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Aug 14, 2022 Charles R. Gibson
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LibriVox recording of The Romance of Modern Electricity by Charles R. Gibson. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers From the series, The Library of Romance, this book introduces the reader to the modern concepts of electricity. The author discusses how man came to know about electricity, and how it powers the world of 1910. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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Aug 14, 2022 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of El Libro de Las Mil Noches y Una Noche Volumen 4 by Anonymous. (Translated by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza Ningún libro tan conocido, y menos conocido que esta famosa colección de novelas, monumento literario del pueblo árabe. Con el título de Las Mil y Una Noches circula desde hace siglos un libro que todos aceptan como una obra completa, y nada es menos cierto. Las Mil y Una Noches publicadas hasta el presente se componen de unos...
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Aug 13, 2022 Ella Farman Pratt
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LibriVox recording of Sugar Plums by Ella Farman Pratt. Read in English by DOLZ “Sugar Plums” by Ella Farman Pratt is a wonderful, sometimes tragic, collection of children's poems that run the spectrum between bliss and misfortune of seemingly ordinary days to the flights of fancy of children, parents and creatures alike; in places like stately homes, humble nests, city streets, and farm fields, just to name a few. Their stories are a masterful blend of whimsy and mischief, beauty and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, poetry, children, stories
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Aug 13, 2022 Gustav Freytag
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LibriVox recording of Die Ahnen - Die Geschwister by Gustav Freytag. Read in German by Bernd Ungerer Die fünfte Erzählung 'Die Geschwister' ist in sich zweigeteilt und behandelt die Geschichte zweier Militärpersonen aus der Familie. Bernhard König ist der 'Rittmeister von Alt-Rosen' und die Geschichte spielt gegen Ende des 30jährigen Krieges. Der Sohn Bernhard Georg König verbringt seine Militärzeit als Feldprediger und heiratet danach eine vermögende Leipziger Kaufmannstochter. Ihre...
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Aug 12, 2022 Mona Caird
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LibriVox recording of A Romance of the Moors by Mona Caird. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Dick Coverdale is secretly betrothed to his neighbor, the beautiful Bessie Saunders. When a visitor to the area named Margaret Ellwood appears on the scene, however, Dick starts to regret his decision to marry Bessie. After Dick confides his troubles to Margaret, she attempts to guide him down the right path. But Margaret herself is unsure of how to advise him. On the one hand, she knows that it...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, feminist fiction
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Aug 12, 2022 Alice Dunbar Nelson
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LibriVox recording of The Dunbar Speaker and Entertainer by Alice Dunbar Nelson. Read in English by Jim Locke Ms. Pinckney says in her "Forward" to this book the following: "It is against this background of the world need that Mrs. Alice Dunbar-Nelson's book is seen to have peculiar significance to the colored race in America. Hers is the first attempt I have known of directly on the part of any Negro to frame a speaker composed entirely of literature produced by black men and...
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Aug 11, 2022 Annie E. Holdsworth
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LibriVox recording of Joanna Traill, Spinster by Annie E. Holdsworth. Read in English by Ashley Sue Murphy Timid Joanna Traill’s every move is dictated by her overbearing sisters. Then she meets Mr. Boas, a man who works to give “fallen” women a chance at a better life. Through Mr. Boas, Joanna has the opportunity to take in as a ward a girl from a troubled background. When she takes Christine under her wing, her lonely, monotonous life starts to change for the better, and she learns to...
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Aug 11, 2022 Henry James O'Brien Bedford-Jones
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LibriVox recording of The Arizona Callahan by Henry James O'Brien Bedford-Jones. Read in English by John; The same distinguished writer who gave you such thrilling stories of far places as “The Brazen Peacock” and “Lou-Lou” knows the odd corners of his own country too—as witness this exciting story of adventure among the untamed Beaver Islanders. - Summary by Blue Book Magazine For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Michigan, island, lake, canoe
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Aug 11, 2022 Margaret T. Canby
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LibriVox recording of Birdie and His Fairy Friends by Margaret T. Canby. Read in English by Librivox volunteers This book contains 13 stories for little children, about a little boy named Birdie and his adventures out in nature with the fairies. The stories include "The Frost Fairies", made famous by a very similar short story entitled "The Frost King", penned by deaf/blind Helen Keller when she was a young girl. Helen's story was so similar to Margaret Canby's tale, that...
