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by Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Rhyme? And Reason? (Version 2) by Lewis Carroll. Read in English by MichaelMaggs An 1883 selection of Lewis Carroll's satirical and comic verse. The collection ranges from the well-known and well-loved The Hunting Of The Snark , to lesser-known gems such as Phantasmagoria , a tale of the difficulties encountered by an inexperienced phantom in his first domestic haunting, and Hiawatha’s Photographing , a brilliant satire of Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha. (Michael...
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by George A. Jr. Baker
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Retrospection by George Baker. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  October 13, 2019. Read in English by AllieF; Adrian Stephens; Anita Sloma-Martinez; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Erin Stone; Graham Scott; Joseph Campbell ; Kessie; Larry Wilson and Tomas Peter. This Fortnightly Poem is taken from POINT LACE AND DIAMONDS by George Baker Jr. (Summary by David Lawrence) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Marie Belloc Lowndes
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LibriVox recording of Studies in Love and in Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes. Read in English by Grant Hicks; Melissa Green; Natasha Fisher; GRuss; Angelique G. Campbell; Farrah This is a collection of five stories by Marie Belloc Lowndes. The stories are neither love stories nor ghost and horror stories but they each combine elements of both. In this way, they can be enjoyed by a large variety of readers and listeners. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online...
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by United States Supreme Court
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LibriVox recording of Supreme Cases from 1803-2018 by United States Supreme Court. Read in English by Michael Fassio; Colleen McMahon; fshort; Mike Overby; Tom Parker; KevinS; Elsie Selwyn; Gretchen LaBuhn; Greg Giordano; Craig Campbell; rmrm These cases involved questions that came before the Supreme Court that needed answers. The questions in order of appearance in this project are as follows. Does Congress have the power to pass laws that override the Constitution? What shall we do about the...
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by John South Shedlock
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LibriVox recording of The Pianoforte Sonata by John South Shedlock. Read in English by Jordan Watts John S. Shedlock covers the history of what might now be called the keyboard sonata, from Kuhnau's Sonata in B flat from 1695, believed at the time to be the earliest keyboard sonata, up the present day. Along the way, works by Emanuel Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt and others are looked at, along with many musical extracts. - Summary by Jordan...
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by Paul Ernst
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LibriVox recording of The Red Hell of Jupiter by Paul Ernst. Read in English by Mark Nelson What is the mystery centered in Jupiter's famous "Red Spot"? Two fighting Earthmen, caught by the "Pipe-men" like their vanished comrades, soon find out! - Original 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 recording. For more free audio books or...
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by Fergus Hume
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LibriVox recording of The Sacred Herb by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Sharon Kilmer A rich playboy comes home from travels abroad and is bully-ragged by his eccentric aunt into finding meaning for his life. This he does by helping a school chum save his fiancée from the gallows and the playboy falls head over heels in love with the fiancée. A web of deception and lies is revealed and also a long list of who loves who filled with how much each is willing to accept. The colorful cast...
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by John Greenleaf Whittier
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of The Wishing Bridge by John Greenleaf Whittier. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 7, 2019. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Christina Close; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; Cornel Nemes; dfrakk; Graham Scott; Harshita K; Hopeforce1; KHand; KevinS; Mickey Lee Rich; Rebecca Zimmerman; SpectralChicken; Skip Gaul; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. John Greenleaf Whittier was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the...
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by William Harrison Ainsworth
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LibriVox recording of The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance, Volume 2 by William Harrison Ainsworth. Read in English by OliverBoliver; deongines; Jennifer Borkowski The second volume of a romance with the backdrop of the notorious Star Chamber of the English legal system. The Chamber began as purely administrative, but gradually took on more of a judicial role, enforcing the monarch's will when the courts could or would not do so. As the mix of fact and fiction unfolds in this tale, the court...
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by William Harrison Ainsworth
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LibriVox recording of The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance, Volume 1 by William Harrison Ainsworth. Read in English by Lynne T; OliverBoliver; Roohi; Bill Mosley; Asia Wilcox A romance with the backdrop of the notorious Star Chamber of the English legal system. The Chamber began as purely administrative, but gradually took on more of a judicial role, enforcing the monarch's will when the courts could or would not do so. As the mix of fact and fiction unfolds in this tale, the court is...
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LibriVox recording of State of the Union Addresses by United States Presidents (1869 - 1876) by Ulysses S. Grant. Read in English by Colleen McMahon; eWinters; Shasta; Kristine Bekere; Owen Cook; realisticspeakers The State of the Union address is a speech presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, typically delivered annually. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation but also allows the President to outline his...
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by Frances Eleanor Trollope
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LibriVox recording of That Unfortunate Marriage by Frances Eleanor Trollope. Read in English by Angel5 This is the funny, romantic, slightly tongue-in-cheek story of how little May Cheffington makes her way in the world despite being the sole surviving product of "that unfortunate marriage." - Summary by Angela Rowland 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 Frank Mundell
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LibriVox recording of Stories of North Pole Adventure by Frank Mundell. Read in English by Steve C This volume does not pretend to be a history of Artic exploration. My aim has been to narrate some of the most thrilling incidents of Polar adventure in such a manner that the reader may feel something of the fascination which induces explorers, in spite of reverses and disasters, to attempt again and again to penetrate the vast region of snow and silence and solitude around the North Pole. Great...
