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May 24, 2022 Andre Norton
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LibriVox recording of Star Born, by Andre Norton. Read by Mark F. Smith. Andre Norton's "Star Born" pictures a human colony in another galaxy, driven away from Earth generations ago by a repressive government. Considered outlaws, the colonists are in permanent hiding. They have developed friendship and cooperation with a local race of "mermen" who are equally at home on land or sea. But that race only took to the sea to escape a malevolent power that hunted them and killed...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Oration by Frederick Douglass Delivered on the Occasion of the Unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument, April 14, 1876 by Frederick Douglass. Read in English by Edward Graham V This is the speech given by Fredrick Douglass at the unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument in Lincoln Park, Washington DC, April 14, 1876 along with the appendix which includes additional information about the order of the events and the story of the beginning of the collection of funds. - Summary by...
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May 24, 2022 Edgar Allan Poe
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Librivox recording of Edgar Allan Poe Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by Shurtagal. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) is widely famed as one of the greatest writers of all time. He is best known for his works of horror, such as "The Tell Tale Heart." However, and this is less known, Poe also wrote many love poems. In this collection of forty-eight poems by Edgar Allan Poe we will go through a wide variety of themes, from horror and raw creepiness in "The Raven" to pure love in...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, poetry, Edgar Allan Poe, raven
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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May 23, 2022 Cardinal Nicholas Patrick Wiseman
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LibriVox recording of FABIOLA OR THE CHURCH OF THE CATACOMBS, by CARDINAL NICHOLAS PATRICK WISEMAN. Read by Maria Therese. This historical novel is set in Rome in the early 4th century AD, during the time of the cruel persecution of Christians under the Emperor Diocletian The heroine of the book is Fabiola, a young pagan beauty from a noble Roman family. Fabiola seems to have everything, including a superior education in the philosophers, yet under the surface, she is not content with her life....
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, martryrs, Christian, Catholic, persecution
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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May 22, 2022 Honore de Balzac
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LibriVox recording of Letters of Two Brides, by Honore de Balzac. Letters of Two Brides is an epistolary novel. The two brides are Louise de Chaulieu (Madame Gaston) and Renée de Maucombe (Madame l'Estorade). The women became friends during their education at a convent and upon leaving began a life-long correspondence. For a 17 year period, they exchange letters describing their lives. Michelle Crandall reads Renee's letters, and Kara Shallenberg reads Louise's. Letters from the men in their...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, epistolary, letters, balzac
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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May 22, 2022 Herman Melville
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Librivox recording of Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville. Read by Stewart Wills Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have...
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LibriVox recording of Fame and Fortune Weekly No. 2: Born to Good Luck; or The Boy Who Succeeded by Frank Tousey. Read in English by Keith Salis; Dick Armstrong is an enterprising young man who works his way out of a slave-labor situation to become a successful businessman at only age 17. He shows through cool, reasonable understanding of business, an honest man can make something of himself if he takes advantage of the opportunities given him. (Summary by Keith Salis) For further information,...
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May 20, 2022 Eleanor H. Porter
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LibriVox recording of POLLYANNA, by Eleanor H. Porter. Read by Phil Chenevert In a small town far out West, 11 year old Pollyanna has lost both her mother then her dad to disease. This book describes how the orphan is sent to be raised by her aunt who lives far away in the East of the country. Unfortunately her aunt does not want her but accepts her very reluctantly only out of 'duty' and sticks her into a tiny hot attic room so she will be 'out of the way'. What Aunt Polly does not know is...
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Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
May 19, 2022 Pierre Grimes and the Noetic Society
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Our usual Saturday loose/informal discussion, with some great philosophical midwifery* thrown in. Topics discussed: 1. Pierre gives away two books he has read: To Think Like God: Pythagoras and Parmenides. The Origins of Philosophy , by Arnold Hermann Baudolino , by Umberto Eco 2. Midwifery with JulieH re her reluctance to admit she knows (Reference is made to two dreams: one that JulieH brought in yesterday to explore on Friday night -- but that one was not video-recorded. And a second dream...
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Topics: philosophy, plato, NSSAT, pg1, NSPMW
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May 15, 2022 Ginsberg, Allen
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A literature class, "Basic Poetics," taught by Allen Ginsberg at The Naropa Institue April 3, 1980. Ginsberg begins by discussing the prosody of Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos, reading #80 in full, then segues into the bulk of the lecture centered around the prosody of English poet Ben Jonson. This is class 20 of 33.
