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by Frank Gelett Burgess
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LibriVox recording of War the Creator by Frank Gelett Burgess. Read in English by Lee Smalley Gelett Burgess, an American writer, penned this gripping account of the profound change that war caused in a young Frenchman he knew. “Because he was my friend, because he was so lovable, because he suffered much, I want to try to tell the story of a boy who, in two months, became a man. I happened to see him first just before the war began, and not again until after he had been wounded; and the...
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by Edith Henrietta Fowler
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LibriVox recording of The Young Pretenders by Edith Henrietta Fowler. Read in English by Celine Major Delightful and touching this wonderful little story should appeal to both the young and young at heart. Having lived happily with their grandmother in a large country home all of their young lives Babs 5, and Teddy 7, suddenly find themselves uprooted to become the temporary charges of an uncle and rather selfish 'society' aunt as they await the return of their parents from INJA. Babs is...
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of Of Holy Virginity by Saint Augustine of Hippo. (Translated by Charles John Cornish.) Read in English by Geremia St. Augustine wrote in his Retractions 2:23: "After I had written 'on the Good of Marriage,' it was expected that I should write on Holy Virginity; and I did not delay to do so: and that it is God's gift, and how great a gift, and with what humility to be guarded, so far as I was able I set forth in one volume. This book begins," etc. - Summary by St....
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by Elizabeth W. Grierson
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LibriVox recording of The Scottish Fairy Book by Elizabeth W. Grierson. Read in English by Nan Dodge This book of Scottish fairy tales tells of brownies, fairies, and apparitions, bogies, witches, kelpies, and tales told about a mysterious region under the sea, "far below the abode of fishes," where the Mermaids and Mermen live. There are stories of the Brownie, magical animal tales where the animals are endowed with the power of speech, tales of enchantment, and legendary stories,...
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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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LibriVox recording of All Along The River by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read in English by Jim Locke; jenno Isola Disney is very lonely. Her husband left her and traveled with his regiment to India. No one knows when he would return. Alone in a remote part of the country, she is an easy prey for the local nobleman. This realistic novel tells about choices and their consiquences. Perfect for fans of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's other works, and Madame Bovary. - Summary by Stav Nisser. For further...
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by John Hay; John George Nicolay
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LibriVox recording of Abraham Lincoln: A History Volume 8 by John Hay; John George Nicolay. Read in English by Jim Locke; Ciufi Galeazzi; Warren Kati; Owen Cook; fshort; MaryAnn; Cal Taylor Abraham Lincoln: A History is an 1890 ten-volume account of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, written by John Nicolay and John Hay, who were his personal secretaries during the American Civil War. Volume 8 chronicles Lincoln's life from 1862 to 1863. (Summary adapted from wikipedia by Ann Boulais) For...
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by Frank G. Carpenter
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LibriVox recording of Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Africa by Frank G. Carpenter. Read in English by BettyB. Fascinating book for all ages telling of travels through Africa over 100 years ago. Covering the continent by steamer and train and other more primitive means of transport, the reader will enjoy learning of African life long before knowledge of this continent was available to most people throughout the world. Summary by BettyB. Note: This text was published more than 100 years ago in...
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LibriVox recording of A Christmas Miscellany 2017 by . Read in English by David Wales A selection of short works about Christmas. (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, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook (138MB)
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by William Morris
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LibriVox recording of Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris. Read in English by Phil Benson A prose romance set in the forested kingdom of Oakenrealm, where a squirrel can go about from end to end without touching the ground, in which Christopher wins the fair queen Goldilind, discovers his true identity and reclaims his birthright. In this tale of valour and romance, William Morris reimagined the medieval lay of Havelock the Dane. Child Christopher was originally published...
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by Vincent O'Sullivan
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Bargains by Vincent O'Sullivan. Read in English by susanjhudson; N. Christensen; AnnaLisa Bodtker; Bev J Stevens; Corinne Elena; Foon This is a volume of short horror stories by American-born short story writer, poet and critic Vincent O'Sullivan. Sometimes considered the last of the decadents, O'Sullivan was a notable literary figure of his time, a friend of Oscar Wilde, and a favourite of many critics. The stories in the Book of Bargains are all of them notable...
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by Zane Grey
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LibriVox recording of The Border Legion by Zane Grey.   Read in English by Richard Kilmer The story of a cold hearted man named Jack Kells who falls in love with Miss Joan Randle, a girl his legion has taken captive near the Idaho border. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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by Dudley Leigh Aman Marley
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LibriVox recording of Brown Book of the Hitler Terror by Dudley Leigh Aman Marley. Read in English by Beth Thomas; Pamela Nagami; Bruce Pirie; laurencetrask; realisticspeakers; Ciufi Galeazzi; Colleen McMahon; Warren Kati; Craig Campbell; Joseph Tabler The Brown Book was the first English publication to detail events which were currently happening in occupied Germany; book-burning and the destruction of universities, the development of concentration camps for Jewish people, forced labour and...
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LibriVox recording of Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education by Horace Mann. Read in English by Maria Kasper Horace Mann is called The Father of the Common School and was one of the first progressive thinkers on education in the United States. His Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education , written between 1837 and 1848, are wide-ranging essays on topics, including philosophical arguments on the role of education in a democracy, curricular matters such as textbook...
