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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen. Read by Librivox volunteers. The two eldest Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, one of whom (Elinor) embraces practicality and restraint while the other (Marianne) gives her whole heart to every endeavor. When the Dashwoods - mother Mrs. Dashwood, Elinor, Marianne, and youngest sister Margaret - are sent, almost impoverished, to a small cottage in Devonshire after the death of their father and the machinations of their brother's...
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by William Trowbridge Larned
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Librivox recording of American Indian Fairy Tales, collected by Henry R. Schoolcraft and retold by William Trowbridge Larned Read by Chip With no written language, Native Americans living in the Lake Superior region passed their cultural identity down through the generations by way of stories. Far more than mere tales to amuse children, they passed along the collective wisdom of the tribes. In the 1830s, government Indian Agent and ethnologist Henry R Schoolcraft learned the language of these...
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by H.G. Wells
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Librivox recording of War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. Read by Rebecca. War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer. It tells of the events which happen mostly in London and the county of...
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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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The Land That Time Forgot is a science fiction novel, the first of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Caspak” trilogy. His working title for the story was “The Lost U-Boat.” Starting out as a harrowing wartime sea adventure, the story ultimately develops into that of a fantastical lost world. (Adapted 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...
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by Charlotte Bronte
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LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre is a masterpiece of romance and hardship, penned by beloved author Charlotte Brontë. From a childhood spent as a dependent relation amongst cruel relatives and then as a student at a spirit-crushing charity school, Jane grows to become a remarkable woman: poor and plain in an era that viewed women as little more than ornaments, she believes in her own worth and craves independence and adventure. She becomes governess to a little...
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by Hans Christian Andersen
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LibriVox recording of Andersen's Fairy Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen. A collection of eighteen fairy tales – some popular, some lesser known – by famous Danish author H.C. Andersen. (Summary by Gesine) 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 of...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, fiction, fairy tales
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Washington Irving
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LibriVox recording of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. Read by Bob Neufeld "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., written while he was living in Birmingham, England, and first published in 1820. It was based on a German folktale set in the Dutch culture of Post-Revolutionary War in New York State. With Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", it is among the...
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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Librivox recording of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic children's novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can't help but love. Despite her "tragical" past, Anne's optimism and imagination have helped her to always see the best in things. Anne's life changes considerably when she is accidentally adopted by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister who thought they were getting a boy to help out...
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of 12 CREEPY TALES BY EDGAR ALLAN POE(1809 - 1849) This is a collection of 12 creepy stories by that master of creepiness, Poe. The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven; The Tell Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, the Premature Burial and six others that are a shuddering delight to read and listen to. Turn off the lights, settle down and hear these stories read to you as only LibriVox readers can perform them. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) For further...
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by Oscar Wilde
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Librivox public domain recording of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest . The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic comedy of manners, in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are "Ernest," which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor. It was first performed for the public on February 14, 1895 at the St. James' Theatre in London, and is regarded by many critics and scholars as...
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by Miguel de Unamuno
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LibriVox recording of Niebla by Miguel de Unamuno. Read in Spanish by Mongope Niebla es una de las obras más conocidas de Unamuno. Esta “nivola”, como el propio autor la denominó quizás para diferenciarla del resto de sus obras, nos cuenta una historia a veces cómica y otras dramática, cargada de planteamientos filosóficos. A la vez narra el enamoramiento de Augusto, joven de vida acomodada que pone en cuestión todo lo que le ocurre, el ser o no ser, la capacidad de decidir del ser...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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Librivox recording of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. The Three Musketeers (Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to become a musketeer. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis -- inseparable friends who live by the motto, "One for all, and all for one". The Three Musketeers was...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Dumas, musketeers, France, D'Artagnan, Athos, Portos, Aramis, Richelieu,...
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by Saint Cyprian of Carthage
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LibriVox recording of Epistles of Cyprian by Saint Cyprian of Carthage. (Translated by Robert Ernest Wallis.) Read in English by David Ronald. Little is known of the early history of Thascius Cyprian (born probably about 200 A.D.) until the period of his intimacy with the Carthaginian presbyter Cæcilius, which led to his conversion A.D. 246. That he was born of respectable parentage, and highly educated for the profession of a rhetorician, is all that can be said with any degree of certainty....
