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by Eugene Field
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of "BOOH!" by Eugene Field. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 9, 2014. Read in English by Claudia Salto; Garth Burton; Jason Mills; Jannie Meisberger; Julia Niedermaier; James Simenc; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; micky and ravenotation. Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Edith M. Thomas
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of ''Frost To-Night'' by Edith M. Thomas This was the Weekly project for  October 15, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ClaudiaSterngucker; Algy Pug; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Kara Shallenberg; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; MaryAnn; Phil Schempf; StephenChristie; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Edith Matilda Thomas was an American poet who "was one of the first poets to capture successfully the excitement of the modern city." This...
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by Andrew Barton Paterson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of ''In Re a Gentleman, One'' by Andrew Barton Paterson.  his was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 15, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bev J Stevens; Bruce Kachuk; Beth Thomas; David Lawrence; fshort; Greg Giordano; Jude; Matthew Datcher; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Paterson lived and worked in Sydney for most of his adult life, but his poems mostly presented a highly romantic view of the bush and the iconic figure of the...
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by D. K. Broster
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LibriVox recording of ''Mr Rowl'' by D. K. Broster. Read in English by Elin Raoul des Sablières, a French parole prisoner in England during the Napoleonic Wars, becomes enmeshed in a complicated tangle where his honour conflicts with his parole, and is sent to prison. Juliana Forrest, for whose sake he broke his parole, does her utmost to save him, and in his adventures and misfortunes, Raoul eventually also finds help from an unlikely source. This is a fun adventure story and romance, written...
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LibriVox recording of ''Tell It All'': The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism by Fanny Stenhouse. Read in English by Danielle Cartwright Fanny relates the experiences of a 19th century missionary as she and her young husband proselytize throughout Europe in search of converts to the new Mormon faith. Her religious zeal is sorely tested upon receipt of news from America revealing that their religion has adopted the practice of polygamy as the means to exaltation. The couple is summoned to...
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by Guy Boothby
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LibriVox recording of 'Farewell, Nikola' by Guy Boothby. Read in English by Peter John Keeble Farewell Nikola is the fifth and last novel of the Dr Nikola series. We are reacquainted with Richard "Dick" Hatteras, former South Seas adventurer and Roustabout who clashed with Dr Nicola in “A Bid for Fortune". He is now Sir Richard Hatteras and firmly married. He is taking a long sojourn with his wife and companions in Venice, where quite by chance (or is it) he bumps into Dr...
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by Marshall Saunders
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LibriVox recording of 'Tilda Jane by Marshall Saunders. Read in English by Phil Chenevert; SamW; John; Audrey Giger; Kalynda; Dini Steyn; Kathleen Moore; Dru Conway When spunky 'Tilda Jane isn't allowed to keep her beloved dog with her at the orphanage, she decides to set out on her own in search of a home where the inseparable pair will be accepted. Throughout her weary travels she encounters many people, both rich and poor, kind and cantankerous -- but will she ever find family? Set in the...
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by Marshall Saunders
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LibriVox recording of 'Tilda Jane's Orphans by Marshall Saunders. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. When the story of 'Tilda Jane appeared serially in The Youth's Companion in 1901, the original manuscript was very much condensed. When the time for book publication arrived nearly all the omitted matter was restored. However, some incidents were still left out, and they have formed the beginning of a new story written to please the many boys and girls who have expressed a wish to know...
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by John Ford
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LibriVox recording of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford. Read by LibriVox Volunteers One of the most shocking plays produced in England during the reign of Charles I, 'Tis Pity She's A Whore chronicles the disastrous results of an incestuous affair between fatalistic Italian siblings, Giovanni and Annabella. As suitors vie for Annabella's hand, various webs of deception and revenge intertwine, culminating in a bloody finale. (Summary by Elizabeth Barr) For further information, including...
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by Radclyffe Hall
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LibriVox recording of 'Twixt Earth and Stars by Radclyffe Hall. Read in English by Christine Lehman; Julia Niedermaier; Anusha Iyer; NoelBadrian; Mihai Borobocea; Newgatenovelist; Jamila Phillips This is a volume of poetry by Radclyffe Hall. The poet and novelist led a highly scandalous lifestyle for the norms of her contemporary society, living openly lesbian in Germany and England. Some of the poems in this volume are also love poems to other women, a fact which was not generally known at the...
