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by James Whitcomb Riley
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of A Discouraging Model by James Whitcomb Riley. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 26, 2020.  Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Ethan Hurst; fshort; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; L0ki; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett and Larry Wilson. As a poet, Riley achieved an uncommon level of fame during his lifetime. He was honored with annual Riley Day celebrations around the United States and was regularly called on to perform readings at...
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by Zeb-un-Nissa
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LibriVox recording of The Diwan by Zeb-un-Nissa. (Translated by Jessie Duncan Westbrook.) Read in English by Newgatenovelist Zeb-un-Nissa was a poet and Mughal princess. This collection includes 50 of her compositions and a dedicatory poem by the translator and was translated in the 20th century. (Summary by Newgatenovelist) 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 Ellen Sturgis Hooper
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 25 recordings of Duty by Ellen Sturgis Hooper. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 4, 2020. Read in English by Andrew Dixon; Andrew Gaunce; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Claudia Salto; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Darrell Nobles; Ellies; EliseDee; Eduardo Lactaoen; Newgatenovelist; Frank249942; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; mleigh; Maria Morabe; Phil Schempf; Rowan Puttergill; Retroindiereader; pearblizzard and spatel2....
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LibriVox recording of Eighty Years Ashore and Afloat, or, The Thrilling Adventures of Uncle Jethro: Embracing the Remarkable Episodes in a Life of Toil and Danger, on Land and Sea by E. C. Cornell. Read in English by PhyllisV. Experiences of Jethro Ripley, mainly in the Atlantic coast trade, but including an account of a whaling voyage around Cape Horn. The narrative is in the first person and is a vivid account of the seafaring life in the 1800's. Published in 1873. (Summary by PhyllisV) For...
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by Eva Shaw McLaren
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LibriVox recording of Elsie Inglis - The Woman With the Torch by Eva Shaw McLaren. Read in English by Ciufi Galeazzi This is a brief biography of the Scottish physician and suffragist Dr. Elsie Inglis. Dr. Inglis founded a maternity hospital for the poor in Edinburgh (then known as the Hospice, but later as the Elsie Inglis Memorial Hospital), and was known for her charity and willingness to waive fees when patients could not afford her care. She was also a key figure in Scotland's Women's...
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by John William Polidori
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LibriVox recording of El Vampiro by John William Polidori. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. El vampiro (The Vampyre) es un relato escrito por John William Polidori, el creador del género del vampiro romántico. Lo escribió en la ciudad de Ginebra, en unas tormentosas noches de verano del 16 al 19 de junio de 1816, cuando se encontraba en Villa Diodati (residencia de Lord Byron en Ginebra), donde se reunían muchas noches: Byron, Polidori, el poeta Percy Shelley y su futura esposa Mary...
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by Sax Rohmer
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LibriVox recording of Dope by Sax Rohmer. Read in English by volunteer readers. A minor lord is killed and a rich socialite is missing, and they are both tied to the enigmatic Kazmah the Dream Reader, who has also disappeared. New Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Red Kerry scours post-WWI London looking for clues, encountering rich Bohemians, theatre people, landed gentry, sailors, and, stereotypically, sinister Chinese people and sneaky Jews. The story is based on the history of Billie Carleton,...
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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read in English by Leanne Fortune Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely -- until her beloved father died. Now Emily's an orphan, and her mother's snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She's sure she won't be happy Emily deals with stiff, stern Aunt Elizabeth and her malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit. Things begin to change when she makes friends: with...
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by Joseph Martin McCabe
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LibriVox recording of The Empresses of Rome by Joseph Martin McCabe. Read in English by Julie Burks; Rhiannon Damon; Rita Boutros; jenno; Felicia Wang; Colleen McMahon; Michelle Morales; kadauber The story of Imperial Rome has been told frequently and impressively in our literature, and few chapters in the long chronicle of man’s deeds and failures have a more dramatic quality. The fresh aspect of this familiar story which I propose to consider is the study of the women who moulded or marred...
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by Carl Gustav Jung
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LibriVox recording of Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology by Carl Gustav Jung. (Translated by Constance Ellen Long.) Read in English by mmelhart; Owlivia; Nichalia Schwartz; Jhiu; MajorHistory; Arden; Geoffrey DeSena; Simona Rusu; Kurt; Joshua Paul Seeger.; Tom Carroll; socks4tay; skgm1010 ; pianoroll262; AJBinney; Courtney Miller; Fernando Borrego; Ti A collection of classical writings of Swiss psychologist Carl G. Jung, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology....
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by Weymouth New Testament
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LibriVox recording of  Colossians, Weymouth New Testament. (Translated by Richard Francis Weymouth.) Read in English by Mark Penfold In Paul's message to the fellowship in Colossae, a city in Phrygia, Asia Minor, the Apostle reminds them of the complete adequacy of Christ alone. Sophisticated philosophies and the rules and regulations of the Old Covenant are to be nailed to the Cross of Christ, and He alone is to be their King and Rulemaker. Paul shares the greetings and well-wishes of his...
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by Cyril of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of Commentary on the Gospel of Luke, Sermons 57-65 by Cyril of Alexandria. (Translated by Robert Payne Smith.) Read in English by A LibriVox Volunteer Sermons 57 through 65 cover the Gospel According to Luke 9:57 to 10:21. - 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...