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, bible, slavery, faith, church, Romans, christian, church history, theology,...
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by Sun Tzu
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LibriVox recording of The Art of War, by Sun Tzu (translated by Lionel Giles). Read by Paul Sze. The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. (From Wikipedia.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, art war, sun tzu, sunzi, military strategy, Lionel Giles
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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LibriVox recording of The Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Thomas A. Copeland. In this third installment of the adventures of John Carter on Mars, our hero labors under sentence of death (for having returned from the land of the dead) in a heroic struggle to recover the beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium. He scours the planet from pole to pole, enduring imprisonment and torture, outwitting antagonists, reveling in carnage, accepting aid from unlikely sources, and dealing...
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by TruyenAudio.Org
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by Grace Livingston Hill
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Librivox recording of A Little Servant read by Esther. A short story of a little girl who is Jesus' servant and how she won the heart of an unbelieving gardener. Summary by Esther 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 audiobooks or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (18MB)
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Topics: librivox, religion, children
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Valley of Fear (Version 3) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke Receiving a mysterious cypher message from a Fred Porlock, apparent agent of the infamous Professor Moriarty, Holmes and Watson set about deciphering the message, taking them into the mysterious murder of John Douglas. The connection between the murder and the message from Porlock creates the basis for this new Sherlock mystery, the last novel written by Doyle featuring the famous...
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by John Buchan
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LibriVox recording of The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan. Reading by Adrian Praetzellis. Richard Hannay’s boredom is soon relieved when the resourceful engineer is caught up in a web of secret codes, spies, and murder on the eve of WWI. This exciting action-adventure story was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 classic film of the same name. John Buchan (1875-1940) was Governor General of Canada and a popular novelist. Although condemned by some for anti-Semitic dialog in The...
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Emma, by Jane Austen. Read by Maria Therese. Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." In the very first sentence...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, novel, romance, love, comedy, manners, humor, regency
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by Marcus Aurelius
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Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. These memos survive and continue to inspire others to this day. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs. He explicates the Stoic philosophy that the only way a man can be harmed by others is to allow his reaction to overpower him. He shows no particular religious faith in his writings, but seems to...
Topics: philosophy, stoicism, marcus aurelius, meditations
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LibriVox recording of Saint Paul's letter to the Romans, in Spanish. Read by arturo and Karen Savage. La epistola del Apóstol San Pablo a los Romanos, versión Reina Valera. 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 (30MB)
Topics: librivox, audiobook, romans, romanos, bible, biblia, reina valera
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells. Read in English by volunteer readers. Thirteen short stories by HG Wells, the master of speculative fiction! Included in this collection is "Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland" where a man finds his way into fairyland where a fairy queen tries to seduce him away from his human fiancée. In other stories a ghost gets stuck and can't get back to the "other side", a man decides to try being a god for a few months, a...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, sci-fi, science fiction, short stories
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by Gaspar de Carvajal
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LibriVox recording of Descubrimiento del río de las Amazonas by Gaspar de Carvajal. Read in Spanish by Epachuko. Casi cincuenta años después del descubrimiento del Nuevo Mundo, una avanzada del imperio de Carlos V viaja hacia el este desde el actual territorio ecuatoriano. Van en busqueda del mítico País de la Canela y del igualmente fantástico asentamiento de El Dorado. Los expedicionarios se enfrentarán a todo tipo de penurias y privaciones en un hábitat completamente nuevo, acechados...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, aventuras, descubrimientos, conquistadores, rio amazonas
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by Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox Aufnahme von Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland, von Lewis Carroll. Gelesen von Kara und Elli. Die Titelheldin Alice wird während eines langweiligen Picknicks mit ihrer Schwester auf ein weißes Kaninchen aufmerksam, dem sie schließlich in dessen Bau folgt. Dabei landet sie in einer traumartigen Unterwelt, die vor Paradoxa und Absurditäten nur so strotzt. Beim Versuch, dem Kaninchen zu folgen, passieren dem Mädchen zahlreiche Missgeschicke... (Zusammenfassung von Wikipedia) For...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, carroll, fantasy, children, german, Deutsch, Alice’s Adventures...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Pedro Antonio de Alarcon