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May 13, 2022 Terry d'Oberoff
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A1 Prologue A2 The Tale Of Master Seth A3 Hitler And Witchcraft A4 Witchcraft In History A5 Women As Witches A6 Witch Burning A7 Witch Tortures B1 Witch Tortures (Continued) B2 The World Of Spirits And Demons B3 Preparation For Magic B4 Instruments Of Magic B5 How To Invoke Spirits, Demons, Unseen Forces B6 The Magic Bloodstone B7 The Witches Cauldron B8 How To Communicate With The Spirits C1 How To Communicate With The Spirits (Continued) C2 Gerald Yorke And Necromancy C3 How To Make A Pact...
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Topics: Vincent Price, witchcraft, magic, demonology, spoken word, audio, audiobook, demons, witches,...
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May 12, 2022 David Hilbert
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LibriVox recording of Foundations of Geometry by David Hilbert. (Translated by Edgar Jerome Townsend.) Read in English by Jim Wrenholt. The German mathematician David Hilbert was one of the most influential mathematicians of the 19th/early 20th century. Hilbert's 20 axioms were first proposed by him in 1899 in his book Grundlagen der Geometrie as the foundation for a modern treatment of Euclidean geometry. Hilbert's axiom system is constructed with six primitive notions: the three primitive...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, geometry, axioms, nonfiction, mathematics, Euclid, Hilbert
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May 9, 2022 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of The Three Clerks (version 2) by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Anthony Ogus Romance and crime in the mid-19th century British Civil Service. In this early novel,Trollope draws on his own experiences as a junior clerk in the General Post Office to provide an entertaining and moving account of how ambition within the service can affect friendship and love. (Summary by Anthony Ogus) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, trollope, ambition, civil service
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May 8, 2022 Miguel de Unamuno
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LibriVox recording of Niebla by Miguel de Unamuno. Read in Spanish by Mongope Niebla es una de las obras más conocidas de Unamuno. Esta “nivola”, como el propio autor la denominó quizás para diferenciarla del resto de sus obras, nos cuenta una historia a veces cómica y otras dramática, cargada de planteamientos filosóficos. A la vez narra el enamoramiento de Augusto, joven de vida acomodada que pone en cuestión todo lo que le ocurre, el ser o no ser, la capacidad de decidir del ser...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, rebedía, rol en la vida, negación de la muerte, duda de la propia existencia
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May 8, 2022 Benjamin Franklin, ed. Frank Woodworth Pine
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, edited by Frank Woodward Pine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. (Summary by Gary) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available),...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, autobiography, franklin, pine
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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May 8, 2022 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Sign of The Four (version 3) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective. The story is set in 1888. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a...
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Apr 30, 2022 Ginsberg, Allen
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Allen Ginsberg talks about writing techniques. At the beginning of the workshop, he describes the Naropa custom of bowing to begin an event. This workshop took place during the 1982 Jack Kerouac Conference at the Naropa Institute.
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Apr 29, 2022 Maurice Nicoll
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23.8.52 ESSENCE AND THE RETURN JOURNEY
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Apr 29, 2022 Various
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LibriVox recording of Buddhist Writings by various authors, translated by Henry Clarke Warren. An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism. The selections in this anthology are primarily from the Theravada school of Buddhism.(Summary by Leon Mire) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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Topics: Librivox, audiobook, religion, Buddhism, Theravada, scriptures
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Apr 28, 2022 Mykhailo Hrushevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Historical Evolution of the Ukrainian Problem by Mykhailo Hrushevsky. (Translated by George Raffalovich.) Read in English by Kazbek A short history of Ukrainian national aspirations, written by one of the most prominent Ukrainian historians. Published in the early months of World War I. - Summary by Kazbek 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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Apr 28, 2022 William Cullen Bryant
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Thanatopsis, by William Cullen Bryant. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 12, 2022.   Read in English by Adrian Stephens; Bruce Kachuk; CalmDragon; yourbookvoice; KevinS; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; Michele Fry; Peter Yearsley; Richa Jain and William Allan Jones.  The author was only 18 when he wrote this contemplation on death, his most famous poem. His teenage musings on nature's capacity to delight us and calm us while we live,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, pholisophy, death, literature, poetry
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Apr 28, 2022 Susan Coolidge
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LibriVox recording of What Katy Did, by Susan Coolidge. What Katy Did is a children's book written by Susan Coolidge, the pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey. It follows the adventures of Katy Carr and her family, growing up in America in the 1860s. Katy is a tall untidy tomboy, forever getting into scrapes but wishing to be beautiful and beloved. When a terrible accident makes her an invalid, her illness and recovery gradually teach her to be as good and kind as she has always wanted. (Summary...