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by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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LibriVox recording of An Easter Lily by Amanda Minnie Douglas. Read in English by Melissa Perry; Kristin Lewis; Jenny Adamson; Kalynda This is a volume of five short stories for Children. Each of them contains a cute little learning experience and a happy end. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or...
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by Andrew Barton Paterson
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LibriVox recording of An Outback Marriage by Andrew Barton Paterson. Read in English by Arrowhead Aussie A ROLLICKING YARN FROM AN AUSTRALIAN LEGEND Banjo Paterson is our best known and most loved bush poet. Less well known, but no less captivating, are his warm and funny novels about Australian life. An Outback Marriage tells of a young Englishman on a tour of the colonies, who gets more than he bargained for when he sets out to find the heir to a fortune. This is the story not of one marriage...
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by Various Authors
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LibriVox recording of Birds and Nature, Vol. IX, No 1, January 1901 by Various Authors. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and...
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by Various Authors
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LibriVox recording of Birds and Nature, Vol. IX, No 2, February 1901 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, stories and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and All Nature," "Nature and Art" and...
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LibriVox recording of Birds and Nature, Vol. X, No 2, September 1901 by Various. Read in English by tovarisch; Mack Caster; BettyB; Sandra Schmit; April Walters; Nemo; David Lawrence; J. M. Smallheer; Jay Lenhert "Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907...
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LibriVox recording of Birds and Nature, Vol. IX, No 4, April 1901 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems and brief descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art" and "Birds...
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by Detlev von Liliencron
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LibriVox recording of Bunte Beute by Detlev von Liliencron. Read in German by Boris; Alexander Brendel; Monika M. C.; Franziska Paul; Tabea; schrm; lorda; Graveltravel; Sandra Schmit; ClaudiaSterngucker; Julia Niedermaier; Björn; Eva K.; Anna Samrowski Dies ist eine Sammlung von Gedichten des norddeutschen Dichters Detlev von Liliencron. Die Gedichte sind sehr unterschiedlich und geradezu bunt, wie der Titel schon sagt, aber viele der Gedichte sind witzig, und einige beinhalten etwas Satire...
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by Robert Hugh Benson
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LibriVox recording of By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson. Read in English by Carol Pelster Two wealthy families are neighbors in Elizabethan England; one is staunchly Catholic and the other is devoutly Protestant. The attractive young scions of the families are drawn to each other in friendship and love, but are kept apart by their opposing religions. Life is very difficult for Catholics during those times. They are subject to fines, imprisonment, torture and ignominious death for...
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by George Ethelbert Walsh
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LibriVox recording of Bumper the White Rabbit in the Woods by George Ethelbert Walsh. Read in English by Foon; Ellies; Maria de Fátima da Silva; Kathleen Moore; PattyT In this second volume of the Twilight Animal series, we'll find out what happens to our friends Bumper, Fuzzy Wuzz, Goggle Eyes, and all the rest, after the events in the first book of the series, "Bumper the White Rabbit". For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Birds and Nature, Vol. XI, No 4, April 1902 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art"...
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LibriVox recording of Birds and Nature, Vol. XII, No 4, November 1902 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and...
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LibriVox recording of Birds and Nature, Vol. XII, No 1, June 1902 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers "Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds, animals and other natural subjects with accompanying color plates. The magazine was published from 1897-1907 under the various titles, "Birds," "Birds and all Nature," "Nature and Art"...
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LibriVox recording of The Bomb: The 1945 Test of the First Atomic Bomb Read in English by David Wales These two publications put out by the U.S. government are about the Trinity site in New Mexico where in 1945 the first atomic bomb was tested. Each publication (about 1984 and about 1995) complements the other, though there is some duplication. These are descriptions of the test itself and of the planning and organization leading up to the test. They also tell what was done with the site after...
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LibriVox  recording of A Soldier Of The Legion; An Englishman's Adventures Under The French Flag in Algeria And Tonquin by George Manington.   Read in English by David Wales  An educated gentleman, Mr Manington has given an insight into the unusual experiences of an Englishman in the French Foreign Legion, such as no ordinary "mercenary" could have done. Most of the narrative deals with Tonquin, and the fighting there against the rebels in their forest fastnesses. Incidentally, in...
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LibriVox recording of Abe and Mawruss: Being Further Adventures of Potash and Perlmutter by Montague Glass. Read in English by realisticspeakers; Edmonds Montague Glass was a lawyer who eventually abandoned the practice of law to write full time. He wrote a series of stories in the New York Post about a pair of popular characters in the predominantly Jewish garment trade. Many of the plots were derived from trade problems he saw as a lawyer. This is the second book of the collected stories; his...
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by Matthew Lewis
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LibriVox recording of Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error by Matthew Lewis. Read in English by ToddHW; Sandra Schmit; Sonia; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; Devorah Allen; TJ Burns; Foon; Roger Melin; alanmapstone; Larry Wilson; April6090; Eva Davis; Son of the Exiles; Sam Monsen The second original tragedy written by Gothic writer Matthew Lewis, Adelgitha; or, The Fruits of a Single Error is a markedly more serious affair than his melodramatic output, dealing as it does with a fallen woman...
