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Aug 1, 2022 Francis Stevens
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LibriVox recording of The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens. Read in English by Christina Fu A pioneering work in the alternate worlds genre, The Heads of Cerberus was serialized in The Thrill Book in 1919 and published as a novel in 1952. A vial of grey dust transports three unwitting time travelers to a totalitarian version of Philadelphia in the year 2118. While certain landmarks stand unchanged, the societal structure is unrecognizable. Superlative adjectives and numbered buttons have...
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Jul 25, 2022 Fr. Martin Von Cochem
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LibriVox recording of The Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Hell, Heaven by Fr. Martin Von Cochem. Read in English by John. We are all going to die! Heaven is our ultimate destination. Sadly not all are bound for Glory. Many well intentioned people are of the belief that Heaven and Glory are automatic rewards for living on earth. The author of this book, Father Martin Von Cochem points out the fallacy of such thinking. He pulls no punches stressing the necessity of living our best lives for...
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Jul 21, 2022 Francis William Bourdillon
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LibriVox recording of A Lost God by Francis William Bourdillon. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers The first-century scholar and historian Plutarch tells a strange tale of sailors at sea, who heard a mysterious voice proclaiming: "Pan is dead." This narrative poem tells the story of another Greek who sees the funeral of Pan in a vision and is launched on a quest to find the meaning of his vision. His journey eventually leads him all the way to Jerusalem and back, before he finds...
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Jul 21, 2022 Frank Tousey
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LibriVox recording of Fame and Fortune Weekly No. 3: Corner in Corn by Frank Tousey. Read in English by Keith Salis; Vance Thornton is a young man who works for a Corn Operator in Chicago. He picked up a lot of important skills by watching his boss, and now gets a chance to use them in trying to corner the market. Along the way, he shows the most important skill for success is his integrity. From this, all other opportunities availed themselves. (Summary by Keith Salis) For further information,...
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Jul 15, 2022 Florence Carpenter Dieudonné
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LibriVox recording of Rondah, or Thirty-Three Years in a Star by Florence Carpenter Dieudonné. Read in English by Chuck Williamson;  A bizarre and exuberant work of pure imagination, Rondah, or, Thirty-Three Years in a Star tells the story of a ragtag group of space explorers who—aided by a shuttle set off by clockwork explosives in the Adirondack mountains—find themselves stranded on alien planet. Their adventures will test the limits of their frayed and tenuous bonds as they seek to...
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Jul 9, 2022 Frances Trego Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Billy Whiskers Out for Fun by Frances Trego Montgomery. Read in English by Librivox volunteers What our mischievous goat, Billy Whiskers and his friends Stubby & Button, think is fun may not be so for everyone else. But, they are off for fun at the fair, in the barnyard, in town, the circus, and even at a bridal supper. Then, what happens with the burglar in the cellar? - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fair, juvenile fiction, animal stories, circus, stubby, childrens literrature
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Jul 8, 2022 Fredrick Frye Rockwell
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LibriVox recording of Home Vegetable Gardening by Fredrick Frye Rockwell. Read in English by Christine Rottger. Either as hobby or a great economic help, home vegetable gardens are valued. With spare time limited, this book is a great aid to those who want to do "practical, efficient gardening" . Mr. Rockwell, author of no less than 20 botanical books, intended to make this book the most practical, comprehensive and concise manual so that the home gardener may accomplish their...
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Jun 25, 2022 Franz Kafka
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LibriVox Aufnahme von Der Prozess von Franz Kafka. Gelesen auf Deutsch von Availle. Aus heiterem Himmel sieht sich der Prokurist Josef K. eines Verbrechens angeklagt. Die Art der Anklage wird ihm nicht mitgeteilt, auch nähere Einzelheiten über das Gericht erfährt er nicht, außer, dass es auf den Dachböden heruntergekommener Vorstadthäuser tagt. Dennoch wird von ihm erwartet, dass er seinen Prozess ordentlich führt. Bekannte, die von seinem Prozess erfahren, bieten ihre Hilfe an, dennoch...