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Aug 11, 2022 Oliver Optic
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LibriVox recording of Dolly and I: Story for Little Folks by Oliver Optic. Read in English by Victoria Alice Bell; Katherine Green an envious girl is given a pretty doll by her Aunt Jane. Christmastime is approaching... Nellie Green her sister who is quite different has a rich friend over by the name of Flora Lee. They would like to use Katherine's doll because all of the other ones are in ruins from over use. Katherine who has been rather protective of her doll straight up refuses. It shows...
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Aug 11, 2022 Victor Hugo
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LibriVox recording of Toilers of the Sea (Version 2) by Victor Hugo. (Translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood.) Read in English by John Greenman The book is dedicated to the island of Guernsey, where Victor Hugo spent 15 years in exile. Hugo uses the setting of a small island community to convert seemingly mundane events into drama of the highest caliber. Set just after the Napoleonic Wars, Toilers of the Sea deals with the impact of the Industrial Revolution upon the island. The story concerns...
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Aug 11, 2022 Thomas Frederick Young
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LibriVox recording of Canada and Other Poems by Thomas Frederick Young. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers From the author's preface: I wished to do something for my country, and chose this method of doing it. The literature of this country is in its infancy. It must not always remain so, or the expectations we have in regard to making it a great nation, will never be fulfilled. Literature gives life to a nation, or rather it is the reflection of a nation's life and thought, in a mirror,...
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LibriVox recording of Random Readings In Racy Rhyme: A Repast For The Recluse, A Refreshment For The Railway Reader by Charles Harwood Greene. Read in English by Krista Zalesk An ecclectic collection of poems by Charles Harwood Greene. A little humor, a little dry wit, and sometimes an unexpected twist. Works include The Railway Solitare, The Lottery Mania, and The Baker's Wife. (Summary by Krista Zaleski) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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Aug 10, 2022 Taras Shevchenko
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LibriVox recording of The Testament by Taras Shevchenko. 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! The poet, while being heavily ill, thought that he was about to die. Feeling the grieve toward the calamity of his Fatherland - Ukraine, he writes this poem as legacy to Ukrainians. Shevchenko tells people of...
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Aug 10, 2022 Ralph Waldo Emerson
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LibriVox recording of Representative Men (Version 2) by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read in English by volunteer readers. Seven Essays: his reasoning why and how great men have always been honored and necessary in our civilization, followed by six chapters dealing with, in order: Plato, Swedenborg, Montaigne, Shakspeare (sic), Napoleon and Goethe. Emerson was an old fashioned "Man of Letters". He was the head of the mid-19th century School of Transcendentalism. Poetry, essay and book on...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Shakespeare, Goethe, montaigne, emerson, plato, napoleon, Swedenborg, great...
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Aug 10, 2022 Stanisław Przybyszewski
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LibriVox recording of Totenmesse by Stanisław Przybyszewski. Read in German by Friedrich Sprachlich kunstvoll und ausdrucksstark gestaltete, wortgewaltige Analyse der menschlichen Psyche. Das Werk inspirierte den norwegischen Maler Edvard Munch zu seinem weltberühmten Bild "Der Schrei", welches wiederum Przybyszewski zum Schreiben des gleichnamigen Romans veranlasste. So schließt sich der Kreis .... (Zusammenfassung von Friedrich) For further information, including links to online...
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Aug 10, 2022 Friedrich Hebbel
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LibriVox recording of Schnock by Friedrich Hebbel. Read in German by Claus Misfeldt Hebbel schildert in seiner Kurzgeschichte die Umstände einer zufällig gemachten Reisebekanntschaft. - Summary by Claus Misfeldt For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit librivox.org .