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Apr 27, 2022 Karl Marx
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LibriVox recording of The Poverty of Philosophy by Karl Marx. (Translated by Harry Quelch.) Read in English by Tray This work is a scathing criticism of the economic and philosophical arguments of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's The Philosophy of Poverty . (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 catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become...
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Apr 25, 2022 Titus Lucretius Carus
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LibriVox recording of On the Nature of Things (Munro translation) by Titus Lucretius Carus. (Translated by H. A. J. Munro.) Read in English by Pamela Nagami Titus Lucretius Carus (c. 99-55 BC), the author of "De Rerum Natura" or "On the Nature of Things," was a Roman poet and philosopher. The work, a didactic poem expounding the teachings of Epicurus, often rises to sublime and lyrical heights. Lucretius enjoins us to shun superstitious fears and religious rituals. The...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, empiricism, Epicurus, Lucretius, epicureanism, free will, democritus,...
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Apr 22, 2022 Sun Tzu
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Librivox recording of The Art of War by Sun Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles. Read by Moira Fogarty. "The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning...
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Apr 21, 2022 Dorothy L. Sayers
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LibriVox recording of Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers read by Kirsten Wever Whose Body? is the first of Dorothy Sayers’s famous Lord Peter Wimsey novels, introducing that nobleman, as well as his manservant and fellow-sleuth, Mervyn Bunter. Scotland Yard’s Inspector Charles Parker, who figures more or less prominently in later Wimsey novels, plays a central role in Whose Body? as well. As the book opens, a bashful Battersea architect has discovered a naked body in his bath, adorned with a...
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Apr 18, 2022 Anita Loos
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LibriVox recording of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes": the illuminating diary of a professional lady by Anita Loos. Read in English by Jenn Broda In this comic novel written by American author Anita Loos, we follow the adventures of the fictional character Lorelei Lee who is a young blonde flapper. This story takes place in the hedonistic Jazz Age and is written in the form of a diary from Lorelei's viewpoint as she shares stories of the men she entertains in New York City and Europe....
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Apr 17, 2022 John Stevens Cabot Abbott
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LibriVox recording of History of Henry the Fourth King of France and Navarre by John Stevens Cabot Abbott. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Henry IV, King of France and Navarre (1553-1610) was the first monarch of France from the House of Bourbon. He was raised in the Protestant faith, barely escaped death in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, and led the Protestant forces against the Catholic armies in the French Wars of Religion. Declaring that "Paris was well worth a mass," he...
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Apr 15, 2022 Charles Kingsley
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LibriVox recording of Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley. Did you ever wish you knew how to explain natural phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanoes to your children? Search no more, this book has all the answers (at least all the ones that were known in 1869) and gives them in a pedagogical way. Listed on the Ambleside homeschooling list. (Summary by Nadine) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Apr 15, 2022 Gustave Flaubert
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LibriVox recording of Salammbô by Gustave Flaubert. (Translator Unknown.) Read in English by Carolin. After completing the famous Mme Bovary , Flaubert put all his efforts into researching the Punic Wars and completed the lesser known Salammbô . In this volume, Flaubert describes in detail the Mercenary Revolt and the fight of the Mercenaries against the all-powerful Carthage, the theft of the magical Zaimph and the love and hate between the Carthaginian princess Salammbô and the fiercest...
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Apr 11, 2022 Henry James
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LibriVox recording of The Portrait of a Lady (solo version) by Henry James. Read in English by Elizabeth Klett The Portrait of a Lady is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly and Macmillan's Magazine in 1880–81 and then as a book in 1881. It is one of James's most popular long novels, and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who "affronts her destiny"...