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Jun 15, 2022 Fr. Joseph Spillman
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LibriVox recording of The Shipwreck: A Story for the Young by Fr. Joseph Spillman. Read in English by Mozartjr. Willy Brown and his friend, Joseph, an orphan, are taken aboard the ship "St. George," but their wicked uncle plans a shipwreck onto a cannibal island. (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...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, fiction, adventure, Catholic, shipwreck, boys
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Jun 9, 2022 Frances Power Cobbe
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LibriVox recording of Life of Frances Power Cobbe as Told by Herself. Read in English by Ciufi Galeazzi. Frances Power Cobbe was an important Irish-Anglo writer, suffragist, anti-vivisectionist, philosopher, and reformer of the mid to late 1800's. She is most well known for her campaigns for women's rights (in particular, both the right to vote and the right to a full university education), and against wife abuse and vivisection. She was the lifelong partner of Welsh sculptor Mary Lloyd. This...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, autobiography, women's suffrage, feminism, animal rights
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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...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, romance, novel, Russian Literature, 19th century, fyodor dostoevsky
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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...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, children, fiction, Catholic, boys
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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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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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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, New York, boys, self-made men
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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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Apr 25, 2022 François-René de Chateaubriand
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LibriVox recording of Vie de Rancé by François-René de Chateaubriand. Read in French by Christiane Jehanne. Hagiographie. Vie de Rancé, 1626-1700. La Trappe. Noblesse de robe. Abbé mondain. Partisan du cardinal de Retz, ennemi de Mazarin. Les réflexions toujours intéressantes de Fr.-R. de Chateaubriand dans son style inimitable. Histoire. Religion. Société. Molinisme et Jansénisme. Quiétisme. Ninon de Lenclos, Bossuet, Fénelon, Ménage, Mabillon, Leibnitz, Madame de Maintenon,...
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Apr 15, 2022 Frances Trego Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Billy Whiskers at the Fair by Frances Trego Montgomery. Read in English by volunteer readers. Who doesn’t love a fair? Billy Whiskers, the mischievous goat sure does! When he leaves Cloverleaf farm his adventures take him to the laughing gallery, the balloon man, the pumpkin man and the fortune teller, and so much more. What does he do on his night with the Duke? - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Apr 13, 2022 Francis Heatherley
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LibriVox recording of The Peregrine Falcon at the Eyrie by Francis Heatherley. Read in English by Rapunzelina Bird-watching - and photographing - of a particular eyrie during the span of 3 years, where we see the female falcon hunting for food, while the tiercel - the male falcon - stays behind to feed and brood the chicks. A falcon chick is also known as eyas, hence the name eyrie for their nest. The name tiercel comes from the Latin for "third", either because of the belief that one...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Hunting, photography, bird-watching, egg collectors, feeding, brooding
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Apr 13, 2022 Frank Tousey
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LibriVox recording of Fame and Fortune Weekly No. 1 by Frank Tousey. Read in English by Keith Salis; A Lucky Deal is a story of a young New York lad who, in the process of looking for a job, becomes a hero and lands a dream job as a messenger boy in Wall Street. This gives him access to people and information that he can use constructively to build himself up. Along the way, he has a powerful, saving influence on many of those around him. (Summary by Keith Salis) For further information,...
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Apr 2, 2022 Frederick William Faber
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LibriVox recording of Bethlehem by Frederick William Faber. Read in English by InTheDesert. There are several ways in which we may treat of the mysteries of the Three-and-Thirty Years of our dearest Lord. We may look at each of them singly, as it is in itself, full of grace and beauty, and distinctively unlike any other. Secondly, we may gather them up into departments, and call them the joyful, the sorrowful, and the glorious mysteries, the three sets differing thus from each other, and, in...