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Aug 10, 2022 Elizabeth L. Banks
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of a "Newspaper Girl" by Elizabeth L. Banks. Read in English by TriciaG Elizabeth Banks was an American journalist and author. She grew up in Wisconsin, then lived in England the last forty years of her life. She became a regular contributor to English publications such as The Daily News, Punch, St James' Gazette, and London Illustrated. She created a sensation by recording her observations on the plight of the lower classes, which she...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, autobiography, journalist, reporter, newspaper, female, journalism
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Aug 10, 2022 William Graham Sumner
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LibriVox recording of The Forgotten Man and Other Essays by William Graham Sumner. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Sumner's popular essays were to give him a wider audience to distribute his anti-imperialism, his advocacy of free markets and the gold standard. He also had a long term influence over modern American conservatism. This is the final collection of his essays and is edited by Albert Galloway Keller. It concludes with The Forgotten Man where Sumner argued that, in his day,...
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Aug 9, 2022 Henry Major Tomlinson
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LibriVox recording of The Sea and the Jungle by Henry Major Tomlinson. Read in English by Tatiana Chichilla. Considered one of the greatest travel narratives, The Sea and the Jungle is H.M. Tomlinson's firsthand account of the first journey of an English steamer up the Madeira in Brazil. Bored with his unfulfilling job in London, Tomlinson boards the steamer "Capella" at Swansea and embarks on a journey to deliver supplies to the men building railroads for the rubber harvest. The book...
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Aug 9, 2022 Elizabeth Cheney
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LibriVox recording of The House of Love by Elizabeth Cheney. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. “‘Little gal,’ he repeated, ‘air ye all alone in the world?’ This time the sound resolved itself into an unmistakable sob.” With these words we are introduced to young Doris Avery. Newly orphaned, penniless, and without a single friend, Doris is sent to Waverly Ridge where she has been hired to work in a farm household. With her mother’s last words, “Remember, dear, you are...
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Aug 9, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Children's Short Works, Vol. 050 by Various. Read in English by Librivox volunteers. Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 050: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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Aug 9, 2022 Logan Marshall
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LibriVox recording of Favorite Fairy Tales (Version 2) by Logan Marshall. Read in English by T. Craft Love fairy tales? We all do, and here are some of our "Favorite Fairy Tales." Come join us to the land of China to hear the story of "Aladdin", hear about Jack and how he climbs to treasure in "Jack and the Beanstalk," come to the woods and eat a candy house in "Hansel and Gretel." And there are so many more to listen to! - Summary by T. Craft For further...
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Aug 8, 2022 Sven Hedin
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LibriVox recording of From Pole to Pole. A Book for Young People. by Sven Hedin. Read in English by Steven Seitel This book was first published in 1912. It is a simplified English translation of the author's Från pol till pol: genom Asien och Europa (Bonnier, Stockholm, 1911). Part 1 tells of Hedin's own extensive travels across Europe and Asia. Hedin visited Turkey, the Caucasus, Tehran, Iraq, lands of the Kyrgyz people and the Russian Far East, India, China and Japan. He provides fascinating...
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LibriVox recording of Cheating the Junk-Pile — The Purchase and Maintenance of Household Equipments by Ethel Rose Peyser. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers This book of advice about the purchase and care of household appliances is intended to cheat the junk-pile by inspiring the buyer to get the utmost advantage out of every purchase thru wise buying and proper care of equipment after it is acquired. The book explains what the householder needs to know about the practical home use of...
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Aug 7, 2022 Trumbull Stickney
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LibriVox recording of Song by Trumbull Stickney. Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of "Song" by Trumbull Stickney. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 31, 2022. ----- Mr. Stickney may have reached his highest fame in this century when the first verse of his poem 'Song' was plagiarized by a character in the 2006 film "The Good Shepherd." - Summary by KevinS For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Aug 7, 2022 John Buchan
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LibriVox recording of Greenmantle (Version 3) by John Buchan. Read in English by Cliff Stone Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet his friend Sandy in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans' plans to use religion to help them win the war, climaxing at the battle of Erzurum. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Aug 6, 2022 Henry David Thoreau
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LibriVox recording of Excursions by Henry David Thoreau. Read in English by PhyllisV Excursions is an 1863 anthology of several essays by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The anthology contains an introduction entitled "Biographical Sketch" in which fellow transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson provides a description of Thoreau. The book, other than R. W. Emerson's biography of Thoreau, contains nine of Thoreau's essays: Natural History of Massachusetts, A Walk to...
