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by אורי ניסן גנסין Uri Nissan GNESSIN
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LibriVox recording of בגנים (In the Gardens), by אורי ניסן גנסין (Uri Nissan Gnessin). Read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau. Uri Nissan Gnessin was born in Starodub, where his father was a rabbi. He left home at an early age, and moving from one yeshiva to the another, he developed a life-long friendship with a fellow Hebrew modernist author, Yosef Haim Brenner. His first published text was in 1904. In 1906 he co-founded the Hebrew language publishing house "Nisyonot"...
Topics: אורי ניסן גנסין, בגנים, Baganim, Hebrew, short story, literature, audiobook,...
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by אורי ניסן גנסין Uri Nissan GNESSIN
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LibriVox recording of Etsel, by Uri Nissan Gnessin. Read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau. Uri Nissan Gnessin was a Russian Jewish writer, generally considered a pioneer of modern Hebrew literature. His first book was published in 1904. In 1906 he co-founded the Hebrew-language publishing house Nisyonot (Attempts), and after moving to London in 1907, he co-edited (with Hayim Yosef Brenner) Ha'Meorer , a Hebrew periodical. Later he emigrated to Palestine but returned to Russia, then moved to Warsaw,...
Topics: אצל, אורי ניסן גנסין, Etsel, By the Way, Uri Nissan Gnessin, Hebrew, literature,...
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Nota7-Scaramouche contro i muschiatini - di μ-metik «CHI CAZZO È ‘STO SCARAMOUCHE?» Una presentazione di μ-metik Nota7-Scaramouche contro i muschiatini è un omaggio audiofonico a L’Armata dei Sonnambuli, ed è parte di una mia raccolta dal titolo Notes on Laptop Music, in uscita a breve.
Ispirato dai molti reading di stralci del romanzo apparsi dopo (ma anche prima, come in questo) la sua uscita nelle librerie, è un esperimento algoritmico di computer music, ovvero di quel ramo...
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2001-2011. Le parole di allora Anna Rispoli - voce recitante Antonio Amorosi - diplofonie, triplofonie e investigazioni Massimo Carozzi - direzione dei campi sinaptici e ingegneria sonora [...] Ad esempio, anche se non era firmato, tutti sapevano che avevamo scritto noi l'appello Dalle moltitudini d'Europa in marcia contro l'impero e verso Genova, che nella primavera del 2001 fu continuamente inoltrato, fotocopiato, stampato su volantini e riviste, recitato, trasmesso alla radio, scritto sui...
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by Upton Sinclair
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What would happen to you if you tried to make your way in the world believing all the clear, simple things you had ever been taught growing up? Here we have one response to that question, a commentary by the great novelist, journalist and political activist Upton Sinclair, on what we are to encounter as we make our way in this world we live in. It is set against the backdrop of its time (about a hundred years ago) and place (a capitalist microcosm called "Lockmanville" in upstate New...
Topic: socialism, capitalism, class struggle, economics, individualism, social reform,iction, literature,...
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Life by Upton Sinclair. Read by Rom Maczka. Faith and reason, love and virtue, morality and mortality! In these two short volumes the famous novelist, essayist, and playwright, Upton Sinclair, confided his most prized worldly wisdom for generations to come. His kind and witty personal advice both provokes and enlightens page by page. (Summary by Rom Maczka) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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LibriVox recording of The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair. Read by Tom Weiss. It is the end of the 19th century. Like thousands of others, the Rudkus family has emigrated from Lithuania to America in search of a better life. As they settle into the Packingtown neighborhood of Chicago, they find their dreams are unlikely to be realized. In fact, just the opposite is quite likely to occur. Jurgis, the main character of the novel, has brought his father Antanas, his fiancée Ona, her stepmother Teta...