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by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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LibriVox recording of The Common Law by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.. Read in English by Thomas H. Burton. A history and review of the common law in the United States. 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 (336MB)
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by William E. Barton
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Clara Barton - Volume 1 by William E. Barton. Read in English by PhyllisV Clarissa Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneering American nurse who founded the American Red Cross. She was a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, a teacher, and a patent clerk. Since nursing education was not then very formalized and she did not attend nursing school, she provided self-taught nursing care. Barton is noteworthy for doing humanitarian...
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by Mary King Waddington
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LibriVox recording of Chateau and Country Life in France by Mary King Waddington. Read in English by Jenn Broda; Adam Gammons; zzy55; Lucy Kempton; Melinda Fogle; Florence; KevinS; Alex Foster; Dyla ; Tatiana Chichilla Mary King Waddington was the American daughter of Charles King, ninth president of Columbia University, and the granddaughter of New York Senator Rufus King. She moved to France with her parents in 1871, and three years later married William Waddington, French diplomat and...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Children's Short Works, Vol. 034 by Various. Read in English by Harmon Lee Busby; Tabby Hart; Liza R. Fox; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; Wayne Cooke; H. Anne Schwarz; FraserP; Charlie Newsome; Brianna Chiles; Colleen McMahon Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 034: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Children's Short Works, Vol. 039 by Various. Read in English by Jenn Broda; MaybeCordelia; Suzabelle; Kirsten Sande; Felicia P.; KristyM; Max Hollway; Mel; Rachel Stoughton Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 039: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. 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 Richard Wilhelm
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LibriVox recording of Chinesische Volksmärchen by Richard Wilhelm. Read in German by seito In dem vorliegenden Band der Märchensammlung soll eine Auswahl aus der Märchenwelt Chinas gegeben werden. Die Wahl ist so getroffen, daß möglichst alle Ausprägungsweisen irgendwie vertreten sind. Das Märchen bildet in China kein streng gesondertes Gebiet. Von den Ammengeschichten und Fabeln bis zu Göttermythen, Sagen und Novellen sind die Grenzen durchaus schwankend. Das Wunderbare gehört für...
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by William Clark Russell
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LibriVox recording of My Danish Sweetheart Volume 1 by William Clark Russell. Read in English by Peter Thomlinson; Lynne T; Violet Bleu; Courtney Miller; Gabu K; WilkieMills; Merman22 Young Hugh Tregarthen has grown up in a seafaring Cornish family, but is not born to follow the family tradition. Against his mother's wishes, he is coxswain of a lifeboat -- an important job along the treacherous coastline, which makes his mother proud, despite her misgivings. One morning, as he sets out for his...
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by W. S. Gilbert
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LibriVox recording of Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith by W. S. Gilbert. Read in English by ToddHW; Alan Mapstone; Larry Wilson; Son of the Exiles; Sonia; David Purdy; Adrian Stephens; Andrew James; Tomas Peter; Jenn Broda A drama from the Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan. Pursued by the Parliamentary Army after the Battle of Worcester, some Royalist soldiers take cover in Dan'l Druce's hut on the Norfolk Coast until they can escape. An event with long shadows that come back to disturb his life fourteen...
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by Maurice Renard
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LibriVox recording of Le Docteur Lerne, sous-dieu by Maurice Renard. Read in French by Isad Un jeune homme revient de l’étranger, ses affaires n’ayant pas eu le succès escompté. Il va rendre visite à son oncle, chirurgien réputé pour ses greffes, qui s’est retiré dans son château des Ardennes. Devant son accueil peu chaleureux, il serait reparti sans la présence d’une charmante jeune femme dont il tombe amoureux. Il va donc s’ingénier à découvrir les secrets cachés dans...
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LibriVox recording of Doctor Dolittle's Post Office (version 2) (dramatic reading) by Hugh Lofting. Read in English by Bill Mosley; Algy Pug; Beth Thomas (1974-2020); ToddHW; Larry Wilson; Son of the Exiles; Bernd Ungerer; Zoe Trang; Leanne Yau; Christine Lehman; Devorah Allen; JennaEleni; TJ Burns; Jasmin Salma; Foon; Rafe Ball; LikeManyWaters; Campbell Schelp; KevinS; Lola Janie; chuckconvr; Adrian Stephens While working in Africa, the eminent naturalist John Dolittle sets out to create the...
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by Phillip Bennett Power
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LibriVox recording of The Sick Man's Comfort Book by Phillip Bennett Power. Read in English by MaryAnn. Amongst the many wonderful truths which are spoken of God in the Bible, one of the most wonderful and beautiful is that He is a "God of comfort." "Comfort" is such a soothing word in itself, that, the moment we hear of it in connection with God we are led to expect great things; some cheering, some lifting up, some refreshment, some ease, some lightening of our trouble,...
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by Saint Thomas Aquinas
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LibriVox recording of Catena Aurea: St. John - Vol 4 part 2 by Saint Thomas Aquinas. (Translated by John Henry Newman.) Read in English by ancientchristian The Catena Aurea (Golden Chain) presents the commentaries of the greatest theologians (e.g. St. John Chrysostom, St. Jerome, St. Augustine, etc.) of the Church as if they were having a discussion on each verse of the Bible. St. Thomas Aquinas put this opus together from sermons and commentaries on the Gospels composed by over eighty early...
