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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.



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The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Ivan Turgenev
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 7 recordings of The Nymphs by Ivan Turgenev. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Darren Kurtz; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Phil Schempf and Peter Yearsley This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 15, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Darren Kurtz; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Phil Schempf and Peter Yearsley. Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet,...
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by Israel Zangwill; Marie Corelli; Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch; F. Anstey; J. M. Barrie; Arthur Morrison; Beatrice Harraden
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LibriVox recording of Stories by English Authors: London by Israel Zangwill; Marie Corelli; Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch; F. Anstey; J. M. Barrie; Arthur Morrison; Beatrice Harraden. Read in English by Kirsten Wever This book collects seven short stories by some of England's best turn-of-the-(last)-century's writers. The collection begins with the humor of J. M. Barrie, of Peter Pan fame. A later and equally humorous story is by Israel Zangwill, also widely known for his exposures of social...
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by Israel Zangwill
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LibriVox recording of The Bachelors' Club by Israel Zangwill. Read by Keith Salis The Bachelors' Club is a sanctuary for an elite group of London's unmarried men to gather. To qualify as a Bachelor, each had to undergo a strict background check to ensure that they were not only unmarried, but a zealot in the movement that held marriage to be an undue punishment...upon women. As our story goes, we learn many revealing things about these men's convictions and pasts, as well as insightful...
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by Isaac Watts
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LibriVox recording of Watt's Songs Against Faults by Isaac Watts. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk These superb poems by the hymnist and theologian Isaac Watts emphasize the importance of developing a positive moral outlook and stress the significance of maintaining vigilance to avoid the pitfalls of everyday life. But although Watts stresses the urgency of heeding the advice outlined in these verses, he delivers his message with divine charm and subtle counsel - never with chastisement,...
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by Isaac Watts
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LibriVox recording of Watt's Songs Against Evil by Isaac Watts. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk This small volume of inspirational verse is a collection of the timeless work of the hymnist and theologian, Isaac Watts. Carefully and tactfully conceived, each of these motivational poems contains a valuable lesson relevant to youth's quest for moral guidance in a world of uncertainties and unknowns. But lest these poems be construed as pedantic lectures demanding righteous behavior, the listener...
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LibriVox  reading of Little Blue Book 646: The Spirit of Brazilian Literature. Read in English by KevinS One of the many Little Blue Books published to make learning available to all. These were short, informative, and inexpensive books that discussed many topics, including biographies, literature, essays, and more. This volume discusses Brazilian literature in an historical context. - Summary by KevinS For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Irving Crump
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LibriVox recording of Og - Son of Fire by Irving Crump. Read in English by Liam Fricker; AndrewConnolly; Daniel Chao; Valentina Vocelli Five hundred thousand years ago, Og has been separated from his people during a volcano eruption. This story follows Og on his journey to find his people and the many adventures he experiences along the way. (Summary by linny) 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 Ik Marvel
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LibriVox recording of Reveries of a Bachelor by Ik Marvel. Read in English by Lee Smalley Reveries of a Bachelor, or A Book of the Heart, is a novel by American author Donald Grant Mitchell published under the pseudonym Ik Marvel. Paul, the protagonist, vividly and emotionally recalls his life and loves as he sits by his fireplace smoking a cigar, his old dog sleeping at his feet. He muses on boyhood, the country lifestyle and travel, but especially on the young women he knew, or perhaps...
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by Igor Severyanin
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LibriVox recording of Ананасы в шампанском by Igor Severyanin. Read in Russian by Mark Chulsky Mожет быть, наиболее известный сборник Игоря-Северянина. За 1915-1918 гг. сборник выдержал 5 изданий. - Summary by Mark Chulsky For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by I. L. Peretz
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LibriVox recording of Stories and Pictures by I. L. Peretz. (Translated by Helena Frank.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. A collection of short stories written originally in Yiddish and later translated into English. These stories were published under censorship in Russia from 1875 to 1900 provide an illuminating portrayal of the harsh life conditions for Russian Jews. Summary by Elsie Selwyn For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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