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Jun 4, 2022 Madeleine Lucette Ryley
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LibriVox recording of Mice and Men by Madeleine Lucette Ryley. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. No, not the famous “Of Mice and Men” you’re thinking of. Instead, we have a sweet romantic comedy that tells the story of a bachelor, Mr. Embury, who decides to conduct an experiment to see if he can create the perfect wife for himself. To do so, he chooses an orphaned girl named Peggy to become his ward and ultimately his wife. Peggy, however, thinks that Mr. Embury has plans for her to...
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Jun 4, 2022 Hugh Tempest Sheringham
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LibriVox recording of An Angler's Hours by Hugh Tempest Sheringham. Read in English by Adrian Praetzellis. One of the classic British books about angling. The author’s love was fly fishing—“…while there are trout, life is worth living…” but he was no snob. An Angler’s Hours includes several chapters about coarse fishing (grayling, dace, chub, etc.) as well as a surprising account of the Japanese tenkara method as used in England. Sheringham's style is similar to that of the...
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Jun 4, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Ideal Poems from the English Poets by Various. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers. A collection of twelve poems from English Poets that are known to be the best of their poems. - Summary by Mozartjr 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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Jun 3, 2022 Harry Houdini
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LibriVox recording of Weird Tales Presents: The Strange World of Harry Houdini by Harry Houdini. Read in English by Ben Tucker In 1924, the odd and wonderful Weird Tales Magazine published a series of stories written (or ghost-written in at least one instance) by noted illusionist and skeptic Harry Houdini. In addition to these supposed exploits by the famous escape artist, the magazine hosted a series of "Ask Houdini" sections soliciting readers to ask questions of the great Houdini...
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Jun 3, 2022 Joseph Conrad
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LibriVox recording of Typhoon and Other Stories by Joseph Conrad. Read in English by Peter Dann An impossibly imperturbable old sea captain, with two hundred Chinese labourers aboard his steamship, faces a terrifying typhoon for the first time in his life. When emigré Austrian peasant Yanko is washed up on an English beach, he encounters widespread hostility from the local people on account of his foreign ways, and only in time earns a meagre measure of grudging respect. Captain Falk —...
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Jun 3, 2022 Athanasius of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of On the Incarnation by Athanasius of Alexandria. (Translated by Archibald Robertson.) Read in English by InTheDesert This treatise and that which in the editions of Athanasius immediately precedes it, the contra Gentes, were often counted as two parts of a single work. The two books belong to the earlier years of Athanasius: the Arian controversy which broke out about 319 (probably in his twenty-first or twenty-second year) has left no trace upon them. The Contra Gentes...
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Jun 3, 2022 Helen Keller; John Albert Macy; Anne Sullivan
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LibriVox recording of The Story of My Life, Part 3 (Supplemental - Helen's Education) by Helen Keller; John Albert Macy; Anne Sullivan. Read in English by Wayne Cooke; Michele Fry; Victoria Neely Secondary Title - A supplementary Account of Helen Keller's Education, including passages from the Reports and Letters of her Teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan . In fact, over half of the book is Anne Sullivan's written reports for the Perkins Institute on her unique (homeschooling on steroids!)...
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Jun 3, 2022 Margaret O. Oliphant
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LibriVox recording of Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life, Volume 3 by Margaret O. Oliphant. Read in English by Anne Erickson This volume completes the story of Hester and her struggle to find her way in the family she belongs to by birth but not by upbringing. The bank that her father once worked for is again threatened, and Hester's response to her suitors is decided. - Summary by Anne Erickson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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Jun 3, 2022 James Sheridan Knowles
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LibriVox recording of The Love Chase by James Sheridan Knowles. Read in English by volunteer readers. In this romantic comedy from 1837, three sets of mismatched lovers bicker, woo, spar, and scheme on their way to matrimonial bliss. James Sheridan Knowles, a cousin of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, seems to take a great deal of inspiration from Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” The humor of the piece derives from witty banter and miscommunication as the couples engage in their...