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LibriVox recording of Chronicles of Canada Volume 25 - The 'Patriotes' of '37: A Chronicle of the Lower Canada Rebellion by Alfred D. DeCelles. (Translated by W. Stewart Wallace.) Read in English by volunteer readers. The Rebellions of 1837–1838 were two armed uprisings that took place in Lower Canada (now Quebec and Labrador) and Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1837 and 1838. The rebellions were motivated by frustrations over lack of political reform. A key goal was responsible government,...
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Aug 6, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of LibriVox 17th Anniversary Collection by Various. Read in multiple languages by volunteer readers. "LibriVox is a hope, an experiment, and a question: can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to bring books in the public domain to life..." Hugh McGuire, LibriVox's founder, August 9, 2005 In celebration of LibriVox's seventeenth anniversary, here is collection of short works of various kinds and from varied authors which include in their title the words...
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Aug 6, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Collection 061 by Various. Read in English by Volunteer Readers A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, four-legged beasts and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the sound of a monstrous howl, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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Aug 6, 2022 Wilfrid Douglas Newton
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LibriVox recording of Double Crossed by Wilfrid Douglas Newton. Read in English by Howard Skyman Clement Seadon is a young man of free spirit and a lust for a life of independence. However after receiving an odd request from a lawyer he is compelled to involve himself in the prevention of a dangerous plot to swindle an heiress. - Summary by Howard Skyman For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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Aug 4, 2022 John Maddison Morton
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LibriVox recording of All That Glitters Is Not Gold by John Maddison Morton. Read in English by Librivox Volunteers Fresh from the success of his phenomenally popular farce, “Box and Cox,” playwright James Madison Morton and his brother, Thomas, adapted a French script into this light-hearted romantic Victorian-era melodrama. Wealthy cotton factory owner Jasper Plum has two sons, Stephen and Frederick. One has fallen in love with honest factory worker, Martha Gibbs. The other has lost his...
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Aug 4, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 32, June 8, 1880 by Various. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Harper's Young People is an illustrated weekly publication for children that includes short stories, tales from history, natural history, poetry, puzzles, and other fun. This 32nd issue of the serial was published on June 8th, 1880. In this issue, the captain and crew of the Whitewing set sail in the second installment of "The Moral Pirates", "The Story...
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Aug 4, 2022 William John Locke
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LibriVox recording of The House of Baltazar by William John Locke. Read in English by Simon Evers Twenty years ago, John Balthazar, a notable and brilliant Cambridge mathematician, left England abruptly as he found himself falling in love with a woman who was not his wife. No one hears from him for 20 years and it's assumed he's dead. He travels to China where he steeps himself in the culture and returns incognito 20 years later with his Chinese pupil, Quong Ho. They live in a remote farmhouse...
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Aug 4, 2022 Anne Catherine Emmerich
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LibriVox recording of The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Anne Catherine Emmerich. Read in English by Ann Boulais Clemens Brentano visited Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich in her Augustinian convent at Agnetenberg, Dulmen, Germany, many times from 1819 until her death in 1824. The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the result of those many interviews. Based on Sister Emmerich's visions about the life of Christ, this book details the visions that she had concerning the Last...
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Aug 3, 2022 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; Phil Chenevert to be filled in later 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 (23MB)
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Aug 3, 2022 Henry George
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LibriVox recording of The Irish Land Question by Henry George. Read in English by Sean Dalton & KevinS "What I want to impress upon those who may read this paper is this: The Irish land question is not a mere local question; it is a universal question. It involves the great problem of the distribution of wealth, which is everywhere forcing itself upon attention. It can not be settled by measures which in their nature can have but a local application. It can only be settled by measures...