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by Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of After Dark by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by Anna Simon; acousticwave; dg73; Molly Craig; Lilith Branda; Oliver Walton; deongines; Warren Kati; Silmaryllis; jenno; ToddHW William Kerby is in danger of losing his sight, which would hit him especially hard as he is a painter. Only rest can preserve it, but a man must eat, and so he and his wife Leah look for other ways to generate a small income. Having travelled a good deal and having heard all kinds of stories on those...
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by Ottwell Binns
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LibriVox recording of A Mating in the Wilds by Ottwell Binns. Read in English by Richard Kilmer An adventure tale set in the North Woods. Stane, a former convict in England, has established a lonely life as a trapper in the north woods. While visiting a trading post, he encounters Ainley whom he had known when they were both students. Stane had been wrongly convicted of a crime and had always thought Ainley was somehow connected with his conviction. Also at the post were two women, Miskodeed, a...
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by Murray Leinster
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LibriVox recording of A Thousand Degrees Below Zero by Murray Leinster. Read in English by Phil Chenevert The War to End All Wars has ended and the world has taken a deep breath and is trying to recover normal life in 1919. But a super Villan intent on ruling the entire world has other ideas. In his super fast helicopter (the Black Flyer) he sorties out to block the major ports and rives of the world until all nations with icebergs made by his fiendishly clever devices until they admit his...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Atlantic Classics by Various. Read in English by MaryAnn; Phil Schempf; J. M. Smallheer; Wayne Anderson; Preston; Tom Penn; Chris Pyle; Allison Virginia; Gary Grenholm; DrPGould; Robert Robinson The Atlantic was a popular periodical with a wide range of essays and stories. In an effort to remain current, many strong and valid submissions ended up being pushed aside. The Atlantic Classic was an experimental publication, drawing on some sixteen of these good but rejected...
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by Darby Bible
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LibriVox recording of Bible (DBY) AT 01-05 : Pentateuque (Genèse, Exode, Lévitique, Nombres et Deutéronome) by Darby Bible. (Translated by John Nelson Darby.) Read in French by Ezwa. Ces cinq premiers livres de la Bible nous rapportent la relation de Dieu avec l'humanité et le peuple d'Israël, depuis ses balbutiements jusqu'à son arrivée aux portes de la terre promise. « Souviens-toi des jours d’autrefois, considérez les années de génération en génération ; interroge ton père,...
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by John Lord
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LibriVox recording of Beacon Lights of History, Vol 7: Great Women by John Lord. Read in English by KHand Book Seven of the series focuses on the women of history and includes George Eliot, Joan of Arc and Madame Recamier. - Summary by KHand 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 Alessandro Manzoni
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LibriVox recording of The Betrothed (version 2 Dramatic Reading) by Alessandro Manzoni. (Translated by George William Featherstonhaugh.) Read in English by Beth Thomas; Woolly Bee; Annika Vera; Eduardo; Mary J; Vincent Alexander; Johnny Alexander; TriciaG; Larry Wilson; KHand; Bella Buss; bala; Etel Buss; Joseph Tabler; rosalinger; BeniaminoMassimo; Lydia; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; Kristin Gjerløw; Michele Eaton; Jessie Yun; Melanie T; David Purdy; John Burlinson; Sarah Terry; Sonia; K. Adrian...
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by Anna Hamlin Weikel
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LibriVox recording of Betty Baird's Golden Year by Anna Hamlin Weikel. Read in English by Holly Jenson. It seems that all the people close to Betty are going through major life changes. Lois is certainly spending a lot of time with Dunmore Lane these days. Is Betty about to lose her friend and confidante forever? Even Miss Minturne is behaving strangely. If she's falling in love, as Betty suspects, what will happen to the income that Betty is depending on to pay off the mortgage on the...
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Barchester Towers (version 2) by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Nick Whitley. Barchester Towers, published in 1857, is the 2nd novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". It follows on from The Warden, set some years later, with some of the same characters. Among other things it satirises the then raging antipathy in the Church of England between High Church and Evangelical adherents. Trollope began writing this book in...
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by Benjamin King
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LibriVox recording of Ben King's Verse by Benjamin King. Read in English by Larry Wilson; GentleJim; Melanie T; Phil Schempf; Ilia Tivin; Katherine Rivera; Scotty Smith; Jason in Panama; nighthawks; Alitheia; antonygirgis; Jude This is a volume of Benjamin King's collected verse, published shortly after his sudden death in 1894. The American humorist was very famous during his lifetime, and is still widely referenced and quoted until today. This volume was published in Chicago after his death,...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Four and Twenty Fairy Tales by Various. (Translated by James Planché.) Read in English by Jason in Panama; Ezwa; Patrick Saville; BettyB; Gillian Hendrie; TheLiteratePenguin; Pete Darby; Robert Robinson; Carmelea; Paul Ford; Kathleen Moore; SaraHale; Janette Edwards; Jennifer Wysk; Lynda Marie Neilson; John N. Daily; Kathleen Mariner This is a collection of French fairy tales by different famous authors. Included in this collection are such famous tales as Sleeping Beauty...