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by Saint Thomas Aquinas
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LibriVox recording of Catena Aurea, St. Matthew - Vol 1, Part 1 by Saint Thomas Aquinas. Read in English by ancientchristian The Catena Aurea (Latin for Golden Chain) presents the commentaries of the greatest theologians (e.g. St. John Chrysostom, St. Jerome, St. Augustine) of the Church as if they were having a discussion on each verse of the Bible. St. Thomas Aquinas put this opus together from sermons and commentaries on the Gospels composed by over eighty early Church Fathers, providing...
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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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LibriVox recording of The Cave Girl by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read in English by Lucy Lo Faro; Mark Nelson Blueblooded mama's boy Waldo Emerson Smith-Jones is swept overboard during a south seas voyage for his lifelong ill health. He finds himself on a jungle island. His bookish education has not prepared him to cope with these surroundings, and he is a coward. He is terrified when he encounters primitive, violent men, ape-like throwbacks in mankind's evolutionary history. He runs from them, but...
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by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
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LibriVox recording of CRIPPS the Carrier by Richard Doddridge Blackmore. Read in English by Keith Salis Esther Cripps, the younger sister of the Carrier, Zacchary Cripps, witnesses the disposal of what appears to be the body of the only daughter, Grace, of Squire Oglander of Oxford. Grace's suitor, Russell Overshute, is not convinced with the Coroner's inquiry, and enlists the Carrier to help him investigate the situation. - Summary by Keith Salis For further information, including links to...
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LibriVox recording of The Cruise of the Falcon - A Voyage to South America in a 30-Ton Yacht by Edward Frederick Knight. Read by Steven Seitel In this fine sailing and exploring yarn, Edward Frederick Knight (1852-1925), sometime English barrister, journalist, sportsman, and amateur seaman, conspires over a fish dinner in Harwich to buy and refit the tiny yacht Falcon, recruit a crew of four (and a cabin boy), and sail across the Atlantic Ocean to South America. This they do, despite naysayers...
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by Milo Hastings
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LibriVox recording of In the Clutch of the War-God by Milo Hastings. Read in English by Kate Follis In three parts, from Physical Culture magazine, July - September, 1911. In this story, the author warns of the coming of a world war between Japan and U.S. While the Japanese have a superior society, they suffer from food shortages and over-population so go to war with the U.S., who is plagued by a society of ill health and habit. Some predictions are remarkably accurate. The story itself was...
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by Emily Rose Burt
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LibriVox recording of Entertaining Made Easy by Emily Rose Burt. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers This book provides the hostess with ideas for parties and games. There are five sections: Socials and Parties, Outdoor Affairs, Birthdays and Other Anniversaries, Announcements and Showers, and Weddings, and within each section are subcategories. Mostly antiquated, being written in the era of WW1, they do provide guidance to what was "normal back at the turn of the century. - Summary by...
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by Laura Lee Hope
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LibriVox recording of Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue at Camp Rest-a-While by Laura Lee Hope. Read in English by Nan Dodge Number 5 in the Bunny Brown series. This charming volume sees Bunny Brown, his sister Sue, their parents, Uncle Tad, and Bunker Blue (along with faithful dog Splash!) camping for the whole entire summer! There are adventures, mysteries, "marshmallow candy" roasts, and missing pies, and there is always LOTS of fun following the two siblings! - Summary by Nan Dodge...
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by William Henry Holmes
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LibriVox recording of Form and Ornament in Ceramic Art by . Read in English by Lynne T A study of ceramics in the Americas: its form, function and ornamentation as well as its history. Produced by the Smithsonian's Department of Ethnology. Listeners are referred to the text for the illustrations and figures. ( Lynne Thompson) 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 Edward Frederick Knight
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LibriVox recording of The "Falcon" on the Baltic by Edward Frederick Knight. Read in English by Jane Bennett; KevinS; catherinely27; Steven Seitel; John A coasting voyage boyage in a small yacht from Hammersmith in the UK to Copenhagen and back, including various visits to places on the Baltic. - Summary by Jane Bennett 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 Mirra Lokhvitskaya
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LibriVox recording of Перед закатом / Before the Sunset by Mirra Lokhvitskaya. Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky. Mirra Lokhvitsky was a Russian poet who rose to fame in the late 1890s, her books of poetry received the prestigious Pushkin Prize. Due to the erotic sensuality of her works, Lokhvitsky was regarded as the "Russian Sappho" by her contemporaries. Forgotten in the Soviet times, in the late 20th century her legacy was reassessed, and she came to be regarded as one...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Birds, Vol. II, No 1, July 1897 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds 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 and Nature." Later...
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LibriVox recording of Birds, Vol. 1, No 4, April 1897 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds 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 and Nature." Later...
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LibriVox recording of The Black Cat Vol. 01 No. 07 April 1896 by Various. Read in English by ToddHW; Rita Boutros; NarratorJ; Nemo; Julie Burks; Bhavesh Aggarwal The Black Cat (1895-1922) was a monthly literary magazine, publishing original short stories, often about uncanny or fantastical topics. Many writers were largely unknown, but some famous authors also wrote original material for this magazine. The seventh issue, offers the following 6 stories: "The mystery of the thirty...