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by George Langford
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LibriVox recording of Stories of the First American Animals by George Langford. Read in English by Devorah Allen; KHand; tommack; Betsy Walker; Brian Dirkx; ke126; Dana Paterson; Christopher Hoving; Trevor Johnston; ritalouise Combining beast fable with natural history, this is a highly engaging and informative account of some of the prehistoric mammals that once roamed across North America. Each short story tells us something about a different era of natural history, from the Eocene to the...
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by Carl Sandburg
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LibriVox recording of The Chicago Race Riots, July 1919 by Carl Sandburg. Read in English by KevinS Carl Sandburg's succinct reporting on and reflections upon the race riots that broke out In Chicago in July 1919. - Summary by KevinS For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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LibriVox recording of The Daredevil of the Army - Experiences as a ''Buzzer'' and Despatch Rider by Austin Patrick Corcoran. Read in English by Steve C At just twenty-six years of age, the author – A P Corcoran had already led an adventurous life, having twice sailed around the world, experiencing many cultures and civilisations, journeyed and hunted through the heart of Africa, worked on a ranch in Bolivia and travelled throughout Europe. With Austria and Serbia on the brink of war and both...
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Maiden and Other Folk Tales and Fairy Stories Told in Armenia by A. G. Seklemian. Read in English by NoelBadrian Armenians trace their history back to before the time of the Babylonians and earliest recorded history - in fact, to Togarmah, a grandson of Japhet, Noah's son, who settled in Armenia after the Ark came to rest on mount Ararat. Armenia was also the first State in the world to adopt Christianity as their official religion, around the 3rd Century AD....
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by Luigi Pirandello
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LibriVox recording of The Late Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello. (Translated by Arthur Livingston.) Read in English by Peter Tucker Mattia Pascal grew up in a small Italian town not dissimilar to that of the author's upbringing. Pascal leads a somewhat feckless boyhood, allowing opportunities to slip away from him and living on the accumulated but dwindling resources of his family. As a young man he finds himself duped into poverty and an unhappy marriage made sadder by grief. He escapes on an...
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by Walter Savage Landor
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Maid's Lament by Walter Savage Landor. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 25, 2019. Read in English by Algy Pug; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; Christina M Clark; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; Graham Scott; Lee Ann Howlett; Tomas Peter and Kudrna. Walter Savage Landor was an English writer, poet, and activist. The critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity. As...
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by Archibald Clavering Gunter
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LibriVox recording of The Spy Company, a Story of the Mexican War by Archibald Clavering Gunter. Read in English by John. The Exciting adventures of a beautiful Texan debutante. She was raised in New York City high society and attended the best schools. When her mother died she felt the urge to go out west to join her father, whom she never knew, on their massive ranch. What followed were river boat journeys, steamboat gamblers, desperadoes, con artists, Mexican military and Indian attacks. She...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Story Collection Vol. 077 by Various. Read in English by Peter Thomlinson; Jon Scott Jones; Dale Grothmann; Wayne Cooke; Craig Campbell; Lynne T; Colleen McMahon; Winston Tharp; Phil Schempf A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. The ever-popular detective stories of Arthur Conan Doyle are joined by humor from Charles Dickens and Nathaniel Hawthorne as well as some weird and creepy selections to satisfy every taste. So...
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by Charlotte Mary Yonge
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LibriVox recording of The Trial by Charlotte Mary Yonge. Read in English by Hannah Mary; Nancy Gorgen; Anita Sloma-Martinez; jenno In this sequel to "The Daisy Chain," new joys and challenges meet the May family in a new season of life. The older children are at work in their various callings, a foreign grandson enlivens the old family home, and the younger children are now growing up and finding their paths in life. Ethel continues to be the anchor of the home and right hand to their...
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by Friedrich Nietzsche
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LibriVox recording of Human, All Too Human: A Book For Free Spirits by Friedrich Nietzsche. (Translated by Helen Zimmern.) Read in English by Aaron Rivera; Jim Locke "Human, all-too-Human, is the monument of a crisis. It is entitled: 'A book for free spirits,' and almost every line in it represents a victory—in its pages I freed myself from everything foreign to my real nature. Idealism is foreign to me: the title says, 'Where you see ideal things, I see things which are only—human...
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by Vita Sackville-West
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LibriVox recording of The Heir by Vita Sackville-West. Read in English by Lee Smalley This collection’s title is taken from its first story, a novella, which is followed by four shorter tales, all expertly and sensitively drawn. Story 1, “The Heir,” concerns an inheritance as told from the point of view of the heir, an unmarried middle-aged man. Its subtitle, “A Love Story,” is not a reference to another person but to the inheritance. Story 2, “The Christmas Party,” tells of a...
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by Joseph L. Lettau
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LibriVox recording of In Italy with the 332nd Infantry by Joseph L. Lettau. Read in English by KevinS A brief, personal recounting of the 332nd Infantry in World War I, including training in America, a brief billet in France, activities in Italy, and the return to America. Summary by KevinS For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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by G. A. Henty
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LibriVox recording of A Knight of the White Cross by G. A. Henty. Read in English by pmstrahm. Adventure, pirates, a young orphan finds a place with a legendary order of knights. Fighting on sea and land to defend his people from barbaric slavers. Summary by Peter Strahm. 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 Various
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LibriVox recording of The American Book of the Dog by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Here is a period piece, covering 47 breeds, about the early days of dog breeding, the birth of the American Kennel Club (1884) which firmly established breed standards, and the development of bench shows and field trials. Each article, written by a premier breed expert of the day, sheds light on how today's breeds were sculpted from the best traits of dogs of yesteryear. Old dog training theory and...