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LibriVox recording of El Capitán Veneno by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Read by Tux. El día 26 de marzo de 1848 en una escaramuza entre monárquicos y republicanos, cae gravemente herido don Jorge de Córdoba, conocido, por su mal genio, como el Capitán Veneno. El herido es recogido por dos damas, doña Teresa Carrillo de Azpeitia, viuda de un general carlista, y su hija Angustias. El Capitán está tan grave que debe permanecer inmovilizado en la casa de las damas. Allí se ve envuelto por la...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, humor, spanish
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by James Allen
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LibriVox recording of The Way of Peace, by James Allen. Read by Andrea Fiore The Way of Peace is your guide to the power of meditation; self and truth; the acquirement of spiritual power; the realization of selfless love; entering into the infinite; saints, sages, and saviors; the law of service; and the realization of perfect peace. (Summary by Andrea Fiore) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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Topics: peace, tranquility, allen, james, free, book, librivox, love, sage, wisdom, old
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by Santa Teresa de Jesus
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LibriVox recording of El Libro de la Vida by Santa Teresa de Avila. Recording by Marian Martín. El Libro de la Vida se redactó en periodos sucesivos y con finalidades distintas, aunque el periodo de redacción definitivo suele situarse entre 1562-1566. La Santa lo escribió por mandato y bajo la dirección de sus confesores, e iba dirigido a un círculo religioso reducido. El Libro comprende hasta sus 50 años de edad y lo escribe durante una de las etapas más difíciles de su vida. En los...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, nonfiction, autobiography, saint, saints, teresa of avila, autobiografia,...
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by Ellis Parker Butler
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LibriVox recording of Swatty: A Story of Real Boys by Ellis Parker Butler. Read in English by DaleBarkley. The fun adventures of Georgie, Swatty, and Bony, as they encounter flooding rivers, emotional girls, burning buildings, rotten stumps, mean teachers, a haunted house, dark caves, murderers, and ice jams. (Summary by Dale Barkley) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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by 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...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, travel, sailing, sea voyage
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by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Librivox recording of the Sign of the Four, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Robin Cotter When a young lady approaches Sherlock Holmes looking for help in finding out what happened to her father when he disappeared 10 years earlier, both Holmes and Watson are sent on a mission involving stolen treasure, service in colonial India and a secret pact among four ex-convicts. (Summary by Robin Cotter) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, mystery, conan doyle, sherlock holmes
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by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
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This is a recording of Venus in Furs, by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch by LibriVox volunteers. The framing story concerns a man who dreams of speaking to Venus about love while she wears furs. The unnamed narrator tells his dreams to a friend, Severin, who tells him how to break him of his fascination with cruel women by reading a manuscript, Memoirs of a Supersensual Man. This manuscript tells of a man, Severin von Kusiemski, so infatuated with a woman, Wanda von Dunajew, that he requests to be...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, erotica, venus, furs, masochism, sadomasochism, love, sensuality
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of The American Rivals of Sherlock Holmes To follow up on the heels of "The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" already released on Librivox ( Volume1 and Volume 2 ), here is a collection of stories starring his contemporary American rivals. Brought together and re-published in a single volume by Hugh Greene in 1979, this set of readings goes back to and uses the original source material. (Summary by ToddHW) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Various
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LibriVox 6th Anniversary Collection. What do you do for a sixth anniversary? We challenged our readers to find any short works which had ’six’ in the title – in any language. The result? LibriVox in all its glorious diversity: sixty-six recordings of poetry, song, short stories, folktales, science fiction, historical documents, travel, art, science and mathematics, in Dutch, English, French and German, from Euclid to the Ziegfeld Follies. (Summary by Ruth Golding) For full details of...
Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, children, poem, poetry, song, science, thermometer, Sherlock Holmes,...
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by Hector Malot
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LibriVox recording of Le Mari de Charlotte by Hector Malot. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne En Bretagne, puis en Bourgogne et à Paris. Voici Charlotte, son cousin Georges, et Emmanuel, ami de Georges. Monsieur de la Héraudière, père de Charlotte, qui avait accepté les arrangements matrimoniaux de son épouse défunte. Loi sur l’internement. Société. Recherches scientifiques, le milieu des avocats et de la vie politique... Condition féminine, place des femmes. Amour. Hérédité....