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by Israel Zangwill
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LibriVox recording of The Bachelors' Club by Israel Zangwill. Read by Keith Salis The Bachelors' Club is a sanctuary for an elite group of London's unmarried men to gather. To qualify as a Bachelor, each had to undergo a strict background check to ensure that they were not only unmarried, but a zealot in the movement that held marriage to be an undue punishment...upon women. As our story goes, we learn many revealing things about these men's convictions and pasts, as well as insightful...
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by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
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LibriVox recording of Bransford Of Rainbow Range by Eugene Manlove Rhodes. Read in English by David Wales A genuine cowboy who speaks a bit of Greek? Ditto a bit of The Litany? And more than a little verse, including (would you believe?) Alice In Wonderland. What kind of young man do we have here? And a young woman who matches him without effort? And a definitely literate narrator with his tongue firmly inserted in cheek. There’s a bank robbery and an attempted murder. A desperate ride across...
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by Havelock Ellis
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LibriVox recording of A Study of British Genius by Havelock Ellis. Read in English by Leon Harvey. The psychological and anthropological character of genius in the British Isles was investigated by Ellis. Citing and collating an extensive source of information from the Dictionary of National Biography, many pieces of informational are discussed, including the ancestral heritage, geographical distribution, professions, and health and morbidity of the most the most preeminent men and women of the...
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by Niccolò Machiavelli
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LibriVox recording of The Art of War (Neville Translation) by Niccolò Machiavelli. (Translated by Henry Neville.) Read in English by Clive Catterall The Art of War (1521) is the only book published by Niccolo Machiavelli during his lifetime, and he saw it as one of his finest achievements. The Art of War develops many themes introduced in Machiavelli’s earlier works “The Prince” and “Discourses” and presents them as the collected wisdom of a fictional leader Lord Fabrizio Colonna....
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by David Cory
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LibriVox recording of Billy Bunny and Daddy Fox by David Cory. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Kathryn Phipps; Rich Brown; Shashank Jakhmola; Jenn Broda; larryhayes7; sstmarie; Nan Dodge David Cory is the author of over 50 children's book including the Little Jack Rabbit series and the Puss-in-Boots series. These Billy Bunny stories were first syndicated in magazines as short episodes. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by David Cory
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LibriVox recording of Billy Bunny and Uncle Bull Frog by David Cory. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Jenn Broda; Susan Floerchinger; Anita Sloma-Martinez; Elisabeth Holland; Dave S; Kathryn Phipps; Kennonward; Ellies; Kudrna; Claire Haney; David Olson; Violet Bleu; Sriks; Lola Janie David Cory is the author of over 50 children's book including the Little Jack Rabbit series and the Puss-in-Boots series. These Billy Bunny stories were first syndicated in magazines as short episodes. - Summary by...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Birds, Vol. 1 No. 1, January 1897 by Various. Read LibriVox Volunteers Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds 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 and Nature." Later...
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LibriVox recording of Birds, Vol. II, No 3, September 1897 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Birds, Illustrated by Color Photography was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes and factual descriptions of birds 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 and Nature."...
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by Marie Corelli
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LibriVox recording of Ardath by Marie Corelli. Read in English by Lisa Statler; Jim Locke Victorian-era writer Marie Corelli’s epic work Ardath, The Story of a Dead Self, is filled with supernatural and gothic themes. We meet Theos Alwyn, an atheist poet who is lost and disconsolate with life. He begins his journey by seeking out a monastery in the Caucasus mountains; his spiritual quest then takes him to the mythical field of Ardath, which becomes a door into a dream of another version of...
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by Gail Hamilton
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LibriVox recording of A Battle of the Books by Gail Hamilton. Read in English by Amelia Chesley; BluScriptz; Angelique G. Campbell; PhyllisV; Lucretia B.; TriciaG "When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for an author to dissolve the bands which have connected him with his publishers, a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires that he should declare the causes which impel him to the separation." So begins the alleged author's introduction to this work,...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Coffee Break Collection 028 - Hobbies by Various. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Rita Boutros; William Allan Jones; Colleen McMahon; ashten999; BettyB; Michele Fry; Garth Burton; Lynne T; Nan Dodge; Patrick Wallace; Anita Sloma-Martinez This is the 28th Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read stories or poems, fiction or non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes' duration or less, suitable for short commutes and coffee breaks. The subject for this...
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by Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of The Castaways of the Flag by Jules Verne. Read in English by Julian Pratley; Nancy Gorgen; Adrian Stephens; K. Scot Maier; Intemporaliter Readers of the present book who have not read that named above—though all should read it as well as this—will have no difficulty in joining the story of the castaways to “The Swiss Family Robinson” with the help of the brief sketch of its contents which follows. The story begins with the arrival of the Unicorn, a British corvette...
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LibriVox recording of Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches: An Autobiography by Edwin Eastman. Read in English by Claude Stewart Best described as a fictional autobiography, Clark Johnson authored the following adventure to promote the sale of his brand of Homeopathic elixir or commonly known as "Snake Oil". Using the fictitious hero's, Edwin Eastman and his wife, Mr. Johnson penned the hair raising tale of a pioneer family wandering off the wagon trail and straight...