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by National Geographic Society
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LibriVox recording of The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 08 - 10. October 1897 by The National Geographic Society. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the October Number. It includes the following articles: The Enchanted Mesa, by F. W. Hodge Electric Street Railways, by John Hyde Geographical Research in the United States, by Gardiner G. Hubbard and Marcus Baker A Brief Account of the Geographic Work of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of One Act Play Collection 011 by Various. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Here are 10 one act plays offered by various groups of Librivox readers. From Ancient India to the Far Future, from the palaces of royalty to the servants hall, from comedy to tragedy, from deeply philosophical to farcically entertaining. Enjoy! Chitra by Rabindranath Tagore (Coord and Edited by Anastasiia Solokha) : Narrator: Foon Madana: Tomas Peter Vasanta: alanmapstone Chitra: Availle...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 062 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Volume 62 features several introspective essays: by T. S. Eliot (Tradition and Individual Talent), Stephen Leacock (The Decline of the Drama), Carlyle (The Sacredness of Work), and Jonathan Swift (A Meditation Upon a Broomstick). Life questions are further explored by theologians Agrippa von Nettesheim (The...
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by Homer
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LibriVox recording of Book 17 of Odyssey by Homer. Read in Ancient Greek by Ἑλένη Κεμικτσή Ἡ Ὀδύσσεια τοῦ Ὁμήρου ἐντάσσεται στὰ πλαίσια τῶν ἐργασιῶν πού ξεκίνησα ἐδῶ καὶ μερικὰ χρόνια στὴν ἰστοσελίδα μου Projet Homere (Σχέδιο Ὁμήρου (γιὰ τὴν ἑλληνικὴ γλῶσσα στὸ σύνολό της)) - http://www.projethomere.com Ἡ ἐργασία...
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by Homer
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LibriVox recording of The Odyssey, Version 3 by Homer. (Translated by Samuel Butler.) Read in English by Mark Nelson The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other Homeric epic. The Odyssey is fundamental to the modern Western canon; it is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature, while the Iliad is the oldest. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in...
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by William Makepeace Thackeray
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LibriVox recording of The History of Pendennis by William Makepeace Thackeray. Read in English by Kristin Lewis; Eli27; Winston Coltart; MargaretD; Michelle Tan; jenno; Mike Moffatt; Jim Locke; Joseph Tabler In Pendennis, William Makepeace Thackeray skillfully shows the coming of age of Arthur Pendennis, a young gentleman trying to make his way in the world. Pen's difficulties in finding his place in the difficult maze of social obstacles are created to some extent by his being raised in the...
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by E. W. Hornung
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LibriVox recording of Peccavi by E. W. Hornung. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford How does a man who as committed a heavy sin — not a crime, but a sin with terrible consequences — atone for his behaviour? What if the man is a priest of the Church of England? That is the central question of E. W. Hornung’s Peccavi (I have sinned).The Rev. Robert Carlton, rector of the rural parish of Long Stow, now finds not only his parishioners turned against him, but also his patron Wilton Gleed, for...
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by Edward S. Van Zile
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LibriVox recording of Perkins, the Fakeer: A Travesty on Reincarnation by Edward S. Van Zile. Read in English by Celine Major. As the title suggests we are treated to three humourous and curious psychical transpositions in the cases of "When Reginald was Caroline," "How Chopin came to Remsen," and "Clarissa's troublesome baby" . If you're looking for a break from more serious fare you can count on this one to amuse and entertain you. Summary by Celine Major. For...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 194 by Various. This is a collection of 51 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for July 2019. 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 (43MB)
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by Margaret Warner Morley
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LibriVox recording of Seed-Babies by Margaret Warner Morley. Read in English by SweetHome Seed Babies piques the child's interest about how seeds grow. It provides interesting information about seeds in a conversational style between two brothers and the various seeds they encounter. These seeds offer grammatical advice, chastises poor reasoning, provide enlightening information, and will often encourage the boys to go and discover answers to their questions themselves. In turn, the author lets...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 064 by Various. Read in English by Nigel Fisher; Kivaun; Winston Tharp; Dale Grothmann; dan_h; Jessica Renfro; livhardy; Colleen McMahon; Peter Musgrove; Scott McMullan 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...
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by William Henry Harrison Murray
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LibriVox recording of Short Stories Of William Henry Harrison Murray by William Henry Harrison Murray. Read in English by David Wales Murray (1840-1904) was a sometime clergyman, journalist, and purveyor of the outdoor life. His books did much to popularize the virtues of outdoor experience, especially in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. Here are stories, some humorous some serious, of the out-of-doors, of love between man and woman, man and horse, man and dog, teacher and acolyte,...
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by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
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LibriVox recording of Rimas Versión 2 by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. Read in Spanish by Epachuko Las "Rimas" de Becquer pueden presumir de ser, probablemente, el conjunto de poemas más conocido, y recitado de memoria, por la mayoría de los hablantes de español. Poesía del Romanticismo por excelencia. - Summary by Epachuko For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog...