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Apr 2, 2022 Friedrich Schiller
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LibriVox recording of Poems of Schiller - 1st Period by Friedrich Schiller. (Translated by Edgar Alfred Bowring.) Read in English by Alan Mapstone; nighthawks; dksfreader; Adrian Stephens; Larry Wilson; Lee Vogler; Jananiram; yourbookvoice; Sonia; Jenn Broda; Krista Zaleski Poems by the German Classical poet Friedrich von Schiller from his first period (until 1785) in English translations by Edgar A. Bowring et al , including a verse drama of the Classical story of Semele and Zeus. Cast list...
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Mar 28, 2022 Frederick Marryat
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LibriVox recording of The Pirate, and The Three Cutters by Frederick Marryat. Read in English by Librivox volunteers Pirates are the subject of many a dime novel and boys' stories, but they tend to be portrayed as one-dimensional. Such is the case here. The captain of The Avenger is a Byronic or even a Michael Scottish hero—an impossible monster, compounded of one virtue and a thousand crimes. Marryat drew on his recollections of the time when he was a midshipman with Cochrane in the...
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Mar 4, 2022 Friedrich Schiller
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LibriVox recording of The Сonflict by Friedrich Schiller. (Translated by Edgar Alfred Bowring; Xavier Marmier; Panteleimon Oleksandrovych Kulish; Apollon Nikolayevich Maykov; Józef Dionizy Minasowicz; Juan Luis Estelrich Perelló; Adolphe Regnier; and Andrea Maffei.) Read 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!...
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Mar 3, 2022 Francesco Petrarca
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LibriVox recording of Sonnets and Odes by Francesco Petrarca. (Translated by John Nott.) Read in English and Italian by Algy Pug; Pier; Francesco Petrarca, known in the English speaking world simply as Petrarch, was a 14th-century Italian scholar and poet, who was one of the first to write in Italian as a literary language. Today he is most famous for his sonnets, many of which focus on the superior charms of his innamorata, Laura. John Nott was English physician and classical scholar. In...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, renaissance, Italian, Petrarch
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Feb 25, 2022 Friedrich Schiller
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LibriVox recording of Poems of Schiller - 2nd Period by Friedrich Schiller. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Poems by the German Classical poet Friedrich von Schiller from his second period (1785 onwards) in English translations by Edgar A. Bowring et al . (Summary by Alan Mapstone).  For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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Feb 10, 2022 Fritz Leiber
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LibriVox recording of Bullet With His Name by Fritz Leiber. Read in English by Paul Hampton In "Bullet with His Name," two alien beings have come to give gifts to an Earthman. But this is not altruism; it is, rather, a test. "The fate of his race hangs on his reactions to [the gifts]." And one of the aliens mentions that he himself is "a sort of snake." The gifts do not include an apple from the Tree of Knowledge, but they might be just as likely to lead mankind...
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Feb 8, 2022 Forrest Reid
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LibriVox recording of The Spring Song by Forrest Reid. Read in English by MoonLylith A deceptive tale, The Spring Song seems at first glance to be standard Edwardian adventure. Grif - A boy on holiday with his siblings - must set out through the English countryside to rescue their beloved dog. Slowly, however, a subtle and not always benign magic slips into the tale, imbuing it with a dark haunting that is hard to put one's finger on. A genius friend takes on the role of boy detective to figure...
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Feb 6, 2022 Frederick Denison Maurice
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LibriVox recording of The Prophets and Kings of the Old Testament by Frederick Denison Maurice. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers This is a collection of twenty-seven sermons on the Old Testament kings, from Saul to Zedekiah, and the prophets who spoke to them, from Samuel to Ezekiel. Moving in chronological order of the biblical events, this book could be a useful aid to studying this portion of the Bible. - Summary by Devorah Allen For further information, including links to online text,...
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Feb 3, 2022 Frank G. Carpenter
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LibriVox recording of The Alps, the Danube and the Near East by Frank G. Carpenter. Read in English by BettyB. Journeying through many countries including Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Switzerland and Greece the author gives an in-depth account of many aspects of the culture of the times and the people of the regions. (Summary by Betty B) 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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Feb 1, 2022 Fred. Berens
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LibriVox  opname van Uit de schooljaren van Hans Doncker door Fred. Berens. In het Nederlands gelezen door Bart de Leeuw Hans Doncker vertelt over zijn jeugd, zijn school en zijn familie en vrienden. Een mooie inkijk in het dagelijkse leven van rond 1910. Voor meer informatie, inclusief een link naar de on-line tekst, info over de lezers, RSS feeds, CD hoes en andere bestandsformaten: ga naar de  LibriVox catalogus pagina  voor deze opname. Voor meer gratis luisterboeken of om vrijwilliger...