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Amour, société, bregagne
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Version 3) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke The book was first published in February 1905 by McClure, Phillips & Co. (New York) then on March 7, 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd. (London) and was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in The Final Problem. Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901–1902 (setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Bob Neufeld. A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new character of Sherlock Holmes, who later became one of the most famous literary detective characters. He wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the next year. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to his sidekick Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, mystery, fiction, london, england
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by Friedrich Nietzsche
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LibriVox recording of The Antichrist by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, translated by HL Mencken, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the LibriVox readers. Save for his raucous, rhapsodical autobiography, “Ecce Homo,” “The Antichrist” is the last thing that Nietzsche ever wrote, and so it may be accepted as a statement of some of his most salient ideas in their final form. Of all Nietzsche’s books, “The Antichrist” comes nearest to conventionality in...
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by Russell Conwell
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LibriVox recording of Acres of Diamonds, by Russell Conwell. Text of famous inspirational lecture and biography of Russell Conwell, a Baptist minister and Temple University Founder (Summary by Scott Dahlem) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (122MB)
Topics: librivox, audiobook, religion, motivational speeches, biography, Templeton University, Philadelphia
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by Sigmund Freud
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Librivox recording of Dream Psychology , by Sigmund Freud. Translated by M.D. Eder. Not a few serious-minded students, […], have been discouraged from attempting a study of Freud’s dream psychology. The book in which he originally offered to the world his interpretation of dreams was as circumstantial as a legal record to be pondered over by scientists at their leisure, not to be assimilated in a few hours by the average alert reader. In those days, Freud could not leave out any detail...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, non-fiction, dreams, psychoanalysis, psychology
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf, translated by Francis Barton Gummere (1855-1919). This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother. Long a mainstay of English Literature 101 courses at universities around the world, it is not only one of the oldest, but one of the most exciting English folktales ever...
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by Voltaire
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Librivox recording of Candide by Voltaire. Read by Ted Delorme Candide is a relentless, brutal assault on government, society, religion, education, and, above all, optimism. Dr. Pangloss teaches his young students Candide and Cunegonde that everything in this world is for the best, a sentiment they cling to as the world steps in to teach them otherwise. The novel is brilliant, hilarious, blasphemous. . . and Voltaire never admitted to writing it. (Summary by Ted Delorme) CD booklet Album Art CD...
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by Andrew Lang
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LibriVox recording of The Blue Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang. Andrew Lang’s Blue Fairy Book (1889) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was followed by many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books. -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...
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by Alfred Mombert
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LibriVox recording of Tag und Nacht by Alfred Mombert. Read in German by lorda Alfred Mombert, der dem Symbolismus und Frühexpressionismus nahestehende Dichter, hatte in der Zwischenkriegszeit durch sein lyrisches Werk höchste Anerkennung gefunden. Zusammenfassung von lorda For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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LibriVox recording of A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by Mark Nelson. John Carter, an American Civil War veteran, goes prospecting in Arizona and, when set upon by Indians, is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength on this planet, due to its lesser gravity. Carter soon falls in among the Tharks, a nomadic tribe of the planet's warlike, four-armed, green inhabitants. Thanks to his strength and...
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by P. G. Wodehouse
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sally by P.G. Wodehouse. Read by Kara Shallenberg. This romantic comedy stars a young American girl named Sally, who inherits a considerable fortune and finds her life turned upside down. The typically Wodehouseian cast includes Sally’s ambitious brother, an assortment of theater people, a pair of English cousins, and, of course, an Uncle. It’s jolly good fun! (Summary by Kara and Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Jacob Abbott
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LibriVox recording of Cleopatra , by Jacob Abbott. A biography of the famous Cleopatra of Egypt, written in a manner, equally interesting to children and to adults. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (135 MB)
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by Howard Pyle
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LibriVox recording of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, by Howard Pyle. A children's classic! Robin Hood is the archetypal English folk hero; a courteous, pious and swashbuckling outlaw of the mediæval era who, in modern versions of the legend, is famous for robbing the rich to feed the poor and fighting against injustice and tyranny. He operates with his "seven score" (140 strong) group of fellow outlawed yeomen – named the Merry Men. He and his band are usually associated with...