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Jun 2, 2022 Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
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LibriVox recording of Blotted Out by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. Read in English by Howard Skyman The story about a young man who immigrates to the US and is contacted by a mysterious woman. - Summary by Howard Skyman 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...
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Jun 2, 2022 Anthony Hope
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LibriVox recording of El prisionero de Zenda by Anthony Hope. Read in Spanish by Tux Rudolf Rassendyll, un gentleman inglés descendiente de una rama bastarda de la casa real de Ruritania, pasa sus vacaciones en este país, con motivo de la coronación de Rodolfo V. Por su extraordinario parecido con su primo el rey, se ve obligado a sustituirlo, envuelto en una intriga que atenta contra su vida, y tendrá que defenderlo con las armas y una buena dosis de ingenio. Para preservar al rey y la...
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Jun 2, 2022 Richmal Crompton
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LibriVox recording of William -- The Fourth by Richmal Crompton. Read in English by David Wales The world’s most confident, most chaos-creating eleven year old boy is at it again in these fourteen glorious and funny 1924 short stories. - Summary by David Wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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Jun 1, 2022 Hubert de Castella
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LibriVox recording of John Bull's Vineyard: Australian Sketches by Hubert de Castella. Read in English by Phil Benson An account of the origins of the wine industry in Victoria, Australia. Born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, Hubert de Castella was one of a number of friends of Governor Latrobe's wife to emigrate to Victoria. Finding the soil and climate suited to the production of fine wines, de Castella pioneered the growth of the wine industry in the state. - Summary by Philip Benson For further...
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Jun 1, 2022 John Buchan
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LibriVox recording of A History of the Great War, Volume 2 by John Buchan. Read in English by Lynette Caulkins; Paul Lawley-Jones; yourbookvoice; Edmund Bloxam; Tatiana Chichilla; BrandonB; EastCentralMinnesota;Acs2047; HossTheTroubadour;roselbex; maxmagnus99; This is the second of a four-volume history of the First World War, covering the period from the opening of the Dardenelles Campaign in September 1914 through the first stage of The Battle of Verdun, stopping in mid-April, 1916. As David...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, World War I, WWI, africa, Gallipoli, Great War, bulgaria, serbia, warsaw,...
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Jun 1, 2022 Laura Lee Hope
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LibriVox recording of The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House by Laura Lee Hope. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. In this 9th book in the "Outdoor Girls Series", the girls had befriend an old woman who had been knocked down by an unscrupulous motorcyclist. They later learned the secret tragedy in the life of their little old lady. (Adapted from the next book) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Jun 1, 2022 José de Alencar
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LibriVox recording of Lucíola by José de Alencar. Read in Portuguese by Leni Lucíola é o primeiro perfil de mulher publicado por José de Alencar (seguido mais tarde por Diva e Senhora). Conta a história da chegada do provinciano Paulo à corte do Rio de Janeiro e seu encontro com Lúcia, mulher bela, mas cortesã, que no entanto guarda um terrível segredo em seu passado. - Summary by Leni For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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Jun 1, 2022 Thornton W. Burgess
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat (Version 2) by Thornton W. Burgess. Read in English by Jude Somers; Jerry Muskrat and his friends love their homes in the Smiling Pool and Laughing Brook. So when the Smiling Pool suddenly stops smiling, and the Laughing Brook stops laughing, Jerry Muskrat goes on an adventurous investigation along with Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Little Joe Otter and Spotty the Turtle. For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Jun 1, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 228 by Various. This is a collection of 37 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for May 2022. 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 (33MB)
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May 31, 2022 Charles Baudelaire
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LibriVox recording of An Invitation to a Journey by Charles Baudelaire. Read in French, English, German, Russian and Spanish by LibriVox Volunteers. Multilingual Monthly Poetry Project is a project oriented to gather multiple translations and multiple contributions of one chosen poem for the current month. Welcome to the world of interpretations! The poet, impressed by the beauty of the exotic country, India, during his voyage in 1841, later writes a poem, in which he invites this beloved to a...