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Apr 10, 2022 Rose Wilder Lane
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LibriVox recording of Peaks of Shala by Rose Wilder Lane. Read in English by Steven Seitel This book was published in 1923. From the author's own Introduction: "I would not have this book considered too seriously. It is not an attempt to untangle one thread in the Balkan snarl; it is not a study of primitive peoples; it is not a contribution to the world’s knowledge, and I hope no one will read it to improve the mind. It should be read as the adventures in it were lived, with a gayly...
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Apr 10, 2022 Marcus Tullius Cicero
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LibriVox recording of On the Ends of Good and Evil by Marcus Tullius Cicero. (Translated by Harris Rackham.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards On the Ends of Good and Evil (Latin: DE FINIBUS BONORUM ET MALORUM) discusses Skeptic, Epicurean, Stoic, Peripatetic and Academic views on the good life. Written by Marcus Tullius Cicero. Translated by Harris Rackham. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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Apr 3, 2022 John Cleland
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LibriVox recording of Fanny Hill, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland. Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1749) was the first widely-read English novel in the genre "Erotica." It was written by John Cleland as he was serving hard time at a debtor's prison in London. Over the centuries, the novel has been repeatedly banned by authorities, assuring its preeminent role in the history of the ongoing struggle against censorship of free expression. Until Fanny Hill ,...
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Mar 31, 2022 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (version 4) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of 12 short stories that were originally illustrated by Sidney Paget. These are the first set of short stories that were published and followed the publishing of his first 2 novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. - Summary by David Clarke For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Mar 27, 2022 Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall
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LibriVox recording of The Meaning of the Glorious Koran, translated by Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall. The Koran (Qur’an) is regarded by Muslims as the word of God (Allah) as revealed to the prophet Muhammad. It is divided into 114 chapters (surahs), arranged roughly by length. This version, The Meaning of the Glorious Koran , is a widely used English translation of the Koran by a Muslim Englishman. Many Muslims, however, including Pickthall, believe that true translations of the Koran from the...
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Mar 26, 2022 A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Winnie-the-Pooh (Version 3) by A. A. Milne. Read in English by John and Katie Greenman. Winnie-the-Pooh is a children’s book by English author A. A. Milne, illustrated by E. H. Shepard. Published in 1926, it is a collection of short stories about an anthropomorphic teddy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, and his friends Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga, and Roo. It is the first of two story collections by Milne about Winnie-the-Pooh, the second being The House...
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Mar 24, 2022 Lord Dunsany
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LibriVox recording of Tales of War by Lord Dunsany. Read in English by Ben Tucker. Lord Dunsany brings his lucid and magical prose to the subject of the harsh realities of war by providing a series of vignettes that are at times grim and grounded but also at times eerie and fantastical. Summary by Ben Tucker. 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....
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Mar 23, 2022 Soyen Shaku
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LibriVox recording of Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot by Soyen Shaku. (Translated by Daisetz Suzuki.) Read in English by Jendia; Mike Pelton; Jacki Horn; csheeler; William Gavula Look! it's the science of sitting, No! it's the science of meditating, No! it's Zen. If you wanted to know anything regarding Zen Buddhism and you did not have the opportunity then here is your chance to listen to the wisdom of a Zen Buddhist Abbot who toured the United States in 1905-6 and most of the sections in this...
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Mar 22, 2022 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published 1876) is a very well-known and popular story concerning American youth. Mark Twain's lively tale of the scrapes and adventures of boyhood is set in St. Petersburg, Missouri, where Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn have the kinds of adventures many boys can imagine: racing bugs during class, impressing girls, with fights and stunts in the schoolyard, getting...
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Mar 17, 2022 Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
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LibriVox recording of Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Read by BethAnne and TriciaG. While there are many books upon the subject of sea life, there are few that can compare with Two Years Before the Mast . It is the story of a sailor's life from the forecastle, not a captain, nor a passenger, but a regular hand. The book was a great favorite with the jack tar of Dana's day, and two thousand copies are said to have been sold to Liverpool sailors in a single day. Even those...
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Mar 16, 2022 Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of The Book Of Jasher by Anonymous. (Translated by Moses Samuel.) Read in English by CJ Plog Jasher (The Sefer haYashar (first edition 1552) The Hebrew title may be translated Sefer haYashar - "Book of the Upright" - but it is known in English translation mostly as The Book of Jasher following English tradition. The book is named after the Book of Jasher referenced In Joshua 10:13; 2 Samuel 1:18; And 2 Timothy 3:8. Jasher is an historical text that covers the time...