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by Young's Literal Translation
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LibriVox recording of 1 & 2 Epistles to Timothy by Young's Literal Translation. (Translated by Robert Young.) Read in English by KevinS An English translation that holds as closely as was possible to the original languages and idioms. - Summary by KevinS 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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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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by Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr.
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LibriVox recording of 1000 Things Worth Knowing by Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr.. Read in English by volunteer readers. Part almanac, part encyclopedia, part dictionary, Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr. gives us his idea of important, but sometimes obscure, facts that he thinks should be in our bank of general knowledge. He includes a large section on medical emergency and health. Items are arranged in alphabetical order, so there is no logical presentation, but reference is made easy. Or, it is just...
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by Benjamin Hathaway
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LibriVox recording of 1001 Questions and Answers on English Grammar by Benjamin Hathaway. Read in English by Wayne Cooke; Theoden Humphrey; KevinS; Verity Kendall; Larry Wilson; Logan Lorenz; Kristy Carpenter; Richard Beiswanger; Rebecca Brown A book for students interested in finding out how many things about the English language have changed, and how many have weathered the test of time. - Summary by jasonb For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Benjamin Hathaway
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LibriVox recording of 1001 Questions and Answers on General History by Benjamin Hathaway. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Yuqing; KevinS; drandall; Stefan Von Blon; Avyndus; BettyB; Steve Mayer A book for students of history to test their knowledge and to direct their studies. As the title tells us, this is a book of 1001 questions, with answers, regarding world history. - Summary by KevinS For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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LibriVox recording of 17th- and 18th-Century Poems by Women. This class project is a collection of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century verse by women, focusing first on women as writers. It has been coordinated by the students' teacher, Tonya Howe. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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by Ingersoll Lockwood
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LibriVox recording of 1900 or The Last President by Ingersoll Lockwood. Read in English by CJ Plogue The year is 1896. The United States is rocked by the election of an unlikely president. On election night, riots broke out in the streets of New York. The city was paralyzed with dread. Mobs organized under the lead of Anarchists and Socialists. Farther South, people celebrated. This was a President elected by the working class and he was a President who followed through with his commitment to...
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by Rupert Brooke
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LibriVox recording of 1914, and Other Poems by Rupert Brooke. Read in English by Jael Baldwin; Lucy Perry; Peter Yearsley; Anusha Iyer; Larry Wilson; Ian King This is a volume of poems by Rupert Brooke, named after the famous poems "1914", written during and about World War I. Brooke himself died while taking part in a naval expedition to the Dardanelles, and was buried in Greece. The poems he wrote during the war were published posthumously and are the poems for which he is...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of 1916: First Chapters Collection by Various. Read in English by John Burlinson; VfkaBT; BettyB; Jim Locke; Tony Addison; Maria Kasper; MaryAnnS; Kalynda; Jennifer Fournier; Brice These are first chapters to books first published in 1916. Readers, following is a tentative list culled from Wikipedia's article on the year in Literature; most of the works are to be found on Project Gutenberg. - Summary by Matt Pierard For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Emil Bessels
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LibriVox Aufnahme von 196 Tage auf treibender Eisscholle vony Emil Bessels. Gelesen auf Deutsch von Availle. Am 29. Juni 1871 stach das Schiff » Polaris« von New York unter Kapitän Franz C. Hall in See zur Erforschung des Hochnordens. Der Dampfer nahm seinen Weg über Neufundland an der Westküste Grönlands entlang durch den Smith-Sund und überwinterte in einer Bucht dieser Küste, die Hall »Polaris-Bay« taufte. Dort wurde ein Observatorium errichtet, und von dort aus unternahm man...
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by King James Version (KJV)
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LibriVox recording of Bible (KJV) 14: 2 Chronicles (Version 2) by King James Version (KJV). Read in English by Joy Chan & Kimberly Krause Probably written by the prophet Ezra, 2 Chronicles covers the period from the beginning of King Solomon's reign to the conclusion of the Babylonian exile. Like 1 Chronicles, it focuses on the correct way to worship God. (Introduction by Joy Chan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by Weymouth New Testament
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LibriVox recording of Bible (WNT) NT 08: 2 Corinthians by Weymouth New Testament. (Translated by Richard Frances Weymouth.) Read in English by Mark Penfold This second letter from the Apostle Paul to the congregation of believers in the bustling port city of Corinth gives us a much more personal understanding of Paul's apostleship. He defends it rigorously, convincing his followers of his authority from God and his rights under that authority. His appeals to patience and understanding display a...