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LibriVox recording of The Babylonian Story of the Deluge and the Epic of Gilgamesh: with an Account of the Royal Libraries of Nineveh by E. A. Wallis Budge. Read in English by Kazbek A short monograph devoted to the Babylonian flood myth and the Epic of Gilgamesh (Standard Babylonian version), dating from the 7th century BC, as found on the clay tablets of the Royal Library of Ashurbanipal at the ancient site of Nineveh, capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The book includes a description of the...
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May 31, 2022 Eugen Sandow
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LibriVox recording of Strength and How to Obtain It by Eugen Sandow. Read in English by Dyefferson Azevedo; Shirisha Amatya; Rolga; J Korth; Bev J Stevens; Chuck Williamson; bmitchell062003; Christine Rottger; yourbookvoice; Marie Christian; Amy Gramour; darman210; john warren hart; Wallace Morgan; Shaef; Larry Wilson. In writing this book I have taken it as a commonplace that everyone—man, woman, and child—wants to be strong. Without strength—and by strength I mean health, vitality, and...
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May 30, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Bugle Song and Other Poems by Various. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk This splendid volume of some of the best poems from a fine selection of our greatest poets paints an ageless depiction of civilization's interaction with and questioning of the natural world. Glorious imagery combined with introspection concerning the plight of mankind prevails throughout this excellent collection. However, amid the poems' vivid descriptions of nature's splendor runs a thread of...
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May 30, 2022 Nancy Oakley; John Oakley
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LibriVox recording of The Clevedon Case by Nancy Oakley; John Oakley. Read in English by Steven Seitel Quoting from a "teaser" on the flyleaf: The well-known authority on criminology, Dennis Holt, inherited a house in a remote village, the sort of place in which, to quote himself, “nothing ever happens.” One night at fifty-three minutes past eleven (he was always meticulously accurate about time), his attention was attracted by a peremptory tapping on the window pane. A moment...
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May 30, 2022 Titus Livius
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LibriVox recording of The History of Rome, volume 1 by Titus Livius. (Translated by William Masfen Roberts.) Read in English by Emily Maynard; Jake Malizia; Eliza; Louis Hehman; nzk13; Huntly; Tad Davis; MoonLylith; Emanuela; Jeffrey Allen Stumpf; mackgeofries; Andrew Huguelet; Linda Johnson; Daniel William Bader; Clinc; Siu; Adrian Stephens The History of Rome (Ab Urbe Condita) is a history of ancient Rome, written in Latin by Livy (Titus Livius) between 27 and 9 BC, covering the period from...
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May 29, 2022 W. Somerset Maugham
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LibriVox recording of Lady Frederick, a Comedy in Three Acts by W. Somerset Maugham. Read in English by ToddHW; David Purdy; Tomas Peter; Lynette Caulkins; Scott Caulkins; John Payton; Anthony Joseph; Christina Fu; Anna Maria; GlennProud3; Ailis; ToddHW; David Purdy; Tomas Peter; Lynette Caulkins; John Payton; WendyKatzHiller; Anthony Joseph; Christina Fu; Anna Maria; James R. Hedrick; GlennProud3; Ailis; ToddHW; Rapunzelina; Tomas Peter; Lynette Caulkins; John Payton; Anthony Joseph; Christina...
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May 29, 2022 William John Locke
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LibriVox recording of The Tale of Triona by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers Olivia is a newly orphaned young woman looking for adventure and excitement. She rents out her house to Blaise Olifant whose friend Alexis Triona soon moves in to stay with him. Olivia moves to London and enjoys life in London society before she meets Triona again. Triona writes a book about his rather mysterious past experiences which is an instant bestseller. The book follows their relationship and...
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May 29, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of The American Bee Journal, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2, Jan 1894 by Various. Read in English by LIbriVox Volunteers The American Bee Journal is the “oldest bee paper in America established in 1861 devoted to scientific bee-culture and the production and sale of pure honey. Published every Wednesday, by Thomas G. Newman, Editor and Proprietor” In this issues are topics including Foul Brood and Its Propagation, Wintering Bees in the Cellar, Mailing Queen-Bees Long Distances, and a...