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Mar 15, 2022 Dashiell Hammett
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LibriVox recording of Zigzags of Treachery and other stories by Dashiell Hammett. Read in English by Winston Tharp The death of a well known San Francisco doctor brings a charge of murder for his wife, but is it murder or suicide, and is she really his wife? The Continental Op is on the case in Dashiell Hammett’s “Zigzags of Treachery,” featured here along with two more novellas from the pages of Black Mask magazine, "The Girl with Silver Eyes" and “The Golden Horseshoe.” -...
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Mar 13, 2022 William Clark Russell
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LibriVox recording of The Wreck of the Corsaire by William Clark Russell. Read in English by Steven Seitel This book was published in 1897. When cabin passenger Mr. Catesby climbs into the rigging of the Ruby in search of cooler air, he is struck full in the face and chest by an errant seabird bearing a sealed tin box tied about its neck. What he finds in that box leads him to unexpected encounters with a wrecked ship, chests of gold, thirst, desperation, and some curiously courteous...
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Mar 12, 2022
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       The novel features her novelist detective  Ariadne Oliver  as a minor character, and reflects in tone the supernatural novels of  Dennis Wheatley  who was then at the height of his popularity. The  Pale Horse  is mentioned in Revelation 6:8, where it is ridden by Death.        A dying woman, Mrs Davis, gives her last confession to Father Gorman, a Catholic priest, but along with her confession she gives him a list of names and a terrible secret. Before he can take action,...
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Mar 12, 2022 John Bunyan
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LibriVox recording of The Pilgrim's Progress (version 2) by John Bunyan. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and originally published in February, 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. (Summary from Wikipedia) This 1890 edition published by the...
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Mar 10, 2022 Charles F. Horne; Rossiter Johnson; John Rudd
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LibriVox recording of The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5 by Charles F. Horne; Rossiter Johnson; John Rudd. Read in English by realisticspeakers; hearmeout7; Michael Channon; Colleen McMahon; R. Thompson; SKwanlada; Ryan Fahey; Kristine Bekere; Usha Ganesh; Bill Mosley; Slyma12; Florence; Ares Sancho; dawnlegion A comprehensive and readable account of the world's history, emphasizing the more important events, and presenting these as complete narratives in the master-words of the...
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Mar 10, 2022 H. Beam Piper
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Five short stories by classic science fiction writer H. Beam Piper. Recorded by Mark Nelson 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. Download M4B (20MB)
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Mar 8, 2022 Elbert Hubbard
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LibriVox recording of Little Journeys to the Homes of Good Men and Great, by Elbert Hubbard. Read in English by Mike Pelton; Lynne Thompson; Garth Burton; ToddHW; Luke Sartor; KHand; Denise Nordell; Erin Schellhase; TriciaG. Elbert Hubbard visits the homes of authors, politicians, poets, philosophers and other prestigious people. If they are still living he speaks with them about their work. If they are dead he reflects on how their surroundings may have influenced them. These short essays are...
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Mar 8, 2022 Xueqin Cao
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LibriVox recording of The Dream of the Red Chamber Book I by Xueqin Cao. (Translated by Henry Bencraft Joly.) Read in English by LIbrivox volunteers. The Dream of the Red Chamber (also known as The Story of the Stone ) is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of China, and considered the greatest of them all. Almost 40 main characters and some 500 minor characters tell the fortunes of the Chia family; the book details mainly the life of Chia Pao-yü, the heir apparent, who is described as very...
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Mar 5, 2022 Jewish Publication Society of America
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LibriVox recording of Torah (JPSA) 03: Leviticus by Jewish Publication Society of America. Read in English by Scarlet576 & Bethesda Lily The third book of the Pentateuch - Leviticus. Presented according to weekly parshah. Praised are You, Adonai, Our G-d, ruler of the Universe, who has made us holy with commandments and commanded us to engage in the study of Torah. (Traditional prayer). - Summary by Linette Geisel. Parshat descriptions provided by Wikipedia For further information,...