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Aug 2, 2022 George Mallory; Francis Edward Younghusband; Charles Granville Bruce; George Ingle Finch; Tom Longstaff; T. Howard Somervell
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LibriVox recording of The Assault on Mount Everest, 1922 by George Mallory; Francis Edward Younghusband; Charles Granville Bruce; George Ingle Finch; Tom Longstaff; T. Howard Somervell. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers Personal narratives of climbing Mount Everest in 1922-1923. The expeditions did not reach the summit. The northern approach to the mountain was discovered by George Mallory and Guy Bullock on the initial 1921 British Reconnaissance Expedition. It was an exploratory...
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Aug 1, 2022 John Ulrich Giesy
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LibriVox recording of Palos of the Dog Star Pack by John Ulrich Giesy. Read in English by marns007; John-Paul Nelson; PARADOXO1; Shashank Jakhmola; Paul Lawley-Jones; Peach; russcallawag; Christine Rottger Jason Croft has learned the art of astral projection, and feels a calling to the region of Sirius, the Dog Star. Projecting his consciousness there, he encounters Naia. Determined that she is his soul mate, and the sole reason he was drawn there, he determines to win her love. Occupying a...
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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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Aug 1, 2022 Mary Esther Miller MacGregor
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LibriVox recording of Stories of Siegfried, Told to the Children by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor. Read in English by Steven Fellows Dear Denis,—Here is a story that I found in an old German poem called the Nibelungenlied. The poem is full of strange adventure, adventure of both tiny dwarf and stalwart mortal. Some of these adventures will fill this little book, and already I can see you sitting in the nursery as you read them. The door is opened but you do not look up. 'Denis! Denis!' You are...
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Aug 1, 2022 Alexander Aleksandrovich Bogdanov
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LibriVox recording of Der rote Stern by Alexander Aleksandrovich Bogdanov. (Translated by Hermynia Zur Mühlen.) Read in German by Friedrich Der kommunistische Schriftsteller Bogdanow (damals Mitglied des Zentralkomitees der Bolschewiki) nutzt die Form des utopischen Romans, um bereits zehn Jahre vor der Großen Sozialistischen Oktoberrevolution das Modell einer sozialistischen Gesellschaft zu entwerfen. Zu diesem Zweck verlegt er die Handlung auf den Mars (den auch symbolisch "roten"...
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Aug 1, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 230 by Various. This is a collection of 47 poems read in English by LibriVox volunteers for July 2022. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit librivox.org . M4B Audiobook (66MB)
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Jul 31, 2022 Leigh North
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LibriVox recording of Predecessors of Cleopatra by Leigh North. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers This book provides such information as was known at the onset of the 20th Century about Egyptian queens in antiquity. Much has been learned in the ensuing 100+ years so this book needs to be considered in the context of the time in which it was written. Queens are covered from Princess Nefert of the 3rd Dynasty through the (in)famous Cleopatra. Leigh North is the pseudonym of Mrs. Elizabeth...
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Jul 31, 2022 Thomas Scott
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LibriVox recording of Hosea: from The Holy Bible with Original Notes by Thomas Scott. Read in English by InTheDesert Hosea, whose prophecy we now enter upon, exercised his sacred office for a great many years: he predicted the captivity of the ten Tribes long before it arrived, yet he probably lived to witness its near approach. He is supposed to have been of the kingdom of Israel, though his prophecies frequently relate to Judah also His style is remarkably concise, sententious, and...
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Jul 31, 2022 James Inglis
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LibriVox recording of Our New Zealand Cousins by James Inglis. Read in English by Beeswaxcandle A travelogue of a trip through New Zealand in 1885 with panegyric descriptions of the scenery, elucidations of the progress the country had made since the writer had been there twenty years earlier, encomiums on the differences between New South Wales and New Zealand, and the writer's thoughts on where the two colonies needed to progress in the areas of agriculture, mining, forestry and education....
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Jul 31, 2022 Mr. Punch
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LibriVox recording of Stanzas to Pale Ale by Mr. Punch. Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of "Stanzas to Pale Ale" by Mr. Punch. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 24, 2022. ------ Punch was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841. Reflecting their satiric and humorous intent, the two editors took for their name and masthead the anarchic glove puppet, Mr. Punch, of Punch and Judy. In light of the...