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May 29, 2022 Catherine Parr
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LibriVox recording of Lamentation of a Sinner by Catherine Parr. Read in English by InTheDesert The Lamentation of a Sinner was written in 1544, the year where Parr took on the role of Regent for a number of months when Henry VIII was fighting wars in France. She writes a general (rather than personal) confession of sin and exhortation to holiness. Parr was the first woman to publish a book in English under her own name. (Summary by InTheDesert) For further information, including links to...
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May 29, 2022 Susanna Moodie
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LibriVox  recording of Lines on a New-Born Infant by Susanna Moodie. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 22, 2022. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chris Fong; czandra; Daniela Gura; Dyefferson Azevedo; JDamian; Jennifer Perree; Jaelee; jscrogg4; jyannn; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; Laurie Banza; J. Damain; Paula Messina; Patrick Randall; Rapunzelina; RajVO and Vernon Hughes. Susanna Moodie was an English-born Canadian author who wrote about her...
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May 28, 2022 Campbell Stuart
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LibriVox recording of Secrets of Crewe House : the story of a famous campaign by Campbell Stuart. Read in English by Patrick McHaffie Campbell Stuart, a Canadian, was involved in British efforts of propaganda during the two World Wars. His most active work was done during the first World War. This book is a detailed and illustrated account of his work during WWI, and more generally the efforts of British persons to direct propaganda campaigns against Germany and their allies with the intent of...
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May 28, 2022 Robert Hugh Benson
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LibriVox recording of The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson. Read in English by Dustin Pete; Following the death of his fiancée, Laurie Baxter becomes consumed by an obsession with the supernatural. Attempting to reach his deceased bride, he attends rituals and séances, delving ever deeper into the dark embrace of the occult. But instead of reconnecting with his lost love, Laurie is brought into contact with forces far more sinister. For further information, including links to online text,...
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May 28, 2022 Margaret O. Oliphant
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LibriVox recording of The Marriage of Elinor by Margaret O. Oliphant. Read in English by Librivox volunteers Elinor has decided to marry. But who is the man she has chosen? No one seems to know. Is he of good character? Does he have a "past"? Or even a wife? - Summary by LynneT For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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May 27, 2022 Henry David Thoreau
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LibriVox recording of Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau. Read in English by PhyllisV Cape Cod is one of several excursion books by Henry David Thoreau. The travel itinerary frames his thoughts about geography, natural and local history, and philosophy. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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May 27, 2022 Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade
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LibriVox recording of Our Little Russian Cousin by Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade. Read in English by Marie Christian. This delightful little book is one of many titles in The Little Cousin Series. The author narrates details in the life of a fictional Russian girl named Petrovna. In doing so she introduces children to Russian life and culture at the turn of the 20th century. - Summary by Marie Christian For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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May 27, 2022 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Landlady by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Yuqing Everything changed when Ordynov, a secluded young thinker, stepped out of his old lodgings in search of another corner. The ailing landlord watched from a distance, while the beautiful landlady came close... A tale of love, murder, and sorcery, The Landlady is one of a kind among Fyodor Dostoevsky's works. Written at the age of 26 before he was sent to Siberia, preceded only by...
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May 27, 2022 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of True Stories of Wonderful Deeds (Version 2) by Anonymous. Read in English by LittlePeanut This book contains 37 short stories for little folk featuring a variety of historical figures and their wonderful deeds. These stories span over a wide time frame. There is one featuring brave Queen Boadicea and another about the Battle of Waterloo. There is a variety of topics covered, including many bravely fought battles, an inventor, and a traveler’s adventure with a tiger! -...
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May 27, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Black Cat Vol. 02 No. 10 July 1897 by Various. Read in English by ToddHW; Greg Giordano; Julie Burks; docdlmartin 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. This is the tenth issue of volume 2 with the following five short stories: > For Dear Old Yale, by James...