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by Harry Leon Wilson
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LibriVox recording of Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson. Read in English by Carol Pelster A stuffy class-conscious gentleman's valet is transplanted to the rough uncivilized American northwest, where the rubes and social climbers are duly impressed with his manners and style. Will the American freedom rub off on the Englishman, or will the churlish Americans acquire some high-class polish? Witty social commentary a la P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster. - Summary by Carol Pelster For...
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by William Morris
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LibriVox recording of The Roots of the Mountains by William Morris. Read in English by Phil Benson The Roots of the Mountains was the second in a projected series of three historical novels set in a pre-medieval Germanic world (the third was not completed). It follows the themes of House of the Wolfings, which was published in the same year, into a later generation. A loose alliance of Dalesmen, Woodlanders and Shepherds who have lived in peace around the valley of Burgdale for so long that...
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by Owen M. Edwards
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LibriVox recording of A Short History of Wales by Owen M. Edwards. Read in English by Phil Kasper; Michael Fassio A Short History of Wales is a book published in 1906 by Owen Edwards. It aimed to provide an introduction to Welsh history, to those who may not have previously dealt with the subject. -Summary by Anonymous 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 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Story Collection Vol 078 by Various. Read in English by Peter Thomlinson; Dale Grothmann; Josh Kibbey; M Cunniam; Michael; Lynne T; Foon; Wayne Cooke; Chris Pyle; Colleen McMahon A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. The ever-popular detective stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, including the demise of Sherlock Holmes, the quirky Ambrose Bierce and Bill Nye and the wistful Soul of the Violin will keep you entertained and...
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LibriVox recording of A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Higher and Middle Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity by William Wilberforce. Read in English by Lillis Joy William Wilberforce was an English politician best known for his leadership in the movement to stop the slave trade. He began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Yorkshire (1784–1812). In 1785, he...
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by Nell Speed
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LibriVox recording of Molly Brown's Junior Days by Nell Speed. Read in English by Debbie R. Baker Robinson; Lynda Marie Neilson This novel is the third in a series of eight books written about Miss Molly Brown of Kentucky during her education at Wellington College in the early years of the 1900's. (Debbie R. Baker Robinson ) 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 William Clark Russell
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LibriVox recording of The Phantom Death and Other Stories by William Clark Russell. Read in English by James K. White, Gareth Rowlands, David McKay, Maria de Fátima da Silva, CJ Thorpe, Molly Griffin, and Clay Beauchamp This is a book of remarkable nautical ghost and horror stories written by William Clark Russell in 1893. The stories are for the most part set on ships and bring the reader on board for ghostly nights, wonderful sights, and strange occurrences. (Summary by Carolin) For further...
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by Edward Everett Evans
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LibriVox recording of The Planet Mappers by Edward Everett Evans. Read in English by ToddHW; J. Scott; Bryan Birchmeier; ChadH94; Jude Somers; Johann; Denise Milnes; Jonathan Holdsworth; Alexis Duclaux; JB Baxter The Carver family are out in space, travelling to new worlds to check them out for colonization. But, when Mr. Carver has an accident, and remains out of commission for the trip, his sons, Jon and Jak, step up and take over their trip. The boys use their different talents to make their...
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by Madison Cawein
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LibriVox recording of The Poems of Madison Cawein Vol 4 by Madison Cawein. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Nichalia Schwartz; Foon; Phil Schempf; Stefan Von Blon; William Mosqueda; Josh Kibbey; Nemo; Bruce Kachuk; nighthawks; Matthew D. Robinson; Lucy Park; Campbell Schelp; Sydney Beck; Greg Giordano; April6090; Jim Gallagher; Sonia; Laurette This is Volume 4: Poems of Mystery and of Myth and Romance of the collected works of Madison Julius Cawein, an American poet from Kentucky. It falls into...
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by Various
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LibriVox  recording of Poems of To-Day: an Anthology by Various. Read in English by Lynda Marie Neilson This is a book of more modern poetry by various authors. - Summary by Lynda Marie Neilson 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 000-098 (101MB) M4B...
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by Giovanni Francesco Straparola
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LibriVox recording of Le Piacevoli Notti, Libro 2 by Giovanni Francesco Straparola. Read in Italian by Roberto Cofini; Paola Toldo; Silvia C.; Petula; Renzo Clerico; Daniele; mrnmrz72; Pier; Diana Majlinger; Emanuela; Angelica87 “Le Piacevoli Notti” è una raccolta, in due Libri, di 74 novelle, composte dallo scrittore italiano Giovan Francesco Straparola negli anni '50 del XVI secolo e pubblicate a Venezia a partire dal 1550. I racconti riscossero un grande successo, tanto da essere presto...
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by Herman Melville
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LibriVox recording of Pierre, or The Ambiguities by Herman Melville. Read in English by Naduplants and Jim Locke. The life of a young heir, Pierre is altered when he meets a mysterious woman who claims to be his sister. 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...