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Mar 3, 2022 Perceval Landon
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LibriVox recording of Two Supernatural Stories by Perceval Landon. Read in English by Newgatenovelist. Perceval Landon was a journalist and short story author, and in these two tales he explored the supernatural. In ‘Railhead’, a man receives an urgent message – from an out-of-service telegraph. In ‘Thurnley Abbey’, the titular abbey’s past might be less remote than its occupants believe. NB These stories were first published in 1908 and contain contemporary views on race and...
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Mar 2, 2022 Edmond Hamilton
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LibriVox recording of The City at World's End, by Edmond Hamilton. Read by Mark Nelson. A surprise nuclear war may cause the End of the World, but not the way anyone could have imagined. A classic science fiction tale from Galaxy Magazine. (Summary by Mark Nelson) 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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Mar 2, 2022 Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Rhyme? And Reason? by Lewis Carroll. Read in English by Anusha Iyer; Sanober H. Syed; jftocanada; NoelBadrian; Chase Capener; Royce Roeswood; Mary Escano; Diane Alailima; tovarisch; Peter Yearsley; Ian King; Caro Davy; Larry Wilson "I have had nor rhyme nor reason" is inscribed on the cover page of this book. These poems are then also some of the most phantastic poems published by Lewis Carroll, including such famous verses as Phantasmagoria and The Hunting of...
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Mar 1, 2022 A. A. Milne
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LibriVox recording of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Winnie the Pooh, the loveable little bear with a great big heart (and only a slightly less large appetite for honey), has fun and adventures in this book. All of the other residents of the 100 acre wood join in to help this happen. Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga and Roo and of course the every depressed Eeyore who manages to lose his tail somehow. But what more needs to be said except that it Christopher Robin...
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Feb 28, 2022 written by John D. Fitzgerald read by Morgan White
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Book 6 of The Great Brain series. Set in the small town of Adenville, Utah the stories are loosely based on Fitzgerald's childhood experiences. Tom Fitzgerald, alias The Great Brain, is back, struggling to stay reformed now that his friends have threatened to ostracize him if he pulls even one more swindle. But his brother J.D. knows Tom's reformation is too good to be true, and as a reformed Great Brain makes for a dull life, J.D. is not altogether unhappy--or blameless--when his brother's...
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Feb 28, 2022 Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Songs from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. Read in English by Evan Smith This is a compilation of the poems in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. As noted in the title, the poems are transformed into song, with sheet music included in the book. Music is by Lucy E. Broadwood. In addition to the text and sheet music, a digital version of the music in "midi" format is available from the Gutenberg site for the book....
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Feb 28, 2022 Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Version 7) by Lewis Carroll. Read in English by Craig Franklin Alice’s adventures in Wonderland is probably one of the most well known and popular children's novels in the English language. Written in 1865 by Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson, better known by his pen name ‘Lewis Carrol’. Lewis, a mathematician, poet, photographer and inventor, tells a surreal fantasy tale, of Alice, who visits a world of unnatural logic after following a...
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Feb 28, 2022 Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. Read by Eric Leach  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale is filled with allusions to Dodgson's friends. The tale plays with...
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Feb 28, 2022 Founding Fathers
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Librivox recording of The Constitution of the United States of America, 1787 Reading by Kristen McQuillin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org Download M4B (13MB)
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Feb 25, 2022 Bram Stoker
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LibriVox recording of Dracula (version 4) by Bram Stoker. Read in English by Corrinne LePage Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. It introduced Count Dracula, and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and a woman led by Professor Abraham Van...
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Feb 24, 2022 Philip K. Dick
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LibriVox recording of Second Variety , by Philip K. Dick. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). Early victories by the USSR in a global nuclear war cause the United Nations government to retreat to the moon leaving behind troops and fierce autonomous robots called “Claws”, which reproduce and redesign themselves in unmanned subterranean factories. After six bloody years of conflict the Soviets call for an urgent conference and UN Major Joseph Hendricks sets out to meet them. Along the way he...
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Feb 24, 2022 Lester del Rey
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LibriVox recording of Badge of Infamy (version 2) by Lester del Rey. Read in English by Thomas Rose Set in the early 22nd century: Dr. Daniel Feldman, stripped of rank and status and named pariah for violating Medical Lobby rules, stows away on a spaceship and flees to Mars Colony. There, while essentially practicing medicine without a license, he stumbles upon a plague organism indigenous to Mars, that threatens the whole colony and potentially the human race. Performing research to identify a...