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LibriVox recording of LibriVox 12th Anniversary Collection. Read in English, Italian, and Romanian by volunteer readers. "LibriVox is a hope, an experiment, and a question: can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to bring books in the public domain to life..." Hugh McGuire, LibriVox's founder, August 9, 2005 This year is the 12th anniversary of our beloved LibriVox. The readings in this collection celebrate that "bunch of volunteers" who make up the worldwide LibriVox...
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by Edith M. Thomas
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of What The Pine Trees Said by Edith M. Thomas. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  DEcember 10, 2107. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Edith Matilda Thomas was an American poet who "was one of the first poets to capture successfully the excitement of the modern city.  (Wikipedia) For further information, including links to...
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by Harry Harrison
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LibriVox recording of Planet of the Damned by Harry Harrison. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Dis was a harsh, inhospitable, dangerous place and  the  Magter made it worse. They might have been human once—but they were something else now. The  Magter had only one desire—Kill! Kill everything, themselves, their  planet ,  the  universe if they could—Brion Brandd was sent in at  the  eleventh hour. His mission was to save Dis, but it looked as though he was going to preside over...
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by Aylward Edward Dingle
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LibriVox recording of The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle. Read in English by Sonia; DrPGould; GrimsonB; ToddHW; James K. White; Monika M. C.; ClaudiaSterngucker; Fatima Ansari; Linda Olsen Fitak; Carmen Fullmer Within his mysterious stronghold, "The Cave of Terrible Things," on the Maroon coast of Jamaica, washed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea, Red Jabez, Sultan of Pirates, had just died. Dolores, his daughter, "a splendidly lithe, glowing creature of beauty and...
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by Frederick Marryat
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LibriVox recording of Peter Simple by Frederick Marryat. Read in English by Sylviamb; Devorah Allen; Ellies; jenno; antonygirgis; Doug Fajardo; Shasta; John Peter Simple, 'the fool of the family', son of a parson but heir presumptive to a title, goes to sea as midshipman during the Napoleonic wars. Naturally, at sea in this period is where adventures are just waiting for a lad like Peter, and so he does stumble from one into the next. Of particular note is also the colourful group of supporting...
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by Plato (Πλάτων)
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LibriVox recording of Phaedon by Plato (Πλάτων). Read in Greek by karampas1968 Στο Φαίδων, ο Πλάτωνας μας παρουσιάζει τις συζητήσεις που έκανε ο Σωκράτης με μαθητές του πριν πιει το κώνειο και αφορούν φιλοσοφικά, ηθικά και ψυχολογικά ζητήματα - Summary by karampas1968 For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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by Lottie Brown Allen
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LibriVox recording of Prairie Poems from the Sunflower State by Lottie Brown Allen. Read in English by AnnaLisa Bodtker Poems written by Kansas native Lottie Brown Allen expressing her love of her home state. - Summary by AnnaLisa Bodtker 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 Harold Speed
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LibriVox recording of The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. This book is attempt to teach beginning students how to draw. Starting out with intuition and vision, Harold Speed explains line and mass drawing, and how rhythm is conveyed in art by means of balance and proportion. Everything is pulled together in a chapter on portrait drawing, before the author gives hints on materials and procedure. This manual was written in 1913, but because...
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by Harold Jacoby
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LibriVox recording of Practical Talks by an Astronomer by Harold Jacoby. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. "The present volume has not been designed as a systematic treatise on astronomy. There are many excellent books of that kind, suitable for serious students as well as the general reader; but they are necessarily somewhat dry and unattractive, because they must aim at completeness. Completeness means detail, and detail means dryness. "But the science of astronomy contains...
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by Mary Webb
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LibriVox recording of Precious Bane by Mary Webb. Read in English by NoelBadrian Published in 1924, Precious Bane is a novel by Mary Webb (1881 - 1927) which touches on ambition, prejudice and hatred but also on the power of love. Prue Sarn is a farm girl in rural Shropshire during the period of the Napoleonic Wars and is viewed with suspicion by the local community because of having been born with a harelip. Her ambitious and domineering brother betrays her and her superstitious neighbours...
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LibriVox recording of The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones by John Mastin. Read in English by Kevin Green This is a good basic introduction to gemstones and their analysis. Admittedly a lot of the scientific tests have been superseded, but the basic properties never change. The first part of the book concentrates on physical properties of most common gems, then outlines the cutting process and ends with several chapters on each of the gemstone families. A useful little book if...
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by Mary Baker Eddy
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Mary Baker Eddy. Read in English by tovarisch; nighthawks; Foon; Gouri LeDonne; April6090; Klaatu; Fadi Qutub; Maria de Fátima da Silva In May, 1910, Mrs. Eddy requested her publisher to prepare a few bound volumes of her poems, for private distribution. When this became known to her friends, they urged her to allow a popular edition to be issued, to which she assented. With grateful acknowledgment, therefore, of this permission, this little volume is presented...
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by Richard Middleton
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LibriVox recording of Poems & Songs by Richard Middleton. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Eva Davis; Nemo; Sandra Schmit; Sonia; RecordingPerson; B. Heath; Alex Inigo; Melanie T; Jude; Patrick Saville This is a volume of poetry by English poet Richard Middleton. While hardly known to readers anymore today, Middleton's poems, stories, and essays were all very highly regarded during his lifetime and after his untimely death, having won the admiration of many of his contemporary critics and...