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by Douay-Rheims Version (DRV)
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LibriVox recording of 2 Maccabees by Douay-Rheims Version (DRV). Read in English by Adam; Lori Arsenault The Book of 2 Machabees (more commonly rendered 2 Maccabees) is an abridgement of another work, now lost, which describes the events surrounding the defeat of Antiochus IV Epiphanes and the rededication of the Jewish temple in the 2nd Century BCE. It's canonicity (status as Holy Writ) was established later in the Christian era, and hence forms part of the deuterocanon (2nd canon). It is...
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by Oliverio Girondo
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LibriVox recording of 20 Poemas Para Ser Leídos En El Tranvía by Oliverio Girondo. Read in Spanish by volunteer readers. Después de viajar por España, Francia, Italia, el norte de África y Brasil, Oliverio Giraldo escribió "20 poemas para ser leídos en el tranvía". Estructurado en torno al Diario de viaje. - Resumen por Lucas Oliveira 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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by Various
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LibriVox recording of 20 Short Science Fiction Stories by Various. Read in English by KirksVoice Compilation of 20 Science Fiction Short Stories - Summary by Kirk Ziegler 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 (278MB)
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by Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of 20000 Leguas de Viaje Submarino by Jules Verne. (Translated by Vincente Guimerá.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza Veinte mil leguas de viaje submarino es una obra narrada en primera persona por el profesor francés Pierre Aronnax, notable biólogo que es hecho prisionero por el Capitán Nemo y es conducido por los océanos a bordo del submarino Nautilus, en compañía de su criado Conseil y el arponero canadiense Ned Land. - Summary by Wikipedia For further...
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by Jack Williamson
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LibriVox recording of 3 SF Stories by Jack Williamson by Jack Williamson. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Three classic SF stories by Jack Williamson: The Cosmic Express, The Pygmy Planet and Salvage in Space. All were published in Astounding Stories in the very early 1930's. and all are fine examples of the far ranging imagination of science fiction writers of the day. - Summary by Phil Chenevert For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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by William Tenn
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LibriVox recording of 3 Science Fiction Stories by William Tenn. Read in English by Phil Chenevert These are three imaginative SF stories by an author I admire a lot, William Tenn. Venus is a Man's World, (Galaxy Science Fiction, July 1951), Project Hush (Galaxy Science Fiction, 1954_ and Of All Possible Worlds. (Galaxy, Sept 1956) - Summary by phil chenevert For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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by Frank Herbert
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LibriVox recording of 3 Science Fiction Stories by Frank Herbert by Frank Herbert. Read in English by Phil Chenevert As the title indicates, here are three SF stories by Frank Herbert, Missing LInk, originaly purlished in Astounding SF, 1959; Operation Haystack, also published in Astounding SF 1959; and Old Rambling House, published in Galaxy SF 1958. - Summary by Phil chenevert For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Gerald Vance
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LibriVox recording of 3 Science Fiction Stories by Gerald Vance by Gerald Vance. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Three Science Fiction stories by the great Gerald Vance: Monsoons of Death is a very nice blend of horror story and a study of true bravery on the planet Mars. A newly commissioned lieutenant finds out a lot about both! In Larson's Luck, Vance takes us on a light hearted jaun into hot shot space ship pilots, piracy and the good part of breaking the rules. The last story, Vital...
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by Lester del Rey
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LibriVox recording of 3 Science Fiction Stories by Lester del Ray by Lester del Rey. Read in English by Phil Chenevert The quirky mind of famous SF writer Lester del Ray gives us three wonderful tales ranging from zombies (Dead Ringer), time travel (how do you convince your earlier self it is safe to get into the time machine, eh?)(...And It Comes Out Here) and eternal life (The Dwindling Years). Listen and enjoy. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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by 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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by Various
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LibriVox recording of 30 Ghost Stories by Various. Read in English by KirksVoice 17 short stories from the book twenty-Five Ghost Stories and 13 shorts from the book Indian Ghost Stories - Summary by Kirk Ziegler For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B Audiobook...
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by Donald McGibney
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LibriVox recording of 32 Caliber, by Donald McGibney. Read by Dawn Larsen A suspicious accident reveals itself to be a murder! Our story is narrated by a lawyer who turns detective in order to uncover the real murderer, and leads us on a chase through Bolshevik headquarters, country clubs, and a dry creek bed, before the real clues come to light. Up-in-the-air excitement! (Summary by Brenda Price) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover...