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by Upton Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of A Prisoner of Morro, by Upton Sinclair. Read by Tom Weiss. Upton Sinclair, born in 1878 was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author. He wrote over 90 books in many genres. Best known for his muckraking novel, The Jungle , Sinclair also wrote adventure fiction. Many of these works were written under the pseudonym, Ensign Clark Fitch, U.S.N. A Prisoner of Morrow, published in 1898 when Sinclair was but 20 years old, is one of these efforts. The period for this work is the...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, adventure, sea stories, war stories, historical fiction, Cuba
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by Upton Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of They Call Me Carpenter, by Upton Sinclair. Read by Tom Weiss. The story takes place in the fictional city of Western City circa 1920. It begins with a man named Billy who is attacked by a mob of ex-servicemen outside a theater after watching a German film. Billy stumbles into a church to escape the mob and is visited by Carpenter, that is Jesus, who walks out of the stained glass window of the church. Carpenter is shocked and appalled by his observations of greed,...
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by Upton Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of The Profits of Religion by Upton Sinclair. Read by Michelle Harris. The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation is a non-fiction book, first published in 1917, by the American novelist and muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair. It is a snapshot of the religious movements in the U.S. before its entry into World War I. In this book, Sinclair attacks institutionalized religion as a "source of income to parasites, and the natural ally of every form of...
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LibriVox recording of The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair. Read in English by Richard Kilmer In this 1907 novel about the extravagant life of New York City’s high society, the author of The Jungle, presents a portrait of the wealthy elite. Allan Montague, a lawyer of thirty, moves to New York City from Mississippi, along with his mother and cousin Alice, to join his younger brother Oliver, who had moved to the city few years before. Allan discover that Oliver has become a member of a fast-paced...
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by Upton Sinclair
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Librivox recording of The Moneychangers by Upton Sinclair. Read by Margaret Espaillat. A story of white collar crime and intrigue told from the point of view of Montague, a member of the privileged class of New York. Montague witnesses the manipulation and upset of the stock market by high financier Dan Waterman who is motivated by revenge. Waterman's character is loosely based on J.P. Morgan. (Summary by Margaret) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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LibriVox recording of The Naturewoman by Upton Sinclair. The Mastersons, a wealthy Bostonian family, await the arrival of their cousin Anna in the wake of her grandfather's death. Though born in Boston, Anna, who prefers the name Oceana, spent most of her life on a tropical island in the Pacific with her father. A free spirit, her practices and values surrounding proper dress, romance, and entertainment clash with those of her conservative relatives. What will happen as patience and tolerance...
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LibriVox recording of King Coal, by Upton Sinclair. Read by Michelle Harris. King Coal is a book by Upton Sinclair, first published in 1917, that exposes the dirty working conditions in the coal mining industry in the western United States during the 1910s. As in an earlier work, The Jungle, Sinclair expresses his socialist viewpoints from the perspective of a single protagonist, Hal Warner, caught up in the schemes and plots of the oppressive American capitalist system. The book itself is...
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by Upton Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair. Read by Lee Smalley "100%:The Story of a Patriot" dramatically recounts the adventures of a poor uneducated young man who lives by his wits and guile, as he becomes politicized during his involvement in the sometimes violent struggle between American “patriots” and “Reds”. The author wrote in the Appendix,which is not included in this recording: "Everything that has social significance is truth.......
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, industrial spying, sabotage, industrial espionage
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LibriVox recording of The Machine, by Upton Sinclair. Read by a full cast. Upton Sinclair is best known for his novel The Jungle, an expose of the meatpacking industry. He was also a playwright whose works for the stage reflected the same progressive viewpoints found in his other writing. In The Machine, published as part of Sinclair's 1912 collection Plays of Protest, Socialist activists show a rich man's daughter the truth about the society in which she has been raised. (Summary by...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, upton sinclair, machine, drama, socialism
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by Unknown; William Blake; Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox recording of Jerusalem to Revelations - A Quartet of Spiritual Explorations by William Blake; Dante Alighieri, and Unknown authors. (Translated by E. A. Wallis Budge; Courtney Langdon.) Read in English by Tony Addison A Four Quartets for the End of Time, these works stretch from the death and rebirth of a living land, England/Albion, to the death of the world as we know it in the Book of Revelations, going by way of a journey of the soul through death into salvation in the Egyptian...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, death, rebirth, spirituql exploration, world's end
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by Unknown; Samuel Woodworth
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LibriVox recording of Selections from Gems of Poetry, for Girls and Boys by Unknown; Samuel Woodworth. Read in English by Willy A short volume of poetry for children. All the selected poems were written by an unknown author. - Summary by Rachel For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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LibriVox recording of Kena Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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LibriVox recording of Katha Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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LibriVox recording of Mabel Ross, the Sewing Girl by Unknown. Read in English by Jennifer Fournier Orphaned Mabel struggles to raise her sisters by working as a sewing girl for long hours and low wages. She meets her challenges with a calm steady faith while her younger sister chafes against the injustice of their lot in life. She is determined to uncover the mystery she thinks is lurking behind their misfortune. This book will appeal to those who love intimate family dramas, light mysteries,...