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by Samuel G. Blythe
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LibriVox recording of The Fun of Getting Thin by Samuel G. Blythe. Read in English by Christine Lehman. In this short, amusing book, subtitled "How to Be Thin and Reduce The Waist Line," Samuel G. Blythe explains how he was able to lose, and keep off, 50 pounds, without resorting to fad diets or giving up the foods he loved. Over a hundred years later, his common-sense advice about food, drink and exercise still makes sense today. ***NOTE: It should be noted that there is language...
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by L. T. Meade; Robert Eustace
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LibriVox recording of The Miss Florence Cusack Mysteries by L. T. Meade; Robert Eustace. Read in English by J. M. Smallheer Miss Florence Cusack was featured as an amateur detective who assists in solving crimes in five short stories authored by L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace that appeared in Harmsworth/London Magazine. Mr. Bovey's Unexpected Will , 1899, The Arrest of Capt. Vandeleur , 1899 A Terrible Railway Ride , 1900 The Outside Ledge , 1901 Mrs. Reid's Terror , 1901 This project includes...
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by Alice Meynell
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LibriVox recording of A Father of Women and Other Poems by Alice Meynell. Read in English by Eva Davis; Nemo; Sonia; Jason in Panama; Larry Wilson Alice Meynell was an English essayist, critic, and poet who was also a leading suffragist, serving as vice-president of the Women Writers' Suffrage League, She and her husband Wilfrid Meynell were active in publishing and editing literary works including helping to launch the first works of Francis Thompson, author of "Hound of Heaven." The...
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by Hesba Stretton
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LibriVox recording of Fern's Hollow by Hesba Stretton. Read in English by Matthew Johnson; Mike Pelton; April6090 Ferns Hollow is the sad, but sweet story of a young boy who tragically loses his parents and has to care for his two sisters and crazed grandfather. He finds himself in many difficult situations which test his faith and courage. This book is about how he made it through many trials with God's grace and guidance, learning many life lessons on the way. - Summary by fiddlesticks For...
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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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LibriVox recording of Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Read in English by Nicole Lee Elective Affinities (Die Wahlverwandtschaften) was Goethe's third novel. It depicts human relationships in a Romantic crucible, and is the sourcebook and inspiration for many literary and filmic adaptations and variations. - Summary by Nicole Lee 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 Eleanor Constance Lodge
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LibriVox recording of The End of the Middle Age: 1273-1453 by Eleanor Constance Lodge. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Eleanor Constance Lodge, (1869-1936), was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Oxford. In this short survey, the 180 years between 1273 and 1453 are characterized as a period of "transition--a time in which medieval characteristics were decaying and modern characteristics were growing up." This is the age of Joan of Arc, of the...
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by Robert Browning; Rose Porter
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LibriVox recording of Easter Interpreted by Robert Browning; Rose Porter. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Bruce Kachuk; Beth Thomas; Eva Davis Robert Browning is still well-known today as a distinguished English poet. His poetry is still widely read, recited, and taught in schools. In this little volume, Rose Porter has compiled a collection of his poems concerning Easter. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by George William Curtis
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LibriVox recording of From the Easy Chair Vol. 3 by George William Curtis. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Nemo; Cleon Cumberbatch; DrPGould; DL Archer; Ed Fenton; aniroo; brianna The third volume of essays and observations From the Easy Chair of William Curtis, editor of Harper's Weekly and one of the founders of the American Republican party, and served Ulysses S. Grant; although he split from the party in the 1880s over the choice of presidential candidate. He was an original member of the...
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by Christoph Martin Wieland
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LibriVox recording of Dschinnistan oder Auserlesene Feen- und Geistermärchen by Christoph Martin Wieland. Read in German by Karlsson; Gaby; Eva K.; Silmaryllis; Hokuspokus; Klaus Neubauer Dschinnistan ist eine Sammlung entzückender Rokoko-Märchen für Erwachsene, entstanden in der Tradition der französischen Feenmärchen und unter dem Einfluss der ersten Übersetzungen der Märchen aus 1001 Nacht. Das Thema ist häufig der Kontrast zwischen innerer und äußerer Schönheit - ein großes...
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by Sæmund Sigfusson; Snorri Sturleson
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LibriVox recording of Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by Sæmund Sigfusson; Snorri Sturleson. (Translated by Rasmus Bjørn Anderson.) Read in English by Becky Cook; Leni; Foon; Jeff Burke; Kathrine Engan; Marta A; Fatima Ansari; Mayah The most complete set of the epic Norse eddas, or poems. It contains in beautiful verse the pagan beliefs of the Old Norse. Luckily in this work both the Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson and the Younger Eddas of Snorre...
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by Alfred Thayer Mahan
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LibriVox recording of The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. Read in English by Jim Locke The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660–1783 is a history of naval warfare written in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role of sea power during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and discusses the various factors needed to support and achieve sea power, with emphasis on having the largest and most powerful fleet. Scholars consider it the single...
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by Robert Laurence Binyon
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Seasons' Comfort by Robert Laurence Binyon.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 11, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; MaryAnn; Phil Schempf; Ricker; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Robert Laurence Binyon, was an English poet, dramatist and art scholar. His most famous work, For the Fallen, is well known for being used in Remembrance Sunday...