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by Sara Teasdale
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 26 recordings of Summer Storm by Sara Teasdale. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 30, 2020. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Alix Grace; Algy Pug; laynabean; AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Christine Rojas; candleshine; David Lawrence; SalvorHardin2020; EliseDee; leleary; Newgatenovelist; Ellie; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; issamel; diii0l; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; haskilllisa; Nan Dodge; Phil Schempf and RavenLi. The summer season is...
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by Amerel
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LibriVox recording of The Summer Holidays: A Story for Children by Amerel. Read in English by Maria Abrenica Mr. Harvey's two sons Thomas and John were very anxious for their cousin Samuel Reed to spend the August holidays with them. The boys had not seen each other since New Year's Day, and Mr. Harvey said that they might go to see an old man who was so sickly that he could not work. This old man's name was Hall, and the boys of the school called him Daddy Hall. He had once been rich; but...
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by Earl Reed
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LibriVox recording of Tales of a Vanishing River by Earl Reed. Read in English by Tom Hirsch The background of this collection of sketches and stories is the country through which flowed one of the most interesting of our western rivers before its destruction as a natural waterway. This book is not a history. It is intended as an interpretation of the life along the river that the author has come in contact with during many years of familiarity with the region. Names of places and characters...
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of Ten Homilies on the First Epistle of John by Saint Augustine of Hippo. (Translated by Philip Schaff.) Read in English by ancientchristian As regards the plan of the Epistle, it has been often asserted till lately that it was supposed to be but fragmentary, a series of aphorisms. Augustine, however, without formally announcing a plan as discovered by him in the Epistle, not only frequently affirms in his exposition that charity or love is the Apostle’s main theme, but so...
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LibriVox recording of Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million by O. Henry. Read in English by Warren Kati O. Henry is the pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910). His short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, characterization and the clever use of twist endings. Indeed, O. Henry is often credited with defining the short story as a literary art form. Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million, is a collection of twenty-three short stories that...
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by Teodoro Guerrero Pallarés
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LibriVox recording of Totum revolutum: Poesías de Teodoro Guerrero by Teodoro Guerrero Pallarés. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans En este libro se reúnen diversos poemas satíricos sobre diferentes circunstancias de la vida, tales como el matrimonio, la muerte, el amor, etc. Todos los poemas aquí presentados se encuentran escritos en versos rima, por lo que la lectura de los mismos mediante audio es muy agradable y divertida para pasar un buen rato. (Summary by KendalRigans) For further...
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by Manly Wade Wellman
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LibriVox recording of Venus Enslaved by Manly Wade Wellman. Read in English by Phil Chenevert A rip-snorting, 1940s science fiction adventure from the pen of Manly Wade Wellman. What chance had the castaway Earthman and his crossbow-weaponed Amazons against the mighty Frogmasters of the Veiled Planet? Hmmm? What chance indeed? From his broad shoulders, rippling muscles fighting spirit and keen intelligence, our hero finds a way to victory and perhaps even love. Listen and enjoy. - Summary by...
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LibriVox recording of The Treatises of Benvenuto Cellini on Goldsmithing and Sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini. (Translated by Charles Robert Ashbee.) Read in English by Rob Marland Benvenuto Cellini, a 16th century Florentine goldsmith and sculptor, is perhaps better known for his colorful autobiography than his works of art. In his "Trattati", Cellini explains how he made his intricate pieces in gold, such as the salt cellar intended for the table of King Francis I of France, and his...
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by Ellen Glasgow
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LibriVox recording of Virginia by Ellen Glasgow. Read by Jim Locke Virginia does everything right: she attends a finishing school, marries the first man who proposes, and devotes her life to her husband and children. But what happens when each one of them has a life outside the home in which she has no room? - Summary by Stav Nisser. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog...
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by Bernard Mandeville
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LibriVox recording of The Fable of the Bees by Bernard Mandeville. Read in English by Matthew Muñoz Bernard Mandeville's didactic poem praising the virtues that personal vices bestow on society as a whole, along with several treatises and dialogues explaining and defending it. Mandeville's theories were influential in the development of both the moral philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment and the methodology of modern economics. - Summary by Matthew Muñoz For further information, including...
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by Fergus Hume
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LibriVox recording of The Third Volume by Fergus Hume. Read by Celine Major A widely publicized and unsolved murder of five and twenty years is brought to the forefront in a best-selling novel entitled “A Whim of Fate". While Spencer Tait is looking forward to reading it, his best friend Claude Larcher, learns of the tragic death of his father which mirrors every detail of the new book. Not believing it to be a coincidence the two friends resolve to discover what truly happened so many...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Time Machine (version 5) by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Our dystopian future is revealed H.G.Wells in this famous story. more later. - Summary by phil chenevert For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook (103MB)
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by Honoré de Balzac
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LibriVox recording of The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac. (Translated by Katherine Prescott Wormeley.) Read in English by Jim Locke Les Chouans is one of the novels in Balzac's series La Comedie Humaine. Its ostensible focus is a historical military conflict, but it also follows the love affair between an aristocratic beauty with one of the rebels. 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 Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 21 recordings of The Letter by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 6, 2020.  Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Alix Grace; AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; FrigidBones; ChadH94; debolee; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Garfield Dsouza; Graham Scott; Justin Wilson; KHand; Lee Ann Howlett; Lori Arsenault; Larry Wilson; mleigh; Maria Morabe; moriahweaver12 and Phil Schempf. Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American writer, poet,...