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LibriVox recording of The String of Pearls (Dramatic Reading) by Unknown. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers.. Todd is a barber who murders his customers and turns their remains into meat pies, sold at the pie shop of his partner in crime: Mrs. Lovett; Todd's barber shop is situated in Fleet Street, London, next to St. Dunstan's church, and is connected to Lovett's bakers shop in nearby Bell Yard by means of an underground passage. Todd dispatches his victims by pulling a lever while they...
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LibriVox recording of Something New for my Little Friends by Unknown. Read in English by Nan Dodge; Ellies; BettyB; Kathleen Moore; Larry Wilson; Emily Isabella; April6090; Foon This is a collection of stories in verse for children. Published in 1866 by an author only known by the initials F.F., these poems teach children the virtues, their duties, and what happens to ill-behaving little boys and girls. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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LibriVox recording of Taittriyaka Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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by Unknown
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LibriVox recording of The Didache, from the Roberts-Donaldson translation. Read by Sam Stinson. The Didache is the common name of a brief early Christian treatise (dated by most scholars to the late first or early second century), containing instructions for Christian communities. The text, parts of which may have constituted the first written catechism, has three main sections dealing with Christian lessons, rituals such as baptism and eucharist, and Church organization. It was considered by...
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LibriVox recording of Ollanta - Drama Quichua en Tres Actos y en Verso by Unknown. Read in Spanish by KendalRigans Ollantay u Ollántay es un drama escrito originalmente en quechua colonial, considerado por unos como de origen incaico —y como tal la más antigua y rotunda expresión de la literatura quechua—; y por otros como de origen hispano colonial. El más antiguo manuscrito de esta obra perteneció al sacerdote Antonio Valdés (siglo XVIII), a quien por algún tiempo se consideró su...
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Librivox recording of Jude Read by Susan Denney . The Epistle of Jude is a brief book of only a single chapter with 25 verses. It is a general epistle, that is, a letter meant to be circulated and read in all the early Christian churches. Although brief, the content of the book is dense. Many examples of evildoers and strong warnings about their fates are given in rapid succession. The dispute over the body of Moses and the prophecies of Enoch are mentioned in no other book in the Bible. The...
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LibriVox recording of Kaushitaki Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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Librivox recording of "The Book of Esther" read by Esther. Esther appears in the Bible as a woman of deep piety, faith, courage, patriotism, and caution, combined with resolution; a dutiful daughter to her adopted father, docile and obedient to his counsels, and anxious to share the king's favour with him for the good of the Jewish people. That she was raised up as an instrument in the hand of God to avert the destruction of the Jewish people, and to afford them protection and forward...
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LibriVox recording of The Saga of Erik the Red (Reeves Translation) by Unknown. (Translated by Arthur Middleton Reeves.) Read in English by Expatriate The Saga of Erik the Red is one of the two important thirteenth-century accounts of the Norse explorations of Greenland and North America, along with The Saga of the Greenlanders. Containing fantastic anecdotes about ghostly visitations, wise women-seers, and one-legged native Unipeds, the saga is just as fascinating for what is clearly authentic...