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Jan 30, 2022 François Coppée
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LibriVox recording of The Wounded Soldier in the Convent by François Coppée. (Translated by George Curzon.) Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Wounded Soldier in the Convent by François Coppée. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 23, 2022, in honour of Coppée's 180th birthday on January 26. The poem was written in Paris during the Siege, November 1870 and celebrates caring nurses (specifically, nuns) who work with difficult...
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Jan 26, 2022 Frederick Adams Woods; Alexander Baltzly
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LibriVox recording of Is War Diminishing? by Frederick Adams Woods; Alexander Baltzly. Read in English by Leon Harvey A study In the prevalence of war in Europe from 1400 to the present day. This small book summarises historical periods of peace compared to periods of war, as concluded by consultation with other historians, and seeks to answer the question as to if the incidence and duration of periods of national conflict were becoming more intense or not, and how the periods of war may...
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Jan 24, 2022 Frank W. Boreham
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LibriVox recording of The Silver Shadow, and Other Day Dreams by Frank W. Boreham. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Frank Boreham was a well known preacher who served in England, Australia, and New Zealand. He published dozens of books and thousands of editorials during his lifetime, with no sign of slowing down, even up until his death at age 88. He wrote with a distinctive style, seeming to be able to draw a spiritual lesson out of any conceivable topic.  Boreham admits that this...
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Jan 23, 2022 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble
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LibriVox recording of Faith by Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble. Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 28 recordings of Faith by Fanny Kemble. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 16, 2022. ----- Fanny Kemble was a British actress who also found time to be a popular author of poetry, plays, travelogues, eleven volumes of memoirs, and more. She was an abolitionist after having been married for 14 years to a wealthy American plantation owner. This poem...
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Jan 23, 2022 Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of T. Tembarom (Version 2) by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read in English by Keith Salis; T. Tembarom is a young man who grew up in New York City, scraping his way by blacking shoes and selling newspapers. On day, he gets notified that he has become heir to a large estate in England with a healthy income. Though this would the the ultimate blessing to most, it sets him too high in class in English society for the simple Little Anne, the love of his life. His main goal is to...
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Jan 22, 2022 Frances Trego Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Billy Whiskers' Adventures by Frances Trego Montgomery. Read in English by volunteer readers. Billy Whiskers, Stubby and Button return from France to New York where new adventures await our favorite goat and his friends. Trouble is sure to turn up in all sorts of places – at school, an unexpected shower, up in a dirigible and in Chicago. Who are the old crow and the elephant? - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Jan 20, 2022 Frances Trego Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Billy Whiskers in France by Frances Trego Montgomery. Read in English by volunteer readers. Billy Whiskers is in France, but he is homesick. Of course, he makes new friends and entangles himself in many adventures. He has encounters with nurses, farmers, and a terrible wharf rat. Why is he at a dog cemetery? Why is there a submarine explosion? Join our favorite goat on his adventures in France. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online...
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Jan 17, 2022 Frederick Wedmore
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LibriVox recording of Four Masters of Etching by Frederick Wedmore. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers Frederick Wedmore presents short vignettes of influential artiest of the 19th century who were noted for their mastery of etching: Seymour Haden, Jules Jacquemart, J. A. M. Whistler, and Alphonse Legros - 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 to the LibriVox catalog...
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Dec 17, 2021 Francis J. Finn
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LibriVox recording of Harry Dee; or Making it Out by Francis J. Finn. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers Harry Dee, a nervous, sensitive boy, given to somnambulism, arrives at St. Maure's following his experiences involving the murder of his rich uncle.  Tom Playfair and Percy Wynn help to restore Harry to his former self, which includes solving "The Mystery of Tower Hill Mansion."  This is the last book of the three of Fr. Finn's famous trio. (Summary by Maria Therese) For...