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by Fernando Pessoa
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LibriVox recording of 35 Sonnets by Fernando Pessoa. (Translated by Anonymous.) Read in English by Anusha Iyer; Ross Klatte; Ryan Finch; Jude; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Kathrine Engan While Fernando Pessoa is internationally now known mostly for his masterpiece The Book of Disquiet , he was also an outstanding poet. 35 of his sonnets are collected in this volume. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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by Mack Reynolds
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LibriVox recording of 4 SF Stories by Mack Reynolds by Mack Reynolds. Read in English by Phil Chenevert 4 Science Fiction Stories by the quirky Mack Reynolds from the golden age of SF, the 1950s - Summary by phil chenever For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit librivox.org . M4B...
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by C. M. Kornbluth
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LibriVox recording of 4 SF stories by C. M. Kornbluth by C. M. Kornbluth. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Four nifty Science Fiction stories by the great C. M. Kornbluth - Summary by philc 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 (83MB)
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by Louisa May Alcott
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LibriVox recording of 4 Stories by Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott. Read in English by Roohi; Christine Lehman; Kathleen Moore; Diana Schmidt Here are four delightful short stories written by the famous author specifically for girls. As she says in the tiny preface "These stories were written for my own amusement during a period of enforced seclusion. The flowers which were my solace and pleasure suggested titles for the tales and gave an interest to the work. If my girls find a...
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by Mack Reynolds
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LibriVox recording of 5 SF stories by Mack Reynolds by Mack Reynolds. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Five Science Fiction stories from the strange mind of Mack Reynolds. Always innovative and interesting, these were published in the early science fiction and fantasy magazines of the 1940's and 50's. - Summary by phil chenevert 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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by Mack Reynolds
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LibriVox recording of 5 Science Fictions Stories by Mac Reynolds by Dallas McCord Reynolds. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Five early stories by one of my favorite SF writers, Mack Reynolds. Medal of Honor is an intriguing look into the mind of someone who is above the law; who cannot commit a crime. How will he act? especially if he is a self centered drunk? Potential Enemy is story about the sad state of human minds that are ruled by fear and paranoia. Happy Ending is an SF story about the...
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by Maurice Leblanc
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LibriVox recording of 813 by Maurice Leblanc. Read in French by Bidou Roman policier mettant en scène Arsène Lupin dans le contexte politique et diplomatique d’avant la Grande Guerre, tout au long d'une série d'incroyables péripéties. Cet ambitieux récit démarre par un simple meurtre, et se poursuit par les recherches successives d'un secret, d'un homme, puis de lettres dans le but d’une conquête de l'Europe. - Summary by Bidou For further information, including links to online...
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by מרדכי זאב פיארברג Mordecai Ze'ev Feierberg
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LibriVox recording of ?לאן (Whither?) by מרדכי זאב פיארברג Mordecai Ze'ev Feierberg. Read in Hebrew by Omri Lernau Mordechai Ze’ev Feierberg was a Jewish Hebrew writer in Russia. He was attracted to enlightenment and to medieval Hebrew poetry. Feierberg was one of the announcers of symbolism in the Hebrew literature. He published short stories in the Hebrew newspapers, but his main work was the novel “Whither?” that was published shortly after his death. It follows the...
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by Geraldine Edith Mitton
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LibriVox recording of A Bachelor Girl in Burma by Geraldine Edith Mitton. Read in English by Mary Ann Hadley. Miss Mitton was an unusual English woman of her time. As a published author, this unmarried woman in her early 30's recorded her visit to Burma (and Ceylon) at the turn of the 20th century. Her language is picturesque and her attitude toward the natives of this country is typical of her era. Burma of the early 1900s was, and still is, a little known and underappreciated destination for...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 9 recordings of A Bachelor to a Married Flirt by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  February 25, 2018. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Greg Giordano; Leonard Wilson; RajVO; Robert Robinson; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and VelmaCariss. Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was "Solitude", which contains the lines "Laugh, and the...