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by G. K. Chesterton
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LibriVox recording of The Uses of Diversity by G. K. Chesterton. Read in English by thestorygirl; Elsie Selwyn; Larry Wilson; CoffeeLover17; Elissa Graeser; Devorah Allen; Brian James; Maria de Fátima da Silva; Ciufi Galeazzi; jenno; Farrah; Kathleen Moore; Lucretia B.; Greg Giordano; TriciaG A collection of 35 essays by G.K. Chesterton originally published in his weekly columns in "The Illustrated London News" and the "New Witness". The subjects vary greatly from lamp...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Measure for Measure (version 3) by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Hamlet; Sonia; Tomas Peter; Craig Franklin Measure for Measure is one of William Shakespeare's more enigmatic works. As one of the so-called "problem plays," it mixes a dark plot with light overtones, without resolving the tensions inherent in either. Its central conflict is spurred on when the Duke of Vienna, Vincentio, confers his powers on the law-abiding judge Angelo before leaving on...
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by Julia Ward Howe
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LibriVox recording of Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli) by Julia Ward Howe. Read in English by Ciufi Galeazzi A biography of the early feminist writer Margaret Fuller, a groundbreaking journalist and author of Woman in the Nineteenth Century, and one of America's first prominent feminists. The author is Julia Ward Howe, best known for writing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," as well as numerous other works of prose and poetry, and a leader of the suffragist movement. - Summary by...
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by Arthur Wing Pinero
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LibriVox recording of The "Mind The Paint" Girl by Arthur Wing Pinero. Read in English by a full cast. Another Pinero play from the early 1900s. With a social message about the effects of stardom on the star as well as those that love them. "I’m afraid there’s one thing finer than winning the woman you love and, when you’ve won her, being prepared to go through fire and water for her." "What’s that?" "Having the courage to give her up" - Summary...
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by Émile Zola
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LibriVox recording of Lourdes by Émile Zola. (Translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly.) Read in English by Peter Tucker This book describes a five day national pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Lourdes, where miracle cures are hoped for. The central character is a priest, Pierre, whose faith is faltering. He is accompanying his childhood sweetheart who has been stricken with paralysis and whose faith is strong. In the background of the great irony of this relationship, there are numerous...
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by Arthur Henry Patterson
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LibriVox recording of Man and Nature on the Broads by Arthur Henry Patterson. Read in English by TND From its man-made origins as a consequence of medieval peat excavations, the Broads of Norfolk and Suffolk have evolved into a natural ecosystem, providing habitat for a diverse range of flora and fauna (some of which are unique to the Broads area), as well as a means of livelihood for the inhabitants of this region. In the company of the book’s author, a self-taught lifelong naturalist and...
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by Edwin Markham
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LibriVox recording of The Man with the Hoe and Other Poems by Edwin Markham. Read in English by Larry Wilson Edwin Markham was an American poet whose poems often drew attention to the laborers of the world and frequently expressed elements of faith. The Man with the Hoe, perhaps his best known poem, was written after seeing a painting of the same name by the French artist Millet, who also depicted working men and women in rural settings. Many of these poems were previously published in The...
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by Annie Denton Cridge
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LibriVox recording of Man's Rights; or, How Would You Like It?: Comprising Dreams by Annie Denton Cridge. Read in English by volunteer readers. "Man's Rights; or, How Would You Like It?: Comprising Dreams" is the first known feminist utopian novel written by a woman. The text features nine dreams experienced by a first-person female narrator. In the first seven dreams, she visits the planet Mars, finding a society where traditional sex roles and stereotypes are reversed. The narrator...
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by Richard Steele
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LibriVox recording of The Lying Lover: or, The Ladies' Friendship by Richard Steele. Read in English by ToddHW; Sonia; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; Foon; Aaron White; MajorToast; Campbell Schelp; Lex Hankins; alanmapstone; Larry Wilson; Devorah Allen; Nemo; Beth Thomas; Son of the Exiles; Sandra Schmit; April6090; Nichalia Schwartz; TwoFace; pmstrahm "The spark of this play is introduced with as much agility and life as he brought with him from France, and as much humour as I could bestow upon...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of The Mabinogion, Volume 2 by Anonymous. (Translated by Charlotte Guest.) Read in English by jolynne; Jim Locke This is the second of three volumes of The Mabinogion, a collection of some of the earliest tales from the British Isles. Lady Charlotte Guest translated the stories in Volume 2 from a 14th-century Welsh manuscript, The Red Book of Hergest. These stories include the earliest written reference to the legendary King Arthur. - Summary by JoLynne Walz Martinez For...
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by Molière
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LibriVox recording of The Magnificent Lovers by Molière. (Translated by Charles Heron Wall.) Read in English by thestorygirl; ToddHW; Larry Wilson; Sonia; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; Jim Locke; April6090; Nemo; EikyTavie; Morgan Z. Sowell; Aaron White; Josh Kibbey; Lex Hankins; Elsie Selwyn; Cornel Nemes; Gail Wamba; Son of the Exiles; Sandra Schmit; Nichalia Schwartz; Foon; Campbell Schelp; Frédéric Surget "The King [Louis XIV], who will have nothing but what is magnificent in all he...