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Dec 15, 2021 Fred M. White
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LibriVox recording of The Yellow Face by Fred M. White. Read in English by Sonia Who is Nostalgo ? Posters with his unsettlingly grinning face are appearing on scaffolds all over London. A murdered body, horribly disfigured and bearing a striking resemblance to the man on the poster, vanishes from a police-station. Jack Masefield wants to protect his fiancée Claire from her shady guardian Anstruther, and before he knows it, he is in the thick of the mystery, unraveling a tale of greed,...
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Nov 20, 2021 Fray Mocho
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LibriVox recording of Memorias de un Vigilante by Fray Mocho. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans. El título de este libro describe claramente lo que encontrarás en él. Memorias de un vigilante es la recopilación de algunas de las tantas anécdotas en las que el autor fue partícipe durante el ejercicio de su carrera como miembro de las fuerzas del orden de su país. Se cuenta con un tono un tanto picaresco y sarcástico algunas de las "claves" para entender al mundo lunfardo de la...
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Nov 16, 2021 Frances Trego Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Billy Whiskers at the Circus by Frances Trego Montgomery. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers What better place for a little goat to find adventures and mischief than a circus? What is an elephant's trunk anyway? But the circus can also be a place of mystery and danger. Will the plans of the kidnappers be foiled? Billy Whiskers always provides us with a lot of fun. - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Nov 16, 2021 Frances Trego Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Billy Whiskers' Travels by Frances Trego Montgomery. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Running away from home is always bound to lead to adventures, some surprising and good and some not so pleasant. Follow Billy Whiskers when he encounters fireworks, tigers and dragons! Will this little goat ever get home again? - Summary by Larry Wilson For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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Oct 25, 2021 Fritz Leiber
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LibriVox recording of 3 Weird SF Stories by Fritz Leiber by Fritz Leiber. Read in English by Phil Chenevert These are three of the strangest stories I could find by the very talented Fritz Leiber. And by strange I mean odd, weird, kinda creepy and yet wonderful. Not your normal Science Fiction here but then Leiber had an amazing imagination and these certainly made me stretch mine. - Summary by phil chenevert For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Oct 24, 2021 Frederick Herman Tilberg
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LibriVox recording of Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania by Frederick Herman Tilberg. Read in English by David Wales On the gently rolling farm lands surrounding the little town of Gettysburg, Pa., was fought one of the great decisive battles of American history. For 3 days, from July 1 to 3, 1863, a gigantic struggle between 75,000 Confederates and 88,000 Union troops raged about the town and left 51,000 casualties in its wake. Heroic deeds were numerous on both sides, climaxed by...
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Oct 21, 2021 Frederick Herman Tilberg
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LibriVox recording of Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland by Frederick Herman Tilberg. Read in English by David Wales The American Civil War battle at Antietam, Maryland,(called Sharpsburg by the Confederacy) on 17 September 1862, has been called the bloodiest day of that conflict. Confederate General Lee’s invasion of the North was repulsed, and when the fighting ended, the course of the Civil War had been greatly altered. This victory by the North moved President Abraham Lincoln to...
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Oct 20, 2021 Francis Wellman
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LibriVox recording of The Art of Cross-Examination by Francis Wellman. Read in English by Joanne Turner A classic text on cross-examination of witnesses, including many examples of techniques used in celebrated cases by such notable attorneys as Abraham Lincoln and future Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo. Wellman sprinkles the text liberally with background facts and explanations of the cases and just plain gossip about the participants. Useful listening for anyone who occasionally feels...
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Oct 4, 2021 Frederick Philip Grove
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LibriVox recording of Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove. Read in English by Bruce Pirie When Frederick Philip Grove settled in a remote area of Manitoba in the early years of the 20th century, he found work teaching in a school over 30 miles from his home. He commuted by horse-and-wagon or horse-and-sleigh each weekend, and seven of those long and challenging journeys are recorded in “Over Prairie Trails,” published in 1922. Grove has a sharp eye for details of nature that were...