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by Walter De la Mare
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LibriVox recording of The Sunken Garden and Other Poems by Walter De la Mare. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk This fantastic adventure into the realms of the imagination is a superb example of the incomparable skill of poet Walter de la Mare. In this collection the poet explores the intersection of reality and fantasy within the context of an earth-centeredness that extends far beyond our knowing present - an exploration garnered from dreams, from mindful awakening, indeed from ephemeral...
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by Carey Rockwell
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LibriVox recording of Treachery in Outer Space by Carey Rockwell. Read in English by Rich Brown The sixth book in the Grosset & Dunlap "Tom Corbett - Space Cadet" series. Shipmates Tom, Astro, and Roger are assigned to oversee an interplanetary race, but their destination, Titan, faces trouble - trouble in the very atmosphere. Will the intrepid space cadets be able to unveil this terrible treachery in time? - Summary by Rich Brown For further information, including links to online...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Mystery and Suspense Collection 009 by Various. Read in English by Colleen McMahon; Retroindiereader; Dale Grothmann; Mike Manolakes We are back for the 9th volume of Librivox's Short Mystery and Suspense Collection! Sit back and enjoy stories from magazines such as Black Mask Magazine, Weird Tales and Detective Magazine as well as some favorite authors, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 075 by Various. Read by LibriVox Volunteers Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. Is the sound of a dripping faucet music? According to Aldous Huxley, "The music of the drops is the symbol and type of the whole universe... asymptotic to sense, infinitely close to significance, but never touching it." (Water Music). Sensory and psychological exploration define several recordings in Vol. 075 (On the Pleasures of...
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by William Hazlitt
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LibriVox recording of The Spirit of the Age; Or, Contemporary Portraits by William Hazlitt. Read in English by Craig Campbell; Daniel Davison; Kazbek; Shreya Sethi; Garfield Dsouza; Steven Watson; Rolv Robole; jenno; Kat Andrews; weezer; Jesse Zuba; Arden William Hazlitt was a keen observer of his time and the people populating the literary landscape. He presents short monographs on such illustrious persons as Jeremy Bentham, known for his philosophy of utility, William Godwin, who raised the...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 199 by Various. This is a collection of 48 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for December 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 (40MB)
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by James Huneker
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LibriVox recording of Unicorns by James Huneker. Read in English by Owlivia; Jim Locke; Mark Chulsky; StJohn; Jazzgirl; VoiceofLandis; Matea Bracic; Alan Mapstone; ToddHW; g3s0ff; weezer; bookwarm; Louise J. Belle; Dyla ; pianoroll262 An engaging collection of essays about artists, composers, writers, and, of course, unicorns. - Summary by Stav Nisser For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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by Ugo Foscolo
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LibriVox recording of Le ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis by Ugo Foscolo. Read in Italian by Davide La vicenda trae origine dal suicidio di Girolamo Ortis, uno studente universitario nato a Vito d'Asio (Pordenone) il 13 maggio 1773 e morto il 29 marzo 1796. Foscolo mutò il nome di Girolamo in Jacopo, in onore di Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Nel paese nativo esiste tuttora la casa del giovane, ristrutturata dagli eredi a seguito del terremoto del Friuli del 6 maggio 1976.  Nel 1796 Foscolo redasse un...
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by William Blake
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LibriVox recording of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience by William Blake. Read in English by Thomas A. Copeland The short, simple lines of these delicate poems resemble song lyrics, emphasizing the concrete but hinting at transcendent realities, although a few deal with abstractions directly. Many voices are heard: of children (once possibly a fetus), animals, parents, and narrators.  The two companion volumes deal with the inevitable passage from the child’s wonder and delight in...
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by Clarence Leroy Andrews
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LibriVox  reading of The Story of Sitka by Clarence Leroy Andrews. Read in English by Rita Boutros The Author recounts life in the great northwest in Sitka, Alaska "Sitka of the Russians" a century ago with insights into Sitka's settlement, natives, churches, social life, trade etc., when it was at the center of trade a century ago.  (Summary by Rita Boutros) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by William Wordsworth
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Ode To Duty by William Wordsworth. This was the Fortnightly Poerty Project for May 31, 2020. Read in English by ambsweet13; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; empleished; fshort; Gyan Moorthy; Graham Scott; John Pederson; Larry Wilson; Lydia19 and Phil Schempf. “Ode to Duty” is an appeal to the principle of morality for guidance and support.  This Fortnightly Poem is taken from The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth — Volume 3 (of 8) by William...
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by Hilaire Belloc
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LibriVox recording of On Everything by Hilaire Belloc. Read in English by volunteer readers. Hillaire Belloc of French by birth, British by naturalization, was a diverse and prolific writer of the early 20th century. His writing runs the range from poetry, political writings and children’s stories. He was a close friend, and sometimes collaborator with fellow Catholic G.K. Chesterton. This book is a collection of essays and other short writings on a vast array of subjects ranging from...
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by J. Saunders Redding
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LibriVox recording of On Being Negro in America by J. Saunders Redding. Read in English by KevinS A penetrating, insightful, and thoroughly honest view of one's life in the United States as an African-American. - Summary by KevinS For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org ....