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Feb 22, 2022 Natalie Sumner Lincoln
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LibriVox recording of The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln. Read by J. M. Smallheer Nothing is what it seems to be as events unfold in this entertaining mystery by Natalie Sumner Lincoln. Red seals and red herrings abound and will keep you guessing all the way through the final chapter! (summary by J. M. Smallheer) 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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Feb 19, 2022 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of "Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope, read by LibriVox volunteers "Can You Forgive Her?" is the first in a series of six Trollope novels dealing broadly with 19th Century English political scene. It introduces the reader to Plantagenet and Glencora Palliser, as they court, marry, and as Plantagenet sets out on his political career, which is carried on in the foreground or background throughout the series. Each novel has a focus on other particular...
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Feb 16, 2022 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Mark F. Smith. Dr. Watson chronicles here some of the more interesting detective cases that he and his good friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, have encountered during their association. We see the cases unfold as he does, scratch our heads as does he while the evidence is collected, and then marvel at the impeccable observations, remarkable insight, and doggedness which Holmes displays as he teases apart the...
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Feb 14, 2022 Pauline Ashwell
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LibriVox recording of The Lost Kafoozalum by Pauline Ashwell. Read in English by Nigel Fisher "Lizzie" Lee and her best friend "B" have just finished their finals in Cultural Engineering at Russett College and are enjoying a well-earned break on a Pacific Island when they are kidnapped by their professor and dragged half-way across the galaxy in an attempt to avert a nuclear war on the backwater planet, Incognita. Accompanied by some of their classmates; their professor and...
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Feb 12, 2022 Joseph Smith, Jr.
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Mormon, translated by Joseph Smith, Jr. Read in English by Andrew White; Kalynda; mevans; Jacob Paul Starr; Tony Russell; hgal2010; Jared Hess; kjpeterson; David Stephenson; Kevin W. Davidson; Sarah LuAnn; Nicholas James Bridgewater; Liberty Stump The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible, used by Latter Day Saints. It is a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas. The book was written by ancient...
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Feb 11, 2022 Friedrich Nietzsche
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LibriVox recording of Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future by Friedrich Nietzsche. (Translated by Helen Zimmern.) Read in English by Cori Samuel By turns illuminating, infuriating, bewildering, and amusing, Nietzsche's masterwork covers a lot of ground. He rejects most strands of Western thought, especially on the subject of morality, and develops his own theme demanding that individuals embrace their own 'will to power' to give life intention and direction. First...
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Feb 10, 2022 J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Markenmore Mystery by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Richard Kilmer; Sharon Kilmer After seven years of silence, Guy Markenmore returns to his family home at Markenmore Court. Knowing his father Sir Anthony to be close to death, he is anxious to reassure his younger siblings that he will not make any claim to the family money even if he can't help inheriting the old man's title. Sir Anthony dies later that evening, but the question of the inheritance becomes...
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Feb 10, 2022 Marcus Aurelius
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LibriVox recording of The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius. (Translated by George Chrystal.) Read in English by realisticspeakers; George Allen; Gemma L Myers; Kuba Orłowski; yonesantana; AlextheYounger; DrPGould; pyfeman43; Linda Johnson The Meditations is divided into 12 books that chronicle different periods of Marcus' life. Each book is not in chronological order and it was written for no one but himself. The style of writing that permeates the text...
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Feb 10, 2022 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. Read by Brad Filippone A small group of people become embroiled in the tumultuous events of the French Revolution.  - Summary by Brad Filippone For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B 01-24...
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Feb 8, 2022 Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Karen Savage. Sara is brought to Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies by her father, Captain Crewe, because the climate in India doesn't agree with children. This is the story of her time at Miss Minchin's. (Summary by Karen Savage) 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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Feb 5, 2022 Frances Hodgson Burnett
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LibriVox recording of The Shuttle, by Frances Hodgson Burnett read by Tabithat Rosalie Vanderpoel, the daughter of an American multimillionaire marries an impoverished English baronet and goes to live in England. She all but loses contact with her family in America. Years later her younger sister Bettina, beautiful, intelligent and extremely rich, goes to England to find what has happened to her sister. She finds Rosalie shabby and dispirited, cowed by her husband's ill treatment. Bettina sets...
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Feb 4, 2022 Saint Augustine of Hippo
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Librivox public domain recording of Confessions , by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions. (Summary by Wikipedia) For more...
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