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Sep 28, 2021 Frederic Taber Cooper
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LibriVox recording of Some American Storytellers by Frederic Taber Cooper. Read in English by Celine Major. Frederic Taber Cooper, who was an editor and author, provides a superb insight into the works of some of the most popular authors of the turn of the century decade. Excerpt: The subjects of the essays included in this volume differ widely in aim and in accomplishment; but all of them possess, to a considerable extent, the gift that makes them next of kin to the minstrel and troubadour, to...
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Sep 10, 2021 Fritz Leiber
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LibriVox recording of The Green Millennium by Fritz Leiber. Read in English by Rich Brown; Jessica Martin; Aric Reed; fletcb09; Mike O'Brien; Christine Rottger; Chad Jackson; Francesco F; Mira Williams; JayS; Roger Melin; Harley James; From the classic science-fiction and fantasy author Fritz Leiber comes this intriguing tale of a green cat. From the author's introduction: "The world Phil Gish lived in was not a pretty one, and Phil didn't enjoy living in it. He was disillusioned,...
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Sep 8, 2021 F. Scott Fitzgerald
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LibriVox recording of The Great Gatsby (version 2) by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read in English by afinevoice. The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, near New York City, the novel depicts first-person narrator Nick Carraway's interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby's obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text,...
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Sep 7, 2021 Florence Henniker
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LibriVox recording of Poesies from Abroad by Florence Henniker. Read in English by Newgatenovelist Florence Henniker was a British poet and novelist whose ‘Poesies from Abroad’ was first published in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine in September 1889. This collection also includes ‘An Autumn Lyric’, which was first published in May 1889 in the same journal. - Summary by Newgatenovelist For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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Sep 4, 2021 Frances Trego Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Billy Whiskers, The Autobiography of a Goat by Frances Trego Montgomery. Read in English by Librivox Readers This is the original story in the beloved series of Billy Whisker books by Frances Trego Montgomery. Billy is a loveable goat whose adventures always entertain. Of course, adventure for Billy usually means trouble. Whether Billy is in the country where someone ends up in the duck pond, or in the city where he joins the fire brigade, mischief is his middle name. But...
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Aug 29, 2021 Frederick Adams Woods
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LibriVox recording of Mental and Moral Heredity in Royalty. A Statistical Study in History and Psychology by Frederick Adams Woods. Read in English by Leon Harvey Frederick Adams Woods examined the biographical records and family trees of the great dynasties of Europe, judging and comparing their moral standards and intellectual aptitude to their reputation as rulers. The summarised family histories are produced after a painstaking search including portrait galleries, family lineage,...
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Aug 27, 2021 Felipe Trigo
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LibriVox recording of Cuentos ingenuos by Felipe Trigo. Read in Spanish by evafolch; Maritza Mateo; Odal; Bohemio23; Bohemio23; mercolumba; Devan Tatlow; Devan Tatlow; Epachuko; Epachuko; KendalRigans; Joyfull; Maritza Mateo; mercolumba; lilratti1; quiroptero; KendalRigans; quiroptero; claudia88 Cuentos cortos del extremeño Felipe Trigo. Médico, militar y escritor de enorme éxito a finales del XIX y hoy desconocido para el gran público. Relatos muy breves y directos con variedad de temas y...
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Aug 26, 2021 Francis J. Finn
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LibriVox recording of Percy Wynn, or Making a Boy of Him by Francis J. Finn. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. In this volume, which follows the author's popular book "Tom Playfair", a new boy is just arriving at St. Maure's boarding school. Percy Wynn has grown up as the only boy in a family of 10 girls. He has never played with boys before, and no one looking at him for a moment would hesitate to set him down as "Mamma's darling". Tom and his friends befriend Percy,...