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by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Other Stars by Juliana Horatia Ewing. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 6, 2022. Juliana Horatia Ewing was an English writer of children's stories. Her writings display a sympathetic insight into children's lives, an admiration for things military, and a strong religious faith. This Weekly Poem is taken from Verses for Children, and Songs for Music by Juliana Horatia Ewing (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links...
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by Jack London
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LibriVox recording of Call of the Wild, by Jack London. In this novel (often mistakenly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves. (Summary written by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of A Study In Scarlet (Version 6) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new characters, "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, Dr. John Watson, who later became two of the most famous characters in literature. Conan Doyle wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the following year. The book's title derives from a...
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by Bram Stoker
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LibriVox recording of Bram Stoker's Dracula . Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form Dracula is an epistolary novel, told through a series of journal entries, letters, newspaper articles, and telegrams. It begins with lawyer Jonathan Harker's perilous journey to Castle Dracula in Transylvania, and chronicles the vampire's invasion of England, where he preys upon the lovely Lucy Westenra and Harker's fiancee, Mina. Harker and Mina...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Lazarillo de Tormes. Read by Tux. La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades (más conocida como Lazarillo de Tormes) es una novela española anónima, escrita en primera persona y en estilo epistolar (como una sola y larga carta), cuya edición conocida más antigua data de 1554. En ella se cuenta de forma autobiográfica la vida de un niño, Lázaro de Tormes, en el siglo XVI, desde su nacimiento y mísera infancia hasta su matrimonio, ya en la edad...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women , by Arnold Bennett. Read by Ruth Golding. In this light-hearted yet thought-provoking collection of articles, published in 1911, Bennett offers his thoughts on exercising your mind, organising your life, marriage, happiness and other pocket philosophies. The book stands the test of time, and much is still relevant and amusing - perhaps even more so, with nearly 100 years of hindsight, than when it was originally written....
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by Jose Marti
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LibriVox recording of La Edad de Oro by Jose Marti. Colección de cuentos para niños y niñas por José Martí. Para mas información vea el catálogo de LibriVox . For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B part 1 (112MB) Download M4B part 2 (118MB)
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LibriVox recording of The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius. (Translated by George Chrystal.) Read in English by realisticspeakers; George Allen; Gemma L Myers; Kuba Orłowski; yonesantana; AlextheYounger; DrPGould; pyfeman43; Linda Johnson The Meditations is divided into 12 books that chronicle different periods of Marcus' life. Each book is not in chronological order and it was written for no one but himself. The style of writing that permeates the text...
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by Leo Tolstoy
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LibriVox recording of What I Believe, by Leo Tolstoy; translated by Constantine Popoff. Read by David Barnes. "The inner working of my soul, which I wish to speak of here, was not the result of a methodical investigation of doctrinal theology, or of the actual texts of the gospel; it was a sudden removal of all that hid the true meaning of the Christian doctrine – a momentary flash of light, which made everything clear to me. It was something like that which might happen to a man who,...
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by Various
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LibriVox public domain Ghost Story Collection, Vol. 001. A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyond. If just one story prickles the hair on the back of your neck, or prickles your eyelids with the touch of tears, we will have succeeded. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (93mb)
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by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Read by Cori Samuel. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. Shelley wrote the novel when she was 18 years old. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818, and this audiobook is read from that text. Shelley's name appeared on the revised third edition, published in 1831. The title of the novel refers to the scientist, Victor...
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by Founding Fathers
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Librivox recording of The Constitution of the United States of America, 1787 Reading by Kristen McQuillin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org Download M4B (13MB)
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by Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne. Read by Mark F. Smith. A story of castaways, similar to Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson, this book details the escape from Civil War-era Richmond, Virginia, of five Northern men who dared to go aloft in a balloon in the midst of a hurricane. Deposited on a lonely island in the Pacific, they make do with Yankee ingenuity where Chance has left them nothing. Only later do they find they have a hidden benefactor: Captain...
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by Rafael Delgado
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LibriVox recording of Angelina by Rafael Delgado. Read by Karen Savage. Habiendo terminado sus estudios secundarios, regresa Rodolfo a su ciudad natal, Villaverde, a encontrarse con la noticia que sus queridas tías se han empobrecido para proveerle esa educación. Las pobres ancianas, una enferma, han tenido solo a la dulce Angelina cuidándolas. De vuelta en la casa de su niñez, Rodolfo empieza a sentir cariño por la joven que ha cuidado tan bien a las ancianas que lo criaron. (Resumen por...