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Librivox recording of The Book of John The book of John stands out among the Biblical writings about Jesus as an eloquent depiction of his deity, composed in detailed and elegant prose. It’s believed to have been written by the apostle John near the end of the first century A.D. The World English Bible is a new public-domain translation, retaining the accuracy and beauty of previous translations as well as of the original languages, while achieving a remarkable level of accessibility to...
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LibriVox recording of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Unknown. (Translated by Jessie Laidlay Weston.) Read in English by Tony Addison King Arthur lies at Camelot upon a Christmas-tide and will not eat until he hears tell of a marvel of knightly feats. In among them rides the Green Knight and challenges any knight of the Table Round to the beheading game; one of them, he suggests, can strike off his head and, at the end of a year, if he survives, he will then strike off his beheader's. Gawain...
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Enoch by Unknown. (Translated by Robert Charles.) Read in English by CJ Plogue The Book of Enoch, is an ancient, non-canonical Jewish work. Estimates vary on the actual dates of authorship. However, Enoch was alive during the Antediluvian period as recorded in the Hebrew Bible. Fragments of the text, were discovered in cave 4 of the Qumran caves in 1948.  Enoch, born in the 7th generation from Adam, was the grandfather of Noah. Enoch prophesied concerning the...
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LibriVox recording of Serbian Fairy Tales by Unknown. (Translated by Elodie Lawton Mijatović.) Read in English by Librivox volunteers Collection of traditional Serbian fairy tales as translated by Elodie Mijatovich, a British author living in Belgrade. Although different, parallels can be drawn with more well-known fairy stories. - Summary by LynneT For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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LibriVox recording of Aucassin and Nicolette, translated by Andrew Lang. Read by Leonard Wilson Aucassin and Nicolette is a medieval romance written in a combination of prose and verse called a “song-story.” Created probably in the early 13th century by an unknown French author, the work deals with the love between the son of a count and a Saracen slave girl who has been converted to Christianity and adopted by a viscount. Since Aucassin’s father is strongly opposed to their marriage, the...
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LibriVox recording of Tales Of The Royal Irish Constabulary by Unknown. Read in English by David Wales The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC, simply called the Irish Constabulary 1836–67) was the armed police force of the United Kingdom in Ireland from the early nineteenth century until 1922. About seventy-five percent of the RIC were Roman Catholic and about twenty-five percent were of various Protestant denominations, the Catholics mainly constables and the Protestants officers. In consequence...
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LibriVox recording of Maitrayana Upanishad. Translated by F. Max Müller. Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other Upanishads....
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (Markham translation) by Unknown. (Translated by Clements Markham.) Read in English by Expatriate. A whimsical collection of stories about a wandering street urchin, Lazarillo de Tormes is a classic of the Spanish Golden Age, even paid homage in Cervantes’ Don Quixote . Rendered homeless by the arrest of his father and poverty of his mother, the boy Lazarillo has no choice but to go out and find masters to serve. Unfortunately, each of his...
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LibriVox recording of The Fall of the Nibelungs by Unknown. (Translated by Margaret Armour.) Read in English by Michael Wolf and Phil Schempf. "The Fall of the Nibelungs" is Margaret Armour's plain prose translation from the middle high German of the "Nibelungenlied", a poetic saga of uncertain authorship written about the year 1200. The story is believed by many to be based on the destruction of the Burgundians, a Germanic tribe, in 436 by mercenary Huns recruited for the...
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Librivox recording of The Epistle to Galatians. The Epistle to Galatians is a book of the New Testament. It is a letter from Paul of Tarsus to a number of early Christian communities in the Roman province of Galatia in central Anatolia. It is principally concerned with the controversy surrounding Gentile Christians and the Mosaic Law within Early Christianity. Along with the Epistle to the Romans, it is the most theologically significant of the Pauline epistles, and has been particularly...
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf by Unknown. (Translated by John Lesslie Hall.) Read in English by clarinetcarrot The most famous piece of Old English literature, Beowulf was written by an unknown poet at least 1000 years ago and tells how the eponymous hero who is a great warrior defeats the monster Grendel and his mother. He later goes on to rule the Geats before dying killing another foe, a dragon. This metered translation was made by John Lesslie Hall - Summary by clarinetcarrot For further...