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Aug 22, 2021 François Magloire Derome
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LibriVox recording of Reminiscences et Portraits: Kamouraska by François Magloire Derome. Read in French by czandra François Derome, auteur, avocat, fonctionnaire et journaliste canadien français, décrit en portraits brefs des paysages et personnages aimés de la région de Kamouraska au Québec en mi-19e siècle. Apparaissant alors dans un recueil nommé le Foyer Canadien, Les Reminiscences furent digitisés par l'université de Toronto en 2011. Le récit semble incomplet, mais porte...
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Aug 17, 2021 Frank Mundell
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Edison and The Wonders of Electricity by Frank Mundell. Read in English by Steve C Despite not having attended conventional school for more than a few months during his childhood, Thomas Alva Edison received a good grounding in the essential subjects of reading, writing and arithmetic at home from his mother (a former school mistress). Edison took the knowledge gained from these subjects and combined it with an insatiable curiosity, a fascination with all...
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Aug 7, 2021 Frank W. Boreham
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LibriVox recording of The Other Side of the Hill, and Home Again by Frank W. Boreham. Read in English by Devorah Allen; mleigh; InglisFamily; Larry Wilson; James R. Hedrick; AidanL; Nichole Kristen; Yolanda K. Dégraff; Taryn Langona; drandall; Owlivia; FreddyB; Ken Masters; April6090; Paul Brian Stewart Frank Boreham was a well known preacher who served in England, Australia, and New Zealand. He published dozens of books and thousands of editorials during his lifetime, with no sign of slowing...
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Jul 24, 2021 Francis Asbury
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LibriVox recording of Journal of Francis Asbury, Volume III by Francis Asbury. Read in English by Brian Keenan As one of the first two bishops of the Methodist church in America and one of the most well-known circuit riders during the spread of Methodism, Francis Asbury kept a journal of his travels and activities. His journal begins with his prayerful decision to come to America in 1771 and continues to December of 1815, a few months before his death. In the meantime, we travel with Rev....
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Jul 21, 2021 Frank G. Carpenter
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LibriVox recording of Canada and Newfoundland by Frank G. Carpenter. Read in English by BettyB. Another entry in Carpenter's series of World Travels focusing on Canada and Newfoundland. (Summary by Betty B) 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 (243MB)
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Jul 19, 2021 Francis Norbert Blanchet
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LibriVox recording of Historical Sketches of the Catholic Church in Oregon, During the Past Forty Years by Francis Norbert Blanchet. Read in English by Carol Pelster This book is a first-hand account of the experiences of Fr. Norbert Blanchet and his fellow missionaries to Oregon in the 1830’s and 1840’s. The original duo, Fr. Blanchet and Fr. Demers, had incredible adventures traveling across Canada by canoe, horseback, and river raft to arrive at the Hudson’s Bay Company Fort at...
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Jul 16, 2021 Frances Trego Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Billy Whiskers at Home by Frances Trego Montgomery. Read in English by volunteer readers. This is one in the beloved series of Billy Whisker books. a lovable goat whose adventures always entertain. Of course, adventure for Billy usually means trouble. From the Brazilian bullfight and butting contests to what happens on Thanksgiving Day, there is always laughter. We won’t even talk about the ginger cookies! But then, Billy can also be a hero, along with his cat and dog...
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Jul 12, 2021 Franklin D. Roosevelt
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LibriVox recording of State of the Union Addresses by United States Presidents (1934 - 1945) by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Read in English by Jay Randolph; Peter Nenyuk; KevinS; Colleen McMahon; BettyB; justforfun123; Joanne Turner The State of the Union address is a speech presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, typically delivered annually. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation but also allows the President to outline...
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Jul 12, 2021 Frederick Adam Wright
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LibriVox recording of Greek Athletics by Frederick Adam Wright. Read in English by Heather Eney. The history of Greek athletics as it pertains to the Olympics. Describes various activities such as boxing, wrestling, etc. and accounts from witnesses, the Iliad, etc. as they pertain to famous Greeks and events. He discusses Greek views of physical appearance and fitness as they pertain to the games and society and also how and why individual city-states chose to participate (or not) in the...
