's third novel. It became very popular upon its publication in 1796. Jane Austen referred to it, among other novels, in her novel Northanger Abbey: “'And what are you reading, Miss — ?' 'Oh! It is only a novel!' replies the young lady, while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame. 'It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda'; or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of...
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by Lester Del Ray
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LibriVox recording of Police Your Planet by Lester Del Rey. Read by Christian Alexander. Bruce Gordon looked at his ticket, grimaced at the ONE WAY stamped on it, then tore it into bits and let the pieces scatter over the floor. He counted them as they fell; thirty pieces in all, one for each year of his life. Little ones for the two years he'd wasted as a cop. Shreds for the four years as a kid in the ring before that--he'd never made the top. Bigger bits for two years also wasted in trying...
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by Emma Wolf
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LibriVox recording of OTHER THINGS BEING EQUAL, by EMMA WOLF. Ruth Levice, the daughter of a rich San Francisco Jewish merchant, meats Dr. Herbert Kemp, and they slowly fall in love. However, she is Jewish and he is not. Can love overcome such an obstacle? And what is more important, duty or love? (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...
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by Clifford D. Simak
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LibriVox recording of Empire, by Clifford D Simak. Read by Kevin Green. In a future time, the solar system is powered by one energy source, controlled by one huge organisation, which has plans to use this control to dominate the planets. Unknown to them, a couple of maverick scientists accidentally develop a completely new form of energy supply and threaten the corporation's monopoly. Naturally, the corporation can't allow this to happen... A stunning story about the manipulation of pure...
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by George MacDonald
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David Elginbrod was George Macdonald’s first real success, a novel of Scottish country life. Published in 1862, it was dedicated to the memory of Lady Noel Byron. (Summary from wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B Part 1 (246MB) Download M4B Part 2 (244MB)
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by Homer Eon Flint
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LibriVox recording of The Lord of Death and the Queen of Life by Homer Eon Flint. A doctor, an architect, an engineer, and a geologist step into a space car. In their new invention, they set off on an expediton to Mercury, planning to visit Venus on the return voyage. On Mercury they find a strange city eerily abandoned. Sculptures of giant figures alarm them. In a building they discover a machine. The engineer gets it running, and blaring out of the machine a thundering voice speaking...
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by Francis Godwin
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LibriVox recording of The Man in the Moone, by Francis Godwin Read by Chymocles. A self-serving Spaniard discovers a means of traveling to the moon, describing his sensations in transit in terms remarkably consistent with modern astronauts' experiences. He finds on the moon a utopia, which he describes in detail, but being a fallen creature, he takes the first opportunity of coming home. ( Summary by Thomas A. Copeland ) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of The Skylark of Space, by E. E. Smith. Read by Richard Kilmer. The novel begins with the accidental discovery, in a Government laboratory in Washington D. C., of a form of clean nuclear power. Our hero, Dr. Richard Seaton, uses this power to build first a flying belt and then an interstellar spaceship. He later discovers that the process operates by generation and manipulation of gravity fields. When his government coworkers do not believe him, Seaton acquires rights to his...
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by E. E. Smith
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LibriVox recording of Subspace Survivors, by E. E. Smith. A team of space travelers are caught in a subspace accident which, up to now, no one has ever survived. But some of the survivors of the Procyon are not ordinary travelers. Their psi abilities allow them to see things before they happen. But will it be enough? Smith's story "Subspace Survivors" first appeared in the July 1960 issue of the magazine Astounding. For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Martha Finley
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LibriVox recording of Holidays at Roselands, by Martha Finley. Read by volunteer readers. This is the second book of the much loved Elsie Dinsmore series and starts where the first book left off. Elsie is still recuperating from her weakness, with her kind and indulgent father by her side. The story revolves around how a strong bond of love and understanding takes root between the father and daughter, as they holiday at Roselands, and visit exciting places, with some of our favorite friends...
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by Ray Cummings
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LibriVox recording of The World Beyond, by Ray Cummings. Read by Richard Kilmer. Lee Anthony finds himself and two of his friends kidnapped and taken on a strange voyage. (Summary by Richard Kilmer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B audio book (42mb)
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by Andre Norton
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LibriVox recording of The Defiant Agents, by Andre Norton. Read by Mark Nelson. Operation Cochise: a carefully planned Western move to colonize a planet ahead of the Reds. Travis Fox had been an eager volunteer, but the morning he dragged himself half-conscious from the wrecked spaceship on the planet Topaz, he sensed the terror which would threaten the project. Travis never learned why the ship had crashed, nor why he and the other Apache agents had been shot into space without warning and...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Librivox Multilingual Short Works Collection 001. This is a collection of short pieces, fiction and non-fiction, chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. (Summary by Leni) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook (103MB)
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by Grace Livingston Hill
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LibriVox recording of Lo, Michael! by Grace Livingston Hill. Read in English by Brian Keenan Grace Livingston Hill's 1913 inspirational tale of Michael, who grows up a poor orphan selling newspapers in the slums of New York. After saving the life of young heiress Starr Endicott, Michael receives a full education and employment thanks to the gratitude of Starr's father. Michael goes on as a young adult to teach a better way to the other criminal and disadvantaged elements who grew up as he did...
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by G. A. Henty
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LibriVox recording of One Of The 28th - a Tale of Waterloo, by G. A. Henty. Read by Mike Harris. A tale of Victorian-style romance, maritime battles and even the penultimate Napoleanic battle - Waterloo. (Introduction by Mike Harris) 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 Joseph Conrad
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LibriVox recording of The Nigger of the "Narcissus" (Version 2) by Joseph Conrad. Read in English by Peter Dann Today, we're likely to react to the title of this novella, on whose 'sincerity of expression' Conrad was willing to stake his artisitic reputation, with visceral disgust. There is a sad irony in this, for Conrad's title originally alluded to a rather complex set of meanings, implying that, by virtue of our human nature, we all carry within the fragile vessel that is our...
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by Trollope, Anthony
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LibriVox recording of THE BELTON ESTATE, by Anthony Trollope. Read by Kisten Wever. Clara Amedroz is the virtuous, intelligent, and quick-witted heroine of this novel. Like all women of her time, she has few options other than to marry. She is lucky enough to have two eligible suitors, and chooses the more urbane and worldly of the two. Alas, however, she realizes fairly quickly that Captain Aylmer is not a nice person. Throughout much of the novel we find her trying hard not to recognize that...
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