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Jul 31, 2022 Walter De la Mare
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LibriVox recording of The Disguise by Walter De la Mare. Read in English by volunteer readers. Librivox volunteers bring you 7 recordings of The Disguise by Walter De La Mare. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 17, 2022. ----- Walter De La Mare (25 April 1873 - 22 June 1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, best known for his works for children and ghost stories, the latter of which were a favorite of H. P. Lovecraft. His first book of poetry, Songs of...
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Jul 31, 2022 Charlotte Niese
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LibriVox recording of Aus dänischer Zeit by Charlotte Niese. Read in German by storylines; yessisth; SowasVon; Sonia; lorda; Katharina21; Katharina Glowalla; Monica Hinrichs-Mayer. Charlotte Niese war eine beliebte deutsche Schriftstellerin des späten neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Diese autobiographischen Skizzen zeigen das Leben auf der Insel Fehmarn, auf der sie aufwuchs. Sie bestehen aus mündlich weitererzählter Geschichte und geben Einblick in eine Welt, in der politische Turbulenz und...
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Jul 30, 2022 Joseph B. Seabury
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LibriVox recording of Porto Rico: The Land of the Rich Port by Joseph B. Seabury. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. Puerto Rico was acquired by the United States in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. This volume was written in 1903 as Book XII in the series “The World and Its Peoples.” The series was intended for young people, but this work would be fun listening for those of any age interested in what Puerto Rico was like in the early 20th century. Intended to familiarize...
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Jul 29, 2022 Murray Leinster
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LibriVox recording of The Deadly Dust by Murray Leinster. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Murray Leinster does not disappoint with this gem of a story. The dust is deadly. It is slowly drifting down over the North American continent. Not ordinary dust, this dust is highly radioactive and silently deadly. Only one person sees too clearly that the USA is doomed and everyone in it unless this horrible, silent, death brining 'dust' can be stopped. And he, Doctor David Murfree, the only person to...
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Jul 28, 2022 Abraham Merritt
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LibriVox recording of The Woman of the Wood by Abraham Merritt. Read in English by Ben Tucker; Here is a story utterly different from any you have ever read before—a tale of a forest of trees in actual warfare against their human foes—utterly weird, utterly fascinating, utterly thrilling, written by the author of “The Moon Pool,” “The Metal Monster,” “The Ship of Ishtar,” and other gripping books. It is a tale of vivid beauty and eery thrills. For four centuries a family of...
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Jul 28, 2022 Poul William Anderson
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LibriVox recording of Nine Sci-fi Stories by Poul Anderson by Poul William Anderson. Read in English by Edmund Bloxam; 'Industrial Revolution' : Workers in a distant miner's facility plot emancipation from Earth. The military might have some say in the matter. 'Captive of the Centaurianess' : A scientist, a warrior princess and a Martian walk into a bar. And revolutionise space travel. 'What Shall it Profit? ' A mysterious, underground research facility is discovered. Does it hold the key to...
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Jul 28, 2022 Mary Jane Holmes
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LibriVox recording of Maggie Miller by Mary Jane Holmes. Read in English by Celine Major From bestselling and prolific author Mary Jane Holmes, Maggie Miller or Old Hagar's Secret COMES a compelling story of deceit, love, misplaced pride and loss of innocence that will keep you in suspense until the very end. And as usual her amazingly real characters will not disappoint. Excerpt: " Mustn't put on airs ! " muttered Hagar, as she left the room. " Just as if  airs wasn't for...
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Jul 28, 2022 Hugh McHugh
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LibriVox recording of Get Next! by Hugh McHugh. Read in English by Laurie Banza John Henry has a comedic commentary and opinion on everything that goes on in his life. This time, he tackles the subjects of race tipsters, bridge, amateur photography, the grip, courting, summer resorts, and on great men. Chuckle after chuckle, as he interacts and has conversations with his wife, strangers, the doctor, and his friends, he takes the reader on a humorous journey the way he interprets and lives life!...