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Jun 28, 2021 Frank Charles Bostock
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LibriVox recording of The Training of Wild Animals by Frank Charles Bostock. Read in English by ToddHW; Heather Eney; Gini Rosario; Fern; Nicola Jablow; Natdok Today, performing animals are frowned on by many but in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, traveling menageries afforded entertainment for the masses. The Bostock family were famous in England at the time, for traveling around the country with a bevy of wild animals, many not seen before in provincial towns. If these animals could...
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Jun 21, 2021 Frederick Schwatka
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LibriVox recording of In the Land of Cave and Cliff Dwellers by Frederick Schwatka. Read by Steven Seitel An adventurer and explorer of no mean repute, Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka leads an expedition by mule train into the forbidding Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico to one of the richest silver mining regions in the world. He offers lively (and occasionally disparaging) descriptions of the the unfamiliar flora and fauna of this often desolate region, of the cliff and cave dwellings inhabited...
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Jun 13, 2021 Francis S. Borton
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LibriVox recording of The West by Francis S. Borton. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Luke; LeeSalter; Michele Fry; Rohan31; sophiatbow; Scotty Smith; tovarisch; William Bruce McFadden; William Allan Jones LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The West, by Francis Borton. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 30, 2021. ------ This fortnightly poem is from "The Call of California, and other poems of the West" by...
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Jun 10, 2021 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble
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LibriVox recording of Poems by Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble. Read by LibriVox Volunteers This is a collection of 98 short poems written by the famous British actress, Fanny Kemble. - Summary by mleigh 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 (79MB)
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Jun 9, 2021 Fr. Laurence Costelloe
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LibriVox recording of Saint Bonaventure by Fr. Laurence Costelloe. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. St. Bonaventure (1221 -1274), born Giovanni di Fidanza, was an Italian medieval Franciscan, scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, he was also Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He was canonised on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in the year 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. He is known as the "Seraphic...
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Jun 5, 2021 Ford Madox Ford
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LibriVox recording of No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford. Read in English by Peter Dann When No More Parades was first published in 1925, a critic in The Observer wrote of the first 100 pages that they "easily surpass in truth, brilliance and subtlety everything else that has yet been written in England about the physical circumstances and moral atmosphere of the war". The second novel in the Parade's End tetralogy, No More Parades places army captain (and former civil servant and...
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Jun 2, 2021 Franz Hoffmann
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LibriVox recording of Mozart's Youth by Franz Hoffmann. (Translated by George Putnam Upton.) Read in English by Larry Wilson; Ryan Lohner; JoannaH; James R. Hedrick This short account of the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is part of the “Life Stories for Young People” series. It is written in an engaging dialogue format beginning with the young Mozart’s first notes on the piano keyboard at age three to his admission to membership in the Accademia Filarmonica at Bologna, Italy, ten years...
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Jun 1, 2021 Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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LibriVox recording of The Science - History of the Universe Vol. 8: Mathematics by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The eighth volume is on Pure Mathematics written by L. Leland Locke and on Mathematical Applications written by Dr. Franz Bellinger. An introduction was written by Professor Cassius J. Keyser with a special section on the Foundation of Mathematics. The Pure Mathematics section discusses...
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May 30, 2021 Florence Louisa Barclay
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LibriVox recording of The Mistress of Shenstone by Florence Louisa Barclay. Read by Celine Major For those of you who enjoyed The Rosary by Florence Barclay, this one will come in as a close second. When Lady Myra Ingleby learns by telegram that her husband has been killed in the war, the sadness if not true grief that assails her along with the stress it involves, leads her towards a nervous breakdown. Her doctor convinces her that the best and only cure is for her to go away for a month,...
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May 23, 2021 Ford Madox Ford
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LibriVox recording of Some Do Not... by Ford Madox Ford. Read in English by Peter Dann Set immediately before and during the Great War, Some Do Not... is a tale of social cruelty among the English upper classes that pits real honour against shameless duplicity and subjects its principal characters to extremes of mental suffering that appear to be analogous to the (never directly described) physical horrors of the actual fighting. The plot revolves around the mores and desires of the...
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