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May 27, 2022 C. S. Evans
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LibriVox recording of The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans. Read in English by mlcui A retelling of the classic fairy-tale, illustrated by one of the leading figures in the Golden Age of book illustration. Never underestimate the importance of receiving an invitation to significant social events. (Summary by mlcui) 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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May 27, 2022 George Payne Rainsford James
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LibriVox recording of The Smuggler by George Payne Rainsford James. Read in English by Lynne T; The county of Kent, situated in the south eastern corner of England is ideally placed for the smugglers' trade. Close to London, with its market for contraband, with the English Channel separating it from France by just 21 miles and the North Sea to the east it was a smugglers' haven. Unlike Cornwall, where smugglers relied on shipwrecks... either caused by inclement weather, or human intervention,...
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May 27, 2022 Lafcadio Hearn
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LibriVox recording of Some Chinese Ghosts by Lafcadio Hearn. Read in English by Ben Tucker. Noted writer of Asian folklore Lafcadio Hearn brings us a volume of mysterious and magical folk stories from the country of China. - Summary by Ben Tucker For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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May 25, 2022 George O. Smith
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LibriVox recording of QRM-Interplanetary by George O. Smith. Read in English by Mark Nelson QRM-Interplanetary is one of eleven science fiction novelettes by George O. Smith published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine between 1942 and 1945. It was re-released in the anthology Venus Equilateral with nine other Smith stories in 1949. - Summary by sjmarky For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go...
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May 24, 2022 Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus
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LibriVox recording of Las Vidas Paralelas Tomo IV by Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus. (Translated by Antonio Ranz Romanillos.) Read in Spanish by Carlos Lombardi Vidas Paralelas de Plutarco narra la vida de diferentes personajes históricos y también compara unos con otros. Es un libro al que se lo puede abordar desde diferentes disciplinas. Puede ser interpretado como un tratado de ética, de historia o de política y sociedad. Plutarco desde el comienzo se disculpa acerca de los hechos que...
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May 24, 2022 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
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LibriVox recording of Kopal-Kundala by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. (Translated by H. A. D. Phillips.) Read in English by Librivox volunteers A story of love and innocence, by one of India's most loved novelist/ poets of the 20th century, the mentor of Rabindrath Tagore. (Summary by Czandra) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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May 23, 2022 Michail Alexejewitsch Kusmin
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LibriVox recording of Taten des Großen Alexander by Michail Alexejewitsch Kusmin. (Translated by Ludwig Rubiner.) Read in German by Friedrich Wenig bekanntes Werk über Alexander den Großen. In komprimierter Form werden durch Michail Kusmin sowohl biografische Daten als auch überlieferte Legenden aus dem Leben Alexanders des Großen literarisch verarbeitet. Dabei versucht er weder, die seit der Antike bekannten Dichtungen zu übertreffen noch zu kopieren, sondern ist voller Hochachtung und...
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May 23, 2022 Origen of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of Against Celsus Book 6 by Origen of Alexandria. (Translated by Frederick Crombie.) Read in English by David Ronald Against Celsus, preserved entirely in Greek, is a major apologetics work by the Church Father Origen of Alexandria, written in around 248 AD, countering the writings of Celsus, a pagan philosopher and controversialist who had written a scathing attack on Christianity in his treatise "The True Word". Among a variety of other charges, Celsus had...
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May 23, 2022 Francis J. Finn, S.J.
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LibriVox recording of Ethelred Preston; or, The Adventures of a Newcomer by Francis J. Finn, S.J.. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. Ethelred Preston is a story for boys written by Fr. Finn, SJ. The hero, Ethelred, while on his way to college, meets Packy Jarloe, a peddler, who induces him to change places with himself, so that Packy goes to Henrytown College, announcing himself as Ethelred Preston, while Ethelred takes Packy's peddler's pack and sets out on the road to make his fortune...
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May 22, 2022 Clara Doty Bates
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of A Fish Story by Clara Doty Bates. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  May 8, 2022.  Read in English by Allegra LittleCole; Bruce Kachuk; czandra; dc; Garth Burton; yourbookvoice; Leanne747; Laur; LeeSalter; Damiand7; Phil Chenevert and RajVO. Clara Doty Bates was a 19th-century American author who published a number of volumes of poetry and juvenile literature. Many of these works were illustrated, the designs being furnished by her...