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by Mrs. Hungerford
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LibriVox recording of A Bachelor's Dream by Mrs. Hungerford. Read in English by Lynda Marie Neilson This is a wonderfully written novel by Mrs. Hungerford about the perennial bachelor and the various interests in his life, where he is a doctor by trade. From taking care of his sister's children to a possible love on the horizon, the author keeps us on our toes in this quick read of a book with its many unexpected twists and turns! For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Keith Laumer
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LibriVox recording of A Bad Day For Vermin by Keith Laumer by Keith Laumer. Read in English by Phil Chenevert For your listening pleasure, here are three stories by the ingenious Keith Laumer from the glorious days of Science Fiction in the early 1960s: A Bad Day for Vermin, The King of the City and Doorstep. They were all published in various Science Fiction magazines then flourishing in the United States at that time. I won't spoil your fun of listening to them by giving detailed story...
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by Adrian C. Anson
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LibriVox recording of A Ball Player's Career by Adrian C. Anson. Read in English by Cavaet The biography of one of the greatest players that the game of baseball of his era, in his own words. "Cap" Anson, quite probably baseball's first superstar. - Summary by cavaet For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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by Nicholas Carter
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LibriVox recording of A Battle for the Right by Nicholas Carter. Read in English by ProfoundMenace; Nihal Anabel; Devin Kemp; ToddHW; Dory; Annie Mars; Delmar H Dolbier; Marya James; Victor Seremet; John; Steven Jon Peterson Nick Carter is a fictional detective who first appeared in 1886 in dime store novels. Over the years, different authors, all taking the nom de plume Nicholas Carter, have penned stories featuring "America's greatest detective". The scene is set at an upscale road...
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by Gail Hamilton
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LibriVox recording of A Battle of the Books by Gail Hamilton. Read in English by Amelia Chesley; BluScriptz; Angelique G. Campbell; PhyllisV; Lucretia B.; TriciaG "When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for an author to dissolve the bands which have connected him with his publishers, a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires that he should declare the causes which impel him to the separation." So begins the alleged author's introduction to this work,...
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by F. Anstey
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LibriVox recording of A Bayard from Bengal by F. Anstey. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins The estimable gentleman, Chunder Bindabun Bhosh, ESQ., B.A., travels from his native India to England, with his impeccable English and manners, which immediately mark him as a foreigner, and embarks on an enviable program of escapades. These stories are the product of the fertile imagination of Hurry Bungsho Jabberjee, B.A., a nom de plume for the humorist F. Anstey, which is a further nom de plume for...
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by Guy Boothby
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LibriVox recording of A Bid For Fortune; Or, Dr Nikola's Vendetta by Guy Boothby. Read in English by Peter John Keeble. Guy Newell Boothby (1867 – 1905) was a prolific Australian writer. He moved to London in 1894 and became most well-known for his Dr.Nikola mysteries. This book is the first in a series of five and introduces the good doctor himself. Dr Nikola Is a criminal mastermind with an occult twist and like much fiction of that era this book and the following are more about how others...
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by Arthur Macy
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14  recordings of A Bit of Color by Arthur Macy. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for August 23, 2020. Read in English by Andrew Gaunce; Alisha; Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Edmond Aggabao; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Helen Ko; Keara Hayes; Larry Wilson; leleary and VoiceNB17. Our Poet paints a colorful picture of Paris in 1896. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Hannah Cowley
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LibriVox recording of A Bold Stroke for a Husband by Hannah Cowley. Read in English by volunteer readers. "Plays, where the scene is placed in a foreign country, particularly when that country is Spain, have a license to present certain improbabilities to the audience, without incurring the danger of having them called such; and the authoress, by the skill with which she has used this dramatic permittance, ... has formed a most interesting plot, and embellished it with lively, humorous,...
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by Theodore Dreiser
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LibriVox recording of A Book About Myself by Theodore Dreiser. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. A book written by Theodore Dreiser detailing a history of his life and how he became a writer. - Summary by Michele Eaton   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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by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
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LibriVox recording of A Book of American Explorers by Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; Pete McElveen; deongines; John; Elsie Selwyn; Sabrina Antonelli; Rita Boutros; April6090; Duane Desalvo; ChadH94; BettyB; KevinS This book tells the story of exploration in America in the words of the explorers themselves. It consists of extracts from narratives of the early discoverers and explorers of the American continent from the Northmen in 10th century to 17th...
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by Vincent O'Sullivan
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Bargains by Vincent O'Sullivan. Read in English by susanjhudson; N. Christensen; AnnaLisa Bodtker; Bev J Stevens; Corinne Elena; Foon This is a volume of short horror stories by American-born short story writer, poet and critic Vincent O'Sullivan. Sometimes considered the last of the decadents, O'Sullivan was a notable literary figure of his time, a friend of Oscar Wilde, and a favourite of many critics. The stories in the Book of Bargains are all of them notable...