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Jul 28, 2022 Bruno Ertler
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LibriVox recording of Eva – Lilith by Bruno Ertler. Read in German by lorda Bruno Ertler teilt seinen Gedichtband nach dem Buchsegen (1) in drei Abschnitte: Eva (2-27) – hier geht es um gegenseitige, reine Liebe und deren Zuspruch/Segen durch Gott. Im Zwischenspiel (28-40) kommen Zweifel an der wahren Liebe auf. Lilith (41-62) thematisiert die Liebe aus niederen Motiven wie Wollust, pure Leidenschaft, Verführung bis hin zur Eifersucht und Zwietracht, sowohl zwischen den Liebenden als auch...
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Jul 28, 2022 Émile Erckmann; Alexandre Chatrian
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LibriVox recording of Stories of the Rhine by Émile Erckmann; Alexandre Chatrian. Read in English by Ben Tucker; Émile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian, more widely known by their joint nom de plume Erckmann-Chatrian, were in their time more recognized and known locally for their militaristic historical fiction. But of perhaps a more long-lasting influence was their strange and fantastical stories of the macabre where one imagines they were influenced by fellow weird writer E. T. A. Hoffmann...
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Jul 27, 2022 John Calvin
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LibriVox recording of Institutes of the Christian Religion, Books 1-4 (Allen Translation) by John Calvin. (Translated by John Allen.) Read in English by InTheDesert At the head of the list of Calvin’s writings stands his great dogmatic treatise — the Institutes of the Christian Religion. In a very literal sense this book may indeed be called his life-work. It was the first book he published after he had "devoted himself to God," and thus introduces the series of his works...
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Jul 27, 2022 Victor Bridges
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LibriVox recording of The Cruise of the "Scandal", and other stories by Victor Bridges. Read in English by Librivox volunteers Collection of short stories by prolific British fantasy writer, Victor Bridges. Stories include A Bit of Old Chelsea and The Bronze-Haired Girl, as well as The Cruise of the Scandal. - Summary by Lynne T 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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Jul 27, 2022 Edmond Privat
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LibriVox recording of Karlo by Edmond Privat. Read in Esperanto by J. D. Zero La "Librairie de l' Esperanto" en Parizo petis min, ke mi verku facilan legolibron por la lernantoj de kursoj aŭ la komencantoj, kiuj ĵus finis sian lernadon en lernolibro. Mi intencis prezenti dudek tekstojn aranĝitajn tiamaniere, ke en ĉiu estos multaj vortoj pri sama temo de l' ĉiutaga vivo. Por pli bone konservi la intereson de la lernanto en dudek ĉapitroj, mi verkis unu rakonton pri la vivo de...
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LibriVox recording of Joaquin, the Claude Duval of California; or, The marauder of the mines: a romance founded on truth by Henry L. Williams. Read in English by volunteer readers. Joaquin Murrieta was a famous Californio bandit, known as the "Robin Hood of El Dorado". Joaquin Murrieta was the son of worthy parents, and nothing in his early youth betokened any traits of the monster which he afterwards became. . . . In the following pages every trace of his blood-stained footsteps is...
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Jul 26, 2022 Victor Hugo
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LibriVox recording of Quatrevingt-treize by Victor Hugo. Read in French by Bidou Quatrevingt-treize est le dernier roman de Victor Hugo. Son action se déroule dans la Vendée de 1793, avec pour toile de fond les plus terribles années de la Révolution française : la Terreur. Trois personnages s'affrontent : un aristocrate, un républicain, et un conventionnel. La fiction de l'intrigue se mêle à la réalité de l'Histoire. Chacun des trois héros se trouve guidé par une certaine idée du...
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Jul 26, 2022 Evelyn Everett-Green
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LibriVox recording of Monica by Evelyn Everett-Green. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers Monica was happy at Trevlyn, with her father and step-brother. But what would happen to them when the estate passed to a distant cousin, entailed as it was to the male line? Could she bear to see her invalid brother torn from his home? Should she marry this distant cousin, and thus ensure her and her brother the right to remain at Trevyln? Could she love him? And what about his dislike of her old...