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May 22, 2022 William Drake Westervelt
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LibriVox recording of Legends of Old Honolulu by William Drake Westervelt. Read in English by Librivox volunteers Hawai'i: land of wonder and beauty and a culture rich in history and mythology. Dr. Westervelt settled in Hawai'i as a young man and collected stories and myths from his adopted home. Here we have a collection dedicated to the largest city, Honolulu. - Summary by Lynne Thompson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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May 22, 2022 David Walker
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LibriVox recording of Walker's Appeal by David Walker. Read in English by Jim Locke The Appeal grabbed readers’ attention in as dramatic a manner as Walker could have possibly imagined. In her book, Maria W. Stewart and the Roots of Black Political Thought, Kirsten Waters writes about how the pamphlet itself was viewed as dangerous by pro-slavery forces, while Walker actively worked to get his text in the hands of Black readers. He did not direct his writing to White audiences, and in the...
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May 22, 2022 Sapper
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LibriVox recording of The Dinner Club by Sapper. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Herman Cyril McNeile, better known as Sapper, was one of England’s most popular fiction writers during the period between World Wars I and II. He was a soldier, and his early writings mostly concerned war and the way war influenced the lives of his main characters. Because British officers were prohibited from publishing under their own names, he used the pseudonym Sapper. His best known works are ten thrillers...
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May 22, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Make Way for Liberty by Various. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk Four aspects of warfare are explored in this stirring collection of poems written by some of the best poets of their era. The horrors of war, the valor of men in defending freedom and the remarkable patriotism and discipline evidenced in battle are all subjects of this concise collection of classic poetic narratives. These four magnificent poems explore the concept of liberty and freedom and the individual...
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May 22, 2022 Paul Laurence Dunbar
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of James Whitcomb Riley by Paul Laurence Dunbar. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 15, 2022.  Read in English by Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; Jacqueline Tyler.; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Linda Rymniak; LeeSalter; Laur; mleigh and RajVO. This LibriVox Weekly Poem is taken fron Taken from THE COMPLETE POEMS OF PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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May 21, 2022 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of Silver Blaze by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; Phil Chenevert A famous race horse disappears a week before an important race; the trainer is found dead on the desolate moor and the police are completely baffled. Naturally the owner and the police turn to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to help unravel the tangled threads of this mystery. Which he does in his usual imaginative and yet logical way. I think this is one of the best Sherlock...
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May 20, 2022 B. M. Bower
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LibriVox recording of The Flying U's Last Stand by B. M. Bower. Read in English by Lee Smalley Settlers are lured to Montana by a land boom syndicate in a scheme that encroaches on the Flying U Ranch. Members of the Flying U attempt to thwart the land-grab, as its very existence is threatened. So begins a dramatically engrossing novel involving an array of fascinating characters, some innocent, others decidedly not. A spunky child goes missing, a prairie fire is set, and a romance begins. B. M....
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May 20, 2022 Harold L. Goodwin
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LibriVox recording of The Wailing Octopus by Harold L. Goodwin. Read in English by Mark Nelson Rick and Scotty fly off to the Caribbean, along with Drs. Briotti and Zircon, in search of pirate treasure. They soon become entangled with foreign spies and a hurricane and Steve Ames and the U.S. Navy, and it's a non-stop race to the treasure! - Summary by sjmarky For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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May 20, 2022 Fialho de Almeida
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LibriVox recording of A Cidade do Vício by Fialho de Almeida. Read in Portuguese by Monica Hinrichs-Mayer; Jorge Luis; Rachel Moraes; Cristina Luiz; Katarina K. Müller; Dyefferson Azevedo Obra dedicada, por José Fialho de Almeida, a Joaquim Xavier de Figueiredo e a Mello Oriol Pena. Nela se encontram encerrados diversos contos de ficção, que a par da obra Contos, também foram produzidos durante as horas de ócio. Os seus dois livros de contos foram editados quando ainda era estudante de...