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LibriVox recording of 365 Foreign Dishes, by Unknown. Starters, main courses and desserts from around the world, one dish for every day of the year. From Turkey to China, from India to England, from Austria to Egypt, a wide variety of mouth-watering cuisines are represented. Each recipe is described in one short paragraph, making this book perfect for dipping into when you’re seeking inspiration on what to cook. (Summary by Lucy Perry) For further information, including links to online text,...
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LibriVox recording of Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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LibriVox recording of The Dhammapada (Version 2) by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Mueller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant - A Collection of Verses Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists Dhammapada means "The path of Dharma." The Pali word Dhamma corresponds to the Sankrit word Dharma. It is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha. These verses, compiled by Buddha's students in the years following his final Nirvana, were culled from various discourses given by the...
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LibriVox recording of The Dhammapada by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Newgatenovelist The Dhammapada collects sayings of the Buddha, offering advice on how to live a full and thoughtful life. The translation used for this recording is by Friedrich Max Müller and was first published in the 19th century. - Summary by Newgatenovelist For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Drive the Cold Winter Away by an unknown poet. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 13, 2020. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Silver5key; Larry Wilson; Marya James; Phil Schempf; Paul Harvey; rikkigail2012; TriciaG; TommyP A delightful poem written sometime before ca. 1625. Sometimes erroneously attributed to Tom Durfey (1653-1723) -...
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LibriVox recording of Tausend und eine Nacht, Band 4 by Unknown. (Translated by Gustav Weil.) Read in German by Bernd Ungerer. Scheherazade oder Schehersad, die Tochter eines Wesirs, heiratete den König / Sultan, der die Angewohnheit hatte, seine Ehefrauen am ersten Tag nach der Hochzeit köpfen zu lassen. Schehersad jedoch begann ihm Geschichten zu erzählen, die am Ende der Nacht den Ausgang offen ließen und den Sultan dazu brachten, wenn er den Fortgang der Geschichte erfahren wollte, von...
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LibriVox recording of Tausend und eine Nacht, Band 3 by Unknown. (Translated by Gustav Weil.) Read in German by Bernd Ungerer Scheherazade oder Schehersad, die Tochter eines Wesirs, heiratete den König / Sultan, der die Angewohnheit hatte, seine Ehefrauen am ersten Tag nach der Hochzeit köpfen zu lassen. Schehersad jedoch begann ihm Geschichten zu erzählen, die am Ende der Nacht den Ausgang offen ließen und den Sultan dazu brachten, wenn er den Fortgang der Geschichte erfahren wollte, von...
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LibriVox recording of Aitreya-Aranyaka Upanishad. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Chanticleer, the Intelligent Rooster. An interesting story in verse for children by Unknown. (Translated by Louise Pollock.) Read in English by SweetHome This is the story of an intelligent, upright and generous rooster named Chanticleer. We follow his life from birth to death in this story written in verse. The story recounts his adventures during his childhood, his studies and his travels. He becomes a father and grandfather and tries to impart...
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LibriVox recording of The National Nursery Book by Unknown. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; seanb; Kristin Gjerløw; Mary Ann Weathers; Andrew Olson; Rob Marland; Ezwa "The Publishers offer in this little volume well known and long loved stories to their young readers. The tales which have delighted the children of many generations will, they feel assured, be equally welcome in the nurseries of the present day, which, with the popularity and antiquity of the contents of the volume,...
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LibriVox recording of Winter Sport by Unknown. Read in English by AdeledePignerolles; Bruce Kachuk; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Glenn O'Brien; Julia Niedermaier; Lee Ann Howlett; bean420; Leonard Wilson; MaryAnn; Rosslyn Carlyle; SuperCoconut; Rachel Librivox volunteers bring you 13 readings of Winter Sport, by an unknown author. This was the weekly poem for the week of November 23 - 30, 2014. - Summary by Rachel For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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LibriVox recording of The House that Jack Built. Read by Denny Sayers. "The House that Jack Built" is a standard of juvenile literature that delights children and adults alike with the increasingly lengthy sentences, stretched to the breaking point, that make up its narrative. Through a chain of events, beginning with a rodent eating some grain and culminating in a festive wedding, children learn that playing with grammar can be fun! You can read along with this recording by linking...