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by Mary Carolyn Davies
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LibriVox recording of A Little Freckled Person: A Book of Child Verse by Mary Carolyn Davies. Read in English by SweetHome; LittlePeanut Here is a delightful collection of short verses for children by Mary Carolyn Davies. Seeing the world through child-like imagination, these light-hearted poems are of trains, fishing, gardening, fairies and so much more. - Summary by SweetHome For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Love Stories Volume 1 by Various. Read in Multilingual by Michele Fry; KevinS; William Allan Jones; Nemo; Anita Sloma-Martinez; ChadH94; annie70; Neslihan Stamboli Here are 20 love stories under an hour each, covering all kinds of experiences involving romantic or other kinds of love resulting in heartbreak or happiness -- where the heart overflows with passion, pride, emotion or wonder. ( ~ Michele Fry) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
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LibriVox recording of Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. Read in Portuguese by Leni Uma das mais famosas obras de um dos mais famosos autores da Literatura Brasileira, Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas é considerado um marco na carreira de Machado de Assis, por apresentar de forma mais acabada o tom irônico e cáustico que viria a ser uma de suas principais características. A obra, narrada em primeira pessoa, é uma autobiografia escrita do além-túmulo,...
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by Marvin Dana
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LibriVox recording of The Lake Mystery by Marvin Dana. Read in English by Campbell Schelp When an old miser dies, he leaves behind valuable gold. Naturally, many people want it. But the miser has not made it easy, hiding the gold with cryptic clues. Saxe, the son of a former music student of the miser, leads the charge to find it along with some old friends before time runs out and the money goes to the miser's blood relatives. But when an evil engineer tries to sneak in and find the gold for...
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by Cissy van Marxveldt
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LibriVox opname van De H.B.S. tijd van Joop ter Heul door Cissy van Marxveldt. Gelezen in het Nederlands door Anna Simon. Joop ter Heul zit in de 3e klas van de H.B.S., en maakt graag plezier met haar vriendinnen van de Jopopinoloukicoclub. Ze heeft minder zin in het blokken voor de lessen, en het is maar de vraag of ze wel over gaat aan het eind van het schooljaar. Joop heeft een oudere broer Kees en zus Julie, een wat afwezige moeder en een strenge vader. Julie wordt verliefd op Joop’s...
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by Charles Eliot
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LibriVox recording of Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 1 by Charles Eliot. Read in English by KevinS; Linda Johnson; Peter Yearsley; Larry Wilson; Shashank Jakhmola; Joseph Campbell ; Nick Roach; laurencetrask; realisticspeakers Started in 1907, An Historical Sketch was a work in 3 volumes, of which this is the first. The author was a British diplomat posted to Asia and his great work was interrupted by World War I, finally being published in 1921. It has been described as the...
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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Job Work by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  October 13, 2019. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Graham Scott; Joseph Campbell ; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Tomas Peter and  Kudrna. James Whitcomb Riley was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the "Hoosier Poet" and "Children's Poet" for his...
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by Mary Roberts Rinehart
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LibriVox recording of K. by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read in English by Beth Thomas; fiddlesticks; ToddHW; Steven Seitel; MickyMe; MLC13; Kathleen Moore; Mary in Arkansas; Rita Boutros; misspag; Gail Timmerman Vaughan; PlanZradio; Michael Fassio; Jennifer Dallman; Shasta; Maria de Fátima da Silva; aniroo "K" is the initial of the mysterious lodger without a first name who rents a room from Sidney to escape his past. Sidney herself refuses the proposals of Joe in order to become a nurse...
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by Harry Lee Marriner
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LibriVox recording of Joyous Days Then and Now by Harry Lee Marriner. Read in English by Jim Gallagher; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; Daryl Horton; Tasha C Mapes; April6090; Foon; Maria de Fátima da Silva; E.Shines; Slix32; raydenisme; Sarah Brown; GentleJim; Stefan Von Blon; Lynda Marie Neilson This is a volume of poetry by newspaperman-poet Harry Lee Marriner, published in 1910. Many of the poems are on the joyous days then, reflecting on childhood and the simpler times, with a measure of...
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by Richard Marsh
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LibriVox recording of Judith Lee - Pages From Her Life by Richard Marsh. Read in English by Alan Winterrowd Judith Lee is a young woman with an unusual gift, she can read lips at a distance as well as she can hear the person next to her. Her skill leads her into a number of adventures. Written by Richard Marsh (The Beetle, Joss: the Reversion) and published in the Strand Magazine in 1911, Marsh creates a strong independent female detective. For further information, including links to online...
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by Various; William Patten
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LibriVox recording of The Junior Classics Volume 2: Folk Tales & Myths by Various; William Patten. Read in English by LibriVolunteers Compilation of tales designed and arranged for young people. This volume covers tales from the North, the Rhine, Greece and Rome, tales from the Hudson River, and animal stories. - Summary by DrPGould 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 Cyril of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of Commentary on the Gospel of John, Book 11 by Cyril of Alexandria. (Translated by Rev. Thomas Randell.) Read in English by A LibriVox Volunteer Book 11 of Commentary on St John's Gospel covers John 16:14 - 18:23. - Summary by the Reader For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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by Ouida
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LibriVox recording of La branche de lilas by Ouida. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne. Un jeune homme, laid, orphelin très tôt, comédien dans une troupe ambulante, très sensible, tombe amoureux d'une jeune fille espiègle qui lui jeta une branche de lilas... Summary by Christiane Jehanne. 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 Pliny the Elder; John S. White
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LibriVox recording of The Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 1 by Pliny the Elder; John S. White. Read in English by Foon The Natural History of Pliny the Elder is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire. The full work consists of 37 books, covering more than 20.000 topics ranging from astronomy and mathematics to botany and precious stones. The book became a model for later encyclopaedias and gives a fascinating overview of the state of scientific knowledge almost 2000...