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Jul 25, 2022 Arthur Stringer
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LibriVox recording of The Prairie Wife by Arthur Stringer. Read in English by Jennifer Perree; GeeGee has fallen, in love that is. Witty, funny, intelligent. Gee Gee's Letters to her friend tell the unscripted story of the adventures in her new life the first year after moving to the Canadian Prairies. (Summary by Jennifer Perree) 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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Jul 25, 2022 Winchell Smith; Byron Ongley
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LibriVox recording of Brewster's Millions by Winchell Smith; Byron Ongley. Monty Brewster has just inherited a million dollars from the grandfather he has never met. The newly acquired wealth staggers young Monty Brewster, and he is about to launch into his new life when an attorney in the west advises him that his uncle, George Brewster, has left him seven million dollars, contingent upon his getting rid of the million dollars left him by his grandfather. "He mistreated your mother and...
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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 25, 2022 Howard R. Garis
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LibriVox recording of Daddy Takes Us To The Garden by Howard R. Garis. Read in English by Laurie Banza and Doug Fajardo. The stories tell of a little boy and girl who go to various places with their dear Daddy. Each book contains something of value regarding nature lore, outdoor sports and animal life. (Summary by Howard R. Garis) 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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Jul 25, 2022 William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of The London Prodigal by William Shakespeare. Published in 1605 with the title: "The London Prodigall. As it was plaide by the Kings Maiesties servants. By William Shakespeare, London." And included in the 3rd and 4th Shakespeare folios. But Tucker Brooke, author of The Shakespeare Apocrypha (available separately here at Librivox) says "any theory which supports the play's authenticity may safely be branded as utterly untenable.... Shakespeare's catholicity...
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Jul 24, 2022 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
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LibriVox recording of The Poison Tree by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. (Translated by Miriam S. Knight.) Read in English by Vineymala This is a passionate tale of self-effacing and self-sacrificing love of Suraj Mukhi for her husband, Nagendra; innocent and pure love of Kunda Nandani for Nagendra; lust of Debendra for Kunda Nandani; undying love of Nagendra for Suraj Mukhi clouded by his infatuation for Kunda Nandani. (Summary by Vineymala) For further information, including links to online text,...
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Jul 24, 2022 Jean Ingelow
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LibriVox recording of Afterthought, from Afternoon at a Parsonage by Jean Ingelow. Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of "Afterthought" by Jean Ingelow. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 17, 2022. ------ Jean Ingelow was English poet and novelist, who died 125 years ago, on July 20, 1897. This poem is a sort of epilogue of the longer poem, Afternoon at a Parsonage and explores the proximity, yet distance, between people in...
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Jul 24, 2022 Henry Herbert Knibbs
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LibriVox recording of Songs of the Outlands: Ballads of the Hoboes and Other Verse by Henry Herbert Knibbs. Read in English by volunteer readers. A poetry collection. The poem "Out There Somewhere" was extensively quoted in and was the basis for Edgar Rice Burroughs' story "Return of the Mucker." (Summary by TriciaG) 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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Jul 24, 2022 Howard R. Garis
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LibriVox recording of The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis. Read in English by Laurie Banza A fun-loving and sometimes mischievous young brother (Ted) and sister (Jan), (known as the Curlytops because of the headful of curls they have) are about to have some fun, and quite an amazing adventure camping out with Grandpa. (Summary by Laurie Banza) 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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Jul 23, 2022 Annie Besant
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LibriVox recording of An Introduction to Yoga by Annie Besant. Read in English by Ritu Aarcee Four lectures by Annie Besant to give an outline and better understanding of Yoga - Summary by Ritu Aarcee 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 (104MB)
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Jul 23, 2022 Eleanor H. Porter
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LibriVox recording of Just David (Version 2) by Eleanor H. Porter. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Just David is the story of David, a little boy of 10 who is suddenly transplanted from a quiet, shut away world of music (he plays the violin) in the mountains with his father, to the hustle and bustle of a normal small town. He is a boy filled with love of music and love of people. Yes, he has a good sweet heart and it comes through in this novel. Kind of like Pollyanna, it is a story of how he...
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