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by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
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LibriVox recording of Rainy Week (Version 2) by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott. Read in English by Glenn Koster, Jr.; Lynn Lee; Lisa Reichert; Gemma L Myers; Jeni McCann A couple invite people of different walks of life to their cottage along the beach, during the rainiest week of the year. The gathered people are unknowing actors in a carefully crafted play that is created by inviting personalities that can be manipulated by the ever changing environment, or by other nearby personalities. ( Glenn...
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LibriVox recording of The Mummy and Miss Nitocris: A Phantasy of the Fourth Dimension by George Griffith. Read in English by James Lapine; Meg Turecek; Clare; ToddHW; John; KirksVoice; eliseblack " Certain it should be that, beyond and about this World of Length, and Breadth, and Thickness, there is another World, or State of Existence, consisting of these and another dimension of which only those beings who are privileged to enter or dwell in it can have any conception. Now, if this...
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by Caroline Abbot Stanley
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LibriVox recording of Order Number 11 by Caroline Abbot Stanley. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. General Order No. 11 has been issued by Union General Thomas Ewing in 1863. The goal was to deprive pro-Confederates in western Missouri of power and resources. The consequences are far reaching, still affecting the four counties until this very day. The novel, Order No. 11, A Tale Of The Border, tells about the order through the eyes of people who, with little choice, had to leave behind...
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by Donald Ogden Stewart
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LibriVox recording of Perfect Behavior (Version 2) by Donald Ogden Stewart. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. A humorous guide for ladies and gentlemen in all social crises. (Summary by MaryAnn) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook (93MB)
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of Poemas by Edgar Allan Poe. (Translated by Alberto Lasplaces.) Read in Spanish by KendalRigans Edgar Allan Poe (19 de enero de 1809 - 7 de octubre de 1849), escritor romántico estadounidense, cuentista, poeta, crítico y editor, unánimemente reconocido como uno de los maestros universales del relato breve. Es considerado el padre del cuento de terror psicológico y del short story en su país. A pesar que Poe es reconocido hasta a la actualidad por sus grandiosas obras de...
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by Federico García Lorca
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LibriVox recording of Libro de Poemas by Federico García Lorca. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. Este poeta español, miembro de la mítica Generación del 27, es el mayor referente de la literatura española del siglo XX. También escribió numerosas obras de teatro, género en el que también se lo considera autoridad e ícono del siglo pasado, destacándose Bodas de sangre y La casa de Bernarda Alba. Fue asesinado en Granada durante la Guerra Civil Española por su condición de...
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LibriVox recording of Poems of American History, Vol 5, The Period of Expansion by Various. Read in English by Markalanhansen; jasonlohr; Greg Giordano; DrPGould; Ed Humpal; Chris Pyle; Jael Baldwin The final section of Poems of American History covers The Reconstruction after the Civil War, the First Centennial, the continued expansion westward, the assasination of Garfield, The Spanish American War, and World War I. Poets in this volume include: John Greenleaf Whittier, Bret Harte, Oliver...
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by Leonard Cline
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Leonard Cline. Read in English by Foon; Nemo; Lynda Marie Neilson This is the first published volume of poetry by notable American journalist and author of horror stories Leonard Lanson Cline. These poems were published when Cline was only 21 years old, but the talent that would lead HP Lovecraft to admire his work is already clearly visible. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by Ferrar Fenton Bible
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LibriVox recording of The Bible (Fenton) NT06-NT27: Romans to Revelation. Read in English by Mark Penfold. Work on the translation began in 1853 by a London businessman named Ferrar Fenton (1832–1920). The complete Bible was first published in 1903, though parts were published as separate volumes during the preceding 11 years. The translation is noted for a rearranging of the books of the Bible into what the author believed was the correct chronological order. In the Old Testament, this order...
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by Margaret Vandercook
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LibriVox recording of The Red Cross Girls With The Russian Army by Margaret Vandercook. Read in English by Debbie R. Baker Robinson Red Cross girls Nona, Mildred, and Barbara continue their nursing on the unfamiliar Russian frontier. In the course of their work, Mildred encounters a distinguished Russian general, while Barbara battles homesickness and her growing longing for Dick. At the same time, Nona renews an old acquaintance and makes several shocking discoveries. But when Nona's friend is...
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by Justin McCarthy
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LibriVox recording of The Reign of Queen Anne, Volume II by Justin McCarthy. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Anne Stuart (1665-1714), Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, succeeded William III to the throne in 1702. She was the daughter of the deposed Catholic king, James II, but was of the Anglican faith. Liberal, Irish member of Parliament, Justin McCarthy, writing in 1902, creates in sparkling, uncluttered prose a panoramic canvas of Anne and her times. In the second of the two volumes,...
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LibriVox recording of Bible (Reina Valera) NT 12: La Epistola del Apostol San Pablo a los Colosenses by Reina-Valera. Read in Spanish by Joyfull El apóstol Pablo escribió esta carta a la iglesia de Colosas desde una prisión en Roma. En la carta Pablo combate las falsas enseñanzas del legalismo, la adoración de ángeles y el ceremonialismo. Su defensa contra tal herejía se combina con el compromiso urgente al Señorío de Cristo. Pablo alienta a los creyentes a despojarse del viejo hombre...