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by Hendrik van Loon
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators by Hendrik van Loon. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Jane Bennett; Piotr Nater; Foon This is a story of magnificent failures. The men who equipped the expeditions of which I shall tell you the story died in the poorhouse. The men who took part in these voyages sacrificed their lives as cheerfully as they lighted a new pipe or opened a fresh bottle. Some of them were drowned, and some of them died of thirst. A few were frozen to...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Coffee Break Collection 25 -- Water by Various. Read in English by Craig Campbell; Scott Danneker; Colleen McMahon; Nemo; BettyB; KevinS; ChadH94; TJ Burns; Anita Sloma-Martinez; Michele Fry; William Allan Jones; Phil Schempf This is the twenty-fifth Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select English language public domain works of about 15 minutes or less in duration -- perfect to listen to during commutes, workouts or coffee breaks. The topic for this...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Coffee Break Collection 20 -- Old Age by Various. Read in English by ChadH94; MaryWindishar; Colleen McMahon; KevinS; Utek; Michele Fry; Craig Campbell; Stefan Von Blon; Cornel Nemes; BettyB The Librivox Coffee Break Collections are themed anthologies, selected and read by Librivox readers. Each short piece is fifteen minutes long, or less -- perfect for coffee breaks, commutes and work outs. Essays, prose, fiction, non-fiction, poetry -- who knows what gems will be...
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by Amy Le Feuvre
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LibriVox recording of Bulbs and Blossoms by Amy Le Feuvre. Read in English by Emily Isabella Two young children, recently arrived back in England from India, discover their aunt's old gardener, and together they explore the beautiful hope of springtime, Easter, and eternal life. - Summary by Emily Isabella For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording....
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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LibriVox recording of Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read in English by Wayne Cooke This is a sequel to Kidnapped. Many thought Kidnapped ended quite abruptly. The reason is Stevenson planned on writing a sequel. Catriona takes up the story of David Balfour on the same day Kidnapped ends. He must now try to clear his name and the name of James Stewart of the Appin murder. This will not be easy because the Campbells want James Stewart to hang. "Catriona: Being Memoirs of the Further...
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by Evaleen Stein
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LibriVox recording of Child Songs of Cheer by Evaleen Stein. Read in English by Stefan Von Blon; SweetHome; LittlePeanut; BettyB; Larry Wilson; Elisabeth Holland; E.Shines; Josh Kibbey; Christine Rojas; Helen Z. Ferrara; Kathleen Moore This is a little volume of children's poetry by Indiana poet Evaleen Stein. The poems in this volume concern really anything that could be fun for children, from picking flowers to learning things in school to sledding in the winter. - Summary by Carolin For...
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by Ameen Rihani
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LibriVox recording of A Chant of Mystics, and Other Poems by Ameen Rihani. Read in English by Malachy Orozco; Bruce Kachuk; BeeBright; Stefan Von Blon; Phil Chenevert; Phil Schempf; Josh Kibbey This is a volume of poetry by the influential Libanese American author Ameen Rihani. In these poems, the author playfully introduces the American public of the early 1920's to the environment in which he grew up, embellishing the poems with folklore and fairy tale romance. - Summary by Carolin For...
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by Charlotte Mary Yonge
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LibriVox recording of The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations by Charlotte Mary Yonge. Read in English by Hannah Mary; Gaëlle Gosselin; Bhavya; Nancy Gorgen; jenno; Brooke Favorat; ChadH94 Join the endearing May family in small-town England as each member lives through some pivotal years. How will they face the changes that shake their family to the core? To quote the preface: "It would beg to be considered merely as what it calls itself, a Family Chronicle—a domestic record of home events,...
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by Madame d' Aulnoy
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LibriVox recording of Cuentos by Madame d' Aulnoy. (Translated by Ángel Fernández de los Ríos.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. Madame d;Aulnoy, o Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville (Eure, 1650-París, 1705), fue poetisa y novelista, pero se la recuerda por introducir en la nobleza francesa el gusto por los cuentos de hadas. Entre sus obras destacan Contes de fées y Les Fées à la mode, que alcanzaron tanta aceptación como los cuentos del propio Perrault. También escribió...
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LibriVox recording of Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation, Harvesting, Curing and Uses (Version 2) by Maurice Grenville Kains. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Jennifer Fournier; Dustin Thomas; BettyB; acousticwave; Kathleen Moore; Alison Gilchrist; Mel Atto; Stefan Von Blon; Nan Dodge; John; jenno; Ruth P.; KevinS Culinary Herbs may be regarded as the secret to preparing good food from antiquity to the the height of culinary art. Maurice Grenville Kains gives a thorough introduction the the...
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LibriVox recording of The Crook in the Lot; or, The Sovereignty and Wisdom of God, in the Afflictions of Men, Displayed by Thomas Boston. Read in English by Chris Bunn; Lucretia B.; Ruth P.; Elsie Selwyn; Devorah Allen; Kathleen Moore A meditation on Ecclesiastes 7:3, "Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight which he hath made crooked?," The Crook in the Lot considers the purposes of God for suffering and affliction in the life of the Christian. -Summary by Chris Bunn...