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by National Geographic Society
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LibriVox recording of The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 09 - 06. June 1898 by National Geographic Society. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, Vol IX, June 1898, the Philippines Number. It includes the following articles: The Philippine Islands, by F. F. Hilder Notes on Some Primitive Philippine Tribes, by Dean C. Worcester Commerce of the Philippine Islands, by John Hyde The Disposition of the Philippines, by Charles E. Howe For...
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by Louis Tracy
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LibriVox recording of The "Mind The Paint" Girl by Louis Tracy. Read in English by Adrian Stephens; npfehr; Rita Boutros; Christine; Dylan M. Davis; Kathleen Moore; Jude Somers; Susannah Mason "The "Mind The Paint" Girl, by Louis Tracy, is a delightful novelization of Sir Arthur Pinero's sparkling comedy now having a successful New York run.... Mr. Tracy has caught the very spirit of the drama and has told its story with much of the same vivre that has packed the...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of A Parental Ode to My Son, Aged Three Years and Five Months by Thomas Hood. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  July 26, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chris Pyle; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; Newgatenovelist; Seawolf4; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Larry Wilson; mleigh; John Stevens; Rohan31 and MaybeCordelia. A father is trying to write a poem to his son, but the troublesome antics of the...
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by Lessel Finer Hutcheon
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LibriVox recording of War Flying by a Pilot by Lessel Finer Hutcheon. Read in English by Lynette Caulkins; KevinS; John; Thomas Rose; John Cairns Published in 1917, this "little volume of 'Theta’s' letters to his home people" was assembled to provide useful information for young men who might like to become pilots for the Royal Flying Corps. A mixture of conversational letters, poems, and descriptions of flying, the book proves entertaining, even today, despite having been written...
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by Arthur Wing Pinero
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LibriVox recording of The Weaker Sex by Arthur Wing Pinero. Read in English by a full cast. Mrs. Boyle-Chewton and her cause - the Advancement of Women from the Rear to the Van. Lady Vivash, new recruit to the cause. Their daughters Sylvia and Rhoda. Mr. Bargus, Member of Parliament for the Skipping-Molton Division of Cuddleford, who is about to declare his adherence to the cause. Ira Lee, The Poet of The Prairies from West of the Colorado Mountains. New loves. Lost loves. Lords, Ladies,...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Story Collection 91 by Various. Read in English by Daniel Davison; Dale Grothmann; William Allan Jones; Laurell Farris; Garfield Dsouza This is the 91st short story collection, with stories selected and read by Librivox readers. We brush with science fiction in The Marching Morons by Cyril M. Kornbluth and on the ghostly with Guy de Maupassant's An Uncomfortable Bed, in addition to stories by the ever-popular Lord Dunsany, Leo Tolstoy and Edgar Allan Poe. For further...
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by George Gissing
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LibriVox recording of Will Warburton by George Gissing. Read in English by jenno; Julian Pratley; Zeprina-Jaz Ainsworth; SKwanlada Published two years after Gissing's death, this novel tells the story of Will Warburton. Will loses his money in a failed business venture and has to come to terms with his new job as a grocer. This is a book about acceptance, love, and, of course, the meaning of money and status. - Summary by Stav Nisser. For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Ruth O. Dyer
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LibriVox recording of What Happened Then Stories by Ruth O. Dyer. Read in English by Jenn Broda Have you ever wondered what happens after the story ended? Ruth O. Dyer answers that question using some of the best loved children stories. Children and adults alike will have their curiosity satisfied by discovering just what happened after the story said "the end". - Summary by Jenn Broda For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by Eva March Tappan
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LibriVox recording of The World’s Story Volume XII: The United States by Eva March Tappan. Read in English by Sonia; Piotr Nater; Alan Mapstone; Kristine Bekere; April6090; Rita Boutros; Tomas Peter; Sonrisa Jones; Jim Locke; Lynda Marie Neilson; bellanelson875; Devorah Allen; Colleen McMahon; ToddHW; BettyB; Monika M. C.; Cliona Woodbyrne; Parsa2020 This is the twelfth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art , edited by Eva March...
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by Eva March Tappan
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LibriVox recording of The World’s Story Volume XIII: The United States by Eva March Tappan. Read in English by Sonia; Jim Locke; Alan Mapstone; Colleen McMahon; Rita Boutros; Tomas Peter; Adrian Stephens; Piotr Nater; J. M. Smallheer; Devorah Allen; Valerie Marino; Greg Giordano; Meg Huskin; ToddHW; April6090; thestorygirl; mleigh; IlliniThom; Sawyer Rewis; Sebastian LaVine This is the thirteenth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and...
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LibriVox recording of Multilingual Short Works Collection 024 - Poetry & Prose by Various. Read in Multilingual by Liber; Kudrna; lorda; Shashank Jakhmola; Sonia; Dwarika; Piotr Nater; eflow; Mark Chulsky; Лена Сухая; Kazbek; Milos Mitic; Hanna Ponomarenko This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English) as listed below. All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. - Summary by ToddHW 1....