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May 19, 2022 Robert Paltock
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Vol. 2 by Robert Paltock. Read in English by James R. Hedrick; The imaginary voyage, from which a hero returns made wise through extraordinary experience, is at least as old as Odysseus. But the major inspiration for this 1750 iteration is Gulliver’s Travels (1726), with which it shares elements of early sci-fi. Wilkins’ new friends are a lens through which to contemplate the customs of his old English ones, as the Lilliputians...
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May 19, 2022 Clarence Darrow
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LibriVox recording of Clarence Darrow, Selected Works: 1893-1917 by Clarence Darrow. Read in English by William Allan Jones This is a collection of 8 works by Clarence Darrow written between 1893 and 1917. Clarence Darrow was most noted in his time as an enormously successful defense attorney. Consider that he was the defense attorney at the Scopes Monkey Trial and at the "trial of the century", the Bobby Franks murder trial. He, like Robert G. Ingersoll, William Cowper Brann (Brann...
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May 19, 2022 J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of Alice Sit-by-the-Fire by J. M. Barrie. "The ever-delightful classic ... produced by Charles Frohman at the Criterion Theatre, New York, on Christmas day, 1905, and which has always been a triumphant play for the talents of the greatest ladies of the theatre, from Ethel Barrymore down to Helen Hays. Alice is the central figure who returns from India to England with her husband, and has the problem of readapting herself to the home and children she had left...
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LibriVox recording of Fame and Fortune Weekly No. 2: Born to Good Luck; or The Boy Who Succeeded by Frank Tousey. Read in English by Keith Salis; Dick Armstrong is an enterprising young man who works his way out of a slave-labor situation to become a successful businessman at only age 17. He shows through cool, reasonable understanding of business, an honest man can make something of himself if he takes advantage of the opportunities given him. (Summary by Keith Salis) For further information,...
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May 18, 2022 Ford Madox Ford
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LibriVox recording of The Queen Who Flew: A Fairy Tale by Ford Madox Ford. Read in English by Marie Christian; heidiquist; Dawn Sutton; Peter Dann; Yoganandh In this delightful tale, the naive and sheltered Queen Eldrida learns the secret of flight from her friend the bat and sets off by air for a series of unusual adventures. In her travels she meets new friends - and foes - and discovers the joy of being of use to her fellows. (Summary by Scarbo) For further information, including links to...
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May 18, 2022 Aldous Huxley
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LibriVox recording of Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley. Read in English by Kirsten Wever Aldous Huxley is best known as a philosopher and novelist – notably as the author of Brave New World. He also wrote poetry, short stories and critical essays. Most of his work is somewhat dark and mildly sardonic, partly because he came of age just after World War I, when all of Europe was in a state of cultural, political and social confusion. His novel, Crome Yellow, is a prime example. Mortal Coils...
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May 17, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Collection 060 by Various. Read in English by Volunteer Readers A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, rats and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the sound of a monstrous howl, and the occasional touch of wonder. 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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May 17, 2022 Charles Edward Moberly
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LibriVox recording of The Early Tudors: Henry VII and Henry VIII by Charles Edward Moberly. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Following the chaos of the Wars of the Roses, the reigns of Henry VII and VIII were autocratic and centralized to an unprecedented degree. This slim volume by the British historian and educator, Charles Moberly, provides many interesting details about the reigns of these two monarchs. But the author also offers a clear picture of the European context in which they acted:...
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May 16, 2022 Osgood E. Fuller
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LibriVox recording of Brave Men and Women: Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs by Osgood E. Fuller. Read in English by KHand Brave Men and Women is a collection of stories about historical figures who, through success and failure, made an impact on their world. As noted in the Preface, the author's aim "has simply been to form a sort of mosaic or variegated picture of the Brave Life - the life which recognizes the Divine Goodness in all things, striving through good report and evil...
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May 16, 2022 Emile Guimet
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LibriVox recording of Promenades japonaises by Emile Guimet. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne. Voyage d'Emile Guimet avec Félix Régamey, dessinateur. Regard sur le pays, les paysages, la société, et histoire, religions, mœurs, cuisine, rites, théâtre, légendes et contes, anecdotes et humour... ! Avec une curiosité exquise et une bien aimable bienveillance. Ouvrage en deux tomes et très joliment illustrés. - Summary by Christiane Jehanne For further information, including links to...