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of A Raw Youth by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Arkady Dolgoruky, is a 19-year-old intellectual. He is the illegitimate son of a landowner and dreams to become rich. In his quest to fulfill his dream, he meets people who teach him many kinds of ideologies. Thus, the work reflects Russian society. - Summary by Stav Nisser and Wikipedia. For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of Quality Street by J. M. Barrie. Read in English by a full cast. Two sisters living on Quality Street set up and run a school for children after the local doctor heads off to fight Napoleon. Ten years later he returns, thinking that all the adventures have been his, and that the old life in Quality Street has waited, as in a sleep, to be resumed on the day of his return. Katharine Hepburn starred in a movie version made in 1927. The Quality Street chocolates were named...
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by Robert E. Howard
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LibriVox recording of Shadows in Zamboula (version 2) by Robert E. Howard. Read in English by Phil Chenevert In the dark streets of Zamboula, huge ghouls stalk the night seeking victims for their ghastly rites and feasts. Conan is passing through this city and is almost a victim but escapes, only to rush to the aid of a beautiful, voluptuous maiden still in their horrible talons. Swords flash, thews are strained and the mighty Conan almost meets his match in the temple of the monkey god. Will...
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by Whitley Stokes; Nathan Haskell Dole; Louisa Stuart Costello; Edward Byles Cowell; Charles Pickering; Henry George Keene; W. E. B. Whittaker; R. Löwenberg; Frank Siller
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LibriVox recording of A Second Rubaiyat Miscellany by Whitley Stokes; Nathan Haskell Dole; Louisa Stuart Costello; Edward Byles Cowell; Charles Pickering; Henry George Keene; W. E. B. Whittaker; R. Löwenberg; Frank Siller. Read in English by Algy Pug In 1840 Louisa Stuart Costello published in Fraser’s Magazine an article on classic Persian poetry, which included a section on Omar Khayyam with translations of some verses. Interest in the poetry of Omar Khayyam received its first major boost...
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by Joannes Stobaeus
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LibriVox recording of Seven Sages and Delphic Maxims by Joannes Stobaeus. Read in Ancient Greek by Maria Sozopoulou The Seven Sages of Hellas were philosophers, statesmen, and law-givers of the early sixth century BCE. They were well known for their wisdom. The Delphic Maxims are a set of 147 aphorisms inscribed at Delphi. It is said that they were given by god Apollo to the Delphi Oracle. The Seven Sages and Delphic Maxims are preserved in Joannes Stobaeus “Anthologium” (also...
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Collection 030 by . Read in English by Tony Addison; dg73; Chuck Williamson; Lynne T; Frank Espaillat; VfkaBT; HarthStonebrew; J Kyle Sullivan; Tony Scheinman; Austin Lim; Jennifer Dallman; Michelle Kane; Jonathan Paul Arnold; Colleen McMahon A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 061 by Various. Read in English by VfkaBT; Mark Nelson; Dan McAdam; Dale Grothmann Science fiction is a genre encompassing imaginative works that take place in this world or that of the author’s creation where anything is possible. The only rules are those set forth by the author. The speculative nature of the genre inspires thought and plants seeds that have led to advances in science. The genre can spark an interest in the sciences and...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Story Collection Vol 070 by Various. Read in English by Peter Thomlinson; Phil Schempf; Lynne T; Craig Campbell; Elanor; VfkaBT; MichaelMaggs; Tori Faulder; Dale Grothmann Mysteries, fantasy, family and hardship all make appearances in this, the 70th volume of short stories in the English language, selected and read by Librivox readers. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Leonora by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by Simon Evers Leonora Stanway is 40 and lives a comfortable middle-class life with her unsympathetic and dull husband, John. Her three daughters are rapidly growing up and away and she regrets that her life has become dull, domesticated and meaningless. Arthur Twemlow, the son of John’s former business partner, blows into Leonora’s life and that of her family. Meanwhile, old Uncle Meshach has re-written his will . . . . -...
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by Herodotus
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LibriVox recording of Libro VIII de la Historia de Heródoto by Herodotus. Read in Spanish by Tux Reseña de la armada griega reunida en Artemisio, donde atacada por la de Jerges, y despues de dos combates se re tira hácia Salamina. — Conducen los Tesalos a los Persas contra laFocida: origen de las reyertas entre los Tesalos y Focenses. — Avanza Jerges dividiendo su ejercito, pero la columna quedebia saquear á Delfos huye á vista de los pro digios que le suceden. — Los Atenienses...
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by Arthur Octavius Kitson
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Octavius Kitson. Read in English by Gnomesb “In publishing a popular edition of my work, Captain James Cook, R.N., F.R.S., it has, of course, been necessary to condense it, but care has been taken to omit nothing of importance, and at the same time a few slight errors have been corrected, and some new information has been added, chiefly relating to the disposition of documents.” - Summary by the author. For further information,...
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by Jeannette Augustus Marks; Julia Moody
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LibriVox recording of Little Busybodies: The Life of Crickets, Ants, Bees, and Others by Jeannette Augustus Marks; Julia Moody. Read in English by Linette Geisel; Kathrine Engan; Alpreup; sashelliott; Christi Lupher; Le; Michele Fry; Brett Phillips These short stories about crickets, ants, bees, beetles and other little busybodies are intended by the two authors to show their children the wonderland of insectcs if we just take the time to look closely. "We hope that you will realize that...