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by E. M. Wilmot-Buxton
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LibriVox recording of A Book of English Martyrs by E. M. Wilmot-Buxton. Read in English by John; Michael Curran; Kristine Wales; KevinS; JeffE; DJRickyV; swiftsjourney This volume is a simple narrative suited to children's understanding of the thrilling times when English Catholics suffered for the Faith in the troubled days of the sixteenth century, when Tyburn tree was a concrete fact, and when ardent love hurled the defiance, "Come rack! Come rope!" Martyrs lay and cleric are here...
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by Sabine Baring-Gould
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Fairy Tales by Sabine Baring-Gould. Read in English by BettyB; Travis Baldree; Adeena Mignogna; Terah Tucker; lcastleb1; Nathaniel O'Coin; Lilian Elizabeth; Lee-Ann Niazi; E. Henderson; sashelliott; Geoff Cahill; Sophie Owen; Kate Follis; Robin Lamb; Michael Landu; Michael Fassio This is a collection of fairy tales, retold by Sabine Baring-Gould. The collection contains such well-known stories as Cinderella and the Beauty and the Beast, but also tales which are...
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by Clifton Johnson
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Fairy-Tale Bears by Clifton Johnson. Read in English by AmyMc; Devorah Allen; Lynda Marie Neilson; RecordingPerson; Patrick79; Scotty Smith; BettyB; SpiderScientist; April6090; Patrick Saville Bears make an appearance in so many fairy tales and fables, it is difficult to imagine a fairy-tale world without them. However, in most of those fairy tales, the bear is just a side-character. In this volume, Clifton Johnson has collected 18 stories in which the bear takes...
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by Clifton Johnson
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Fairy-Tale Foxes by Clifton Johnson. Read in English by Cal Taylor; Devorah Allen; Lisa Statler; Kate Follis; Diana Foster; Sheogorath; Matthew Thompson; julka; Kat Lady; Kalynda; Adam Wilkans Wild animals play a big role in many fairy tales, and foxes are some of the best-represented animals in folklore. In this volume, Clifton Johnson has collected stories about foxes from all over the world, adapted for children as bedtime fairy tales. - Summary by Carolin For...
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by Henry Wysham Lanier
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Giants by Henry Wysham Lanier. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers Tales of very tall men of myth, legend, history, and science (Subtitle of Book) - Summary by Henry Wysham Lanier For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit librivox.org . M4B Audiobook...
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by Jean Lang
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Myths by Jean Lang. Read in English by James K. White This is a collection of myths--mostly Greek with a smattering of others from the east--written in a clear and easy-to-read style. Lang complemented each myth with poetry by other authors who, like her, were inspired by these ancient stories of the gods. Lang chose these stories because they portrayed heroic gods, faithfully and blindly worshipped by man. Ultimately, however, these gods demonstrated the same...
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by Charles Whibley
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Scoundrels by Charles Whibley. Read in English by Greg Lewin. An ironic history of British criminals, mostly pre-Victorian pickpockets, highwaymen and thieves. Here we meet Moll Cutpurse the Queen of thieves, Jonathan Wild the Thief-taker General, Captain Hind the gallant highwayman and many others. The book begins with an essay on the artistic achievements of thievery followed by a sequence of short biographies. Summary by Greg Lewin. For further information,...
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by Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Sibyls: Mrs. Barbauld, Miss Edgeworth, Mrs. Opie, Miss Austen by Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie. Read in English by Ciufi Galeazzi This book is a biography of four woman authors whose names were well known by readers at the time of its publication (1883) : Anna Barbaud, Maria Edgeworth, Amelia Opie, and Jane Austen. Though most of us today are only familiar with the writings of Austen, all four of these women are well worth taking the time to get to know. The...
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by Laurens Maynard
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Twenty-four Sonnets by Laurens Maynard. Read in English by Lynda Marie Neilson; rraem; Eva Davis; Larry Wilson; Susannah Mason This is a collection of 24 sonnets by Laurens Maynard. This rather unknown poet brings many classical themes into this volume, with biblical figures beginning the circle and then in somewhat chronological order arriving in the poet's present day (1894) life. All readers should find a sonnet to their tastes in this collection. - Summary by...