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LibriVox recording of The d'Artagnan Romances, Vol 2: Twenty Years After (version 2) by Alexandre Dumas. (Translated by William Robson.) Read in English by John Van Stan Volume 2 of The d'Artagnan Romances begins twenty years after "The Three Musketeers." Since then, d'Artagnan's career has stagnated, he’s lost touch with his friends, and the high favor earned with Queen Anne has been forgotten. His misfortune mirrors that of France, now ruled by an ineffective miser, Cardinal...
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by Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
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LibriVox recording of Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds by Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle. (Translated by William Gardiner.) Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. This book is a popular science book written in the late 1600s. It is written as a series of conversations between a gallant philosopher and a countess, while walking in her garden and gazing at the stars. The philosopher explains the heliocentric (sun as the centre) model of the solar system and also muses on the possibility...
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by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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LibriVox recording of Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Read in English by ashleighjane; ToddHW; Kristine Bekere; Theophania Laura grew up on a castle in the Austrian mountains with her father, slightly lonely as there are no potential companions around. Her loneliness is at an end when a carriage accindent close by their castle brings a mysterious visitor: Carmilla was injured in the accident, and remains at the castle to heal. But there is something dark about Carmilla. Is Laura in danger?...
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by John Woodhouse Audubon
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LibriVox recording of Audubon's Western Journal: 1849-1850 by John Woodhouse Audubon. Read in English by David Wales John Woodhouse Audubon (1812-1862), son of the famous painter John James Audubon and an artist in his own right, joined Col. Henry Webb's California Company expedition in 1849. From New Orleans the expedition sailed to the Rio Grande; it headed west overland through northern Mexico and through Arizona to San Diego, California. Cholera and outlaws decimated the group. Many of them...
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by George Coșbuc
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LibriVox recording of Balade si Idile by George Coșbuc. Read in Romanian by Cornel Nemes "Pe câmpul vast al publicisticii române, pe care crește atâta spanac des și abundent, a apărut în sfârșit zilele acestea și un copac și e așa de mândru și așa de puternic, că mii și mii de recolte de buruieni se vor perinda și el va sta tot mereu în picioare, tot mai sănătos și mai trainic, înfruntând gustul actual și vremea cu schimbările ei capricioase și făcând din ce...
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by Frank G. Carpenter
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LibriVox recording of Around the World with the Children by Frank G. Carpenter. . Read in English by BettyB. An introduction to world geography for young and old alike. Topics such as China, Japan, the American Indian, Europe and the oceans on a beginning level. Summary by BettyB 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 Friedrich Nietzsche
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LibriVox recording of Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future by Friedrich Nietzsche. (Translated by Helen Zimmern.) Read in English by Cori Samuel By turns illuminating, infuriating, bewildering, and amusing, Nietzsche's masterwork covers a lot of ground. He rejects most strands of Western thought, especially on the subject of morality, and develops his own theme demanding that individuals embrace their own 'will to power' to give life intention and direction. First...
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by Benito Pérez Galdós
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LibriVox recording of Fortunata y Jacinta: dos historias de casadas (Primera Parte) by Benito Pérez Galdós. Read in Spanish by Epachuko "Fortunata y Jacinta" esta considerada la mejor obra de su autor: Benito Pérez Galdós, y junto con "La Regenta" de Clarín, la cima de la novela española del Realismo del siglo XIX. Es mucho más que una historia de dos mujeres casadas de distinta posición social, carácter, y objetivos que ven sus vidas entrelazadas de manera...
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by Miles Franklin
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LibriVox recording of Some Everyday Folk and Dawn by Miles Franklin. Read in English by Kirsty Leishman; Beth Thomas; Bryan Birchmeier It is 1904 and women's suffrage has hit the small town of Noonoon. Though the election campaigners preen themselves for the women's vote, the fight isn't entirely won, for the male residents are bristling at this threat to their supremacy. And down at Clay's there are other problems too: Dawn is now a young woman and in these days of slender chances Grandma Clay...
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by Ben Jonson
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LibriVox recording of Every Man In His Humour by Ben Jonson. Read in English by ToddHW; alanmapstone; Rob Marland; Hamlet; Zames Curran; Sonia; Tomas Peter; TJ Burns; Foon; Bhavya; Algy Pug; Beth Thomas; Joseph Tabler; bdanzige; Eva Davis; Nemo; Jim Gallagher; Leanne Yau Knowell, an old man - rumor says Shakespeare originally played this part - tries to spy upon the doings of his potentially wayward son. Meanwhile, Kitely, a merchant, worries so much about being cuckolded by his wife that...
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by Harry Seeley
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LibriVox recording of Dragons of the Air by Harry Seeley. Read in English by Jeffery Sir Richard Owen coined the term "dinosaur" ("Terrible Reptile" or "Fearfully Great Reptile") in the 19th century. When Harry G. Seeley, a student of law at that time, attended a lecture on flying reptiles, his interest in paleontology was piqued, and he pursued paleontology for the remainder of his life. He determined that dinosaurs could be divided into two groups, the...
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by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts
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LibriVox recording of Earth's Enigmas by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Jessica Renfro; April6090; Pete McElveen; KHand; Zloot; Matt Bounds; Nemo; Mitzi; Kate Follis Most of the stories in this collection attempt to present one or another of those problems of life or nature to which, as it appears to many of us, there is no adequate solution within sight. Others are the almost literal transcript of dreams which seemed to me to have a coherency, completeness, and...
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