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by Klabund
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LibriVox recording of Morgenrot! Klabund! Die Tage dämmern! by Klabund. Read in German by Freiwillige von LibriVox. Klabund (eigentlich Alfred Georg Hermann „Fredi“ Henschke) legte mit seinem ersten Gedichtband den gelungener Auftakt zu einer außergewöhnlichen Kariere. Die Themen seiner Gedicht sind vielfältig und haben oft einen erotischen Bezug. Summary by lorda. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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LibriVox recording of Multilingual Short Works Collection 025 - Poetry & Prose by Various. Read in Multilingual by Guomin Do; Przemysław Wierzbowski; lorda; Liber; Falcon; Sonia; AnaNaumoska; Piotr Nater; Lauren LeMay; Dharma Parra Kasen; MaricelaDiaz0788 This is our 25th collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English) as listed below. All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. (Summary by ToddHW) Chinese -...
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by Júlia Lopes de Almeida
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LibriVox recording of Memorias de Martha by Júlia Lopes de Almeida. Read in Portuguese by Rachel Moraes Memórias que mesclam pobreza, sujidade, fome crônica, trabalho à exaustão, inveja, ciúme, degradação e morte. E amor, carinho, solidariedade e resignação. Como será que uma criança que vive neste cenário, em um cortiço do Rio de Janeiro no fim do século XIX consegue sobreviver a esta realidade? Em breves pinceladas Júlia Lopes de Almeida mostra em seu primeiro romance, escrito...
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LibriVox recording of Mark Twain in the New York Times, Part Four (1900-1906) by Mark Twain. Read in English by John Greenman This collection of articles by and about Mark Twain and his family was compiled by Barbara Schmidt, publisher of twainquotes.com. Included in Part Four of this chronological listing (1900-1906) are some of Twain’s short stories, speeches and letters, as they appeared in the New York Times in that decade. The original microfiche articles are available at the New York...
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by Lady Jane Francesca Wilde
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Lady Jane Francesca Wilde. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Jane Wilde, the mother of Oscar Wilde, was an Irish poet who wrote under the pen name Speranza. She was politically active as an Irish nationalist, a passion which may be seen in her writing. Poems is a collection of her poetic works. (Summary by Julian Pratley) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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by Henry David Thoreau
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LibriVox recording of Poems of Nature by Henry David Thoreau. Read by Larry Wilson The fifty poems here brought together under the title ‘Poems of Nature’ are perhaps two-thirds of those which Thoreau preserved. Many of them were printed by him, in whole or in part, among his early contributions to Emerson’s Dial, or in his own two volumes, The Week and Walden, which were all that were issued in his lifetime. Others were given to Mr. Sanborn for publication, by Sophia Thoreau, the year...
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by David Cory
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LibriVox recording of Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse by David Cory. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Liza R. Fox; Julian Pratley; Valentina Vocelli; Jenn Broda; Kathleen Moore; JB; Mike West; Sarah Heggaton; Brent "Buddha" George David Cory is the author of more than 40 childrens books. This is the one in his series of Puss in Boots, Jr. The roots fo the legend of Puss in Boots seems to back to Italian folklore. These books are written for younger readers, about second...
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by T. S. Eliot
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LibriVox recording of Prufrock and Other Observations by T. S. Eliot. Read in English by EliseDee & Cavaet Prufrock and Other Observations was published in 1917 in a print run of only 500 copies by Egoist Press in London. It features The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock , possibly Eliot’s most famous work, a stream-of-consciousness monologue of a man facing insecurity, uncertainty, and his own inertia. Originally written in 1911 and published in 1915 at the encouragement of Ezra Pound,...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of A Short History of the World by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Kristine Bekere A Short History of the World is a non-fictional historic work by English author H. G. Wells, largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work The Outline of History. The book summarises the scientific knowledge of the time regarding the history of Earth and life. It starts with its origins, goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth, reaching primitive thought and the...
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by Kellogg Durland
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LibriVox recording of Royal Romances of Today by Kellogg Durland.  Read in English by Lynette Caulkins; KevinS; Diana Majlinger "In the year 1907, the Woman’s Home Companion commissioned me to go to Russia to write the story of the early days, courtship and marriage of her whom the world knows to-day as the 'Tsaritsa,' The following year, the same periodical sent me to Italy to write a similar account of the life of Queen Elena; and in 1910 I was once more sent abroad, this time to...
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by Gustave Flaubert
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LibriVox recording of Salambó by Gustave Flaubert. (Translated by Ciro Bayo.) Read in Spanish by Mongope. Salambó recrea la “Guerra de los mercenarios” que tuvo lugar en el siglo III AC en la ciudad de Cartago. Se puede considerar una novela histórica aunque en ella aparecen tanto personajes reales como ficticios. Flaubert relató con todo lujo de detalles, excesivos para algunos de su época, hechos, lugares... vestimentas, etc. La obra está llena de violencia; batallas, sangre,...
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by Théophile Gautier
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LibriVox recording of Romans et contes by Théophile Gautier. Read in French by Stéphanie; Christiane Jehanne; Margot; Rémi; Isad; Irene Alvarez Domenech; Milinbreizh Ce recueil rassemble dix histoires fascinantes de la plume de Théophile Gautier (1811-1872), touchant le surnaturel, les hallucinations sous l'influence de la drogue et même l'érotique. Incluses sont les deux nouvelles fantastiques "Avatar" et "Jettatura", ainsi que 8 histoires courtes. - Summary by Sonia...
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