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by Annie Fellows Johnston
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LibriVox recording of The Little Colonel's Knight Comes Riding by Annie Fellows Johnston. Read in English by avocado; Devorah Allen; Kathleen Moore; Kayla S; MaryAnn; Joseph DeNoia; Kalynda; Diana Schmidt In the previous book in this series, Lloyd was the maid of honor, but now it will be the Little Colonel's turn to be the bride. But who will be the groom? Will it be one of our old friends from previous books such as Malcolm MacIntyre, Rob Moore, Alex Shelby, Phil Tremont, or Jack Ware . . .or...
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by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
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LibriVox recording of The Maid Of Sker by Richard Doddridge Blackmore. Read in English by Jim Locke; jenno Who is Bardie? Her refined clothes show that she is not an ordinary girl. But why did she have to be saved from the sea by a fisherman? This story is through the eyes of the fisherman, who followed Bardie throughout her childhood and attempted to discover her roots. - Summary by Stav Nisser. Note: This text, published more than 150 years ago, contains race-related words and descriptions,...
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by Leonard Merrick
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LibriVox recording of The Man who Understood Women, and Other Stories by Leonard Merrick. Read in English by Kate Follis; PeterSFay; Carol Elaine Cyr; SK; Eva Davis; Jason in Panama; SkylerC; tovarisch; Jayson Paul This is a collection of 20 short stories by English novelist and playwright Leonard Merrick. The stories concern varied topics, and succeed to evoke a charming picture of England in the early 20th century. It is surprising that Merrick's work is no longer known to the public, as he...
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LibriVox recording of Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by William Godwin. Read in English by Lady McIntyre; BettyB; jenno; Kathleen Moore William Godwin writes a tell-all about his ex-wife one year after her death. Mary Wollstonecraft (mother of Mary Shelley) was an early proponent of women's rights and lived a lifestyle that was frowned upon during her life. - Summary by Katie Cocco For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Frederick Locker-Lampson
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LibriVox recording of London Lyrics by Frederick Locker-Lampson. Read in English by aniroo; tovarisch; Greg Giordano; Eva Davis; Stephen Paul Paschall; Larry Wilson; Rick Chamberlin; Phil Schempf; MelAdrienne; Emma Charlotte; Hira Laghari; Nemo London is one of the most interesting cities in the world, and is inspiring poets until today. This particular volume on the charms of that metropolis is written by native Londoner Frederick Locker-Lampson, originally published in 1857. - Summary by...
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by George Farquhar
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LibriVox recording of Love and a Bottle by George Farquhar. Read in English by a full cast. This play was produced in 1698 at Drury Lane Theatre. From the bustle of its plot, the variety of its incidents, and the sustained humour of its dialogue, it met with so favourable a reception that Farquhar henceforth devoted himself to writing for the stage. - Summary by Alex. Charles Ewald Cast list: Roebuck, an Irish Gentleman, of a wild roving temper, newly come to London: Algy Pug Lovewell, his...
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by Mildred A. Wirt Benson
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LibriVox recording of The Missing Formula by Mildred A. Wirt Benson. Read in English by Mary Escano Orphan Anne Fairaday faces a life of poverty upon the death of her father. The only thing that can prevent it is finding his latest experiment. She enlisted her new found friend, Madge Sterling, an outdoors girl who has a knack for finding missing things. But they must race against time as there are also several people who will stop at nothing to get it first. (Summary by Mary Escano) For further...
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by John Gilmary Shea
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LibriVox recording of Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley by John Gilmary Shea. Read in English by volunteer readers. "It has long been a desideratum to have in English the early narratives, of the discovery and exploration of the Mississippi. Marquette's map and voyage have indeed appeared, but the narrative varies in no small degree from the authentic manuscript, and the map is not at all a copy of that still preserved, as it came from the hand of the great explorer....
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by Ernest Bramah
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LibriVox recording of The Mirror Of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah. Read in English by David Wales This 1905 tongue-in-cheek book is ostensibly the letters of a dutiful son to his Chinese father describing his encounter with and experience of Western civilization in late nineteenth century London. The author is delightfully humorous. - 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...
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by Grace Livingston Hill
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LibriVox recording of Miranda by Grace Livingston Hill. Read in English by TriciaG The third book in the Marcia Schuyler/Miranda trilogy, this story focuses on the irrepressible Miranda Griscom. She has repeatedly rejected a wealthy suitor's proposals of marriage. The townsfolk are puzzled: why would she give up such a chance? But "jest plain, hombly, turn-upnose, freckle-faced, red-haired M'randy Griscom" has a long-secret love for a man who was accused of murder, whose escape she...
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by Louisa May Alcott
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LibriVox recording of Little Men (Version 3, Dramatic Reading) by Louisa May Alcott. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Jo March's dreams of opening a home for boys comes true as she finds herself the mistress of Plumfield, a boarding school for children -- who have all stumbled in from various backgrounds. When new students arrive at her doorstep, they bring their own sets of troubles with them, such as dishonesty, disobedience, and naughty shenanigans. However, Mrs. Jo, alongside her...
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