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by Ruben Dario
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LibriVox recording of Simplemente Dario by Ruben Dario. Recording by Arturo. Esta es una colleccion de poemas de Ruben Dario. This is a collection of poems by Ruben Dario. (Summary by Arturo) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (10MB)
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by D. K. Broster
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LibriVox recording of ''Mr Rowl'' by D. K. Broster. Read in English by Elin Raoul des Sablières, a French parole prisoner in England during the Napoleonic Wars, becomes enmeshed in a complicated tangle where his honour conflicts with his parole, and is sent to prison. Juliana Forrest, for whose sake he broke his parole, does her utmost to save him, and in his adventures and misfortunes, Raoul eventually also finds help from an unlikely source. This is a fun adventure story and romance, written...
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by E. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of The Enchanted Castle, by E. Nesbit. Read by Peter Eastman. Three children, forced to remain at school during the holidays, go in search of adventure. What they find is a magic castle straight out of a fairy tale, complete with an enchanted princess at the center of a maze. Or is it? The castle turns out to be just a country estate, and the princess is only the housekeeper's niece, playing at dressing up. But the magic ring she shows them proves -- to her surprise and...
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LibriVox recording of Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam. Read in English by Veronica Maresh Mead and Jim Locke "It is not our purpose to write history, but to give new explanation of old events. The long and widely tolerated theory that New England witchcraft was exclusively but out-workings of mundane fraud, imposture, cunning, trickery, malice, and the like, has never adequately met the reasonable demand of common sense, which always asks that...
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by Jane Austen
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LibriVox recording of Persuasion by Jane Austen. Recording by Karen Savage. Several years before the events of the novel, Anne Elliott fell in love with a young and handsome but poor naval officer. She was persuaded by her friends and family to refuse him when he asked her to marry him. Now, eight and a half years later, she meets him again... 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 Jeannette Fraser Henshall
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LibriVox recording of Rain and Roses by Jeannette Fraser Henshall. Read in English by Volunteer Readers. One reviewer describes these poems as "dainty." Each reflect a delicacy of feeling and sentiment of home, love and nature. Jeannette Fraser Henshall is also author of an earlier volume of poetry, "Star Dust." - Summary by Larry Wilson 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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by Carlo Collodi
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi. Translated by Carol Della Chiesa. Read by Mark F. Smith. Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys. Pinocchio is a puppet made from a piece of wood that curiously could talk even before being carved. A wooden-head he starts and a wooden-head he stays - until after years of...
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by John Hay and John George Nicolay
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LibriVox recording of Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 1) by John Hay and John George Nicolay. This is the biography of Abraham Lincoln, written by two of his private secretaries. (Summary by ashleighjane) 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, please visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B...
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by Saint Augustine of Hippo
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LibriVox recording of On The Predestination Of The Saints by Saint Augustine of Hippo. (Translated by Robert Ernest Wallis.) Read in English by David Ronald Wherein the truth of predestination and grace is defended against the semi-Pelagians — those people to wit, who by no means withdraw altogether from the Pelagian heresy, in that they contend that the beginning of salvation and of faith is of ourselves; so that in virtue, as it were, of this precedent merit, the other good gifts of God are...
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Librivox's Spanish Poetry Collection 001: a collection of 10 Spanish language, public-domain poems. For more information on our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/spanish-poetry-collection-001/ For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org Download M4B (9MB)
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by Athanasius of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Anthony by Athanasius of Alexandria. (Translated by H. Ellershaw.) Read in English by Matthew James Gray. Anthony (251-356CE) lived in Egypt, and became one of the fathers of Christian desert monasticism. When he was about 18 years old, and having inherited a large fortune, he heard a sermon about Jesus challenging the rich young ruler to "go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasures in heaven; and come, follow Me." (Matt...
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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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LibriVox recording of The Gods of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read by JD. The Gods of Mars is a 1918 Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the second of his famous Barsoom series. It can be said that the novel set the tone for much science fiction to come. Its influence can clearly be seen in franchises such as Star Trek and Farscape. While Burroughs no doubt borrowed liberally from the pulp fiction of his day, particularly westerns and swashbuckling tales, the pacing and themes set...
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