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May 16, 2022 L. A. Borah
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LibriVox recording of The House of Dust by L. A. Borah. Read in English by Ben Tucker The old Lamont House sits still out in the Louisiana swamp, covered in dust and seemingly untouched since that terrible murder that occurred there twenty years ago. When daughter of murdered patriarch of the Lamont family Elise shows up at the Lamont House one stormy evening, escorted by intrepid doctor Kirk Hayward, to meet her brother and his new bride, they become entangled in a series of mysterious events...
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May 16, 2022 Walter Geer
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LibriVox recording of Napoleon The First, An Intimate Biography by Walter Geer. Read in English by Celine Major Excerpt: "Now that one hundred years have elapsed since the " long-drawn agony " of Saint Helena we think that the time has come for a more impartial estimate. Facts are clearer, motives are better known, much new evidence is available. Let us then endeavor to depict Napoleon as he was, and " nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice." - Walter Geer For...
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May 16, 2022 Hargrave Jennings
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LibriVox recording of Phallic Worship by Hargrave Jennings. Read in English by Peter Yearsley. A fairly scholarly, short survey of religious sexual symbols and practices from ancient times to the near-present, and within various countries and religions. The essay is coloured by liberality and acceptance of common themes between different religions. Note: "phallic" in the context of this work refers to both male and female genitalia. (The text lacks a bibliography.) (Summary by Peter...
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May 16, 2022 Adam Oehlenschläger
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LibriVox recording of Aladdin, Or, The Wonderful Lamp (A Dramatic Poem, in Two Parts) by Adam Oehlenschläger. (Translated by Theodore Martin.) Read in English by LibriVox volunteers This retelling of Aladdin in dramatic verse begins in the humble home of a tailor, whose son spends his days in idleness and brings his parents nothing but grief. Soon, however, this son is brought to a magical grotto, where he finds a great treasure which will bring him his fortune. This story will have some...
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May 15, 2022 Hugh Walpole
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LibriVox recording of Hugh Walpole: Selected Short Stories by Hugh Walpole. Read in English by David Wales Eleven short stories from The Windsor Magazine in the 1920s, Best British Short Stories of 1922, and Best British Short Stories of 1923. - Summary by David Wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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May 15, 2022 E. Pauline Johnson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 21 recordings of The Lost Lagoon by Emily Pauline Johnson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 8, 2022. Read in English by Allegra LittleCole; alattice; Aiken; Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; Chris Fong; lazygameuse; geribeth; Garth Burton; JakeW; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; mleigh; Paula Messina; Patrick Randall; RajVO; Biblia and robrestivo. Emily Pauline Johnson was a Canadian poet, author, and performer who was popular in...
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May 15, 2022 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
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LibriVox recording of Relíquias de Casa Velha by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. Read in Portuguese by Dyefferson Azevedo; Rachel Moraes; luciagug; Monica Hinrichs-Mayer; Lindineia Amorim; Cristina Luiz; Leni Relíquias de Casa Velha é o último livro de obras curtas de Machado de Assis, publicado ainda em vida do autor. O livro é composto de nove contos, um conjunto de discursos e críticas, além de duas pequenas peças. A obra traz ainda, em sua abertura, o possivelmente mais famoso poema...
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May 14, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Myths and Legends Around the World - Collection 14 by Various. Read in English by Libriox Volunteers. This collection is dedicated to recordings of short mythical or legendary works which are in the Public Domain. The stories tell of legends, heroes, myths, and ancient lore from many different cultures. (Summary by Lynette Caulkins) 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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May 14, 2022 Appian of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of Las guerras ibéricas by Appian of Alexandria. (Translated by Juan Schweigewser.) Read in Spanish by Epachuko El historiador Apiano dedica el volumen VI de su "Historia romana" al prolongado y cruento proceso de conquista de los pueblos que habitaban la Península Ibérica. Roma necesitó 200 años para derrotarlos o incorporarlos al imperio en comparación con los 8 años que Julio César necesitó para conquistar toda la Galia. La obra narra los episodios de la...
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