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by Frank Evers Beddard
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LibriVox recording of A Book of Whales by Frank Evers Beddard. Read in English by Pinchcliff; Sally Sharpe; Mike Botez; Colleen McMahon; Bhavya; William Anderson; Joseph Tabler; Nuria; Nichalia Schwartz A Book of Whales is a natural history of whales for the layman. - Summary by A. Gramour For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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by Allan Eric
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LibriVox recording of A Boy Crusoe by Allan Eric. Read in English by Natalie Paula; Deborah Dornberg; mhaudio; Natalie G Koval; Jeff Robinson; frankdeangelo Also published as "A Yankee Crusoe". A 15 year old hard working and studious farm boy finds the lure of adventure on the seas as a merchant seaman more than he can resist. This is his story. " I was born in a little town in the State of Maine, near the close of the Civil War. My boyhood life did not differ materially from...
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by Robert Frost
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A Boy's Will by Robert Frost. Read for LibriVox by Becky Miller. A Boy's Will is Robert Frost's first full volume of poetry. Issued when Frost was approaching forty, it established his reputation and created a revolution in American poetry. With this publication, Frost became an established poet. He later became the major American poet of the twentieth century. A Boy's Will is characteristic of Frost's ability to conjure photographically clear physical images while ruminating on the...
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by Walter Clinton Jackson
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LibriVox recording of A Boys' Life of Booker T. Washington by Walter Clinton Jackson. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Kyle L.; Sarah Brown; Jason in Panama; KevinS; Sebastian; Paul Brian Stewart; Mari Patterson; Tina Ding; drandall; dfixsen Booker T. Washington was one of the first nationally recognized African American leaders after the Civil War. He was born to a slave woman in Virginia, who then took him as a young boy to West Virginia after the emancipation. Booker became a leader in...
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by Bartolomé de las Casas
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LibriVox recording of A Brief Account oof the Destruction of the Indies, by Bartolomé de las Casas. Read by Arnie Horton. A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies (Spanish: Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias) is an account written by the Spanish Dominican friar Bartolomé de las Casas in 1542 (published in 1552) about the mistreatment of the indigenous peoples of the Americas in colonial times and sent to then Prince Philip II of Spain. One of the stated purposes for...
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by Bernhard Eduard Fernow
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LibriVox recording of A Brief History of Forestry by Bernhard Eduard Fernow. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. An accessible, comprehensive summary of the science and art of forestry, from its ancient roots to its 20th century techniques (many of which are still used today). This book synthesizes forestry efforts and practices from around the globe, providing the reader with unique lens into the sociocultural, historic and, of course, economic processes of nearly every world region....
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by Nicholas Carter
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LibriVox recording of A Broken Bond by Nicholas Carter. Read in English by William Allan Jones; Peter Ryan; Annie Mars; ToddHW; dr4gonfly; Steven Seitel; Kenny Harrington; WendyKatzHiller; Shy; Janna Erikson; Hopeforce1; Paul Harvey; Tony Posante; PatrS; Ajeeshrp7; Josh Broussard Nick Carter is a fictional private detective who first appeared in 1886 in dime store novels. Over the years, different authors, all taking the nom de plume Nicholas Carter, have penned stories featuring...
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by Nicholas Carter
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LibriVox recording of A Broken Bond (Version 2) by Nicholas Carter. Read in English by Geoff Blanchard. Two partners in a mining interest in South America sell up for a cool million dollars. But why is one trying to kill the other after being the best of friend for so many years. Will Nick get to the bottom of this? (Summary by Geoff Blanchard) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by Various; Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Budget of Christmas Tales by Various; Charles Dickens. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Debbie R. Baker Robinson; Greg Giordano; Corinne Clayton; Garth Burton; BettyB; Christi Luphe; Kathy Wright; Mary Jane Conlon; Glennie Junkin; LayoLivro; Tim Watkins; Kathleen Moore; Linette Geisel This is a 1895 collection of christmas-themed short stories and poems by various authors, Charles Dickens himself being the most prominent feature. - Summary by Carolin For further...
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by John D MacDonald
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LibriVox recording of A Bullet for Cinderella by John D MacDonald. Read in English by Winston Tharp HER VENEER WAS BIG CITY ... But one look and you knew that Toni Raselle's instincts were straight out of the river shack she came from. I watched her as she toyed with the man, laughing, her tumbled hair like raw blue-black silk, her brown shoulders bare. Eyes deep-set, a girl with a gypsy look. So this was the girl I had risked my life to find. This was the girl who was going to lead me to a...
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