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LibriVox recording of Beowulf by an unknown author (translated by Francis Barton Gummere). Read in English by Tad E. Beowulf was composed by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet. Francis Barton Gummere translates this beautiful poem. Beowulf is an epic poem. The main character, Beowulf, proves himself a hero as he battles against supernatural demons and beasts. (Summary by Tad E.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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LibriVox recording of On the Sublime by Unknown. (Translated by Herbert Lord Havell.) Read in English by Amelia Chesley This is a classical text on aesthetics and proper style in writing and rhetoric, including commentary on various ancient Greek works such as those of Plato, Homer, and Demosthenes. Authorship of this treatise is disputed/unknown, but the text is traditionally attributed to Longinus or Pseudo-Longinus. Introduction by Andrew Lang.(summary by Amelia Chesley, adapted from...
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Librivox recording of The Prayer of Manasses. Read by David Shamp. The Prayer of Manasses is supposed to have been the prayer of Manasses King of Judah when he repented from his idolatrous ways when he was held captive by the Assyrians in Babylon. Manasseh’s evil ways are recorded in 2 Kings 21:1-18, and the account of his repentance is recorded in 2 Chronicles 33:10-17. The Prayer of Manasses is held to be a deuterocanonical book by many Christians and is held to be Apocryphal by others....
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LibriVox volunteers bring you eight different recordings of Psalm 133, to celebrate United Nations Day . This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 22nd, 2006. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/psalm-133/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (3MB)
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LibriVox recording of Tausend und eine Nacht, Band 1. (Übersetzung von Gustav Weil.) Gelesen auf Deutsch von Bernd Ungerer Scheherazade oder Schehersad, die Tochter eines Wesirs, heiratete den König / Sultan, der die Angewohnheit hatte, seine Ehefrauen am ersten Tag nach der Hochzeit köpfen zu lassen. Schehersad jedoch begann ihm Geschichten zu erzählen, die am Ende der Nacht den Ausgang offen ließ und den Sultan dazu brachte, wenn er den Fortgang der Geschichte erfahren wollte, von einer...
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LibriVox recording of The Psalms and Odes of Solomon, translated by Rendel Harris. Read by Sam Stinson. One of the Pseudepigrapha, the Psalms of Solomon is a group of eighteen psalms (religious songs or poems) that are not part of any scriptural canon (they are, however, found in copies of the Peshitta). The Psalms of Solomon were referenced in Early Christian writings, but lost to modern scholars until a Greek manuscript was rediscovered in the 17th century. Politically, the Psalms of Solomon...
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LibriVox recording of Rock A Bye Library: A Book of Fables, author unknown. Read by Denny Sayers. A book of short fables with morals. (Summary by DSayers) 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 (6MB)
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LibriVox recording of Short Stories and Poems for Children, Original and Select by Unknown. Read in English by Campbell Schelp. A collection of short stories and poems for children, filled with sweet but simple life lessons. - Summary by Campbell Schelp For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of Canadian Boat-Song by Unknown. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 4, 2105. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; J. McDougall; Livia F.; Leonard Wilson; Katie Rose and Maria Kasper. Portion of an article in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, VOL. XXVI July-December, 1829: "The late Earl of Eglinton, a distinguished member of a family not destitute of Celtic blood, and which has even been illustrious...
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LibriVox recording of Invention And Discovery: Curious Facts And Characteristic Sketches by Unknown. Read in English by David Wales "In this little volume are brought together a number of sketches and memoranda, illustrating the history of discovery, and the lives and labours of inventors and explorers, not of our own country alone, but of others, for knowledge is of no country, but of all. The object of the collector has been rather to present the popular than the strictly scientific side...
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LibriVox recording of Mundaka Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other Upanishads....
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Librivox recording of Jude. Read by Susan Denney . The writer of this letter instructs the early Christians on the value of showing patience, controlling an unruly tongue and treating all people with kindness without respect to their social position. It also provides the basis for the practice of blessing the sick with an anointing of oil. The book has been historically controversial because of its teaching that both faith and works are necessary to salvation. The great promise in the book is...
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LibriVox recording of Isha Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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LibriVox recording of The Summoning of Everyman also known as Everyman, Author Unknown. Read by (in order of appearance) Annise, Elli, Neeru Iyer, Denny Sayers, Bob Shearman, Tricia G.,Chris Caron, David Lawrence, Elizabeth Klett, Marian Martin, David Cole, Laurie Anne Walden, Barry Eads, Lucy Perry, Arielle Lipshaw, Ruth Golding, Kalynda, Cori Samuel. A Holy Day in 1495. Join the crowd streaming towards a temporary outdoor stage and be entertained (and maybe even instructed) by a performance...
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LibriVox recording of Svetasvatara Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in...
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LibriVox recording of Three Ecumenical Creeds. Read by Jonathan Lange. "Ecumenical creeds" is an umbrella term used in the western church to refer to the Nicene Creed, the Apostles' Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. The ecumenical creeds are also known as the universal creeds. These creeds are accepted by almost all mainstream Christian denominations in the western church, including the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican churches and Lutheran churches. A creed by definition is a summary...
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LibriVox recording of Prasna Upanishad by Unknown. (Translated by F. Max Müller.) Read in English by Jothi Tharavant. The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad" means "to sit." Thus, Upanishad is to sit down near the teacher to discuss, learn, practice, and experience. There are some 200 or more Upanishads. Some are lost and are only known about because of being referenced in other...
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LibriVox recording of The Saga of the Greenlanders (Reeves Translation) by Unknown. (Translated by Arthur Middleton Reeves.) Read in English by Expatriate The Saga of the Greenlanders is one of the two important thirteenth-century accounts of the Norse explorations of Greenland and North America, along with the Saga of Erik the Red. The two accounts describe many of the same events leading to Norse contact with the North American coastline almost five hundred years before Columbus, but...
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LibriVox recording of The Sainted Queens by Unknown. Read in English by KevinS; Kristine Bekere; btuten; Tatiana Chichilla; Shreya Sethi; Eric W. A collection of short biographies of six Catholic Queens who became saints. Saint Margaret of Scotland - Saint Elisabeth of Portugal - Saint Clotildus, Saint Ragedund, and Saint Bathildis, all Queens of the Franks - and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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LibriVox recording of The Santa Claus Story Book by Unknown. Read in English by BettyB; Kathleen Moore; Jim Gallagher; Foon; Campbell Schelp; Greg Giordano; KevinS; Tasha C Mapes This is a collection of fairy tales. The first story is a Christmas story in verse, and of course the Christmas holidays are the best time for fairy tales, but the other stories in this volume are fairy tales that can be enjoyed year-round. This volume contains classics like the story of Cinderella and the Beauty and...
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LibriVox recording of Tausend und eine Nacht, Band 2 by Unknown. (Translated by Gustav Weil.) Read in German by Bernd Ungerer Scheherazade oder Schehersad, die Tochter eines Wesirs, heiratete den König / Sultan, der die Angewohnheit hatte, seine Ehefrauen am ersten Tag nach der Hochzeit köpfen zu lassen. Schehersad jedoch begann ihm Geschichten zu erzählen, die am Ende der Nacht den Ausgang offen ließen und den Sultan dazu brachten, wenn er den Fortgang der Geschichte erfahren wollte, von...
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Chanticleer, the intelligent Rooster. An interesting Story in Verse for Children by Unknown. (Translated by Louise Pollock.) Read in English by Lowell Moore; Lynda Marie Neilson; Karen Mallozzi This is, as the title already describes, the rhymed story of Chanticleer the Rooster, and his adventures. Follow the bird through his youth and school years, on a journey, through adventures, becoming a father and a family man and eventually a grandfather....
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